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Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Tony Pierson (3) carries the ball in the first half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Tony Pierson (3) carries the ball in the first half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

Has a team with eight freshmen ever been ranked preseason top five? KU could be first - CBSSports.com
Which leads to a simple question: Has a team with eight freshmen ever been ranked in the top five of a preseason poll? I'm going to assume the answer is a negative. But the Jayhawks could really be the first

Misc

The 50 highest-earning American athletes - 2012 Fortunate 50 - SI.com
This stuff is always interesting. Nascar's top earner just won his first race in four years. Guess selling sticker decals pays the bills better than winning races.

Syracuse Orange to leave Big East year early, in July 2013 - ESPN
The Big East has reached an agreement with Syracuse University, allowing the Orange to leave the league a year early for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Penn State Nittany Lions -- New Jerry Sandusky accusers say abuse dates to 1970s, report says - ESPN
Three men have told investigators that Jerry Sandusky molested them in the 1970s and 1980s, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., has reported, citing sources close to the case.