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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.21.14

A look around today's internets.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

- Kansas Baseball -

University of Kansas Baseball No. 21 Jayhawks Ready for Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship

Kansas will open the Big 12 Tournament vs West Virginia at 9 AM on Wednesday, May 21 (Ed. Note: Today! Right now!). All games leading up to the championship game can be watched on FOX College Sports, while the title matchup can be seen nationally on FOX Sports 1.

University of Kansas Baseball Tournament Round-up: 11 Jayhawks Earn Big 12 Honors

Senior right-handed ace Frank Duncan was the lone Jayhawk selected to the first team, as he ranked among the top hurlers in ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts.

Kansas baseball team overcomes loss of top starter, on verge of NCAA berth -

College baseball teams are not supposed to improve after losing a No. 1 starter to a season-ending arm injury. Especially a team picked to finish last in its conference. But Kansas spiked all that conventional wisdom, entering this week’s Big 12 tournament on the verge of its first NCAA regional appearance since 2009.

- Kansas Basketball -

KU duo’s likely destinations revealed at NBA draft lottery |

The NBA Draft Lottery revealed Tuesday that the Cavaliers will pick No. 1, the Bucks No. 2 and the Sixers No. 3. Wiggins and Embiid have long been considered locks to fall somewhere in the top three with Duke’s Jabari Parker.

How Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid fit with the NBA lottery's Top 3 teams | Tale of the Tait |

It seems safe to say that both will be top 3 picks. That's been the consensus opinion of NBA gurus, executives and analysts since the two announced their intentions to leave Kansas and Tuesday's unveiling of the lottery order did nothing to change that.

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid giving KU even more exposure | All Eyes on KU |

Remember: the more often Kansas has players of this caliber, moving on to the NBA as coveted commodities, the more future classes of top recruits will be interested in following in their gigantic footsteps.

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Football Kansas Football at Duke Game Time Set For 2:30 P.M. (CT)

Kansas' football game at Duke scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, will be televised regionally it was announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference Tuesday afternoon. The game, which will be the Jayhawks' first road game of the 2014 season, will be played at 2:30 p.m. (CT) at Wallace Wade Stadium and will be broadcast by the ACC's Regional Sports Network.

University of Kansas Women's Golf KU Women’s Golf on Day One of NCAA Championship

The Jayhawks ended the day at 313 (+33) and are in 24th place in the 24-team field on the 6,194-yard, par-70 course. In college golf, only the top four scores of the five competitors are counted toward the team score each round.

- College Sports -

Hallice Cooke becomes Iowa State's latest impact transfer | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports

Hallice Cooke, whose revealed last month he was leaving Oregon State, announced Monday via Instragram that he is transferring to Iowa State. The 6-foot-3 combo guard will have to sit out next season but will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in fall 2015.

The University of Oklahoma plans to propose a renovation project for Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - ESPN

The University of Oklahoma plans to put a proposal before its regents next month that would authorize the school to seek construction bids on a renovation project that would close the south side of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, a source told

Pac-12 presidents ask major conferences to back NCAA reforms - ESPN

Spurred in part by Northwestern football players' move to unionize, the Pac-12 presidents outlined a 10-point plan for reform that includes many proposals commissioners have been advocating for several years, including a stipend for athletes. The NCAA is working on a new governance structure that will allow the five wealthiest conferences to make some rules without the support of smaller Division I schools.

State Employees Association of North Carolina union welcomes student-athletes - ESPN

A North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees. The State Employees Association of North Carolina's governing board voted Friday to open the group's membership to athletes at the state's 17 public campuses, which would include Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina and North Carolina State.

- Professional Sports -

Minnesota to host Super Bowl LII -

The Vikings are building a new downtown stadium that is scheduled to open prior to the 2016 season. Minnesota last hosted a Super Bowl in Jan. 1992 -- Super Bowl XXVI -- when the Redskins defeated the Bills.

- World Cup -

Landon Donovan fighting to make U.S. World Cup roster - Yahoo Sports

Donovan, the USA's all-time leading scorer, is very much involved in the competition for one of 23 roster spots instead of being effectively guaranteed a place.

Brazil tries to assure tourists airports are OK - Yahoo Sports

Brazil is trying to assure World Cup tourists that they won't face problems at airports even though not all upgrades will be complete.

Qatar begins work on first World Cup stadium - Yahoo Sports

FIFA took the decision to award Qatar the World Cup in December 2010. Since then Qatar has been dogged by controversies over the validity of the vote, the treatment of foreign workers employed on infrastructure projects, as well as when in 2022 the tournament should be played.

- In The News -

Nation's most expensive prep football stadium closes two years after its built | Prep Rally - Yahoo Sports

Allen (Texas) High officially closed its new $60 million stadium (Ed. Note: funded by taxpayers) for the fall season due to unsafe conditions at the nation's most expensive high school football stadium, according to The Dallas Morning News.

EBay asks users to change password after breach -

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

GM adds 218,000 subcompacts to growing recall list -

The recall of 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo subcompact cars is the company's 29th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million.

No bond for woman in fake pregnancy scam -

Prosecutors allege Rippey contacted adoption agencies and individuals, pretending she was pregnant and seeking to give up her unborn child for adoption. The indictment says prospective parents bought her meals and gifts, believing she was willing to let them adopt her baby after birth.

Lawrence inmate captured after being released by mistake | Wichita Eagle

The agency says a procedural error allowed the Lawrence man to be released Friday when he was supposed to be transferred from the custody of Douglas County. Officials would not give details of the error.

- Today in Sports History -

1930 - Philadelphia A's second baseman Max Bishop walks eight times during a doubleheader.

1943 - The Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Senators 1-0 in the quickest night game in American League history, 89 minutes.

1966 - Muhammad Ali beats Henry Cooper with a 6th round TKO to retain the heavyweight boxing title in London.

1996 - Ken Griffy Jr. hits his 200th home run, becoming the eight-youngest player in MLB history to accomplish that feat.

- Funny Video of the Day -

I happened to catch this movie on TV last night, so it was fresh in my mind.  (Use caution at work, there are a few four-letter words in this clip.)

Kids, are you noticing all this plight?

Roll 'em up!