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Basketball: What’s going on in Lawrence, KS?

The Kansas Jayhawks are virtually the unanimous No. 1 pick in pre-season basketball rankings and will host Cal on Dec. 22 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence.

So it makes us wonder what in the world happened there Tuesday night, when Tyshawn Taylor, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, apparently was injured in a skirmish with members of the KU football team.

Taylor dislocated his thumb and reportedly is out for four weeks, meaning he will be ready to go in time for the start of the season. But according to published reports in Kansas, this was not an isolated incident.

A couple questions are worth asking:

1) Why can’t the Jayhawks’ football and basketball teams get along?

2) What makes a basketball player think it’s a smart idea to take on a football player?

Here’s the story that appeared in Wednesday morning’s edition of the Lawrence Journal-World, and another from the Kansas City Star.

Just a guess, but I’m thinking we haven’t heard the last on this story.

Jeff Faraudo