Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 06.13.14

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A look-see around today's internets.

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Track and Field Maroszek Nabs Sixth Place in Discus at NCAA Championships

Jessica Maroszek posted a sixth-place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships Thursday afternoon inside Hayward Field. Junior Lindsay Vollmer began her week with the first four events of the heptathlon and sits in second heading into the final day of competition.

KU heptathlete Vollmer begins title defense | KUsports.com

Vollmer, who won the 2013 national title with a school-record 6,068 points, has 3,493 points — 192 points behind Georgia’s Kendall Williams — with three events remaining.

In fine form: Reed shoots sweet as ever at KU alumni classic | KUsports.com

Reed, who is a physical therapy student at KU Med, connected on eight threes Thursday, good for 27 points. He tied for team-high scoring honors with Red teammate Ben McLemore, who put on a show with numerous high-flying dunks.

Nike wooing Wiggins as only Nike can | All Eyes on KU | KUsports.com

Wiggins, who now is just a couple of weeks away from becoming an instant millionaire and Top 3 selection in the NBA Draft, is being sought after by more than just Cleveland, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, which own the top three picks in this year's draft.

KU's Conner Frankamp says he has 'a lot to prove' after up-and-down freshman year | CJOnline.com

At first glance, he looks bigger, especially in his upper body. That additional muscle is something he's developed with help from his four lifting sessions per week with KU strength coach Andrea Hudy.

- College Sports -

Eight College World Series teams can have it all or nothing - ESPN

In this age of parity, every team has reason to believe it can win the big, brass ring. But at the same time, every team also has a soft underbelly that makes it vulnerable. Here is how this year's field of eight stacks up in the goods and bads department as we head toward first pitch. (Ed. Note: CWS starts tomorrow.)

- Professional Sports -

San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat - Recap - June 12, 2014 - ESPN

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs routed the Heat again, winning 107-86 on Thursday night to open a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Martin Kaymer seizes US Open lead with 65 at Pinehurst - Golf, PGA Tour - CBSSports.com

Kaymer made six birdies Thursday afternoon, three on the final five holes, that sent the 29-year-old German to the lowest score in three Opens held at Pinehurst No. 2. He made a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a three-shot lead.

Al Michaels: Dan Snyder said he’ll change Redskins name ‘over his dead body’ | SI Wire

NBC “Sunday Night Football” play-by-play announcer Al Michaels says the debate over changing the Washington Redskins’ team name is “nuts” — and that Redskins owner Dan Snyder likely won’t ever give into demands for a switch.

- World Cup -

Brazil 3-1 Croatia - Neymar shines in opening win - ESPN FC

Neymar, Brazil's Barcelona talisman, proved the key for the 3-1 victory in a sparkling -- and controversial -- match that may well set the tone for a World Cup of thrills and skills.

Croatia coach Niko Kovac calls penalty decision 'ridiculous' - ESPN FC

Croatia coach Niko Kovac said his players "better give it up now and go home" after Brazil were awarded what looked to be a soft, and crucial, penalty in their 3-1 win in the World Cup opening game.

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says 'Brazil victory was a FIFA scandal' - ESPN FC

"What can I say? I'm sad, I want to cry. Everyone saw that. It's a scandal for FIFA. They talk about respect, they have meetings before the World Cup, FIFA people talk to us, and in the end, what happens? It's better they give the World Cup to Brazil straight away," said the former Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb man, who was shown by TV replays to have made only the slightest contact with Fred.

In support of Jurgen Klinsmann and honesty | The Kansas City Star

What Klinsmann said isn’t even controversial. It’s akin to if Theo Epstein told reporters this spring that it was unrealistic to expect the Cubs to win the World Series this year. Why is this a story?

World Cup: The 34 things you need to know about this year's extravaganza in Brazil | MLSsoccer.com

Ed. Note: Why 34? Anyway, enjoy.

- In The News -

Expectations low as Kansas wheat harvest begins | Wichita Eagle

Farmers are coming in with yields of 10 to 20 bushels per acre, less than half a typical amount. The high, so far, is 23 bushels per acre, he said. If it’s below 10, they are not bothering to cut.

From ranch to concert venue: Volunteers prepare Symphony in the Flint Hills | Wichita Eagle

Before Saturday evening’s concert, they will transform the tallgrass prairie of Rosalia Ranch in Butler County into a concert venue, which will host the Kansas City Symphony and an audience of more than 6,000 people.

John Brown, Bleeding Kansas and the search for buried history | Wichita Eagle

For nearly four decades, the Kansas Anthropological Association and the Kansas State Historical Society have sponsored archaeological digs to give amateurs and professionals a chance to learn about the people who once populated the Plains.

KC Author D.L. Rogers Tells Heartbreaking, Little-Known Story of the Civil War and General Order No. 11 in New Book 'Elizabeth's War: Missouri 1863'

Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/65531/#storylink=cpy

The Order, issued on August 25, 1863 in response to William Clarke Quantrill’s brutal raid on Lawrence, Kansas, Missouri residents of southern Jackson, Cass, Bates, and Vernon counties, an area encompassing almost 300 square miles, were told, in essence, to vacate their homes and do one of two things: swear their loyalty to the Union—or go away. Where they went, Union General Thomas Ewing did not care, they just had to go.

Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/65531/#storylink=cpy

Homeowner to burn house teetering on Texas cliff | Wichita Eagle

The house has been condemned and the owners evacuated the property about two weeks ago. Chunks of the cliff — and the $700,000 home — have been tumbling into the water.

- Today in Sports History -

1912 - Christy Mathewson gets his 300th win.

1948 - The Yankees retire Babe's Ruth's No. 3 jersey.

1989 - The Detroit Pistons win the first NBA title, sweeping the L.A. Lakers in four games.

2003 - Roger Clemens records his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in the same game, a win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

2012 - Matt Cain tosses the 22nd perfect game in MLB history, the first ever by a San Francisco Giants pitcher.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: It rained more than you think at Pinehurst on Thursday - CBSSports.com

This video shows just how severe the weather was. It also makes you realize how soft the course is playing for the second round and helps you understand why Martin Kaymer is running away with the tournament.

VIDEO: Ken Duke makes crazy par at 2014 US Open - CBSSports.com

Duke actually used that chip to shoot 33 on the front nine and climb back into the tournament a little bit.

I remember when I could fit in a shoe.

There's nothing like it.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Gayle Sayers wore #40.

Today's question: What three members of the Kansas 2008 national championship team earned AP All-America honors that season?

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