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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 2.02.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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In case you live under a rock (which I assume most people who are "only KU basketball fans" do), the Patriots beat the Seahawks last night in the Super Bowl.  I officially nominate Liam Neeson's Clash of Clans commercial as the best one.

- Kansas Sports -

Made for this: Kansas native Perry Ellis thrives in showdown |

“We had a feeling it would be his night on the points and on the boards because it was personal for him going against one of his in-state rivals in Nino (Williams, former Leavenworth High player),” freshman guard Oubre said after Perry Ellis scored a team-leading 16 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 68-57 victory over rival Kansas State.

No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks look to avenge lone Big 12 defeat with win over Iowa State Cyclones | FOX Sports

The ninth-ranked Jayhawks look to avenge their lone Big 12 defeat by handing the No. 15 Cyclones a 10th consecutive loss at Allen Fieldhouse. "We owe them," Kansas forward Kelly Oubre said shortly after Saturday's 68-57 win over Kansas State.

Cyclones expect ‘flair,’ ‘fire’ from KU |

“You know they are coming with flair, and you know they are coming with fire. You know they want to win,” Hogue, ISU’s 6-foot-6, 220-pound senior forward out of Indian Hills Community College, said, speaking to the Journal-World at Big 12 Media Days.

These guys again: Iowa State | Smithology |

Sixteen days after the Cyclones handed KU what is still its only Big 12 loss, the conference’s marquee teams will battle again at Allen Fieldhouse on Big Monday.

#KUReview: Brannen Greene leads the nation in one stat |

So how does Greene's year compare to some of the best 3-point seasons in recent KU history? As it turns out, pretty well.

Iowa State, not KSU, Kansas’ top hoops rival |

(Mr. Ed says: I know Mr. Keegan is banned from RCT, but I linked this today anyway. I think it's interesting to see who people think our biggest rival is.)

Nobody enlivens an Allen Fieldhouse crowd the way Iowa State does. Based in small part on the history of the rivalry and in greater part on recent thrilling games, Iowa State, not Kansas State, has replaced Missouri as KU’s No. 1 basketball rival.

Big visit weekend leads to 3 more commitments for KU football |

None of KU's oral commitments are binding, so nothing will be official until the prospects send their signed letters of intent to the football offices on Wednesday. It sounds like most, if not all, of the athletes currently committed but unsigned are solid with their choices of Kansas and are planning to make things official bright and early Wednesday.

Beaty: KU football spring game set for April 25 |

Kansas University football coach David Beaty officially announced April 25 as the date for this year's KU football spring game during a timeout at Saturday's KU-K-State men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

King, Mundine and McDonald Help Lead Wranglers to 10-7 in College Gridiron Showcase

A trio of Kansas football players helped lead the Wranglers to a 10-7 win at the 2015 College Gridiron Showcase all-star game held at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday afternoon. Nigel King, Jimmay Mundine and Dexter McDonald each sported the Jayhawk helmet for the final time as they pushed the total tally of KU players playing in postseason all-star games to seven.

Kansas Displays Depth in Strong Showing at Jayhawk Classic

The University of Kansas track & field teams were victorious in 14 events at KU's final home meet of the indoor campaign, the Jayhawk Classic, Friday inside Anschutz Pavilion. Senior James Wilson turned in a NCAA top-20 performance in the 3,000 meters while junior Sydney Conley claimed her third-straight 60-meter dash victory inside KU's home facility.

Close Finishes Lead Arkansas to a Win Over Kansas, 194-105

Fast times, tight competition, and a flurry of close finishes, which mostly went the visitor's way, lifted No. 34 Arkansas to a 194-105 victory over host Kansas inside Robinson Natatorium Saturday morning. The Razorbacks won all but one event, a triumph for KU All-American Chelsie Miller in the 200-yard individual medley, and set a pool record in the 500-yard freestyle as Anna Mayfield bested her own Robinson Center mark.

No. 3 Baylor Fends Off Lady Jayhawks, 66-58

Kansas' defense held No. 3 Baylor to its worst shooting game since its solitary loss against Kentucky on Nov. 17, but the Lady Bears managed to continue its win streak and hold off the Jayhawks' comeback for a 66-58 win, Sunday afternoon inside the Ferrell Center.

- Videos of the Day -

Amazing catch by the Seahawks Jermaine Kearse that set up... Russell Wilson's interception.

St. Peter's-Iona Ends In Brawl; Referee Eats It

It was MAACtion City in New Rochelle as a postgame fight between St. Peter's and Iona led to a referee getting decked and multiple frays spread across the floor following a technical foul-filled regulation.

Today's Episode Of "Baylor Fans Try To Dance"

Baylor fans like to dance, even though they probably should stop trying.

Great Moments In Flipping The Bird: College Basketball Edition

WVU's Brandon Watkins knows when the time is right.

Great Defense, Iowa

Clear out! Clear out!

Mop Boy Needs To Get The Hell Out Of The Way

Buffalo's mop boy got caught up in the fast break last night during the Bulls' dismantling of Kent State. Mop faster!

UMass Player Completely Blindsided By Crushing Screen

UMass guard Trey Davis is probably still upset with his teammates this morning, because not one of those (jerks) thought it would be a good idea to call out the screen and save him from getting planted into the hardwood by Kendall Pollard.

- Potpourri -

Drones flying over ballparks without permission concern MLB -

Major League Baseball officials had no warning when a drone hovered over Comerica Park during Game 3 of the ALDS on Oct. 5. The drone posed no threat, it turned out, but players for the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles, along with umpires and security, didn't know that until the moment had passed.

This is the best version of Star Wars — and watching it is a crime - Vox

Anyone who wants to see a high-quality version of the original cut of the film faces a couple of hurdles. One is that Lucas has never taken steps to properly preserve or restore the original physical film reels. He's gone so far as refusing to allow the Library of Congress's National Film Registry to get its hands on a copy. Nor has he released a high-quality version for home viewing. A few people may have their hands on obsolete VHS or Laserdisc sets, of course, but that doesn't help. Back in 2006, he released a DVD set that contained the original cut of Star Wars, but it's a low-quality transfer made back in 1993 for the Laserdisc not a proper DVD release to say nothing of a Blu-ray.