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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.11.13

Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.11.13

Jamie Squire

Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.11.13

Kansas Football

Opinion: Golf benefits kicker |

Football coaches who head teams that have no problem amassing yards but find themselves one foot short of a complete offense tend to scour soccer fields for help. Listen to Kansas University walk-on kicker Austin Barone and see if you don’t think coaches should also be scouting local golf courses.

Debating the best, worst college football coach rankings; Mailbag - College Football - Stewart Mandel -

... But Kansas’ Charlie Weis is conducting an interesting experiment that could pay immediate dividends this season. He has basically assembled a juco all-star team in an attempt to upgrade last year’s widespread deficiencies, signing 17 such transfers last winter. If Weis’ plan works, the Jayhawks should be much more competitive in the Big 12. If it doesn’t … well, ask former Kansas State coach Ron Prince.

Kansas Basketball

Lakers give Josh Selby a shot |

“We have a pretty good group of guys,” Selby told ESPN Los Angeles, referring to a Lakers roster that includes Chris Douglas-Roberts and Robert Sacre. “We have a great coaching staff (led by Laker assistant Dan D’Antoni) that’s willing to teach you the game. I think this is an opportunity for me to showcase my talents and better myself.”

Despite their history, former KU star Robertson has ‘zero hate’ for Mizzou -

“The thing I’ll miss most about that rivalry is the coaches going at one another,” he said, laughing and adding, “I think Coach (Bill) Self and Coach (Frank) Haith both seem to be likeable and not really mad at each other.”


Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson officially on thin ice - ESPN

Turns out, the biggest problem isn't what Henderson does when he's on the court. It's what he spends his time doing off it.

Dunk City is in good hands - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

With coach Andy Enfield newly installed at USC, and former Kansas assistant Joe Dooley hired to replace him, the biggest question going forward is whether FGCU, having tasted the spotlight, can sustain the exposure and momentum in coming seasons. It won't be easy, but as long as the Eagles keep finding freaky athletes like Terrell, Dunk City will at the very least live up to its name.

The college basketball video game is dead - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

So for the past few years, those of us who miss the glory days of college hoops gaming ... have had little to do but watch in intense jealousy as EA Sports rolls out spiffy new football titles each and every August.

Menelik Watson, former player for Florida State Seminoles, gets ring with wrong conference - ESPN

"It's really nice. It just says SEC on it."