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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 10.24.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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LET'S GO ROYALS ::clap clap clapclapclap::

- Kansas Sports -

Ben Heeney, an appreciation |

“Whenever we’re talking KU football, Ben’s the topic,” said Floodman, a three-time KU captain who played from 2001-05 and now heads up KU’s Williams Fund. “And it gives me goosebumps to talk about it. It just gets guys like us fired up to see a guy playing the game like that, running around the field with reckless abandon and having fun.”

Tight end Josh Moore decommits from Ohio State and picks Kansas |

Moore, who recently made a visit to KU with O-North teammate Isaiah Simmons (the 6-3, 195-pound brother of KU senior Victor Simmons), reportedly decided to switch to KU after being impressed by what he heard from Bowen, the Jayhawks' interim head coach, and his uneasy feelings about his commitment to Ohio State.

As Kansas football wades through transition, interim coach Clint Bowen keeps eye on recruiting | The Kansas City Star

Landing commitments from three-star recruits is not the norm for a middling program in limbo. And until Kansas hires a full-time coach, the Jayhawks will exist in a recruiting no-man’s land.

HawkZone podcast: Advanced stats expert Ken Pomeroy previews KU basketball season |

Advanced stats expert Ken Pomeroy joins Kansas beat writer Jesse Newell to preview KU basketball's 2014-15 season.

University of Kansas Athletics - KU Men’s Basketball Hosts Fifth Annual Ladies Night Out

The Kansas' men's basketball team gave approximately 450 women a taste of being a Jayhawk at the fifth annual "Ladies Night Out" in Allen Fieldhouse to create awareness for breast cancer Thursday.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Welcomes Back Alumni for Texas Tech

Ready to respond to a tough loss on the road, Kansas volleyball returns home to host the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Horejsi Family Athletics Center during its Alumni Weekend, Saturday at 1 p.m.

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 15 Jayhawks Welcome Iowa State for Senior Night

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to shake a two-game losing skid when they go up against the Iowa State Cyclones on Friday, Oct. 24 at Rock Chalk Park. The match, set to kick off at 7 p.m., will mark the final home appearance of the Jayhawk senior class, which will be honored following the game.

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Syracuse University's men's basketball and football programs under NCAA investigation - ESPN

Syracuse University's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source said Thursday.

UNC should get death penalty in academic fraud case, but it won't -

Death penalty? It won't happen, of course. The NCAA doesn't have the stomach for it. There are TV contracts to fulfill, arenas to sell out. It got there, almost, with Penn State. Then the association took most of the penalties back. What was more outrageous? The original penalties or the conclusion it might be a good PR move to assert the school had cleaned itself up a mere two years later? Nevertheless, a lesson must be taught at UNC beyond docking scholarships, fines and postseason sanctions. Otherwise, the NCAA loses what little credibility it has left.

Roy Williams is just the latest to keep himself in the dark -

But the independent report made available to the public Wednesday does detail how Williams eventually acknowledged to investigators that, yes, he had early suspicions about his players' heavy use of classes in the Afro-American Studies Department, which was littered with paper courses. And that proves, at least in my mind, that what Williams did here is essentially the same thing so many other high-profile coaches have done in similarly sketchy situations for decades and decades, i.e., table suspicions of improper behavior, at least temporarily, in the spirit of wins and protecting the brand. To believe otherwise is silly.

College Football Playoff paying off already with regular-season revival -

On April 25, 2011, then-BCS executive director Bill Hancock said, "I'm not sensing any ground for significant change in the format." Two years later to the day, standing at a podium, the new CFP executive director declared: "We have a four-team playoff for 12 years and we're dead serious about it. We know people are going to want eight. Some will want 16. Some of them will want 32 but it's going to be four for 12 years." Excuse the skepticism regarding regular-season crutch based on, um, history.

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Peyton Manning goes off on Broncos 'disrespectful' scoreboard operator -

"I have no problem with our fans, our fans are great. I have a problem with our scoreboard operator," Manning said. "I'm going to have to have a little talk with him. I'm not sure what he's doing. He was playing music and showing people players dancing and getting the crowd fired up and we have the ball -- I don't think we should be doing that."

- Fake News Story of the Day -

Tennessee Giving Away Free Throwable Objects to First 102,000 in Attendance for Lane Kiffin's Return - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

“It’s ridiculous to think that 102,000 people would be able to hit Lane Kiffin with their thrown objects,” said Hart. “The most optimistic projections suggest Kiffin will only be hit 817 times, and that’s only if he isn’t pulled off the field by Alabama security. So to say we’re giving away 102,000 projectiles just to hit Lane Kiffin? The numbers don’t bear that out.”

- Video of the Day -

Peanut Guy Is An Accurate, Concession-Throwing Machine

The thing you don't know about this particular Peanut Guy is that he has a cannon of an arm, and during the World Series he took the opportunity to show it off. The other thing I like about this video is Peanut Guy's faith in humanity. If the upper deck bro stiffs him, do you think Aramark is covering the loss? No, it's coming out of Peanut Guy's pocket. Yet, he still chucked his bag of peanuts, and rightly received the crowd's adulation for his impressive performance.