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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.28.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Track and Field Cooper Takes Sixth at World Junior Championships

Kansas track & field sophomore-to-be Mitchell Cooper used a new career best to notch a sixth-place finish in the discus Saturday evening at the World Junior Championships inside Hayward Field. Cooper's finish marked the best by a Jayhawk at the World Junior meet since 1998.

University of Kansas Women's Volleyball Playing Overseas Puts McClinton in Prime Position

For the second-straight season, McClinton competed for the Bring It Promotions/USA Developmental Program, which sends a collection of the best players from across the country overseas for two solid weeks of training and competition. Coached by Daniel Fisher, the head coach at Pitt, the team landed in Venice, Italy and immediately went sightseeing to get themselves acclimated to the time change.

University of Kansas Football Charlie Weis Represents Kansas Football at ESPN's Big 12 Car Wash

Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis made his way to the ESPN campus Thursday for the Big 12 "Car Wash."

Ex-KU guard Naadir Tharpe explains pro decision, desire for Kansas degree |

Former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe was back in Lawrence this weekend to help out former KU teammate Ben McLemore at his Sir McLemore Summer Slam event, held Saturday at the Community Building.

Ben McLemore delights with dunks at inaugural Summer Slam event |

“I wanted to bring it back because this is home,” St. Louis native McLemore said of Lawrence. “It’s my second home, and I just love it here. The fans, I just loved it here. I had a great time during my time here and I’m glad to be back.”

KU RB signee Traevohn Wrench headed to juco |

Wrench recently told he hopes to return to the KU football team once his academics are in order, but the absolute earliest that could become a reality is 2015.

Kansas’ JaCorey Shepherd willing to give nickel a try |

Instead of changing sides of the ball and learning an entirely new position, Shepherd may be moving a few feet down and in from cornerback to nickel back.

KU football player develops app he says can improve the game he loves |

Barone, 20, and his partner started developing the app earlier this year. A beta version is currently being used by three high schools and one college. Barone and Wachter plan to attend the American Football Coaches Association conference next January in Louisville, Ky., to showcase the app.

Former KU guard Tyshawn Taylor's next stop likely overseas |

Taylor knows he faces a challenge to get back to the NBA. After playing 23 games for the Brooklyn Nets a year ago, he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans before getting released later that month.

An analysis of Bill Self’s best basketball recruiting classes at Kansas | The Kansas City Star

When Self is asked to name his best recruiting classes, he often mentions his 2005 class (Chalmers, Wright and Rush), and now he can point to last year’s class. But which class delivered the most return on the floor? We used a simple metric to compare classes: career win shares, a comprehensive statistic that attempts to estimates the number of wins a player produces for his team.

- College Sports -

Big Ten won't halt national-title drought by adding Rutgers, Maryland -

What I don't get, in any way, is this having much to do with football. Rutgers hasn't done much since a brief run to BCS contention in 2006. Maryland's athletic department is awash in so much red ink that the balance sheet looks like tomato soup was spilled on it.

NCAA infractions chair responds to 'cheating pays' | The Kansas City Star

"I have to say that a lot of what (Bowlsby) says is true relative to the inactivity," Banowsky said at his league's media day. "I've been assured and encouraged that there's a lot in the pipeline and the thing is kind of ramping back up again and the new system is going to get engaged and functioning.

Earning her stripes: Female official to work KU opener |

Conti will work mostly as a line judge in the Mountain West for the second straight year. She landed the Big 12 gig through the league’s officiating partnership with the Mountain West and FCS-level Southland Conference.

- Professional Sports -

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days | The Kansas City Star

Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can't be finalized for at least 30 days.

Frank Thomas, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Bobby Cox inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame - ESPN

Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

'85 scouting report: Greg Maddux 'not strong enough' to be starter -

Next to Maddux's name in the list, it says that he is "not strong enough to be a starter." In the comments, it notes that he "ran out of gas" and didn't pitch well in the last third of the season.

VIDEOS: Six men honored at Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony -

The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class is one of the most loaded in the history of the Hall. For the first time since 1971, six living men were enshrined. The estimated crowd of 48,000 spectators on hand is the third-most in recorded history behind 2007 (75,000) and 1999 (50,000).

- In The News -

Sandhill treat is plum full of taste, memories | Wichita Eagle

In Kansas, it is known as a sandhill plum. In Oklahoma, it is better known as the Chickasaw plum, Tomb said. (Mr. Ed says: As a kid, my folks would drag my brother and I out into the hot hot summer to pick these stupid things. At the time, I hated it. The jelly really is worth it, though. I could go for some right meow.)

Virus spurred man to start Malwarebytes at age 18 | Wichita Eagle

While he was in high school in Bensenville, Ill., near Chicago, he taught himself computer programming and learned everything he could about hackers. By the time he was 18, he was racking up millions of dollars in sales from his college dorm room with his new company, Malwarebytes. And today – roughly 10 years after infecting that computer – his San Jose, Calif.-based cybersecurity firm is making a profit, doubling its annual sales and boasts 141 employees, with positions open for another 40 people.

Effects of World War I can still be seen 100 years later, experts say at KC museum event | The Kansas City Star

Improvements in technology and military strategies and advancements in civil and women’s rights were all part of the lasting legacies and continued influences of World War I, a panel of historians and military experts said Sunday at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

- This Day in Sports History -

1991 - Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos tossed the 13th perfect game in MLB history.

1994 - Kenny Rogers of the Texas Rangers tossed the 14th perfect game in MLB history.

2002 - Lance Armstrong wins his fourth straight Tour de France.

- Videos of the Day -

The 3 most ridiculous Greg Maddux games ever -

And a smattering of factlets.

VIDEO: Watch Ryan Raburn Make One of the Worst Throws Ever - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

The Indians have Wild Thing back, but now he’s an outfielder.

GIF: Look at what the Cubs just did -

The Cubs will be better soon, but soon is not now.

PHOTO: Troy Tulowitzki jersey night is not going as planned -

On Saturday, the Rockies decided to treat fans at Coors Field to 15,000 promotional and complimentary Troy Tulowitzki jerseys. Here's how that went wrong.

Here's the Charlie Weis/Nelly photo you've been looking for -

Two Heartland titans, together at last.

- Daily Trivia -

misterbrain, I responded to your comment last night.  The answer to last Wednesday's question is.... drum roll please.... Lynette Woodard's very own teammate, Adrian Mitchell.

Today's question: Jim Ryun competed in the 1,500 meter run at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City.  What medal did he win?