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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.06.15

If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? I know I would.

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- Kansas Sports -

ISU seen as strong challenger to Kansas |

“They are going to challenge the Jayhawks, but as we know, the Jayhawks seem to persevere — 11 straight titles,” ESPN hoops analyst Miles Simon told Tuesday at the league’s spring meetings in Phoenix. “Someone is going to have to knock off the king. Iowa State could be that team next year.”

KU football picks up another offensive lineman |

Former Missouri commitment, Harneet Gill, an offensive tackle from Pierce College in Los Angeles, has committed to the Jayhawks, reported Tuesday night.

Freshmen Lead Kansas in Win Over Northwestern, 6-2

"It was nice to see those young guys start to make some progress," head coach Ritch Price said. "We see it every day in practice that they are getting better, but you still have to transfer it to game speed. The three of them really played well today."

Schneider Hires Buchanan, Retains O’Connor

Kansas women's basketball head coach Brandon Schneider announced two members of his coaching staff on Tuesday afternoon, as Damitria Buchanan has been hired and Katie O'Connor has been retained as assistant coaches.

KU’s Men’s Golf Concludes the 2014-15 Season

Kansas men's golf team concluded the season with seven top-five finishes, a victory at the Desert Shootout in Tucscon, Arizona, March 19-21, and runner-up at the Ram Masters Invitational, in Fort Collins, Colorado, Sept. 15-16.

- College Sports -

Big 12's Bob Bowlsby backs off title game talk after meetings | FOX Sports

After meeting with coaches and athletic directors Tuesday, Bowlsby said he does not sense the conference is headed toward a title game. "I think we all believe that one year is not a long enough trial to draw any conclusions," Bowlsby said.

Ex-Kansas State Wildcats star Rodney McGruder: Bruce Weber "does a great job of coaching" | FOX Sports

"Fans try to come up and ask (me)," McGruder, the former Wildcat star and lynchpin of K-State's 2012-13 Big 12 co-champions, told on Tuesday night. "But I have nothing but good things to say about Coach Weber, because my experience with Coach Weber was a great experience.

Even with Shaka Smart, Texas can't take 'HAVOC' slogan from VCU -

But when Smart took the Texas job a month ago, I couldn't help but wonder what would become of HAVOC and who would take ownership of it -- or if it could/would be shared between Smart's old school and his new one. Initially, Texas flirted with the idea of bringing the motto/slogan to Austin. But that won't be happening -- for legal reasons.

How will college hoops officiating change? A Q&A with the new boss -

The NCAA has a new man in charge of its army of officials. His name is J.D. Collins, he's 52 years old and he takes over for the retiring John Adams, who held this post over the past seven years: NCAA national coordinator of officiating. spoke with Collins on Tuesday, shortly after his hiring was announced. Here are his thoughts, edited down for clarity, on the state of the game, the rule he'd like changed most, and just what exactly his job entails.

Coach Cal tells fans, recruits he's likely to 'never platoon again' -

"If you ask me if I'm ever going to platoon again, my answer is NO," Calipari wrote. "Last season was an absolute outlier. It's just not the way I like to coach. I would rather play seven or eight guys because I believe that gives us the best chance to win. I think we wrote the book on platooning this year, but I hope we stick it on the shelf and never have to use it again."

- Professional Sports -

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Pacquiao could face disciplinary action; Mayweather offers rematch? -

Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar has said that the state attorney general's office will investigate why Pacquiao checked the "no" box a day before the fight on a commission questionnaire asking whether he had an injury -- which he clearly knew he did.

- Videos of the Day -

Dunkapalooza: Watch every slam Andrew Wiggins threw down this season | 'Hawks in the NBA |

The Minnesota rookie became a SportsCenter regular with his array of gravity-defying jams, making the spectacular look routine.

WATCH: Paul Pierce tells Hawks fans that he doesn't suck -

Watch Pierce's face closely. He is clearly saying with a big smile, "No I don't." Technically, Pierce is right. He is a NBA champion, a guaranteed Hall of Famer and as he told Hawks fans, he will be the first person to tell you that he still has plenty left in his tank.

Ex-MLB reliever Kyle Farnsworth is now a defensive lineman in Florida -

It may or may not surprise you then that Farnsworth, who last pitched with the Astros last June, is currently a defensive lineman with the Orlando Phantoms of the minor Florida Football Alliance. Not only is the 39-year-old Farnsworth currently playing football, he leads his team in tackles and sacks

WATCH: Will Ferrell breaks out Harry Caray impression on 'Late Show' -

Ferrell brought his Harry Caray impression out of retirement on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday.