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Gatto, others in NCAA basketball scandal seek probation; they argue scheme was designed to help KU, other universities |
“Indeed, the government has never been able to show that Mr. Gatto sought to inflict pecuniary harm upon the universities,” Gatto’s attorneys wrote in his filing. “To the contrary, helping the Universities recruit successful basketball teams — which even the government's cooperating witnesses agree was the purpose of the alleged scheme — was understood by the scheme participants as one that could help the universities bring in tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue.”

Even without Lagerald Vick, Jayhawks capable of producing from 3-point range | Smithology |
“We will shoot more 3’s if Dedric plays away from the basket,” Self said, “because that’s another guy that can shoot a 3 away from the basket. We’ve shot more. But I do believe that Dedric has contributed to that, because he’s probably shooting four or five a game himself, where he was probably averaging one a game before that. That could be it.”

Hurt named to Nike Hoop Summit roster | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott |
2019 Forward Matthew Hurt will be one of the twelve players representing Team USA on April 12th in the 22nd annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, OR.

Self, Jayhawks upbeat after winning two in a row: ‘We’ve been better at everything’
“In the last week we’ve been better at everything,” KU coach Bill Self said Thursday at his weekly news conference in Allen Fieldhouse. “I thought it was the best (locker room of season following 82-77 OT victory over Horned Frogs). None of those locker rooms (in nonconference season when KU went 11-2) were as good as what it was the other day.

How a Bill Self adjustment is helping his team’s best player
The reaction came quickly, with Kansas coach Bill Self chucking his halftime paper box score under his chair in frustration.

A look at the adjustment that opened up KU basketball's offense
At the start the season, Self planned on running a two-big lineup with Udoka Azubuike and Dedric Lawson manning the paint. But then Azubuike sprained his ankle against Wofford and Self’s hand was forced. KU went back to a four-guard lineup for Azubuike’s four-game absence.

10 quotes from Bill Self's weekly media session
More than halfway into Big 12 action, KU sits at 19-6 on the year and at 8-4 against Big 12 opponents. The Jayhawks have three wins against's top-10 ranked squads in Michigan State (No. 4), Tennessee (No. 5) and Texas Tech (No. 10), plus a handful of victories over teams ranked in the top 45 in Marquette, Wofford, Villanova, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Baylor and Iowa State.

The latest on Marcus Garrett (ankle) from KU coach Bill Self
Coach Bill Self addressed Garrett's status at his weekly press conference on Thursday. He indicated that it would be unlikely for Garrett to make his return on Saturday when the Jayhawks face off against West Virginia.

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Clemson's Dabo Swinney thinks Duke's Zion Williamson could even play QB
But Clemson's Dabo Swinney believes he could use the 6-foot-7, 292-pound Duke star right now. In a conversation with Mike Krzyzewski on the latter's radio show on Thursday, the football coach who led his team to a national title last month said he'd put Williamson "wherever" he wanted to play on his team.

Adam Silver hasn't 'given any thought' to inquiries by NFL owners
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he hasn't "given any thought" to inquiries by NFL owners about his willingness to switch leagues and become commissioner of the NFL.

Lakers' LeBron James lauds overall game of Duke's Zion Williamson
With the NBA descending upon Charlotte, North Carolina, for this weekend's All-Star Game, a topic of conversation among the league's elite will be Zion Williamson, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft, who is playing his college basketball about 140 miles away at Duke.

Pels' Anthony Davis has bruised shoulder; status for ASG in air
An MRI on Pelicans star Anthony Davis' left shoulder Thursday night revealed a muscle contusion but "nothing too bad," a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

The comparison between LeBron James and Michael Jordan, in their own words
As LeBron James prepares for an All-Star Game in Michael Jordan's city, we look back at what the two have said about each other since they first met back in 2001

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2 American women detained after speaking Spanish in Montana file suit
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on behalf of two American women who were detained after speaking Spanish at a convenience store in Montana.

What Amazon got wrong about New York City - The Verge
For an anxious public, then, a promise of 25,000 new jobs sounds much different in 2019 than it would have in 2009. If you’re among the sea of hotel and restaurant workers that Porter describes, you know you’re likely never going to be qualified for one of the jobs that Amazon is creating in your backyard. Even if the company belatedly promised a job retraining programs for workers with fewer skills.

Jordan Peele sheds light on the infuriating injustice of the Lorena Bobbitt story
four-part docuseries reinvestigating the 1993 case of Lorena Bobbitt, who—after enduring years of rape, assault, and domestic abuse at the hands of her husband—cut off his penis. At the time, rather than evaluating the case’s implications about domestic and sexual assault, the male-dominated press opted to instead sensationalize the story, making Lorena the butt of a national joke. The series reexamines the case, calling attention to what we should have taken away from it when it happened. Katie Rife will offer her thoughts.

Moon Rush: NASA Wants Commercial Lunar Delivery Services to Start This Year | Space
In November, the agency tagged nine American companies as eligible to bid on delivering robotic NASA payloads to the moon, via Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts. Thursday (Feb. 14), NASA officials announced that the first "task order" for such a delivery will likely come out in a month or so — and that flight is expected to follow in relatively short order.

What Will Happen to the Opportunity Rover's Dead Body on Mars?
But, by and large, I think it'll look pretty much as we left it," when and if astronauts ever do come across its resting place, Moersch told Live Science. It'll probably be pretty dusty, though, he added.