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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 11.4.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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Mostly basketball links today, cuz, you know, the season kinda started yesterday.

- Kansas Basketball -

University of Kansas MBB - Basketball is Back: Kansas Rolls Washburn in Exhibition

Squaring off in exhibition play for the first time since 2012 and the 40th time overall, No. 5 Kansas and Washburn were heartily welcomed by the Allen Fieldhouse crowd, eager to watch the latest edition of the Jayhawks in action.

Greene suffers concussion in exhibition |

"He got his bell rung pretty good. I can’t see him practicing the next couple of days," KU coach Bill Self said. "We’ll definitely take the very cautious approach of when he can come back and I don’t know when that will be yet."

What nerves? Alexander thrives off bench in Kansas debut |

Nerves were not apparent as the 6-foot-8, 240-pounder made an immediate impact after coming off the bench 4 minutes, 46 seconds into the contest. In five minutes, he scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds. Alexander’s second basket followed his aggressive rebound of a Brannen Greene miss; his third bucket an offensive board of a Perry Ellis miss.

Self stops by to speak to WU players |

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self met with the Washburn team at the Ichabods’ shootaround on Sunday night — 24 hours before the teams squared off in an exhibition at Allen Fieldhouse.

Lucas shakes off soreness against Washburn |

Lucas, who recently missed a couple weeks of practice because of a stress fracture in his lower left leg, said he indeed was feeling fine.

Ichabods marvel at KU's size, dominance |

"I told (KU) coach (Bill) Self after the game, 'I hope we gave you just enough to break a sweat there,'" Chipman said. "They were so dominant. Wow, were they good? We looked helpless at times."

Cliff Alexander steps into the void left by Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid at Kansas - ESPN

As Alexander embarks on what is almost assuredly his lone season of college basketball in Lawrence, Kansas, the big man's paradoxical ability to exceed ever-higher expectations might be the key to the Jayhawks' season.

- Kansas Football -

Bowen says Saturday's game vs. Iowa State not about his coaching future |

Kansas enters Saturday as a four-point home underdog. That's the lowest the point spread has been on a Monday morning in weeks. But Bowen said he and his players were not about to let that change the way they prepare or inspire them to let their guard down for what figures to be a tough match-up.

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas: Landing 2016 three-star running back Aubrey White of Wylie (Texas) East was a nice coup for interim coach Clint Bowen and his staff this fall, but the Jayhawks could be for a fight to keep him in the future. White received an offer from Michigan State this weekend and should have more on the way.

University of Kansas Football - Senior Day Football Game vs. TCU Slated for 2 p.m., Kickoff on FOX Sports 1

Kansas football will host TCU on Senior Day on Saturday, Nov. 15. The game, which will air on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), is slated for 2 p.m., the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday.

- Kansas Athletics -

University of Kansas Soccer - KU Soccer Sees Five Named to All-Big 12 Teams

For the first time in a decade, Kansas soccer saw three Jayhawks named to the All-Big 12 First Team as the postseason awards were released by the conference office Monday. In all, five Jayhawk student-athletes were recognized on the league's postseason awards lists after the team finished 15-4 overall and earned the No. 3 seed in this week's Big 12 Championship.

University of Kansas Soccer - Kansas to Open Big 12 Championship with Oklahoma Rematch

The Kansas soccer team is set to take part in the Big 12 Soccer Championship beginning Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri. The third-seeded Jayhawks will meet the sixth-seeded Oklahoma Sooners in the quarterfinal match set for 8 p.m. at Swope Soccer Village.

- Potpourri -

Connor Halliday of Washington State Cougars out for season with broken ankle - ESPN

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday suffered a broken ankle in Saturday's loss to Southern California, an injury that will end the senior's college football career. Coach Mike Leach revealed the injury Monday, and said the nation's passing leader remains in the hospital. The coach typically does not disclose injuries.

Bob Stitt's offense: A college football gold mine

Mr. Ed says: This article is two years old. I came across it as I was researching candidates for the KU Football job. The more I learn about Bob Stitt, the more interested I become. I just have to wonder if Zenger is the same way.

Spending a football Saturday with legendary recruiter and character Ed Orgeron - ESPN

Mr. Ed says: This article is only a couple of months old. I'm pretty sure Orgeron is not a top candidate for the KU job, but he definitely seems like an interesting one.

- Video of the Day -

Odell Beckham Jr effortlessly catches a football one-handed

Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has officially carved his spot into the highly sought after "What The Hell?" sports category, thanks entirely to his freakish ability to catch a football with one hand.