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Media reacts to KUs blowout win over WVU
The Jayhawks took control early in the game and never let go, holding the Mountaineers to a season-low 16 first-half points to open up a 27-point halftime lead and cruising to a 78-53 win.

To avoid sanctions, KU basketball may need to convince NCAA Gassnola is not a booster | KUsports.com
William H. Brooks, an Alabama lawyer who has represented universities facing NCAA infractions, and Josephine Potuto, a University of Nebraska College of Law professor and former chair of the NCAA committee on infractions, both recently told the Journal-World that an individual — even one like Gassnola who was employed by KU's apparel partner Adidas — can be declared a booster.

Benton Smith: Jayhawks' defense trending upward in final weeks of regular season | KUsports.com
Unfailingly at his most crotchety after a one-sided defeat, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins was less than thrilled about discussing what had just transpired at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday during his postgame press conference.

Bill Self’s ‘Cats’ returned to Allen Fieldhouse. Why that was a big deal Saturday
“Frank had to go to the Bahamas, I guess,” Self said with a grin. “He needed a break in the action. But everybody else wanted a vacation in Lawrence.”

Former Jayhawk players flock to KU to watch 78-53 victory over Mountaineers
“It’s good to see those guys,” KU coach Bill Self said of a group of former Jayhawks that included Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Vaughn, plus Nick Collison, Scot Pollard, Wayne Simien, Alonzo Jamison, Kevin Young, Christian Moody, Conner Teahan, Jeff Hawkins, Tyrel Reed, Devonté Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman.

Bob Huggins praises KU basketball after blowout loss
"I think we played a very good team today,” Huggins said. “A very well prepared team today. A very talented, talented team.”

Kansas vs. West Virginia: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU basketball pulled within a half-game of the Big 12 race with a 78-53 blowout win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. The Jayhawks improved to 20-6 on the year and 9-4 against Big 12 competition.

Other Sports News

Kansas State forward Dean Wade 'tweaks' foot, limps off court
"He had some soreness in his foot all week. He didn't practice. He was in a boot," Weber said. "It's not the same injury as before. He tweaked it. ... We'll just have to see."

To avoid sanctions, KU basketball may need to convince NCAA Gassnola is not a booster | KUsports.com
William H. Brooks, an Alabama lawyer who has represented universities facing NCAA infractions, and Josephine Potuto, a University of Nebraska College of Law professor and former chair of the NCAA committee on infractions, both recently told the Journal-World that an individual — even one like Gassnola who was employed by KU's apparel partner Adidas — can be declared a booster.

Benton Smith: Jayhawks' defense trending upward in final weeks of regular season | KUsports.com
Unfailingly at his most crotchety after a one-sided defeat, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins was less than thrilled about discussing what had just transpired at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday during his postgame press conference.

Bill Self’s ‘Cats’ returned to Allen Fieldhouse. Why that was a big deal Saturday
“Frank had to go to the Bahamas, I guess,” Self said with a grin. “He needed a break in the action. But everybody else wanted a vacation in Lawrence.”

Former Jayhawk players flock to KU to watch 78-53 victory over Mountaineers
“It’s good to see those guys,” KU coach Bill Self said of a group of former Jayhawks that included Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Vaughn, plus Nick Collison, Scot Pollard, Wayne Simien, Alonzo Jamison, Kevin Young, Christian Moody, Conner Teahan, Jeff Hawkins, Tyrel Reed, Devonté Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman.

Bob Huggins praises KU basketball after blowout loss
"I think we played a very good team today,” Huggins said. “A very well prepared team today. A very talented, talented team.”

Kansas vs. West Virginia: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU basketball pulled within a half-game of the Big 12 race with a 78-53 blowout win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. The Jayhawks improved to 20-6 on the year and 9-4 against Big 12 competition.

Antonio Brown addresses trade request with fans on Twitter
The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro took Twitter questions from fans Saturday, and his answers revealed frustrations with the organization that have resulted in a formal trade request.

Tennessee vs. Kentucky - Game Recap - February 16, 2019 - ESPN
No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers.

Attorney for Colin Kaepernick sees Panthers, Patriots as potential landing spots for QB
The attorney for Colin Kaepernick said in an interview with CNN on Saturday night that the quarterback still "absolutely wants to play" in the NFL, and projected the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots as two of the best landing spots for him.

Nets' Joe Harris shocks Warriors' Stephen Curry for 3-point title
"Obviously it's incredible," Harris said. "Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. Again, shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don't want anybody to get it twisted at all. He's come in and won this thing [in 2015] and lost. He's participated a number of different times. So for me to come in my first time and to win obviously is quite a surreal experience."

NBA All-Star 2019 - The most important things from Adam Silver's state-of-the-NBA address
On Saturday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver held his annual state-of-the-league news conference. He spoke for about 40 minutes, said thousands of words and covered an array of topics.

Other News

University of Montana athletics operated in red last year, nearly depleted reserve funds | Local | missoulian.com
Athletics reported a loss of nearly $600,000 in day-to-day operations, according to an expense and revenue report submitted by Montana to the NCAA and obtained by the Missoulian. That forced UM to dip into its reserve funds, which are down to $21,000 from a high of $730,000 in 2015.

Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job - CNN
Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he'd been fired Friday, he started killing the people in the room, authorities said.

Washington state House committee passes bill to ban 'philosophical' vaccine exemptions
Washington state is embroiled in an ongoing battle over the fate of vaccine exemptions. As of Friday, a bill is one step closer to passing that would ban “a philosophical or personal objection” as a reason for a parent not to have a child receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination.

NASA Opportunity last message: What were the last words of Mars rover? | Science | News | Express.co.uk
“And when that day arrives, some portion of that first footprint will be owned by the men and women of Opportunity, and a little rover that defied the odds and did so much in the name of exploration."