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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.09.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Football -

University of Kansas Athletics - Dexter McDonald Tabbed Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

McDonald is the first Kansas player to be honored by the Big 12 Conference in its weekly awards since running back James Sims picked up the weekly offensive award on Nov. 18. He is the first Jayhawk to pick up the conference's defensive honor since Justin Springer was tabbed for the weekly award on Sept. 11, 2010.

Weis: Duke good chance for road win |

“This is a good game for us,” Weis said. “We’re playing against a nice, solid team in Duke. They’re very well coached, very methodical in what they do, but we also think this is a good matchup for us.”

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas-Central Michigan Football Game Slated for 2:30 p.m., Kickoff on FOX Sports Net

Kansas football will host Central Michigan at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Net (FSN) Regional Networks, the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday.

- Kansas Sports -

Freshman 'Svi' Mykhailiuk jet-lagged, but on campus |

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk flew out of an airport in Ukraine about 10 p.m. Central time on Sunday and, after a 191⁄2-hour journey that had connecting flights in France and Minnesota, pulled into Lawrence about 5:30 p.m Monday.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Welcomes Neighbor UMKC on Tuesday

Returning home from the first road trip of the season with a tournament title in tow and back in tha national rankings, No. 24 Kansas will play host to the UMKC Kangaroos in a midweek meeting inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

University of Kansas Athletics - KU Women’s Golf Sits First and Ninth after Day One at Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational

The Kansas women's golf duo of Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Pornvipa Sakdee each shot a two-round 143 (-1) to lead the KU Blue team after day one of the 18th Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club Championship Course here Monday.

- College Sports -

NCAA drops postseason ban of Penn State Nittany Lions - ESPN

Penn State will be eligible for the postseason this year and will have all its scholarships returned next year, after the NCAA agreed Monday afternoon to again reduce sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

USC Trojans AD Pat Haden fined $25,000 - ESPN Los Angeles

"The conduct by [Haden] was inappropriate," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. "Such actions by an administrator in attempt to influence the officiating, and ultimately the outcome of a contest, will not be tolerated."

Bob Stoops of Oklahoma Sooners reasserts -- SEC doesn't dominate us - ESPN

He shook most of them off, but when asked about the SEC's supposed belief that its athletes are a cut above, Stoops delivered the closest thing to a quip he would offer. "I don't know," he said. "That hasn't been the case in our experience. Whoever we've played, that hasn't been much of a difference."

June Jones resigns as SMU Mustangs coach - ESPN Dallas

The 61-year-old Jones, who was 36-43 at SMU after nine seasons at Hawaii, didn't elaborate on what those personal issues were. The former NFL coach didn't return a message left on his cell by The Associated Press.

David Ash, Texas Longhorns quarterback, out indefinitely with concussion symptoms - ESPN

Texas coach Charlie Strong said Monday quarterback David Ash is out indefinitely and that the Longhorns will push ahead with Tyrone Swoopes as the starting quarterback.

Citadel guard says line 'going for knees' vs. Florida State -

Citadel Offensive lineman Victor Hill and his coach have apologized after Hill posted an online comment saying the Bulldogs line was "going for knees" against No. 1 Florida State in the Seminoles' 37-12 victory Saturday.

NCAA Agrees to Pay All Athletes Except Big Ten Football Players - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

“I think we can all agree that Big Ten football is amateur in the very real sense of the word,” said NCAA president Mark Emmert. “Paying their players for what they do, well … it’s absurd. What logic could support paying Big Ten football players the same as players in the SEC, Pac-12, ACC or really any other conference? None. No logic can support it.” (Mr. Ed says: Note to anyone clicking on this link: This is a comedic article, in the same vein as The Onion. Do not click if you are gullible or have no sense of humor.)

- This Day in Sports History -

1965 - Sandy Koufax of the LA Dodgers pitched the eighth perfect game in MLB history.

1971 - Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the NHL.

1979 - At age 16, Tracy Austin became the youngest player to win the US Open women's tennis title.

1984 - Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke Jim Brown's combined yardage record when he reached 15,517 yards.

1987 - Nolan Ryan picked up career strikeout # 4,500.

1992 - Robin Yount became the 17th player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits.

1998 - The New York Yankees officially clinched the AL East pennant, the earliest clinch in AL history.  They would finish the season 20 1/2 games ahead of second-place Boston.

- Videos of the Day -

GIF: Dodgers make three throwing errors on one play -

That play was scored a fly out to Yasiel Puig, a throwing error on Puig, a throwing error on A.J. Ellis, and a throwing error on Hanley Ramirez. Both runs were unearned, because duh.

Here Are The 10 Best Football GIFs And Vines From The Weekend

Did you miss anything this weekend? Don't worry we got you covered with the best football GIFs and Vines from the football world.

This Past Weekend’s Tennessee/Arkansas St. Game Provided Us With A Delightful ‘Clark Griswold’ Reference

These two men should always stand next to each other, forever and ever. Meet Arkansas State players Jemar Clark and Darion Griswold, who combined for this amazing screencap during Saturday’s game against Tennessee.

VIDEO: Terry Bradshaw: "Would you want Arthur Blank coming down your face?" - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

No, Terry Bradshaw, I would not want Arthur Blank coming down my face. You make a good point.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Rob Neyer became SBNation's National Baseball Editor in 2011.

Today's question: What NBA team drafted Tyshawn Taylor in the second round in 2012?