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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.03.14

A look-see around today's internets.

Jamie Squire

So far, Ms. McNorton is a no-show in my in-box.  Don't stand me up, Erin!!

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Ready for 2014 Season Opener Against SEMO

Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach John Reagan and defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Clint Bowen met with the media Tuesday during Weis' weekly press conference to preview the upcoming matchup with Southeast Missouri State. The Redhawks are coming off a week one victory, 77-0, over Missouri Baptist.

Defensive back Short withdraws from KU |

Despite the timing of Short's departure, Weis said the KU defense had planned to be without him. “He's been practicing as a back-up,” Weis said. “This has been going on for a while. So it isn't like we haven't been prepared for this. We've been prepared for weeks, so this is not something that just hit yesterday.”

With KU's depth and experience, Charlie Weis doesn't worry as much as he used to | Smithology |

Kansas University coach Charlie Weis hadn’t talked football in person with the media for a couple of weeks. So Tuesday’s press conference, leading up to the Jayhawks’ season-opener Saturday against Southeast Missouri State, had plenty of nuggets.

Weis: KU must take next step |

“I think that Kansas football, at this stage, is not about being just respected,” Weis said. “I mean, we all want to win, starting in this building. Our players will be very disappointed if they don’t win a significant number of games more than we had last year.”

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 1 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

9. Kansas Jayhawks. Hey, the Jayhawks didn't lose to an FCS team over the weekend, which is more than Iowa State can say. Kansas will kick off the Montell Cozart era in earnest this weekend against Southeast Missouri State.

HoopsHype - Catching up with Kansas recruit Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Why Kansas?

One of the biggest schools, one of the greatest coaches. I think they will help me develop and reach my goals more than other colleges. Virginia and Oregon and some other colleges were interested in me, but it came down to Kansas or Virginia.

Mykhailiuk sees action at World Cup |

Asked his expectations for his freshman season, he said: “I think I will try to help my team and earn my time on the court and develop myself.” As far as whether he looked at college as a “long-term commitment” Mykhailiuk said: “We will see.”

University of Kansas Athletics - Salazar Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Kansas junior midfielder Liana Salazar has been honored by the Big 12 Conference after she was named the Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced Tuesday. It is the first Big 12 weekly honor earned by a Jayhawk this season and the first of Salazar's career.

University of Kansas Athletics - Morgan Tabbed Big 12’s Runner of the Week

Redshirt freshman Grace Morgan earned Big 12 accolades Tuesday when she was named the conference's Female Runner of the Week by the league office. The award is the first of Morgan's career.

- College Sports -

B1G schedules enter new, exciting phase - Big Ten Blog - ESPN

Last spring, the Big Ten began having quarterly conference calls with each school's football schedule coordinator. During these calls, each school reports its scheduling agreements or potential agreements. The idea is to keep everyone in the loop. If there's a series one conference member can't schedule with a marquee opponent, another might make it work.

Oregon State Beavers get commitments from Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr., and Derrick Bruce - ESPN

The recruiting pitch was simple: If you come to Oregon State you can play for you dads, contribute immediately and help turn around a Pac-12 program.

Arkansas coaches don't blame being stuck in elevator for poor second half -

Arkansas coaches aren't going to blame being stuck in an elevator at Jordan-Hare Stadium during halftime of Saturday's loss to Auburn for the team's poor showing in the second half. After Arkansas and Auburn went to the locker rooms at halftime tied 21-21 the second half was all Auburn, as the Tigers outscored the Razorbacks 24-0 the rest of the way.

Boone Leads Blue Devils to 52-13 Win Over Elon Phoenix - ACC Blog - Atlantic Coast Conference Blog

Mr. Ed says: A look at future KU football opponent Duke. The Blue Devils easily handled their FCS opponent last Saturday. The Blue Devils travel to Troy, AL this weekend for a matchup with the Trojans.

- Videos of the Day -

GIFs: Look at these wacky Dodgers run the bases -

Los Angeles was able to take a 2-0 lead in the fifth thanks to some, shall we say, chaotic base-running. None of this is by the book.

VIDEO: Ump leaves game with injury after collision at first base -

Hamilton was ultimately fine and remained in the game. Dimuro could not continue, however. MLB has not yet released an update on his status.

You Might Not See A Better Catch In College Football This Year

The buttfumble is the greatest play in history involving someone’s ass. It will never be topped. Ever. But I’m willing to consider Jordan Westerkamp’s buttcatch as the silver medalist.

- This Day in Sports History -

1947 - The New York Yankees got 18 hits in an 11-2 win over Boston - all singles.  (Mr. Ed says: No, Kansas City Royals, don't try and break this record even though I know you want to.)

1970 - Vince Lombardi dies of cancer at age 57.

2000 - Kenny Lofton tied an MLB record when he scored in his 18th straight game.

2001 - Bud Smith became the 16th major league rookie to throw a no-hitter.  It was his 11th career start.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: KU has winning records against Kansas State (65-41-5) and Iowa State (49-38-6).

Today's question: KU is 5-2 all-time vs Wichita State in football.  What was the last year these two teams played?