Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 7.25.12

Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Toben Opurum speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

KU’s Weis puts his unvarnished persona on display at Big 12 Media Days - KansasCity.com
“The bottom line,” Weis said of last year’s KU team, “is there’s too many games they’re getting the crap kicked out of them. And they’re the ones that I’m concerned with first.

Media darling: Charlie Weis witty, pointed at gathering | KUsports.com
After spending the offseason cobbling together a roster he believes can compete in the Big 12, first-year Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is looking for more.

Three KU football questions to ponder on media day - KansasCity.com
Weis will give KU a new voice — and it will be interesting to see if his message can carry beyond the state of Kansas. Weis has struck nearly all the right notes during his first spring and summer on the job. (He doesn’t want to lob bombs at the previous regime, he says, but he’s not shy in being bluntly honest when assessing his team’s talent level.)

Summer Shootaround: Big 12 - ESPN
The Jayhawks' mind-blowing streak of consecutive regular-season conference crowns is one of the most impressive in college basketball history. Not since UCLA won 13 straight from 1967-79 has a school from a major conference claimed this many league championships in a row.

OL Tanner Hawkinson recalls wooing Dayne Crist | KUsports.com
The three senior offensive linemen knew this was their best chance to make their pitch. “We told him, ‘We’re in the same boat here. This is our last year. It’s been a couple rough years here,’” Hawkinson said. “‘If you get here, maybe we could get some things going, start a good legacy here at KU.’”

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Rick Pitino backs Jay Bilas for Big East commissioner - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
"It needs to be someone who, when he walks into the room, the presidents and ADs snap to attention,"

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