Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 12.7.2018

We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them

Kansas News

Joe Dineen once again a 2nd-team All-American according to SI | KUsports.com
For the second year in a row Sports Illustrated named University of Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen to its All-America second team.

How Kansas will cope with Udoka Azubuike’s injury
“It’s very tough seeing Udoka go down,” Kansas forward Dedric Lawson said. “He’s a big part of our team and hopefully we get him back as soon as possible. It definitely is going to change a lot of roles. Like tonight, we went small. I think it gave David McCormack a chance to guard and play more and give him opportunities. That’s something he’s been wishing for.”

Kobe Bryant says Duke, Kansas recruited him hardest out of HS
Had Bryant chosen Kansas, he would have joined what is considered by many to be one of the best KU teams of all-time. The 1996-97 Jayhawks had five players average double-figures in scoring, which were, in order, Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce, Jerod Haase, Scot Pollard and Jacque Vaughn. The team went 34-2 and 15-1 in Big 12 play under Williams

Dedric Lawson could be first Jayhawk to lead KU in PPG, RPG, APG
“I think it was expected,” Self said. “You know, he’s a guy that just has a way to put up numbers. You can look at him and say, ‘Ah, he didn’t play very good’, and he had 23, 14, and 5. He just has a way to put up numbers.”

Other Sports News

Ryan Reaves’ autographed photos of hit on Tom Wilson ‘destroyed’
Photographs signed by Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves that celebrated his hit that concussed Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson have been “destroyed,” according to the Knights.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey says UCF Knights should fix strength of schedule issue
Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey on Thursday said UCF should look “inward” to address the strength-of-schedule issues that have held back the Knights in the College Football Playoff rankings.

Rudy Gobert of Utah Jazz ejected less than 3 minutes into game
Two days after being fined for publicly criticizing officiating, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was ejected early in the first quarter Thursday.

Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray split honors at College Football Awards
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray split four college football year-end awards Thursday, setting up a showdown Saturday night when they contend for the Heisman Trophy.

Other News

Congress Punts Shutdown Fight Deep Into December : NPR
Congress voted to delay the threat of a partial government shutdown until Dec. 21 as lawmakers try to avoid political sniping in the midst of the public mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.

Daily Inter Lake – Law Roundup, Man doesn’t appreciate off-duty officer’s watchful eye
An off-duty border patrol agent was parked in a lot in Kalispell when he saw another person in a vehicle videotaping people. When the agent made eye contact with him, he stopped recording, rolled the window up and flipped off the officer before driving away.

Watch the Dramatic First Trailer for Avengers 4: Endgame
They may have lost many of their allies during Infinity War, but Cap, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and Hulk will have some familiar faces beside them in their plans to take down Thanos once and for all in Avengers: Endgame.

Ranking Superman’s Partner Lois Lane: TV, Film, and Radio
And that’s great—because you really can’t tell a good Superman story without, at some point, introducing Lois Lane. She’s crucial to Superman’s character. More crucial even than either set of parents or villains like Lex Luthor. She humanizes the character and allows him to have flaws and weaknesses and interesting feelings that are unrelated to Kryptonite.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk