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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.15.15

Ok, let's move on to Final Jeopardy, and the category is, you know what, I tell you what, just write a number. Any number and you win.

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- Kansas Sports -

Softball - Jayhawks’ Friday Game Moved Up

Due to the threat of inclement weather in the Columbia area, Kansas softball's first game of the NCAA Tournament against Louisville on Friday, May 15, has been moved to a 12 p.m. first pitch.

Softball - Jayhawks Conclude Final Preparations for NCAA Regional

The Jayhawks (38-13, 8-10 Big 12) enter postseason play with its best overall record since 1997, a squad that also made it to the NCAA Regionals. KU continues to build its resume this season after recording the best win-loss margin Kansas has seen in the last 23 years.

Bluebloods to Continue Series in Big 12/SEC Challenge

The top-two winningest programs in men's college basketball will continue their rivalry as Kentucky will play at Kansas inside historic Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge presented by Sonic. ESPN, the Big 12 and the SEC announced the pairings Thursday.

Sporting News moves Jayhawks to No. 1 spot in preseason Top 25 | All Eyes on KU |

“When the best answer to the question of ‘Why Kansas?’ is ‘Why not?’, you’ve got yourself a pretty strange college basketball season on the way,” Mike DeCourcy wrote.

Missouri's Johnathan Williams III considering Kansas

Mr. Ed says: Hat tip to fetch for the FanShot.

Beaty encouraged by Briles' turnaround at Baylor, thinks 'sky's the limit' at KU | FOX Sports

Beaty is determined to be the guy who turns things around at Kansas for good, and he has a current success story across the conference to inspire him.  (Mr. Ed says: This mostly just summarizes the Grantland article from a couple days ago.)

- College Sports -

Tim Beckman situation turns focus to accountability of coaches -

When is it going to end? That matters less than how we got to this point. Beckman may be guilty of nothing more than tough love. The point is, in these modern times, players opened -- and continue to control -- the debate on the issue. (Mr. Ed says: I'm having Mark Mangino flashbacks reading about this stuff.)

Illinois players show support for Tim Beckman with #ProudIllini -

The last week has given us several examples of former Illinois players venting frustrations about Tim Beckman and his staff. Now players in support of Beckman have unified, taking to Twitter to share stories using the hashtag #ProudIllini.

Kentucky's new field design features checkerboard end zone -

Kentucky's renovation to Commonwealth Stadium, at an estimated cost of around $110 million, focuses much more on upgrades rather than expansion. In fact, the projected capacity of the new stadium is expected to be less than its previous total of 62,093.

Which Big 12 school has the best college town? Panel of experts weighs in | FOX Sports

Every Big 12 fan thinks their hometown is the best, but what does a panel of unbiased experts think?

- Professional Sports -

MLB apologizes to Dodgers after incorrect call on replay challenge -

Clear as day, yet MLB still got it wrong.

Tony Romo joins Twitter, everyone makes the same joke -

The 2015 NFL season kicks off for the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13, which means we, as a country, have exactly four months to come up with some new Tony Romo jokes because apparently, we're out of them.

- Video of the Day -

WATCH: Blake Griffin makes an insane no-look reverse layup -

ESPN's Mike Tirico summed up the shot perfectly by exclaiming, "Oh! Come on!'