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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.8.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 1.8.13

Jamie Squire

Kansas Basketball

Jeff Withey gone wild |
The 7-foot Withey, as pointed out Monday, actually has had a better nonconference campaign than former Kentucky phenom Davis did a year ago. Through 13 games last season, Davis had 58 blocks and 29 fouls. Through 13 games in 2012-13, Withey has 68 blocks and 16 fouls.

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg losing sleep over KU; Bill Self as Wicked Witch of the West? | Seen it? |
"Last year, the ability to play different (with forward Royce White playing the point) was the reason we hung in there and had a shot," Hoiberg said. "You have to think outside the box when you play Kansas."

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - NCAA Basketball - ESPN
Took a small dip down to no. 5 in the power rankings.

The KU Chalkboard: Three facts about Travis Releford -
Three facts about Travis Releford.

Kansas Athletics

KU athletic director presses case for Rock Chalk Park |
“Kansas Athletics, for over a decade, has been searching for a way to address the needs of track and field, soccer and softball,” Zenger said. “Without this opportunity, we would spend the next five to seven, and maybe 10 years, trying to raise $50 million to build these three structures, all the while putting the completion of the renovations to Allen Fieldhouse on hold and, even further, putting on hold the renovations to Memorial Stadium. In light of what we’ve witnessed with BCS-conference realignment over the past several years, that would be the most foolish action that we could ever take.”

College Football

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Alabama Crimson Tide - Recap - January 07, 2013 - ESPN
Next year we get a playoff, more or less.