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Kansas News

Lawson named to midseason Oscar Robertson Trophy list - University of Kansas Athletics
Kansas redshirt junior Dedric Lawson has been named one of 20 student-athletes to the midseason Oscar Robertson Trophy list the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced Friday.

Self pleased with Mitch Lightfoot's energy off the bench
The wound still relatively fresh from a recent team practice, Lightfoot said, he downplayed his "battle scars" when he was asked about them by a media member.

Les Miles: KU played 'catch-up' in recruiting once he took over |
On the day Les Miles was introduced as the Kansas football program’s next head coach, back on Nov. 18, Miles said hiring coordinators and position coaches would be a key step in the recruiting process, because those new staff members would be able to lay out their plans and deliver their pitches to prospects.

Mitch Lightfoot hopes for happy Arizona homecoming vs. Sun Devils on Saturday night
“I couldn’t even tell you. Hopefully upwards of 25 to 30 (people). There will be a lot there. There will be a lot of friends and family there,” Lightfoot, Kansas’ 6-foot-8, 225-pound junior forward said of his own personal cheering section expected at Saturday’s KU-Arizona State game.

Preview: What Bill Self thinks of Arizona State, Bobby Hurley
"They're different because last year they had those three little cats that could just go make plays and this year they are a lot bigger," KU coach Bill Self said at his weekly press conference. "They are obviously talented and athletic, probably more athletic than last year. We had such a hard time guarding the ball last year against them with their quickness and now we're bigger and maybe not quite as quick and certainly they're bigger. It will be two totally different teams playing against each other compared to what it was like last year."

10 things Bill Self said at his weekly press conference
Each week, KU coach Bill Self meets with the media for about 15-20 minutes to discuss the upcoming game, the team and whatever else happens to be on his mind. This week there were a number of areas discussed, including the breakout performance from David McCormack, the team's defense and the upcoming challenge against Arizona State.

Other News

Oakland Raiders show 'interest' in playing in San Francisco's AT&T Park in 2019
While the San Francisco Giants acknowledged Friday that the Oakland Raiders have expressed "initial interest" in playing their home games at the Giants' waterfront ballpark next fall, Raiders owner Mark Davis reiterated that "all options are open" for a one-year home for his team.

John Harbaugh to remain Baltimore Ravens coach next season
John Harbaugh will remain the coach of the Baltimore Ravens for the 2019 season and possibly beyond, a strong vote of confidence the night before Saturday's pivotal game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers defends his Anthony Davis comments
"Ask me if I'd like to play with Jimmy Butler," James said. "Say it right now. Ask me about Kyrie Irving, Giannis [Antetokounmpo]. Ask me about [Joel] Embiid, Ben Simmons. Go ahead, all of them. Luka Doncic. Ask me right now.

Boston Celtics hold 'much-needed' team meeting after another loss
The Boston Celtics kept the locker room closed for 36 minutes following Friday night's 120-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden, holding a team meeting to clear the air after losing a third straight game.

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers says NFL owners have slave mentality
"In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality," James said during the episode. "And it's like, 'This is my team. You do what the f--- I tell y'all to do. Or we get rid of y'all.'

Other News

Government shutdown 2018: Government partially shut down at midnight amid border wall fight - live updates - CBS News
The government partially shut down at midnight after the House and Senate failed to pass a spending bill. President Trump had insisted he would not sign any spending bill that did not include $5 billion for the border wall.

Pearl Jam Member Reveals Why Dave Grohl Is A 'Monster' -
The fan asked, “Dave – Curious if you could compare/contrast your style to Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins? Dave’s drums are generally explosive and easy to recognize in the same way yours were with Pearl Jam. Listen to “My God is the Sun” by Queens of the Stone Age, for instance, you immediately know it’s a Dave Grohl song. Listening to Vs… it’s obviously Dave Abbruzzese. As a fan of all of the above, I’m naturally curious. (And no shade intended to Jon Theodore or Matt Cameron or any of the other Pearl Jam drummers, of course!)”

Man Who Raised Millions For Trump's Border Wall Has No Plan For What's Next | HuffPost
More than 180,000 people had donated a staggering $12 million as of Friday morning. Kolfage is still eons away from his $1 billion goal, and it’s unclear what will happen to the money. As USA Today noted, private citizens need congressional approval before they can donate money directly to the Department of Homeland Security.

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