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Tom Keegan: Bill Self by the numbers

KU coach celebrates 54th birthday today

On the 27th day of December, 1962, Billy Eugene Self was born in Okmulgee, Okla., which means he celebrates his 54th birthday today. Here’s a 1-through-54 look at how each number has a connection to Self, via this year’s teams and others he has coached.

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New Kansas CB Hasan Defense hopes to emulate another No. 3

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Aqib Talib in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, young Hasan Defense didn’t know much about the All-American cornerback or even that Talib had played at the University of Kansas. That was prior to Defense becoming a standout corner himself, and even longer before the young Tampa fan ever thought about playing the same position for the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Start of Big 12 play provides Kansas a carrot to stay focused

With the Big 12 portion of the Kansas basketball schedule slated to tip off Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas, all of that offseason and preseason talk about the Jayhawks gunning to tie UCLA’s record of 13 consecutive conference titles starts to mean something. By Matt Tait

Arrest affidavit: Carlton Bragg Jr. stood with hands in pockets as girlfriend allegedly hit, pushed him

When his girlfriend accused him of cheating on her and began to get physically violent, University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. stood against a wall with his head down and his hands in his pockets, according to a newly released arrest affidavit in the case.

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Josh Jackson named Big 12 player of the week

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has added a new accolade to his growing list. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Bill Self by the numbers

KU coach celebrates 54th birthday today

On the 27th day of December, 1962, Billy Eugene Self was born in Okmulgee, Okla., which means he celebrates his 54th birthday today. Here’s a 1-through-54 look at how each number has a connection to Self, via this year’s teams and others he has coached.