Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.20.2013

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Kansas Basketball (Andrew Wiggins Edition)

Andrew Wiggins scores seven points in Bill Self campers game |

"I know college is a big step from high school, so I just wanted to make sure I was ready for it," Wiggins said of the reason he declined an invitation to play for Canada’s Under 19 national team, instead electing to attend KU summer school. "Coming here early would (make) higher my chances of being ready for college.

The Andrew Wiggins era begins at Kansas |

Andrew Wiggins is the enormously talented basketball recruit who chose to play for the Kansas Jayhawks after a drawn-out and highly secretive recruiting battle that spanned his last two years of high school. If you aren't familiar with him already, you soon will be. Wiggins is finally on campus and going through summer practices in Lawrence, and his presence is creating quite a stir.

Wiggins wows fans in scrimmage |

“Other than Danny, you’d have to go back to Wilt (Chamberlain) to find a guy that had this much fanfare coming in,” Self said. “He’s just a kid. I told him the other night that he hasn’t made a basket yet. The attention he’s received is based on potential. It’s not based on anything he’s done."

“But I think he should welcome the expectations. There’s no reason he should run from them.”

Kansas Football

Charlie Weis: Chris Martin failed to follow ‘protocol’ |

“He had some off-field incidents,” Weis told Bernstein. “And that wasn’t really the reason why he was released. He was given a list of stipulations. To stay in school while those legal matters are being resolved, he was given a protocol to follow, and he didn’t follow all of them so therefore he was dismissed.”

Other Kansas News


"When Time Warner Cable Sports approached us with this concept, we knew, if done right, it could greatly benefit Kansas Athletics and our fan base," Kansas Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger said. "With more Kansas Athletics programming available throughout the state and to Time Warner cable customers throughout the country than ever has been before, Jayhawk fans will have more opportunities to catch our sports in action. We are eager to work with Time Warner Cable Metro Sports to bring this exciting concept to life."

Report: Ben McLemore's former AAU coach to meet with NCAA |

McLemore has said he had no knowledge of Cobb accepting any cash or gifts from Blackstock, and did not accept anything from Blackstock on his own. USA Today reported Blackstock received complimentary admission to three Kansas games as McLemore's guest.

KU heptathlon champion springs from unlikely roots in Hamilton, Mo. |

“This isn’t real life,” Vollmer thought after she won by taming her long-time nemesis, the 800-meter run, for her stunning sixth personal-best among the seven events over two days.


Top 10: Softest non-conference schedules |

3. (tie) Kansas State - Index: 1.50: Bill Snyder's had a history of favorable scheduling and this year's slate looks pretty tasty too. In addition to eight home games, the Wildcats' toughest non-conference test appears to be Louisiana-Lafayette, which is coming off a 9-4 season. ULL did give Florida all it could handle at UF before losing 27-20 last season. North Dakota State is a lower division powerhouse and went 14-1 in 2012 while UMass is among the worst teams in FBS

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