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Jayhawks will have to seek out paint to get out of K-State with rare road win | Smithology |
Recent history says this Kansas basketball team won’t fare too well Tuesday night at Bramlage Coliseum, likely the most hostile venue into which the Jayhawks will venture all season.

4-star prep DE Steven Parker commits to KU football |
National Signing Day isn’t until Wednesday, but Monday very well could go down as the most important day for the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class.

Kansas hits the road to face K-State in key Big 12 game: ‘The stakes are high’
Just a freshman, Quentin Grimes has yet to experience a Kansas-Kansas State basketball game in Bramlage Coliseum.

Bill Self updates status of Marcus Garrett (ankle)
After injuring his ankle in a practice before the game against Texas Tech, Marcus Garrett is unlikely to return and play against Kansas State, KU coach Bill Self said on Monday.

Ten things Bruce Weber said at his Monday press conference
"His teams, Coach Self’s teams, take a lot of pride in toughness, they take a lot of pride in winning close games, making the right plays at the right time. That’s what we — we’ve still got to approach the game like they’re a special team. And they are. They’ve already beaten Tennessee, who is No. 1 in the country. They’ve beaten Marquette, who we didn’t beat. They just beat Texas Tech by a bunch and scored a bunch of points against one of the best defensive teams. They’re a good team. We have to have a great mindset. Our 15 guys in the locker room have to have great preparation, great focus and they’ve got to go out there and execute what we do well.”

KU football lands 4-star defensive end Steven Parker
"Today might have been the toughest day of my life," Parker wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account. "I have finally decided to further my Academic and Athletic career at the University of Kansas!"

DEVELOPING: Pesek-Hickson planning visit
“Because of the scholarship situation, Amauri right now is the odd man out (for 2019)," Shermaine Hickson stated to the Free Press. “(Harbaugh) wants a defensive lineman, I don’t think that’s a secret. So, instead of Amauri getting a scholarship for 2019, Michigan’s plan is to (for him to) go to prep school for a semester and then reclassify in 2020 and join Michigan for the class of 2020."

Other Sports News

LaVar Ball doesn't want Lonzo Ball to be in New Orleans
"We want to be in L.A.," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "But if he's traded, I don't want Lonzo in New Orleans. Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence."

Giannis Antetokounmpo reveals his All-Star draft strategy
Giannis Antetokounmpo peeled back the curtain on his All-Star Game draft strategy Monday night, beginning with his desire to pick Golden State guard Stephen Curry if the two-time league MVP is still on the board.

Magic Johnson, Lakers competing with Pelicans desire to wait on Anthony Davis
The New Orleans Pelicans are engaging with the Los Angeles Lakers in talks on a trade for All-NBA star Anthony Davis, but president Magic Johnson must overcome a significant desire within the Pelicans organization to let Thursday's deadline expire with Davis remaining on the roster, league sources told ESPN.

Coroner: Fan struck in head by foul ball during Dodgers game died of blunt force injury
A California woman died in August as a result of being hit in the head by a batted ball at Dodger Stadium, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report obtained by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and details her daughter revealed to OTL in December.

Lindsey Vonn crashes during super-G as career winds down
"Everyone was screaming as she crashed jumping through the gates,'' Austrian racer Nicole Schmidhofer said. "That's Lindsey. She (goes) 100 percent or nothing. That's why she has won so many races and why she's an Olympic champion.''

Kobe Bryant says James Harden's play amid streak not title friendly
"Well, I think he has to do what he has to do in order for his team to win," Bryant said in an interview with ESPN's The Jump. "And there's certain levels to it. So, there's the style of play in which he's using, which I'm not a fan of in terms of winning championships. I don't think that style's ever gonna win championships."

Super Bowl MVP and Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman might not be a Hall of Famer, but he is a star -- NFL 2018
Julian Edelman was choking up, on the verge of tears, and needed a second on Sunday to try to gather himself, to put what had just happened in perspective. He crouched down, in the center of a chaotic sea of gleeful celebration, and began playing with pieces of confetti at his feet. The moment seemed almost too big to process. The kid who used to cry in his father's arms at night, cursing his family genes because he was the shortest player on every team he played on, had somehow grown up to win the Most Valuable Player award in Super Bowl LIII.

Other News

New Medical Marijuana bill introduced in TN Senate
Republican Senator Janice Bowling of Tullahoma, filed the first legislation of the year Monday. It’s considered the most comprehensive form of medical marijuana legislation the state has seen. And every form of pot is on the table, from the seeds to what you smoke.

Car crashes into Kalispell fly shop -
A black Audi crashed into the Mystique Fly Shop on Main Street in Kalispell on Monday, Feb. 4 at approximately 12:50 p.m.

Google adds two impressive features to Android phones for people with hearing loss – BGR
Google is starting to roll out two new features for Android phones today that are meant to help the some 900 million people around the world who the World Health Organization says will be suffering from hearing loss by the year 2055. The features are actually two apps for Android called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, both of which do exactly what the names imply.