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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 3.13.15

Beware the Ides of March.

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- Kansas Sports -

KU hopes extra day of rest will help Perry Ellis |

Said Coach Self, “He told me this morning, ‘Coach I feel real good. I’m getting better each day. I feel pretty confident.’ When he said, ‘Pretty confident,’ that was cue to me. When you feel more confident, that’s when you’ll play. I anticipate him trying to do some things tomorrow.”

Cliff Alexander situation remains in stalemate |

“Mr. Alexander has been ready, willing and able to be interviewed since March 2. Yet he has been informed that the NCAA will not interview him until they receive additional documents that are not his documents, the content of which he has no knowledge, and documents which have never been in his control or possession.

Kansas Jayhawks' Cliff Alexander still waiting for NCAA interview, lawyer says - ESPN

Attorney Paul K. Stafford said in a statement that Alexander has turned over his telephone records, text message records and bank statements but that the NCAA has refused to interview him, instead requesting more information.

KU gets by as struggling -- in more ways than one -- Cliff Alexander sits -

Cliff Alexander isn't playing here at the Big 12 tournament and I'm starting to wonder why. By way of re-introduction, Alexander is a freshman forward for No. 9 Kansas. The basketball world almost has to be reminded of his identity at this point because Alexander has literally and figuratively disappeared.

Rowing - Kansas Set to Begin 2015 Season at Louisville Invite

The University of Kansas Rowing team begins its 2015 spring schedule this weekend at the prestigious Louisville Invite in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Louisville Invite is regarded as one of the top regattas in the nation as several top-20 teams and defending American Conference champion Louisville will all compete, which will make this weekend a tough early-season test for a young Jayhawk squad.

- College Sports -

University of Kentucky coach John Calipari is changing college basketball

"I'm not a genius," Calipari will say if he spots a microphone within 100 yards. For a man who talks so much about honesty, this is a bullpile. He is undoubtedly a genius at college basketball in its current form. The only thing to decide is whether he is a regular genius or the evil kind.

Do Conference Tournament Surprises Carry Over Into The NCAA Bracket? | FiveThirtyEight

Conference tournaments might be the first chance you’ve had to see some schools play; a deep conference run could make the difference between marking a team down for an early exit or slotting it into the Final Four. But should it? Or is it simply recency bias to think a breakout conference tourney performance matters in the NCAA tournament?

Big 12 athletic directors favor head-to-head tiebreaker when crowning champion - ESPN

It is too late to help Baylor, but the Big 12 athletic directors want one true champion to be more than just a slogan next season. The conference ADs said Thursday they are in favor of using a head-to-head tiebreaker to determine their College Football Playoff participant after co-champions TCU and Baylor were skipped over by the selection committee last season.

Night Court: Incredible Thursday has crazy endings, bad losses, huge wins -

Here's everything you ought to know from college basketball's last truly packed day of games for the rest of the season. The 66 tilts held on Thursday are the most we'll see until November.

Death of UAB football: Supporters collect 2016 season ticket deposits -

There will be no football in 2015 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which cut its program last December. That's not stopping some UAB supporters from collecting deposits toward 2016 season tickets.

- Videos of the Day -

LOOK: Butler dog mascot barfs on court before Big East tourney game -

Butler's live mascot, Blue III, vomited on the court at Madison Square Garden seconds before the Bulldogs' game was supposed to tip against Xavier in the Big East quarterfinals. I saw the hurling happen, and it was gross. Also: hilarious.

Oblivious Fan Gets Walloped In The Face By The Basketball

It is not baseball where a foul-tipped fastball can smoke you in the face and do serious damage, but you've still got to pay attention when you're sitting in the first couple of rows at a basketball game.

Gio Gonzalez Successfully Plays The Meow Game During Interview

I think I counted 10 successful "meows" there, which is a good showing, although he did lean on "right meow" a little too much.