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Analysts applaud Kansas' Big 12 title streak
“Come on. I mean, 14 consecutive Big 12 titles,” Williams said. “I know a lot of people are going to try to say, ‘Oh I told you so about Kansas.’ It’s not about that. The dominance that that group has had, that deserves to be praised. Bill Self’s record at home is 258-16. That is incredible. And the amount of turnover that we have, the coaches these days, coaches don’t win it one season, [people] talking about them being fired. He’s just done an incredible job and the sustained excellence that they have in that program, he deserves a standing ovation.”

KU’s Bill Self reflects on one of a kind Big 12 streak | The Kansas City Star
“The reality,” Self surmised after reflecting on the streak during the day, “is it’ll never happen again in a Power Five-type conference. Gonzaga (West Coast Conference) will always have a chance to run the table because they are so dominant in their respective league, but this will never happen again. Never is a long time, but it’ll never happen again.”

Media members wax poetic about Kansas' Big 12 streak
There will be plenty of time for analysis, from what went wrong on Tuesday night to what went wrong this season and kept Kansas from defending its well-worn crown. But there's a certain amount of nostalgia that came with Kansas' 14-year dominance of the Big 12, a yearly rite that you could set your watch to and that set new NCAA records in the process.

Jayhawks 'just scratched the surface' in 1st spring practice under Les Miles |
It was just some special teams review. A chance for offensive linemen to go over a formation and walk through their assignments. A minor yet necessary part of the first day of spring football practice.

Les Miles: No timetable for RB Pooka Williams' possible return |
While almost all of the 90-plus players listed on the Kansas football roster suited up Wednesday, sans shells and pads, for the first day of spring practice inside the program’s new indoor facility, running back Pooka Williams was nowhere to be seen.

How Les Miles hopes to rebuild KU football's culture
Les Miles is well aware his voice carries some weight around the Anderson Football Complex — perhaps even all the way out to Mass Street, as he's started to sample some of Lawrence's most popular eateries with his family.

Bill Self says likelihood of Lagerald Vick return decreasing
"He's not going to be back for the game Saturday," said Self, who did acknowledge he has "visited" with Vick.

Other Sports News

Boston's Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs
Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright was suspended 80 games on Wednesday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Rondo takes courtside seat, doesn't see 'big deal'
But when Rondo did it again Wednesday night before the end of a 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center, it created a stir. A photo of the Lakers' point guard seated four seats over from the Lakers' coaching staff and head athletic trainer went viral, and some on social media speculated about why he wasn't sitting with his team.

No time to celebrate as LeBron passes Michael again
"I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid," James said that night, relishing the record. "I shot fadeaways before I should have. I wore a leg sleeve on my leg and folded it down so you saw the red part. I wore black and red shoes with white socks. I wore short shorts so you could see my undershorts underneath. I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm getting there."

LeBron -- Passing MJ ranks up there with title wins
-- LeBron James said his first encounter with Michael Jordan was like meeting God. Now, he is a spot above him in the scoring heavens. James passed Jordan on Wednesday night to move into fourth place on the NBA's all-time points list.

Other News

Brazilian President Bolsonaro shocks with 'golden shower' tweet
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country’s massive annual street carnival.

Kalispell Woman Pleads Guilty to Promoting Prostitution - Flathead Beacon
According to charging documents, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation into prostitution in the Kalispell area in May 2018. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered a website advertising escort services. Law enforcement texted the number provided on the ad to set up an encounter.

Oregon city will have last Blockbuster store in world
The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it'll be the only one in the world.