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Kansas News

Ochai Agbaji, Dedric Lawson assess road woes, offense issues
The current squad has struggled to shoot the ball all season, though Lagerald Vick has hit on better than 45 percent of his 6.5 attempted 3s per game. Ochai Agbaji has also shot the ball fairly well since the decision was made to remove his redshirt, but he's done so on a limited sample in just seven games (7-for-18 3PT).

Post-game podcast: An in-depth look at Kansas' loss to Texas
Despite the addition of the energetic freshman, KU's offense never looked in rhythm and the Jayhawks struggled to score and move the ball. On the other side, Texas shot a high volume of 3s and made them at opportune times.

Les Miles and staff have a few days to complete 2019 recruiting class | KUsports.com
With less than a week to go until college football’s National Signing Day, the hours between now and Wednesday figure to be critical for the Kansas football program, as new head coach Les Miles and his staff complete their first recruiting class.

Pittsburg LB Jerek Butcher plans to join KU football | KUsports.com
As the Kansas football coaching staff geared up for the last weekend before National Signing Day, Les Miles and his assistants learned that one of their under-the-radar recruits plans to join the Jayhawks.

'Crazy' Big 12 race 'jumbled' at top as contenders try to dethrone Kansas | KUsports.com
But as perennial champion Kansas approaches the midway mark on the conference schedule, Bill Self’s Jayhawks find themselves in an unfamiliar position, with little elbow room existing between themselves and four other contenders to their throne.

Bill Self searching for answers: “We haven’t played well this last couple of weeks.”
Kansas has dropped four of eight games since Udoka Azubuike suffered a season-ending hand injury the day before the Jan. 5 KU-Iowa State game in Ames.

In-state linebacker headed to KU football as PWO
"First off I would like to thank the Lord for everything He has done for me and putting me in the position I am in today," Butcher wrote in a message posted to Twitter. "Next, I would like to thank my family and the community of Pittsburg for supporting me ever since I became a DRAGON. Finally, thank you to the people who trained me and coached me these [past] years[. You] made the player I am now."

CONFERENCE CALL: Week Five
After taking a weekend off to play in the Big 12/SEC Challenge — which the Big 12 was victorious in, 6-4 — teams are getting back into conference play as we near the midway point of the Big 12 season. And things have far from solidified themselves.

Other Sports News

Nikola Jokic, Ben Simmons highlight first-time All-Star selections
The NBA announced the 14 reserves for the 2019 All-Star Game on Thursday, with Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic and Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks making their first appearances.

Los Angeles Lakers get LeBron James back for Thursday game against LA Clippers
About an hour before LeBron James made his long-awaited return, the Los Angeles Lakers star had a quick story to share with his locker room neighbor Rajon Rondo.

Panthers' Julius Peppers announces his retirement
"Only time can reveal what's next, but my time here is up. No regrets, no looking back and nothing left to give," Peppers said in a video message posted by the team.

New York Knicks president says Kristaps Porzingis' lack of buy-in contributed to trade
"We feel like we did the right thing," Mills said in a conference call Thursday night. "When you try to think about how you want to build your team for the long term, you don't want to commit a max [contract] to a player who clearly says to you he doesn't want to be here. That would be a disservice for our organization and disservice to our fans."

Dallas Mavericks agree to trade with New York Knicks for Kristaps Porzingis
The Dallas Mavericks have acquired All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis and three other players from the New York Knicks in exchange for a package that includes point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round picks.

Other News

New Festival Near Whitefish Announces All-Star Lineup - Flathead Beacon
Under The Big Sky festival will take place July 13 and 14 at the Big Mountain Ranch, a mile east of Whitefish. Performances will include Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Cody Jinks, Jenny Lewis, Elle King, Ryan Bingham, Lucius, Whitey Morgan, Shooter Jennings, Jamestown Revival, Nikki Lane and many more, including popular local acts.

Nick Saban Wins Again in Baton Rouge—Over the IRS - WSJ
Alabama football coach Nick Saban racked up a win this month after all, prevailing over the Internal Revenue Service in court.

NASA warning as 'world’s most dangerous glacier' to COLLAPSE after HUGE cavity found | Science | News | Express.co.uk
And in calamitous news for low-lying counties, NASA researchers have revealed the presence of a previously-unknown yawning cavity at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier.