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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.22.15

Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!

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Kansas Adds DeBose for World University Games

"Joe (Dooley) said he will remind us a lot of (former KU guard) Travis Releford," Self said. "He's got good size. He's a jack of all trades and a great energy guy."

Florida Gulf Coast's Julian DeBose impressed with what he's seen at KU so far |

“It’s an amazing experience of course. I’ve never been to Kansas. I’ve never seen a locker room like this or seen any facilities like this,” DeBose said. “I’m just glad and blessed and completely thankful from coach Dooley and coach (Bill) Self to allow me to be on the team.”

Good point: Former Kansas point guard Miles assesses play of Frank Mason III, Devonté Graham |

The past couple of weeks, Miles dished knowledge instead of dimes, working as a coach at Bill Self’s basketball camps. He spent some time with Self’s current crop of Jayhawks, too. Wouldn’t you know it, he gravitated toward two players in particular: junior Frank Mason III and sophomore Devonté Graham.

Kansas football notebook |

Three-star athlete out of Michigan commits to Jayhawks; 'The Program' challenges KU players; Corey Avery to Sam Houston St

Athlon's Big 12 stats to know for 2015 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

5: The number of starters who return for Kansas. UTSA (three) is the only FBS team with fewer returning starters. Godspeed, David Beaty.

2015 Big 12 over/under win total picks: Can TCU hit 11-1 again? -

Kansas, 1.5 wins (over -185, under +145): You're reading that correctly: heavily juiced as the over may be, the Jayhawks' initial line is, indeed, set at 1.5 wins -- the lowest for any Power Five team.

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Five-star stud prospect Thon Maker opts to stay in 2016 high school class -

"I'll make it official here that I'm definitely going to stay and just play it out, take my visits in November, and play another year with my brother," Maker told the media in Virginia. "So I'm definitely going to stay in 2016."

- Professional Sports -

Jordan Spieth is 6th golfer ever to win US Open, Masters in same year -

Jordan Spieth is no stranger to making history, and with his win in the 2015 US Open on Sunday, he joined Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Craig Wood and Ben Hogan as the only golfers to ever win the Masters and US Open in the same year.

Report: Paul Pierce to decline Wizards option, become free agent -

According to Washington Post, Pierce will forgo his $5.5 million player option with the Wizards and will officially become a free agent at the end of the month.

Known baseball collector caught A-Rod's 3,000th hit (a home run) -

That's 37-year-old Yankees season-ticket holder Zack Hample, but he's known for more than that. He's actually written a book about "How to Snag Major League Baseballs," in which he bragged about having caught over 1,250 in his life.

Boise Hawks plan to fly 30-foot blimp that would block out the sun -

What could possibly go wrong?

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LOOK: Vandy's Rhett Wiseman takes pitch to neck, stays in, homers -

"First, I had to make sure I could breathe. Then I got numb on that side of my body, and I had to make sure it came back. But then it all came back, and I was good to go," said Wiseman to Adam Sparks of the Tennessean.

LOOK: David Ortiz pretends to eject umpire after he's thrown out -

"You can't throw an umpire out of the game" is right, as Joe West said in "Naked Gun."

WATCH: Brandt Snedeker's putt hits sprinkler, leads to double bogey -

Brandt Snedeker was charging up the leaderboard on Sunday and had himself to -1 for the tournament heading into No. 14. Snedeker decided to putt from off the green for par and his putt nailed a sprinkler head, which sent his ball up in the air and killed it's momentum.

Chris Harris: Better cornerback or conductor? | Tale of the Tait |

From the "in case you missed it" folder, check out the following video of former Kansas University football standouts Chris Harris and Steven Johnson leading a Colorado symphony in the KU fight song during a recent event put on by the Denver Broncos.