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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 5.08.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Nothing New: Kansas Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Loaded

This season Kansas could potentially play 18 games against teams that competed in the 2014-15 NCAA Tournament. Six of those teams could appear on KU's non-conference slate.

What is Bill Self talking about? |

The quote, at first, left me scratching my head. Self, who publicly called 3s "Fool's gold," believes KU was running too much outside-in offense last season?

Photos: Heeney, McDonald pose in Raiders gear | FOX Sports

Heeney sure makes a good fit in Raiders' attire with his scraggly beard and grisly appearance, doesn't he?

Friday’s Baseball Game at No. 3 TCU Moved Up

Due to the threat of inclement weather in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, Friday night's (May 8) regularly scheduled baseball game at No. 3 TCU has been moved to a 2 p.m. first pitch. The remainder of the series will be played as scheduled, with Saturday's game set for 4 p.m. and Sunday's nationally-televised game on FOX Sports 2 at 1 p.m.

Lynette Woodard Named Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Basketball

Woodard, a four-time Kodak All-American for Kansas, is the all-time leading scorer for Division I women's collegiate basketball with 3,649 points and currently holds nine KU women's basketball records, along with being the all-time leading scorer in Kansas basketball history. In 1983, Woodard was selected as USA Basketball's Female Athlete of the Year.

Lions’ Bledsoe open-minded about college destination |

According to Rivals, the No. 1-rated player in the Sunflower State’s Class of 2016 senior-to-be already has scholarship offers from Florida State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State and more.

If new Missouri Tigers AD wants peace with KU, the least Kansas Jayhawks can do is listen | FOX Sports

The wheels are already turning, allegedly, or as much as they can turn given the current political climate. Rhoades told reporters last week that a conversation with Zenger about some kind of series has already been broached, so the ship, more or less, has officially been launched. Now: Will it sail?

- College Sports -

Grad transfers: NCAA, schools wrong for trying to end best rule for players -

New NCAA Division I vice president Kevin Lennon says transfer rules, including the graduate transfer exception, are at the top of his priority list. Coaches are complaining that they want an end to immediate free agency. Commissioners are bemoaning a rule they say doesn't fit the NCAA's educational values and creates a “hired gun” mentality.

Florida passed on big names, bet on Michael White to keep Gators great -

But White's resume built at Louisiana Tech is better than the resume Billy Donovan built at Marshall before Foley hired him two decades ago, point being Foley has identified a young star before, and that's among the reasons he deserves the benefit of the doubt here.

- Professional Sports -

Larry Brown passed on drafting Paul Pierce because of one bad promise | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Philadelphia ended up taking Larry Hughes, who is out of the league while Pierce is still thriving.

Climbing higher than 4th all-time in homers will be a challenge for A-Rod -

Next up on the all-time list is Ruth, and that one will be a real challenge for A-Rod. He is 53 homers behind The Great Bambino with two seasons and five months left on his contract and likely in his career. A-Rod hit only 41 homers total from 2011-13, his last three seasons before his record suspension. Like most players, his production slipped with age.

Lambeau Field passes on chance to host Brett Favre's final football game -

Favre is scheduled to play in a flag football game on July 19, only one day after he's scheduled to be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. Although Favre's induction ceremony will take place at Lambeau Field, his flag football game won't because the Packers turned down a chance to host the game.

Lindsey Vonn does not want to talk about Tiger Woods breakup -

Mr. Ed says: Why do people care about this stuff? I don't get it.

- Potpourri -

The Slow Destruction Of Pete Reiser, The Greatest Player Who Never Was

The following piece was originally published in the March, 1958 issue of True, and is excerpted from The Top of His Game, a collection of W.C. Heinz's best sportswriting. It is reprinted here with permission from Gayl Heinz.

Confessions Of A US Navy Blue Angel

They are one of the most iconic performance groups in existence, amazing millions yearly. Their shows feature seemingly super-human levels of precision. Now, one of them is going to tell you what it's like to don the blue flight suit as part of the elite of the elite, as a member of the US Navy Flight Demonstration Team, more commonly known as the Blue Angels.

Confessions of a Nashville bathroom attendant

There are few jobs as thankless as a bathroom attendant in a honky-tonk bar. That’s why I had to ask “Cora,” the woman in the bathroom of a Nashville bar on Broadway to tell me everything about her job — the good, the bad, and the ugly… the really ugly.