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Media praises Kansas after huge win over Texas Tech
Kansas had about 10 reasons to underperform Saturday. The Jayhawks struggle to score, and were facing the nation's No. 3 defense. Kansas was down not just Udoka Azubuike, as the Jayhawks have been for much of the season, but Marcus Garrett, who slid into the starting lineup when Azubuike went down. And then there was the NCAA's verdict on Silvio De Sousa, handed out less than 24 hours before tip off.

Recruiting: KU football lands kicker Joe O'Leary
On Saturday, Joe O'Leary, the kicker for St. Thomas Aquinas, made the decision to commit to KU as a preferred walk-on. O'Leary announced the news via Twitter, joining teammate Jayden Russell as St. Thomas Aquinas standouts' in the Jayhawks' class for 2019.

Devonte Graham's pregame message fuels KU to dominant performance over Texas Tech | KUsports.com
“Devonte’ told them, ‘We never passed up shots. I watched you guys, and guys pass them up all the time. I don’t care what coach says, shoot the ball,’” KU coach Bill Self said. “They listen to him more than they listen to me.”

KU is still fighting for ineligible forward Silvio De Sousa | KUsports.com
“It ain’t over,” Self said of the saga that had played out for months and finally came to a resolution on Friday.

Benton Smith: Silvio De Sousa ruling could galvanize Jayhawks | KUsports.com
It’s no coincidence that one of the Kansas basketball team’s most impressive victories of the season came on the heels of the Jayhawks learning the on-court fate of one of the program’s most popular players.

KU basketball needed a leader. It found one Saturday in an unexpected place
Dewanna King knew the phone call was coming earlier this week; their conversations always seemed to turn back to Kansas basketball.

Her son was a huge fan. His latest Instagram photo showed him posing in black shirt, smiling, with an effort made to show off a flashy gold-chain Jayhawk that rested just above his heart.

Kansas slams Texas Tech 79-63: ‘I think there was some pent-up frustration’
X-rays proved negative, but there was no way the starting combo guard would be able to play in Saturday’s home showdown between the No. 11-ranked Jayhawks and No. 16 Texas Tech.

KU ‘has a right to be furious.’ National reaction to De Sousa suspension from NCAA
Matt Norlander of CBS Sports wrote a column with the headline, “NCAA’s unfair 2-year suspension for Silvio De Sousa shows that players, not coaches or schools, are treated harshest.”

Ochai Agbaji throws down lob hard
Kansas’ Lagerald Vick was fouled on a dunk, which led to a brief scuffle and double technicals. On the next possession, Texas Tech was able to get a dunk on its own. And that’s when Ochai Agbaji happened.

Bill Self on fight for De Sousa: 'I believe that it ain’t over'
"If you knew that something was not right, are you ever going to accept it?" Self asked. "And so to me, no matter what happens, based on what was reported yesterday, you’re never going to stop fighting because it’s just not right.”

'This game was for them': KU rallies behind De Sousa, Garrett
It had been a tough 24-hours leading to No. 11 Kansas’ top 25 matchup with No. 16 Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse. First, the NCAA suspended sophomore Silvio De Sousa for the remainder of the season and the entirety of 2019-20. Then, during the final practice before the game, Marcus Garrett went down with an ankle injury that Dedric Lawson called, “a freak accident.”

Full transcript: Jeff Long's Q&A with media on Silvio De Sousa
On Saturday, Jeff Long delivered a statement on the recent NCAA ruling on Silvio De Sousa before KU basketball's game in Allen Fieldhouse. Following that statement, he took sessions from the media for a brief Q&A session.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr endorses Lakers fans' chants -- 'They should want Klay'
"They should want Klay," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the chants. "If I were sitting with them, I'd chant the same thing."

Pro Football Hall of Fame's 8-person class includes Ed Reed, Ty Law, Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez
Defense dominated the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2019, a day before two of the NFL's most high-powered offenses will face each other to decide Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

NFL awards roundup -- 2018 season
That became a reality Saturday night when Mahomes was named The Associated Press 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player. He received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, easily beating out Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who earned nine votes.

Kristaps Porzingis tells Knicks fans to 'stay woke'
Three days after he was traded from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks, All-Star big man Kristaps Porzingis suggested in an Instagram post that his ex-team's fans should "stay woke."

How Rams DT Aaron Donald became the NFL's most unstoppable force - Los Angeles Rams Blog- ESPN
Aaron Donald was uncommonly sentimental on the afternoon of Dec. 23. He had just broken the record for sacks by a defensive tackle, accumulating 19.5 with a game remaining, and so he found himself on the verge of tears as he rode the Los Angeles Rams' bus out of State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, that Sunday. There, Donald crafted long, heartfelt text messages for all of the people who helped mold him into what might now be the greatest, fiercest player in the NFL.

Box score for James Harden’s 56-point game doesn’t even look real - CBSSports.com
The Rockets guard put up a career-high 56 points while dishing out 13 assists in a 137-110 win over the Jazz in Houston, and he did it in one of the most impressive ways in NBA history.

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Brewing Academy at FVCC aims to create jobs for Montanans - KTVH.com
The popularity of breweries in the state created this program at FVCC. According to the Brewers Association, Montana ranks third in the nation for craft breweries per-legal-drinking-age-capita.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Avalanche victim describes life-threatening ordeal
When the mass of snow stopped moving, Mann discovered he was essentially buried standing up, with roughly two feet of loosely packed snow above him. Miraculously, he had an air pocket around his face and was able to breathe.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Whitefish lawmaker sponsors bill to extend brewery hours
House Bill 185 would give breweries permission to serve customers in their sample rooms from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. instead of the current hours of noon to 8 p.m. The bill will be presented to the House Business and Labor Committee at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5.