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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.13.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Public Tickets On Sale May 13 for KU vs. Team Canada

Kansas men's basketball, the USA National Team for the World University Games, will face Team Canada in two exhibition games, June 23 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Kansas City's Sprint Center. Tickets for the general public for the two contests will go on sale Wednesday, May 13.

Shooting guard Vick to begin KU visit | KUsports.com

Vick, a 6-foot-5, 175-pound shooting guard from Douglass High in Memphis, visited Kansas State last weekend. He’s slated to visit Kentucky on Sunday-Monday, with no other visits currently planned. Louisville, Texas, UCLA and others reportedly have expressed interest.

JUCO linebacker commits to Kansas, adds depth to 2016 class | FOX Sports

According to KU Sports, Kirby garnered interest from a variety of Power 5 programs—including Arizona State and the Big 12's TCU, Texas Tech, and Baylor—but was waiting on them to have positions open for scholarships.

League-Leading 13 KU Men Named to Academic All-Big 12 Teams

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

Softball - Columbia Regional Added to ESPN’s Lineup

ESPN will continue coverage of the Super Regionals (May 21-24) and conclude with the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (May 28 – June 5).

- College Sports -

Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson visited Florida Gators on Tuesday - CBSSports.com

Of course, the problem for Golson in any possible transfer to an SEC school is that the conference will have to give the school a waiver to allow the transfer. When the SEC changed its graduate transfer rule in 2014, it included a provision that banned palyers who had "significant disciplinary issues" at a previous program. Golson was suspended the entire 2013 season at Notre Dame due to a cheating incident.  (Mr. Ed says: No, Everett!!)

- Professional Sports -

Mr. Ed says: I know it's a story, but I don't care about Barry Bonds suing MLB. Kinda like I don't care about deflategate or Tom Brady's suspension.

Product of the System: NFL already becoming a spread offense league - CBSSports.com

One major concern often leveled against spread quarterbacks coming out of college is that they never take snaps from under center. The pro-style offense is a big change for them because they'll have to be under center all the time, the thinking goes. Well, NFL quarterbacks are increasingly moving back a few yards to take the snap out of the shotgun, just like their college counterparts.

- Videos and Pics of the Day -

LOOK: Pete Rose, high school football player - CBSSports.com

From the pages of the 1958 Western Hills High School yearbook in Cincinnati ...

WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton hits baseball out of Dodger Stadium - CBSSports.com

Needless to say, you don't see a lot of 475-foot homers, especially in the West Coast night air, and you don't see a lot of balls leave the bat at 114 mph. (Mr. Ed says: Stanton became just the fourth person to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.)

WATCH: Willie Wilson's high school football highlights are just epic - CBSSports.com

Whoever you are, you could not tackle Willie Wilson at any point from 1971-73. This is because he was bigger than you. This is also because he was faster than you.