Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 1.9.2019

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Kansas tennis picked second in Big 12 preseason poll | KUsports.com
The Kansas women’s tennis team is predicted to finish second in the 2019 Big 12 Conference standings, the league announced Tuesday morning.

Schadler, Wallace, Lipscomb and Saunders to represent KU at Tropical Bowl | KUsports.com
A receiver and kickoff returner for the Jayhawks since 2015, when he transferred to KU from Wichita State, Ryan Schadler will be joined in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the Sunday college football showcase by three graduate transfers who finished their careers at KU in 2018: right guard Dwayne Wallace (Cal), linebacker Brian Lipscomb (Virginia Military Institute) and tight end Mavin Saunders (Florida State).

KU’s Self to lift redshirt of Agbaji: ‘He will play tomorrow and play moving forward’
Ochai Agbaji, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound freshman guard out of Oak Park High School, who started the 2018-19 season as a redshirt, will be immediately eligible to play in games starting Wednesday against TCU, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Tuesday on his Hawk Talk radio show.

KU’s McCormack ‘sorry’ Azubuike is out for season, ‘but now it’s time to step up’
“I was in a different drill, a little bit farther away. Once he said it was nagging him, bothering him (after getting it hit), I was there for emotional support, asking him if there was anything I could do to help,” said McCormack KU’s 6-foot-10, 265-pound power forward out of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy.

Ochai Agbaji to burn redshirt, play Bill Self announces
“We’re gonna play small a lot and we need depth. We need guys that can make some plays above the rim that you can’t really teach,” Self said in KU’s release. “As far as athletic ability, he’s the best athlete we have on our team, so we’re excited.”

‘He could really help us’: What KU players think of Ochai Agbaji
Monday’s Bill Self press conference produced a number of newsworthy tidbits, including the idea that KU basketball could in fact burn the redshirt of Ochai Agbaji after Udoka Azubuike was ruled out for the season with a torn ligament in his hand.

Bill Self: KU working toward resolution with Silvio De Sousa
Silvio De Sousa has yet to play a minute for the KU men’s basketball team in 2018-19 after it was announced shortly before the Jayhawks’ first exhibition game that he would be withheld pending a review of his eligibility by the NCAA.

10 things Bill Self said at his weekly press conference
“Could we be a team that maybe soft presses and does some things to create activity? Things like that, that maybe wouldn’t be in our best interest if you’re playing two bigs, stuff like that. So we’ve got some stuff to look at. I don’t think we need to change who we are but we do need to make some tweaks to allow us to have a different mindset, defensively, at least in some situations.”

Other Sports News

DeMarcus Cousins of Golden State Warriors to return ‘around’ Jan. 18, Steve Kerr confirms
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed that center DeMarcus Cousins’ season debut will happen “somewhere in the neighborhood” of the Jan. 18 game at the LA Clippers.

Nerlens Noel of Oklahoma City Thunder leaves on stretcher after hard fall
Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher midway through the third quarter Tuesday night after his head hit the floor on a hard fall.

Duke Blue Devils’ Zion Williamson does it all vs. Wake Forest
Zion Williamson missed a dunk against Wake Forest on Tuesday night, but he did just about everything else in another dominant Duke win.

Andrew Wiggins of Minnesota Timberwolves says he meant no disrespect with ‘gay’ remark
Hours after he called Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder “gay,” Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins sought to clarify his remark, saying early Wednesday morning that he wouldn’t use “any term to disrespect” the LGBT community.

Arizona Cardinals to hire Kliff Kingsbury
The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury to be their next head coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Other News

DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder – ABC News
The man accused of being California’s Golden State Killer has been cleared of involvement in the 1975 murder of a 14-year-old girl in the Central Valley, prosecutors said Tuesday.

What’s Worse Than Brexit? This. – POLITICO Magazine
It’s official: the delayed parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s initial Brexit deal with the European Union is now scheduled for Jan. 15. May has had a brutal couple of months, culminating in a no-confidence vote spurred from within her own Conservative Party last December, which put her in a weaker position than at any other time during her premiership. She even received the dreaded Kate McKinnon treatment on Saturday Night Live, showing just how deeply her predicament has penetrated the news zeitgeist.

Daily Inter Lake – Law Roundup, Bad hair day gets out of control
We’ve all had bad hair days, but one man was so steamed about a recent haircut that he returned to the scene of the coiffure crime and told an employee he was going to burn down the place, according to a report from Kalispell Police Department.

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