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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.1.12

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Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist (10) drops back to pass in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist (10) drops back to pass in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

It's MAY DAY Jayhawks! Raise your hand if you remember that from your childhood and celebrated with a proper May day basket surprise. Also, anyone else still excited that the guy above in the pic is our QB? Hope is a good thing.

Kansas Football

Looking back at the 2012 KU football spring game | Tale of the Tait |

In good hands: Pierson, Jackson help ease worries over KU’s running-back position | KUsports.com
Watching some of the highlights, Jackson looks like he could have a future. It was the KU defense though and that needs a lot of improvement before giving a ton of credit to the offense.

Kansas Basketball

Xavier transfer to set campus visits | KUsports.com
I'm still seeing Arizona as the frontrunner.

Misc.

At the Watercooler: NBA draft, IU is back - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Editor's note: It's the offseason edition of The Watercooler. Eamonn Brennan and Myron Medcalf talk NBA draft decisions, the preseason's No. 1 team, U

Former Duke forward Michael Gbinije commits to Syracuse | CollegeBasketballTalk
I just highlighted this because of the suddenly HUGE trend of players transferring in alarmingly high numbers and in addition to that they are making a big deal about those transfers. I just can't remember transfers ever "committing" and hyping themselves as much as they seem to now. Especially when you consider that transferring means something probably didn't work out at the initial destination.