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Kansas Jayhawks Weekend News and Notes: 6.20.15

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Fathers day weekend to all the Dads out there

Kansas Sports

Knick of time? Free agent Cole Aldrich ponders his future | KUsports.com
Former Kansas University center Cole Aldrich carries himself with too much positive energy, though, to let a season’s worth of "the Knicks are so bad" jokes get under his skin. While New York finished 17-65 — only one game better than the NBA’s worst team in 2014-15, Minnesota — Aldrich’s second season with the Knicks went better (for him at least) than any of his previous four years in the league.

Hoops notes: Bill Self goes shopping for a guard | KUsports.com
Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement.

Notebook: Jamari Traylor 'fine' after missing practices | KUsports.com
Senior forward Jamari Traylor hurt his hip Tuesday, leaving the team even more shorthanded the past couple days at practices, given the absences of injured Graham (torn quad tendon) and Brannen Greene (recovering from hip surgery).

Bill Self searching for Devonté Graham's summer replacement | KUsports.com
Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement.

Other Sports

Where's does A-Rod rank among the all-time greats? - CBSSports.com
So, where does A-Rod presently rank among the all-time greats? Granted, this is a bit premature since A-Rod is, a) still very productive and, b) signed through 2017. As such, he's very likely to pad those career totals to a significant extent. That means there's still time for A-Rod to improve his already lofty standing.

MUST-WATCH: Draymond Green slams Cavaliers at title celebration - CBSSports.com
Draymond Green was pretty respectful during the NBA Finals for the Golden State Warriors. The notorious trash-talker didn't provide much bulletin-board material for the Cavs, praising LeBron James and the Cavs' players. But at Friday's championship parade, and what sure seems like after a few refreshments, Green was pretty up-front in his estimation of the Cavs. Hey, it's his party and he can diss them if he wants to.

UNC ups Roy Williams' contract through 2019-20 season - CBSSports.com
Amid an NCAA investigation that could potentially hinder one of the most storied programs in college basketball, the University of North Carolina has opted to extend Roy Williams' contract through the 2019-20 season.

U.S. Open: Tiger Woods records his worst 36-hole score at a major | FOX Sports
After the painful outing Tiger Woods had at Chambers Bay on Thursday, it would have been difficult for things to get much worse for the world's former No. 1 golfer. He committed eight bogeys and one triple during his first round and even had the club fly out of his hands when attempting to get his ball out of the deep fescue on the 8th hole.

Miscellaneous

Families of Charleston shooting victims to Dylann Roof: We forgive you - Yahoo News
"You took something really precious from me. I will never talk to her again," the daughter of 70-year-old Ethel Lance, one of nine people killed in Wednesday's massacre, said. "But I forgive you and have mercy on your soul. You hurt me. You hurt a lot of people. But God forgives you. I forgive you."

22 Famous Stories That Left Out The Best Details | Cracked.com
What we know about the media and history, in fact, is that the people writing that stuff love to sensationalize both. What's funny is that in their efforts to tell a better story, they leave out parts that would've naturally made the tales awesome.

Discussion Questions

1. KC area residents, are you going to the exhibition games this week?

2. Any activity, food, book, music, show, etc, you have gotten into recently that you want to recommend to us?