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Notebook: Brawl Mauls Mauling of K-State

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Late block sparks brawl between Kansas, Kansas State
A massive brawl marred the end of Kansas' 81-60 win over rival Kansas State on Tuesday, with players from both teams throwing punches as the stunned crowd at Allen Fieldhouse looked on.

Everything Bill Self said Wednesday on Big 12 teleconference
“I have had the chance to review. We all have, the university has, everybody has reviewed all angles that you could possibly have — much more than what probably the general public has. There will be consequences as I stated. It is only 10 a.m. and we are still in the process of communicating with league office officials and everything else. Regardless of any of that, there will be consequences and there will be penalties. I’m not at liberty nor do I know at this particular moment what will be appropriate at this time because we are still in the process of discussing it

New angle of Kansas fight shows what escalated melee
The final seconds of Tuesday night's rivalry matchup pitting Kansas State and Kansas will be replayed throughout the season on what not to do in late-game situations when tempers flare and eventually boil over.

Bill Self: Christian Braun 'best player' in KU's win over KSU
KU basketball’s 81-60 win over Kansas State will forever be remembered for the brawl that ensued between the two teams toward the end of the game. But over the course of the game, a true freshman had quite the standout performance.

Media reacts to Kansas, Kansas State brawl
Chaos erupted during Tuesday night's showdown between Kansas and Kansas State in Lawrence. In the final seconds of the Jayhawks' 81-60 win over the rival Wildcats, a massive brawl broke out resulting in numerous players from both teams being ejected.

Jeff Long releases statement regarding brawl between KU, K-State
KU athletics director Jeff Long has responded to an altercation that ensued between KU basketball and K-State at the end of the Sunflower Showdown on Tuesday, an eventual 81-60 win for KU.

Dick Vitale: Silvio De Sousa shouldn't play again after brawl
Less than an hour after a brawl marred the end of Kansas’ victory over Kansas State, ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale said it should keep Kansas junior forward Silvio De Sousa from playing college basketball ever again. While calling the Duke-Miami game with Rece Davis, Vitale repeatedly used the word "criminal" to describe De Sousa's actions.

Bits o Chalk

Antonio Brown, trainer allegedly battered driver, police say
- Antonio Brown and his trainer allegedly battered the driver of a moving truck outside his residence, the Hollywood Police Department said Tuesday.

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame, and Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor Tuesday.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald buys share of Suns
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the Phoenix Suns, becoming the second active NFL player with an NBA ownership share.

MLB plans 'robot umps' to call balls, strikes during spring training games
Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball plans to use a computerized camera system to call balls and strikes in spring training games this year, expanding the sport's implementation of "robot umpires."

MLB has no plans to strip Astros, Red Sox of World Series titles, says commissioner Rob Manfred
In his first public interview since announcing historic penalties for the Astros last week, Manfred told Fox Business Network that MLB will honor the "long tradition in baseball of not trying to change what happened.

Eraser Dust

China coronavirus deaths rise to 17, heightening global alarm
Deaths from China’s new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally-traded wildlife.

Watching The Last Jedi After The Rise of Skywalker – /Film
Full disclosure: I hated The Last Jedi when it came out. I hated it last year. I hated it after I saw The Rise of Skywalker, which I loved. I won’t go in-depth into my reasoning now, but you can see my thoughts at the time here, here, and here if you want. After re-watching The Last Jedi in the wake of the context of The Rise of Skywalker and supplemental materials such as the Kylo Ren comic, some of my former opinions have changed.

The math of brewing a better espresso | Ars Technica
Skilled baristas know that achieving the perfect complex flavor profile for a delectable shot of espresso is as much art as science. Get it wrong, and the resulting espresso can taste too bitter or sourly acidic rather than being a perfect mix of each. Now, as outlined in a new paper in the journal Matter, an international team of scientists has devised a mathematical model for brewing the perfect cup, over and over, while minimizing waste.

Lucky's Market Missoula closure comes less than two years after enthusiastic opening
Lucky's announced Tuesday it was closing its stores in Missoula and Billings as part of a nationwide shutdown which sees the company shuttering dozens of stores in 10 states, following Kroger's decision to sell its stake in the natural chain.

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