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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 5-30-15

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Ole Miss transfer visiting Kansas |
Former Ole Miss center Dwight Coleby, who on May 19 announced plans to leave the SEC school after his sophomore season, will make an official recruiting trip to Kansas University this weekend.

Big 12, big money: Schools share record $252M revenue |
Big 12 schools will split a record $252 million in revenue, the ninth year in a row of increases.

Heat guard Mario Chalmers undergoes knee procedure |
Shortly after Chalmers posted on Twitter, “surgery was a success, now time to rehab (and) start workin out,” the Heat formally announced that Chalmers underwent an arthroscopic procedure to repair an inflamed Plica in his right knee.

Two more Jayhawks earn NCAA berths |
KU seniors Michael Stigler (400-meter hurdles) and Colleen O’Brien (high jump) punched their NCAA tickets, and junior Daina Levy — who already had qualified for the NCAAs in the hammer throw — made it in the discus, too.

Fred Hoiberg

All Bulls signs continue to point to Fred Hoiberg - Chicago Tribune
Hoiberg will accept and be introduced as Bulls coach next week before the NBA Finals begin Thursday to allow Iowa State to begin its replacement search formally and break its recruiting stalemate.

Nick Noskowiak updates status at Iowa State amid Fred Hoiberg rumors | CollegeBasketballTalk
“I was excited to be playing with a bunch of really good and talented players back when I committed, and that’s the way I feel now,” Noskowiak said to Peterson. “I’m going to a good place. It’s where I want to be.”

IU transfer target Max Bielfeldt waiting for Hoiberg, Bulls resolution
Max Bielfeldt, a 6-8 former Michigan forward and graduate transfer, told The Indianapolis Star on Thursday night that he's delaying his final decision on where to go to see whether coach Fred Hoiberg — a likely candidate for the opening in Chicago — stays at Iowa State.

Iowa State's AD already working in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg -
Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard has already informally talked with a search firm to start identifying potential coaching candidates in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg to the Chicago Bulls, a source told on Friday.


Which is More Technologically Advanced–Star Wars or Star Trek?
Let’s compare the two, side-by-side.

300-Pound College Pitcher Takes Internet By Storm
St. Thomas (Miami) pitcher Ben Ancheff got the whole Internet talking last night after starting in the Bobcats’ NAIA World Series game in Idaho last night against Lewis-Clark State. But it wasn’t his 5.40 ERA or his unimpressive 3-2 record that blew everybody’s heads off; it was his girth. So much girth.

Your Buddy, Your Boy, Your Bookie: Scott Ferrall on the Art of Sports Radio «
Phase 2, Scott Ferrall calls it. A new era for sports radio. Phase 2 is about being clean. Classy. None of that nuking of “Dom from Far Rockaway” that sports hosts used to do back in the ’90s, when every show rang with Satan’s cackle.

Discussion Questions

1. Who would win in a war, the Federation of Planets or the Empire? Not a battle but a war spanning several years.

2. What is your favorite sports radio program?

3. Would you like to see replace the Mayor?