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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 2.09.15

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Sports -

The Day After: Outplayed in Oklahoma | Tale of the Tait |

Despite a terrible second half, KU found a way to hang close and actually had a possession to tie it inside 30 seconds, but the Jayhawks' trend of sloppy, sluggish offense in the second half did them in down the stretch, as well, and OSU snagged the victory that set off a court storming for the second year in a row.

#KUReview: Let's talk about the elephant in the room ... |

Kansas coach Bill Self giving more minutes to Jamari Traylor over Cliff Alexander is puzzling at the least and even more head-scratching when comparing the two statistically. The Jayhawks' 67-62 loss to Oklahoma State was another example.

Self: ‘We just watch’ conference race |

“It’s so early. My thinking is, a lot of times when you wish for something to happen early in conference play, it turns out to be totally irrelevant late, and it may end up biting you,” Self said. “So we just watch, not get too hung up or emotional in what’s going on and then just focus in on what we need to do.”

Oklahoma State Women Surge Past Jayhawks, 65-57

Kansas led Oklahoma State for a total of 25 minutes and 33 seconds, but the Jayhawks found themselves at a disadvantage as time expired, falling to the Cowgirls, 65-57, Saturday night inside Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawk Track: Four Wins on Final Day of Husker Invite

Junior Casey Bowen vaulted into the top-10 of the NCAA after a personal-best performance in the pole vault and was among 20 Jayhawks to post career bests inside the Devaney Center Friday and Saturday.

Jayhawk Golf Tops Tulsa to Start Spring Season

Kansas senior Minami Levonowich shot a 1-under 71 to tie for individual honors as the Kansas women's golf team started the spring season off strong with a 292-299 victory over Tulsa Sunday at the Patriot Golf Course in Owasso, Oklahoma.

Kansas Tennis Picks Up Second-Straight Win with 6-1 Victory Over Pacific

Kansas women's tennis collected its second-consecutive win by defeating Pacific, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.

- College Sports -

Current, former Jayhawks remember Dean Smith as one of college basketball's all-time greats |

Reaction to Saturday's passing of legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith has dominated the sports world throughout the day Sunday. And people in Lawrence, where Smith went to school and played basketball for Kansas University coach Phog Allen have joined in the celebration of his life.

UNC's Dean Smith might've really been a better man than coach -

It's such a cliche -- one that flies in the face of reality. I mean, think about it. If you're one of the great coaches or players or actors or musicians (or whatevers), that means you're in the top 1 percent of your profession. So to be "an even greater man" would require you to, at the very least, also be in the top 1 percent of men in the world, and surely you can see how silly it is to suggest that about basically anybody.

Ex-KU coordinator Reagan back at Penn |

John Reagan the new OC and O-Line coach at Penn; Rob Ianello associate head coach, recruiting coordinator, and receivers coach at Buffalo

Missouri Tigers suspend Montaque Gill-Caesar, Namon Wright - ESPN

The suspensions left the Tigers with eight available scholarship players and just four who have not been suspended at one point this season. Mr. Ed says: Lolololololololol

- Professional Sports -

Julio Franco, 56, joins semi-pro team in Japan as player-manager -

It has now been eight years since Julio Franco last played in MLB, but his playing days are still not over. The 56-year-old Franco went 6-for-27 (.222) in seven games with the independent Fort Worth Cats last season, and now he's heading to Japan to continue playing.

Dozens killed in Egypt during riot at soccer match - CBS News

A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, violence that killed at least 25 people, Egyptian state television reported. What caused the violence wasn't immediately clear. Security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to speak to journalists, said Zamalek fans tried to force their way into the match without tickets, sparking clashes.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Bryce Harper crushes golf ball 340 yards Happy Gilmore style -

Earlier this weekend, Harper hit the links with some pals and uncorked this monster 340 yard drive. He put all his weight into it Happy Gilmore style.

This is how the Super Bowl sounds when it's unnecessarily censored -

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has a regular bit on his program called "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship" and this week, Kimmel unnecessarily censored the Super Bowl.

VIDEO: George Hill hits impossible four-point play one-handed -

Hill played significant and great minutes for the Pacers in their upset of the Cavs on Friday, scoring 20 points on just seven shots, with seven assists. How did he get that kind of efficiency? Well, this wild four-point play definitely helped.

WATCH: James Franklin accidentally calls a Penn State fan -

Franklin was trying to contact Shareef Miller, a defensive end in Penn State's recruiting class as part of the school's signing day festivities, but he dialed the wrong number. Instead of Miller, he got Medley. Thankfully, Penn State was recording the entire thing.

- Potpourri -

Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S?

There's a good story behind it, but here's a big hint: the dollar sign isn't a dollar sign. It's a peso sign.