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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 05.09.14

A look-see around today's internets. Happy Friday everyone!


- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Men's Basketball Andrew White III to Leave KU Men’s Basketball Team

"We're definitely disappointed about this, but also respect Andrew and the decision he's made," Self said. "Andrew and I talked periodically throughout the season and at the end of the season we discussed what his role could be potentially moving forward. He had a very good spring and we talked again today. He feels it is in his, and his family's, best interest to pursue some other opportunities."

Andrew White to transfer from KU |

White, a 6-foot-6 sophomore wing from Richmond, Va., on Thursday cited a desire for playing time as reason for his plans to transfer to a yet-to-be-determined university.

University of Kansas Men's Basketball Ben McLemore Back on Campus

McLemore informed the media Thursday he came back to Lawrence, close to his hometown of St. Louis, following his rookie season to work on his degree. Still close with the KU coaches and current Jayhawks, the standout shooting guard has enjoyed his time catching up with them.

University of Kansas Baseball KU Wraps Up Home and Conference Slate with West Virginia

The Jayhawks (30-21, 12-9 Big 12) take a six-game Big 12 Conference-game winning streak into the weekend against the Mountaineers (27-17, 9-8 Big 12) who have won seven of their last nine league contests.

University of Kansas Women's Golf Kawinpakorn Leads Jayhawks after Day 1 of NCAA Central Regional

Kansas sophomore Yupaporn "Mook" Kawinpakorn is in a tie for 25th, after firing a first round 75 (+3), at the 2014 Women's Golf NCAA Central Regional at Karsten Creek Golf Club Thursday.

- College Sports -

K-State baseball trying to salvage disappointing season -

A year after winning a Big 12 championship, and months after topping the league’s preseason poll, the Wildcats, 24-25 overall and 4-14 in the Big 12, reside at the bottom of the conference standings. They are in danger of becoming the first team in conference history to go from first to worst. (Ed. Note: Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!)

Bahamas Bowl will be played Christmas Eve -

For years you've only had the Hawaii Bowl available to you during the evening on Christmas Eve, but that will change this year as another bowl game played in a tropical location has shown up to help fill your afternoon.

Coaches make millions, but second chances in short supply -

Second chances don't always come easily. Mike Leach, Rich Rodriguez and Charlie Weis know.

- NFL Draft -

2014 NFL draft first-round grades | Audibles -

A rundown of the first round of the NFL draft.

Chiefs’ draft pick of Dee Ford ought to be well-received — by those who trust Andy Reid and John Dorsey -

Any immediate and definitive reaction to an NFL draft pick is always an overreaction, which means there is a whole mess of overreaction all across America right now. And in Kansas City, that overreaction mostly sounds like this: Huh?

Another pass-rusher a good idea for Kansas City Chiefs - ESPN

The Chiefs had more urgent needs at wide receiver, where they could have had USC’s Marqise Lee. They could have used another capable body at cornerback, where they passed on Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard. That they passed on other key needs is indicative of what the Chiefs thought of Ford.

Were the Chiefs close to taking Johnny Manziel? | Wichita Eagle

Chiefs coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey were somewhat vague about their level of interest in Manziel, but they did make it clear that they were, at the very least, engaging in meaningful trade talks with teams looking to move up.

KU coach Charlie Weis talks Johnny Football | Tale of the Tait |

“I would have a tough time coaching him, personally,” Weis said. “He's an exceptional talent. He's either gonna be a Brett Favre star in the league or a loose cannon. I don't know enough about him personally. I haven't watched him play enough games. But I have watched him play really well in big games.”

- Professional Sports -

Nolan Arenado hit streak reaches 28, breaks Colorado Rockies record - ESPN

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado broke the team record by stretching his hitting streak to 28 games in the Rockies' 5-0 loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.

Samardzija says front office has no place in pitch limit talks -

Jeff Samardzija did say he understands the value of monitoring a pitcher's pitch count and his workload, adding that he supports it long as long as everyone isn't held the same standard. That makes perfect sense. Every pitcher is unique.

Michael Jordan admits growing up racist: ‘I was against all white people’ | The Point Forward -

Racism has been a trending topic around sports after the NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life last week for his racist remarks recorded on tape. Adding to the discussion on race is a jarring quote from NBA legend and Bobcats owner Michael Jordan in Roland Lazenby’s new book, Michael Jordan: The Life.

- Local News -

Woman, 91, signs deal to move from house near KU campus -

Georgia Bell, 91 and feisty, has finally agreed to clear out of the way of a multimillion-dollar student housing project near the University of Kansas campus.

- Across the Nation -

'Friday Night Lights' school in Texas embroiled in sex scandals - Yahoo Sports

The school behind the book, movie and TV series "Friday Night Lights" has become mired in scandal with five staff members investigated for suspected sexual relations with students, including a teacher who died this week, a likely suicide.

Woman arrested for having neighbors' home bulldozed -

According to an arrest report, Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine (FL) told a heavy equipment operator that she owned the trailer and wanted it and its septic tank destroyed.

- Video of the Day -

Want to make a QB look awkward? Have him throw with his opposite hand (Video) | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

When you throw with your opposite hand, everything that's natural and reactionary with the normal motion is thrown off and your body has to pause to think about repeating the process in the opposite way.

- Sunday is Mother's Day -

The Founder Of Mother's Day Hated What The Holiday Became

Soon after Congress made Mother's Day an official holiday in 1914, Jarvis was actively campaigning against it, leveling harsh criticism against florists, candy makers, greeting-card companies and anyone else looking to make a buck off the holiday. (Ed. Note: You should still probably get something for your mom on Sunday.)