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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 12.9.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Football - Kansas Introduces Head Football Coach David Beaty

Beaty brings to the table a tireless working mentally that proves native to the blue-collar nature of the state of Kansas. He strives to instill a foundation that rests solely on the principles of hard work and earning every opportunity.

Introducing new KU football coach David "What you see is what you get" Beaty | Tale of the Tait |

He made no promises about results or wins or statistics or milestones. Instead, he focused only on the things he could control — work ethic, operating the right way, recruiting quality athletes, bringing in hungry coaches.

David Beaty details his plan for Kansas - ESPN

New Kansas football coach David Beaty wore his emotions on his sleeve during his introductory news conference on Monday morning. The former Texas A&M receivers coach was passionate and reflective as he talked about his family, coaching influences and taking over the football program at KU.

University of Kansas Football - Heeney, Pardula Named Associated Press First Team All-Big 12

The Associated Press named Kansas seniors Ben Heeney and Trevor Pardula to First Team All-Big 12 honors for the first time in their Jayhawk careers, the outlet announced Monday afternoon.

University of Kansas MBB - Self Covers Wide Variety at Weekly Presser

In the middle of a grueling stretch of schedule, No. 10/10 Kansas will travel to Georgetown for a midweek meeting before returning to the Midwest for a top-15 matchup with Utah at Sprint Center. Head coach Bill Self addressed the strength of the Jayhawks' non-conference slate, how the Florida game was good for his team and his excitement about new Kansas football coach David Beaty in Monday's weekly press conference.

Jayhawks facing challenges on and off court | Smithology |

Coach Bill Self talked a little about that Monday afternoon at his press conference, but also had to deal with some off-the-court issues for his No. 10 Jayhawks (6-1).

Police release details on 'large disturbance' that led to arrests of KU basketball, football players |

Lawrence police released details Monday about "a large disturbance" that led to the arrests Sunday morning of Kansas University basketball forward Jamari Traylor, 22, and KU football wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, 22.

University of Kansas WBB - Aldridge Earns First Big 12 Honor After Cal Victory

Rookie guard Lauren Aldridge, who helped Kansas hand then-No. 10 Cal its first loss of the season, has been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

- College Sports -

Heisman Trophy finalists -- Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Alabama's Amari Cooper, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon - ESPN

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York for the Heisman presentation after the finalists were announced Monday.

Kansas AD: Big 12 discussing league championship game 'right now' -

The Big 12 is discussing the implications of a Big 12 conference championship game "right now," Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger reiterated Monday morning.

Big 12 now must fix its plan, not playoff - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Had Ohio State and TCU been left out, Sunday might’ve been consumed by the rage of two conferences, the Big 12 and Big Ten aligning in anger to demand a better way. Makes you wonder if the committee realizes how safe an outcome it selected.

- Professional Sports -

Chiefs safety Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma -

The belief was that Berry had lymphoma, however, he wasn't officially diagnosed until Monday. The good news for Berry is that his doctors believe the lymphoma is treatable.

Chiefs wide receivers haven't caught a TD in a calendar year -

It's been a year since a Chiefs wide receiver caught a touchdown pass. Literally. Dec. 8, 2013, was the last time someone in a Kansas City uniform claiming to be a wideout found themselves in the end zone holding the football for a score. (Mr. Ed says: I'm sure I'll probably jinx it, but I think it would be awesome if the Chiefs didn't get a WR TD all year.)

Rams players had no idea Jeff Fisher was going to troll RG3 during coin toss -

As it turned out, the players handling the coin toss -- Janoris Jenkins, Michael Brockers, Zac Stacy, Greg Robinson, Alec Ogletree and Bailey -- all had one thing in common: They were all acquired using picks from the 2012 draft trade that ended with Robert Griffin III going to Washington. Let it be known to all NFL coaches: Jeff Fisher has officially raised the trolling bar.

Tom Brady on F-bombs: 'Great word,' 'blame CBS, NBC for putting it on TV' -

"I wish I did have a better mouth out there at times. But there's nothing that quite expresses the way I feel like that word," Brady said. "It is [a great word], especially in the heat of the moment. No I don't say it at home, of course not. It's pretty well filtered at the house. Blame CBS, NBC for putting it on TV, don't blame me.

Samardzija traded from A's to White Sox -

The Oakland Athletics traded Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox late Monday night.

- Videos of the Day -

Bahamas-Bound CMU Players Were Threatened With The Specter Of Detroit

The players were gathered to watch as six potential bowl destinations were whittled down, one by one, as the Jeopardy! music played (that's not how Jeopardy! works). It came down to warm, sunny, exotic Bahamas, and cold, grey, nearby Detroit.

Aaron Rodgers jukes Kroy Biermann out of his shoes, throws TD pass -

Here's Rodgers, surveying the field before deftly sidestepping Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann and firing a laser into the back of the end zone to Jordy Nelson.