clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.27.15

A water break? Water is for cowards. Water makes you weak. Water is for washing blood off that uniform and you don't get no blood on my uniform, boy you must be outside your mind! We are going to do up-downs, until Blue is no longer tired, and thirsty.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back!

- Kansas Sports -

KU’s Bill Self to Receive Basketball’s Human Spirit Award by Naismith Hall of Fame

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self is one of three recipients of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball's Human Spirit Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday evening on NBA TV.

Examining the many offensive skills of future Jayhawk LaGerald Vick | Smithology |

In order to get a better idea about Vick as a player, just check out his highlight videos. The 175-pound guard, who reportedly will re-classify and join the 2015 KU recruiting class with Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo, plays for Team Thad AAU, and in the past year or so he has put together quite the YouTube résumé.

KU commitment Vick 50/50 on reclassifying |

“I don’t really know at the moment. It’s still 50/50,” Vick added of his decision to perhaps reclassify from 2016 to 2015 and play for KU starting this season rather than 2016-17.

Bill Self's 'Boogie' on tap |

The fifth “Bill’s Basketball Boogie, a benefit for the Assists Foundation,” will be held 7 p.m. until midnight, June 13, at Abe and Jake’s Landing in downtown Lawrence.

KU basketball still held back by one stat |

Effective field-goal percentage is most important to top-10 success, as each top-10 team has a green box. KU struggled in this area a year ago — falling to 153rd because of its issues with inside shots — though the Jayhawks had never finished worse than 64th in effective field-goal percentage under Self before last season.

One computer projection says Kansas will be the second-worst team in FBS football in 2015 | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

The Jayhawks, according to the projections, are ranked 127th out of 128 FBS teams. Only Eastern Michigan is below KU, and the next lowest power-five conference team in the projection is Rutgers, which is ranked 97th. That’s actually good news for Kansas. The Jayhawks travel to Rutgers in September.

Kansas Football - Strength coach Jackson: Players have already bought in

When spring football ended, the conditioning program kicked in right away. Jackson started them off with an intense seven days blending lifting and conditioning.

Jayhawks Primed For Strong Weekend at NCAA West Preliminary

The Kansas men's and women's track & field teams will travel to Austin, Texas May 28-30 for the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.

Volleyball - Jayhawks in Europe

The gym was very similar to the ones in Italy. The weird thing was that they had a weight (room) area at the end of the gym. So, as we were playing, these guys were heavy lifting like 10 feet away with just a net in between.

- College Sports -

Nick Saban: SEC at 'disadvantage,' Power Five should play by same rules -

“If we're going to compete for the championship and everybody is going to play in the playoff system and everybody is going to compete for that, we need to get our rules in alignment so we're all on a level playing field, whether they're transfer rules, whether they're satellite camp rules,” Saban said.

SEC's strange, new world: Losing big games, hoping to regain dominance -

The SEC built its much-deserved reputation on high-profile postseason wins, but the script has been reversed lately. The SEC is 0-5 over the past two years in BCS/College Football Playoff games, losing those contests by an average of 15.6 points. The SEC went 10-4 in BCS games during its seven-year title run between the 2006 and 2012 seasons -- one of those losses was to itself -- and won those games by an average of 11 points.

If the Houston Cougars actually keep their 5-star recruit, they'll make history -

But history says players like Oliver simply don't end up at non-power-conference programs like Houston. And if the country's 13th-ranked recruit ends up sticking with the Cougars, it would be the biggest get by a non-power in nearly a decade.

- Professional Sports -

Raiders sign seventh-round pick CB McDonald | CSN Bay Area

"I think everything I have to offer, my size, my physicality, my speed, I feel like I’m underrated. That’s definitely a chip that I feel like I’ll carry on my shoulder throughout my NFL career.”

Top FIFA officials arrested for corruption, to be extradited to US -

Top officials from FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, were arrested on federal corruption charges Wednesday morning at a luxury hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. The arrests came at the behest of the United States Justice Department in what The New York Times described as an "extraordinary early-morning operation."

Royals dominate first AL results for 2015 All-Star ballot -

If balloting ended today, the All-Star game at Cincinnati might seem like the the National League vs. the Kansas City Royals. Five players from the Royals lead their respective positions after the first round of ballots were counted, with catcher Salvador Perez leading all players with 1,447,753 votes.

- Videos of the Day -

Harper gets mad at eventual HR, Bryant 1st to hit Wrigley videoboard -

Harper hit a wind-aided home run that is noteworthy for his reaction after hitting it and then there was one camera angle (sorry, not included in the video) that showed him saying "wow" as he crossed home plate.

We live in the future AT&T imagined in 1994 - Vox

Obviously, the future hasn't turned out exactly as AT&T anticipated — most of us avoid sending a fax whenever we can. But the basic technologies AT&T is describing here — e-books, turn-by-turn directions, sending documents via mobile devices — are all commonplace.