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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.29.14

A look-see around today's internets.


- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawk Roundup |

"Sir McLemore Summer Slam" coming to Lawrence; Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. wants to visit KU; Embiid takes physical for the Cavs; Jacque Vaughn credits Maya Angelou as an inspiration; Danny Manning will be at Dick's Sporting Goods Lawrence grand opening; KU and KState players to help with basketball camp in KC

- College Sports -

Big 12 making slight change to football tiebreaker - ESPN

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday that the new College Football Playoff poll will replace the old BCS standings as a potential tiebreaker if three or more teams have the same conference record.

SEC coaches want to close football camp loophole - ESPN

Seven years ago, the NCAA passed Rule, limiting where football programs can run high school camps -- basically any out-of-state location that sits more than 50 miles from campus. However, a loophole allows coaching staffs to work at -- but not hold -- other camps outside the 50-mile radius.

SEC's hilarious attempt to stop Penn St. Nittany Lions James Franklin - ESPN

The SEC football coaches, proud purveyors of oversigning and other honorable recruiting practices, have banded together in the name of integrity. Take a bow, (good ol') boys. You deserve it.

SEC to recommend earlier signing day for Monday after Thanksgiving - ESPN

If an early signing period is created, the traditional first Wednesday in February signing day would remain. Under the SEC proposal, the only high school prospects who would sign early would be ones not making official visits.

Former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams transferring to McNeese State - ESPN

Former Kansas State quarterback Daniel Sams told on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Football Championship Subdivision school McNeese State. Sams left Kansas State this spring after his position switch from quarterback to receiver didn't work the way he had hoped. He also said he wanted to be closer to his family in Louisiana.

Pot charge against Brandon Carter of TCU Horned Frogs dismissed - ESPN Dallas

According to the Star-Telegram, the charge was dismissed at the prosecutors' discretion, and the Tarrant County district attorney's office issued a statement, saying: "The evidence was insufficient to prosecute Carter. He was merely the driver of a vehicle owned by a passenger."

Alabama desperate for 12th game in 2015, will 'take anybody' -

Can somebody help Bill Battle out and play Alabama? Sounds like the Tide would even take a home-and-home at this point, but Battle said he's not sure that's feasible because “everybody's scheduled for '15.”

- Professional Sports -

Royals embarrassed after 9-3 loss gives Houston Astros a three-game sweep -

The outcome was as painful as that statement sounds. In a three-game leveling, Houston outscored their hosts, 21-5. Owners of the worst record in the American League when this series began, the Astros now have two fewer victories than the Royals (24-28). “It’s terrible,” first baseman Eric Hosmer said. “It was embarrassing.”

An American Teen, Once Told She Was Too Heavy To Play, Just Pulled Off A Huge Upset At The French Open - Yahoo Sports

Taylor Townsend, an 18-year-old on track to be the next great American tennis player, just pulled off a huge upset over 20th seed Alize Cornet of France in three sets to reach the third round of the French Open.

Germany's World Cup stars in serious car crash - Yahoo Sports

A steward has told how he tried to stop the accident involving Germany's World Cup stars when one of the cars they were passengers in hit him and a by-stander.

However you look at it, Brazil are World Cup favourites - Yahoo Sports

Markets are bullish on Brazil, physicists say their victory in the World Cup is a near certainty, bookmakers are now giving only the shortest odds.

Tiger Woods to miss US Open -

According to, Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the 2014 US Open. "Unfortunately, I won't be there because I'm not yet physically able to play competitive golf," said Woods on his website.

Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end, pleads not guilty to 2012 shooting - ESPN Boston

Hernandez, already charged with killing another man last year, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges -- including two counts of first-degree murder -- in the July 2012 shooting that killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. A third man was wounded.

- In The News -

SF ISO ambitious charmer; SM seeks amusing looker | Wichita Eagle

Over time, Americans' views on how women ought to balance family and career have shifted in favor of greater choice for women. But the poll also finds a more restrictive view on how men with a family ought to view their career, suggesting the rules many apply to dating continue once families are formed.

- Today in Sports History -

1989 - Mike Schmidt announces his retirement from baseball.

1990 - Rickey Henderson steals career base No. 893, breaking Ty Cobb's 62-year-old American League record.

2010 - Roy Halladay throws the second perfect game in Philadelphia Phillies franchise history, a 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's Answer: Floyd Temple won 483 games in his KU coaching career.

Today's Question: Who was the first men's basketball player ever to lead the nation in scoring and win an NCAA championship in the same season?

- Video of the Day -

VIDEO: Gregg Popovich Stunned by the Stupidity of David Aldridge's Question - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

I love the staredown...