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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 06.18.14

A look-see around today's internets.

Jamie Squire

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Men's Basketball Kansas Men’s Basketball to Play in the 2015 World University Games

This is the second time a college team will compete in the World University Games. In 2007, the University of Northern Iowa participated and finished ninth in Bangkok, Thailand.

KU basketball tradition touted as 'great fit' for World University Games |

Asked about the specific criteria that set KU apart, Jonas pointed to the Jayhawks’ five-year record — No. 1 in all of college basketball — plus preseason rankings, expected returners and last year’s RPI. A smaller, more speculative factor also played a role.

Jayhawks prepared to go global | Wichita Eagle

Kansas, serving as the de facto U.S. team, will be allowed extra practice time in the month leading up to the tournament, which begins in early July 2015. KU will enter a competition loaded with and older, more experienced professional players from countries around the world.

Jayhawks add juco WR Cory Butler |

The commitment parade continued on Tuesday for Charlie Weis and the Kansas University football program, which picked up its seventh commitment in the past four days when four-star junior-college wide receiver Cory Butler switched his commitment from Utah to Kansas.

KU officials discussing track removal at Memorial Stadium |

Such a move would not be tied directly to the much anticipated full-scale renovation project at Memorial Stadium that, at least for now, remains a ways off.

- Professional Sports -

Trademark board rules against Redskins name | Wichita Eagle

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

Sporting KC goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum to make debut in U.S. Open Cup match | The Kansas City Star

Gruenebaum will see his first meaningful action in a Sporting KC uniform Wednesday night. He is slated to start when the club plays host to Minnesota United FC in a fourth-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Sporting Park. It’s Sporting Kansas City’s first match in this year’s Open Cup competition.

- In The News -

Kansas regents to consider increasing tuition | Wichita Eagle

At the University of Kansas, the most popular option for tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates would be 3.4 percent higher.

Now’s a good time to see Kansas prairie wildflowers in all their glory | Wichita Eagle

Drive along the back roads and dare to be wowed. Recent rains have come at just the right time.

Cosmosphere unveils plan for next 50 years | The Kansas City Star

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson is planning for its next 50 years. (Ed. Note: If you've never been, GO! DO IT NOW!! THIS SUMMER!!!)

Fierce feline who terrorized family stumps TV host | The Kansas City Star

Lux became one of the most notorious cats in pet history after his owner called 911 on March 9 as the cat terrorized his family. Lee Palmer told dispatchers Lux had scratched his son's head and was out of control. The family barricaded themselves in a bedroom, and Lux could be heard screeching menacingly in the background.

California mayor resigns over dog poop incident | Wichita Eagle

The doo-doo has gotten too deep for the mayor of a wealthy Los Angeles suburb who flung dog poop onto a political opponent's property.

- Today in Sports History -

1960 - Tom Sheehan of the San Francisco Giants becomes the oldest first-time manager in MLB history (66 years, 2 months, 18 days).

1975 - Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox hits three home runs, a triple, and a single against the Detroit Tigers, collecting 10 RBI on the way.

1986 - Don Sutton wins his 300th game.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Wilt Chamberlain tied for first place in the high jump in the 1958 Big Eight Track and Field Champnionships.

Today's Question: Carl Nelson and Larry Miller share the baseball team record for strikeouts in a game.  How many did they each strike out?