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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 11.03.15

I still can't believe the Royals are World Series Champs... I can't wait to go party with 300,000 of my closest friends today!

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- Kansas Sports -

No. 4/5 Kansas to Host Gorillas Wednesday in Men's Basketball

No. 4/5 Kansas opens 2015-16 exhibition play when it hosts Pittsburg State Nov. 4. The game will be televised on Jayhawk IMG TV and can also be seen via the internet by fans outside of Kansas by visiting For more information on accessing Kansas video content, visit

Bill Self Discusses Exhibition Opener, Royals, New Rules in Weekly Press Conference

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self met with the media inside the Allen Fieldhouse Media Room Monday at noon (CT) to discuss the team's preparations for the start of exhibition play.

Self says three-guard lineup likely to start |

(Self) ... said the three-guard lineup of Frank Mason III, Devonté Graham and Wayne Selden Jr. will likely start Wednesday’s 7 p.m. home exhibition game against Pittsburg State.

Bill Self curious to see how Jayhawks look in exhibition opener | Smithology |

Believe it or not, college basketball has almost arrived. Kansas coach Bill Self met with the media for his first weekly press conference of the 2015-16 season Monday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

VIDEO - Perry Ellis: Jayhawks eager to start season | KUsports Video |

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis says the Jayhawks are eager to get the 2015-16 season started, with this week’s exhibition opener.

VIDEO - Wayne Selden Jr. on playing with injured ankle | KUsports Video |

Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. says his injured ankle isn’t hindering him too much in the preseason.

Coaches enthused by play of DE Armstrong |

Silver linings come in all shapes and sizes. But in the case of the Kansas University football team, which was bullied by Oklahoma, 62-7, Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the latest silver lining stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 225 pounds.

Jayhawks Begin Final Road Swing at Texas

Head coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks head South to begin a two-game road swing in the state of Texas with the Longhorns Saturday, Nov. 7.

Goalpost stunt unfairly makes KU, KU football look foolish | Tale of the Tait |

I get the whole kids-will-be-kids narrative and the lighten-up-what's-wrong-with-having-a-little-fun mindset. But I gotta tell ya: The whole schtick did not sit right with me from Minute 1.

- College Sports -

Coaching hot seat index: Heat is on at Oklahoma State, Indiana, Memphis -

Cowboys coach Travis Ford, Hoosisers coach Tom Crean and Memphis coach Josh Pastner make our annual list of coaches who may need to have success in order to keep their jobs at the end of the season.

Oklahoma apologizes for Bob Stoops statue spotted around Norman -

"We did not receive any advance notice that the statue was to be transported to campus at this time. Moreover, we are extremely disappointed in the lack of consideration, respect and care that shown in delivering the statue to Norman. This was completely unnecessary. It certainly [does] not reflect of the way we feel about Bob or the respect we'll show him when his extraordinary achievements are probably celebrated."

Grind for top 4 Big 12 teams will be fun for others to watch | FOX Sports

''I think it will definitely make for some great games,'' said Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, whose Red Raiders have also played all four of the front-runners.

- Professional Sports -

Everything you need to know about Tuesday's Royals championship parade - Royals Review


Royals win 2015 World Series: These guys get championship rings too -

But fair is fair, and anyone who played even a moment of the 2015 season is going to get a ring. It might seem ridiculous for some, but it's possible to make a case for every one of those guys being deserving.

Royals news and notes: Yost extension, Perez contract and more -

Salvador Perez is a rare veteran who is a World Series MVP and can actually use the Camaro. Now the Royals-owning glass family needs to do what it can do rework and extend his contract to make it something more reasonable. Seven million for five years plus two player options may be the worst long-term contract in baseball history for such an indispensable star.

Giants send pizza to Royals front office as congrats for World Series win -

Andrew Baggarly says the tradition actually started with the Red Sox last year. I guess the 2013 champs sent the 2014 champs pizza to congratulate them, so the 2014 champs sent it to the 2015 champs. I guess that means the Royals will have to do the honors next year. (Mr. Ed says: I'm guessing he means the Royals will have to pay for their own pizza next year?)

LOOK: National Weather Service picks up World Series party in KC -

The celebration in Kansas City was so intense that the National Weather Service picked it up on radar.

49ers benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert -

The 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and former first-round pick Blaine Gabbert will start in his place Sunday against the Falcons. (Mr. Ed says: What could go wrong?)

- Pop Culture -

Star Trek New Star Trek Series Premieres January 2017

"There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration," said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. "Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately."

- Video of the Day -

Royals Beat Mets

Mr. Ed says: Apparently a Taiwanese news channel animates news stories and... yeah this is pretty fun (for Royals fans)!