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KU Saturday News and Notes 05.10.14

KU Saturday News and Notes 05.10.14

Andy Lyons

- Kansas Sports -

We really need to get behind this baseball team, hopefully they make a nice postseason run.

Andrew White’s little brother draws recruiting interest |

Andrien White beginning to pick up college offers; Andrew White will sit out a year and not appeal once he decides on which school to transfer; Andrew White on how the transfer process began

University of Kansas Baseball Call it a Comeback: Tharp’s Bomb Lifts KU Over West Virginia, 5-3

The Jayhawks (31-21, 13-9 Big 12) scored four of their five runs off two long balls, as junior left fielder Michael Suiter took WVU's (27-18, 9-9) starter and defending Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Harrison Musgrave deep his first at bat of the game in the first inning, pacing KU to its seventh-straight conference win.

Power trip: KU rides longball to baseball victory |

Matt Tait's recap of Friday's action

University of Kansas Softball Kansas Erases Deficit, Tops Cyclones, 8-3

Kansas overcame an early three-run deficit during Friday night's series opener and scored eight unanswered runs to defeat Iowa State, 8-3, at Arrocha Ballpark.

Defense saves day; KU softball wins, 8-3 |

Six of the first seven batters in the bottom of the third inning reached base, and the Jayhawks had RBI hits from senior Taylor Hatfield and freshmen Taylor Dodson and Taylor McElhaney. Lily Behrmann also added a sacrifice fly.

University of Kansas Women's Golf Kansas Women’s Golf in 10th after Two Days at NCAA Central Regional

Kansas sophomore Yupaporn "Mook" Kawinpakorn fired a 3-under 69 Friday and is currently tied for seventh individually as KU is in 10th place after two rounds at the 2014 Women's Golf NCAA Central Regional Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

- College Sports -

Butler’s Demarcus Lawrence, Pitt State’s John Brown taken in NFL Draft | Wichita Eagle

A pair of players with Kansas ties were taken in the NFL Draft on Friday when Boise State and Butler Community College defensive end Demarcus Lawrence was taken in the second round with the 34th overall pick and Pittsburg State wide receiver John Brown was taken in the third round with the 91st overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals.

West Virginia Mountaineers guard Terry Henderson transferring - ESPN

Henderson is the second West Virginia guard to transfer this spring. Eron Harris, who averaged 17.2 points per game, said in March that he is leaving to be closer to his family in Indianapolis.

Jabari Hunt-Days of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ruled ineligible - ESPN

Hunt-Days, who started at linebacker the last two seasons before moving to defensive end in the spring, does not meet NCAA eligibility requirements. He has played in 27 career games, with 129 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.

Jim Tressel offered president's job at Youngstown State - ESPN

Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel says he's humbled by the opportunity to be president of Youngstown State University.

- Professional Sports -

- NFL -

Manziel Mania is on.

Chiefs draft Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines in third round -

Passing on its perceived biggest need, wide receiver, for a second straight day, the Chiefs stayed true to the draft board in snapping up Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines with the club’s only pick on the second day of the NFL Draft.

Josh Gordon of Cleveland Browns faces season-long suspension - ESPN

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a season-long suspension after another failed drug test months ago, this time for marijuana, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Friday.

2014 NFL draft -- Cleveland Browns season tickets sales soar after Johnny Manziel pick - ESPN

Team president Alec Scheiner told that, in the time since Manziel was selected through 5 p.m. ET Friday, the team has sold more than 2,300 season tickets.

- MLB -

Several interesting things happened in MLB games Friday night.

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers - Recap - May 09, 2014 - ESPN

Yu Darvish fell one out shy of a no-hitter for the second time in his MLB career Friday night, giving up a ninth-inning single to David Ortiz in the Texas Rangers' 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds - Recap - May 09, 2014 - ESPN

Arenado went 0-for-3, snapping his hitting streak at a club-record 28 games, the longest in the majors this season. (Ed Note: Will anyone ever break Joe Dimaggio's record?)

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - Recap - May 09, 2014 - ESPN

Phil Hughes pitched seven innings, and the Twins beat Justin Verlander for the first time in over four years, 2-1 on Friday night. Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run single off Verlander in the seventh.

MLB - The game's bases are a hazard to player health - ESPN

The bases currently deployed at every major league ballpark -- and at thousands of other diamonds across the land -- are manufactured by Schutt Sports of Litchfield, Illinois, and are called Jack Corbett Hollywood Bases. They are named after a long-forgotten baseball pioneer (read about him here) who came up with a system in the late 1930s to make bases both tough to move when they're in play and easily removable when they're not. The base, tapered so that it could hug the dirt, had a metal attachment at the bottom that was placed in a metal tube sunk in concrete below the ground.

- NBA -

Breaking news, Kevin Durant is awesome.

Every Shot Kevin Durant Has Taken In His Career On A Shot Chart

It’s this blend of freakish volume and efficiency that makes Durant the best shooter in the world. His ability to create good shots near the basket, in the midrange, and beyond the arc is second to none. Durant accrued more unassisted field goals this year than players like Kemba Walker and Tim Duncan had total field goals.

- Around the State of Kansas -

State’s wheat crop forecast to yield 18% less -

Drought through much of the western and central parts of the state has cut estimates of both the number of acres to be harvested and the wheat per acre from last year’s strong harvest.

- Funny Video of the Day -

I warned you guys.

She turned me into a newt!

I got better...