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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.07.14

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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.07.14

David Purdy

Let's roll!

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Football Kansas Football 2014 Media Guide Now Available

Fans wishing to purchase a hard copy can do so by visiting KUStore.com. For those wishing to view the media guide online, please visit KUAthletics.com and follow the media guide link on the football home page, or click here.

University of Kansas Football Watch Live Thursday: Kansas Football Press Conference

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis will welcome the KU players to Lawrence as the Jayhawks prepare for the 2014 season and the opening of fall camp Thursday. Watch live for free via YouTube above as the third-year leader of the Jayhawks is scheduled to meet with the media at 9 a.m. (CT), followed by coordinators Clint Bowen (defense) and John Reagan (offense).

Five storylines stand out as KU fall football camp nears | KUsports.com

The wait is almost over. Beginning Friday, the Kansas University football team will hop back onto the practice field for the first time in months, marking the official beginning of the 2014 season.

Pastor: KU career didn’t define Loneski | KUsports.com

“Being a basketball hero was not important to him,” stressed Paul Gray, pastor of New Life in Christ Church, who will preside over a “Celebration of Life” service for Loneski at 11 a.m. Friday, at Arterra Event Gallery, 2161 Quail Creek Drive.

University of Kansas Soccer KU Soccer Kicks Off Preseason Practice

Kansas soccer began its preparations for the 2014 season as the team ran through its first official workout Wednesday morning. The Jayhawks worked on a variety of drills ranging from passing and attacking fundamentals to a full 11-on-11 scrimmage.

- College Sports -

K-State’s Bill Snyder says schools have ‘sold out’ | The Kansas City Star

His words came a carried extra weight, because they came one day before the NCAA board of directors’ vote on an autonomy proposal for the nation’s five biggest conferences — the Big 12, SEC, Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC. If the vote passes, those conferences will be able to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of other Division I conferences.

Devonte Fields tweets that he is leaving TCU for Stephen F. Austin - CBSSports.com

In late July, Fields became 'separated' from TCU, prohibiting him from being on campus or participating in school activities. The AP says TCU officials will not confirm the transfer as they investigate.

College Football Playoff: A closer look at what it really means - CBSSports.com

"The playoff wasn't done for the money," CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. "The playoff was done because we heard the fans who wanted more football." That statement may be half right. ESPN is paying $7.2 billion for the rights to the 12 years of the playoff. The cable giant wants to earn its money back. That might be why we have to wait three days to get the committee's weekly top 25 (beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27). It's called programming.

- Professional Sports -

Landon Donovan scores winning goal as MLS All-Stars top Bayern Munich | The Kansas City Star

The MLS is now 6-3-1 against European clubs since switching to the current all-star format in 2005.

Michael Beasley Got A Car Repoed In The Most Michael Beasley Way Possible

Free agent forward Michael Beasley has made $31 million over his seven-year career and he raked in a cool $1 million riding the bench in Miami last year. This is why its so funny that, according to TMZ, Beasley had his rented Porsche 911 repossessed outside the hotel he was staying in. Yep, he had a car he didn’t even own repossessed.

- In The News -

New Wichita airport terminal to open in 2015 | CJOnline.com

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1kn2p57) the airport’s name will also then change from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport to the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

Weird Al Should Play The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Every year, around this time, the familiar geek chorus rises up again and proclaims, “LET THERE BE WEIRD AL.” Over at Change.org, there’s a petition asking, nay, demanding that “Weird Al Yankovic [should] headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.” In year’s past, this has been a silly pipe dream, something that only a very small (compared to, say, Shakira’s), but dedicated fanbase has clamored for. But to quote a Biggie song that Weird Al never got around to parodying (yet?), things done changed. Weird Al is the proud owner of a #1 album, so suddenly, this doesn’t seem farfetched.

- This Day in Sports History -

1907 - Senators pitcher Walter Johnson (a Humbolt, KS native) won his first major league game, defeating the Indians, 7-2.

1965 - Britain's Jim Clark won his fifth consecutive Grand Prix.

1968 - In his major league debut, Joe Keough of the A's hit a home run in his first MLB at-bat.

1985 - A five-year agreement between the MLB players union and team owners ended a two-day mid-season player's strike.

1987 - The Pittsburgh Pirates retired Bill Mazeroski's #9 from active service.

1999 - Tony Gwynn picked up his 3,000th career hit.

- Videos of the Day -

PHOTO: Michigan State's strength is not spelling - CBSSports.com

That's the motivational sign outside Michigan State's locker room, and while I can't speak to its ability to actually motivate the team on the field, it will probably motivate those in East Lansing to be more efficient with the spellcheck.

WATCH: Fan syncs 'Bama autograph run with Auburn's 'Kick Six' call - CBSSports.com

As rivalry would have it, some enterprising (presumably) Auburn fans synced the call from last year's Kick Six with Sunday's disturbing autograph charge. It plays. It plays very, very well.

WATCH: Discover UK DT Cory Johnson's secret to making weight - CBSSports.com

Little did we know the answer was right in front of our eyes, or rather, behind and below our eyes, the entire time. Luckily for all of us, Kentucky defensive tackle Cory Johnson was willing to share his discovery with the world.

Bob Allison's catch in Game 2 of the 1965 World Series

Cool.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Don Czyz was "Stopper of the Year" in 2006.

Today's question: How many games did Kansas win during Tyshawn Taylor's four years on campus (2008-2012)?