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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 2.04.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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Today is national signing day for football.  RCT Twitter and Facebook will keep you updated as the athletes send in their LOIs, and check back in regularly to RCT for a preliminary overview of each one.  Let's hope these guys get to go to a bowl game or three, yeah?

- Kansas Sports -

The Day After: Getting even with ISU | Tale of the Tait |

The Jayhawks shot lights out from the outside, played incredible defense and worked — on both ends — about as hard as I remember seeing them work all season. Clearly, the game and the chance to get revenge for their only Big 12 loss to date meant something to these guys.

Rise & Sign: 2015 KU football class ready to make it official on National Signing Day | Tale of the Tait |

Mr. Ed says: Matt Tait will track the letters of intent as they come in and will update this link throughout the day.

Beaty Jump Starts 2015 Signing Day Announcing the Early Enrollment of Chase Harrell

Comments and video from Beaty will also be available on, with a formal press conference detailing the class set for Wednesday afternoon. The press conference will be streamed live on and Additionally, fans can interact directly with Beaty and his coaching staff at the Signing Day Party, which will be held from 5-8 p.m., at Abe and Jake's Landing.

Best parts of each Big 12 recruiting class - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas: The Jayhawks hired David Beaty in part because of his recruiting ties to the state of Texas. Beaty wasted no time putting those connections into play, giving the Jayhawks 10 commitments from high school Texans heading into signing day. Beaty also signed six more junior-college players from the Lone Star State. If he can keep those Texas waves coming, Kansas’ talent pool has a chance to rapidly improve.

- College Sports -

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Recap - February 03, 2015 - ESPN

As West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was asked how his team's vaunted press performed against Oklahoma, he muttered, "What press?" into the microphone before the question was completed. The 21st-ranked Sooners handled it well and defeated No. 15 West Virginia 71-52 on Tuesday night.

- Potpourri -

Two Irish guys sneaked into the Super Bowl without tickets and snagged $25,000 seats - The Washington Post

While hundreds wallowed over their Super Bowl ticket deals falling through on Sunday, two Seattle Seahawks fans from Ireland managed to sneak into University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and snag $25,000 seats for free.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: Ben McLemore tries to tear the rim down against Warriors -

Ben McLemore is a different player when he's aggressive.

WATCH: Rare Wrigley Field footage from 1938 -

The reel says 1937, but it appears that this is a game from early 1938. The glimpse of a pre-game ceremony in tandem with the apparent cold weather suggest it's a home opener. Furthermore, the scoreboard appears to read "St. Louis." That would mean it's likely the contest that took place on April 22, 1938. As you can just barely make out in the final shot of the scoreboard, the Cardinals score four runs in the ninth, which squares with the box score.

Gamer beats 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out' Blindfolded

As the final boss in the NES classic Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!, Iron Mike reigns as one of the most challenging video game characters of all time. Beating him is a gamer’s badge of honor.

Beating him blindfolded? Well now you’re just showing off, you showy showoff

- Free Advice -

If you live in the KC Metro area, please click this link and read every word.

How To Drive In The Snow, In A Regular-Ass Car, Without Freaking Out

Driving a car home in the snow is still driving a car. This probably seems like snarky, unhelpful advice, but actually it's not! Many drivers seem genuinely to believe that, when the road has snow on it, using an automobile to get from one place to another becomes a fundamentally different activity, with weird obscure properties that you don't know, and so you creep along at two miles-per-hour with the brake pedal halfway depressed the entire time and, like, your (goshdarn) hazard lights on, gripping the wheel in white-knuckled terror, as though at any minute, for no reason whatsoever, your car might decide to hang a 90-degree left turn and plunge into a ravine.

Mr. Ed says: I would also like to add that a two-inch "snowstorm" is not a good reason to go to the grocery store and stock up on bread and milk and soup and 29 other things because sometimes people go to the store on a random Tuesday night for a gallon of milk and those people don't want to stand in line for 20 minutes with one item because you're a dumbass.