Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 1.21.2019

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Kansas News

Big 12 knotted up between four teams
Combine all of that with a 72-59 victory by Iowa State over Oklahoma State and suddenly, there’s a four-way tie for first place in the Big 12. K-State, KU, Iowa State and Texas Tech are all 4-2 and are tied for the top spot in the Big 12.

Bill Self’s post-game comments after the loss to West Virginia
KU basketball fell to West Virginia on Saturday, 65-64, to fall to 4-2 in Big 12 play. The Jayhawks’ prior loss came on the road in Ames. In between that outing and the most recent one, the Jayhawks won three-straight contests, picking up their first road victory of the season in Waco.

Les Miles selling $1.5M mansion in Baton Rouge
According to The Advocate, Miles recently put his 4,375-square-foot mansion on the market for just under $1.5 million, a modern domain featuring four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a cabana courtyard.

Benton Smith: Rare Ochai Agbaji turnovers kept freshman on bench at WVU | KUsports.com
In Agabji’s first three appearances off KU’s bench, the 6-foot-5 guard from Kansas City, Mo., averaged 23.7 minutes, most of them productive, allowing him to enter Saturday’s game at West Virginia averaging 7.0 points and 3.7 rebounds, plus just more than one steal a game.

Jayhawks hope to limit turnovers during Big Monday battle vs. Iowa State
“You go on the road and have 24 turnovers, it’s not going to be pretty,” Self, KU’s 16th-year basketball coach, said matter-of-factly.

‘We know they kicked our [behind]’: KU seeking revenge vs. ISU
“I don’t want to talk about Iowa State,” Self candidly responded in his radio interview. “We know that they kicked our a— [behind] the first time we played them and we know that we’ve got to be a lot better Monday. It’s important that we get back, regroup and not let one become two, but right now this one stings quite a bit.”

Other Sports News

Time for NFL to expand replay: Why the league needs a new safety net – NFL Nation- ESPN
Referee Bill Vinovich’s crew missed an obvious pass interference call on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, a painful reminder that such calls are not reviewable under current NFL rules. That must change, and there is a chance it will happen this offseason. Remember, most NFL rule modifications are usually reactions to massive controversies.

Tom Brady exults, says New England Patriots overcame stacked odds
“The odds were stacked against us,” he said after engineering his 57th career game-winning drive to bring the Patriots back from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie. “It hasn’t been that way for us for a while. It certainly was this year. We started off so slow.”

Elina Svitolina beats Madison Keys to reach Australian Open quarterfinals
Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year’s Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals.

Drew Brees of New Orleans Saints sets sights on ‘making another run at it’
Drew Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, hopes to still be playing at age 41.

New England Patriots open as slight betting favorite over Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl
The New England Patriots will begin the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl as the favorites, but not by much.

Other News

Resurrecting the American Frontier – Flathead Beacon
As Stu Sorensen walks down the front porch of his living history museum, his fringe sways. There’s fringe down the sides of his buckskin pants, fringe on the chest of a Chippewa-Cree vest, which is also adorned with beautiful beadwork flowers and Russian blue trading beads. Underneath the vest: a bone-buttoned linen shirt, handmade by a friend to mimic a style popular in Montana in the mid 1880s. Sorensen also wears elk-hide moccasins, a beaver hat, a necklace strung with elk ivory and brass beads, and a full mustache.

Bill Would Change How Montana Liquor Licenses are Awarded – Flathead Beacon
The state used to hold lotteries for liquor licenses but during a special session in November 2017 called to fix a revenue shortage, lawmakers changed to a competitive bidding process. That way of distributing licenses was meant to increase money for the state’s coffers.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk