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Best Hoops Recruits in Each Big 12 Class
With the turbulence introduced into basketball recruiting by transfer mania, we can be sure there will be further alteration to Big 12 rosters between now and tipoff in late November. However, at this point the vast majority of classes have been basically finalized and the prime recruits pulled into the fold. That being the case, now is an appropriate time to take a brief look at the presumably best member of each school’s class. We will only examine players who will be eligible to play this season. ranks Kansas as top 10 team
“The Jayhawks could have the most intimidating frontcourt in the country with Udoka Azubuike and Silvio De Sousa,” Katz wrote. “Getting Devon Dotson (Quentin Grimes is transferring) will allow KU to have the necessary experience on the perimeter. If this team stays healthy then they will be in the chase for a Final Four berth.”

KU target Jalen Wilson ready for Kansas visit |
“All the schools that are on me heavy are schools that need a wing,” The 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward recently said in an Instagram Live interview with Tipton Edits. “That’s what I’m really going off now, schools that are really in need of me.”

Kickoff times set for KU football's nonconference home dates |
Once the first weekend of the college football season arrives, eager University of Kansas football fans won’t have to sit around all Saturday waiting for the debut game of the Les Miles era.

Three KU football questions entering the summer: OLBs
For as good as the KU defense was in 2018 at getting takeaways, it really struggled to get home to opposing quarterbacks. Although KU led the Big 12 in takeaways (27), it finished ninth in sacks per game (1.75). From the 21 sacks KU recorded in 2018, only six were credited to edge rushers. Brian Lipscomb came up with three, Kyron Johnson recorded two and Azur Kamara recorded one.

Other Sports News

Spelling Bee ends in unprecedented 8-way tie
"Champion spellers, we are now in uncharted territory,'' bee pronouncer Jacques Bailly told them in announcing the decision to allow up to eight winners. "We do have plenty of words remaining on our list. But we will soon run out of words that will possibly challenge you, the most phenomenal collection of super spellers in the history of this competition."

Haney gets SiriusXM ban for LPGA comment
Swing coach Hank Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel after saying on his show Wednesday that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour.

D'Antoni breaks off contract talks with Rockets
"We could not come to terms on an extension," D'Antoni told reporters, according to the Houston Chronicle. "I have my contract still. I'm looking forward to the year and having a great season."

Drake, Dubs' Green exchange words after game
Ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver explained why the league had a discussion with rapper -- and Toronto Raptors superfan -- Drake about his conduct on the sideline during the Eastern Conference finals.

Siakam stars for Raptors with all-around effort
When the Raptors convened in Vancouver for training camp in September, Pascal Siakam wasn't assured of being the team's starting power forward. Fast-forward eight months, and he was not only starting, but starring for Toronto in the franchise's first NBA Finals game.

Other News

Lyme disease vaccine: the frustrating reason there isn’t one for humans - Vox
Lyme can be treated with antibiotics, and there are many ways to prevent tick bites. But there’s no vaccine available if you want extra protection against the disease — unless you’re a dog.

Kalispell man who drove into house killing teen says he's not guilty -
A Kalispell man who’s charged with killing a 15-year-old girl after driving drunk and crashing into her house says he’s not guilty.

Listen to the first preview of Liam Gallagher's new single 'Shockwave'
Liam Gallagher has given fans a preview of his new single ‘Shockwave’ – watch a recording which features the snippet of the song below.

Here's the Not So Humble Title of Liam Gallagher's New Solo Album
Today, Liam revealed his follow-up to 2017's As You Were be coming under the title of WHY ME? WHY NOT, which may or may not be in all caps.