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Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon says Rangers promotion to the Premiership will provide a boost for Scottish football. Rangers added the Championship title to their two other lower league trophies on Tuesday, when Mark Warburtons side beat Dumbarton 1-0 at Ibrox.The promotion to join Scotlands elite clubs from next season comes almost four years after Charles Green bought the assets of Rangers after they were consigned to liquidation amid a financial meltdown. Although Rangers were unable to emulate Gretnas rise through the Scottish league system in successive seasons, they have made it out of the Championship at the second attempt and Warburton and his assistant Davie Weir now have the opportunity to win the Petrofac Training Cup for the first time when Rangers play Peterhead this weekend.Rangers will bring a sizeable support with them into the top-flight next season and Lennon believes some Celtic fans will relish the opportunity to play the Glasgow rivals on a regular basis. Celtic have their old enemy back, according to Lennon who won three Premier League titles at Parkhead Lennon told Sky Sports News HQ: I think it will be a good selling point for the game in Scotland again. I think it has been a hard sell in terms of TV rights and it will bring more money into the game for sure.From Rangers point of view its an opportunity to build now on the platform that Mark and Davie have created there, and for Celtic they are going to have the old enemy back.At least four games to look forward to for everyone and it whets the appetite again. I think its really good for the game.Ronny Deila, who succeeded Lennon at Celtic Park, says Rangers are where they deserve to be.Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ following his sides 0-0 draw at Dundee, a result which lifted the Hoops five points clear at the top of the Premiership table, he said: They have shown that they are the best team in the Championship and of course we are ready to take them on next year. Asked if their promotion to the top flight was a good thing for Scottish football, the Norwegian added: They are a big club and when they are good enough thats a positive thing.Rangers will get their first chance to test themselves against the Scottish Premiership leaders when they clash in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday, April 17, live on Sky Sports. Also See: Scottish Championship video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Nike Air Force 1 Pas Cher . -- Phil Mickelson came to the St. Nike Air Force 1 France . Dumont, a fifth round draft pick of the Canadiens in 2009, has four assists and 20 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Bulldogs this season. The 23-year-old split last season between Hamilton and Montreal, recording 16 goals and 15 assists in 55 regular season games with the Bulldogs. http://www.nikeairforce1france.fr/ . Not bad for a defenceman. The goal, that is. Although the shuffling dance steps werent bad, either. 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Kansas has recovered nicely from the 72-40 pounding it took at home against No. 1 Kentucky in mid-November. The Jayhawks have rattled off five straight wins since, including a 71-65 come-from-behind victory against Florida last Friday. They are 6-1 overall, with this game serving as their first true road test. They take on No. 13 Utah next. Georgetown bounced back from a two-game slide in a big way last time out, running over Towson, 78-46, to begin this four-game homestand. The Hoyas own a 5-2 overall mark, including a 4-0 success rate at home. They will host Radford in their next venture. These are two of the most historically successful programs in college basketball, but they have rarely faced off. Kansas has won two of three all- time meetings, including an 86-54 rout last season. At halftime, Kansas was on the wrong end of a 39-24 deficit against Florida. However, the Jayhawks came storming back in the second half, jumping from 34.8 percent shooting in the first half to 48 percent in the second. They also knocked down 21-of-24 free throws in the final 20 minutes, while the Gators had 10 foul shots all game. Wayne Selden Jr. poured in 21 points and Cliff Alexander had 12 pointss and 10 rebounds off the bench.dddddddddddd Despite its elevated ranking, Kansas has not been all that impressive offensively. The Jayhawks are averaging only 69.4 points per game on 41.9 percent shooting, ranking outside the top-100 nationally in both categories. They have had a bit more success on defense, letting up 62.7 points on 40.2 percent accuracy. Perry Ellis (14.6ppg, 6.7 rpg) is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Jayhawks, with Frank Mason (10.1 ppg) and Alexander (10 ppg, 6.6 rpg) the only other players averaging in double figures. DVauntes Smith-Rivera scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures in Georgetowns demolition of Towson. The Hoyas sank 54.9 percent of their shots from the floor, including an 11-of-22 effort from 3-point range. They locked up on defense as well, forcing 17 turnovers and keeping the Tigers scoreless from beyond the arc (0-of-12). Georgetown seems to always be a tough team to score against. The Hoyas have continued that trend this season, limiting opponents to 61.9 points per game on 38.4 percent from the floor. While they may not turn up the heat in terms of scoring themselves (72.6 ppg), they are netting 50.1 percent of their own field goal tries. Smith-Rivera (14.4 ppg, 3.3 apg) is one of the most underrated players in the country and Joshua Smith (12.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg) has the ability to be a a real force in the paint. ' ' '

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