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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 06.19.14

A look-see around today's internets.


Not much going on in the world of Kansas Athletics.  I think we're officially in the summer doldrums until football practice starts in the fall.  Who thinks they'll get the track taken out of Memorial Stadium before the fall semester starts?

- Kansas Sports -

Drive to win: Motivated Mason hits game-winner in camp scrimmage |

Of slashing to the goal instead of taking a deep jumper for the winner, he said: “It’s a higher-percentage shot. I didn’t want to settle for a jump shot on the game-winning basket.”

Team USA vet Frankamp eager for second international tour |

"We were all kind of shocked about it. We were fired up,” he added, asked about Self’s proclamation that the Jayhawks, as a team, would represent the United States at the 2015 World University Games in Korea.

University of Kansas Softball Jones Earns Big 12’s Top Softball Scholar Honor

Fifth-year senior Alex Jones became the second-straight Kansas Jayhawk to be named the Big 12 Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon.

- College Sports -

Oklahoma State football player stabbed, robbed and abducted - ESPN

Cameron Hunter, a walk-on wide receiver for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, was stabbed, robbed and abducted Monday, the Stillwater Police have confirmed.

West Virginia AD Oliver Luck says playoff committee will look at schedule, analytics - ESPN

One of the 13 committee members, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, shared some details with about what specifically the committee will be looking for when deciding who and and who won't will be included in the playoff.

Collegiate Commissioners Association panel formed to explore early signing period for college football - ESPN

The Collegiate Commissioners Association has formed a committee chaired by Mid-America Conference commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher to research whether an early signing period would be a good thing for college football.

- Professional Sports -

Sporting KC beats Minnesota United FC 2-0 to advance in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup | The Kansas City Star

Saad broke a scoreless tie against Minnesota United FC in the 76h minute Wednesday, lifting Sporting KC to a 2-0 victory in the fourth-round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Sporting Park. Alex Martinez added his first professional goal in the 87th minute against a Minnesota team that played the second half down a man after Cristiano Dias was ejected.

Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers - Recap - June 18, 2014 - ESPN

Omar Infante added a solo homer and Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning, helping the Royals extend their longest winning streak in 20 years with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Recap - June 18, 2014 - ESPN

Kershaw dominated the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in Los Angeles' 8-0 victory. (Ed. Note: AKA a no-hitter.  The Dodgers have the only two no-hitters so far this year.)

Cubs make Samardzija an offer he can refuse; trade to contender looms -

Based on his personality and past Samardzija quite likely wouldn't mind going to a big stage in New York with the Yankees, to Boston or to LA. But mostly he just wants to win, and any of the rumored possibilities in the AL East, the NL West or elsewhere represents a stark upgrade, whether it be the Orioles, Blue Jays, Giants, Braves or any other team he'd help.

Brewers trade pitcher Brad Mills to A's for $1 (yes, a dollar) | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had the scoop Tuesday night. Word is, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, the A's will move Mills into their starting rotation after Drew Pomeranz punched a chair and broke his hand after a rough outing.

- World Cup -

Spain exit World Cup after defeat to Chile - ESPN FC

Defending champions Spain have fallen at the first hurdle as a 2-0 defeat to Chile means they have no hope of progressing from Group B.

- In The News -

9 Officially Licensed Redskins Products That Honor Native Americans - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

Ed. Note: Keep in mind this link is extremely facetious.

Kansas wheat harvest picks up as fields dry |

Group spokesman Marsha Boswell says growers in northeast and northwest Kansas have not yet begun harvesting, but farmers elsewhere are trying to get into the fields if they’re dry enough.

- This Day in Sports History -

1867 - The Belmont Stakes is run for the first time.

1973 - Pete Rose picked up his 2,000th career hit.

1986 - Len Bias dies.

- Videos of the Day -

Making up for not having any videos yesterday...

Australia's Tim Cahill Just Scored The Goal Of The Tournament

Australia kicked off, got the ball wide, then immediately crossed in an early ball over the top of the Dutch defense to Cahill. Sandwiched between two defenders, Cahill took a shot from the top of the 18 on a full volley. The ball exploded off his foot, dipped over the Netherlands keeper, and then careened off the crossbar before bouncing in. Spectacular.

VIDEO: Guy Nearly Kills Himself Stepping Onto Moving Treadmill - SportsPickle | SportsPickle


Another day, another college football Jeopardy! fail: This time it was about the Big Ten | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

Following the sound of the buzzer, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek had a fantastic response: "I know, it sounds weird."

Jeopardy! contestants struggle with college football category

Referenced in the link above, here is the video.

Mike Matheny isn't a fan of the Jonathan Lucroy All-Star video -

Surprise! Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is not a fan of the Brewers' video touting Jonathan Lucroy's All-Star candidacy. (Ed. Note: Also included in this link is the original video - it's hilarious, especially if you have disdain for the St. Louis Cardinals.)

Best (darn) team in America.  Redskins.

I love it when they beat the Cowboys!

- Daily Trivia -

Extremely disappointed in the RCT community, as no one even ventured a guess yesterday.  Should I just stick with basketball questions?  That seems to be the only ones that get any action.


hunter s. royal - 3

jayhawk1996 - 2

Five tied with 1 - Jayhawk12_28, notkapowski, KUGrad08, misterbrain, fizzle406

Yesterday's answer: Carl Nelson and Larry Miller share the baseball team record for strikeouts in a game with 18.

Today's question: How many Super Bowls did Charlie Weis coach in during his 16 years in the NFL?