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- KANSAS SPORTS -

Graham can follow examples of Hield and Mason to upgrade NBA stock as senior | Smithology | KUsports.com

Graham, who has to be a leading candidate for Big 12 Player of the Year next season, need look no further than the league’s last two P.O.Y-winners for examples of how a strong senior season can improve your draft stock.

Former KU center Landen Lucas believes in transfer path for future Jayhawks | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Although Lucas, who red-shirted during his first season with the Jayhawks (2012-13), was not exactly in the position of starting his college career over, he said recently that he approached his year on the bench like many transfers should approach theirs.

New Jayhawk Jack Whitman dishes on the mustache | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

I talked to Whitman yesterday specifically about the ’stache and got a little bit of information about its origins and what his future plans are for the look.

Carlton Bragg speaks about transfer to Arizona State, ‘positive’ things about KU

"I will miss the coaching staff, especially my teammates. They were like my brothers to me," said Bragg, who was especially close to fellow sophomore Lagerald Vick. "Mainly I want to tell everybody, ‘Thank you.’ ’’

Offseason improvement critical for KU's inexperienced cornerbacks | KUsports.com

Only senior Derrick Neal, more of a nickelback, owns a résumé that includes significant Big 12 action. Eight of the 10 corners expected to appear on the fall roster are underclassmen.

Softball - Kansas travels to Iowa State for regular-season finale

Kansas softball concludes the 2017 regular season with a three-game road series at Iowa State May 5-7. The Jayhawks head into the final weekend of the season with a 13-game win streak over the Cyclones dating back to the 2012 campaign.

Tennis - KU duo qualifies for 2017 NCAA Individual Tournament

Kansas' No. 1 doubles team of senior Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum and sophomore Nina Khmelnitckaia will be the first Jayhawks to participate in the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships since 1998, after the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Subcommittee awarded the duo with an at-large berth.

- COLLEGE SPORTS -

Kentucky's new Kroger partnership includes first stadium name change in 44 years - CBSSports.com

After over four decades, Commonwealth Stadium is now Kroger Field.

(Mr. Ed says: My word. If KU ever does this to Allen or Memorial...)

Judge blasts South Florida coach Charlie Strong for player behavior in court rant - CBSSports.com

If (Judge) Taylor is going to go after a coach in this situation, it needs to be (former head coach Willie) Taggart, not Strong. Besides, Strong has a well-documented history as a disciplinarian at Texas.

ASU Basketball: Kansas transfer Carlton Bragg joins Sun Devils - House of Sparky

He is reportedly seeking a "fresh start" in choosing a new school, as his time in Lawrence, Kan., was filled with much tumult.

Inside College Football: NFL proving it can't run from spread offense QBs anymore - CBSSports.com

Mike Leach sees the hypocrisy of the latest NFL Draft and cannot keep silent.

Jordy Nelson: What I learned from high school sports

Whenever I go to football camps, that’s one thing I always encourage the kids and the parents: Don’t specialize in one sport. If I did that, honestly, I would have probably never played football – because at first I was very small. I finally grew my junior, senior year. If, at that age, I had to pick one sport, well, I was gifted at track, I loved basketball more than any of it, and football would obviously end up being my best sport.

- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -

The Unplugged Effect: How cord-cutting could become baseball's next huge crisis - CBSSports.com

Baseball and the entire sports market, is in a bubble, and dwindling TV viewers could cause it to burst.

- IN THE NEWS -

Fewer umpires making calls put high schools in a pickle | The Wichita Eagle

Numbers of umpires have been trending downward for years and now rainouts have brought the issue to the forefront in baseball and softball.

- VIDEOS OF THE DAY -

Orioles' Gausman tossed after curveball hits Red Sox batter as tense series continues - CBSSports.com

That's not exactly purpose-pitch velocity right there. He didn't spin it properly, and it got away from him. No intent there. But he was booted.

Minor league team pulls off the slickest, slowest hidden-ball trick you’ve ever seen - SBNation.com

The hidden-ball trick is a pastime within a pastime. It’s one of the rarest, sneakiest fits of baseball strategy, and when it’s executed properly, it’s a thing of beauty.