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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.06.14

A look-see around today's internets. Anyone still hurting from too much "Cinco de Mayo" yesterday?

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Not really a lot going on... I stayed up and watched the Royals game last night.  KMN.  Augh.  Such a waste of time.  On to the links!

- Kansas Sports -

Kansas baseball rides hot streak toward tournament |

The Jayhawks responded to the massive letdown (a loss against Missouri State) with seven victories over perennial powers Baylor, Wichita State and Texas Tech. Four of the seven wins came on the road. All of them felt like gold since the Jayhawks were the preseason pick to finish dead last in the Big 12. They now sit alone in third place with three games to play.

KU women's golf stars from Thailand settled in, on and off the course |

Kawinpakorn takes an all-time KU-best seasonal stroke average of 74.41 into the NCAA Central Regional golf tournament (Thursday-Saturday, Karsten Creek Golf Club, Stillwater, Oklahoma),

- College Sports -

Blame It On The Culture - Jim Grundy,

The University of Missouri has been the topic of these culture questions over the past week, whether it be the Star, or Columbia Tribune orPost-Dispatch. Heck, we talk about it here at Sports Radio 810 because it always becomes a topic with when kids get kicked off teams. Let’s look at what makes a college culture, and if that in fact has anything to do with why these athletes act out.

College football -- Post-Spring Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 - ESPN

Defending BCS national champion Florida State remains No. 1 in our fourth edition of the 2014 Way-Too-Early Top 25. Alabama remains No. 2, Oklahoma and Auburn have moved up a couple of spots, and Oregon and Michigan State dropped a few notches. Say hello to Texas Tech, Kansas State and Nebraska and goodbye to Texas, Central Florida and Washington. (Ed. Note: I'm sure Missouruh fans are upset that they aren't included.)

Police Report: Jameis Winston Avoided Store Security

Surveillance video shows Jameis Winston appearing to go out of his way to avoid walking past store security with his 30-odd dollars worth of crab legs, perhaps putting the lie to his claim to officers that he had forgotten to pay.

- Around the State of Kansas -

Police chase ends with suspect's car impaled on KU campus stairs -

6News Lawrence reports the pursuit lasted only three blocks before the car went through a parking lot and tried to drive down a flight of stairs on the campus.

Kansas City barbecue dominates list of ‘America’s 35 Best Ribs’ -

Four local barbecue joints are among the food website’s top 10 picks for best ribs: Jack Stack, Gates, Arthur Bryant’s and Oklahoma Joe’s.

- In Case You Missed It -

(These were posted in the comments sections by various users yesterday.)

Miscellaneous 2014 College Football Spring Wrap Ups

KU should be slightly better as a team. The offense has the potential to make improvements and the defense should be steady once again. Unfortunately, the schedule doesn’t do the Jayhawks any favors. I’ll predict a 4-8 season, with two wins in the non-conference slate and two Big 12 wins.

Lakers coaching search: Add North Carolina's Roy Williams to list - Los Angeles Times

It's not the first time Williams will have been approached by the Lakers. He was not interested in coaching them in 2004 after Phil Jackson's first tour ended. At the time, Williams was with North Carolina only one season after leaving Kansas. The Lakers eventually hired Rudy Tomjanovich, who resigned halfway through the 2004-05 season.

Robinson Finds Time To Shine In Game Six |

The lack of braggadocio in victory from the young forward is a sign of the biggest development his game has seen this year: professionalism.  Thomas Robinson admits that learning to be a day-in, day-out professional and a team-first player are what he has learned most from his season in Portland.

- Odd News -

Pilot tries to put out fire with garden hose after crashing into house | Wichita Eagle

North Metro Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sara Farris said the unidentified pilot was able to escape the crash with minor injuries, then ran back with a small hose as the fire spread to the home.

- This is definitely picking up some steam -

Dear Tom Keegan - Rock Chalk Talk

Other sites are definitely picking up on this.  Blurbs on,,, and have all linked to articles on either or

Kansas Writer Ripped for Naadir Tharpe Column - Lost Lettermen

Kansas columnist makes fun of Naadir Tharpe’s intelligence after leaving KU to take care of his child | Awful Announcing