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Rockchalk's Ramblings // 6-19-09

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Naturally, I apologize for missing yesterday. I'll try to make up for it by providing double the links, which sounds exciting but really just means that the articles from yesterday are included as well.

Kansas Football

Premature Assessments: Huskers hurtling toward The Leap - Dr. Saturday - NCAA Football - Rivals.com

The always outstanding-and-fantastic Matt Hinton takes a look at the Cornhuskers, the team that would appear to be our primary competition for the North title. It's good, naturally.

If it's the 'team of the decade' you want, at least consider them all - Dr.... - NCAA Football - Rivals.com

And while I was there, I found this really interesting as well.

Big 12 coaches' records -- as head coach and assistant - Big 12 - ESPN

This is from Tim Griffin's ESPN blog, and runs with an idea given to him by Tim Brewster. Minnesota's football coach boasted on his bio page of having a career record of 113-61-1. Except, he's only been a head coach for two years, where he's gone 8-17. So, with Brewster counting his record as a coach, period, assistant or head, Griffin looks at all of the Big 12 coaches and their records as assistant coaches. It's cool.

Questions would be answered with a conference challenge - ESPN

And for one, final non-Kansas (kind of) related football link, that Conference Challenge thing they did last week that I missed. Schlabach has us playing Kentucky; I don't think it'd really be that interesting of a game, but hey, I'm biased. Of course, given Schlabach's history, so is he.

Kansas Basketball

KUsports.com | Gary Bedore's KU Basketball Notebook

A little Notebook-action from Bedore. The primary topic of interest: both Withey and Reed are battling injuries, with Withey's being considerably more serious. Reed's is just a sore groin that is listed as day-to-day in June, which means it's basically nothing. Withey's isn't a huge deal, just a sprained thumb, but he's likely out 2-4 weeks.

KUsports.com | It’s time to change NBA Draft rule

Everyone's favorite topic: the NBA and draft eligibility. Included are some quotes from Bill Self, though, which make the whole take kind of more interesting.

KUsports.com | KU basketball alumni outlast current players, 67-63

Well, at least it wasn't as big of a blowout as last week. The alumni scored the same 67 as last game, but we scored 11 more this game. Unsurprisingly, we had one Travis Releford this time around, and he played well, scoring 9 points. The star was Marcus Morris, though, who piled in 20 points. 20. And yes, he's still my favorite player.

KUsports.com | "Jayhawk Flashback: Roy Williams introductory press conference, July 8, 1988" by The Newell Post

I love Jesse Newell, like I said, and this Jayhawk Flashback is really cool. Roy's intro press conference.

KU's Tyshawn Taylor named to 19-and-under U.S. team for Fiba championship - Kansas City Star

As Denver noted in the FanShot, Tyshawn made the 19-and-under team. It's awesome for him.

Kansas Baseball

KUsports.com | Thompson named to ABCA 2nd team

Another All-American list for Tony Thompson to be listed on. This guy's a stud, man.

Smyth Signs with Oakland : Kansan.com

Paul Smyth becomes the what, 4th Jayhawk to sign. Brian Heere remains unsigned, although all indications are that he's coming back to school. And hopefully Heere does come back.

Rosenblatt Stadium Hosts Its Last CWS : Kansan.com

Nice little story on Rosenblatt. He makes it sound like this is its last year, though, while I'm almost positive that it has one more year, 2010, before Rosenblatt says goodbye. I hope so, because I am already working on setting things up so I can go. I'm definitely going to a CWS at Rosenblatt. And with next year being the last year ever...