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KU Late Afternoon News and Notes 5.03.14

Kansas Jayhawks Late Afternoon News and Notes 5.03.14

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- Kansas Basketball -

Kansas lands PG Devonte' Graham |

"We got good today," KU coach Self said after receiving Graham’s letter of intent. "He’s a late bloomer that will continue to get better. I think we have a true point guard back there (Graham) with two other guys that can play point or off the ball. It gives us more an opportunity to play small because Devonte’ is a big strong kid.

KU breaks ground on Naismith rules' new home |

The 32,000-square-foot building will open in late 2015 and will house the documents purchased by David and Suzanne Booth for $4.3 million at auction in 2010.

Kevin Haskin: Tharpe deserved chance to bounce back |

Kevin Haskin discusses Naadir Tharpe's transfer.

KU’s Bill Self: ‘There’s nothing about me and the NBA’ -

"There’s nothing about me and the NBA. Zero," Self said, his comments first transcribed by the Topeka Capital-Journal. "Anybody that would waste any time on talk radio talking about that … surely there’s some Royals games or something like that going on that other people can talk about."

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers might have jump-started NFL career of Kansas basketball player Tarik Black - Yahoo Sports

Grad shared this yesterday in the comments, thought I would highlight it.

- Kansas Football -

KU football picks up commitment from 3-star Bishop Miege QB Ryan Willis |

Willis, a three-star prospect, is ranked by Rivals as the 17th best pro-style quarterback in the country. He chose Kansas despite receiving his first offer from Kansas State, where his father played college football.

- Kansas Baseball -

Piche’ solid again as KU baseball routs Texas Tech |

Other than the two-run home run he gave up in the top of the fourth inning, Piche’ was fantastic in this one. He gave up just one earned run, walked none and struck out seven. More importantly, he worked quickly, attacked the strike zone and kept the Red Raider hitters off balance all night.

- College Sports -

Fewer bowl games set for New Year's Eve, Day to accommodate College Football Playoff - ESPN

In each of the past seven years, there have been 10 to 12 bowls played on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. However, this season there will be only eight -- with five of those games played in exclusive time slots.

Southern Mississipi Golden Eagles introduce Doc Sadler as new coach - ESPN

"I know you guys had a good team last year, but we're going to the NCAA tournament dude," the 53-year-old Sadler said with a grin. "I don't care anything about winning a lot of games. I care about one thing -- playing in the NCAA tournament."

Pittsburg State’s John Brown blazes way onto NFL draft boards | Wichita Eagle

After three All-America seasons at Pittsburg State as a wide receiver and return specialist, Brown earned an invite to the NFL Combine in February, where he put himself on NFL teams’ draft boards by running a blazing, 4.34-second 40-yard dash and displaying the type of route-running ability and hands scouts didn’t expect to see on a player coming from the NCAA Division II level.

- Professional Sports -

Chiefs' Dorsey sleeping better ahead of draft - Yahoo Sports

A year ago, the Chiefs had the No. 1 overall selection, the entire NFL waiting to see what they would do. But after going 11-5 and making the playoffs, the Chiefs sit at No. 23 in next week's draft, left to ponder the moves just about every other team will make.

- Around the State of Kansas -

Kansas expands rights for homebrewers -

On Wednesday, Governor Sam Brownback ceremonially signed House Bill 2223, which amended liquor laws to allow the transportation and sharing of homebrews.

Kauffman Stadium – May 3 | Bow Tie Affair

A local cover band will be playing at "The K" on Saturday afternoon. The stage is located right inside the Hy-Vee gate. They will start around 4:30 p.m. and play until close to game time (6:10 PM).