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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.20.15

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Kansas Football Unveils 2015 Media Guide in Advance of Big 12 Media Days

Beaty will conduct a press conference that can be seen live on FOX Sports 2 and on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the Big 12 footprint, including FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City at 10:40 a.m.

Big 12 media days preview - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Beaty will be starting from the bottom in his debut season, as the Jayhawks return the fewest returning starters in the Big 12 off a team that won only three games last year. Beaty won't be judged off victories in Year 1, but whether his squad shows improvement.

Five things to watch for this week at the 2015 Big 12 Football Media Days -

Let's bring on the interviews. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby will kick things off with what has historically been a newsy state of the union address. Here are five other things to watch at the Big 12's media days.

KU Football lands 2016 junior college D-tackle |

Perese, a 6-foot-5, 281-pound three-star prospect according to, informed the KU coaching staff of his decision early Sunday morning. He picked KU over offers from Hawaii, Northern Illinois and Tulsa and also was receiving interest from Boise State.

In like Klint: KU assistant Kubiak didn’t plan to coach, but he is |

Kubiak, 27, is the son of Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, who enjoyed a nine-year playing career with the Broncos before going on to coach in Denver, Houston and Baltimore. But instead of spending his youth picking his dad’s brain for ways to attack the Tampa 2 defense or execute the Broncos’ famed zone blocking scheme, Kubiak had his mind elsewhere.

In the running: A look at some of the top basketball preps still considering the Jayhawks |

Notes compiled as the July basketball recruiting evaluation period continues …

Tennis - Jayhawk Freshmen Set to Face Off in Sunday's ITA Summer Circuit Finals

In addition to the KU freshmen advancing to the singles finals, the duo paired up in doubles play winning two matches Saturday to move into the semifinals. The pair will play Sunday at 11:30 a.m., with the opportunity to claim a second title with a pair of wins.

- College Sports -

Inside College Sports: When will UAB actually play football again? -

Jon Solomon's weekly Inside College Sports column looks at the future of UAB football, problems with transferring, and the NCAA concussion settlement.

- Professional Sports -

Andrew Wiggins gives downtrodden Timberwolves hope for future | 'Hawks in the NBA |

Hope for the future springs in the Twin Cities, in part, because of reigning Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins’ presence. The promising 20-year-old who spent one college season at Kansas has become the face of the franchise. And in 2015 No. 1 pick Karl Anthony-Towns, out of Kentucky, Wiggins has another high-ceiling running mate to help carry the burden of one serious reclamation project.

Oubre, Alexander working toward NBA |

The 6-foot-7, 19-year-old New Orleans native, who was traded to Washington (by Atlanta) after being selected 15th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, scored 30 points off 9-of-14 shooting (5-7 from three and 7-8 from the line) in the Wizards’ 97-89 win over Denver in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce will take, make big shots with Clippers -

“As a player, you know he's going to take big shots and make a lot of them,” Rivers said. “The thing I love about him is he's never been scared to take them. It's great to have another guy on your team willing to do that.”

US will face Jamaica in Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday -

Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 in the quarterfinals thanks to an early goal.

Mets go 1 for 26 with RISP, still beat Cardinals in 18 innings -

Things got a bit ridiculous in Busch Stadium on Sunday. Specifically, the visiting Mets left 25 runners on base and still managed to win.

Zack Greinke extends scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3; what's next? -

On Sunday, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke worked eight shutout frames against the Nationals (LAD 5, WAS 0) and in doing so pushed his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3. That's the longest such streak since Orel Hershiser -- also of the Dodgers, of course -- set the all-time record with 59 straight scoreless frames during the 1988 season. It's also the sixth straight start in which Greinke hasn't allowed a run, which is something just Hershiser and Don Drysdale have done before since the onset of the live-ball era in 1920.

- Your WTF Story of the Month -

22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: On The Bert Show, a 22-year old college junior named Kim confesses how she blew through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Australian surfer escapes shark attack in world competition -

Surfing off the coast of South Africa, somehow three-time world champion Mick Fanning avoided injury.

WATCH: 'Star Wars Day' takes over Nationals' Presidents Race -

You've very likely never seen a Presidents Race at Nationals Park like this one.