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Kansas Jayhawks Saturday News & Notes 05.31.14

A look-see around the internets to get your weekend going.

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Surprisingly, tons of stuff today!  Support the 'Hawks baseball team this afternoon.

- Kansas Baseball -

University of Kansas Baseball NCAA Tournament: KU Offense Powers Past No. 22 Kentucky, 10-6

Three hours and 22 minutes of weather delays didn't faze the Jayhawks as the Kansas baseball team beat Kentucky at its own game, 10-6, using its big-time offense to silence the Wildcats Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium in game one of the NCAA Louisville Regional.

University of Kansas Baseball NCAA Tournament: Kansas to Face No. 13 Louisville

After upsetting No. 22 Kentucky in game one of the NCAA Tournament, the Kansas baseball team squares off against No. 13 Louisville, Saturday, May 31, at 4 p.m. inside Jim Patterson Stadium with the winner advancing to the regional championship game Sunday.

Jayhawks weather rain delays, upend UK; Louisville next |

After Ritch Price’s program went five seasons without an NCAA Tournament appearance, the coach’s Kansas University baseball players didn’t mind spending long stretches of Friday afternoon killing time at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

Kansas Tucker Tharp ascends from walk-on to captain |

“We’ve always been a sports family,” said the Boulder, Colo., native, who came to Kansas as a walk-on and went on to become a three-year starter and co-captain this season. “That’s what we’re all about. The support I’ve gotten has been awesome, and it’s helped me get through a lot of different things.”

2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament Bracket

Follow the tournament here - includes links to watch the games online.  Fun fact: In the Tallahassee Regional, 3 seed Kennesaw State and 4 seed Georgia Souhern both advanced to the winners bracket over Alabama and Florida State.

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Women's Volleyball Kansas Volleyball Unveils Potent 2014 Schedule

Eight NCAA Tournament teams, five of which finished on the final AVCA coaches' poll, and the last two years' worth of National Champions highlight another demanding fall campaign for the Kansas volleyball team, announced by head coach Ray Bechard on Friday.

University of Kansas Track and Field Maroszek, Stigler Punch Tickets to Eugene on Day Two of West Prelim

The Kansas track & field teams saw two more Jayhawks advance to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships by virtue of their top-12 finishes at the West Preliminary inside John McDonnell Stadium Friday.

- College Sports -

Big 12 believes playoff will be favorable to league - ESPN

The last time the Big 12 appeared in a national championship game, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was in the locker room and Garrett Gilbert was on the field. And before that January night in 2010 was over, Nick Saban was hoisting the first of his three Alabama BCS trophies.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby pushes new recruiting rules - ESPN

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby believes now is a good time to look at modernizing parts of the college recruiting model.

SEC ponders potential move to 'Division IV' if NCAA doesn't provide autonomy - ESPN

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said if the Power Five conferences -- which also include the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12, the Big Ten and the Pac-12 -- don't get the flexibility needed to create their own bylaws, the next step would be to move to "Division IV."

AAC executives finalize two 6-team divisions - ESPN

In 2015, the divisions will be split geographically, except Navy will in the AAC West along with Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa, a source said. The AAC East would consist of Cincinnati, UConn, UCF, East Carolina, South Florida and Temple.

- Professional Sports -

Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat - Recap - May 30, 2014 - ESPN

The Heat became the third franchise in NBA history to reach the title series in four consecutive seasons, a laugher of a conference-title finale getting them there again Friday night. LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 25 points, and Miami eliminated the Pacers for the third straight year with a 117-92 romp in Game 6 of the East championship series.

NBA approves Steve Ballmer's bid to buy Los Angeles Clippers - ESPN Los Angeles

The NBA has approved former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's $2 billion bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, the league said in a statement Friday night.

Ex-basketball player Demetrius Harris trying to catch on with Chiefs at tight end -

For Harris, a 6-foot-7 power forward who averaged 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a senior in 2012-2013 for Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the sport was clearly his first love, even after the Chiefs signed him as an undrafted free agent last spring.

- In The News -

New Mexico city working on who gets Atari games | Wichita Eagle

City documents show that Atari consoles and more than 1,300 games were found, including "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." Some of the other discovered titles include "Centipedes," "Warlords" and "Asteroids," the newspaper reported.

New ‘Hunger Games’ exhibition will tour the U.S. | Wichita Eagle

Looking to get into the branded and live-event biz that has been so good to franchises like Harry Potter, Lionsgate announced Friday it is launching “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” and will tour it around the U.S.

Monte Harrison is a star in waiting ... but will he choose baseball or Nebraska? -

Lee’s Summit West football coach Royce Boehm was sitting in his office one afternoon last fall when his phone rang. He recognized the number. It belonged to Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini. “Don’t tell me I have another Bubba Starling on my hands,” Pelini said.

- (Embarrassing Royals) Video of the Day -

Another 9-3 putout.

Good grief.