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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 1.16.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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Hope y'all enjoyed the trip down memory lane yesterday!

- Kansas Sports -

Self Talks College GameDay in Weekly Presser

Head coach Bill Self took questions regarding ESPN College GameDay in Ames, shortened shot clocks and how it's too early to talk Big 12 race.

Big game, environment awaits KU | Smithology |

Coach Bill Self, whose Jayhawks are 14-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference, spoke with media members Thursday about what could be KU’s most difficult road test to date.

Self says Ellis not far from breakout |

“I think that Perry is just a fraction away from doing the things that we had envisioned him to do,” KU coach Bill Self said of the team’s second-leading scorer.

Kansas to Honor Former Student-Athletes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Kansas Athletics will honor former student-athletes who were instrumental in the desegregation of Lawrence during the late 1950s on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day when Kansas men's basketball hosts Oklahoma on ESPN Big Monday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.

#KUReview: I was wrong about this KU defense |

It seemed obvious that after losing center Joel Embiid to the NBA, KU would have issues with rim protection while featuring one of the shortest rosters of the Bill Self era. Turns out, that hasn't been the case.

Kenny Perry Joins KU Football Staff as Co-Defensive Coordinator and Cornerbacks Coach

Perry, who comes to KU after spending the 2013-14 seasons on the staff at TCU, has deep ties in the state of Texas and is also known for developing his players.

KU football coaches focus on recruiting |

“We gotta finish up this recruiting class because that’s the foundation for the future, so that’s all we’ve been doing,” offensive coordinator Rob Likens said Wednesday. “Me and Klint have been holed up in the office for three straight days just watching players — guys that we already have committed and other guys too. We have a couple more scholarships to give out and we’re just trying to find the best guys that are available right now.”

Once a Jayhawk, Always a Jayhawk: Homer Floyd

There was a group of Jayhawks who were prominent advocates for desegregation in this country in the 1950's that took place in Lawrence, Kansas. Among them was former football star Homer Floyd, who played running back and fullback for the Jayhawks from 1955 to 1958.

- College Sports -

UAB faculty senate votes no confidence in president - ESPN

The Faculty Senate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday voted no-confidence in President Ray Watts following his decision to kill the school's football program, which had its best record in a decade last fall. Watts has come under harsh criticism for shuttering the program. However, the vote is largely symbolic since only university trustees have the power to fire him.

Cardinals DB tries to recruit Braxton Miller to Oklahoma with girls -

Take Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson for instance. After Jones announced his decision to stay in Ohio, Jefferson sent a tweet to Miller showing off the "perks" of attending Oklahoma.

- Professional Sports -

Seahawks fan petitions NFL to stop media 'bullying' of Marshawn Lynch -

The irony here is that the media probably writes more about Lynch not talking to the media, than they would if he did talk to the media.

Report: Raptors' long-term goal is to lure Andrew Wiggins home -

That's right, folks. We're starting free agency mania seven years in advance, before a player's rookie season is even over. There are obvious reasons for the Raptors to think this way: Wiggins, if he lives up to potential, will surpass Steve Nash as the best basketball player in the history of the sport to hail from The North.

- Video of the Day -

An Enormous, Terrifying Hippo

I don't know which is the scariest part of this video, the lurking wave the hippo generates while underwater, its speed when it arcs out and shows its head, or the size of the sucker when you finally get to see its body.