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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.05.15

I could've been at a barbecue!

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USA National Team Celebrates Independence Day with Victory in World University Games

Kansas men's basketball, representing the USA National Team, gave its home country a little more to celebrate on Independence Day by defeating Turkey 66-57 in the opening round of the 2015 World University Games at Dongkang Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.

Team USA relies on intensity |

“I also think conditioning was the difference,” Self added. “I think they got tired. They were so much better than us early on. Then really from about the 15-minute mark on, I felt like if we kept pushing the pace offensively, they would wear down. They got tired.”

USA Team to have New Look

The USA men's basketball team will have a new look with USA across its chest for the remainder of the World University Games. FIBA officials asked the USA head of delegation to place USA larger on its jerseys. The entire USA delegation team worked locally to comply with this request.

KU football lands one of top cornerbacks in Oklahoma |

Mayberry, 5-foot-11, 163 pounds from Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, is the top-rated No. 2 cornerback in Oklahoma in his recruiting class. He announced his decision first on an Oklahoma radio station and then via social media, Tweeting, “It's official. #RockChalk Jayhawk,” just before 11 a.m. on Saturday.

According to, Mayberry, who often goes by the nickname “Money,” chose Kansas over offers from Illinois, Kansas State, Houston, Washington State, Nevada, Utah State, Wyoming and several others.

KU tight end Johnson keeps learning |

Johnson, who came to KU as a three-star prospect out of nearby Basehor-Linwood High, said watching Mundine come into his own and emerge as a veteran leader did wonders for his understanding of how to play the position and how to succeed at the Division I level.

World University Games Team USA Hats & Gear |

Grab Team USA gear for the World University Games!

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Selden reminds us that basketball still lives - ESPN Video

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. catches a pass and delivers an alley-oop against Turkey at the World University Games in South Korea.

LOOK: Giants try sneaky pickoff play using center fielder -

Washington had runners at second and third with no outs when center fielder Gregor Blanco slowly snuck in to the infield, trying to catch the runner at second napping. It didn't work, but they get an A for effort.

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer mimics teammates' stances, works a walk -

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, already one of the more interesting characters in Major League Baseball, worked a walk in the seventh inning Friday night after imitating at least three of his teammates during the plate appearance.

Yankees trade $150K charity donation for A-Rod's 3,000th-hit ball -

Initially, it appeared that Hample would keep the ball and perhaps auction it (as he would be perfectly within his rights to do). Now, though, the Yankees and Hample have agreed to an exchange. Here's the Friday statement from the team.

LOOK: This John Smoltz headline is not quite accurate -

As the fine print reveals, Smoltz will soon become the first to get a plaque in Cooperstown after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Myrtle Beach Sun News headline that accompanies this bit of AP copy suggests -- in bold, large-point font and in defiance of the facts on the ground -- that Smoltz will soon undergo Tommy John surgery. This isn't true!

LOOK: This Royals' All-Star vote t-shirt wins the day -

The reigning AL champion Royals have been faring quite well when it comes to drumming up All-Star support. At the last update, they occupied five of nine starting spots in the AL lineup, and at one point in the process they held down eight spots (!). It follows, then, that KC's efforts at beating democracy into submission should celebrated via the venerable medium of the t-shirt.