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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.29.15

Maui Invitational schedule is released, and will David Beaty's recruiting plan work?

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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Bracket Reveal: 2015 Maui Invitational - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

With a field that includes Kansas, Indiana and UCLA, the Maui Invitational has compiled yet another solid bracket.

Kansas to Open Against Chaminade in Maui

The loaded field joining Chaminade in the 32nd edition of the premier early-season tournament will include Kansas, Indiana, St. John's, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The Maui Jim Maui Invitational Championship Round will be held Nov. 23, 24 and 25, 2015, on the island of Maui. After opening with host-school Chaminade, KU will play either UNLV or UCLA in its second game Nov. 24 and St. John's, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest or Indiana on the final day, Nov. 25.

Manning in no rush to face Jayhawks in Maui |

“My son (Evan) plays on Bill’s team. That’s one reason,” Danny Manning said of not wanting to play KU and coach Bill Self. “I spent a lot of time with coach Self. He gave me my break in the coaching profession (working for Self nine years). I think the world of him. I’m just glad we’re not on the same side of the bracket. Wake Forest is my favorite college basketball team, but a close second is Kansas mainly because my son is there right now.”

Hairopoulos: Can David Beaty's roots in fertile Texas soil bear fruit for Kansas? | Dallas Morning News

Beaty, the former head coach at North Dallas and Irving MacArthur, plans to use the relationships nurtured for years at field houses and family rooms all over Texas to turn around the tortured Jayhawks. He’s not the only one who will employ this strategy; new SMU coach Chad Morris and Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery were also former Texas high school coaches.

Home Events, Big Challenge Highlight Kansas Swimming and Diving Schedule

Eight total events, including seven competitions inside historic Robinson Natatorium will give fans a glimpse of a promising Kansas swimming and diving squad and several Olympic hopefuls during the 2015-16 season.

- College Sports -

Dana Holgorsen, Pat Narduzzi trade jabs over future of Backyard Brawl -

Dana Holgorsen wasn't about to let Pat Narduzzi have the last word on whether Pitt and West Virginia should renew their rivalry.

Tennessee's football tickets look like a whiskey label -

Tennessee football fans got their season tickets yesterday and the tickets had a very familiar design to them.

- Professional Sports -

Yankees have 11-run inning, end with 21 runs: By the numbers -

After trailing 5-0 through the first inning, the Yankees scored 11 in the second and ended up with a 21-5 win.

Athletics trade Ben Zobrist to Royals: Five things to know -

A few days after landing Johnny Cueto, the Royals have acquired Ben Zobrist from the Athletics for two pitching prospects.

Gilbert Arenas was banned from the Orange County Fair, here's why -

Agent Zero shuts down the carnival by going supernova on the carnie games.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Paul Pierce throws horrible first pitch at Dodgers game -

Paul Pierce basically threw a bounce pass for a first pitch at the Dodgers game.

Ump calls out minor leaguer for not touching plate on home run trot -

Elier Leyva of the Delmarva Shorebirds won't likely make the mistake again of not touching the plate when completing a home run trot. Manager Nestor Rojas of the Augusta GreenJackets made the appeal and umpire Justin Robinson went for it, negating the home run and costing Delmarva a lead and possibly the game.

Mookie Betts makes catch, but drops after falling over wall for home run -

In a play initially ruled a catch, the replay system awarded Jose Abreu a home run. (Mr Ed says: But did he establish himself as a runner???)

WATCH: Royals' sparkling 4-6-3 records one out -

Mr. Ed says: I don't care if you hate the Royals, you HAVE to watch this play.