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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.16.15

Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.

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- Kansas Sports -

Fast talk: Jayhawks practice fast to play fast |

“It’s different,” Self said. “Playing with a short clock, you can’t run a different offense against every defense. You can’t have a slow press offense whenever people try to soft press you. You’ve got to get it and go. It’s been good for me to basically kind of re-evaluate how we do things to make our guys play with more pace.

Tye Carter signs with Kansas track |

Carter, a football player at Free State, played baseball his first three years and did not pick up a javelin until his senior season. He broke the school record and went on to win the 6A state title.

- College Sports -

Coach Hot Seat Ratings - - Dennis Dodd

Two coaches received the dreaded "5" rating this season, Illinois' Tim Beckman and Virginia's Mike London. Beckman has gone 12-25 in three seasons at Illinois, while London has a 23-38 record in five seasons. Neither coach has won a bowl game.

What does a fired college football coach look like? Here's a breakdown - created a profile for the 40 Power Five conference coaches* who were either fired or who resigned under pressure from 2009-14 as part of our annual Coach Hot Seat Rankings, which were released early Monday. Here's what that average coach looked like during that timespan.

- Professional Sports -

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup: What you need to know about Game 6 -

In what was the closest Stanley Cup Final series in recent memory -- and perhaps even all time -- Kane's goal late in the third period, which gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead, resulted in the first two-goal lead that either team held in the entire series, and helped hand the Lightning what would turn out to be their first -- and only -- three-game losing streak of the season.

AL All-Star balloting update: Trout and eight Royals lead -

Unless the commissioner gets involved, we're looking at a real Royal All-Star Game. There is precedent for that, by the way. As we've noted before, in 1957, seven Reds and Stan Musial were voted in and MLB intervened. It also stripped fans of the right to vote until 1970 because of it.

MLB has a Royal problem with AL All-Star Game voting -

The Royals have a very fine team built around defense and their bullpen, and they have several excellent everyday players, too. But this isn't right. Nor is it fair. (Mr. Ed says: Boo hoo, ya big baby. Nobody has yet to successfully explain to me how this isn't "fair.")

Aaron Rodgers won't call his own plays: 'Nobody does that' -

But while those things will change, one thing that won't be happening is Rodgers calling all his own plays. "Well, Peyton doesn't do that," Rodgers told "Nobody does that."

USA hopes to ignite offense, secure advancement against Nigeria -

The US currently sits in first place in Group D and there is no way it can finish worse than third place. The first two teams in Group D will advance to the next round, and the top four of the six third-place finishers will also move on -- think of those four teams as the wild cards. Here are the advancement scenarios (via you need to know heading into the US' third game.

Sixers slowing down Joel Embiid's recovery process | 'Hawks in the NBA |

Over the weekend, the franchise that took a chance on the young center out of Kansas with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft revealed that foot hasn’t healed as much as anticipated.

Bill Self on Sixers' Joel Embiid: 'He hasn't re-injured anything' -

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self, the last man who coached Joel Embiid in a basketball game, told reporters on Monday that the Philadelphia 76ers big man said his situation isn't as bad as it seems.

John Smoltz talks Delta Dugout, Hall of Fame, PED era -

Eye on Baseball caught up with the former Braves hurler, who thinks he's "at the bottom of the totem pole" when it comes to this year's HOF class.

- Video of the Day -

WATCH: O's Chris Davis beats shift with beautifully terrible bunt -

First, he fouled off a bunt attempt, but, alas and alack, the Phillies did not relent in their lame-wad tactics. Thereupon, Davis decided to bunt the darn ball almost to the darn outfield.