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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 10.27.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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I would say #yosted but with Bumgarner, what did you expect to happen?  I sure didn't expect to lose to Ryan freaking Vogelsong the other night though.

- Kansas Sports -

A day in the life of Clint Bowen |

While he puts one foot in front of the other while grinding out yet another 15-hour work day — during the Jayhawks' bye week, no less — Bowen does so with the confidence of a veteran coach and the spirit of a junior high kid, cracking a smile here and there, clowning around with players and coaches, even busting chops. When things drift to distraction, Bowen is quick to bring the focus back to football with simple and direct instructions — "all right, fellas, let's lock back in."

Bill Self gives update on practices |

"Frank’s going to be a starter. He’s been consistent for the most part until today. I’m sure Frank … he’s played well," Self said. "The situation is, we really haven’t had, whether it be Devonte’ (Graham) or Conner (Frankamp) or Brannen (Greene) or Svi (Mykhailiuk) or Kelly (Oubre) — all those guys are about the same right now. We haven’t had a lot of separation as far as our third perimeter player."

KU's offensive success goes back to simple Bill Self mantra |

"I just think basketball can be summed up very easily: If you’re good, you get easy baskets and don’t give them up," Self said. "And if you’re not very good, you give them up and you don’t get them."

Bill Self expects grand old time at fieldhouse celebration |

"This is a day to honor a building, and of course all the coaches who are here have definitely played a role in the history of Allen Fieldhouse. There should be nothing but positives come out of tomorrow," Self added of today’s show, which will start at 7:30 p.m.

Former Kansas Jayhawks coach Roy Williams returning to Allen Fieldhouse for first time since leaving for North Carolina Tar Heels - ESPN

"I haven't actually been in Allen Fieldhouse since the last practice before we went to the Final Four in 2003," Williams told the Kansas City Star. "I've said this, and I really believe this from the bottom of my soul: I think it's the greatest home-court advantage in college basketball and maybe in any sport, whatsoever."

Brown impressed by Jayhawks’ tradition |

"That was a big part of my life being there," Brown quickly added of KU. "Seeing what Bill has done (325-69; 175-9 at home), and what Roy’s done (418-101, 201-17 at home) and what Ted (348-182, 206-47 at home) meant to the program before I got there ... it’s great to be part of that."

University of Kansas Athletics - Featured Freshman Friday: Lydia Pocisk

Many student-athletes spend their final year of high school searching for the perfect college with a team that feels like family. For Lydia Pocisk, Kansas was already part of her family. Her grandfather, Riley Donald Woodson, played basketball for the Jayhawks and her older sister, Gretchen Pocisk, swims on the team.

University of Kansas Athletics - Pool Records Fall on Opening Day of Swimming Double Dual

Four pool records were wiped off the board during the Friday session of Kansas swimming and diving's double dual with Denver and Missouri State at Robinson Natatorium. At the conclusion of session one, Kansas leads Missouri State 143-42 while trailing Denver 108-77.

University of Kansas Athletics - KU Athletics Helps Host Hawks, Cops and Kids

A handful of Kansas student-athletes joined forces with the Lawrence Police Department, KU Police Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County to host the annual Hawks, Cops and Kids event for nearly 70 area children at Robinson Gymnasium Saturday morning.

University of Kansas Soccer - Salazar Strikes Twice, Kansas Wins 2-1 on Senior Night

Junior Liana Salazar tallied her second multi-goal game of the year and added a career-high seven shots as the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Iowa State Cyclones, 2-1, on Friday night inside Rock Chalk Park. KU outshot the Cyclones by a tally of 35-10, the most shots by a KU squad in a game since 2005.

University of Kansas Volleyball - Kansas Blocks Red Raiders in Solid Sweep

Strong play at the front of the net saw Kansas out-block the Red Raiders 13.5-2.5. The solid defense held Texas Tech to a sub-.100 attack percentage as the Jayhawks rolled over Texas Tech in straight sets Saturday afternoon in the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, 25-14, 25-19, 25-20.

University of Kansas Golf - Jayhawks Finish Third at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational

Senior Logan Philley and sophomore Chase Hanna led the Kansas men's golf team to a third-place finish in the final round at the Price's Give 'Em Five Invitational at the Butterfield Trail Golf Course in El Paso, Texas, Sunday.

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Roy Williams addresses North Carolina academic fraud report - ESPN

"If this were my first 16 months of coaching, you wouldn't see a 17th month," Williams said. "It's been a pain in the rear end, but I believe in this university. Nobody knows what's going to happen with the NCAA, but I feel strongly, strongly that we did things the right way."

Williams anticipates hearing from the NCAA for a second straight season. Last year, it was an eligibility issue due to players Leslie McDonald and P.J. Hairston accepting impermissible benefits. This year, it could involve much more, following the release Wednesday of former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein's report on an academic fraud scandal that spanned from 1993 to 2011.

UNC's unprecedented academic fraud case will test NCAA -

"I can assure you the depth and breadth and sheer numbers of affected athletes is in fact the largest and the most egregious case of academic fraud by far in NCAA history," said Gurney, who has been an athletic department compliance director and run academic support programs for athletes.

Brady Hoke apologizes to Michigan State -- Stake was 'poor sportsmanship' - ESPN

Michigan State noticed and took umbrage at the stake-planting. Rather than take a knee with a 17-point lead in the final minute, the Spartans tacked on another touchdown on a Jeremy Langford run. "It just felt like we needed to put a stake in them at that point," Dantonio said in his postgame news conference.

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Giants' grounds crew denies watering down infield to slow Royals -

Just to be clear, the Royals and Yost were not complaining about the infield. They all acknowledged it was part of the game and teams have been doing it to them all season. This is a total non-controversy and an unnecessary distraction from a pretty fantastic series of baseball.

- Pic and Videos of the Day -

Sad Chiefs Fan Finds A Nice Spot To Lie Down In The Parking Lot

Kansas City stomped the St. Louis Rams today, and this guy—spotted by @jonisthenewblk—was either so bored by the lopsided result that he retreated to the parking lot for a quick nap, or never managed to make it into the stadium in the first place.

Sammy Watkins Blows Long Touchdown Pass By Celebrating Too Early

Dammit, Sammy.

World Series National Anthem Botched By That (Jerk) From Staind

Perhaps MLB should ensure the person they are hiring to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" knows the words?

PICTURE: Giants Fan Sign Tells Royals "They're Not in Kansas Anymore" - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

Mr. Ed says: Ignorance is bliss, I guess.