Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.27.12

June 1, 2012; Westwego, LA, USA; A detailed view of the winning lottery ball combination (6-4-9-7) and the winning envelope from the NBA draft lottery for the New Orleans Hornets at a press conference at the Alario Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

Path to success: Former Jayhawk Russell Robinson shares advice with Naadir Tharpe | KUsports.com
“I think he has enough talent to get some minutes on this team,” said Robinson, the starting point guard on KU’s 2008 national championship team. “You know, Tyshawn (Taylor) was ahead of him last year and that’s tough, but I think Naadir is a better point guard at that stage than I was.”

Tyshawn Taylor exhibits growth potential | KUsports.com
“I’m sure of it,” said Norfolk State forward A.J. Rogers, a teammate at St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J. “There’s no doubt in my mind. Whatever he’s got to do — if he’s got to grow five inches to come to the league — he’s going to do it.”

Misc.

NCAA presidents approve four-team college football playoff beginning in 2014 - ESPN
A four-team playoff for college football has been formally approved by a presidential oversight committee, a dramatic change for the sport that will begin in 2014 and continue through the 2025 season. The four teams will be chosen by a selection committee, the semifinals will be held at current bowl sites and the national championship game will be awarded to the highest bidder.

Selection committee key to consensus, satisfying four-team playoff - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
"[What] we're going to do is reclaim New Year's Day and New Year's Eve for college football. These are [going to be] the games you can't miss."

Roots of NBA draft's one-and-done rule run deep -- men's college basketball - ESPN
The age requirement forced high school players to choose. Attempt to navigate the complex terrain of the European pro circuit, enter the NBA Development League for a five-figure salary (the D-League allows high school players to sign contracts) or go to college.

Bobcats' No. 2 pick, risers, sliders, more NBA draft questions - Sam Amick - SI.com
What's the latest on the Bobcats' plans for the No. 2 pick? If they keep it, I'd have them picking Robinson at the moment -- a change from Beal in Mock Draft 3.0. But the signals are extremely hard to read. There was a significant amount of chatter about their possibly taking North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes both before and after he worked out for the Bobcats on Friday.

Anthony Davis trademarks brow | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter
Davis has filed a trademark for the phrases "Fear the Brow" and "Raise the Brow" earlier this month.

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