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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.01.15

Dear Red. If you're reading this, you've gotten out. And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don't you?

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- Kansas Sports -

Self ‘proud’ of Rookie of the Year Wiggins |

“We’re all so proud of Andrew. He obviously had a fabulous rookie season and showed he has the potential to be a great pro,” KU coach Bill Self said Thursday. “He represented Kansas basketball in a big way and is a great ambassador for us. Him winning the rookie of the year will certainly allow him to continue to be a great representative for our program.”

Kansas shares flashback photo of Bryan Sperry from his playing days | FOX Sports

Sperry who played both defensive and offensive end on KU's 1947 Orange Bowl team, was quite a handsome lad in his playing days, as seen in his headshot shared by Kansas Athletics on Instagram.

New Missouri AD wants to restore Border War with Kansas | FOX Sports

"Sheahon told Mack that he would 'never say never,'" KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said. "But Sheahon was saying that, if it does happen, it will be years down the road."

Baseball - KU Hosts Movie Night at the Ballpark & Jayhawks for a Cure Game

Kansas baseball returns to Hoglund ballpark for a crucial three-game Big 12 series against Baylor, May 1-3. The Jayhawks will host Movie Night at the Ballpark along with several other fun activities in store for the second-to-last home series of the 2015 season.

Baseball - Jayhawks Host Baylor for Big 12 Bout at Hogulnd Ballpark

The Kansas baseball team welcomes in Big 12 foe Baylor for a three-game weekend series, May 1-3, at Hoglund Ballpark with the first game slated for 6 p.m. on Friday.

Home finale awaits KU softball seniors |

Every time Kansas (35-10) plays, Pille marks off another X to remind herself: “Take advantage of this. It’s almost over.” She and fellow seniors Maddie Stein and Chanin Naudin certainly have made the most of their four years at Kansas. They comprised the first recruiting class of now-fifth-year KU coach Megan Smith.

Track & Field - Jayhawks Return Home to Host Rock Chalk Classic

The University of Kansas men's and women's track & field squads are set to return to Lawrence this weekend when they play host to the first annual Rock Chalk Classic on Saturday, May 2. The Jayhawks will welcome in Sunflower State rivals Kansas State and Wichita State as well as squads from Air Force, Oral Roberts and UMKC. More than 80 Jayhawks are slated to compete in the final home meet of the 2015 campaign.

Rowing - Kansas Seniors Ready for Sunflower Showdown

For the second-straight weekend, the University of Kansas rowing team will be on the water at Wyandotte County Lake. The Jayhawks will welcome Kansas State to Kansas City, Kansas to compete for the Kansas Cup in the annual Sunflower Showdown, Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m.

Once A Jayhawk, Always A Jayhawk: Patti Regan

Thirty years ago, Patti Regan stood in the batter's box for Kansas, plotting a way to get on base—and eventually a way home. Now head of The Regan Group, a California-based firm that runs experiential, digital and social marketing for companies across the nation, The University of Kansas alumna and former infielder for the Jayhawks has balanced success between her career and family, two of many stops on her trip around life's bases.

- College Sports -

Who should/will Florida hire to replace Billy Donovan as coach? -

Now Florida is up for grabs with the news that 19-year Gators coach Billy Donovan will give a go of it at the pro level. Donovan is off to Oklahoma City to coach Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He built Florida into what it is today: a top-20 job in college hoops. So who will/should Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley target to replace Donovan?

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A Twitter spambot won the Cleveland Browns contest for free draft tickets -

The Browns held a contest for fans to guess what their regular season schedule would be, and the winner got two tickets to the team's draft party, an XBox One and a customized jersey. This morning they announced the winner of the contest -- in a tweet that was later deleted.

Yankees closer Andrew Miller takes the subway to Yankee Stadium -

Despite his sudden rise to Yankees fame -- and that $36 million contract, which can buy some really fancy cars -- Miller opts to take the subway to Yankee Stadium like regular folks. A reddit user who goes by Game_Two recently ran into Miller on the 4 train on the way home from a game.

WATCH: Mike Trout saves Angels with incredible game-ending catch -

Oakland was a great Mike Trout catch away from erasing a 6-0 deficit and picking up a much needed walk-off win. Instead, it's another loss. Huston Street, what do you think about that catch?