Notebook: Kansas Hopes to Avoid 3 Game Losing Streak

Three-game losing streaks very rare for Kansas basketball under Bill Self | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
But while those numbers sound somewhat astonishing, it’s worth pointing out that, in both of the instances when the two-game skid turned to three, Game No. 3 was on the road, which will be the case Saturday night, when the Jayhawks travel north to Lincoln, Nebraska, for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Cornhuskers.

Jayhawks on Steele’s All-Big 12 team | KUsports.com
Senior tight end Ben Johnson, junior defensive tackle Daniel Wise and junior linebacker Joe Dineen were selected for Steele’s second team. Junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., sophomore offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji, junior kicker Gabriel Rui and junior nickelback Bryce Torneden made the third team.

Wichita prep makes verbal commitment to KU | KUsports.com
“Happy to say I have accepted an offer from the University of Kansas! Thanks you to all my family, coaches and friends for all the support!” McNerney tweeted, without specifying whether he was offered a scholarship or preferred walk-on spot.

Hal Sandy, creator of KU’s ‘Happy Jayhawk,’ has died at 93
Harold “Hal” Sandy, creator of the current version of the Kansas Jayhawk known as the “Happy Jayhawk,” died on Dec. 9, the Kansas University Alumni Association has reported. He was 93.

Bill Self’s words ‘may have added to the intensity of practice’ Wednesday
“Technically the Kansas City game is a home game because it’s part of our season-ticket package. The last time we lost back-to-back home games was 28 years ago in 1989 (Roy Williams’ first season at KU),” Self told more than 100 Williams Fund members Wednesday night at a KU Roundball Club dinner at Lawrence’s Cider Gallery.

KU Jayhawks Q&A: Vick, starters, Beaty … and yes, Preston and De Sousa
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Larry Johnson is convinced he has CTE, fears he ‘could be Aaron Hernandez’ – CBSSports.com
Larry Johnson was the Chiefs’ 2003 first-round pick. He had back-to-back 1,700-yard rushing seasons in 2005 and ’06 — those were the only times he cracked 1,000 yards — but Kansas City released him midway through the 2009 campaign. By 2011, after stints in Cincinnati, Washington and Miami, Johnson was out of the league.

LiAngelo Ball says he wouldn’t have thanked Trump if UCLA didn’t make him – CBSSports.com
“[UCLA] wanted to hear that, and [Trump] tweeted about it before my speech, so I had to add him in right before I gave it,” LiAngelo said. “I wrote my original speech, and I had to put his part in there in the morning before I went.

Barkley calls out LaVar for being a bad father, ‘exploiting’ Lonzo, LiAngelo, LaMelo – CBSSports.com
On Wednesday Barkley turned his attention to another highly publicized figure, LaVar Ball. In case you’ve been living on a deserted island without electricity for the past year, LaVar is the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and recently-turned professional basketball players LiAngelo, 19, and LaMelo, 16.

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals select QB Baker Mayfield to replace Andy Dalton – CBSSports.com
Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson will be the most polarizing prospects in the 2018 draft class, and with an assortment of teams in need of a franchise signal-caller, it will be fascinating to watch how draft night unfolds regarding these two unconventional yet ridiculously productive quarterbacks.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George says ‘glad the circus is over with’ after returning to play Indiana Pacers
After coming up with a steal and hitting two free throws to ice the game in his first outing back in Indiana since being traded in June, Paul George walked off the floor Wednesday night and handed his shoes to the son of former teammate Monta Ellis.

Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul stays unbeaten in games played this season
The Rockets extended their winning streak to 11 games — a roll that started when Paul returned from a monthlong absence due to a knee injury — with a 108-96 victory Wednesday night over the Charlotte Hornets.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk

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