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Kansas Jayhawks Saturday News and Notes 6.28.14

A look-see around today's internets.

Jamie Squire

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Men's Basketball Top of the Class: Wiggins First, Embiid Third in NBA Draft

"It means a lot to our program," Kansas head coach Bill Self said. "I wasn't surprised about Wiggins, but I was pleasantly surprised for Joel and I'm proud of them both. The No. 1 tag is special, for all of the amazing players that have played at Kansas, we haven't had a No. 1 in 26 years. Hopefully it won't be another 26 years. But I would've been just as proud of (Andrew) if he had gone No. 2."

Dad's hard life lessons helped Andrew Wiggins on road to NBA |

His son is the No. 1 overall pick, and Mitchell Wiggins is now unburdened by guilt, embarrassment and disappointment. He’s whole again.

Bids come in high for KU building to house rules of basketball |

Construction of a center to house the original rules for basketball on the University of Kansas campus will be delayed because bids for the project came in higher than expected.

University of Kansas Baseball: Jayhawks in the Pros Update No. 1

As June comes to an end, baseball players who once donned the Crimson and Blue for Kansas are scattered throughout the country trying to make a name for themselves in the pros. The six Jayhawks selected in the 2014 MLB draft have all signed with their clubs.

- College Sports -

Top 50 coaches: No. 6 Kansas' Bill Self - ESPN

The only season in which Self hasn't won or shared the Big 12 title at Kansas was his first one, when his team finished tied for second -- slacker -- and ended the year in the Elite Eight. That was 2003-04. Every year since, Self's Jayhawks have finished first or tied for first in the Big 12.

O'Bannon judge weighs in as NCAA trial concludes -

What U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken said on the final day of the case that could result in college players being paid for use of their names, images and likenesses.

- Professional Sports -

Royals say Mike Trout didn’t hit one at Kauffman Stadium farther than Bo Jackson or Johnny Bench | The Kansas City Star

Here’s the difference: The Royals measure where the ball lands, or in this case, splashes. ESPN measures where the ball would have landed based on an uninterrupted path of travel back down to field level.

Sporting Kansas City wins 1-0 at Portland in return to MLS action | The Kansas City Star

Three days after Portland eliminated them from the Open Cup competition, Sporting KC earned a form of payback with a 1-0 victory on the Timbers’ home field Friday night.

- World Cup -

USA plays Belgium on Tuesday (July 1) at 3 PM.  There will be no ties in this one!

FIFA World Cup 2014 Bracket -

View the FIFA World Cup 2014 second stage bracket, team draws and schedules from Sports Illustrated.

Belgium, sudden death await United States at World Cup |

The Americans play Belgium on Tuesday night in the round of 16, hoping to show they’re better than the U.S. team that lost in overtime to Ghana in the second round four years ago.

U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones suspects nose broken during 1-0 loss to Germany - ESPN FC

Despite breaking his nose on Thursday during a collision with teammate Alejandro Bedoya in the second half of Germany's 1-0 victory in Group G, U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones will be OK to play and could be joined by striker Jozy Altidore, who is nearing recovery for an ailing hamstring.

Belgium coach: 'Impossible to say' if Vincent Kompany will play vs. US -

Belgium caoch Marc Wilmots said Friday that defender and captain Vincent Kompany may not be available for Tuesday's game with the United States due to a recurring groin issue.

How Muslim Athletes Deal With Ramadan

For the first time since 1986, the World Cup and Ramadan will overlap. Ramadan's a month in the Islamic calendar—a lunar calendar—in which Muslims, among other things, abstain from food and water during the day, breaking fast at sundown. The fasting will start Saturday. There's a substantial number of Muslim athletes still in the World Cup. How will this affect them?