Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 7.24.12

Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver D.J. Breshears (10) rushes for yardage in the first half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

Rivalry revived: Will loss of MU be Showdown’s gain? | KUsports.com
“And it’s not just another game. I’m wise enough to understand that. But, as it relates to the fan base, I think the answer is, yes. I think that probably enhances the rivalry a great deal, particularly for (KU). I think K-State people have always seen it that way.”

Big 12

TCU lineman fueled by in-state snubs | KUsports.com
Instead, these were all the things that Roger had heard about his son while Blaize was still attending Rose Hill High — back when Kansas and Kansas State refused to offer the future all-conference player a scholarship.

Misc.

Mark Emmert, NCAA overstepped bounds in hammering Penn State - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
But the legacy of the Penn State scandal will no longer be Jerry Sandusky's heinous crimes or the courageous victims who stood up to him. Thanks to a brazen power play and a carefully orchestrated p.r. extravaganza, this human tragedy will take a backseat over the next four years (or longer) to a more trivial narrative: Whether Penn State football can recover from crippling NCAA sanctions.

Penn State penalties: NCAA credibility plunges ahead of announcement - NCAA Football - Sporting News
Excuse me if I can't get excited about an organization that saw Ohio State players accept cash in envelopes after coach Jim Tressel's lies and illegal benefits for players were exposed, but said lack of institutional control wasn't an issue.

Bowden, not Paterno. now winningest FBS head coach | CollegeFootballTalk
That means Paterno’s career total will forever be reflected as 298, not the 409 with which he left the sport.

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