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WATCH: Omega Williams on standout schools, recent visits
2021 offensive lineman Omega Williams is up over a dozen offers so far, collecting recent scholarships from Oregon State and Kansas. He discusses those new offers and relationships with those programs, plus recent visits to West Virginia and Penn State. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Colonial Heights (VA) Life Christian Academy then goes into what he's got coming up this spring and what will be the biggest factors in his recruitment moving forward. Check the video out above.

Expect De Sousa, Enaruna to play if Big 12 tournament happens
"You know if you lace them up, you might as well win,” Self said. “At least that's the way that everybody looks at it, not just us. .... The kids are competitive. I get a kick out of [the idea] guys may not play as hard if you don't need it as much. Well if that's the case, you probably don't have the guys you wish you had.”

AP awards roundup: Udoka Azubuike wins Big 12 player of the year
Unsurprisingly, KU basketball big man Udoka Azubuike received the award for the top player in the conference. According to the AP's release, Azubuike received 10 votes while Devon Dotson received seven for the award. The two were also chosen to the the AP's All-Big 12 first team as unanimous selections.

Big 12 Tournament announces plan to deal with coronavirus
Conferences around the country are taking measures to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus as college basketball tournaments get set to start this week. On Tuesday, the Big 12 provided an update on how it will be dealing with the coronavirus in Kansas City this week.

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Report - Former Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski close to deal with WWE
Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is close to finalizing a deal with WWE, according to a report by FS1's WWE Backstage program.

Arsenal vs. Manchester City postponed after players exposed to Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis
Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Wednesday has been postponed after a number of the squad made "close contact" with Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis two weeks ago.

Reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to ban large gatherings in Seattle area, including sporting events
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday will announce a ban on gatherings and events of more than 250 people in virtually the entire Seattle metro area to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.

Tokyo Olympic president dismisses comments about delaying Games
The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Wednesday that he has received an apology from a board member who said the 2020 Games should be delayed a year to two because of the coronavirus.

Sources -- NBA mulls moving games due to coronavirus
As the NBA's board of governors prepares to confer with the commissioner's office Wednesday in a critical conference call on the coronavirus crisis, one scenario introduced into the league's conversation involves moving some games to NBA cities that have yet to suffer outbreaks, league sources told ESPN.

Nebraska adds 2 football players to undermanned basketball team for Big Ten tourney
The Cornhuskers have rounded out their roster by adding two football players -- quarterback Noah Vedral and offensive tackle Brant Banks -- for the conference tourney that begins Wednesday in Indianapolis, coach Fred Hoiberg said.

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Lakers, LeBron Get Another New Fan After Knicks Lifer Sells Fandom on eBay | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Now, thanks to a winning bid of $3,500 from James Riedel, a 23-year-old Orange County resident who runs a YouTube channel, Perlmutter will be rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Coronavirus updates: Washington ban, Michigan emergency, Coachella
Seattle was poised for a wide-ranging ban on public gatherings, Michigan was dealing with its first infections and the stock market roller coaster was poised for another plunge Wednesday as the new coronavirus raced virtually unimpeded across the globe.

Rutgers tells students to leave campus over coronavirus fears
Rutgers University has become the latest college to cancel classes due to spiraling coronavirus fears, officials said Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Trump pitches 0% payroll tax rate for the rest of 2020
President Donald Trump, in a meeting with Republican lawmakers Tuesday on Capitol Hill, pitched a 0% payroll tax rate for employers and employees that would last through the rest of this year, a White House official told CNBC.