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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.15.15

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- Kansas Basketball -

Jayhawks counted on junior point guard Frank Mason III at Games |

“I’m here in my junior season,” Mason said. “Been through a lot throughout my two-and-a-half years at Kansas. I had a lot of confidence.”

The Day After: World University Games champions | Kansas in Korea |

If there's one thing that should carry over from Korea to next season, it's their ability to close out games.

SMU's Moore, Florida Gulf Coast's DeBose enjoyed filling in for KU |

Kansas coach Bill Self added: “Nic and Julian have fit in great. We couldn’t have taken two better kids over here to fit in with everybody else.”

World University Games Triumph Gives Kansas Leg Up For Next Season

It has been awhile since Kansas has been at full strength in the NCAA tournament, but if they are in 2016, it’s not hard to see them going a long way, and being helped by this experience along their quest for a championship.

- Kansas Football -

Football - Kyle Mayberry is a big talker, but he backs it up | News OK

With the nickname Money Mayberry — a take-off of boxer and infamous trash-talker Floyd “Money” Mayweather — Tulsa Washington’s speedy cornerback was piling up offer after offer, about 20 in all, before verbally committing to Kansas on July 4.

What Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said at SEC Media Days |

I think David's (Beaty) strong suit is he's been at Kansas before. He understands, I think, what the weaknesses are there, where he needs to go, kind of like me coming back to Texas A&M after being an assistant coach. I think you have a better feel for where you need to be and what's lacking and the transition sometimes can be easier and quicker because you've been there before and you understand the deficiencies of the program.

Around the Big 12: Kansas begins latest revamp

“We’ve got a big job right in front of us, and it’s not for us to judge from behind us or in front of us,” Beaty said during a Big 12 teleconference in the spring. “We’ve got to focus on where we’re at with what we’ve got right now.”

Kansas football coach David Beaty faces numbers crisis in first season | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

But for all the calamitous predictions — is a winless season possible? — the foundational problem for Kansas is not simply that it lacks talented football players. It’s that the program lacks players in general.

- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawk Tennis Center Welcomes 2015 ITA Summer Circuit

University of Kansas is the host of the third leg of the Central Region for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) 2015 ITA Summer Circuit. Play at Kansas begins Friday, July 17 and runs through Sunday, July 19. The tournament is being held at the Jayhawk Tennis Center located at 5200 Clinton Parkway and admission is free.

Golf - Hudson, Painton Qualify for US Amateur Championship

Kansas sophomores-to-be Spencer Painton and Daniel Hudson turned in a pair of the best amateur golf performances in their regions over the past two days and qualified for the USGA's US Amateur Championship, the world's most prestigious tournament for amateur players.

- College Sports -

Early look: Sizing up the Big 12 - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

Will any Big 12 team make a serious run at the national championship? It’s a valid question -- again -- because the league will enter next season with multiple top-25 programs again.

Texas A&M looking to add lake, create waterfront tailgating at Kyle Field -

By the time 2016 rolls around, the tailgating experience at Texas A&M might be so revolutionized that an entirely new type of tailgating is permitted near Kyle Field. During the 2016 season and beyond, tailgating on the shores of a lake prior to an Aggies' home game might be possible.

- Professional Sports -

MLB Recap - American League All-Stars at National League All-Stars - Jul 14, 2015 -

A new-look All-Star Game finished with the same old result. The AL beat the NL 6-3 Tuesday night and will open the World Series at home for the 10th time in 13 years.

Lorenzo Cain shines during Royal takeover in All-Star Game -

Overall, though, the Royal takeover as a theme for the half-week here in Cincinnati definitely carried over to the Midsummer Classic itself, and Lorenzo Cain was the main man for Ned Yost.

Cole Aldrich leaves woeful Knicks for contending Clippers | 'Hawks in the NBA |

After achieving new career-highs of 5.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 16.6 minutes last season with the woeful Knicks, Aldrich figures to become the Clippers’ backup center, playing behind DeAndre Jordan. L.A. just re-signed Jordan to a max contract after nearly losing him to Dallas in free agency, and the SportsCenter Top-10 regular is one of the faces of the franchise, along with point guard Chris Paul and power forward Blake Griffin.

- Video of the Day -

Buster Posey stars in funny Esurance commercial | KNBR-AM

Buster Posey isn’t a doctor, he’s a catcher, but if his new spot for Esurance is any indication, he’s also a pretty good actor.