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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.21.15

Seems like David Beaty was the talk of Big 12 Media Days after his appearance yesterday - it sounds like he really "won" the event.

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- Kansas Sports -

Facetime: For better or worse, Beaty is the face of Kansas football |

“I don’t think of it that way,” said Beaty when asked about being the face of the downtrodden program. “But it is something that’s obvious; you’re right. Am I comfortable with it? Whether I am or not, I guess if that’s what I have to fill right now, I’ll do it. But you will not hear a lot about David Beaty. You’re not gonna see my face everywhere. I fight our marketing department all the time because, at the end of the day, it’s about (our players).”

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“We're currently wrapped up in preparing our staff and our team to create a brand of Kansas football that is tough, fast‑paced, disciplined, highly competitive, fun to watch and, man, fun to play in,” Beaty said. “If you're a guy that wants to play college football, we want you to want to come play in this.”

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“Like all the teams that are going to come before you today, we have high expectations, and with those high expectations are going to come high standards. The thing about high standards is they don’t set themselves, and those expectations, they certainly don’t meet themselves,” Beaty added.

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Speaking to reporters at Big 12 media days on Monday at the Omni Hotel, Beaty shared the memory of his father, Buford Lee Beaty, being almost directly behind Oswald as he was being transferred from his jail cell in the basement of the Dallas Police Department, where B.L. worked as an officer and Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald.

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Benton Smith's notes on the activity in Dallas on Monday.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Football at Big 12 Media Day

KUAthletics Twitter recap of yesterday's activities in Dallas.

Chalmers watched gold-medal Jayhawks with pride |

“They could be real dangerous,” Chalmers said of the Jayhawks. “I think that’s good. They bring it all together, they could be another 2008 team.”

- College Sports -

No. 1 recruit Harry Giles releases top 5 list with Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, Wake Forest -

Harry Giles is the No. 1 basketball recruit in the class of 2016, according to ESPN. On Monday, he released announced his final list of college choices. Giles is considering Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Wake Forest and Kansas.

Big 12 Football Notes |

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Gary Pinkel: Notre Dame should have to 'join a league' to make playoff -

Gary Pinkel isn't a fan of an independent like Notre Dame getting a shot at the College Football Playoff.

North Texas OL Brian Ochs leaves team to help on family's Kansas farm -

Lots of college football players have reasons to give up football. Brian Ochs' is a little different from most.

- Professional Sports -

Zach Johnson shoots 66, wins 2015 British Open in playoff, gets emotional -

After a miraculous putt on the 72nd hole of the tournament, Zach Johnson defeated Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole playoff.

Reports say Embiid broke same bone in foot |

According to two sources of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Embiid broke the navicular bone in his right foot again, a report that would seem to contradict a June 13 statement by the Philadelphia 76ers that a “standard CT scan on Joel’s right foot revealed less healing that anticipated at this point.”

Paul Pierce on Lakers: 'There's no way I could go there' -

“It's a dream come true to be able to come home, finally,” Pierce said. “I grew up a Laker fan but playing on all the Boston Celtic teams . . . there's no way I could go there — so this was the next best choice. And it's always been a dream to play in front of my family and friends.”

Las Vegas, Quebec City groups submit applications for NHL expansion -

Prospective ownership groups in Las Vegas and Quebec City filed formal applications for NHL expansion franchises Monday.

- Video of the Day -

English comedian throws money at FIFA president Sepp Blatter -

It occurred on Monday in a press conference to announce the upcoming extraordinary session of FIFA congress.