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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.23.15


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I know this will come as a shock to everyone reading this, so please make sure you're seated.  Pete Rose bet on baseball games. I know, I know, I was surprised to hear the news as well.  It's certainly a shock to my system, and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to trust my heroes again.

Good grief.  Ban him for life and be done with it.  Oh wait...

- Kansas Sports -

USA National Team to Face Canada Tuesday in KC

In preparation for the 2015 World University Games (WUG), Kansas men's basketball, the USA National Team for the games, will host the Canada WUG squad in two exhibition contests June 23 and 26 at 7 p.m. (Central) in Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The games can be heard on the Jayhawk IMG Radio Network. Team Canada arrived to Lawrence June 19 and has been training at KU in preparation for the WUG.

KU releases uniforms for World Games in South Korea |

Monday, KU released several images of the uniforms it will wear in South Korea next month when the men's basketball team represents the USA in the World University Games.

Stigler Named a Semifinalist for ‘The Bowerman’ Award

Kansas senior Michael Stigler was named a semifinalist for 'The Bowerman' award, it was announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Stigler is one of 10 student-athletes who are now eligible to win collegiate track and field's highest honor and is the first Jayhawk in the award's seven-year history to earn a spot on the semifinalist list.

Naudin Named to Mexican Women’s National Team

After a two-day tryout, the Mexican National Softball Federation announced the addition of former Kansas third baseman Chanin Naudin to its roster. Naudin completed her four-year career at Kansas in May after helping the Jayhawks to their second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

- College Sports -

Future SEC vs. Pac-12 games: Keep 'em coming -

This is a very positive development. College football needs more intersectional games. The College Football Playoff era, in which who you play matters, appears to be delivering on its promise for better regular-season games.

College World Series, Day 10: Vanderbilt takes Game 1 of Finals -

The 2015 College World Series Finals is a repeat of 2014: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia. Vandy won the best-of-three series in three games last year and they are now one win away from repeating as national champs following Monday's win.

- Professional Sports -

Goals by Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd power USA by shorthanded Colombia -

Against Colombia, the formula remained the same for the US women's national team. So did the end result. And now, the USWNT is onto the quarterfinals, where it'll face China on Friday.

Actor who played Michael Oher in 'Blind Side' says to ignore critics -

Quinton Aaron, the actor who played Oher in the Blind Side, doesn't feel sorry for the real-life Oher. Instead, Aaron offers some tough love in the form of a pep talk.

French teen first woman to be added to MLB's international registration list -

Melissa Mayeux, a 16-year-old shortstop for a French under-18 junior team, made history on Sunday afternoon. She is the first known female player to be added to MLB's international registration list, writes Lindsay Berra of

- Videos of the Day -

Insane Memory Guy Recites Jayhawks Stats - Video - Campus Insiders: Live video and breaking news for college basketball and college football

Taylor Condrin, aka Insane Memory Guy, has proven he has an amazing memory after he recited the height, weight and school of all the NBA players. Lucky for us, he has that ability with college sports, too. Check out Taylor as he names Kansas' top five leading scorers' height and weight.

Kansas' Cliff Alexander's NBA Draft Hype Video - Video - Campus Insiders: Live video and breaking news for college basketball and college football

After one season in Lawrence, Cliff Alexander decided it was time to take his talents to the next level. Before the draft, take a look back at some of his top moments with the Jayhawks.

Husky Dog Mothers Rescue Kitten and Raises Her Like a Pup - Love Meow

Lilo has never had puppies of her own, and never will. But motherhood may just be her calling.