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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.12.13

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.12.13

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Kansas Football

KU football playing to strengths in spring game | KUsports.com
“I would think you would see the blue team throwing the ball a lot, and you would see the white team running the ball a lot,” Weis said. “Offensively, one of the biggest things is playing to the strengths of our two quarterbacks. If Michael were to be the quarterback, it would be a run and play-action featured team. If Jake were the quarterback, it opens up a whole set of passes that he would be more efficient at in the drop-back passing game.”

Tony Pierson enjoying expanded role in KU’s offense - KansasCity.com
In 2012, Charlie Weis’ first season as head coach, the Kansas Jayhawks’ receiving corps recorded zero touchdown catches in 12 games. Zero … as in, none. As you might expect, Kansas’ passing attack ranked 113th in the country, stumbling to just 147.7 yards per game, and the passing production handcuffed an offense that featured an often-potent rushing attack.

Kansas Basketball

Shot star, Kevin Young to hold cube-off at Kansas Relays | KUsports.com
Then, immediately following the event, Hoffa will participate in a one-on-one celebrity Rubik’s Cube challenge against Kansas University senior basketball player Kevin Young. Hoffa, a noted speedcubist, has solved the puzzle in a personal-best 38 seconds.

College Basketball

Kentucky, Michigan State top the not-too-early 2013-14 rankings - College Basketball - Seth Davis - SI.com
Bill Self is bringing in another stellar recruiting class (headlined by Wayne Selden) and 6-8 forward Perry Ellis should make a big jump in his sophomore season, but it won't be easy to replace the entire starting lineup.