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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: August 22, 2014

Its easy to grin when your ship comes in and you have the stock market beat. But the man who is worthwhile, is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat

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Kansas News

KU football notes: Loneker turning heads at camp |
He can’t officially play for the Kansas University football team for another year, but one newcomer added to the team this summer already has impressed head coach David Beaty enough to earn some praise near the end of preseason camp.

Texas F Bolden plans 2 KU visits |
Kansas University basketball recruiting target Marques Bolden has scheduled two trips to KU. Bolden, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior forward from DeSoto (Texas) High who is ranked No. 14 nationally in the Class of 2016 by, will visit officially on Sept. 25-26. He will make an unofficial visit for Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 9.

KU women home — a lot |
“I’ve always thought that Kansas did a terrific job of putting together a tough nonconference schedule that wasn’t just made up of nine or 10 guarantee games,” Schneider said. “There are other BCS opponents on the schedule and two very good opponents from the Big East. I think that the administration does an awesome job of putting together a schedule that has lot of considerations with RPI and things that put us in a position to be prepared for not only Big 12 play, but also for consideration for the NCAA Tournament should we have a quality season.”

Johnson, Taylor vying to be Jayhawks' starting tight end |
Kansas’ tight end position will look a bit different this season than it did last year, as KU will need to fill the void of current New England Patriot Jimmay Mundine who was named to the All-Big 12 second team in 2014

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Kick Off 2015-16 at Corinth Square
The 10th-annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square, hosted by Kansas Athletics and First National Bank, exhibited jubilant amounts of energy and enthusiasm as two of Kansas' newest coaches took center stage Friday evening.

Other Sports News

Sam Ukwuachu of Baylor Bears sentenced to 180 days in jail, 10 years of probation in sexual assault case
A Texas judge on Friday sentenced Sam Ukwuachu to 180 days in county jail following his conviction this week for sexual assault.

Former Boise State Head Coach: Art Briles Knew All About Sam Ukwuachu's Violent Past [UPDATE]
This morning, Baylor head coach Art Briles spoke to the media and flatly denied that he had any knowledge of defensive end and convicted rapist Sam Ukwuachu’s violent past. Just a few hours later, former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen called bullshit.

MLB enacts domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy -
For the first time since collective bargaining began, the commissioner of Major League Baseball will be empowered to discipline individual players for acts of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Along with the announcement of the establishment of a joint committee that will be tasked with evaluating and (if necessary) supervising the treatment of a player, commissioner Rob Manfred will be given power to punish the player as he sees fit. No maximums, no minimums. And that's regardless if the player is convicted or enters a guilty plea in a legal case.

Donald Trump calls treatment of Tom Brady 'ridiculous' and 'terrible' -
Trump, speaking on Fox Business Network (via the Washington Times) called it "ridiculous" how the NFL has treated Tom Brady during the process and said the Patriots quarterback is a "great friend."

Texans Lineman Explains Why He Drank His Own Pee, Is Pretty Cool
Jim Mudd, a producer for a local Houston sports radio show, recently took a trip to Texans training camp seeking an answer to a burning question: Did Texans center Ben Jones once drink his own pee?

Other News

What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?
We all know that major storms can wreak havoc, flooding cities and decimating infrastructure. But there’s an even bigger worry than wind and rain: space weather. If a massive solar storm hit us, our technology would be wiped out. The entire planet could go dark.

Fantasy Football Tips for the Extremely Casual Participant
“Fantasy Football” can mean a number of things: A game; a football-related fantasy; your dream football. If this fall it means, for you, “a game,” even though you don’t know too much about football and aren’t sure why you agreed to participate in the fantasy version, I have a few tips.

What Kain Colter Really Learned At Northwestern
When Kain Colter called for Northwestern football players to unionize in early 2014, he cited his experiences in my class, “Field Studies in the Modern Workplace,” as the turning point in his thinking on the status of NCAA “student-athletes” (or “workers,” depending on one’s interpretation). The idea to establish a union was entirely Kain’s own—he had been interested in expanding protections for NCAA players long before he stepped into my classroom—but, as a teacher, I was thrilled that the work we did in my course helped Kain pursue something so meaningful to him.

See Seinfeld recut as a Lifetime movie, then realize life is about nothing - Vox
This is what happens if you re-edit Seinfeld's seventh and eighth seasons to look like a preview for a terrible movie.

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