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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.15.14

A look around today's internets.

Jamie Squire

- Kansas Sports -

2014 Kansas Spring Football Wrap-Up - Video - Big 12 - Campus Insiders

Charlie Weis talks about the performance of his team during the sping and gives an update on quarterbacks.

University of Kansas Football Kansas Football Flocks To Local Elementary Schools

Over the past two weeks members of the Kansas football team have hit the pavement traveling to numerous elementary schools in both the Lawrence and Kansas City communities. The players have taken part in field days and carnivals and have also spent time in classrooms.

Weis looks ahead at Topeka gathering |

Weis will do it all again at 5:30 tonight at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., and will wrap up the tour on May 22 in Wichita. A similar banquet scheduled for May 20 in Dodge City has been canceled. All of the events are open to the public, which can pick up 2014 football items and win autographed KU merchandise, tickets and other prizes.

University of Kansas Softball NCAA Tournament: Kansas to Face No. 19 Nebraska

Kansas softball is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006 when it faces No. 19 Nebraska at the Columbia Regional on Friday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. at University Field. After the regional rematch with the Huskers, the Jayhawks will face either Bradley or Missouri in the double-elimination regional.

University of Kansas Track and Field KU Track & Field Gears Up for Big 12 Outdoor Championships

Kansas' men's and women's track & field teams will travel to Lubbock, Texas May 16-18 for the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Championships held at the Fuller Track Complex on the campus of Texas Tech University. The 16th-ranked KU women will look to defend their conference title from a season ago while the KU men will attempt to improve upon their fifth-place finish at the league meet last year.

- College Sports -

UMass, Sun Belt discuss football-only membership | Campus Union -

The Minutemen made the jump from FCS to FBS in 2012 and joined the MAC, but the school announced in March that it was ending its football affiliation with the conference following the 2015 season after choosing to not become a full member for all sports.

Emporia State, Drury and MidAmerica Nazarene baseball teams each will play big postseason games -

MIAA champion Emporia State will meet Minnesota St.-Mankato in the first round of the NCAA Division II Central Regional at 1 p.m. today in Russellville, Ark. The Hornets are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011.

Nick Saban thinks the entire bowl selection system should be changed | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

For many, the institution of the College Football Playoff in 2014 is a welcome change to the landscape of college football. At the same time, there are people out there who think the sport’s postseason needs further changes. (Ed. Note: this seems like a "duh" statement.)

- Professional Sports -

Nets’ Paul Pierce on future: ‘I still have something in the tank’ | SI Wire

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce says he wants to play one or two more seasons and insists he still has "something in the tank."

Updated Super Bowl odds | National Football Post

Barring a serious injury or lengthy suspension to a marquee player, or a tidal wave of money in support of a specific team, the updated 2015 Super Bowl odds released by the LVH sports book in Las Vegas on Monday should remain relatively steady until the start of the season.

Steve Kerr spurns Knicks, reaches five-year deal to coach Warriors | The Point Forward - and Yahoo Sports first reported that Kerr had decided to coach Golden State rather than heading to New York, where Knicks president Phil Jackson had reportedly offered him the head coaching job.

The Rams Felt Forced To Draft Michael Sam, But Not Because Of His Sexuality - Yahoo Sports

After Michael Sam was selected with one of the final picks of the NFL Draft by the team two hours away from his college campus, some speculated that the league either asked or put pressure on the St. Louis Rams to make the selection.

Mike Moustakas makes the media mad -

If someone was burying you on Tuesday and wanted to talk to about the great game you had on Wednesday, you might not feel like doing so.

Philadelphia Union prevails 2-1 in Sporting KC’s first home loss of season -

Winless in its previous nine matches, the Philadelphia Union dealt Sporting KC a 2-1 defeat Wednesday, the club’s first home loss of the season in front of 19,073 fans at Sporting Park.

- Around the Nation -

Authorities: Casey Kasem found in Washington state | Wichita Eagle

Santa Monica police Sgt. Mario Toti said Kasem was located by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, hours after Kasem's children filed a missing person's report.

Colorado governor signs Southwest Chief bill | Wichita Eagle

BNSF, Amtrak and Kansas have pledged a combined $9 million to be matched by possible federal grants. Colorado's bill sets up a fund to accept donations to pay for the work, but the money could only be spent if all states and parties contribute.

Roommates buy $20 used couch, find $40,000 in cash -

Three roommates who bought a used couch for $20 found $40,000 in cash stashed inside and returned the money to the 91-year-old upstate New York widow who had hidden it there.

Ex-McDonald's worker dons old uniform, sneaks behind counter, takes orders, steals cash | Wichita Eagle

A 21-year-old St. Louis-area woman is banned from McDonald's and will spend two days in jail for wearing her McDonald's uniform to sneak behind the counter of another of the chain's restaurants and steal from the cash register.

2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math -

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."

- On this Date in Sports -

1941 - Joe DiMaggio starts his record-setting 56-game hitting streak in a 13-1 Yankees loss to the White Sox.

1973 - Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan no-hits the Royals 3-0. It is the first of a record seven no-hitters Ryan threw during his career including another one two months later.

- Video(s) of the Day -

VIDEO: Dodgers catcher Drew Butera brings the heat in relief -

The Dodgers were embarrassed by the Marlins last night in Los Angeles by the count of 13-3. The damage came so early -- the Marlins were up 12-0 through four innings -- that the Dodgers had to exhaust far more pitchers than they would have liked. (Ed. Note: This is like, twice in two weeks that a position player has pitched...weird... yeah that's right, shots fired!)

Simpson, Homer Simpson

He's the greatest guy in history...