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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.10.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.10.13

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Kansas National Champions

Hero’s welcome: KU track title, turnout exceed expectations |
“We were joking when we saw the tweet,” said top point scorer Andrea Geubelle, a senior who contributed 16 points to the team total of 60 with second-place finishes in the long and triple jump. “We were like, ‘Well, I hope it’s free because nobody’s gonna pay.’ So when we walked in and we saw people we didn’t know, that was huge. It was great that there were more than five people.”

Opinion: Kansas’ Lindsay Vollmer multiple threat |
Vollmer has two remaining years of eligibility at Kansas. She is well aware that she is not the only phenom in her event living in Lawrence. Vollmer is more than a little familiar with the feats of Free State High’s multi-event standout Alexa Harmon-Thomas. (KU’s first outdoor national championship came two weeks after Harmon-Thomas led the Free State girls team to its first outdoor state title.)

Kansas AD relishes title |
“I’m practically speechless,” Zenger said. “I had the opportunity to get to know some of these young ladies. They are as good as gold. Their heart, soul, their work ethic makes you proud to be in the business of education and college athletics.”

Kansas Basketball

Frank Mason gets taste of hoops hoopla |
“I knew it would be like this,” Mason added, “because the tradition is very great here. It’s the fans. They are wonderful. I hope to have a lot more events like this.”

Selden: Nothing painful about process of picking KU |
“It was never stressful for me,” said Wayne Selden, Kansas University’s 6-foot-5, 220-pound freshman shooting guard from Tilton School in New Hampshire, who, instead of milking the process for months as the country’s No. 12-rated player, announced his commitment to Kansas University last Oct. 15.

Andrew Wiggins on his way |
Wiggins, 6-foot-7 from Toronto and the United States’ No. 1-rated high school player, has decided to not play for his country in international competition this summer, thus will be heading to Lawrence soon. That decision was first revealed at the Basketball Canada website on Saturday night.

Kansas Football

Ex-Jayhawk Tunde Bakare starts fitness site |
The business, made up of little more than an email address, a Facebook page and a lot of hard work, was founded as a vehicle to help high school and junior-college athletes reach their goals of becoming Div. I athletes. Bakare, a 2013 graduate from Woodbridge, Va., is developing the business with a couple of his buddies back home.

Football notebook: Jayhawks land on early preseason lists |
Brown recently released his predictions for the final Big 12 football standings of 2013 and slotted the Jayhawks into eighth place with a 6-6 overall record and a 3-6 record in conference play.


Can college basketball’s ACC become as dominant as college football’s SEC? | One And One -
With the dismantling of the Big East and several of its best teams set to migrate to the ACC over the next two seasons, and with Grants of Rights deals in most of the major conferences appearing to have stemmed the tide of conference realignment for the time being, the ACC seems poised to become the flagship college basketball conference in the nation.

Source -- USC Trojans extend offer to Nathan Tilford, 8th-grade wide receiver - ESPN Los Angeles
Come on man.

Police seized gun, ammunition during arrest of P.J. Hairston - ESPN
A police report says officers seized a 9mm handgun and ammunition when North Carolina's leading scorer last season, P.J. Hairston, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge.