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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.24.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Leaders emerging for Kansas football |

For the 2015 edition of Kansas University’s football team, which is being asked to replace all but a couple of starters on defense and basically an entire batch of playmakers on offense, that leadership began to emerge over the summer.

2015 Kansas Football Predictions

Turning around this program is going to take a lot of work and it could get worse before it gets better. Not only is Kansas have some serious ground in talent to make up on the rest of the conference, they will the least experienced team in the Big 12 with just 5 starters returning for 2015.

VIDEO - David Beaty, Kansas HC - ESPN

Kansas coach David Beaty chats with Ivan Maisel about expectations for the Jayhawks in 2015. Plus, why there is already a blueprint for success in Lawrence.

Pair of preps plan to attend Late Night |

Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 ranked player in the Class of 2017 by, cut his list of potential schools to 17 in June, but Kansas University still ranks high among the remaining choices.

A League of Her Own: Stein Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Former Kansas softball standout Maddie Stein set numerous goals throughout her four-year career in Crimson and Blue and her latest achievement represents a culmination of those goals. Stein was nominated by the Big 12 Conference for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

Peck Named All-America Scholar

Kansas men's golfer Connor Peck was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), the GCAA announced July 22.

- College Sports -

How QB Braxton Miller's move to H-back / receiver helps Ohio State -

Miller (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) said the driving force behind the decision was his health. Coming off shoulder surgery that cost him the entire 2014 season, he will not be completely healthy for another two months. That would hurt his chances in Ohio State's quarterback competition, so instead, he's chosen to take another path to get on the field and help the Buckeyes in 2015.

Texas is pulling free meals from coaches to save $300,000 -

After making $161 million in 2014, the University of Texas is pulling free meals from coaches in order to save $300,000.

- Professional Sports -

Panama calls CONCACAF 'corrupt thieves' after Mexico loss -

Players were left to pick up the pieces following Wednesday's disastrous CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal match, as they took to social media and other outlets to voice their frustration.

The Cardinals absolutely destroy the Browns on Twitter -

Two NFL teams got into it on Twitter. The Cardinals won.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Fan escapes after running onto field during Reds-Cubs -

After losing a bet to a friend, Buchanan planned the entire event, which included researching the best probable escape route, along with the consequences for getting caught. After talking it over with his mom (ahead of time!), this soon-to-be college student decided it was worth any risk.

WATCH: ASU QB has girlfriend run routes, catch passes in workouts -

Arizona State QB Mike Bercovici has his girlfriend run routes and catch passes for him during his offseason workouts.

WATCH: Alexei Ramirez makes your glove-flip of the night -

Also consider this to be your 6-4 putout of the night.

WATCH: High school kicker flicks ball over his head then drills field goal -

Gunar Robinson, a Mississippi high school kicker, has set the bar for trick shot field goals pretty high with this flick and kick.