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Reed on trey: ‘It’s my job’

Junior excited big three key to Kansas’ narrow victory over Cornell

Tyrel Reed pumped his fist, pounded his chest and jumped high in the air after hitting perhaps the biggest shot of his three-year Kansas University basketball career. The Jayhawks’ junior combo guard was all fired up after accepting a pass from Sherron Collins and swishing a three-pointer to give KU a 61-60 lead with 3:55 left in Wednesday’s 71-66 home victory over gritty Cornell.

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Report: Four suspended Tennessee players will miss Sunday's game against KU

Four Tennessee basketball players — Tyler Smith, Melvin Goins, Cameron Tatum and Brian Williams — will not play in Sunday's game against Kansas, according to GoVolsExtra.com.

How Keegan voted — 2010 final college football poll

The following shows Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's final college football ballot of the season for the Associated Press poll.

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Alabama unanimous No. 1 in final AP poll

Alabama received all 60 first-place votes in the final Associated Press football ranking released Friday morning.

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Reed on trey: ‘It’s my job’

Junior excited big three key to Kansas’ narrow victory over Cornell

Tyrel Reed pumped his fist, pounded his chest and jumped high in the air after hitting perhaps the biggest shot of his three-year Kansas University basketball career. The Jayhawks’ junior combo guard was all fired up after accepting a pass from Sherron Collins and swishing a three-pointer to give KU a 61-60 lead with 3:55 left in Wednesday’s 71-66 home victory over gritty Cornell.

No decision on Vols players

Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl said Thursday that no official decision has been made on the status of four players for Sunday’s game against Kansas.

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High Tide: Longhorns lose McCoy, national title

Eryk Anders forced a fumble on his blindside sack of Texas backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert with 3:02 left Thursday night to help the top-ranked Crimson Tide hold on for a 37-21 victory in the BCS title game — a victory that figured to be much easier when Alabama knocked out Colt McCoy early in the first quarter.

Déjà vu all over again

Almost daily I renew my respect for the observer who noted that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Take college football, university governance, money, personal conflicts, faculty input, name your own poison … it’s all happened at one school after another, including our own Kansas University — would you believe it, 100 years ago right now?