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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 7.13.2015


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Not much yet on the KUSA win at the World University Games. I'll update this as the day goes on

Kansas Sports

KU-led Team USA claims World University Games gold | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star
In the final seconds, Wayne Selden clutched the basketball in his right hand and flung it high into the air inside Yeomju Gymnasium. Frank Mason grabbed an American flag and draped it over his shoulders. Somehow, after a grueling double-overtime classic, the United States had claimed gold at the World University Games with an 84-77 victory over Germany.

KU/USA wins gold in double-OT vs. Germany |
Their legs look tired, at times things got sloppy, but in the end Team USA’s basketball players found just enough to outlast Germany and win the gold medal at the World University Games Monday in Gwangju, South Korea.

One more: Team USA advances to the gold-medal game with 78-68 victory |
Selden lifted the United States' men’s basketball team to the World University Games’ gold-medal game, drilling a go-ahead three-pointer with 6:25 remaining in an eventual 78-68 victory over Russia on Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium.

KU basketball exceeds expectations in advancing to World University Games final |
Before the World University Games, Bill Self would have been happy if his team had made it to the third-place game.

Keith Langford makes Pan-Am team |
Former Kansas University basketball guard Keith Langford has been named one of 12 players to compete for the United States at the Pan American Games, July 21-25 in Toronto.

KU coaches targeted specific type of cornerback |
With only a couple of cornerbacks with game experience returning to the roster — Matthew Boateng and Ronnie Davis played reserve roles in 2014 — the Kansas defense will be counting on at least a couple of newcomers to fill out the depth chart at the one position that routinely faces the most stress from offenses in the Big 12 Conference.

Other Sports

LeBron admits to having 'nightmares' over Finals loss to Warriors -
Cleveland Cavaliers megastar LeBron James made a rare radio appearance on Bleacher Report radio Sunday with Howard Beck and Ethan Skolnick, and covered a wide range of topics, including how he prepared for his role in the Judd Apatow-Amy Schumer film Trainwreck out this Friday, what it was like watching the DeAndre Jordan saga next to Chris Paul and more.

Jordan Spieth beats Tom Gillis in two-hole John Deere Classic playoff -
Jordan Spieth clinched a victory at the 2015 John Deere Classic, marking his second straight PGA Tour win and fourth of the season.

IMPORTANT: Snoop Dogg thinks Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame -
Rapper-slash-A-list celebrity Snoop Dogg, however, is not most. He believes Charlie Hustle belongs in the Hall of Fame and told your Eye on Baseball scribes exactly that during the annual celebrity softball game on Sunday. Check it out:

NCAA to drop postseason ban after South Carolina opts to remove Confederate flag from state Capitol grounds
The NCAA ended a nearly 15-year ban on South Carolina hosting sanctioned championship events following the decision to remove the Confederate flag from the state's Capitol grounds.

Other News

What Do You Get? " Blog Archive " Episode 13: "No Little Things"
Podcast with AW3 I listened to part of yesterday. Nothing earth shattering but he does discuss his time with KU for a good chunk. Worth a listen while you are working today. I'll be anxious to see what he does for the bug eaters this year.

John Oliver Explains The Biggest Scam In Sports

Come for the lucid and maddening explanation of the scam’s absurdities; stay for the Marty Cordova/sick kid blackmail story; and absolutely stick around for the genuinely rousing locker—room speech. "Make them pay," indeed.

Adam Schefter Explains Why He Posted Jason Pierre-Paul's Medical Records

In Richard Deitsch’s weekly media column at, ESPN’s Adam Schefter fields questions about why he decided to publish photos Jason Pierre-Paul’s medical charts, rather than simply report that the Giants DE had his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident. His answer, roughly: if you can prove a report is true, why wouldn’t you?

Swastika Rehabilitation Day Celebrated All Over the World

"The swastika is found in cultures around the world from the very earliest times," Kaenzig said. "In the United States, you can see it in a New Orleans synagogue, and in lots of pre-Nazi-era monuments and historical sites. That’s because, until the 20th century, the swastika had nothing to do with Hitler, who used it for evil purposes."