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Notebook: Oklahoma Mauls Kansas; Fans React to Dismantling of the Streak

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How has your life changed since the streak started?

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas News

Jayhawks back to Texas for neutral site bout with Northern Illinois - University of Kansas Athletics
The Kansas baseball team travels back to Texas for a three-game series against Northern Illinois March 1 & 3 at AirHogs Stadium in Grand Prairie.

Kansas' regular-season title streak ends at 14
Kansas' run of 14 consecutive Big 12 regular-season championships ended Tuesday night, as the Jayhawks' 81-68 loss at Oklahoma mathematically eliminated them from the title race.

Benton Smith: Inexperience catches up with Jayhawks as Big 12 title streak perishes | KUsports.com
The long-shot — probably a not-so-realistic chance if we’re being honest — hopes of the Kansas men’s basketball program extending its absurd run of Big 12 dominance died Tuesday night at Lloyd Noble Center.

The streak is dead; the season lives on
A buzzer-beating jumper rimming out at Cameron Indoor Stadium may sting for Wake Forest coach Danny Manning, but his immortal legend that resides in Lawrence provided Bill Self with an important message.

How KU basketball's historic Big 12 streak came to an end
Bill Self walked down the sideline. Lon Kruger met him, closer to the KU bench than the OU one, as it were. There were no grandiose gestures. Kruger and Self shook hands with only a brief word and continued down the line. Self began his walk back to the locker room, stopping to chat up an Oklahoma supporter with a warm smile.

Once again Virginia Tech opens camp with a QB competition
Virginia Tech fans may not recognize it, but Justin Fuente is set for another quarterback competition, something that has become a norm in Blacksburg since he arrived on campus following the 2015 season.

KU basketball at Oklahoma: Quick recap and instant analysis
Kansas’ 14-year streak of conference dominance ended Tuesday night with an 81-68 loss to Oklahoma. The Big 12 crown will go to either, or both, Kansas State or Texas Tech based on how Saturday’s slate of games turns out. KU could not overcome its struggles on the road and finished with a 3-6 record on the road in conference play.

KU fans react to the end of Jayhawks’ Big 12 title streak | The Kansas City Star
Kansas’ incredible streak of Big 12 championships came to an end with Tuesday night’s loss to Oklahoma. There will be no 15th straight conference title.

Other Sports news

Warriors draft first woman into NBA 2K league
She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night. Someone put a microphone in front of her and asked her how it felt. That's when she finally choked up.

Santa Anita suspends races after 21st horse dies
Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held this weekend, when two major races were scheduled: the San Felipe for 3-year-old Kentucky Derby hopefuls and the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses.

Weddle released by Ravens, doesn't plan to retire
Weddle, who turned 34 in January, reached the Pro Bowl six times, including all three seasons in Baltimore. Considered the quarterback of the NFL's top-ranked defense, he finished third on the team in tackles with 68.

Hayward, 'long plane ride' help Celtics out of funk
As the Boston Celtics have meandered their way through this season, vacillating between looking like an NBA Finals contender and a team destined for a first-round playoff exit, the biggest barometer for success on a nightly basis has been the play of forward Gordon Hayward.

Angels irked as Harper again lobbies for Trout
The new Phillies slugger has again lobbied for superstar Mike Trout to join the franchise in 2021, in a possible violation of Major League Baseball's tampering rule.

Other News

Justin Trudeau vowed to change politics. Now a scandal may doom him.
Treasury Board president Jane Philpott, who was in overall charge of government spending, expressed her unhappiness about the government's response to allegations that former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould was inappropriately pressured to avoid the criminal prosecution of a major engineering company. (Ed note - wait this is the type of scandal that dooms a presidency in Canada?)

Hate Groups And White Supremacists Spread Their Message With Flyers : NPR
The increase in flyers and other propaganda reflects a relatively new strategy for hate groups, the ADL says. Under intense scrutiny, white supremacists are reluctant to show their face in public, so they're relying more on leaflets and posters to spread hate without putting themselves at personal risk, it adds.

Massive Study Confirms That Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism
Now, a massive study of more than half a million children has confirmed what those in the medical community have been saying for two decades: vaccines don’t cause autism.