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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.23.15

Hello, Fred. FYI. Your dog has been leaving little bombs in my yard, and I do not appreciate it.

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- Kansas Sports -

Beaty believes in Memorial Stadium |

With fan apathy at an all-time high, convincing KU supporters that showing up on Saturdays this fall will be worth their time can be difficult. But Beaty is not allowing himself to operate with a light deck. And he’s not letting the skepticism surrounding the program — which he deems understandable — keep him from showing passion for the product.

USA Trio Earns World University Games Honors

USA men's basketball guards Frank Mason III and Wayne Selden, Jr., and forward Perry Ellis were each named to the All-World University Games Awards 2015 released July 21.

Ellis Honored for Dedication to Community Service

Kansas men's basketball senior-to-be Perry Ellis received the Honorary Hero Award at the Real Men, Real Heroes Annual Recognition Event, July 21, in his hometown of Wichita.

- College Sports -

Basketball showcase on tap this weekend |

Some of the best high school boys basketball players in the nation will be in Lawrence today through Sunday for the 810 Varsity Sports-Sunflower Showcase at Sports Pavilion Lawrence.

Kansas State's Bill Snyder: 'Let's bring Nebraska back' to the Big 12 -

Snyder wants to see the league add two teams, though bringing back one that left just a few years ago probably won't happen.

Poll: Big 12 players want to see expansion - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

This week, as is our annual tradition, the Big 12 blog team polled more than 20 players who attended Big 12 media days. Their stance on expansion was nearly unanimous: 88 percent said they're in favor of expanding the league beyond 10 teams in the future.

NCAA to base First Four participants on seeding, not selection order -

Committee will also attempt to avoid putting the top No. 2 seed in the same region as the top overall seed.

- Professional Sports -

Jamaica pulls off the upset, knocks off USA 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinal -

On Wednesday in Atlanta, the USMNT fell just shy of completing a two-goal comeback, losing 2-1 to Jamaica. Now, the US will play in the third-place game on Saturday, while Jamaica advances to the Gold Cup final on Sunday.

What's next for USMNT: WCQ, Klinsmann future, Confed playoff -

What is going to happen next for US soccer after suffering a shocking defeat to Jamaica in Wednesday's Gold Cup semifinal? There are questions and concerns. Is this team good enough to contend for trophies in the near future? Will Jurgen Klinsmann be back? Here is what to expect for the future of US soccer.

- In The News -

Inside Windows Cortana: The Most Human AI Ever Built

Like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, Cortana lets you talk to your devices as if they were people. And, like those two voice-driven interfaces, she can understand what you’re saying and respond in a way that feels almost human.

How this guy travels the world for free

Since he was a teenager, Schlappig has been part of a community of like-minded frequent flyer nerds whose pursuits are known as the “Hobby” — these enthusiasts devote their time to using frequent flyer miles, rewards credit cards, and airline loopholes to fly for cheap or for free.

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LOOK: EA Sports burns Seahawks on Twitter with Super Bowl 49 joke -

Maybe the Seahawks should've given Marshawn Lynch the ball in Super Bowl XLIX.

Big 12 Day 2 - ESPN

Ivan Maisel wraps up his chats with Big 12 coaches by sitting down with Art Briles, Gary Patterson, Dana Holgorsen and David Beaty.