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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 4.17.15

Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.

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Happy Friday!  Go ROYALS!

- Kansas Sports -

What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football's 2015 spring practices | Tale of the Tait |

Montell Cozart was the first QB out there with the first team. That could mean something, but it also might not. Likens said the other day that he makes a conscious effort to ensure that both Cozart and Michael Cummings work equal reps with the first-team offensive line and the second-team offensive line so he can see how each guy reacts to the adversity and advantages that come with both. It might have just been how the rotation fell today so I wouldn't read too much into Cozart being out there first just yet.

Brannen Greene Has Successful Hip Surgery

Kansas sophomore guard Brannen Greene had successful surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn labrum in his hip, KU head coach Bill Self said.

Gardner Selected by Indiana Fever in the WNBA Draft

Kansas senior Chelsea Gardner, a two-time All-America Honorable Mention and All-Big 12 Conference First-Team selection, became the seventh Jayhawk chosen in the WNBA Draft, when the forward was selected as the 21st pick during the second round of the 2015 draft by the Indiana Fever.

Multis, Distance Carnival Highlight Day Two of 88th Kansas Relays

Vollmer sets a precedent for the Jayhawks as she broke the meet record in the women's heptathlon with 5,767 points, becoming the first KU female to claim the Kansas Relays heptathlon title in 17 years.

Once A Jayhawk, Always A Jayhawk: Track & Field Star Andrea Geubelle

Former University of Kansas track & field standout Andrea Geubelle is not only one of the greatest jumpers to don the Crimson and Blue, holding KU records for both the long jump and indoor triple jump, but also an Olympic hopeful.

Numerous Fan Events Set for Friday and Saturday at Kansas Relays

An autograph session with Kansas track & field legends, a Family Fun Zone and the "Lane 10 Tent" are just a few of the exciting events set to take place in conjunction with the Kansas Relays later this week.

Schedule of Events Adjusted for 88th Kansas Relays

With severe weather anticipated to hit the Lawrence area throughout the day Saturday, Kansas Relays meet officials have elected to adjust the weekend schedule of events in hopes of avoiding delays or cancellations. Events originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday will now be combined into Friday only. There will no longer be any events held on Saturday.

- College Sports -

Nebraska's Terran Petteway to enter the NBA Draft -

On Thursday morning Nebraska junior Terran Petteway became the most recent early declaration for the league. And he won't be the last. Last season saw 41 non-college-seniors put their name into the pool for the NBA. We're nearly at 40 now.

Condoleezza Rice, Larry Scott prefer to keep CFP to four teams -

The most common suggestion is expanding the field from four teams. A fine idea in theory, but neither selection committee member Condoleezza Rice or Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott are in favor of it. Both opined on the topic while speaking at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Sports Innovation Conference on Wednesday.

- Professional Sports -

I've hated the Minnesota Twins since 1991.

Eye on MLB, April 16: Cubs call up Kris Bryant and D-backs outlast Giants -

The Cubs made news by calling up top prospect Kris Bryant. He is expected to be at Wrigley Field on Friday for a game against the Padres. Why now? Opening-day third baseman Mike Olt has a hairline fracture in his wrist, and Bryant has passed the seven-year free-agency threshold in the minors.

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LOOK: All 32 NFL helmets get an awesome 'Star Wars' redesign -

Besides Darth Vader, there's also helmets featuring Yoda, Jabba the Hut, C-3PO, Chewy and the Ewoks -- because everyone loves Ewoks and no they didn't ruin "Return of the Jedi" (Yes they did).

LOOK: Jeopardy had New England Patriots category on day of Hernandez verdict -

Wednesday's show was pre-taped, as Jeopardy! always is, and the show announced via Twitter early Wednesday morning that the Patriots would have a category that night, so it's not like they waited until after the verdict was announced and then decided to shoehorn it in there.

WATCH: Ichiro wins video replay challenge after wild play at plate -

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud could not make a tag on the initial slide, and Ichiro's hand touched the plate — if not the first time, on the second lunge for sure, before d'Arnaud was able to stop him. Umpire Eric Cooper didn't see it that way as it happened, and the video evidence wasn't overwhelmingly favorable to Ichiro, but he got the call on appeal.

WATCH: No outfield fence can stop Evansville's Josh Jyawook -

On Wednesday, Evansville prevailed over in-state rival Indiana by a tally of 2-1 in 14 innings. Given the tight nature of things, the catch you're about to see stands as a vitally important one. Given the acrobatics involved, the catch you're about to see stands as an absurd one.