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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.18.11

Kansas picked up a nice commitment in terms of football recruiting last night.  Jordan Smith is a 6'5" 220 pound tight end/athlete out of Texas.  He's very much in the mold of what Missouri has been putting out over the last 5-7 years, in fact Mizzou brought him in on an unofficial this summer and may even offer at some point.  As of now Kansas is probably his tip offer, but Arkansas, Texas Tech, Baylor and Mizzou are all heavily interested.  It's only August so who knows, this could be a tough one to keep.  But for now it appears to be another prospect that brings speed, athleticism and explosion to his position.

Kansas Football

Kansas LB coach sheds light on first stringers |
I like the sound of the starters and Malcolm Walker and Huldon Tharp of the bench is a pretty solid rotation. Plus, it's GREAT to hear that Collin Garrett and Ben Heeney, the Kansas boy, are separating themselves on the second team as true freshman.

Fresh faces: Several rookies have chance to play |
Youth will be served in year two of Turner Gill

Kansas Basketball

Tyrel Reed signs with Belgian team |
Why not? Get paid, travel a little overseas. Nice reward for Tyrel.

Bill Self has Kansas on winning streak |
Bill Self, Kansas basketball and realignment

Summer Buzz: Kansas Jayhawks - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
From ESPN the Magazine

Is doubting Kansas finally appropriate? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
And another ESPN article about our basketball squad. Must have been craving some wang burgers in Bristol

Big 12

Big 12 may slap a deadline on A&M’s conference intentions | CollegeFootballTalk
Yes let's do this.

Death Penalty? and THE U!  Hey remember that KC88 kid...he was a big U fan right?

Is a Miami death penalty the NCAA’s only option? | CollegeFootballTalk
Roughly 26 years after SMU was hit with the infamous "death penalty" that crippled their football program for nearly a quarter of a century, then-Florida president John Lombardi said that the NCAA would do anything it could going forward to avoid sentencing another school to a similar fate.

Golden should’ve been informed about NCAA investigation at Miami | CollegeFootballTalk
When Al Golden left Temple last December to take the job at Miami, he should have been told by university officials that the NCAA could be investigating the connection between former booster Nevin Sharipo to UM players by way of millions of dollars in impermissible benefits at some point down the ro...

Mizzou Connection Grows...correction, not Mizzou but their current coach.

What comes next for Miami, Missouri? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Andy Katz talks about "due process" and what might happen to new Missouri coach Frank Haith up to and including his termination prior to the season. Could we have another Missouri coaching search on our hands already?