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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 4.30.15

We were just discussing what nose hairs smell like.

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- Kansas Sports -

Heeney taking different approach to workouts |

Heeney, an NFL combine standout in February who is projected by several analysts to be a mid-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft (April 30-May 2), has teamed with KU men’s basketball strength coach Andrea Hudy for a different type of training cycle leading up to the biggest day of his life.

Kansas’ Ben Heeney confident he’ll make an NFL team | The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle

“I’m not worried about anything, man,” Heeney says. “I’ve done what I’ve done, my whole career. I’m planning on getting drafted. But even if I don’t get drafted, I don’t even care. “Because wherever I’m going, I’ll tryout for the team, and I’ll make the team. I’m not worried about that.”

KU players Ben Heeney, JaCorey Shepherd find different ways to handle critics |

Both players project as mid-round picks, meaning their talent has shown through on tape despite difficult four-year careers at KU where they celebrated just nine victories.

Cheick Diallo's announcement had Twitter abuzz | All Eyes on KU |

From college basketball reporters and analysts, to current and former Jayhawks, the news piqued the interest of many in the Twitterverse. Here are some of the many reactions and story links.

Baseball - Jayhawks Fall to UAPB, 6-5

In its final midweek bout at home, KU decided build for the future and ran out a plethora of young guns on the mound. Freshman Brandon Johnson (0-2) got the start and gave up five runs in one inning of work, after failing to record an out in the second. Three other freshmen saw action with veterans, junior righty Sam Gilbert and sophomore closer Stephen Villines sprinkled in to give the Jayhawks a fighting chance.

Softball - Jayhawks Host No. 14 Baylor

Kansas welcomes Baylor for its final set of home games of the 2015 season. The Jayhawks will kick-off the three game series Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m., inside Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

KU Men’s Golf Finish Eighth at Big 12 Championship

Behind freshman Daniel Hudson and sophomore Chase Hanna, the Kansas men's golf team battled hard in the final round at the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the team finished in eighth place, Wednesday.

- College Sports -

Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 will probably move toward championship game -

“What we heard is if we don't go to a championship game we're at a disadvantage,” Bowlsby said. “All things being equal, 13 games are better than 12 games. That's what we heard. So that gives us clear enough direction that we're coming in at least at a modest disadvantage. We need to do whatever we can to mitigate that.”

Sources: C-USA won't change bylaws to keep UAB without football -

Assuming UAB doesn't reinstate football for 2016, the school will most likely be a C-USA member for one more academic year in 2015-16, given the short timeframe for the Blazers to find a new home. C-USA is reluctant to kick out UAB and leave its sports without playing schedules.

Oklahoma, 'Nova to play at Pearl Harbor on anniversary of attack -

The doubleheader -- which also features a Navy-Oregon matchup following the main event -- will commemorate the 74th anniversary of the bombing of the Pearl Harbor base on December 7, 1941. It will be played in Bloch Arena, located on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, which withstood the Japanese bombing on that day which catapulted the United States into World War II. (Mr. Ed says: Never forget.)

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy: 2011 team would beat LSU by 3 TDs -

The 2011 Oklahoma State team is without a doubt the best squad Mike Gundy has coached since taking over the Cowboys program in 2005. In a 10-year retrospective with the Tulsa World, Gundy said that squad would have beaten LSU by "three touchdowns" if they had gotten the chance to play for the BCS title.

Maryland considering beer and wine sales at football games -

According to the Baltimore Sun, it all started with a student-led proposal. After getting endorsed by the a council of faculty members it is now at the desk of school president Wallace D. Loh. Loh is not going to be made available for interviews until the conclusion of the public comment period for the school, which ends Friday.

- Professional Sports -

Eye on MLB, April 29: Orioles beat White Sox in empty Camden Yards -

Baseball in empty Camden Yards was a uniquely eerie. Only a handful of scouts were in the stands, there were no hot dog or beer vendors, only a minimal security presence, and lone ball attendants down each line. The severity of the situation was really driven home when Davis went deep and rounded the bases with no cheers.

- Pics and Videos of the Day -

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: Orioles, White Sox play in empty Camden Yards -

Wednesday's game was the first game with an official attendance of zero in baseball history. Here are some sights and sounds from the crowd-less game at Camden Yards.

Caleb Joseph signs imaginary autographs for invisible fans -

Joseph appears to sign his invisible John Hancock, give a thumb's up, wave his hand and give a fist bump to a person who wasn't there. After running off, he waved and tipped his cap to fans who were not allowed inside of the ballpark for reasons of security and practicality.

WATCH: James McCann hits inside the parker for first career homer -

It was the first homer of McCann's career, but it wasn't just any old homer. It was an inside-the-parker. To the action footage!

LOOK: Roger Goodell gets into skydive simulator and struggles to fly -

If you're not in Chicago, you can just watch the video below of what happens when someone who's not Goodell gets into the machine. The machine actually works and it shoots you 10-20 feet in the air.