The Daily Mauling: 12.8.2019

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Alternate headline: Kansas Buffaloes Buffaloes

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College football coach buyouts: The NCAA escape route? – Banner Society
Beaty was dismissed after 2018 by the Jayhawks with a 6-42 record over four seasons. That is, without argument, a bad run, even by Kansas standards. And you probably don’t care too much about a single chapter of the hefty bad Kansas football tome, but there’s a secret ending.

KU’s Isaiah Moss becoming impact player on defense, Self says
Isaiah Moss came to KU with the reputation of being a 3-point sharpshooter. Some in the program talked up his defensive prowess before the season, but it was still another thing for him to show it on one of the nation’s best teams with one of the nation’s top non-conference schedules.

ESPN analysts high on Kansas as title contender
“I tell you one thing: Kansas, I thought, found something in Maui, where they’re not going with those two big guys like they did in the first game of the Champions and let Duke double-team the post and Kansas turned it over 28 times,” Bilas said. “They looked really good in Maui. But they rely so much on [Udoka] Azubuike and [Devon] Dotson to score for them.”

KU basketball vs. Colorado: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU built an early 10-point lead by holding Colorado to 3-for-15 shooting from the field through 11 minutes and forcing the Buffaloes into five turnovers in that span. KU was unable to take full advantage of its defense early on, as the offense had some struggles scoring against Colorado’s zone. KU held a 12-point lead at halftime and extended it to as much as 23 in the second half.

Ochai Agbaji KU’s ‘top performer’ in win over Colorado
“Going into this game I had a different mindset,” Agbaji said. “Not really as in: ‘I don’t really care if my shot’s falling or not.’ Just defensively, that’s where I can get my energy from.”

Media praises Kansas for big win over Colorado
Colorado represented an interesting challenge as a highly experienced team that excelled on the glass and with its own interior defense, while also ranking among the nation’s best teams at forcing non-steal turnovers. And the Jayhawks did struggle with turnovers yet again, though some of that came after Kansas built a 23-point lead late in the game; Colorado ended the game on an 11-2 run.

Eraser Dust

Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question. – The New York Times
The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realized that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate. Zippi, as she was known, was clean, always neat. She wore a jacket and smelled good. They were introduced by a fellow inmate, at her request.

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