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The south end student section waves the wheat following the Jayhawks' 83-56 win over Miami (Ohio) University, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The south end student section waves the wheat following the Jayhawks' 83-56 win over Miami (Ohio) University, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

January 3, 2011

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Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews

KU coach Bill Self

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to reporters following the Jayhawks' 83-56 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 2, 2011.

Bill Self post-game press conference: Miami (Ohio)

Bill Self addresses the media following the Jayhawks' victory against Miami (Ohio). Enlarge video

Johnson’s minor matter

The website of the Douglas County sheriff’s office indicated Kansas University sophomore Elijah Johnson was arrested Saturday night for failure to appear in Douglas County District Court. An item on the website said Johnson paid a $100 fine.

KU coach Bill Self said Johnson hadn’t done anything wrong. KU officials said the situation was a minor matter.

Associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Johnson went to KU’s police department on his own Saturday after being made aware of the matter.

“He had an unpaid traffic ticket from a long time ago,” Self said. “He took care of it months ago through an attorney. I don’t know what happened since then. That all will be rectified by tomorrow morning.

“It (ticket) was paid. I don’t know if it was clerical. He handled it through his attorney a while ago. I’m sure Elijah will talk to him (attorney) about it because it was handled months ago. He hasn’t done anything wrong,” Self noted.

Self on new AD

“We’re going to have a new boss, aren’t we?” he said of former Illinois State AD Sheahon Zenger. “I do not know him personally, but I have spent a lot of time on the phone with him in the last couple of months. I’m very impressed. Everyone is going to be overly impressed when they hear him speak. He’s a solid guy. Jank (Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich) loves him, and he won’t steer us wrong. He said he (Zenger) is almost too good to be true, with the way he can motivate and lead, and just be a normal guy, too. I’m really excited about Sheahon and his family coming in, and they will do a great job.I know he has a ton of energy, which is important as he leads us at this time of so much opportunity.”

Withey starts

Jeff Withey started his first game of the season. Other starters: Josh Selby, Thomas Robinson, Tyshawn Taylor and Tyrel Reed.

Game time set

The game time has been set for Sunday’s KU-Michigan game. It’ll tip off at 3:30 p.m. Central Time on CBS.

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