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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 4.09.15

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The Royals are still on pace for 162-0!

- Kansas Sports -

Perry Ellis has info to make pro decision | KUsports.com

Self said he annually files requests for reports on several of his players with the undergraduate advisory committee. The committee consists of NBA player-personnel experts who provide potential early entries with detailed figures regarding their standing as pro prospects.

Despite tumultuous season, Cliff Alexander remembers time at KU fondly | Smithology | KUsports.com

Despite unpredictable production on the floor and off-the-court issues surrounding an alleged extra benefit for a family member, Alexander says in a video released by KU Athletics that he will remember his time with the program fondly.

New Kansas D-line coach Calvin Thibodeaux credible | KUsports.com

Less than 10 years ago the defensive-line coach played the position at Oklahoma and led the Big 12 in sacks (10) in 2005, when he was first-team all-conference. KU defensive coordinator Clint Bowen said the 2006 OU graduate has an energetic personality, and it shows in his coaching, just like it did when he was a Sooner.

Baseball - Jayhawks Sweep New Mexico in Midweek Set, 10-5

A new-look lineup by head coach Ritch Price had five players in positions they had not previously started at this season, helping the Jayhawks (13-20, 1-5 Big 12) earn their second-straight win over the Lobos (16-15, 8-7 MW).

World-Class Field Set for 2015 Downtown Shot Put

For the fifth-consecutive year, a collection of the world's top shot putters will hit the streets of Lawrence to take part in the now-iconic Downtown Shot Put competition on Friday, April 17.

- College Sports -

NCAA VP says officials actually did see replay angle of disputed out-of-bounds call in Duke-Wisconsin title game

Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of the men's basketball championship, said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday that officials actually did see the same video replay that viewers at home saw on the questionable out-of-bounds call in the national title game, contradicting what John Adams, the NCAA's supervisor of officials, had said Tuesday.

Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski fires back at Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan's 'rent-a-player' dig

"It's never easy. You can take one line out or a couple lines out without context. The line 'rent-a-player' is not a good line because -- use 'one-and-done' -- 'rent' could mean you're doing something illegal."

Duke’s Defense: The Real Difference in the NCAA Title Game «

If you would’ve told me in January that the same Duke team that never stopped jacking 3s and looked like it played defense on roller skates would shut down the best offense in America in the national championship — that it would win despite making only four 3s — I would have laughed until I coughed up blood.

Youth Served: Duke's Clutch Freshmen Realize Dream in Edging Wisconsin for Title | Bleacher Report

Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor met in the third grade, and they didn't dream of going pro together; they dreamed of moments like Monday night at the bottom of a dog pile with tears in their eyes and "Duke 68, Wisconsin 63" on the scoreboard at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Big 12's weak nonconference slate harms all | FOX Sports

"If the Big 12's best nonconference win is only Minnesota, how much weight should a league title ultimately carry?" Baylor heard it last season and might just hear it again if it it once again sweating out a playoff spot.

UK's Harrison twins to enter draft - CBSSports.com

Kentucky sophomores Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison have decided to enter the 2015 NBA Draft and are expected to formally announce their plans soon, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday afternoon.

Morgantown bans upholstered outdoor furniture for obvious reasons - CBSSports.com

Let's think about that number for a moment: 3,000 street fires over 10 years equals 300 street fires per year, or an average of .82 street fires per day. Obviously, there's not actually a street fire in Morgantown every other day ... but then again, do you really want to argue with math?

- Professional Sports -

NFL announces Sarah Thomas will be league's first female official - CBSSports.com

A 19-year veteran, Thomas spent the previous eight years working with Conference USA. She became the first female to officiate an NCAA football game in 2007, and has previously been a finalist for the NFL job. In fact, Thomas has been on the league's radar for seven years.

Former Kansas Jayhawks Morris twins being investigated for assault | FOX Sports

Phoenix police say they are seeking aggravated assault charges against the Morris twins and three others in the alleged January attack.

White Sox 5, @ Royals 7 - Recap - CBSSports.com

Cain, who was hit by a pitch in the first inning, had a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Jack Nicklaus, 75, makes hole-in-one at Masters Par 3 Contest - CBSSports.com

Jack Nicklaus gave everybody a show at the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. On the fourth hole, Nicklaus made an awesome hole-in-one.

WATCH: Yasiel Puig makes fantastic throw that's too late but -- just watch - CBSSports.com

This one drifted toward the stands in foul territory and Puig made a difficult catch against the fence, bracing himself with his throwing arm before transferring the ball and firing an absolute pea — on the fly — all of the way to third baseman Justin Turner. Norris was safe, but holy Bo Jackson, what a throw.