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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 1.14.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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Well despite what one of our readers thinks, college football season is NOT over.. .it's just beginning!

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas MBB - No. 9/10 Kansas Wins Slugfest vs. No. 24 Oklahoma State, 67-57

Led by a 30-point combo effort from Frank Mason III and Kelly Oubre, Jr., No. 9/10 Kansas withstood the battle to power past No. 24 Oklahoma State, 67-57, Tuesday night inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Throw-away win: Self disappointed with KU's showing against OSU |

“The only thing that was good tonight is we won. It took forever to play. Good thing I didn’t drink a lot of water at halftime or I’d have been in trouble,” he added, smiling.

Prep SG Ferguson watches Kansas win |

In Lawrence for an unofficial recruiting visit, Ferguson is ranked No. 8 nationally in the Class of 2016 by

Kansas Jayhawks' Kelly Oubre, Cliff Alexander continue to grow - ESPN

The most recent time Kansas failed to win a share of the Big 12 title -- 2004 -- the “Notebook” and “Mean Girls” dominated the box office. Usher, Lil’ Jon and Ludacris topped the charts with their club hit “Yeah.” The Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction created controversy at the Super Bowl. And “Friends” aired its last episode.

Source: Beaty to hire Gary Hyman as special teams/tight ends coach |

Gary Hyman, who worked with Beaty at Texas A&M as the Aggies' quality control coach for special teams will become KU's special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

2015 college football Too-Early Big 12 Power Rankings - ESPN

10. Kansas: The Jayhawks found a spark under interim coach Clint Bowen that they hope will continue under permanent coach David Beaty. It could be tough sledding, though, at least early on. Kansas returns only eight starters, by far the fewest of any Big 12 team.

TCU leads the 2015 Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings - ESPN

How accurate are the Way-Too-Early rankings? This past season, we correctly picked three of the four teams (FSU, Alabama and Oregon) for the playoff in our initial Way-Too-Early Top 25 on Jan. 6, 2014. Ohio State was ranked No. 9.

University of Kansas Cheer Squad - Nationals Sendoff a Success

On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of fans filled the Horejsi Family Athletic Center to root on some of their own, the University of Kansas Rock Chalk Dance team and cheer squad. The two teams each revealed a brand-new routine to family and friends, which they will take to the Universal Dance Association and Universal Cheer Association College Dance (UCA/UDA) and Cheer Team Nationals later this week.

- College Sports -

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Duke Blue Devils - Recap - January 13, 2015 - ESPN

Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points and Miami shot 67 percent after halftime to upset No. 4 Duke 90-74 on Tuesday night, snapping the Blue Devils' 41-game home winning streak and giving them consecutive regular-season losses for the first time in nearly six years.

Missouri Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats - Recap - January 13, 2015 - ESPN

The Wildcats' defense was especially impressive, holding the Tigers to a season-low 27 percent shooting. That created a lot of offensive chances and Aaron Harrison took full advantage with five 3-pointers and 16 points, helping Kentucky finally earn a conference victory in regulation by drilling Missouri 86-37 on Tuesday night.

College Football Playoff a rousing success everywhere but Texas -

Similarly, contrary to the assertions of my colleague, Jon Solomon, Ohio State did not prove they belonged in the playoff by winning it. The Buckeyes proved they were good enough to win the playoff and were fortunate enough to be included, but if you think that either Baylor or TCU couldn't have just as easily been the team standing on that podium Monday night, then ... oh, how do I put this gently? ... you're wrong. We'll just never know for sure because neither of those teams got the chance.

Dayton keeps winning even with a uniquely limited and short roster -

If somebody asks what's up with Dayton after last season's trip to the Elite Eight, that's what you can tell them, that the Flyers now only have six scholarship players -- none taller than 6-6.

Jerod Haase extension mandates no UAB Blazers criticism - ESPN

UAB coach Jerod Haase has received a two-year contract extension that includes a mandate against criticizing school administrators. Haase, a former Kansas player, has led the Blazers to a 39-39 record in his first two-plus seasons. He spent 13 years on Roy Williams' staffs at Kansas and North Carolina.

- Professional Sports -

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch calls ex-girlfriend a 'trained assassin' -

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who is being accused of abuse by his ex-girlfriend, said Tuesday that Patricia Driscoll is a trained assassin who has been dispatched on covert missions around the world, according to the Associated Press.

Rob Konrad recounts 16-hour swim for survival - ESPN

He swam to Palm Beach, covering a distance of 27 miles before ringing the doorbell of an oceanfront home for help at 4:30 a.m. Thursday. "We're not really talking about a swimming story. We're talking about a survival story," endurance swimmer Diana Nyad said. "I'm sure his background as an athlete -- toughness, having resolve, knowing things are going to be painful -- were the saving grace for him."

- Potpourri -

This Site Will Send a Glitter Bomb To Your Enemies Anywhere on Earth

The site is pretty self-explanatory. You send them $10 in Australian dollars, which works out to just over $8 US, give them an address, and sit back and wait. In a few weeks time your enemy will find a nondescript but non-threatening envelope in the mail which they won't realize is stuffed to the brim with glitter until it's too late. Once they pull out the letter inside the glitter bomb will be released, and you'll be left feeling a smug sense of satisfaction for anonymously striking back at your foes.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: Cliff Alexander thunderously throws down over OSU 7-footer -

Kansas' Cliff Alexander came into his first college season with quite a reputation for throwing down thunderous dunks. Oklahoma State 7-footer Anthony Allen learned that first hand.

‘Breaking Bad’-‘Frozen’ Mashup

The short mashup video above infuses the wonderful world of Frozen with a taste of one of the best adult dramas in history, Breaking Bad.

Another Breaking Bad/Frozen Mashup: Do You Want to Build a Methlab

Mr. Ed says: Apparently these types of videos are everywhere!