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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.29.14

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A look-see around today's internets.

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Three day weekend coming up!  Who's got some fun or interesting plans that they'd like to brag about?

Don't forget to send any weird news you see to misterbrain.

And if you come across some funny videos, email them my way.

The Open Game Thread last night was a bust - I suppose people around here have "families" or "work in the morning" or whatever.  Oh well.  Feel free to discuss any of last night's action over there (or here or whatever, I guess it really doesn't matter).  In games last night, Texas A&M absolutely destroyed South Carolina, Ole Miss pulled away from Boise State late, Tulsa squeaked by Tulane in double overtime, Louisiana-Monroe put the clamps down on Wake Forest, Temple stomped Vanderbilt, Rutgers rallied past Wazzu, and Central Michigan mounted a rousing 4th quarter comeback vs mighty Chattanooga.

- Kansas Sports -

Heeney, Watson ‘odd couple’ for KU | KUsports.com

“I’ve been very encouraged (by) Watson,” Weis said during the first week of camp. “The kid has got a lot of athleticism. He’s got a lot of drive. He’s done everything the right way, did well academically in the summertime. Kyron will be pushing (for playing time). Kyron is a sideline-to-sideline player, and he’s got leadership that’s a little bit suppressed because he’s a freshman, but he’s one of those guys that you can see down the line him being potentially in that role.”

Ryan Cantrell returns to KU as proof that turnaround is possible | CJOnline.com

Ryan Cantrell knows he’s been hired this year to be more than Kansas' assistant director of football operations. He is here to be a belief coach, as well. If anyone knows the odds stacked against KU — and that those obstacles can be overcome — it’s Cantrell, who played center from 2005-08 and was part of the Jayhawks’ magical run to the Orange Bowl in 2008. Now, after spending the last four seasons at Rice with new KU offensive coordinator John Reagan, Cantrell has returned, in part, to try to infuse some positive thinking back into the program.

College football, then and now: KU's 1999 loss at Notre Dame revisited | CJOnline.com

Kansas was convinced the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus and Notre Dame’s football tradition were not factors in the Eddie Robinson Classic.Not just before the game, but afterward.“We know we can play with Notre Dame,’’ said Termaine Fulton, a wide receiver from Topeka. “We weren’t intimidated by who they were or by their helmets or anything. We just made too many mistakes.’’

Milwaukee prep slices Kansas | KUsports.com

Various basketball recruiting updates

Paul Pierce's website looks back at his days at Kansas | All Eyes on KU | KUsports.com

Through his website, PaulPierce.net, the 10-time All-Star known as “The Truth” is sharing his personal hoops history. The site's latest installment in its “Know the Truth” series focuses on Pierce's three seasons at Kansas. He shared the piece with his 3 million-plus Facebook fans on Thursday.

University of Kansas Athletics - 2014 Kansas Invitational Tournament Central

Mr Ed says: There's a lot of volleyball going on at Horejsi this weekend, see if you can make it out for a game! Here is the full schedule.

- College Sports -

Texas A&M Aggies fans get over $1M in free furniture for rout of South Carolina Gamecocks - ESPN

The Ashley Furniture branch located in College Station, where Texas A&M is based, offered all furniture purchased from Aug. 16 through Aug. 27 for free if the Aggies beat the Gamecocks by at least 10 points.

Chart: What's The Most Shameful College Football Program In America?

With college football kicking off tonight, SEC fans bragging about their championships and Big Ten fans boasting about their academics will only get more obnoxious. To help sort through these discussions, the above graph from the Wall Street Journal shows how schools balance winning and ethics.

6 Maps Explaining College Football - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

Mr. Ed says: LoL this is one of the funniest things I've seen in quite some time... for some really I really enjoyed these. Especially the Big 10 map.

- Professional Sports -

Hey, let's bring in Bruce Chen in the 10th inning of a tie ballgame, I bet that will work out well for us.

NFL on domestic violence: 6 games for 1st offense; lifetime ban afterward - CBSSports.com

In a letter to NFL owners Thursday, the league announced that it will levy stiffer sanctions for domestic violence offenses: Six games for a first offense and a lifetime ban for a second offense, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

- This Day in Sports History -

1892 - "Pop" Shriver of the Chicago Cubs caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his career stolen base total to 893, breaking Ty Cobb's 49-year-old record.

- Videos of the Day -

GIF: Salvador Perez throws runner out from knees, tips cap to dugout - CBSSports.com

Perez threw out 20-stolen base man Brian Dozier from his knees in the ninth inning of a tie game on Thursday. He was out by a mile too.

“This is exasperating!” Boy gives mom an earful after learning she’s pregnant | fox4kc.com

Ahhhh... What were you thinking? Why would you have to get another baby, you already have two!

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Gayle Sayers was KU's highest ever (football) draft pick, fourth overall in 1965.

Today's question: For some reason, the 1999 game vs Notre Dame was in the paper today.  Kansas is 1-4-1 all time vs Notre Dame.  In what year did Kansas beat the Domers?