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Game day Breakdown: No. 13 KU basketball vs. No. 20 West Virginia |
In those 20 minutes, Azubuike tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and a block while making all five of his shot attempts and providing the kind of offensive presence that WVU big man Sagaba Konate simply could not handle.

Getting to know: West Virginia basketball | Call it a Nightengale |
The Mountaineers (19-7, 8-5 Big 12) sit in third place in the conference standings, two games behind leader Texas Tech. They picked up a 16-point home win over TCU earlier this week.

Tom Keegan: Jay Bilas wonders why college athletes can't have agents |
Part attorney, part NCAA watchdog, part basketball analyst, ESPN’s Jay Bilas is one of the better thinkers in our ever-expanding sports world.

Bill Self: Kansas far from reaching ceiling | Lunch Break |
“I don't know that we played to either one of them here in the last couple weeks,” Self said. “I mean, I would say right now, I should be probably happy with both of those. I think we have a chance to certainly solidify and maybe improve on at least our ranking. It would be hard to improve on a 2 seed. That's not going to happen. That's the best we could probably hope for. We have also opportunity to definitely slide based on who our opponents are coming up.”

Citta's homer, bullpen propel KU baseball to season-opening win |
It only took one at-bat for Brendt Citta to begin the Jayhawks’ baseball season—and his collegiate career at KU—with a bang on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Lindsey Vonn debuts at Pyeongchang Olympics, fails to medal in women's super-G
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LeBron James posts image on Instagram -- I am more than an athlete
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LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio Spurs 'OK' with being NBA All-Star Draft's last pick
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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan wins gold medal in men's singles figure skating at Pyeongchang Olympics
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Oregon State silent as Luke Heimlich is somehow allowed to return to the diamond -
At some point this weekend, Oregon State will begin its baseball season with an admitted child molester on the mound.

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Here’s why you don’t like new music any more
Every week, Spotify and Apple Music are flooded with a slew of new, zeitgeist-defining albums that are yours for the streaming. Why, then, after a few songs, do we tend to retreat back into the comforting arms of Tupac Shakur, Alanis Morissette, or Robert Smith? No, it’s not because nobody makes ’em like they used to; it’s because, as is the case with pretty much everything in life, we’re still beholden to the things that shaped us as teenagers.

Jerry Seinfeld is being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
The concept behind Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, is so simple that it’s perfectly summed up in its title: A bunch of funny people sip beverages with the prominent stand-up after a quick trip in an automobile to procure them. It’s hardly the kind of premise you imagine requiring much workshopping, but a new lawsuit questions its origins.