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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.30.15

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- Kansas Sports -

ESPNU to Cover Kansas, USA National Team at World University Games

ESPNU will televise the Team USA Men's Basketball pool play games on July 3, 5, 7, and 8. Should Team USA advance out of the pool play, ESPNU will televise their quarterfinal game (July 11), semifinal game (July 12), and Gold Medal game (July 13).

Jayhawks Participate in Flag Ceremonies

The USA has nearly 600 athletes, the most ever for the U.S. for a World University Games which began in 1965. Also referred to as Universiade Gwangju 2015, this is the first time the USA will field a team in all 21 sports of the Games.

KU football lands Texas cornerback Ian Peterson |

Peterson, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback who has yet to visit the KU campus, said his connections to a handful of Jayhawks past and present helped convince him that KU was the place to be even without seeing it.

Kansas football won't win many games, but it'll get exercise and fresh air -

If David Beaty can bring top-40 recruiting and solid organization to Lawrence, he could maybe eventually thrive, but with almost a complete reset on the first string, immediate success is a long shot, to put it kindly.

Former North Carolina Tar Heel Jessica Washington to join KU women's team |

Washington was ranked the No. 14 overall player nationally and No. 2 guard in her class her senior year of high school by HoopGurlz. She has two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2016-17. She must sit out next season in accordance with transfer rules.

- College Sports -

Frank Martin endorses removing Confederate flag at state capitol -

With this turn of events, South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has felt the urge to speak out -- and support the movement to remove the flag, which has been flown on governmental grounds in that state since 1961.

Inside Pat Connaughton's 2-Sport Dream: Pro Pitcher Also Eyeing NBA Career | Bleacher Report

A year ago, Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton was a first-round MLB talent who wasn't on the radar of NBA scouts. So when his representatives told MLB teams that he intended to pursue the NBA if he had a chance, what was the response? "Some thought we were a little crazy," his baseball agent, Sam Samardzija, said.

Expansion might cost Big 12 schools a lot less money than you think -

Bringing on more mouths to feed might not hurt your school's wallet much, or at all.

- Professional Sports -

Kelly Oubre Jr. talking a big game before his NBA career even begins | 'Hawks in the NBA |

The Washington Wizards acquired the one-and-done small forward on draft night from Atlanta, and since describing himself as a jewel during ESPN’s live coverage, the brash 19-year-old hasn’t let up.

Keith Langford a Pan Am invitee |

Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games training camp July 7-12 in Colorado Springs.

Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

With the league moving more towards small-ball, Alexander wasn’t just competing against 6’9-6’10 big men who could swing between C and PF, he was also competing against 6’7 wing players who could swing between PF and SF. Sixteen of the 30 guys drafted in the first round were in one of those two pools of players. There were so many other options besides Alexander that teams didn’t really need to deal with him.

Ratings - FOX-Record 5.7 Million Watch USA Defeat China in FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Quarterfinal |

The match attracted 5.7 million viewers on FOX, a new soccer record for the network, breaking the short-lived mark set June 18 for the USA-Nigeria Group Stage match (5.0 million) by 14%, according to fast nationals issued today by Nielsen.

USA, Germany clash in battle of heavyweights in World Cup semifinal -

USA and Germany will face each other on Tuesday with a spot in the World Cup final at stake. Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET | TV: Fox

Despite struggles on and off field, ex-Skyline star QB Jake Heaps still chasing his dream via

Heaps, who was the No. 1-ranked high-school quarterback in the country in 2009, is a cautionary tale of how easily the tentacles of recruiting can warp reality for a teenager and his parents.

- Pic and Video of the Day -

LOOK: New ill-conceived Tide-taunting shirt for Texas A&M fans -

Better take advantage now, because there's no better time to talk some 100 percent-cotton trash at ... at, uh ... Alabama?

WATCH: Golfer dunks incredible shot from a pond in hole -

He'd hit nothing but the bottom of the cup straight out of the water. Truly a spectacular shot (that was probably for par).