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Balanced offensive attack leads KU women past Oklahoma |
The Kansas women’s basketball team claimed an 88-79 win over Oklahoma Wednesday night behind three 20-point scorers. Richardson, Kylee Kopatich and Christalah Lyons all hit the 20-point threshold, while Lott and Mariane De Carvalho each added 10 points, as well.

KU pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn voted to Preseason All-Big 12 Team |
The Big 12 Conference announced Wednesday morning that Kansas junior starting pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn was named to its Preseason All-Big 12 Team, which is voted on by the league's coaches

KU tennis earns highest ranking in over 20 years |
The University of Kansas women's tennis team moved up the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) poll to No. 11, the highest ranking for the Jayhawks since the team was ranked No. 7 in 1994.

Dedric Lawson willing, able to take on even more | Smithology |
Amid the Kansas basketball team’s ongoing search for consistency, particularly on the road, as sure a fix as exists lies within the capable mind and body of KU’s best player.

Shaka Smart on KU: 'They're still a work in progress'
“Like us and like a lot of teams, they’re still a work in progress," he said. "They have a lot of young guys that are still working their way into who they want to be. I really like who they have and, you know, what those guys do on the floor. But when you have a bunch of younger guys, and that’s been us the last couple years, it takes time for them to figure each other out."

Is KU’s streak of Big 12 titles in jeopardy? Iconic Las Vegas casino thinks so
However, at least one Las Vegas casino is now taking a prop bet about KU making it 15 straight Big 12 conference championships. Caesar’s Palace (not the place where Caesar actually lived, of course) shows the odds are better that the Jayhawks fall short.

KU still waiting for word on Silvio De Sousa: “It’s beyond frustration.”
“It’s beyond frustration,” KU coach Bill Self said Wednesday night on his weekly Hawk Talk radio show. “If we are frustrated, just think about how the kid is. He’s handled it beautifully. He comes in every day and asks what’s new. He comes in happy and leaves out sad it seems like every day because we don’t have any information to tell him.

Other Sports News

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft open to extension for Tom Brady
"Think about it: The last three years we've been privileged to go to the Super Bowl with a quarterback in place. I would be quite surprised if he didn't continue for quite a while as our quarterback," Kraft said at Super Bowl LIII after attending commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference.

Enes Kanter kisses Knicks logo after getting rare shot -- 'I just wanted to show my love'
"I just wanted to show my love," said Kanter, who hadn't played in the Knicks' previous four games. "Obviously, on the court and off the court I've been having a very rough time the last three weeks with Turkey issues and basketball issues. The support that they are showing just meant a lot to me. I wanted to give back a little kiss to them."

Anthony Davis removed from image of New Orleans Pelicans roster in hype video
The presence, or lack thereof, of Anthony Davis was unmistakable Wednesday as the New Orleans Pelicans lost 105-99 to the Denver Nuggets in the first home game for the team since Davis' trade request became public on Monday.

Oklahoma makes Lincoln Riley among top 10 highest-paid coaches
The University of Oklahoma regents made Lincoln Riley one of the top 10 highest-paid coaches in college football on Wednesday, bumping his 2019 salary to $6 million.

Other News

Coldest wind chills on record in Montana | Montana |
While the cold snap throughout the Midwestern portion of the county is making national news, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the coldest wind chills

Sinkhole That Opened up in Florida Was Actually Tunnel Leading to a Bank
Beneath the hole was a narrow tunnel stretching 50 years from a wooded area towards a branch of Chase Bank. The FBI is now probing the passageway, which contained a power cable, a generator, muddy boots and a small ladder, local station WPLG reported.

Polar vortex weather responsible for deaths in several states - The Washington Post
Millions across the Midwest experienced a freeze normally reserved for the Arctic Circle as temperatures dropped to nearly 50 degrees below zero Wednesday. The frightful cold, expected to bottom out with record lows Thursday morning, was blamed for several deaths across the region, and fears for the most vulnerable populations soared as night fell.