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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.07.14

A look-see around today's internets. Guess what day it is....


- Kansas Sports -

Framework in place for Kansas to have another tough basketball schedule -

Kansas is poised to face presumptive preseason No. 1 Kentucky in Indianapolis, and travel to marquee nonconference road tests at Georgetown and Temple. The Jayhawks also play host to UNLV at Allen Fieldhouse and could face a possible rematch with Florida in the Big 12-SEC Challenge.

Former Jayhawk Michael Lee coaching at prep level |

The 2005 KU graduate, who is armed with a degree in sociology, was head junior varsity coach and varsity assistant at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, California.

- College Sports -

Maryland Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon says no pattern to 4 transfers - ESPN

Less than a week after a fourth offseason transfer from Maryland's basketball team, athletic director Kevin Anderson gave his backing to coach Mark Turgeon, who hasn't reached the NCAA tournament in three years at the school.

Utah Utes president suggests changes to 110-year-old fight song - ESPN

After more than a century of singing "I'm a Utah man," some say it's time to update the University of Utah's 1904 fight song. Proposals to adjust such lyrics as "I'm a Utah man" and "our coeds are the fairest" have spiked emotions on campus in recent weeks. (Ed. Note: I don't remember this, but the article also says, "The University of Kansas revised "I'm a Jayhawk," an anthem popular since 1920. References to the Cornhuskers were removed in 2010 after Nebraska announced plans to leave the Big 12 Conference." Did they change the words or just remove that line?)

Kentucky Wildcats coach Mark Stoops gets extension through 2018 season - ESPN

The Wildcats were 2-10 a year ago in Stoops' first season, but he's made significant strides on the recruiting trail and has energized the Kentucky fan base. The Wildcats' last two spring games drew crowds in excess of 50,000 and 35,000, and attendance at Commonwealth Stadium for Kentucky home games last year increased by nearly 10,000.

Gordon: Coming out a freeing experience - Boston Colleges Blog - ESPN Boston

UMass guard Derrick Gordon says he's thrilled he doesn't have to hide anything anymore.

- Professional Sports -

Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder wins MVP award for first time - ESPN

The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the NBA's top individual honor Tuesday, receiving 119 first-place votes. Miami's LeBron James, who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes, and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third.

Police release 911 tapes in Colin Kaepernick case - ESPN

On April 3, two days after the 911 calls were placed, an unidentified woman went to Miami police headquarters saying she was partying with Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. She said she passed out and didn't remember anything else until waking up in the hospital.

Chiefs could be in market to trade draft picks - Yahoo Sports

''A man told me once never to pass up a good player,'' (John) Dorsey said, ''but also if I can acquire some additional picks in a draft that could or could not be deep, I'll do that.''

- Potpourri -

Basketball used in 1936 Olympics up for sale |

The gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada was played outdoors on courts made of clay and sand. The teams played in a drizzle in the first half and a downpour in the second, with water remaining on the court and players chasing around a waterlogged ball.

Playing a role in the movie, 'Million Dollar Arm' - ESPN

Step 1: Ask sportswriters to appear in your film. Step 2: Sit back and watch those sportswriters write award-winning columns and blogs about that very film.

How stoned is too stoned to drive? States find no easy answers -

With the push to legalize marijuana surging in popularity, states want to asssure the public that roads will be safe.

- Funny Video(s) of the Day -

Family Feud Contestant Spotted 182 Points In Fast Money Still Loses

Poor Anna needed only 18 points to earn her family $20,000. She came up with significantly fewer than 18 points. (Ed. Note: I actually feel kinda sad for her, she looks devastated at the end.)

VIDEO: British Commentary of an Astros-A's Game - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

If only the Astros and A's actually played cricket.... it might be more exciting...