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Notebook: KU Mauls OSU, Faces off against KSU

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You know he jumped off the Empire State Building this one time and he only sprained his ankle.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Kansas v Oklahoma State William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas needs an aggressive Malik Newman to be the best team possible, and yesterday, they got it.

Bill Self says he never expected to need James Sosinski this year, but he’s glad he has the option available.

The fact that Sosinski played shows the depths KU has to go to make up for its lack of depth.

Mitch Lightfoot is bringing back the art of taking a charge.

Something Lagerald Vick learned from Landen Lucas led to a wide-open Svi three that drew rare in-game praise from Bill Self.

When K-State’s Makol Mawein scores 10+ points this year, the Wildcats are undefeated.

Going back to 1985, no team with 8 losses has ever received a 1-seed. If KU loses in the Big 12 Tournament, they will have 8 losses, and likely don’t deserve a 1-seed even if they win it.

KU Baseball will host #20 St John’s at Hoglund Ballpark for a three-game set this weekend. All of the games can be seen on ESPN3.

Kansas softball opened the Jayhawk Invitational with a 4-3 win over UMKC.

In other news...

How does Middle Tennessee State’s upset loss in their conference tournament affect the bubble?

The Broncos have traded Aqib Talib to the LA Rams.

Mike Moustakas will return to the Royals this season for potentially much less than his $17.4M qualifying offer that he turned down following the 2017 season.

This long-form story about Ichiro Suzuki is... interesting. He’s quite an interesting character. I definitely recommend the read if you have the time.

The legend of Bo Jackson lives on at Royals spring training.