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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.02.15

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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It's all over (except for the crying).  Fred Hoiberg will be introduced today as the coach of the Chicago Bulls.

- Kansas Sports -

Big man Dwight Coleby provides bridge to 2016 |

“We’ve been keeping an eye on transfers the entire spring due to the fact we lose so many big guys next year,” Self said of 2015-16 KU senior forwards Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson, who will be joined on the floor next season by junior Landen Lucas, plus freshmen McDonald’s All-America bigs Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg.

Cliff Alexander: 'I got dealt a bad deck of cards when I was at Kansas' |

Bill Self has a strong track record of having former players say complimentary things about Kansas when they are taken in the NBA Draft. That might not continue in three weeks when Cliff Alexander is selected.

Kansas Football Announces Times For First Two Games of 2015

Kansas, playing under first-year head coach David Beaty, will open the 2015 football season with a home game versus South Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 5. The KU-SDSU game will be played at 11 a.m., on FOX Sports Net (FSN).

Two Jayhawks in ’15 KSHOF class |

Beeson had one of the most heralded football careers in KU history. He was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Jayhawks and led the team in tackles in both 1975 and 1976. He was an All-Big 8 selection in 1976.

When Bunge’s career at KU ended in 1986, she held career marks for wins and strikeouts as a pitcher and runs scored and walks as a hitter.

Kansas Reveals 2015 Volleyball Schedule

The Jayhawks will square off against eight NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago and three squads that appeared in the final 2014 AVCA poll. Of the 20 opponents on KU's schedule, all but four were top-100 RPI teams last fall.

- College Sports -

UAB football is back, future questions remain about reinstatement -

UAB president Ray Watts announced Monday that steps are being taken to restore football, bowling and rifle, only six months after a highly contentious decision to end the sports. UAB officials were short on specifics, saying they hope to play football again by 2016 and that money must be raised by an unstated deadline.

TCU pulls off miracle; NCAA Super Regional match-ups finalized -

Yes, NC State, in defiance of the odds, managed to blow an eighth-inning, 8-1 lead. In a related matter, they committed six errors on the night.

Heated Email Exchange Exposed Between Missouri, Missouri State Softball

Immediately after Missouri fulfilled the records request, Chad Moller, a media relations official for the school's athletic department, passed along the following comment on behalf of Earleywine: "I am sincerely sorry for the unprofessional comments I made. I understand that is not the right way to represent the University of Missouri, and serving as a role model and a positive example for our students is very important. I apologize to Coach Hesse, the Missouri State softball program and our fans for the way I reacted and know this was not the proper way to handle the situation."

(Mr. Ed says: You stay classy, Missouruh.)

- Professional Sports -

Chicago Bulls to introduce Fred Hoiberg as head coach Tuesday -'s Ken Berger and Gary Parrish reported Monday that the Chicago Bulls will formally introduce Fred Hoiberg as their new head coach on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT, confirming the worst-kept secret in recent NBA history.

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