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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.23.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Baseball KU Rally Ends Short, Jayhawks Fall to Baylor, 4-3

After finishing the regular season winning 11-of-13 games and sweeping three-consecutive conference opponents, the Jayhawks' fate now rests in the hands of the NCAA selection committee to see if they will receive a berth in the tournament. The 2014 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 26, at 11 AM on ESPNU.

Baylor eliminates KU baseball at Big 12 tourney |

With its second loss in two days, Kansas University's baseball team got bounced from the Big 12 tournament Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Cleveland might not be destination for Wiggins, Embiid after all | All Eyes on KU |

When Cleveland, Milwaukee and Philadelphia popped up as the NBA franchises which hit the lottery jackpot and owned the highly desirable top three picks in the 2014 draft, it seemed fair to assume Kansas University products Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid would end up in two of those cities.

Oddsmakers lean toward Andrew Wiggins as No. 1 pick -

While the Cavaliers are publicly undecided, Las Vegas has posted its early odds on who will be the top pick in the draft.

Hype and expectations high for KU's Ukrainian sensation; but are they fair? | Tale of the Tait |

The whole concept is nothing new. For years, people have been searching for the next Michael Jordan. Thankfully, that ghost chase finally seems to be finished. For whatever reason, it seems to have become a bit of an obsession to immediately start looking for the next great thing rather than just enjoying these wildly talented players when they come along. Maybe that's a product of the world we live in these days. Maybe that's just human nature.

National reaction to Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk signing with KU |

Here's a quick look around Twitter to gauge the national reaction to Sviatoslav signing with KU.

Charlie Weis says he wants to reclaim Wichita for Kansas football | Wichita Eagle

"I get the feeling that Wichita has become much more of an Oklahoma State or Kansas State-type area,” Weis said. “If we’re serious about recruiting the state of Kansas, which we are, we need to get KU out to the forefront in this area, which hasn’t paid huge dividends for us in recruiting.”

University of Kansas Women's Golf Kansas Women’s Golf Completes Day 3 at NCAA Championship

Through three rounds of the NCAA Championship the Jayhawks are at +69 (909) and are in 24th out of 24 teams. KU, which qualified for the event by finishing tied for fifth at the NCAA Central Regional May 8-10, will play its fourth and final round at 7 a.m. and will start on hole No. 10. The Jayhawks will be paired with Iowa State and Campbell for the second straight day. KU is 12 shots behind Campbell (897) and 13 from Iowa State (896) heading into Friday's final round.

University of Kansas Women's Basketball Kansas Adds Enabulele to KU Women’s Basketball Roster for 2014-15

Enabulele, a 6-1 forward from Ajax, Ontario, Canada, lettered in basketball and volleyball at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School. During the 2013 season, she helped the Cougars to a district title on the hardwood. Enabulele was named Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and was on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) High School All-Star team.

University of Kansas Track and Field Jayhawks Secure 41 Spots at NCAA West Prelim

The No. 13-ranked KU women feature 18 athletes and a relay earning 23 entries into the meet, while the Jayhawk men boast 15 athletes and two relays earning 18 entries into the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.

- College Sports -

Leticia Romero still not released from K-State scholarship but can contact two schools -

Kansas State says the matter is closed. Leticia Romero and her attorney insist the opposite.

Kevin Haskin: It's time for K-State, Currie to do right thing, free Romero |

Romero attended Kansas State to play basketball. Now, following the dismissal of coach Deb Patterson, Romero wants to play somewhere else. Grant her that right, and in so doing, alter university policy so it is not as rigid, assuming that is where the current roadblock exists.

What would it take for Gregg Marshall to leave Wichita State - ESPN

Some coaches’ names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we’ll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at Wichita State's Gregg Marshall.

Informal ACC-SEC scheduling pact taking shape -

The ACC and SEC have created a de facto partnership as the lone power conferences to maintain an eight-game scheduling model entering the College Football Playoff. Naturally, these two will play each other in nonconference action, and the momentum is already shifting that way.

American Athletic Conference considers division alignment -

Where to place the American Athletic Conference's two Florida schools -- Central Florida and South Florida -- will be a key discussion next week at the league's spring meetings. The American plans to go to six-team divisions in 2015 when Navy joins as a football-only member. The plan is to stage a conference championship game at a host school.

- Professional Sports -

Royals send Mike Moustakas down to Class AAA Omaha -

He scorched the Cactus League for the second year in a row. But Moustakas once again failed to deliver in the regular season.

Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Graham Zusi make U.S. World Cup roster | Wichita Eagle

Matt Besler and Graham Zusi were officially announced Thursday as members of the United States men’s national team roster for the 2014 World Cup, which opens June 12 in Brazil. They will miss at least five more Sporting KC league matches, plus a handful of potential U.S. Open Cup matches. If the national team makes it out of group play and qualifies for the knockout stage, those numbers would grow. Sporting KC fell 2-1 to Chicago on Sunday in its first match without the two All-Stars.

Sporting KC faces a challenge Friday -

Friday, when Sporting KC plays host to Toronto FC at Sporting Park, Vermes’ club will take the field without a true center back available for selection.

Landon Donovan is not going to Brazil: an FAQ -

The U.S. Men's National Team's biggest star and all-time leading scorer has been cut from Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup roster. Landon Donovan won't go to Brazil.

- In The News -

Tennessee brings back the electric chair -

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions.

Woman among world's oldest turning 115 years young | Wichita Eagle

Jeralean Talley was born May 23, 1899. The Inkster, MI resident went fishing last year and still gets around on her own with the help of a walker.

- Memorial Day Events around Kansas -

Take some time out of your day to remember those who have served our country over the last 200+ years.

Tributes to veterans planned in Kansas over Memorial Day weekend | Wichita Eagle

Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend is the start of summer, when backyard barbecues, weekends at the lake and vacations begin in earnest. But for many Americans, the last Monday in May takes on more somber tones with observances in thousands of cemeteries, marking graves of fallen soldiers. Here are some Kansas observances.

- This Day in History -

1934 - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are ambushed and killed by police near their hideout in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

1948 - Joe Dimaggio hits home runs in three consecutive at-bats in a 6-5 Yankee win over Cleveland.

1999 - Brady Anderson of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in history to get hit by a pitch twice in the same inning.

2002 - Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the 14th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in the one game.

- Video(s) of the Day -

VIDEO: Arrested Alabama fan proclaims 'I'm innocent; Roll Tide!' -

On Wednesday a local news crew from Birmingham, Alabama, followed local police on a drug raid. The news crew interviewed people after they'd been arrested, and one of the people arrested felt being in front of the news cameras was both the perfect time to assert both his innocence and love of Alabama football.

Jordan jams in your face.

Gonna put them in their place.  (Yes, this was really a TV show... for a whopping 13 episodes.)