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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 6.09.15

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Practice No. 1 in the Books as KU Preps for World University Games

"Day one was actually very encouraging," KU head coach Bill Self said following Monday's nearly two-hour workout in the KU Practice Gym. "Of course the guys had a lot of bounce, and we didn't go real hard, but we looked athletic - and threw it all over the gym. For the most part, the returning guys did a good job helping Lagerald (Vick) and Carlton (Bragg). It was a good day."

Off his crutches, Brannen Greene gets back to work | KUsports.com

“For sure,” the 6-foot-7, 215-pound Juliette, Georgia, native said, asked if it was encouraging to walk under his own power Monday for the first time in a long time. “But I’ve still got to work. I’m just excited to get off these crutches and get back to work.”

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas' offensive line class will be critical in David Beaty's efforts to get this program back on the right track, and they added another intriguing lineman over the weekend in center Hunter Harris. The big interior lineman from powerhouse Aledo (Texas) High made the call after visiting this weekend. His younger brother, Wes Harris, is committed for TCU's 2017 class.

Stigler Repeats as Midwest Track Athlete of the Year

Kansas senior Michael Stigler was named the Midwest Region's Male Track Athlete of the Year, it was announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday afternoon.

KU Track & Field Squads Set for NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Kansas men's and women's track & field teams will be traveling Eugene, Oregon this week for the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Jayhawks will have a total of 11 athletes in action at this week's meet.

Jayhawks Unveil 2015 Soccer Schedule

With expectations now at an all-time high, it is time to begin the next chapter of Kansas soccer with the release of the 2015 schedule.

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After epic A&M-TCU game, field is set for 2015 College World Series - CBSSports.com

On Monday night -- or Tuesday morning, to be precise -- the NCAA Super Regionals concluded, and now we know which eight teams are headed to Omaha for the 2015 College World Series.

NCAA officially votes switch to 30-second shot clock, fewer timeouts - CBSSports.com

The NCAA formally voted into effect on Monday major rule changes that will alter the way men's college basketball is played.

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US overpowers Australia in 2nd half, begins World Cup run with 3-1 win - CBSSports.com

And, in the end, after a first half that resulted in a 1-1 scoreline, the US overwhelmed Australia in the second half. Eventually, the US prevailed with a 3-1 win over Australia, securing three points in the group of death.

2015 Stanley Cup Final recap: What you need to know about Game 3 - CBSSports.com

Playing through obvious pain, Bishop was back in the starting lineup after having to exit Game 2 in the third period with an undisclosed injury and even though he could barely move played well enough to give his team a chance to take a 2-1 series lead.

AL All-Star balloting update: Royals taking over the world - CBSSports.com

Some of these are defensible, some stretches and others -- Kendrys Morales over Nelson Cruz or Mike Moustakas over Josh Donaldson -- are outright egregious. But guess what? It's fan voting and the Royals fans are trucking everyone else. That's their right and they can't help it if others don't step up.

(Mr. Ed says: I love it. Screw everyone else. This is payback for the last 30 years when it was all Red Sox and Yankees and we got one guy in. Keep going, Royals fans. I got your back.)