Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 8.16.12

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

Kansas Football

Coming on fast: Speedy, energetic LB Heeney takes aim at starting job | KUsports.com
"That dude is fast and reckless," senior defensive end Josh Williams said. "He comes straight downhill. Being on the D-line and having a guy like that behind me, I like that a lot."

KU’s oft-invisible D-line solidifying | KUsports.com
"I think our production in the sack area will increase," Wyatt said. "I still don’t think we’re a great pass-rushing football team, but I think we have improved."

What caught my eye at Day 13 of Fall Practice | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Tait's Blog

Weis: KU will bring pressure | CJOnline.com
"If you can get there with four, fine," Weis said, recalling his message to KU’s defensive coaches. "But I said, ‘If you think I’m going to sit there and watch a team go up and down the field on us with us not bringing it …’

Kansas Basketball

Fresh from Europe, Jayhawks already looking ahead | KUsports.com
"Basketball-wise it meant a lot," said freshman forward Perry Ellis, who averaged 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game over four games. "For a lot of us it was our first time coming overseas. Getting together and bonding ... it was a good experience for us. We always want to win, but still it was a good experience for us."

Misc

As North Carolina academic scandal deepens, all eyes on Mark Emmert - NCAA Football - Sporting News
This could be a really bad thing for North Carolina and it could potentially tarnish Roy's legacy considering at least one of his titles came during a time that this was ongoing.

K-State coach Weber ejected in exhibition loss - KansasCity.com
I'm glad our coach can handle himself at these things. Getting ejected and pulling your team off the court are rather interesting moves by our two rival coaches (one former).

Broncos to face tough decisions when cutting secondary - The Denver Post
Some high praise for Chris Harris out at Broncos camp again this year, sounds like he should make the roster but there is some stiff competition. I'm still holding out hope for Steven Johnson. The Broncos have had some linebackers hit with injury the last couple of days but I'd still say Johnson has an uphill climb.

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