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TCU men's basketball receives notice of allegations from NCAA
“TCU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA enforcement staff specific to former assistant men’s basketball coach Corey Barker," TCU said in a statement obtained by 247Sports. "There were no other individuals involved or additional allegations against the university. Per NCAA rules, because this is a pending case, TCU is not permitted to comment further.”
Kansas dominates offensive end in blowout win over Iowa State
Only a few possessions into KU basketball’s 79-53 win over Iowa State, Azubuike received the ball in the post. The Cyclones doubled the big man, which left David McCormack wide open. Without hesitation, Azubuike threw a lob to McCormack and the fellow big man threw it down.
UPDATED: Marcus Garrett expected to make 'speedy recovery'
Despite leaving the game and heading to the locker room, Garrett would return to the floor with just under two minutes to play in the first half. He played 10 minutes in the second half, finishing the game with four points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals
Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike on narrowed Wooden Award watch list
KU basketball point guard Devon Dotson and senior big man Udoka Azubuike were announced as members of the Wooden Award's 25-person watch list as was released on Wednesday. The list was, per a release from KU, created by "a poll of national college basketball experts based on [the players'] performances during the first half of the 2019-20 season."
Hakeem Adeniji picked for 2020 NFL Draft combine
Hakeem Adeniji, who just wrapped up his senior season on the KU football team, will be heading to the 2020 iteration of the NFL Draft event, which officially goes by the name of the NFL Scouting Combine. Adeniji, who was also selected to the Senior Bowl, made 48 starts over his KU football career, meaning he started every game in his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
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Tar Heels looking to change the narrative after another loss
"People will say what they say about us," UNC senior Brandon Robinson said. "But we're going to come out and compete. It's not like we don't care and we're giving up. We're going to try to make a change."
Dest leaves Ajax's Qatar camp 'uncomfortable' amid U.S. tensions with Iran
Sergino Dest has flown home from Ajax's midseason training camp in Qatar, as he said he does not feel comfortable in the region amid political tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Heat vs. Pacers - Game Recap - January 8, 2020 - ESPN
"I mean, to me, I think it's tough for him because I can guard him, and he can't guard me," Butler said. "At the end of the day, that's what it comes down to. I think you just gotta watch your mouth in certain situations. Some s--- you just don't say as a man. He gotta see me the next time because I feel like what he said was truly disrespectful, and it's all good 'cause we see him again."
Jerry Jones believes Mike McCarthy can get Cowboys back to Super Bowl
The Cowboys are entering their third decade since their most recent Super Bowl victory. And in introducing Mike McCarthy as coach on Wednesday, it was clear Jones believes McCarthy will get his team back to a place it has not been since 1995.
Coach John Beilein apologizes to Cavs, says he meant to call his players 'slugs,' not 'thugs'
After stunning his players in a film session Wednesday with a verbal suggestion that they were no longer playing "like a bunch of thugs," Cleveland Cavaliers coach John Beilein later reached out to players individually to insist he instead meant to use the word "slugs."
Justin Bieber reveals Lyme disease diagnosis
The singer Justin Bieber revealed Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease in an Instagram post that called out people who have made comments about his appearance in recent months.
Australian fires: Over 1 billion animals feared dead, experts say
The World Wildlife Fund in Australia estimates that as many as 1.25 billion animals may have been killed directly or indirectly from fires that have scorched Australia.
Oasis Fans Are Going Crazy Over Liam Gallagher’s Reunion Announcement: “My Brother Is Begging Me!” – Metalhead Zone
I intend to retire as solo artist after album no3 as I have just had a call from my brother begging me to start oasis again in 2022. If you believe in life after love c’mon you know.”
Black students in New York compared to monkeys in class photo by teacher, lawyer says
The parents of four black students in New York are planning to file a $12 million lawsuit against a school district after a teacher wrote the caption "Monkey do" above an image of their children, and then showed it to the class during a slideshow.