Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.14.14

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

A look around today's internets.

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Men's Basketball Kansas Men’s Basketball Schedule Packs a Punch Once Again

Kansas men's basketball will face traditional powers Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, Utah, Temple and UNLV with the potential to meet up with the likes of Michigan State, Tennessee, Marquette, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island, making the 2014-15 non-conference schedule another difficult slate for the Jayhawks.

KU hoops reveals 'challenging' 2014-15 nonconference slate | KUsports.com

“Obviously, next year’s nonconference will be very challenging,” KU coach Bill Self said. “We always play a good schedule, but this past year was rated by many to be about as tough of a nonconference schedule that a team has played in years. Certainly, next year’s schedule will be one of the better nonconference schedules that anyone in America plays, as well.

Breaking down KU’s nonconference basketball schedule - KansasCity.com

The unofficial countdown to Kansas’ regular-season opener began on Tuesday morning, when the school announced its nonconference basketball schedule for 2014-2015.

Late Night in the Phog set for Oct. 10 | KUsports.com

Kansas University basketball officials announced Tuesday morning that Oct. 10 has been set as the date for this year's Late Night in the Phog college basketball kickoff to the 2014-15 season.

Two players leave KU football program; Jake Heaps’ status unchanged | Wichita Eagle

Linebacker Samson Faifili and cornerback Brandon Hollomon are no longer with the program after being dropped from the roster on the KU athletics website, but quarterback Jake Heaps, the subject of transfer reports, is still listed on the team.

University of Kansas Softball Stein, Brickey Earn All-Big 12 Honors

As Kansas softball prepares for its first NCAA appearance since 2006, sophomore shortstop Chaley Brickey earned her second-consecutive All-Big 12 Second Team honor and junior first baseman Maddie Stein was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team as announced by the conference Tuesday.

Kansas softball stays out of Border War of words | KUsports.com

Shots might have been fired out of Columbia, Missouri, in the direction of Lawrence, but Kansas University’s softball players weren’t about to retaliate and inflame a Border War of words.

University of Kansas Football Kansas Football Preview Party With Charlie Weis 2014 Dates Announced

Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association have partnered to bring the Kansas Football program and head coach Charlie Weis to Jayhawk fans across the state of Kansas.

- College Sports -

Kansas State gives Daniel Sams a conditional release from scholarship - KansasCity.com

Sams, an athletic quarterback turned wide receiver, is allowed to contact Football Championship Subdivision programs near his hometown of Slidell, La., with the exception of Stephen F. Austin. The Wildcats open the season against the Lumberjacks at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Aug. 30. With the release, Sams will be eligible to play and receive financial aid immediately with an FCS school.

Thomas Robinson then and now: One and the same? | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

If you've been watching any of the NBA Playoff series between Portland and San Antonio — particularly Monday night's game — you might have had a moment or two where you thought you went back in time to the 2010-11 Kansas University basketball season.

Some ACC teams consider fulfilling future nonconference obligations by playing other ACC teams - ESPN

Some Atlantic Coast Conference schools are considering scheduling future nonconference games against -- ironically -- other ACC schools, league athletic directors and coaches told ESPN.com.

Johnny Manziel may profit if Texas A&M uses 'House That Johnny Built' for new stadium - ESPN

If Texas A&M ever decides to formally include "The House That Johnny Built" in the name of its football stadium, Johnny Manziel appears to be in line to cash in.

D-I Football Commit Remains Homeless Due to NCAA Rules, Cannot Receive Fan Aid | Bleacher Report

This is the daily regimen of Antoine Turner, a junior college commit for the Boise State football program who is currently homeless and has lived in transience most of his life. Boise State alumni, having heard his recently discovered story, want to help Turner—who has spent the majority of his life without a stable home. Unfortunately, the school is discouraging boosters and fans from furnishing aid to the young man, fearing reprisal from the NCAA.

- Professional Sports -

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Recap - May 13, 2014 - ESPN

Russell Westbrook finished off Oklahoma City's stunning comeback. Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes he never should have had the chance. Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat Los Angeles 105-104 on Tuesday night and go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals. The play that led to Westrbook's free throws is in dispute.

Doc Rivers says Los Angeles Clippers were 'robbed' by officials in loss - ESPN Los Angeles

Rivers was furious during and after the game when officials awarded the ball to the Thunder with 11.3 seconds left and the Clippers up 104-102 following an instant replay review in which it looked like the ball went out of bounds off Thunder guard Reggie Jackson's right hand after Clippers forward Matt Barnes hit his left hand as he went up for a layup following a Chris Paul turnover.

Joe Haden of Cleveland Browns agrees to contract extension - ESPN

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden signed a five-year contract extension worth $68 million on Tuesday. A total of $45 million is guaranteed.

O will determine how high Royals rebound - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

Before Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals brass spent some time in question-and-answer mode over the prominent question du jour. Sam Mellinger, a respected and thoughtful columnist for the Kansas City Star, helped kick-start the day’s events when he wrote a piece beneath the headline, “It’s time for Mike Moustakas to go to Omaha.”

- Local News -

Boy who found $10,000 in a hotel last year won’t get the cash back | Wichita Eagle

Earlier this month, a 9-year-old boy wrote a letter to Kansas City police asking whether a 10-year-old boy who found $10,000 in a hotel room last year got to keep the cash.

Korean War vets now making up majority on Honor Flights | Wichita Eagle

For the first time since flights began six years ago, an Honor Flight from Kansas will be taking more Korean War veterans than World War II vets when it leaves this week for Washington, D.C.

- Funny Video of the Day -

Thanks, Regis.

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