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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.14.12

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Kansas Basketball and the NCAA Tournament

2012 NCAA tournament -- Syracuse Orange announce Fab Melo ineligible for tourney - ESPN
The obviously big news of the day yesterday. Changes a lot with Syracuse.

NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket experts' picks - Men's College Basketball -
We seem to be trending upward as a pick.

UCLA Bruins retain Ben Howland as coach - ESPN Los Angeles
Some more news, this one the coaching front. Howland has some players going to UCLA next year and Shabazz still has them in the mix.

SMU Mustangs fire Matt Doherty after six seasons - ESPN Dallas
An old Hawk assistant. Roy sure seemed to distance himself from Doherty over the years.

BYU's rally caps historic night in Dayton - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
A lot of people like to dog the first four games, these two were pretty good.

Post presence: Assistant coach Manning making most of ‘great spot’ on KU bench |
Dooley and Manning are both drawing quite a bit of attention as assistants. I wonder where we would go next if we had to.

Dunkin’ Detroit may fuel KU’s fire |
"I’m serious," Self said, "you could make a highlight tape of Detroit, and it’s as good as Baylor’s highlight tape. I mean, they are athletic. They’re as athletic as any team in our league, I think. They’ve got a terrific point guard, and they’ve got size up front. And they make athletic plays."

KU hears the smack talk from Detroit and smiles -
Two different ways of expressing confidence. I just hope we're not overly confident.

Kansas Football

KU NFL hopefuls to show off skills |
Pro day coming. Something tells me that in the future this is an area where Weis can help our players.

Big 12 TV

Reports: Big 12, ESPN near $1.3 billion TV deal |
This deal puts us on par with the Pac 12 but I'm curious if there are stipulations should we expand or other clauses that would allow this to change if need be because 2025 is a long way away.