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Kansas News

Kwamie Lassiter II, numerous former KU football players celebrate life of standout Jayhawk | KUsports.com
A contingent of past and present members of the Kansas football program traveled to Richmond, Va., this past weekend to celebrate the life of Kwamie Lassiter.

Jayhawks fall out of AP top 10 for first time this season | KUsports.com
The Jayhawks dropped to No. 11 in the AP poll released on Monday, with the new top 25 reflecting KU’s Saturday loss at Kentucky.

Dedric Lawson once again earns Big 12 weekly honor | KUsports.com
In what’s becoming a bit of a Monday routine for Kansas forward Dedric Lawson, the redshirt junior picked up his seventh weekly award from the Big 12.

Texas native Garrett admired by members of Self family: ‘He makes winning plays’
“My mom has been around basketball her whole life. My sister has been around ball her whole life. I wouldn’t classify them as Hubie Brown or Mike Fratello analyzing the game, (but) they think he (Garrett) is the greatest thing ever,” Self, KU’s 16th-year coach, said of his mother, Margaret, and sister Shelly on Self’s Hawk Talk radio show

Texas prep: What two KU basketball players said after UK loss
Grimes had struggled in his last few games, and he was coming off the first scoreless outing of his college career against Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. Garrett had averaged 17 points over his last three contests and was playing the best basketball of his collegiate career.

Les Miles hires Rutgers DC as analyst, fills two other spots
Niemann was the first of the announced additions to the KU staff. Niemann spent the last three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Rutgers, and he has over 25 years of coaching experience, the KU athletics release of the news noted.

Associated Press releases Week 13 Top 25 poll
"Obviously their bigs played very well,” Kansas coach Bill Self said on Kentucky's victory. “Even Nick (Richards) didn’t play a lot, but he blocks five shots and totally impacted the game. Reid and PJ were the dominant players and certainly, it was two-against-one in there a lot. We’re playing 6-4 at the other spot. We actually did a pretty good job in the first half, I thought, of neutralizing them to an extent, even though Reid had a good first half. I think we just wore our guy out.”

Other Sports news

Nuggets vs. Grizzlies - Game Recap - January 28, 2019 - ESPN
Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets are off to the best start in franchise history.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to take time deciding playing future
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't ready to talk retirement just yet, but he did offer a timetable regarding a decision on his playing future.

BU CTE center says Tommy Nobis had most severe form of CTE
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis seemed to transition easily into his post-playing career, landing a job as the manager of the team's training camp hotel and rising through the franchise's front office to vice president.

Penny Hardaway says Memphis staff's NBA background creating 'jealousy' among other college coaches
"I'm getting used to this as a coach because it's a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country," Hardaway said Monday. "I do understand that because we are NBA players trying to come back, and we didn't have any experience as college coaches. So we didn't quote, unquote, 'Pay our dues.' So the coaches and their so-called boys that are in the media, they're going to always throw jabs at us."

Anthony Davis crisis will test Pelicans ownership
ON A SUNDAY afternoon at the Superdome in December 2014, Rita Benson LeBlanc, the granddaughter of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, reportedly accosted Benson's wife, Gayle.

Pelicans won't rush Anthony Davis deal unless overwhelmed
The New Orleans Pelicans plan to listen to offers on All-NBA center Anthony Davis but won't make a deal before next Thursday's NBA trade deadline unless they're offered an overwhelming package for the franchise's star, league sources told ESPN.

Other News

Polar Vortex Clobbers Midwest With Record-Breaking Cold | HuffPost
Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Horse injured, euthanized during skijoring event
The World Invitational Skijoring races ended early on Sunday after a horse was injured on the course and was euthanized.

Whitefish Approves 234-Unit Riverbank Residences - Flathead Beacon
The Whitefish City Council has approved a project to build 234 apartments at the former site of North Valley Hospital, which would include seven apartment buildings on 11.8 acres.

Lone Pine State Park offers year-round activities | Montana Untamed | mtstandard.com
Located near Kalispell, Lone Pine State Park provides incredible views of the Flathead Valley, as well as year-round and wide-ranging outdoor recreation activities.