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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.14.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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Trivia should make a triumphant return on Monday.

- Kansas Sports -

KU Football notebook: True freshman RB Corey Avery likely to play in opener |

Avery "most exciting" player in camp; Fans to pick uniforms for first game; Still waiting on two recruits to get to campus; Tevin Shaw "most improved" player; LB Anthony Olobia injured during practice

KU freshman RB Avery 'exciting' |

“Corey’s probably been our most exciting guy on offense,” said Weis of the 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back from Dallas’ Carter High who has put on 25 pounds since signing day in February. “I wouldn’t say our best guy, but our most exciting guy.”

Kansas’ Charlie Weis says freshmen in line to play in football opener | The Wichita Eagle

Kansas football coach Charlie Weis said Wednesday that he won’t hesitate to play two of his most highly touted freshmen this season. In fact, both running back Corey Avery and linebacker Kyron Watson could see the field in Kansas’ opener against Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 6.

University of Kansas Football Watch Wednesday's Kansas Football Press Conference with Charlie Weis

Watch Wednesday's Kansas football press conference with Charlie Weis from Mrkonic Auditorium in the Anderson Family Football Complex Wednesday. Coach Weis discussed the team's progress during fall camp and fielded questions from the media.

University of Kansas Football Charlie Weis and New-Look Tight Ends Speak On First Two-A-Day

With the completion of their evening practice on Wednesday, the Jayhawks concluded their first two-a-day of the year. Thursday, requested defensive linemen are scheduled to be interviewed at 12:00 p.m., at the Anderson Family Football Complex.

Montell Cozart finding some comfort as Kansas’ starting quarterback | The Kansas City Star

“I know I’m not supposed to say this,” Cozart says, “but one time we were at the (KU recreation center), and the football players were playing against the basketball players, and we actually beat them.”

University of Kansas Men's Golf Men’s Golf: Summer Update

Kansas men's golfers have had an exciting summer.

- College Sports -

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You The O’Bannon Ruling Conflicts With Title IX

Mr. Ed says: Andy Schwarz writes about the O'Bannon ruling and Title IX implications. I didn't get all the way through it this morning, but it looked like an interesting read.

Big 12 Football Coaches on the "Hot Seat" for 2014 - Crimson and Cream Machine

Charlie Weis, Kansas: With just four wins in two seasons you have to say that, up to this point, the Charlie Weis experiment at Kansas has been an epic failure. Weis is just 1-17 in Big XII Conference play (West Virginia suddenly blushes) and is 0-8 against Top 25 opponents. He's also winless on the road at Kansas.

Dana Holgorsen issues statement on his lying to recruits comment -

And, as you'd expect, Holgorsen caught some heat for the comments, because, well, I don't know. People need to get angry about things I guess. Anger keeps the world from tilting off its axis. On Wednesday Holgorsen felt the need to issue a statement clarifying his comment.

Bo Pelini of Nebraska Cornhuskers backed by athletic director Shawn Eichorst - ESPN

In a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press and reporters from the state's two largest newspapers, Eichorst said the program is "stable" and that the Huskers have a "seasoned coach who has won a bunch of games." (Mr. Ed says: Not quite the dreaded "vote of confidence" but not too far away from it, either.)

Searching for QB, Miami still has optimism - Yahoo Sports

Ryan Williams would have been the presumed starter but is still recovering from a torn knee ligament, though is expected back at some point this season. Transfer Jake Heaps and true freshman Brad Kaaya seem like the top contenders for the job, and neither has thrown a pass at Miami. The Hurricanes aren't likely to name a starter until at least the week of Aug. 18.

Golson regains job as Notre Dame's starting QB - Yahoo Sports

The senior has reclaimed the post he held while leading the Fighting Irish to the national championship game two years ago, and before being suspended last season for academic impropriety.

- Professional Sports -

Collision rule remains controversial, murky - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

Yet two similar plays, two different rulings. In the White Sox-Giants game, it took 4 minutes, 55 seconds to finally overturn the call. Sounds like a fun time. Ventura understandably went nuts, with his best Lou Pinella reaction. (Mr. Ed says: Argh, I really hate this rule.)

Costa Rica leads CONCACAF teams in FIFA rankings - Yahoo Sports

World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica has risen above the United States to be CONCACAF's highest-ranked team in the latest FIFA rankings.

The AL Central and the division screwed most by the '94 strike -

The strike was for the Royals what Sid Bream was for the Pirates -- an easily identifiable demarcation line between "normal team" and "unfair suffering."

- In The News -

Protest in Ferguson, Mo., takes a violent turn | The Kansas City Star

Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at police, who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Teen lives undetected at Texas Wal-Mart for 2 days | The Wichita Eagle

A teenager lived undetected for two days at a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Texas after running away from his aunt's home, police said Wednesday.

- This Day in Sports History -

1936 - The first basketball competition for a Gold Medal was held at the Berlin Olympics with the USA defeating Canada 19-8.

1937 - The Detroit Tigers and St.Louis Browns set an AL record for most runs scored combined in a doubleheader with 36.

1958 - Vic Power of the Cleveland Indians stole home twice in the same game.

1971 - Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals threw the first no-hitter at Forbes Field in 61 years, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1979 - Lou Brock picks up his 3,000th career hit.

1986 - Pete Rose had his 4,256th and final career base hit in a game vs the San Francisco Giants.

1987 - Mark McGwire set the record for home runs by a rookie when he connected for his 49th home run of the season.

- Videos and Pic of the Day -

Well, We Finally Found The Most Delusional Fan In The World

The over/under for Cowboys victories this year is 7.5. Their odds for winning the Super Bowl are 50/1. Jason Garrett is 2-1 to get fired before the end of the year. Does Derek know something the rest of us don’t?

This Umpire Is A Dancing Machine And He Doesn’t Care Who Knows It

I’d ask why there was music during play, but nothing makes sense anymore. I blame the Millenials.

A Tennis Player Went Nuclear After A Horrendous Call From A Chair Ump

The job description for a chair ump must say “make sure to be a smug prick, even when you’re wrong.” We often chide college basketball refs and NFL officials for being so poor at their jobs, but I’m not sure anyone sucks as bad as chair umps. They’re the Ted Valentine of tennis.

Landon Donovan forgets that he didn't play at the World Cup in new commercial | Dirty Tackle - Yahoo Sports

This is now the third ad in which Donovan has made fun of his exclusion from the 2014 World Cup, previously starring in spots for the LA Galaxy and EA Sports (in addition to his appearances as an analyst for ESPN during the tournament). Has any other player ever profited more from missing out on a World Cup than Landon Donovan?