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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 11.28.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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Sorry for those of y'all that are working today.  Hopefully today's links will help you pass the time (provided you aren't working in retail, in which case I'm guessing you don't have time to burn on RCT today).

- Kansas Basketball -

University of Kansas MBB - No. 11/12 Kansas Runs Rhode Island, 76-60

Junior forward Perry Ellis' second-straight game with 17 points led the way for the Jayhawk offense that found success from the paint and the perimeter as Kansas downed Rhode Island in the quarterfinal round of the Orlando Classic, 76-60, inside the HP Field House on Thanksgiving Day.

Extra oomph: Ellis forceful in win over RIU | KUsports.com

“I didn’t know he could get up like that. He kind of surprised me,” Alexander added, referring to Ellis’ one-handed putback jam of a Frank Mason miss with 6:30 left in the first half, KU up, 31-11.

Jayhawks bond while stuck in hotel elevator on Wednesday | KUsports.com

“At the ceremony (before tourney) they talked about you have to take this time away from school and bond with the team,” Graham said. “We tried to figure out what our favorite color was. It was a joke, a good bonding moment I guess.”

Kelly Oubre remaining positive despite limited minutes at Kansas - CBSSports.com

Only four players are ahead of Oubre on DraftExpress.com's big board. But nine different Jayhawks played more minutes than him on Thanksgiving. And considering this was the second time in four outings he's played just four minutes, and because he's only averaging nine minutes per game, I assumed Oubre would be quiet or defensive or ... I don't know ... something less than welcoming. But he wasn't any of those things. Kelly Oubre was totally cool -- perhaps because, though I might be the first columnist to pull him aside and ask what's up, I'm hardly the first person to ask what's up.

- Kansas Football -

Kansas LB Heeney a Wildcat? ‘Glad I’m not’ | KUsports.com

Snyder recruited the lifelong Jayhawk first, and, as crazy as it sounds, the now-6-foot, 230-pound middle linebacker seriously considered turning heel and becoming a Wildcat, even though his father, Joe, played baseball at Kansas.

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 26 | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Former KU linebacker Brandon Perkins (2002-05) showed up to practice to surprise interim coach Clint Bowen and the attempt worked. Bowen lit up when he saw Perkins and immediately had memories of a five-sack game for Perkins against Louisiana Tech in 2005. When Bowen asked Perkins what he was doing in town, the former KU linebacker said, “I came back for you, coach.” Perkins ranks fourth on KU's all-time sacks list with 20.

KU linebacker Ben Heeney goes beardless for K-State | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

With four Jayhawks in double figures, multiple season and career highs were reached as Kansas (5-1) powered past Iona (1-4), 90-49, Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU football coaching search still a long and winding road | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Bowen seems to be the odds-on favorite right now. He's working with the advantage of being able to show concrete evidence of how successful he can be in some of these key areas. The players love him. The alumni is all-in. The product on the field has improved, Oklahoma and Baylor notwithstanding, and Zenger likes him. He would not have given him this chance if that weren't the case. (Mr. Ed says: Good call, Tait, let's just ignore 25% of Bowen's "work". That seems like a good idea.)

- Kansas Athletics -

University of Kansas WBB - Hot Shooting Bradley Leads Kansas Over Iona, 90-49

With four Jayhawks in double figures, multiple season and career highs were reached as Kansas (5-1) powered past Iona (1-4), 90-49, Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

University of Kansas Volleyball - Kansas Makes Good Against Mountaineers, 3-0

A stifling nine-block performance by the Kansas frontline propelled the Jayhawks to a straight-set victory over West Virginia Wednesday night inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, 25-19, 25-23, 25-15.

University of Kansas Athletics - University of Kansas Cheer Clinics Announced

The Kansas cheerleaders are excited to announce four clinics targeted to high school students but open to ages 6 and up. The clinics focus on coed stunting with the KU cheerleaders (you don't need to bring a stunt partner), plus tumbling and other cheer skills.

- Potpourri -

College football regular-season TV ratings haven't been hurt by playoff - CBSSports.com

For years, many leaders within college football warned that creating a playoff would hurt the regular season. Many people didn't really believe the rhetoric, but it was the company line nonetheless. Today, many conference commissioners and TV executives say viewership for this regular season essentially feels like any other year, only with heightened interest.

Ohio State walk-on football player missing since early Wednesday - CBSSports.com

Columbus police and the family of Ohio State walk-on Kosta Karageorge spent their Thanksgiving searching for the defensive tackle who, according to The Columbus Dispatch, has been missing since 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Billy Butler thanks Royals fans with full-page newspaper ad - CBSSports.com

DH Billy Butler, heretofore a Royals lifer, not long ago of course signed a free agent contract with the Athletics. However, his time in Kansas City will not soon be forgotten. That's especially the case after Butler took out a full-page ad in the Kansas City Star to thank Royals fans.  (Mr. Ed says: Good luck Billy.  You'll always be my favorite Royal.)

A Football Martyr: In 1923, African-American lineman Jack Trice was killed in his second game for Iowa State. Decades later, he's become a football legend while the circumstances of his death remain a mystery. - SBNation.com

In 1923, African-American lineman Jack Trice was killed in his second game for Iowa State. Decades later, he's become a football legend while the circumstances of his death remain a mystery.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Jabari Parker shakes his own hand after ref ignores him - CBSSports.com

At the conclusion of the game, Parker went over to Washington and attempted to shake his hand. Washington did not oblige, so Parker did the only rational thing.

The five worst Thanksgiving turkey cooking disasters

Fried turkey is delicious but if you don't know how to cook it properly you could end up burning your house down. Here's proof in the form of five fiery GIFs, the most violent fried turkey disasters on the internet.