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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 2.26.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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I expect Scott Drew will be getting some fan mail from Lawrence over the next few days.

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University of Kansas Athletics WBB - Kansas Drops Gritty Sunflower Showdown, 55-48

A season-low 29.3 percent shooting performance coupled with 23 turnovers spelled disaster for the Jayhawks in what ended as a 55-48 home loss Wednesday evening at the hands of Kansas State.

Former KU walk-on Scott Novosel turns experience into book |

“It’s about believing in the power of dreams. It (novel) brings to life the incredible KU tradition. The kid is the Jayhawks’ No. 1 fan. He has this vision of wearing ‘Kansas’ across his chest and befriending these interesting characters. He somehow finds a way to accomplish his dream and ... it’s a true story.”

Both Bill Self and Roy Williams make list of top tourney coaches since bracket expansion | All Eyes on KU |

The list only includes the postseason accomplishments of coaches since the 1984-85 tourney, when the field expanded to 64 teams. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self makes an appearance on the list at No. 11. Self, of course, has guided KU to a pair of Final Fours, in 2008 and 2012, and his ’08 team captured the program’s first national championship in 20 years.

Ranking the Big 12 college football coaching jobs - ESPN

10. Kansas: Only eight years ago, Mark Mangino took Kansas to the Orange Bowl. It seems even more amazing now. The Jayhawks are behind the rest of the league in every area, from attendance to facilities. (Mr. Ed says: I thought our football facilities were supposedly on par with the best of the conference?)

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Big 12 commissioner issues public reprimand to Kansas State over Monday's court-storming incident |

"The interaction of spectators with players, coaches and staff members was inappropriate and unacceptable. The Kansas State department of athletics has a written event management policy which was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of both game participants and spectators. Revisions to policies and procedures must guarantee that no future incidents occur."

TCU team doctor calls concussion policy 'a huge PR stunt' -

“That's one of our issues with the policy currently is it doesn't give a lot of teeth to anything,” Kirk told TCU360. “It's a huge PR stunt in our opinion and it doesn't give a lot of teeth to anything, because nobody's going to be using the same equipment to measure so we feel like that puts us at risk.”

Kansas State fan cited for disorderly conduct |

K-State police issued Power with a notice to appear in court for disorderly conduct.

Baylor Bears vs. Iowa State Cyclones - Recap - February 25, 2015 - ESPN

Taurean Prince scored 20 points and 19th-ranked Baylor upset No. 12 Iowa State on the road 79-70 for its third straight win on Wednesday night. The Bears (21-7, 9-6 Big 12) shot 14 of 26 from 3-point range and hit their last seven, becoming the first team other than Kansas to win in Ames since 2012.

Big 12 title chase just keeps getting better - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

On Wednesday night, No. 19 Baylor won 79-70 at No. 12 Iowa State. In doing so, the Bears handed ISU its first home loss of the season. They solidified their own status as one of the most surprising, impressive and constantly improving teams in the country. They shot the lights out from 3, which is less a noteworthy statistical aberration than an indicator of their chief offensive strength. And the Bears -- however unwittingly -- made it all the more likely Kansas will end the 2014-15 regular season alone atop the Big 12 standings.

Florida St Seminoles vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes - Recap - February 25, 2015 - ESPN

With his team desperate for baskets, Xavier Rathan-Mayes couldn't miss. He scored 30 points in the final 4:38, and even that wasn't enough to beat the Miami Hurricanes. Rathan-Mayes scored 26 consecutive Florida State points without missing a shot. He went 8-for-10 in the final five minutes, sinking six 3-pointers, and finished with 35 points to tie his career high.

LeBron James does not like colleges' attempts to recruit his 10-year-old son, LeBron James Jr. - ESPN

Yeah, he's already got some offers from colleges," James told CBS Detroit before the Cleveland Cavaliers' matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. "It's pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids."

Eastern Michigan CB breaks vertical jump record at NFL regional combine -

At the regional combine in Denver on Feb. 21, Eastern Michigan cornerback Willie Creear showed off his hops with a 47-inch vertical. Creear's jump was two inches better than the previous combine record of 45-inches.

UAB player who ran combine's fastest 40 wants $100K prize from Adidas -

An Adidas news release said that the offer was "open to the athletes who sign with adidas prior to running their official 40 yard dashes later this month," but Nelson said he wasn't ever given a chance to sign with the brand.

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VIDEO: Nets' Markel Brown with the in-game 360 dunk -

This is a legit 360 which Brown amazingly threw down in the first quarter.

WATCH: Oregon RHP Josh Graham goes back to catcher roots on pop-up -

Like many college players, Oregon's Josh Graham is a two-way player, meaning he both pitches and players a position. In his case he's a right-hander and a catcher. In the eighth inning of Friday's game against NMSU, Graham hustled off the mound to catch a pop-up, then his catcher instincts took over and he pulled off his hat as if it was a catcher's face mask.