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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 4.14.15

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- Kansas Sports -

He’s Staying! Ellis’ Announcement Concludes 2015 Banquet

"I've been talking to my family and to Coach Self about the future. Looking back on this season, there is still a lot on the table," Ellis said after his standing ovation had retaken their seats. "I feel that it would be best for me to come back."

Ellis decides to stay at Kansas -- and it's for all the right reasons | FOX Sports

Ellis has played a role in the last three league crowns, but he also hasn't made it out of the NCAA Tournament's first full weekend in each of the last two years. So, indeed, there is something left on the table for Big No. 34. Something large. Large and unfinished.

Brannen Greene to undergo hip surgery | KUsports.com

Self said Greene, who has a torn labrum, would not be able to play in this summer’s World University Games. He will not be red-shirted, Self said, because he should be able to play during the entire 2015-16 season.

KU football coaches measuring spring progress | KUsports.com

Eight practices are in the books, six remain before the annual spring game on April 25, and the first-year Kansas University football coaching staff is in the process of trying to identify just how much progress the largely inexperienced Jayhawks have made this spring.

- College Sports -

Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker returning to Wichita State Shockers

Point guard VanVleet confirmed to ESPN.com that he will return, and sources told ESPN that shooting guard Baker also will return for his senior season.

Heralded recruit Ivan Rabb commits to California Golden Bears | FOX Sports

Rabb announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will sign a letter of intent with the Golden Bears. Rabb is ranked the sixth-best recruit in the country by ESPN.

- Professional Sports -

In search of greatness: Why not these Kansas City Royals? - SweetSpot - ESPN

Does winning your first seven games mean anything more than winning seven at any point in the season? From a logical standpoint, it shouldn't. The Royals' streak is just more noticeable since it comes at the start of the season.

10 Degrees: The ugliness of the Dodgers' TV mess - Yahoo Sports

For the second straight season, the highest-paid baseball team in history can’t be seen legally by more than 70 percent of its viewing audience, and everyone involved seems more than content to let the impasse fester on.

This Week in (Dumb) Baseball: Angels issues; rule change complaints - CBSSports.com

Hey, there's a full week of baseball in the books and it's Monday, so it's time for another edition of This Week in (Dumb) Baseball. As regular readers already know, this feature has the title, sure, but it's mostly for fun. Keep that in mind.

Former Rams RB Lawrence Phillips suspected of killing prison cellmate - CBSSports.com

Lawrence Phillips, the sixth-overall pick in the 1996 draft who has been behind bars since 2008, is suspected of killing his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison, according to a prison news release (via the Bakersfield Californian).

- Videos of the Day -

LOOK: Fan refuses to watch A-Rod's at-bats - CBSSports.com

One fan went the extra mile to show his displeasure with Rodriguez. Rather than boo, the fan stood up and simply refused to watch A-Rod's at-bats.

WATCH: Northwestern flagged for excessive celebration at spring game - CBSSports.com

As documented by the Big Ten Network, receiver Andrew Scanlan made a nice move to score a long touchdown, the Wildcats celebrated in surprisingly (pleasingly) enthusiastic fashion for a spring game ... and were then penalized 15 yards for that celebration by an official, because rules are rules, guys.

VIDEO: Andrew Wiggins obliterates Omer Asik with monster dunk - CBSSports.com

Reminds me of Vince Carter on Alonzo Mourning from way back when. What a play.