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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.01.15

Big news over the weekend for KU recruiting - basketball (good) and KU football (not so good).

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- Kansas Sports -

Former Ole Miss center Dwight Coleby transferring to KU |

He told the Journal-World he committed while on his campus visit and in fact remained in Lawrence on Sunday night. “I just knew it was the best place for me, the overall history and the history with big guys, how they challenge the bigs here and how they play,” Coleby said.

How much will Cheick Diallo play for the 2015-16 Kansas Jayhawks?

Bill Self is one of the top coaches in college basketball, but in recent years, he’s been criticized for his decisions to play more experienced players over freshmen with higher talent levels.

KU football notebook |

JUCO LB Jayd Kirby flips to K-State; Coaching staff preparing to work summer camps around the state; Over/Under for KU football at 1.5; Darrell Stuckey not giving up number to Chargers draftee Melvin Gordon

Track and Field - Four More Jayhawks Eugene Bound After Final Day of NCAA West Prelims

The Kansas track & field teams finished with a flurry as four more Jayhawks punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships.

Volleyball - Jayhawks in Europe

We were able to play at a high level and become better with each match we played. I absolutely love this team and believe we will achieve our goals and continue to grow through the upcoming season. Overall, I believe that this trip helped our team become closer, I mean we were together every day, all day for two weeks – it couldn't get any better!

Free State’s Bermel, Lions’ Byrn to play in all-star softball game |

Bermel, who has signed to play for Kansas University, was a .479 hitter in her three-year career with the Firebirds, with 113 hits, 84 runs scored, 31 stolen bases and 45 RBIs in 67 games.

- College Sports -

SEC to Increase Fine for Rushing the Field

According to ESPN insider Brett McMurphy. the SEC will increase the fine to storming the field of play to $50,000 for first offense. The previous amount was only $5,000.

Rice defeats Houston in 20 innings in NCAA Tournament game -

Rice defeated Houston 3-2 in 20 innings in an NCAA Tournament game that lasted 6 hours and 2 minutes and ended a little past 2 a.m. Houston time Monday. It was the second longest game in NCAA Tournament history in terms of innings, and fourth longest in terms of time.

300 lb. Ben Ancheff pitches for St. Thomas in NAIA World Series -

St. Thomas starter Ben Ancheff gave his team a chance, allowing just one run in 4 1/3 innings. Ancheff went 3-2 with a 4.71 ERA in 21 innings this year. Ancheff also happens to be a 6-foot-2, 300 lb. right-hander.

- Professional Sports -

Commish Manfred might be willing to reinstate Pete Rose; hurdles remain -

While Manfred, who has been poring over documents for weeks, will seriously weigh the application and has allowed Rose to participate in the All-Star Game festivities (and also didn't nix Rose's new analyst job with Fox Sports), some close to the commissioner still believe Rose has an uphill battle. (Mr. Ed says: Uh... no. I have to agree with Selig for once - Pete Rose needs to be kept away from baseball.)

Matt Barkley on Tim Tebow: 'He's not taking my reps' -

The headline reads like Barkley hates Tebow but clearly it's not really some sort of disdain for his fellow quarterback. Barkley just wants to compete and try to win the job.

Sepp Blatter faces contentious media, says he's not afraid -

When asked about an allegation of bribery in exchange for the votes in favor of a World Cup bid for South Africa by then FIFA officials Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer, Blatter gave an elusive response.

Fred Hoiberg once mocked Joakim Noah's shooting form on Twitter -

As for the fact that it looks like Hoiberg is about to coach Noah, I think we can count on the big man having a sense of humor about it. Ex-Bulls assistant coach Ron Adams nicknamed his shot "the tornado" years ago, and Noah humorously described it as "unusual" and "artistic" back in 2010.

Steven Johnson a "Mike" fit in Broncos' 3-4 defense

"I played 3-4 in college, 3-4 in high school and now, playing it in the league, I'm like 'Oh, shoot, I feel like I'm in high school again,''' Johnson said Friday following the Broncos' third organized team activity (OTA) practice session. "It's cool. I haven't played it in a while but I think just me realizing that I'm better in a 3-4; when I go out there I'm just able to make plays and understand what my coaches are telling me to do and doing it to the best of my ability."

NHL Expert Picks: 2015 Stanley Cup Final selections -

After three rounds, the 2015 Stanley Cup Final is finally set with the Chicago Blackhawks facing off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks are trying to win their third Stanley Cup in the past six seasons while the Lightning look to win the second cup in franchise history and the first since defeating the Calgary Flames back in 2004.

Garth Brooks cancels all three Tampa shows amid Stanley Cup conflict -

Sunday it was announced that the three Brooks shows set to be played in Tampa would all be canceled. Brooks released a statement Sunday stating that all three shows, scheduled for June 5 and 6, would be canceled due to a scheduling conflict with Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

- Pics and Videos of the Day -

LOOK: Brewers' 'Jedi Luc' bobblehead is solid -

It was Star Wars Night at Miller Park on Saturday, and that occasioned what follows. What follows is Brewers smiter of doubles and framer of pitches Jonathan Lucroy rendered as a Jedi.

LOOK: Ole Miss celebrates 2014 with 'Peach Bowl' rings, lost game 42-3 -

Yes, that ring reads "Peach Bowl." You remember -- the one Ole Miss lost 42-3 to TCU in humiliating fashion.

LOOK: Ian Poulter has some Star Wars tracksuits he needs to wear -

For the record, Poulter did say he was going to start wearing these things more often.

WATCH: Indiana makes strikeout into triple play -

That's a pretty rare triple play, with any triple play being rare. The 2-6-2 triple play that started with a strikeout.

WATCH: Stephen Vogt does 'Chris Farley as Matt Foley' impression -

During a television interview on Friday, Vogt broke out another impression, this one of Chris Farley's classic Saturday Night Live character Matt Foley, the motivational speaker.

Distractify | Nine Cats Have The Time Of Their Nine Lives In This Clever Cardboard Maze

There are worse ways to spend three minutes than watching a family of cats bound, tumble and scramble through a network of cardboard boxes. This is probably what cat heaven looks like.