Kansas coach Bill Self will not be present in the Jayhawks' Big 12 quarterfinal game against West Virginia due to an undisclosed illness.
Assistant coach Norm Roberts will take over as the team leader.
Self's condition has not been explained in detail, but the school assures that he is doing well and receiving good care from the Kansas Health system.
There is no word yet on whether or not Self will return if the Jayhawks advance.
Meanwhile, Baylor coach Scott Drew expressed his prayers for Self's speedy recovery after his team lost in the quarterfinal game.
Self seemed to be in good shape during Wednesday's shoot-around at the T-Mobile Center, but the school did not provide further information regarding his illness.
The Michigan basketball team's chances of competing in this year's NCAA tournament may have ended abruptly on Thursday after a 62-50 loss to Rutgers in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.
Following the defeat, Michigan's season record stands at 17-15, and they were already considered among the "First Four Out" candidates for the NCAA tournament before the game.
Michigan had a 28-25 lead at halftime in the game, but the team struggled in the second half.
During the opening 19 minutes of the second half, the team only scored one field goal and finished the game with a season-low of 4-for-21 shooting.
Additionally, they lost the rebounding battle, let the free-throw shooter make a layup after a miss, and generally looked outclassed by their opponents.
Michigan beat Rutgers 58-45 on the road on February 23.
The Wolverines finished the season with 3 wins and 12 losses against Quad I opponents and appear set to be left out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015.
Many people criticized coach Juwan Howard after the game.
Although Michigan made a Sweet 16 run in 2022 to finish with a record of 19-15, their record over the past two seasons is just 36-30.
With the current season's scale tipping toward the side of failure for the Wolverines, it is possible that Howard's position as head coach will come under scrutiny.
The final score was 62-50 in favor of Rutgers.
Michigan center Hunter Dickinson was the lone standout player, scoring 24 points while the rest of the team struggled to amass 26 points.
Michigan basketball struggled in the second half against Rutgers, shooting just 4-for-21 and going over 14 minutes without a field goal as they lost to the Scarlet Knights 62-50 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.
The Wolverines had only made one field goal nearly 10 minutes into the second half when Rutgers' Derek Simpson stepped to the free-throw line.
He made the first and missed the second, but the ball caromed off the back iron directly back to him, and he laid it ball in as Rutgers' bench exploded while the Wolverines looked around at one another.
The play started a 12-0 run for Rutgers, with U-M having its worst shooting half of the season.
U-M was projected on the outside of the NCAA tournament bubble before the game, and now seems a virtual certainty to miss the Big Dance for the first time since 2015.
Michigan has made it to each of the past five Sweet 16s.
Rutgers advances to play No. 1-seed Purdue on Friday afternoon.
Arsenal and Sporting CP played out a 2-2 draw in their Europa League last-16 first leg encounter.
William Saliba gave Arsenal the lead with a 22nd-minute header from Fábio Vieira’s corner, before Gonçalo Inácio equalised for Sporting with another header from a corner twelve minutes later.
Sporting took the lead ten minutes after the restart through Paulinho but Hidemasa Morita scored an own goal to bring the Gunners level.
Gabriel Martinelli’s sublime solo effort was almost a winner for Arsenal, but the match ended in a draw.
Despite being lucky with the equaliser, Arsenal will be exposed to their own fans for the second leg and they should be confident of progressing to the quarter-finals.
Arsenal made six changes from their standard lineup partly due to illness while Jakub Kiwior made his debut for the club.
Vieira, who earned the assist, was unable to dictate play with the same authority for the club like Martin Odegaard.
However, the 22-year-old, who made his 12th start, showed signs of encouragement.
Arsenal have been vulnerable in recent weeks from set-pieces, conceding six goals from dead-ball situations.
The second leg will take place on Thursday, March 16.
How to Watch Juventus vs.
Juventus and Freiburg will face off at the Allianz Stadium for their Europa League Round of 16 first leg match.
Juventus had a 1-1 draw with Nantes in the playoff round, but they secured their spot with a hat-trick from Angel Di Maria in the second leg.
Freiburg, on the other hand, remained undefeated in the group stage and are currently fifth in the Bundesliga rankings.
In the United States, the match will be available to watch on VIX+ and can be streamed live on Paramount+.
In the UK, BT Sport 4 will broadcast the fixture with live streaming on the BT Sport app and website.
Sony Sports Network will broadcast Serie A games in India, with streaming available on SonyLiv. Juventus will miss Arkadiusz Milik and Alex Sandro, but Fabio Miretti is available for selection.
Freiburg's Daniel-Kofi Kyereh is the only confirmed absentee, with Michael Gregoritsch a doubtful due to tonsillitis.
How to Watch Sevilla vs.
The article provides information on how to watch the Europa League match between Sevilla FC and Fenerbahce SK live.
The match will take place on March 10, 2023, and football fans can watch it through various streaming services such as Paramount+ and the ViX+ app.
However, if they prefer to watch it on the internet, VAVEL US is a reliable option.
The article also introduces Victor Cunha as the host for the game, who will provide pre-game analysis, roster updates, and live news on VAVEL.
Football fans who want to stay updated on the score can visit the VAVEL website, which will provide live updates throughout the game.
Overall, the article summarizes the different options available for fans to watch the Sevilla vs.
Fenerbahce Europa League match and highlights VAVEL as a reliable platform for score updates.
West Ham United secured a ninth consecutive win in the Europa Conference League after defeating AEK Larnaca 2-0 in the first leg of their round of 16 match.
The Hammers dominated the game and secured their lead with two goals from Michail Antonio towards the end of the first half.
David Moyes' team now has a comfortable advantage going into the second leg next week.
Jonty Colman, West Ham writer for football.london, provided player ratings for the Hammers based on their performances against AEK Larnaca.
Antonio, who scored both of West Ham's goals, was rated the highest with a score of 8 out of 10.
Colman noted Antonio's impressive contribution to the team, including his pace and agility on the pitch.
Other notable performances included those of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and midfielder Pedro Obiang.
Fabianski's saves helped keep AEK Larnaca from scoring, earning him a rating of 7 out of 10.
Obiang's defensive efforts provided stability in midfield, resulting in a rating of 6 out of 10.
Overall, West Ham United's victory was well-deserved and showcased the team's growing confidence in the Europa Conference League.
With a comfortable lead going into the second leg, the Hammers are well-positioned to continue their winning streak and make a strong push in the competition.
French midfielder Paul Pogba has suffered another setback in his pursuit of a revitalized career with Juventus after being excluded from the team's Europa League match against Freiburg.
The move is reportedly due to disciplinary issues after Pogba was late to a Wednesday team meeting, thus prompting coach Max Allegri to omit him from Thursday's first leg fixture in Turin.
This is the latest incident in a series of challenges that Pogba has encountered since rejoining Juventus from Manchester United last summer.
Since his return, the Frenchman has only played one game, and his most recent appearance was for United in April 2022, where he suffered a calf injury in a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
This injury forced him to miss the remainder of last season.
Pogba then experienced a knee injury during the pre-season break but initially avoided surgery, fearing that it would prevent him from participating in the World Cup. However, he was later forced to undergo surgery, and despite returning to the squad in January, he suffered yet another muscular injury that led to further delays in his return to the field.
Pogba was given a chance to prove himself by coming off the bench in a 4-2 victory over Torino before making his second substitute appearance in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Roma. However, his failure to adhere to team policies has cost him a spot in the Europa League fixture against Freiburg.
Though Pogba still has the potential to make a significant impact on the field, his performance has taken a downturn recently, and his inability to follow team regulations will only exacerbate his predicament.
Only time will tell whether he will be able to overcome these challenges and demonstrate his skills in upcoming matches.
Following weeks of industry speculation, Nova Entertainment has announced that Kate Ritchie will return to breakfast radio, joining Nova’s Sydney breakfast team Fitzy & Wippa, from Monday 13 March.
Ritchie is joining Fitzy and Wippa as co-host of Nova 96.9’s breakfast show which, from Monday will be called Fitzy & Wippa with Kate Ritchie. A talented broadcaster, actor and author, Ritchie has spent 10 years as a part of the Nova Network’s on-air line-up, the last eight years as co-host of the Drive show alongside Nova’s Tim Blackwell and Joel Creasey. No stranger to breakfast radio, Ritchie also co-hosted Nova 96.9’s Sydney breakfast show alongside Merrick and Rosso for several years.
Kate Ritchie said, “I am so excited to be joining Fitzy and Wippa in the very competitive breakfast slot. I’m a huge fan of the show and I’ve been great mates with the boys for years. The past eight years on Drive has been an important part of my life but I’m thrilled to take on this new challenge by returning to breakfast radio in my hometown. I can’t wait to wake up Sydneysiders beside two of the industry’s much loved breakfast announcers.”
Over the past 11 years, Fitzy & Wippa have built a loyal audience with their high profile interviews, charity backyard cricket matches with Prime Ministers and Premiers, Rap Battles with recording artists and celebrities, numerous World Record attempts, as well as raising millions to help those doing it tough.
Peter Charlton said, “Kate is a respected announcer and has spent over a decade with the Nova Network across two of our most successful shows. Her engaging personality, natural rapport and quick wit, has resonated with listeners and advertisers alike. Fitzy & Wippa are incredible talents with a unique approach to entertaining their loyal audience. Matching them with Kate has created a dream line-up and we can’t wait to see and hear what they get up to.”
Fitzy & Wippa said, “We’ve been annoying Kate around the office for over ten years, now we get to do it every morning. We are excited for our audience to hear how funny Kate thinks we are. Nova listeners have always loved Kate and now she’ll be served up every weekday. Please enjoy your breakfast.”
A Gold and Silver Logie TV Week Award winning actor, Ritchie is renowned for her two decades on Home and Away and has continued her work with roles including the upcoming series The Claremont Murders. Most recently Ritchie appeared as a judge on the Seven Network’s Australia’s Got Talent alongside David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, and Shane Jacobson, and co-host Ricki-Lee. She has released three children’s books – I Just Couldn’t Wait to Meet You, It’s Not Scribble to Me, and the recently released Everyday Play by Kate Ritchie.
Fitzy & Wippa with Kate Ritchie launches on Monday 13 March from 6am on the Nova 96.9 in Sydney and will be heard around the country on the Nova Network around the country from 6pm to 7pm. The show can be streamed live via the Nova Player or you can catch up with the show’s daily podcast.Credit: https://www.mediaweek.com.au/kate-ritchie-joins-fitzy-wippa/
In the latest episode of The Mandalorian, “The Mines of Mandalore,” viewers witness the first ever appearance of the Mythosaur, a dragon-like creature that is revered by the Mandalorians.
The creatures are so massive that they are the size of a skyscraper, which makes them incredibly difficult to kill, but Mandalore the Great is renowned for having tamed and ridden a Mythosaur.
The Mandalorians wear images of the Mythosaur skull on their armor or tattoo it on their bodies, with a type of weapon called a Mythosaur Axe modeled after the skull shape.
In Disney’s Star Wars canon, there is not a lot of information about the Mythosaur, but we know that the species used to be referenced more often in the classic Legends/Expanded Universe timeline.
In that timeline, a helmet, not the Darksaber, is the artifact that signifies a person’s right to rule Mandalore, and that helmet is carved from a Mythosaur bone and passed down from one ruler to the next through honorable combat.
At the end of the episode, it’s hinted that the protagonists, Din Djarin and Bo-Katan, are about to encounter a living Mythosaur.
Given all the reminders about Mandalore the Great’s impossible feat, it’s assumed that the series is foreshadowing the fact that Din may attempt to tame the Mythosaur, just like his ancestor did.
It’s also possible that it won’t be Din who manages to tame the creature, but Bo-Katan instead.
Either way, viewers can expect a lot of Mandalorian vs.
Mythosaur action in future episodes.