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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.19.14

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A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas University Athletics - Linebackers Huddle for Media in Monday's Camp Session

"The defense is flying around out there," Weis said. "They are just flying around out there. They're going to cause us and everyone else a lot of problems. I love our team's speed right now."

Kansas moves tight end Shelley-Smith to tackle | KUsports.com

Third-year sophomore Jordan Shelley-Smith, a tight end from Waco, Texas, spent Monday working with the offensive line, and it looks as if the shift is permanent.

KU wideout McCay still trending up | CJOnline.com

As far as debuts go, McCay would probably rather forget last season when he lost his starting role and caught nine balls for 84 yards and a touchdown. But the new offense under John Reagan should fit McCay’s style better than Weis’ pro style did, and McCay said this year he is leaving nothing on the table.

Can Montell Cozart provide KU with a hot hand? | The Wichita Eagle

Perhaps this season will be different. Perhaps a young quarterback with more gumption than experience will show that Weis is indeed a quarterback guru. We’re all waiting to see the proof.

What caught my eye at Monday's practice: Aug. 18th | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Mr. Ed says: Your daily dose of sunshine and rainbows from our favorite media publication.

KU hoops offers Eudora’s Ballock | KUsports.com

Ballock, a left-handed sharpshooter, has received offers from KU, Creighton and Iowa State. It’s expected that before long he will be offered by all the major colleges in the country.

KU basketball's disappearing stat ... | CJOnline.com

Though most of Self's focus is on making opponents shoot poor percentages (his favorite stat is defensive field-goal percentage), preventing shots often has been what has separated good KU defenses from great ones.

Andrew White III headed to Nebraska | KUsports.com

“My main objective with this decision is to win, be a great teammate and good student, but I want to show people I am a very good player,” White told the J-W. “I’m looking forward to putting myself in a situation where my team goes to the next level and so can I.”

- College Sports -

Iowa State names starting QB | CJOnline.com

Richardson, who finished with 1,397 yards passing and 11 TDs last season, took advantage of the fresh start provided by new offensive coordinator and former Kansas coach Mark Mangino to reclaim the starting job.

Northwest Missouri is preseason No. 1 in Division II football poll | The Kansas City Star

Other MIAA teams in the poll: Pittsburg State at No. 9 and Emporia State tied for 22nd.

Mid-American Conference, ESPN agree to new 13-year media rights deal - ESPN

The new deal between the MAC and ESPN rewrites the current eight-year deal, which was set to expire in 2017. A source said the new deal is worth more than the old deal, which paid the MAC about a $1 million a year.

Joe Mixon of Oklahoma Sooners suspended for season - ESPN

Mixon will be allowed to take classes and remain eligible for financial aid if he meets certain conditions. According to the Cleveland County district attorney's office, Mixon could face up to one year in jail if convicted on the charge of an act resulting in gross injury.

Ohio State football: Braxton Miller could be out for season | Buckeye Xtra Sports

Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right (throwing) shoulder in practice yesterday, sources told The Dispatch, an injury that could cause him to miss the upcoming season and put a new spin on it for the Buckeyes, the fifth-ranked team in the Associated Press preseason poll.

AD: Hawaii in danger of dropping football; victim of autonomy? - CBSSports.com

Hawaii can't afford to keep playing football, so it may drop football. Those essentially were the words of Hawaii AD Ben Jay on Monday speaking to the school's board of regents. Jay's athletic department is facing a $2.1 million budget deficit. On the horizon are added expenses for cost of attendance in autonomy.

- Professional Sports -

Sporting KC opens CONCACAF Champions League schedule Tuesday with trip to Nicaragua | The Kansas City Star

As a result of winning the MLS Cup last December, Sporting Kansas City is making its second straight appearance in the CCL. It ignited its 2013 group stage victory when it defeated Real Esteli 2-0 on the road before tying the club 1-1 at Sporting Park. Sporting KC only allowed one goal during group play last year.

Phil Simms, Tony Dungy unlikely to use 'Redskins' during broadcasts

Others told the AP they wouldn't get involved in the controversy. Jim Nantz, Simms' partner on CBS' top broadcasting team, said it's ''not my job to take a stance.'' Troy Aikman, Fox's top analyst and former Cowboys quarterback, and CBS studio commentator Boomer Esiason were among those who told the AP that as long as the team's name is the Redskins they'll continue to use it.

Jedd Gyorko sets a very sad Padres record

The Padres have never thrown a no-hitter. Not a single Padres hitter in history has ever hit for the cycle. They've gone to two World Series, had one MVP winner (Tony Gwynn never won an MVP award, for the record) and yet they've never had a second baseman hit over 30 home runs.

- In The News -

‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguson, Mo., residents say | The Kansas City Star

“The people causing all the trouble, they aren’t from Ferguson,” said resident Mike Marion, 26. “They’re from all over. They’re not trying to make things better or stand up for Michael Brown. They’re just taking advantage of the situation.”

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of security in Ferguson, said bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd and that some officers had come under heavy gunfire. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, he said.

Militias complicate situation on Texas border | The Wichita Eagle

The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation.

Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96 | The Kansas City Star

Few recognized the face of Pardo, a handsome man with a strong chin and confident smile. But Pardo's majestic delivery, with its swoops in pitch and pregnant pauses, graced newscasts, game shows and TV programs for more than 60 years. During the original version of "Jeopardy!," his answers to the question, "Tell 'em what they've won, Don Pardo," became a memorable part of the program.

- This Day in Sports History -

1909 - The Philadelphia Phillies were rained out an MLB-record 10th consecutive day.

1917 - Team managers John McGraw and Christy Matthewson were arrested for breaking New York City's blue laws.  The crime?  Their teams played baseball on Sunday.

1921 - Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers records career hit number 3,000.

1951 - The St. Louis Browns sent Eddie Gaedel to the plate.  Standing only 3 feet, 7 inches tall and wearing the number 1/8, he walked on four pitches and was then replaced by a pinch-runner.

1995 - Mike Tyson knocked out Peter McNeeley after just 89 seconds.

1996 - Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins tied Lou Gehrig by hitting his 534th career double.

- Videos of the Day -

Looks Like Johnny Manziel Just Found Out Everyone Saw Him Flip The Bird

That's Browns PR guy Rob McBurnett on the left side of the screen likely informing Johnny Manziel that his middle finger will be a full-blown Thing tomorrow. Manziel's reaction is perfect.

WATCH: Peyton Manning makes customer do yoga for Gatorade - CBSSports.com

After her pleads for the liquid replenishment fall on dead ears, the cashier checks with his manager, who just happens to moonlight as the quarterback for the Denver Broncos.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Algie Atkinson is the KU career leader in sacks.

Today's question: What team did the Chicago Bulls trade Kirk Hinrich to in 2010?