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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 7.10.2015

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D-Lineman Andrew Bolton no longer with KU Football |
Bolton, a former junior-college transfer who sat out in 2013 and played in 11 games a season ago, was projected to play a big role for KU's defensive line this season. As one of the few returning D-Linemen with game experience, Bolton's 6-foot-3, 293-pound frame would have served the Jayhawks' well on the interior, where they will be thin after losing most of their beef from 2014 to graduation.

Notebook: Mickelson takes advantage of playing time |
After Kansas University senior forward Hunter Mickelson scored 14 points and added seven rebounds in USA’s 66-65 win against Serbia on Wednesday, coach Bill Self declared the trip to Korea “the Hunter Mickelson coming out party.”

Lithuania 'excited' for quarterfinals matchup against USA |
“I mean, who wouldn’t be excited?” Lithuania’s 6-foot-10 center Egidijus Mockevicius said. “Of course it’s going to be a tough opponent. We’re going to try to do our best. We’re going to do our scouting.”

Kelly Oubre Jr. learns quickly, changes his brash approach | 'Hawks in the NBA |
Kelly Oubre Jr. has yet to play even a Summer League game in the NBA, but it appears he is learning quickly. After making some brash statements about how he compared to other 2015 draft picks in his initial Washington D.C. media appearances, the rookie from Kansas turned down his bravado in his most recent round of interviews.

KU’s Stein takes softball honor |
Kansas University softball senior first baseman Maddie Stein was named winner of the Big Jay Award, KU announced Thursday. Stein completed her KU career with a school-record 150 RBIs.

KU golfer Woods on scholar team |
Kansas University graduate Michelle Woods has been named to the All-American scholar team by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

Other Sports

Legendary Raiders, Alabama QB Ken Stabler dies at 69 -
“The Raiders are deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler,” Oakland owner Mark Davis said. “He was a cherished member of the Raider family and personified what it means to be a Raider. He wore the Silver and Black with Pride and Poise and will continue to live in the hearts of Raider fans everywhere. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny's family.”

Max money explained: For every Anthony Davis, there's a Greg Monroe -
Two minutes into the NBA's wildest free-agency period in years, All-Star Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year, approximately $145 million extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. It was the first move in a frenzy of activity that made the 2015 offseason one to remember.

Report: Deron Williams seeks release from Nets to join Mavericks -
ESPN reports that the Deron Williams is pursuing a release from the Brooklyn Nets under some form of buyout, at which point Williams plans to sign with, you guessed it, his hometown Dallas Mavericks.

Bill Murray: Cardinals fans are 'Satan's messengers on Earth' -
The John Deere Classic pro-am took place in Silvis, Ill. Wednesday and featured famed actor Bill Murray. Murray also happens to be a die-hard Cubs fan and discussed the Tuesday double-header sweep of the Cardinals in the below clip. He also said, well, what you already read in the headline:

Other News

“The true people of South Carolina” deface Nikki Haley’s Facebook wall with racist rants after Confederate flag decision -
After posting a brief status update about the legislative progress being made to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s Facebook wall became the scene of racist tantrums the likes of which are rarely observed outside of white nationalist enclaves like Stormfront.

Cuban: I Went To DeAndre Jordan's House, But He Said He Was On A Date
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has more to say about losing DeAndre Jordan to the Clippers, specifically ESPN dingus Chris Broussard’s reports that he was driving around Houston like a madman trying to find Jordan’s house on Wednesday night.

Nasa's New Horizons probe in final countdown to Pluto flyby | Science | The Guardian
Nine years after it first left earth, Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft will on Tuesday become the first probe to reach Pluto, the mysterious icy world at the edge of the solar system, snapping photographs as it hurtles by at 30,000 miles an hour.