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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.20.14

A look around today's internets.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Not a lot of stuff today.  Everyone looking forward to the long weekend already?

- Kansas Sports -

Wiggins wants to go No. 1

Wiggins joined ESPN's First Take Monday afternoon, and said he had a successful college career by his own standards. ... He also declared that he should be the No. 1 draft pick on June 26th.

Wiggins preps for NBA draft, lottery |

The NBA will hold its annual lottery at 7 tonight on ESPN, before an Eastern Conference final game between Indiana and Miami.

University of Kansas Baseball KU Moves Up in National Poll, Ranks No. 21

For the second-straight week, the Kansas baseball team finds itself ranked among the top-25 in the nation, improving to No. 21 in the Baseball America national poll. Prior to last week, KU hadn't been nationally ranked by Baseball America since May 5, 2009, and has never ranked higher than No. 20 (March 2003).

KU golfers confident underdogs at NCAAs |

If teams were seeded according to rankings, Kansas University’s women’s golfers would enter this week’s NCAA championships 21st in a 24-team field.

- College Sports -

SEC announces Missouri’s future conference football opponents -

Missouri has seven permanent opponents, including the remaining six teams in the SEC East division and its permanent cross-division rival, Arkansas.

11 Recruiting Tactics That College Football Coaches Have Attempted | Extra Mustard -

Last week, Rice University picked up a valuable commitment from high school quarterback JT Granato by sending a letter… to his cat. The letter, sent to Kitty Granato, read “As you know we’re trying to convince J.T. Rice is the place for him. I know you’d like to keep him close so he can feed you and change the litter box.” Ridiculous? Yes. Absurd? Undoubtedly. Is it the boldest tactic we’ve ever seen? Well, I don’t know about that.

- In The News -

Kansas wheat condition declines as drought endures |

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 59 percent of the winter wheat is in poor to very poor condition. About 29 percent is listed as fair, with just 11 percent rated as good and 1 percent excellent.

Opening of world’s tallest water slide delayed at Schlitterbahn -

The Verrückt, which means “insane” in German, is now targeted to open June 5 instead of May 23, when the rest of the water park opens.

Chipotle: Don't bring guns in our stores | Wichita Eagle

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

- This Day in Sports History -

1984 - Roger Clemens earns his first career win in a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

1991 - Michael Jordan wins his second NBA MVP.

1999 - Robin Ventura of the New York Mets becomes the first player in MLB history to hit a grand slam in both games of a doubleheader.

2006 - Barry Bonds hits career home run number 714, tying him with Babe Ruth.

- Video(s) of the Day -

VIDEO: Khris Davis robs homer ... until his glove falls over the wall -

Brewers left fielder Khris Davis made a great leaping catch to rob Freddie Freeman of a home run on Monday night, at least until his glove fell off and flopped over the wall.

I am so smart.  S-M-R-T.

I'm guessing this is what happened at the Grad household this past weekend.