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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 12.22.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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The Day After: Lapping Lafayette | Tale of the Tait |

There were plenty of good things and a few bad things about Saturday's victory, but the fact that this team can throw so many good shooters on the floor makes them tough to handle. KU has shot the ball well from the outside through the first 10 games of the season and Self said before the season that he thought this group would be the best three-point shooting team he's had in a while.

Manning could provide KU valuable minutes |

“More of an emergency spot-minute guy,” Self said of the role he envisions for the 6-foot-3 Manning. “I’m not being negative at all, but if Evan can give Frank (Mason III) a couple minutes a half, and he may not have to if Wayne (Selden, Jr., combo guard) is not in foul trouble.

Self goes away from probable starting five |

Kansas University sophomore wing Brannen Greene, who was ticketed to start his second straight game on Saturday, missed the entire first half as penalty for arriving late for a weight-training session on Friday.

University of Kansas Athletics - KU Men’s Hoops Heads to Temple for Monday Battle

No. 10/10 Kansas (9-1) makes its final non-conference road trip of the 2014-15 season when it travels to Temple (7-4), Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. (Central) on ESPN2. The game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

New-look Owls to challenge Jayhawks |

The Owls, who opened the season 6-4 with two of the losses to Duke (74-54) and Villanova (85-62), welcomed two new, homegrown players from Philadelphia into the lineup Thursday. Jesse Morgan, a senior transfer from UMass, and Devin Coleman, a junior transfer from Clemson, helped their new school to an 82-62 road victory over Delaware.

- College Sports -

Iowa State Cyclones land Marquette Golden Eagles transfer Deonte Burton - ESPN

The Cyclones have landed a commitment from Marquette transfer Deonte Burton, sources told ESPN. Burton chose Iowa State over UCLA.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes - Recap - December 19, 2014 - ESPN

Corey Walden scored 18 points to help lead the Colonels of the Ohio Valley Conference rout No. 18 Miami 72-44 on Friday night. The Colonels (6-4) never trailed, led by two at halftime and pulled away with a 22-2 run early in the second half.

Texas Southern Tigers vs. Michigan St Spartans - Recap - December 20, 2014 - ESPN

Chris Thomas scored 22 points, and Texas Southern became the latest unheralded team to surprise a Big Ten school, beating No. 25 Michigan State 71-64 in overtime Saturday. The Tigers were coming off a 40-point loss to Gonzaga, but they remained poised throughout against the Spartans. Texas Southern never trailed in the extra session.

SMU Mustangs vs. Michigan Wolverines - Recap - December 20, 2014 - ESPN

The Wolverines (6-5) have lost four straight, including three at home, and only have one more non-conference game before Big Ten play starts. Zak Irvin led Michigan with 17 points, while freshman Mark Donnal added 13.

West side of Texas A&M Aggies' Kyle Field imploded as part of stadium improvements - ESPN

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said during a ceremony before the implosion that another $35 million in donations have been collected for the project, which now tops $485 million.

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VIDEO: The west side of Kyle Field comes down -

The two-year, $450 million renovation process is expected to be finished before the start of the 2015 season.

LOOK: Bears fans getting creative with their Jay Cutler jerseys -

If you'd rather not be seen in a Clausen jersey -- and I wouldn't blame you -- then you have another option: Kevin Butler. The former Bears kicker (1985-95) was also No. 6 and his name is ridiculously close to Cutler's.

LOOK: 49ers logo still visible at deserted Candlestick Park -

The man responsible for the eerie photo above is Shawn Clover, who recently sent a drone over the stadium. The drone took footage and Clover turned that footage into the video you see below.

LOOK: Bucs and Dolphins stadiums are very empty -

The 7-7 Dolphins still have an outside shot at making the playoffs, so this is pretty odd. One guy who did show up to the game, though? Dan Marino! Well, kind of.

LOOK: William Gay apparently flagged for taunting own teammate -

Late in the third quarter with Pittsburgh leading Kanas City, 17-6, and the Chiefs facing a 3rd andn 16, linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackled tight end Travis Kelce for no gain. As Timmons made his way off the field, Gay stood next to him, arms crossed, presumably admiring Timmons' work. Gay was promptly flagged.

LOOK: Colts try a fake punt on their 19 yard line and it ends tragically -

Unfortunately, the dude who was supposed to catch said pass, Dewey McDonald, got a little ahead of himself. That's a real shame because McAfee threw that pass about as well as you'll ever see a punter toss the rock on a fake play like that.