Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 7.9.12

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I'm back after my self/family duty imposed hiatus late last week. Looking forward to the downhill side of the offseason as we creep ever closer to August, fall camp and the start of football season.

Kansas Athletics

Kansas focused on getting sick football program healthy - KansasCity.com
It was late last November, and morale was waning. A football team was limping to the finish, and KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger was forced to embark on a pivotal and urgent mission.

Big shot: Bill Self homers — yes, homers — in losing cause | KUsports.com
Wearing a powder-blue American League jersey, white pants and a K.C. Royals cap, Self, KU’s basketball coach, measured the first pitch from Olympic softball hurler Jennie Finch and blasted it over the left-center-field fence.

Kansas D-tackle to bring ‘nasty’ | KUsports.com
"I try to be a good guy off the field, and I try to smile all the time," Stowers said. "But once you step onto the gridiron, it’s all a different story. You try to be the best player possible first, and then you bring the nasty after that."

Kirk Hinrich expected to rejoin the Chicago Bulls | KUsports.com
Good spot for Kirk.

Misc.

2012 Olympic Games -- Nigeria tops John Calipari's Dominican Republic for last basketball spot - ESPN
Is it wrong that I'm happy about this?

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