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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.21.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas University Athletics - Weis Unveils Senior Captains

Weis was joined in the press conference by wide receiver Nick Harwell, linebacker Ben Heeney and safety Cassius Sendish who tallied the highest votes amongst their peers and were awarded the honor of captain.

KU football moving forward without top two backs |

“It sucks for Brandon, Taylor, and it sucks for us as a team that we lost two guys like that, hard‑working guys,” Heeney said, “but De’Andre (Mann) and Corey (Avery) are both exceptional players, and they’re going to do very good.”

Kansas captains Ben Heeney, Nick Harwell, Cassius Sendish weather adversity | The Kansas City Star

Heeney even volunteered his own services at running back — should the need arise. Weis perhaps would be hesitant to thrust an All-Big 12 linebacker into the backfield rotation, but Heeney was a prolific rusher during his high school days in Hutchinson, Kan. At the very least, he could be useful in short-yardage situations.

Kansas University Athletics - Jayhawks to Welcome Wyoming for Opening Night at Rock Chalk Park

Kansas soccer will play its inaugural match at the team's new home field, Rock Chalk Park, when the Jayhawks play host to the Wyoming Cowgirls on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

- College Sports -

Notre Dame trying to stay united during investigation into academic scandal

Notre Dame's vigor in pursuing these allegations deserves credit, because there are plenty of athletic factories that wouldn't. The idea of underprepared, overwhelmed or entitled athletes cheating their way to passing grades is neither new nor rare. It happens.

Penn State Nittany Lions' Ireland opener threatened by volcano - ESPN

UCF's season opener in Ireland next week against Penn State may be in peril because of a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Illinois names Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt starting quarterback | FOX Sports

After outdueling his two competitors, Wes Lunt will be Illinois' starting quarterback.

25 maps that explain college football -

Your atlas on America's greatest, wildest, and most sprawling sport.

2014 College Football Guide -

You're not ready for college football season without these 128 massive team guides and six feature stories. (Mr Ed says: Well, except for Kansas fans, who are ALWAYS ready for football season because of Rock Chalk Talk, amirite!?!?!?!)

- Professional Sports -

San Francisco Giants win appeal, will finish game vs. Chicago Cubs - ESPN Chicago

The San Francisco Giants have prevailed in their protest of Tuesday night's tarp-snafu game, MLB announced. It is the first time an MLB team has won a protest since 1986.

Kansas City Royals featured on this week's Sports Illustrated cover - MLB -

The Kansas City Royals and designated hitter Billy Butler, featured on one of this week's regional covers for Sports Illustrated, own baseball’s longest postseason drought, a nearly 30-year wait for a team that has two winning seasons in the past 12 years. But the times seem to be changing in the Midwest.

- In The News -

Attorneys headed to court over 'In Cold Blood' |

Attorneys sparring over investigation materials from the 1959 “In Cold Blood” murders in southwest Kansas are headed to court.

QuikTrip no longer allows lottery tickets to be sold by credit card | The Wichita Eagle

To the disappointment of some, QuikTrip no longer allows customers to buy lottery tickets with credit cards.

- This Day in Sports History -

1984 - Victoria Roche became the first girl ever to compete in a Little League World Series game.

2006 - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 725th career home run.

2009 - The Dallas Cowboys played their first game at their new stadium in Arlington, TX.

- Videos and Pic of the Day -

Chase Utley literally tosses his bat at pitch, gets RBI single | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

If it seems like Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is losing his grip this week, it's because he actually has lost his grip this week. Twice

VIDEO: Reds' Billy Hamilton pulls off stellar double play -

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton isn't a standout hitter, at least not yet, but he of course provides a tremendous amount of value on the bases and in the field.

GIFs: Yasiel Puig shows off reflexes, outfield skills on Tuesday -

Two Puig GIFs in one day? Today is a good day.

Guy Spills Beer Everywhere Trying For Foul Ball, TV Guys Buy Him New One

His hands were probably slippery with beer, too, foiling his attempt to reclaim the ball from the opportunistic thief. Feeling like the dude got a raw deal—no ball, no beer—the Brewers broadcast booth sent him down a nice frosty one in some souvenir glassware.

Rockies Fan Unhappy About Her Obstructed View

Mr. Ed says: Ha!

PICTURE: The Most Bama Family Photo Ever - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

This will one day be the featured piece at the Alabama Museum of Art.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: QB Kelly Donohoe hooked up with WR Willie Vaughn vs Colorado for KU's longest pass play from scrimmage, 98 yards, in 1987.

Today's question: Who is KU's all-time single season leading rusher?