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Originally published March 6, 2011 at 04:42p.m., updated March 6, 2011 at 05:23p.m.

KU coach Bill Self wins Big 12 coach of the year; Marcus Morris wins Big 12 player of the year

Kansas head coach Bill Self and his team watch Mario Little shoots free throws after a technical foul on Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

Kansas head coach Bill Self and his team watch Mario Little shoots free throws after a technical foul on Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

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Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self is the Big 12 coach of the year and KU junior forward Marcus Morris is Big 12 player of the year, the Big 12 announced on its website Sunday afternoon.

The All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league’s head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players/themselves.

Self earned Big 12 Coach of the Year for the third time, as he also took the honor in 2006 and 2009.

“There are a lot of coaches that have done a great job in our league this season,” Self said in a release. “The primary reason for any postseason award is because you have good players who have performed at a high level.”

Marcus Morris averaged 17.3 points and 7 rebounds in leading KU to the Big 12 regular-season championship.

“I’m happy,” Morris said in a release. “I give all the credit to my teammates. Without them there is no way I would have been selected. We’ve had a great season so far but we still have a lot of work to do heading into the Big 12 tournament and the NCAAs.”

Added Self: "I am especially proud of Marcus for being consistent this year and being the premier performer in our league. It certainly is a compliment to him but also to his teammates to allow him to do what he does."

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar also was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. He was joined by Kansas State's Jacob Pullen, Texas' Dogus Balbay and Tristan Thompson and Missouri's Laurence Bowers.

KU forward Markieff Morris was named to the All-Big 12 second team, while Morningstar and KU guard Tyrel Reed were honorable mention All-Big 12 selections.

Balbay is the Big 12's defensive player of the year, while Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe is the conference's newcomer of the year. Baylor's Quincy Acy and Colorado's Levi Knutson shared the Sixth Man Award. Thompson was named freshman of the year.

The Big 12's All-Rookie Team included Ratliffe, Thompson, Texas' Cory Joseph, Baylor's Perry Jones and Oklahoma State's Jéan-Paul Olukemi.

The All-Big 12 teams are listed below.

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM

LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor G

Alec Burks, Colorado G

Marcus Morris, Kansas F

Jacob Pullen, Kansas State G

Marcus Denmon, Missouri G

Jordan Hamilton, Texas G/F

ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM

Perry Jones III, Baylor F/C

Diante Garrett, Iowa State G

Markieff Morris, Kansas F

Tristan Thompson, Texas F

Khris Middleton, Texas A&M; F

ALL-BIG 12 THIRD TEAM

Cory Higgins, Colorado G

Rodney McGruder, Kansas State G

Lance Jeter, Nebraska G

Marshall Moses, Oklahoma State F

Gary Johnson, Texas F

David Loubeau, Texas A&M; F

ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (Listed alphabetically by school)

Quincy Acy (Baylor), Scott Christopherson (Iowa State), Brady Morningstar (Kansas), Tyrel Reed (Kansas), Laurence Bowers (Missouri), Ricardo Ratliffe (Missouri), Cade Davis (Oklahoma), Andrew Fitzgerald (Oklahoma), Cory Joseph (Texas), B.J. Holmes (Texas A&M;), John Roberson (Texas Tech).

Comments

bradyboy 8 years, 5 months ago

Congrats coach. You are truly the best!

JRandall 8 years, 5 months ago

Congrats HC Bill Self. This has to be one of your finest jobs yet. You lost alot of productivity and leadership from last years team, dealt with more on and off court issues than has been typical at KU, dealt with all of us arm chair coaches questioning your decisions... And just happened to Win the Big 12 championship outright and position the Hawks for a #1 seed.

Congrats and my bad for ever questioning any of your decisions.....

Now lets get a NC Championship and National Coach of the Year.

Mandie Eutsler 8 years, 5 months ago

^ +1 Thanks for all the hard work Hawks! Now, lets win it all because there is nothing more fun than having 100,000 people on Mass St. after dark... RCJHGKU!!!

Danny Hernandez 8 years, 5 months ago

Marcus should be the Big12 POY...what gets me about these awards sometimes are how fans only look at points scored. Marcus plays less minutes than say a Pullen and also attempts less shots so his scoring average doesn't appear to be as good WHEN it's actually better

ancient_hawk 8 years, 5 months ago

It's really pretty simple math. Avg. EFG% for D-1 is 49.1% Marcus has an EFG% of 64.4 which is 15.3% over avg Pullen has an EFG% of 50.7%, which is 1.6% over avg.

Marcus + 15.3% * 305 shots = + 46.67 Pullen + 1.6% * 368 shots = + 5.89

Who helped their team more when they elected to pull the trigger instead of pass the ball?

QED

AsadZ 8 years, 5 months ago

Dear HCBS, Many congratulations on this award. You certainly deserve it. Jayhwak nation is really proud of you.

Kip_McSmithers 8 years, 5 months ago

Congrats to Marcus, Brady, and Coach Self!

actorman 8 years, 5 months ago

Congrats to both Coach Self and Marcus. Well-deserved on both counts.

Martin Rosenblum 8 years, 5 months ago

Based on who beat everybody in the league every time they met, except Texas and KSU one of two times, this shows a lot of respect for the truly superior coach amongst his peers.

Max Ledom 8 years, 5 months ago

Who woulda thought that Josh Selby wouldn't be on the all-freshman team. How the mighty has fallen.

Woody Cragg 8 years, 5 months ago

Man are we spoiled or what? Enjoy the show this next month guys. By May it'll all be over for 6 months and will be "hard work & dedication" or honeydoo city for the duration with not much to post about. I believe Danny Manning should get helluvalot of credit also, & Self & MC would be the first to say that. These guys really do play a team game and Self definitely gets that accomplished. Great job men! NO LETDOWNS! RCJH!!!

KU_FanSince75 8 years, 5 months ago

After watching the Wisconsin/Ohio State game today, CBS is in love with the Buckeyes. Player of the year----Sullinger. Overall #1 seed in the Tournament----Ohio State. Team to win it all-------Ohio State.

Even when Gus Johnson and Dan Bonner were discussing players of the year, Marcus wasn't even in the mix. Pretty disappointing.

So, as we enter the Post-Season Tournaments for the automatic bids this week, I am still convinced that we have the best coach of the year (Self), the best player of the year (Marcus Morris) and hopefully, the best team in America. We'll be the underdog throughout but that's okay. That's the beauty of the March Madness concept: "Win or go home." Their will be some major upsets (please Lord, don't let it be KU) and that's why this is the best time of the year! Congrats, Coach Self and Marcus Morris. Congrats Brady. Rock Chalk Jayhawk. Good luck at the Sprint Center!

Eric Williams 8 years, 5 months ago

NPOY is Jimmer Fredette. And it has been Jimmer Fredette for the past 8 weeks.

CBS can say whatever they want in the heat of the moment while they are broadcasting the Ohio State game, but if Jimmer doesn't win it's a travesty.

ancient_hawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Stats wise he wins going away. Everyone who's opinion really matters agrees. CBS can prattle about Sullinger all they want. It goes to Fredette.

ancient_hawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Not that I wouldn't be happy to see Marcus get some love. But he plays within a team concept and shares. Fredette is a pony to be ridden into the ground by his team. Put Cus in the same situation, and his #'s would look quite different.

I also wouldn't like him as much as I do now.

KU_FanSince75 8 years, 5 months ago

I should have said, "There will be. . . . . " , not "Their will be. . . . ." . Sorry.

Chris Bruning 8 years, 5 months ago

congrats coach self. always reppin KU with CLASS!!!! congrats to all the players as well.

TommieSmithElbow 8 years, 5 months ago

A great analysis by Martin Manley of the Kansas City Star showed why including LaceDarius Dunn was most likely a travesty, especially on the first team (or second, or third, for that matter) and why there was a sound case for including Markieff on the first team. He used statistical analysis instead of the subjectivity of reputation (and prior season accomplishments), although being that the coaches made the selections provides it's own authoritative validity.

If you haven't seen this, enjoy!

http://uponfurtherreview.kansascity.com/?q=node/2998

Congratulations to Bill and all of the Hawks that made these teams. Well deserved! It's been a fun journey. Keep it going!

Kye Clark 8 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the link. Indeed good stuff. Sadly two of his predictions didn't come true - Markieff was left off the first team and LacDarius Dunn made the first team. Before even knowing the stats from the article I would have argued for Markieff to be runner-up to Marcus in POY considerations.

Michael Auchard 8 years, 5 months ago

They need to hand out Big 12 Assistant Coach of the Year awards as well. Danny Manning by a landslide!

brooksmd 8 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, was just thinking jhawkinnebr probably having a coronary over Brady getting recognition from other coaches. Congrats to those who got recognition and to the team for overcoming all the adversity and winning the season championship. Now on to bigger and better prizes. Rock Chalk!

Andy Tweedy 8 years, 5 months ago

Judging by his slience as of late, I can only assume jhawkinnebr's mom had his internet shut off.

waywardJay 8 years, 5 months ago

Same place as always... banging my head against the desk when Brady gets all big12 defense team honors.... This is seriously the best defense our conference can offer..... Embarassing.

Craig Colgin 8 years, 5 months ago

Seriously? What more does Bstar have to do to get some respect from you? Come on man!!

murph 8 years, 5 months ago

No, it's YOU who is seriously embarrassing. You're obviously not the sharpest tack in the box, either. Enjoy.

Hank Cross 8 years, 5 months ago

Brady was repeatedly burned in the 2nd half of the UT game and his fouls and defensive lapses cost KU at least 9 points. IIRC at least one time in conference play he fouled a 3pt shooter and let him convert. TT deserves the credit for shutting down Dunn, etc. etc.

kureader 8 years, 5 months ago

This is incredible when you consider that our players and Self received this recognition from 11 Big 12 head coaches ... who know more about Big 12 basketball than anyone. What a great accomplishment for Self, Marcus, Markieff, Brady and Tyrel! Congratulations, guys!

MrPilot 8 years, 5 months ago

Congratulations Coach Self, Marcus, Markief, Brady, and Tyrel!

sdoyel 8 years, 5 months ago

Anyone know who DIDNT vote for Marcus for the 1st team?

Kye Clark 8 years, 5 months ago

Well aside from Coach Self I would guess nobody.

lv_jhwk 8 years, 5 months ago

No, sdoyel is correct: the actual press release states that Pullen and Burks were unanimous choices, with no mention of the same for Marcus. Evidently one of the other eleven coaches still has some sort of axe to grind, that or had delusional viewpoint of his impact.

Kye Clark 8 years, 5 months ago

Ah I see. I hadn't even checked out the actual link to the Conference website and the press release. I also figured since he was POY in the conference that surely meant he was also a unanimous pick. My mistake

bradynsdad 8 years, 5 months ago

What an amazing accomplishment. Marcus really deserved this. I wonder who self voted for as coach of the year. I think tad and doc would have been good candidates too, although not such a high power team they did a good job with what they had.

GDHAWKS 8 years, 5 months ago

Congrats to the coaching staff and the team for another great year!

KansasComet 8 years, 5 months ago

Congratulations to all Players, Coaches, and Staff!

Kelly Hanrahan 8 years, 5 months ago

The Big 12 web site states that ties in voting is what caused 6 players to be named to the 1st and 3rd teams.

jayhawkinATL 8 years, 5 months ago

Very surprised neither Brady nor Tyrel managed to crack the 3rd team.

Matt Kenton 8 years, 5 months ago

Me too, especially Tyrel. Been one of our most consistent starters all season, called on to take big shots, like against Mizzou (if you saw it), etc.

Robert Murphy 8 years, 5 months ago

As usual this looks like all politics to me. Thomas Robinson didn't make at least second team? Brady and Tyrel couldn't even make most of the teams in the Big East. For Christs sake Bill Self couldn't even teach Selby how to play, just like last year with X. Of course look at all the other coaches, really no competition. Barnes could take five high school all Americans and by the end of the year you'd think they'd never played the game. Frank Martin looks like a complete lunatic. What's the guy at MU got to grin about, and Doc Sadler should teach mugging. Who ever heard of any of the rest of them? The big twelve sucks. If Self doesn't get some help in here next year the season should suck. Of course playing in the little ten, or whatever they'll call it he should still win the conference. I thought the MU/KU came was pathetic. 24 turnovers? I guess if KU had thirty they would call Self the coach of the century.

kureader 8 years, 5 months ago

Lost? Lonesome? Need attention? Girl friend dump you? Boy friend dump you? Abused as a kid? Just stupid? Trolling?

Good bye.

TommieSmithElbow 8 years, 5 months ago

+1. Most excellent response!

(Could be an Antler. Equivalent to the other failures you mentioned!)

jayhawkinATL 8 years, 5 months ago

Could be KY_Cats(uck)...too embarrassed to sign on with his/her usual ID.

lincase 8 years, 5 months ago

Don't you think Christ deserves an apostrophe?

PhogAdvisory 8 years, 5 months ago

+1 - laughed out loud at that one, lincase.

kureader 8 years, 5 months ago

Now that was funny! You upstaged me. LOL!

PVJayhawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Not even close! Coach of the Decade at best.

jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

"Big 12 Coaches Can't Beat Self Because They Are Too Stupid to Recognize Players"

Tyrel, Tyshawn, Selby and Brady are not good enough to make B12 coaches even vote them third team All Conference, but the same four players are good enough win the conference title out right?

Now it is clear why Self keeps winning conference championship after conference championship.

Outside Self, the B12 coaches don't know who can play and win and who can't.

Outside Self, the B12 coaches must have combined IQs equalling a single moron, not a married moron, not a family of morons, not a moron community, but just one, lone moron.

Tyshawn, Reed, Brady and Selby not being selected second team?

Self coaching against men stupid enough not to vote these KU players to second team all conference isn't fair. It is like letting Self coach against fence posts. No wonder Self wins practically every game he coaches against these inanimate steel rods propping up cheap suits like so many scarecrows in a genetically modified cornfield.

Tyshawn, Reed, Brady and Selby not being selected first team?

Self must laugh with glee and knowing that he could literally email any coach in the B12 an exact game plan of what his team would do in the coming game against any B12 coach and that B12 coach would not be remotely intelligent enough to read it and teach his "All League" players how to beat Self's no talents.

I used to think that KU was terribly slighted by the bias of ESPN/CBS, but that was/is nothing compared to being slighted by 11 Big 12 conference incompetents posing as head coaches, who, year after year after year, cannot coach their respective ways out of enema bags.

Look at the first team. Forget the obviously inferior "All Conference" players chosen to the second and third teams.

jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

The great Jacob Pullen lead KSU, picked fourth in the ntion in pre-season to, uh, 4th place in the, uh, B12. Everyone with enough brain meat to spill spit out of a thimble knows that Pullen had one great game this season; that he had against a KU team depleted by injury and tragedy, and that in the other KU game KU handled him like the ordinary player that he is. Jacob Pullen, I wouldn't trade half of Tyshawn Taylor for two of you.

The "all conference" LaceDarius Dunn, who plays so well against the other "all conference" players can't cut it against Tyrel, or Brady, who play defense like men. He is always held under his average, unless Self decides to let him score and stop the other team. Either way, Dunn did not beat Tyrel, or Brady, or Tyshawn, or Selby into the ground and beat KU. And he can't hold them under their averages. And he can't pass better than them . And he can't strip better than them. And he can't make as few TOs ask Tyrel and Brady. Brady Morningstar could go out and hang the same number of points as Dunn, if Brady were given the same number of FGAs. We know this, because when KU was beat up and short handed and Self told Brady to go get 25 that's what he did. I wouldn't a third of Tyrel Reed for Dunn. What has Dunn ever won? What has Dunn ever done against KU, against real men playing real defense, that Tyrel, or Brady, or Tyshawn, or Selby could not just as easily have done, had Self said to anyone of of them: go do it.

Alec Burks? This guy is a 2D stick. He has a nice stroke and he's long and slender. But he cannot play defense like a man. He cannot do anything but run around like a prima ballerina pogo stick flipping floaters in a tutu. This player cannot score more than what Tyshawn, Tyrel, Brady, and Selby would score if each were given the same numbers of FGAs. This player cannot protect. This player cannot strip. This player cannot run cuts as well. This player is not as much of a winner. I would not give one fourth of Brady Morningstar for this 2D stick.

waywardJay 8 years, 5 months ago

I beg to differ with your assertion of Lace against us. Tyshawn drew him the first half and BRady the second half, and brady was beat like a rented goalie when Baylor feigned interst in giving the ball to Lace......

You wanna give hawks credit for shutting down Lace.... it was tyshawn and to a much lesser degree Brady.... It's interesting in hind sight, had we played ELijah on Lace would h have scored 13 points at all ? but, there is no arguing with the powers that be and suggesting that Brady is two steps slow on defense, one of which he makes up with superior footwork the other he plays a step off and hope not to get caught up in a screen.... Like he did against Denmon on that OH so Critical three ball late in the second half.

I would trade five brady's for Alec Burks if Alec BUrks would play within the flow of our offense.

utahjayhawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Agreed. Take off the crimson glasses jay bate and try objectivity. It's much more convincing than an endless litany of homerisms.

jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

wayward and utahjayhawk,

Take off the blind folds.

Switch anyone of our guys with anyone of the "Fake First Team All Conference" players and their teams would be better and KU would be worse.

Period.

I am getting too goddamned old to have to wet nurse you two through Basketball Talent 101.

Long and athletic doesn't mean shiz if you aint' got the giz.

Josh Selby was the best freshman in the country and even when he was healthy and started he couldn't keep Brady out for more the 20 mpg.

And Dunn, Pullen, Burks, and Denmon couldn't hold Josh Selby's jock strap, when Selby is healthy, even if Selby's strap were dunked in Firm Grip.

Any fricking NBA GM would rather have Josh Selby than Pullen, Burks or Denmon. Any one. Every one. Even the nepotistic morons.

We've had to spend three years educating KU fans to how good Brady and Reed are. Three flipping years before they could open their eyes and watch Reed and Morningstar lead a team to 29-2 and a conference championship!

Three years of they aren't long and athletic, which is stupid, moronic, racist shorthand cracker code for they ain't "jumpin' jack blacks."

This is the fricking 21st Century. Players get judged based on what they do, not what they look like.

Burks, Pullen, Dunn, and Denmon have done nothing but play on shiz teams for coaches that said go shoot 15-17 FGAs a game.

Tyshawn, Tyrel, Brady, and Selby could each hand 25 ppg and play better defense, and have better floor games, on any shiz team giving them 15-17 FGAs per game than the first stringers on the "All Conference" team.

jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

The coaches picked these 2D scorers on the also rans for the first team to stick it to Self, because they can't beat Self on the floor, and because they want to make it harder for him to recruit. They want to be able to go out and tell recruits, "Yeah, Kansas plays good ball, but you'll get lost there. Look at all the guys that make "All Conference." You can't even make All-Conference at Kansas. Come to our programs. We don't win the title all the time, but we can get you the individual honors that can help get you drafted."

I mean this is so obvious what the other conference coaches are doing it is pathetic.

I could see, if KU had Tyrel and two first string All Conference perimeter players, eh, I could see people mistakenly thinking, well, maybe Tyrel's just free riding off the other First Team All Conference perimeter players on KU.

But what we have here is a bunch of bitter losers, i.e., conference coaches, saying that KU can go 28-2, be ranked second nationally, and win a conference title with not one, not two, not three, but now with 4 (including Elijah) basically very, very, very inferior players.

How shall jaybate put this?

That is impossible.

You can't do what this team has done playing 4 inferior perimeter players.

No way.

TT, Tyrel, Brady, Selby and Elijah are terrific players.

Better than the selected third stringers.

Better than the selected second stringers.

Better than the selected first stringers.

You insert Tyshawn, Brady, Tyrel, Selby and of late, Elijah, on any one of the teams for Lacedarius "I Can Gun on 8th Place Team" Dunn, Alec "I'm a Monofilament Gunner on a 5th Place Team" Burks, Jacob "One Unconscious Game for a 4th Place Team" Pullen, and Marcus "I'm an average guard on a 4th place team," and those teams will be better.

But you insert Dunn, Burks, Pullen, or Demon on KU and KU is not as good. These guys can't guard. Their floor games or average. They aren't as fast as Taylor, Selby and EJ, and they aren't as touch and disciplined as Tyrel and Brady. Oh, and they probably can't shoot the rock from trey as well as Tyrel and Brady.

Please. Take off the blind folds, please.

jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

Marcus Denmon? Why he is not even fit to carry Josh Selby jock strap when Josh is playing on one good leg. I would rather have Josh Selby on my team even if Josh Selby had stress reactions in both ankles and a hair do as ugly as Marcus Denmon's. Josh Selby in a flipping wheel chair is a better basketball player than Marcus Denmon. I wouldn't give 1/8 of Josh Selby for two of Marcus Denmon.

Jordan Hamilton? Are you kidding me? Defense? I would rather have Niko Roberts that Jordan Hamilton. Offense? I would rather have Josh Selby than Jordan Hamilton. Floor game? I would rather have half of Brady, or half of Tyrel, than two of Jordan Hamilton. Jordan Hamilton is the most overrated, ordinary college basketball player on a second place team that never beat one good team this season that wasn't injury depleted and coming off a tragedy and no practice. Jordan Hamilton? I wouldn't give up one minute of one game of Tyshawn's, or Tyrel's, or Brady's, or Selby's for one season of Jordan Hamilton. When Tyshawn, Tyrel, Brady and Selby get finished with Jordan Hamilton and his Shorthorns in the B12 tourney, the world will see that Texas was nothing but a bunch of cheap shotting no skills lead by a pretend guard who should have stayed home in Canada and kept curling.

I am more outraged by the disrespect shown Tyshawn, Tyrel, Brady and Selby by the B12 coaches, than any slight emitted by the pin headed Billy Packer or the hydrocephalic Dick Vitale ever!

Neom 8 years, 5 months ago

Sometimes just don't have a clue what Jaybate is talking about. Trying to be cool and different?

jaybate 8 years, 5 months ago

Neom,

It requires a brain to recognize one.

I've got one.

You've got a brain case full of fecal matter.

Last I heard, fecal matter can't burn in neural net connections.

Capice?

Martin Rosenblum 8 years, 5 months ago

Curling!

Does anybody have a link to the Curling printable brackets yet?

Funhawk 8 years, 5 months ago

"Hydrocephalic" : "A usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue." From the "Every-jayhawk-junkie-needs-a-jaybate-free-dictionary."

ancient_hawk 8 years, 5 months ago

For the REALLY functionally illiterate: water-head baby....

ancient_hawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Although I personally would have gone with "microcephalic", i.e. pinhead.

jayhawkinATL 8 years, 5 months ago

I think Self is doing pretty well without those "misses".

truefan 8 years, 5 months ago

Oh I agree, but Burks is a freak. He grew a couple of inches when he got to CU and it took his game to another level. It's tough to evaluate young talent sometimes. As far as Trevor, he exploded his senior year. If Selby had not committed we probably would have gone after him. Either way, I don't think Trevor would be putting up big numbers here this year because he, just like Selby, would have two really good point guards to play behind.

Alohahawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Ahh, the one(s) that got away. Yes, Self missed out on Burks. Questionable miss on Releford. IMHO, the younger Releford wanted to prove himself away from his older brother.

However, you have to admit Self struck gold when he got local boys, Reed and Morningstar. I don't think he's regretting signing either one.

It can be a crap shoot picking your own poisin when it comes to making life's decisions. If we all knew which stock is better than another, which hen is going to lay the most eggs, which horse is going to outrun his competition, who the next Michael Jordan will be, we'd all be millionaires. And, probably bored to death.

Do you read the same book over and over and over and over. No, You find another to break the monotony, to add interest to your life. (Heaven forbid, I just explaned why married people have affairs. Why people go on vacations.) I remember reading a story about a guy who knew every detail about what would happen before it happened. He had no reason to live. Life was too boring. He killed himself. Moral: Enjoy life and its little surprises. They're what make life fun and interesting..

By the way, I bet you don't know your neighbor's daughter will be the first woman president.

kureader 8 years, 5 months ago

Thank ya. Thank ya. Thank ya very much!

Vittorio1224 8 years, 5 months ago

How in the world was Pullen ever in remote competition for POY honours?! It is asinine to consider someone who was SUSPENDED for accepting Miss Me clothing from Dillard's!! Give me a freakin' break.... Marcus Morris probably would've had 25+ per game if we weren't so dadgum (insert Roy Williams reference) unSelfish (pun intended) with the ball!! Rock Chalk!! Can I get a plus one?! LOL

Martin Rosenblum 8 years, 5 months ago

What a weird photo choice. Nick Krug is getting a little cryptic with his matches. Usually, the photo tone and feel more closely aligns with the content of the article. What gives Nick?

The expressions on their faces look as if they had just seen Phog Allen walk into AFH.

waywardJay 8 years, 5 months ago

Dude, they were watching Mario Little SHoot Free throws. I get that look when I watch Mario Little SHoot free throws, too.

RockCaCO3 8 years, 5 months ago

Or the redhead sitting behind the announcers.

mikehawk 8 years, 5 months ago

Funny how people have different perceptions. My wife and I loved this picture. Congrats to all selected. Now let's go after bigger fish. FOE!

FTUCH3432 8 years, 5 months ago

There's a contest on Facebook for Dunks of The Year sponsored by Papa Johns...

8 weeks, 8 finalists, one of whom is Travis Releford. The contest has over 31,500 "likes," so there seems to be a large audience to support Travis in front of. I think you can vote everyday... Let's get Travis some recognition. Kensucky has a player represented in the finals, Jayhawk Nation should back Releford.

Pwnage 8 years, 5 months ago

Two awards they didn't post:

Highest paid player in the conference: Selby Player you want most when fighting the football team: Little

Congrats!

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