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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.15.15

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- Kansas Sports -

USA National Team Roster Set

All here and accounted for. The USA National Team for the upcoming World University Games (WUG), July 3-14 in Gwangju, Korea, is all present as the 11 Kansas men's basketball contingent, joined by SMU guard Nic Moore the afternoon of June 12, continued practicing for the upcoming games.

Short-timer: KU pick-up ‘honor’ for SMU’s Nic Moore |

“Coach Brown (Larry, current SMU coach/former KU coach) let me know in his office one day. He said I had an opportunity to be able to play with KU and represent the United States. To be able to hear that from him and for KU to accept me, like I said, it was an honor,” Moore said. “I had smiles on my face. Just to be able to do what I love with a great group of guys is pretty fun.

Mailbag topics include Jayhawks, Mountaineers and dinosaurs - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas needs to give David Beaty three or four years before truly evaluating him. Because of his recruiting gambles, Charlie Weis left Beaty with a completely bare cupboard. Not only do the Jayhawks lack talent, they lack bodies. With apologies to '99 Baylor, we could be witnessing the worst team in Big 12 history this season.

Jayhawk Chase Hanna Wins the Watson Challenge

Kansas men's golfer Chase Hanna shot a one-under 69 to edge golfing legend Tom Watson by one stroke and win the Watson Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Sunday.

Report: Kelly Oubre Jr. works out for Charlotte Hornets - NBA - ESPN

Former Kansas Jayhawk Kelly Oubre Jr. had his first workout of the pre-draft process on Thursday with the Charlotte Hornets, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Kelly Oubre says he can be 'as good or better than' Harden, Leonard, Butler -

Kansas forward Kelly Oubre will probably be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The way he talks about himself, though, it sounds like he thinks he should go No. 1. The extremely confident 19-year-old has made several, um, strong statements recently.

- College Sports -

Observations: Cyclones won't miss a beat with new coach Steve Prohm -

The Cyclones needed a coach that would embrace the same type of free flowing offensive system that Hoiberg had installed in Ames over the past half-decade and Prohm fits that bill perfectly. The 40-year-old coach has no ego and will allow next year's Iowa State squad to play through mistakes all while enjoying the same type of freedom it did under Hoiberg.

Friday Five: Five new rivalries we just made up like Bob Diaco -

Kansas - Iowa State?  Honorable Mention: Boston College vs. Hawaii (the eastern-most FBS school vs the western-most school), Bowling Green vs. Ball State (the trophy would be a Bowling Ball)

- Professional Sports -

Curry takes over Finals, brings Warriors to doorstep of championship -

In the end, Curry's 37 points -- 17 in a fourth-quarter barrage -- were too much for James and the Cavs to overcome. And yet, James was so brilliant that, until the last five minutes of the game, it seemed that he would be too much for the Warriors to handle. James had 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his second triple-double of the series and the sixth of his career in the Finals. That's more than Magic Johnson (four), more than Larry Bird (two) – more than everyone since 1985.

Stanley Cup Final recap: What you need to know about Game 5 -

It was Blackhawks forward Antoine Vermette who delivered another big goal for Chicago. His third-period tally proved to be the difference as the Blackhawks earned another one-goal victory to move them one win away from the Stanley Cup.

USA-Sweden ends in scoreless draw, Klingenberg saves game for USWNT -

By failing to win, the US also failed to lock up a spot in the next round of the tournament and will have to take its last group game against Nigeria on Tuesday seriously if it hopes to escape the group.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Man hits crazy putt off sleeping dog, nails it -

I thought things culminated when he buried one off the top of his dog, but I was wrong. When he sent the toilet paper roll flying towards the ball and they connected in the middle of the room, I mean, come on.

All Sports Golf Battle - Dude Perfect

What if you played golf, but with all kids of different sports equipment (and no golf clubs)?