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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 10.14.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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Programming note: misterbrain will be taking over News and Notes for the rest of this week and through early next week while I concentrate on my wedding the Royals.  Don't worry, I'll still check in randomly, I know fizz needs a steady dose of mikeville.  Montana can be so boring this time of year is what I hear.  Didn't the leaves fall off the trees back in August up there?

Anyway, back to the business at hand.

- Kansas Sports -

Clint Bowen: Tony Pierson more valuable to KU football at running back |

Bowen, who took over for the fired Charlie Weis two weeks ago, was asked why Pierson wasn't moved to running back sooner this season. “Just at that time, the philosophy was that he was more valuable on the outside,” Bowen said. “I just kind of saw it differently.”

TTU, Kansas coaches in familiar spot |

Although the two situations differ in that Bowen, 42, is currently KU’s interim coach and Kingsbury was hired to be the full-time guy, both have made no secret about the fact that leading the programs they once suited up for is an incredible honor. However, according to Kingsbury, a Texas Tech quarterback from 1998-2002, it’s not all fun and games.

Big 12 college football recruiting scorecard - ESPN

Kansas: The Jayhawks landed a commitment from Class of 2016 running back Aubrey White. The highly regarded White spurned offers from Oklahoma, TCU, Arkansas, Nebraska and others to pledge to Kansas. It will be interesting to see how KU’s coaching situation impacts White’s recruitment before February 2016.

Pro-Bowen Facebook page picking up steam | Tale of the Tait |

The goal of the Facebook group is spelled out ever-so-simply in the “About” section of the social media site: “This is a page dedicated to making Clint Bowen the next HC for KU football; through the support of KU students, alumni, and fans. WE WANT BOWEN,” it reads. It includes a couple of photos, a couple of posts — the most notable reads “Let Zenger hear us loud and clear - WE WANT BOWEN!!! — and a bunch of familiar names from past KU football rosters.

Blue-chip recruits consider package deal |

Three of the blue-chip high school senior prospects who attended Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog — Carlton Bragg, Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram — are talking about attending college as part of a package deal, Bragg told on Monday.

KU’s Henrickson stresses defense |

“We’ve got to get in and steal some possessions and eliminate some extra possessions on the defensive end,” Henrickson said. “When you look at how many one-possession games we were in, when you go back and look at that, it is offensive rebounds and turning the ball over. I think the thing we can clean up right away is our intent to rebound the ball better on both ends.”

University of Kansas Volleyball - Havili Claims First Big 12 Rookie of the Week Award

Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year, Jayhawk setter Ainise Havili, picked up her first Big 12 Rookie of the Week honor thanks to her league-leading performance the week of Oct. 6-12.

University of Kansas Swimming and Diving - Jayhawks Claim Freestyle Festival Win Over Mavericks, 99-41

Another Chelsie Miller victory, a pair of quick finishes for Lindsay Manning, an impressive start for the freshman class, and a hint at a return to top form for Haley Molden were among the many highlights for Kansas swimming and diving as the Jayhawks topped Nebraska-Omaha, 99-41, at the HPER Pool in an unconventional format Monday night.

- College Sports -

K-State will drop equestrian, add women’s soccer | The Wichita Eagle

The Kansas State athletic department is dropping equestrian as one of its 16 sponsored sports and replacing it with women’s soccer. The move was announced by K-State in a news release late Monday. The equestrian team, which the Wildcats started in 2000, will continue competing through 2016 with soccer beginning in 2017.

Alabama Tight End Busted With A Quarter Pound Of Weed In His Dorm Room

Police seized 112 grams of weed and $4,661 in cash from University of Alabama tight end Kurt Freitag's dorm room, according to a complaint filed Monday. Last Tuesday, agents from the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force observed Freitag making a "drug transaction" outside of his dorm. They followed him back to his room and read him his Miranda rights, and then the idiot gave the cops permission to search the room, where they found the previously mentioned money and weed.

- Professional Sports -

Royals are cashing in by the millions, and what they do with the money is critical | The Kansas City Star

Every night the Royals host a playoff game, they make a little more than a million dollars. That’s pure profit, money the team did not put into its 2014 budget. So it’s not just the Royals’ standing around baseball that’s being boosted. It’s their bottom line, too. And it’s not just their history that’s being rewritten. It’s their future, too.

What does Game 3 postponement mean for rest of ALCS? -

Monday's postponement of Game 3 of the ALCS between the Orioles and Royals means that Games 3, 4 and -- if necessary -- 5 will be pushed back a day. The more far-flung and less certain consequence is that both teams will lose their travel day should the series shift back to Baltimore for Games 6 and 7. That, in turn, means that the Royals and O's would need to use a fifth starter in a potential Game 7 or send out someone on short rest.

Rams selling $2 hot dogs, beers 2 for $3 in MNF game vs. 49ers -

In an effort to make you forget an already forgettable 2014 season, the Rams would like to take you back to those halcyon days when Mike Martz's offense didn't seem quite so crazy and The Greatest Show on Turf was a thing. So while Kurt Warner ain't walking through that door, the concession stands will feature 1999 pricing. (Mr. Ed says: This was last night's game.)

- Videos and Photos of the Day -

PHOTOS: Florida Panthers attendance looks worse than ever -

Piling on the Panthers for their attendance woes is picking a low-hanging fruit. It's not fun, it's not funny. It's just kind of sad. The fans that do care about the team are surely sick of hearing about it and it has to be incredibly frustrating that the team they care so much about has such little support locally.

PHOTO: Is this guy taking a creepy picture of a Bengals cheerleader? -

The weirdest thing to happen at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday was the tie between the Bengals and Panthers. The creepiest thing? That's up for debate and completely depends on what you think the guy in the photo above is doing.

WTF Yahoo?

This was the "Loop" on Yahoo's mobile fantasy game page tonight. I guess vetting isn't part of their process.

VIDEO: Texas High School Perfectly Executes Trick Onside Kick - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

Mr Ed says: Nice.