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Notebook: Kansas Faces WVU Today

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Kansas News

What Bill Self said about West Virginia, Big 12 race
The Jayhawks have already fallen to the Mountaineers once this year. At the time, West Virginia was 0-5 in Big 12 play. The game between the two teams was tied in Morgantown heading to the halftime break, but the Jayhawks actually led for a good chunk of the second half before giving the game away late.

KU’s four freshmen starters hope to continue winning ways vs. West Virginia
First-year sensation Ochai Agbaji, who had his redshirt lifted 11 games ago, and junior All-America candidate Dedric Lawson have joined 2018 McDonald’s All-Americans Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes and David McCormack to form a group that opened an 84-72 home victory over Oklahoma State on Feb. 9 and Monday’s 82-77 overtime win at TCU.

Three home runs lift Jayhawks to victory in season opener |
The Kansas baseball team used three home runs to propel its way to a 9-5 victory over USC Upstate Friday night at Cleveland Harley Baseball Park.

KU softball nets first win of 2019 season |
Kansas softball netted its first win of the season, spitting its two games on day one of the Diamond 9 Citrus Blossom Invitational. The Jayhawks (1-5) notched a 4-2 win over UMASS to begin the event. KU then dropped a 2-1 decision to Iowa in the nightcap.

New starting role doesn't mean David McCormack trying to play like 'superstar' | Smithology |
It wasn’t that the 6-foot-10 forward from prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy lacked potential. It was just that McCormack was joining what looked like a very crowded frontcourt, with 7-footer Udoka Azubuike, 6-9 forwards Dedric Lawson and Silvio De Sousa and 6-8 Mitch Lightfoot all possesing more experience than the freshman.

Making the call: Self opens up on Agbaji's redshirt decision
"If you stop and think about it, it was such a poor decision on my part to make that decision," the 16th-year KU coach said. "He went along with it with his family, thinking that he probably wouldn't have many opportunities to impact us on a gamely basis. [We chose to] go ahead and do that and not waste age 23 when you could have that instead of age 18."

Other Sports News

Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates Davidson win in student section
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry celebrated Davidson's 80-72 home victory over Saint Joseph's on Friday night by jumping into the student section at his alma mater as a sellout crowd screamed its approval.

LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers not favored to make the postseason at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Betting on LeBron James to make the postseason has been a wise (and profitable) move historically. Since missing the playoffs in his first two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, James' teams have made the postseason 13 consecutive times.

Matt Kuchar to apologize to caddie, pay him full $50,000
Matt Kuchar heard a few catcalls from spectators at the Genesis Open on Friday. He's seen the negativity on social media and in the golf world at large. And he decided to make amends.

Kyle Kuzma wins Rising Stars MVP, cites winning team bonus as motivation
- Kyle Kuzma was determined to make sure Team USA snapped its two-game losing streak in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Who says Rob Mendez can't be a head football coach?
How could someone born without arms or legs, who's never held a football, teach high school players how to throw, tackle or block? Rob Mendez is doing it as head coach of a California JV team.

Other News

Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick, Ex-Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse - The New York Times
Pope Francis has expelled Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, from the priesthood, after an expedited canonical process found him guilty of sexually abusing minors and adult seminarians over decades, the Vatican said on Saturday.

Bill Would Double the Volume of Spirits Montana Distilleries Can Serve to Patrons - Flathead Beacon
“For us personally, we have been making our spirits for almost 10 years. We started out in the woods west of Kalispell, but we wanted to bring this cool thing we were doing and the craft cocktails we were creating into the revived downtown community,” Jazper Torres said. “We feel good about that, but we’re paying so much for this space and we’re limited to being able to only serve two ounces. That’s a big thing for us.”

1 dead, 1 arrested after fatal shooting in northwest Montana | Crime & Courts |
KALISPELL — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in northwest Montana.

Payless ShoeSource is closing all of its 2,100 remaining U.S. stores - CBS News
Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and wind down its e-commerce operations.

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