February 24: News Headlines Digest
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Four-year-old Tarik Black was sure he could make it across the street, running behind his friends as they tried to beat a streetlight near an Atlanta park.
He never made it. A car struck Tarik from behind, the force knocking his shoes off and launching him into the air and onto a nearby patch of grass.
A few weeks ago, when asked about the Big 12 race, the Kansas coach predicted it was going to come down to the last week.
Barring something unforeseen, that’s not going to happen, as his team has been too good to make that prediction to come true.
###**Brennan: **Planning for Success: The KU Offense ###
By now, a handful of the notions advanced in November and December about the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks look hilariously quaint. No, this isn’t the season Kansas will finally relinquish its stranglehold on the Big 12 regular-season title; the Jayhawks are 12-2 with a three-game lead on Iowa State, Oklahoma and Texas with just four games left to play. Yes, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid are really, really good. No, the Kansas offense isn’t too stagnant to be relied upon.
###**DeCourcy: ** Kansas one win from extending its Big 12 dynasty###
There are many reasons to love Kansas fans, but one of the best became apparent when I attended a charity event coach Bill Self had arranged for his foundation at which several college basketball voices were gathered to discuss the state of the game.
Along with Self, the speakers were Fran Fraschilla and Jay Bilas of ESPN and Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star. And, yeah, me too. Somewhere in the course of the evening — I apologize if you’ve heard me tell this story before — I had the occasion to ask the 500 fans in attendance if the Jayhawks’ streak of consecutive conference championships had great meaning to them.
###**Bedore: **Jayhawks aim to clinch 10th straight Big 12 title tonight###
Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe remembers the excitement and enthusiasm, the utter frenzy in Allen Fieldhouse the last time the Jayhawks wrapped up at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season basketball championship at home.
QUICK PREVIEW It’s second place versus first place Monday when Oklahoma (20-7, 9-5) travels north to take on Big 12 leader Kansas (21-6, 12-2) at 8 p.m. CT inside Allen Fieldhouse. The Sooners, who have won three of their last four and are tied with Iowa State and Texas for second place in the league, are coming off a convincing 86-73 home win over Kansas State on Saturday (led by 27). The Jayhawks, winners of three straight, improved to 13-1 at home with their 85-54 victory over Texas on Saturday.
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@bskeet As always, thank you for populating the news stories for us man. Great work. Can you start adding a “bump” message when you add news, just so I and everyone else has a place to give you favourite points? You deserve some credit for carriyng the torch and I havent gotten you set up with the scripts yet for seeding the news posts.
Thanks for what you do!
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@approxinfinity No problem! My pleasure to make the updates and thanks for the kind call out!
Crimsonorblue22 last edited by Crimsonorblue22
Great read about Tarik, have nothing but respect for this new Jhawk! Love to have more stories like this about other Jhawks and their families.
Here’s a couple new stories.
@bskeet Thanks for posting the story on Tarik, what a wonderful story.
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Live blog is up for those interested …
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@dylans Thanks dylans, good work man, and thanks for also posting a bump.
@approxinfinity Thanks, I do what time allows.