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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 1.22.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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Don't worry, I'm not linking any Deflate-Gate articles. If you've listened to any sports talk radio anywhere, I'm sure you've heard much more than you care to hear about it.

- Kansas Sports -

#KUReview: 3 things you might have missed watching KU-OU |

Wanted to quickly point out three things you might have missed following Kansas' 85-78 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night.

Less than perfect: Greene misses FT, but his trey huge vs. Oklahoma |

Greene, who played nine minutes the second half and 15 minutes total, had logged just five minutes in a loss at Iowa State and three in a win versus Oklahoma State in KU’s prior two games. “I need to improve on defense. I know that,” Greene said. “I’m not making excuses for myself. I’m trying to improve.”

Kansas Women Erase Deficit, Down Texas Tech in Final Seconds, 68-66

In the second half, Kansas erased a 17-point deficit en route to its first Big 12 and road victory of the season. The Jayhawks outscored TTU, 40-23, in the latter frame and shot an impressive 56 percent from the field.

Jayhawk Softball Selected Fifth in Preseason Big 12 Poll

Kansas softball was selected to finish the 2015 conference slate in fifth place as voted on by the Big 12 head coaches, which was announced Wednesday afternoon by the league.

- College Sports -

28 rebounds (and a new school record) against an NAIA team.  Um.  Ok.

Huston-Tillotson Rams vs. Baylor Bears - Recap - January 21, 2015 - ESPN

Rico Gathers grabbed consecutive offensive rebounds that led to a three-point play, giving him career highs of 25 points and a Big 12-record 28 rebounds Wednesday night. He helped the Bears finally pull away in the second half for an 81-61 win over NAIA school Huston-Tillotson.

Oklahoma fires mascot after incident at Oklahoma State game -

A report from The Oklahoman, citing multiple unnamed sources, claims the person underneath one of Oklahoma's mascot costumes has been relieved of duty after allegedly harassing Oklahoma State fans, including the wife of OSU coach Travis Ford, during the Bedlam basketball game over the weekend.

Wisconsin's admission standards pushed Gary Andersen to Oregon St. -

"It's been well [documented] there were some kids I couldn't get in school," the Badgers' former coach said. "That was highly frustrating to me. I lost some guys, and I told them I wasn't going to lose them."

- Potpourri -

Obama greeted by Brownback, Topeka mayor at Forbes Field |

President Barack Obama had a light-hearted conversation about The University of Kansas men’s basketball team with Gov. Sam Brownback and Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast shortly after he landed Wednesday night at Forbes Field.Air Force One landed shortly after 7:30 p.m. at Forbes Field.

Obama, who is scheduled to speak Thursday at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the KU campus, greeted more than 35 members of the media with a wave before visiting with Brownback and Wolgast.  After a brief conversation, Obama got into a black car and left the airfield in a motorcade.

Franchise bests/worsts: Kansas City Royals -

The Royals were part of MLB's third expansion in 1969, joining the league two years after the Athletics left Kansas City for Oakland. They're also the reigning AL champs. Here is a collection of the bests and worsts in franchise history.

How small is an atom, really? (or how to make your head explode)

Kurzgesagt has a neat new explainer: "How small is an atom?" I watched it. It does a great job at giving you an idea of how small atoms are and how they work. But it doesn't matter, because my brain just plainly refuses to believe any of this. Hulk head hurt. Hulk smash atoms. Oops, Hulk make nuclear detonation.

What happens when you give an entire NBA arena your phone number -

This kinda went how you might expect it to go.