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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.24.13

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.24.13

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Kansas Football

Opinion: Speedy KU LB Heeney making up for time spent standing still | KUsports.com
Watching Ben Heeney play football is a bit like viewing a high-speed demolition derby. He has no problem sacrificing his body, throwing it into harm’s way at a very high speed. In fact, he appears to enjoy it quite a bit. Just don’t tell him to stand still and watch.

Kansas Basketball

Former KU players catch on in NBA’s D-League | KUsports.com
Three former Kansas University basketball players who did not play in any NBA games this past season did spend time in the NBA’s minor league — the NBA Development League.

College Football

Big 12 eyes bowl games within driving distance - ESPN
The Big 12 wants to have a greater postseason presence in Florida and get into more bowls that its fans can reach by car.

Football playoff has name and site - ESPN
"We decided to call the playoff what it is -- the College Football Playoff,"

College Basketball

Coaches weigh in on the impact of new recruiting rules - college basketball - ESPN
"The key was getting the kid on the phone on a Sunday night and never letting him off, because there was no call waiting and every other coach that was calling him kept getting a busy signal," Ryan said. "It's changed an awful lot."

Players and families on new NCAA rules - college basketball - ESPN
Past stars were wooed by colleges through handwritten letters and in-home visits. Today, a direct message via Twitter could be equally meaningful for some kids because their phones and social media connections are so vital in their daily lives.

Top NCAA hoops prospect endures ugly side of recruiting - ESPN
“Sometimes we get phone calls, threats [from] college fans … ‘Come to my school’ and sometimes they just hang up,” said Stone, who competed at the NY2LA tournament in the Minneapolis suburbs over the weekend. “One time, [they said], ‘If you don’t choose this school, something will happen.’ It’s insane.”