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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.10.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.10.13

Tom Pennington

Kansas Baseball

Opinion: Fantastic fielding keeps KU baseball in Big 12 hunt |
Strong fielding has helped Kansas go 12-9 in the Big 12 race, one-half game behind three schools tied for first in a conference with such parity that all nine of the schools have losing road records in conference games and seven schools have winning home records.

Unheralded closer Piché becomes dominant force for KU |
For Piché, a native of Greeley, Colo., that juco stop was at Indian Hills in Ottumwa, Iowa, and that success — a 9-4 record in 122 total innings as both a starter and a closer — was strong enough to make him relevant, though it did not exactly inspire coaches to flock to Ottumwa.

Kansas Basketball

Bill Self OK that shot clock to stay at 35 |
In somewhat of a surprise, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee Thursday didn’t even vote on reducing the college shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds

'Pay Heed' returns with more KU dancing, locker room footage | Seen it? |
The Kansas University athletic department and Jeff Forbes have released the latest installment of the "Pay Heed" video series, and it's definitely worth a look, especially with the locker room footage shown from the men's basketball team's 2012-13 season.

College Basketball

NCAA basketball rules committee approves more replays for out of bounds, shot-clock violations - ESPN
In the past, Hyland said the official had to judge if the defender was in front of the offensive player with his two feet down and facing the offensive player. He also had to determine if the offensive player had left the court before the defensive player was set. Now, Hyland said the defensive player cannot move into the space once the offensive player has started his upward motion with the ball.

Tarik Black, Michael Dixon and other transfers still looking for new programs - college basketball - ESPN
Dixon has spent this semester taking online coursework through a junior college. He plays pickup games in various gyms throughout his native Kansas City and has even been spotted at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence in recent weeks scrimmaging with members of the Kansas Jayhawks.