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Beaty preaching optimism

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

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- Kansas Sports -

Beaty preaching optimism to team, fans |

“We have one rule,” Beaty said recently. “When you walk through that building you better have a smile on your face. That’s it. We’re excited. We’re fortunate. We’re blessed to be here and we are so lucky. So we get up and run every day because there are so many people that want to be right where we are. And that’s how we control our psyche. We control it by knowing what the future holds because the work’s being put in and they know (good things are) coming. If (they weren’t), they’d be quitting."

Way-too-early 2016 schedule analysis: Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks

The 2015 Kansas squad might have been the worst in the history of the Big 12 and David Beaty has a long way to go in order to get the talent level to back up to a point where the Jayhawks can even begin to realistically think about contending to become bowl eligible. Outside of quarterback Ryan Willis, running back Ke’aun Kinner and defensive end Dorance Armstrong, I’m not sure there’s anyone on the Kansas roster who would be in the two-deep at one of the better schools in the Big 12.

Malik Newman will make choice public today |’s Jon Rothstein reports that the 6-foot-3 combo guard “is down to Kansas and Western Kentucky.” Newman also has visited Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami in recent weeks.

Who is the best KU player in the Bill Self era? | The Kansas City Star

After winning the coin toss during our latest SportsBeat KC, I received the first pick in our fictitious “Bill Self-era draft” with Bleacher Report’s C.J. Moore.

(Mr. Ed says: Gee this sounds familiar...)

KU Track Stars, Past and Present, Set to Chase Olympic Dream

With the start of the Rio Olympics just five weeks away, the world's top track & field athletes are ready to flock to their respective National Team Trials to take on their final hurdle to achieving their Olympic dreams. A host of current and former Kansas track & field athletes are included in that group as team trials for the United States, Jamaica and more are set to kick off this weekend.

Kansas Set to Host 2016 ITA Summer Circuit

A total of 50 tournaments spread across 24 states are included in this year's Summer Circuit, up from 34 in 2015. KU is hosting in the fourth leg of the six-week long event.

- College Sports -

Chanticleers snatch first national title -

Gary Gilmore's Coastal Carolina Chanticleers held off a late rally from Arizona to win, 4-3, and capture the school's first championship in any sport.

Great video shows an MLB player from tiny Coastal Carolina watching the final out of the College World Series during warm-ups - Yahoo Sports

The school is so new to the national baseball scene that it has just one former player among the about 800 players on active Major League Baseball rosters: rookie utility player Taylor Motter of the Tampa Bay Rays.

BYU ready to join Power 5 conference, but won't play Sundays - Yahoo Sports

BYU is eager to leave independence behind and join a Power 5 conference but it won't change its longstanding policy of not playing on Sundays, athletic director Tom Holmoe said Thursday.

- Professional Sports -

Seven Jayhawks hitting NBA free agency at perfect time | 'Hawks in the NBA |

Even though these seven former Kansas players available won’t garner maximum contracts, all of them figure to be on the verge of signing the most lucrative deals of their careers.

Here's why the Save America's Pastime Act is a river of molten sewage -

Major League Baseball franchises are unconscionably rich. Paying minor leaguers a living wage, especially when most of them are going to be spit out on the other side, 10 years older and without any transferable job skills, shouldn’t be a radical concept.

The Giants declined using a DH -

The Giants became the first team since 1976 to decline the option of using a designated hitter and instead let a pitcher bat.

Cobb County outlaws private parking at new Braves stadium - Yahoo Sports

When new ballparks are built, team and city officials usually emphasize the growth opportunities for local businesses. In this case, the Braves and Cobb County seem to be doing the exact opposite.

- Video of the Day -

VIDEO - Mustard Minute: Watch a guy beat every Mike Tyson's Punch-Out opponent blindfolded in 30 seconds | Watch the video - Yahoo Sports

June 30th is Mike Tyson’s 50th birthday, so we’re celebrating by showing a gamer beat Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out blindfolded in half a minute.