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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.27.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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Have you been voting for the uniform combination you want to see the 'Hawks in on Sept 6?

- Kansas Football -

University of Kansas Athletics - 2014 Hawk Talk with Charlie Weis Dates Announced

Hawk Talk can be heard around the state of Kansas on the Jayhawk IMG Radio Network affiliates and via, which will also feature a live audio stream of the show. Fans can submit questions to Coach Weis on the front page of

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Football to Take Part in KU Night at the K

It will be an exciting evening for Kansas football as several members of the program will be taking part in 'KU Night at the K' on Sunday, August 31 as the Kansas City Royals host the Cleveland Indians on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball at 7 p.m., in Kauffman Stadium.

Early QB decision could pay off for Kansas Jayhawks - ESPN

Weis named sophomore Montell Cozart the Jayhawks' starting quarterback in mid-April, leaving opponents no doubt who would be the man under center this fall. But Weis’ early choice also left no doubt in the minds of Cozart’s teammates.

Kansas corner Kevin Short fired up |

After being declared ineligible two nights before last year’s season-opener, Kansas University junior cornerback Kevin Short is so excited about the season ahead he can barely stand it.

7 KU football players flying under the radar entering 2014 | Tale of the Tait |

Because I spend so much time around these guys and see how much time, effort and energy they're putting into it, I often lean toward the sunny side of things and have to make sure to remember that players and coaches at Texas, Oklahoma State, TCU and Duke are doing the same thing. (Mr. Ed says: At least he admits it.  I wonder if he's a lurker here at RCT....)

The Star’s top five Kansas pass rushers | The Kansas City Star

Kansas beat writer Rustin Dodd chose the Jayhawks’ top five pass rushers. The list includes Dana Stubblefield, who went on to a long NFL career, racking up more than 50 sacks.

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Notebook: Bill Self says Svi Mykhailiuk's late arrival won't affect academics |

Bill Self discusses Svi's expected arrival date and classroom standing; Self is asked about this fall's point guard situation; More on the Allen Fieldhouse event reuniting former KU coaches

University of Kansas Athletics - KU Soccer Eying Oct. 3 for Return to Rock Chalk Park

After evaluating field conditions Tuesday, Kansas officials announced that the soccer team will look to resume playing games at Rock Chalk Park no later than the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener versus Oklahoma State on Oct. 3. Both of Kansas' matches this coming weekend - Aug. 29 vs. UT-San Antonio and Aug. 31 vs. Wake Forest - will be held at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Baseball To Hold Walk-on Tryouts

The Kansas baseball team will hold an informational meeting Monday, September 8 at 4 p.m. in Hadl Auditorium for those wishing to tryout for this year's squad.

University of Kansas Athletics - Fred Bosilevac, Former KU Two-Sport Athlete, Passes

Bosilevac was a tackle who lettered three seasons for the Kansas football team from 1936-38 for coach Ad Lindsey. He also lettered in 1936-37 in men's basketball for legendary head coach Phog Allen as the Jayhawks went 15-4 and tied Nebraska for the Big Six regular-season title with an 8-2 league record.

Actor-comedian Rob Riggle to lead KU homecoming parade |

The University of Kansas is tapping its roster of famous alumni, lining up Rob Riggle to lead the school’s homecoming parade in downtown Lawrence next month.The actor and comedian, a 1993 KU graduate, will be grand marshal for the parade, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 26. A pep rally will follow to cap a week of activities leading up to the football team’s Sept. 27 matchup with Texas.This year’s homecoming theme is Roll with the ’Hawks. A complete schedule is available at

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North Carolina investigating hazing incident with football team

The University of North Carolina confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Tuesday that it is investigating a training camp incident between football players that escalated from what multiple sources described as an alleged hazing into a group assault of a teammate.

- Professional Sports -

’Wolves welcome Wiggins |

From former Kansas University basketball player/current Minnesota Timberwolves GM Milt Newton greeting him at the airport Monday, to receiving a hero’s welcome Tuesday at the Minnesota State Fair, Andrew Wiggins is definitely feeling appreciated following his trade from Cleveland.

On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans | The Kansas City Star

It’s the most dramatic win of a spectacular-so-far season, the kind of moment we’ll remember in five weeks if this thing heads into the playoffs — and then, dang-it if manager Ned Yost didn’t take away from the whole thing with a clumsy, misguided, insulting and out-of-touch whine about only 13,847 people showing up on a school and work night with temperatures into the 90s.

(Mr. Ed says: I totally agree with Mellinger's entire column here. Yost is misguided, and I for one cannot wait for the day the Royals hire a new manager. I am sick and tired of watching this team win games in spite of their manager and stupid, out of touch comments like these just make it worse.)

- Today in Sports History -

Man, sports history tidbits have been few and far between the past few days.

1921 - The owner of Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI.  J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers.

1986 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros earned his 250th career win vs the Chicago Cubs.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: Mike Napoli becomes 17th player to go 5th deck in Toronto -

Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli went into the fifth deck in Rogers Centre Tuesday night. Here it is.

Yet Another Challenger Emerges For Worst First Pitch Ever

So, here's the question: how much worse can these first pitches get? At some point someone is going to do something you never dreamed possible of a ceremonial first pitch, like strike oil, or completely forget to release the ball and fling themselves toward home plate. Either that, or they're just going to have to cancel first pitches altogether because this is getting out of hand.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Todd Reesing is #1, he passed Frank Seurer for the top spot career passing yardage.

Today's question: What three Kansas natives are in the top ten in career receiving yards at KU?