Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 9.13.12

Kansas Football

Big gun: Jayhawks wary of TCU QB | KUsports.com
“Here you’ve got a big, strong, physical quarterback who’s very accurate and has a strong arm and has some good weapons around him,” Weis said of the 6-foot-5, 226-pound junior from Brownwood, Texas. “He does a very good job of managing the game (and) getting the ball into the players’ hands.”

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Sept. 12 | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
McDonald set to make his debut this week.

KU's Marrongelli fluent in football, finance | CJOnline.com
There’s this myth among students that teachers don’t have a life outside of the classroom. Trevor Marrongelli can prove otherwise.At 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 315 students huddle in Budig 130 — one of the larger lecture halls at The University of Kansas. The class is Finance 310, and Marrongelli, a senior center for the KU football team, is one of its leaders.While Marrongelli works toward his master of business administration, he also serves as one of the school's teaching assistants.

Weis, Jayhawks try to make underdog status a positive - KansasCity.com
Last December, Weis took over a Kansas program with few natural advantages. But there is one area in which Weis believes the Jayhawks have an edge. It starts with this: How many opponents in the Big 12 will be motivated to play Kansas?

Kansas Basketball

Bill Self to visit nation’s top-ranked preps | KUsports.com
Julius Randle and Jabari Parker — the Nos. 1- and 2-rated high school basketball prospects in the country by Rivals.com — are playing host to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self this week.

College Basketball

Connecticut Huskies' Jim Calhoun to announce retirement - ESPN
Huge news in college basketball. Sounds like they'll have an interim for a year and then it will be interesting to see what dominoes fall after the season.

College Football

Notre Dame sports, except football and hockey, to ACC - ESPN
Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as a full member with the exception of football, but will play five football games annually against ACC teams.

Notre Dame -- John Swofford, ACC strikes again by adding Irish - Andy Staples - SI.com
Would have liked to see the Big 12 make this move. I think we had the opportunity, but might have either missed our chance or perhaps the ACC presented an easier path on the football side of things.

College Football Hot Button Topic of the week - College Football - ESPN
A debate between the Pac 12 and Big 12

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