Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.16.13
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, yesterday's post didn't make it into the front page. As a result, we have a bonus size post for you today.
Don Jackson, an Alabama-based attorney who has been representing the wide receiver’s interests, told the Journal-World Monday night that Harwell’s case was ongoing and that he remained “cautiously optimistic” that a positive resolution could be reached soon.
Kansas players will report for fall camp Aug. 7 with football practices beginning the next day.
4. Kansas: This is the biggest strength of a Jayhawks team trying to rebuild. KU's been strong here even under Turner Gill, but never stronger than it is right now. James Sims is the headliner coming off a 1,000-yard season, but the depth here is silly. Tony Pierson is one of the league's best home-run hitters and Darrian Miller is back on the roster after a strong freshman season and being dismissed from the team before the 2012 season. If Brandon Bourbon can stay healthy he could contribute and Taylor Cox is a decent reserve, too.
Where are the QBs? Only two teams are bringing a quarterback, and one hasn't played a down of Big 12 football: Texas' David Ash, and Kansas' Jake Heaps, a BYU transfer. TCU's Casey Pachall isn't making a return appearance after attending last year, and Oklahoma State's Clint Chelf won't, either.
...Kansas' James Sims brought up the rear of the vote with 8 percent of the vote. Kansas' backfield is crowded with Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox, and Sims is a workhorse who's tough to bring down near the line of scrimmage, but his yardage comes with a big pile of carries.
"Long term, not worried about him,” Jent added. “As long as a player is willing to put the work in and get better and be more consistent — which he is going to do — you’re not worried.”
Withey will not be allowed to practice or play in games until all the players in the deal have been given the OK by medical personnel.
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in his NBA debut — a 69-61 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday in the Las Vegas Summer League.
This is a two part series about the Synergy service used by the KU coaching staff. An interesting read for sure.
Kansas University freshman basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins arrived in Los Angeles on Monday for tonight’s Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards ceremony in Hollywood.
Part 7 of this summer’s series, which looks back at the top players and moments — and in this case some of the worst — of the Self era so far, focuses on a few of the most memorable losses during what has been a decade unmatched by nearly all other college hoops programs