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Kansas Jayhawks Weekend Roundup 06.15.14

A look-see around the internets. Happy Father's Day! Be sure to thank your dad for raising you correctly (i.e., you turned out to be a KU fan).

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- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawk Sports Roundup |

ESPN predicts Embiid/Wiggins as 1 and 2 in the draft, Duke's Jabari Parker 3; Wiggins working out for Milwaukee twice this week; Brannen Greene improving lower body strength; Todd Reesing optimistic about the 2014 football team; Thunder, Spurs jobs not expected to open up this year; Tyler Dorsey re-opens recruitment; Andrew White III workout tape on YouTube

KU’s need for a point guard matches well with Graham’s late rise | Wichita Eagle

Two years ago, his best offers came from Appalachian State and Murray State. Now he could be the most crucial recruit in a four-man class that features two McDonald's All-Americans and a 16-year old Ukranian prodigy.

Stigler second, Vollmer injured at outdoor NCAA track championships |

Vollmer looked to repeat as the national champion in the heptathlon, after winning the program’s first individual outdoor title in 2013, but had to withdraw after suffering an injury in her final attempt of the long jump.

University of Kansas Track and Field Stigler Posts Runner-Up Finish on Day Three of NCAA Championships

Junior Michael Stigler tallied a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles for the second-consecutive year on the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday afternoon inside Hayward Field. The finish made Stigler a First Team All-American in the event for the third time.

University of Kansas Football Jayhawk Football Duo Set to Graduate, Explore Other Opportunities

Wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and quarterback Jake Heaps have decided to graduate and move on, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis announced Friday. Weis also announced Friday that running back Darrian Miller is no longer a member of the Kansas football program, as he left the team for personal reasons.

QB Jake Heaps leaving Kansas; RB Darrian Miller, WR Andrew Turzilli also done |

KU coach Charlie Weis said in a press release that Heaps was on pace to graduate at the end of June and planned to “explore other opportunities.” As long as Heaps graduates, he would be eligible to play at a new school immediately.

KU football lands 5 juco commitments during busy weekend |

Five junior college prospects who made official visits to campus over the weekend orally committed to KU before leaving town.

Fatherhood’s end, beginning transform KU TE Mundine |

Mundine’s father always encouraged his son to play sports. There were times, Mundine remembered, when he would be sitting in his room at 8 at night and his father would barge in and say, “How come you aren’t outside playing? Let’s go shoot some hoops.”

Ex-Kansas guard Morningstar finds Finland lots of fun |

He averaged 14.1 points off 57 percent shooting (49 of 127 threes for 38.6 percent), with 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds for Tapiolan Honka in Helsinki.

- College Sports -

Matt Thomas of Iowa State Cyclones arrested for driving while intoxicated - ESPN

Iowa State sophomore shooting guard Matt Thomas was arrested Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated -- the second Cyclones player to be charged for the infraction in two months.

Scholarship delay led to some Hawaii players sleeping in locker room -

Life as a student-athlete sure is great sometimes. You get your education paid for, you get to continue playing sports, and occasionally you even get to sleep in a locker room because a delay in your scholarship funds keeps you without any money for over a week.

- Professional Sports -

Los Angeles Kings fans celebrate team's second Stanley Cup in last 3 years - ESPN Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years Friday night, practically forcing a town never known for its love of the sport to take notice and embrace them.

Chiefs release cornerback Brandon Flowers | The Kansas City Star

Coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey took another step toward making the Chiefs their own Friday, releasing veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers, one of the final, big-money links to past regimes.

Broncos’ cornerback and former Kansas star Chris Harris finds Brandon Flowers’ release amusing | The Kansas City Star

Broncos cornerback and former Kansas star Chris Harris had an interesting take on the Chiefs' decision to release cornerback Brandon Flowers on Friday.

Martin Kaymer goes for history on Sunday at the 2014 US Open -

Kaymer survived a rocky start that included taking an unplayable lie from a mound of pine straw and a tremendous eagle on the fifth hole to maintain a five stroke lead over the field. He's 8 under. Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton are the next closest at 3 under.

- World Cup -

Ghana's Andre Ayew says there is no way Ghana won't beat United States - ESPN FC

Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew said that while he expects the U.S. to be prepared for Monday's Group G World Cup match, he sees no way that the Black Stars can lose.

Natal officials declare flood alert ahead of USA-Ghana World Cup matchup - Planet Futbol -

Natal's City Hall declared the alert late Saturday, following two days of near-continuous rains that reached the area's average for the entire month of June. More rains are expected throughout Sunday. The U.S.-Ghana match is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

- In The News -

Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dead at 82 | Wichita Eagle

Casey Kasem died Sunday morning at age 82, surrounded by friends and family at a Washington state hospital.

'Field of Dreams' hosts 25th anniversary in Iowa | Wichita Eagle

Stars such as Costner joined celebrities such as past American League Cy Young award winner Bret Saberhagen and thousands of fans from all over the midwest at the remote locale.

Winds couldn’t dampen concertgoers’ enthusiasm for Flint Hills symphony | Wichita Eagle

More than 7,000 people arrived Saturday afternoon at the ranch-turned-concert-venue to hear the Kansas City Symphony.

- Video of the Day -

2014 US Open: Zach Johnson made an ace and it was awesome -

Zach Johnson is 7 over through his first 63 holes of the tournament but he might have just had the non-knickers moment of the 2014 US Open with this ace.