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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 11.22.2015

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Kansas News

Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self critical of NCAA's handling of Cheick Diallo's eligibility
Late Saturday night, Self convened a conference call with ESPN and CBS Sports to detail the steps the university has taken to work with the NCAA regarding Diallo's eligibility. Self said he has been frustrated with the lack of cooperation and information from the NCAA, and said Kansas had not been given the details of Diallo's situation until earlier this month.

KU fans stick with shirtless tradition | KUsports.com
"Pretty much, KU football games weren’t that exciting," said Keaton Prather, from Sterling, who brought up the idea during their freshmen year. "Like, ‘Let’s just paint up and do something. Something to keep it exciting.’ That’s kind of the same reason we do it now."

West Virginia gets revenge for '13 loss | KUsports.com
"Kansas plays with a lot of effort," Rose said. "Credit to them for a program that’s 0-11. That doesn’t look like an 0-11 team to me. Credit to those guys."

Willis underwhelms against WVU | KUsports.com
On a day that true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis completed just 35 percent of his 37 throws and had two picked off, Beaty noted under-throwing receivers proved to be one of the many issues plaguing KU’s offense against West Virginia.

Dineen sets career high, Neal grabs first interception | KUsports.com
Coming into the West Virginia game, Lawrence native and Free State High product Dineen had twice finished with 11 tackles, but he easily eclipsed that number on the second-to-last weekend of his sophomore season.

Smithson sits with ankle injury | KUsports.com
No member of the Kansas University football team thought the addition of one man would’ve changed the outcome of a 49-0 home loss to West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but the Jayhawks surely missed injured junior safety Fish Smithson.

Jayhawks in Maui: Chaminade not afraid to score points | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
During Friday's long flight over the Pacific Ocean, I spent some time looking over the stats for the Chaminade Silverswords, KU's first opponent at the 2015 Maui Invitational — 8 p.m. central Monday night — and a couple of things jumped out immediately.

Other Sports

No. 9 Michigan State upsets No. 3 Ohio State 17-14 on last-second FG - CBSSports.com
Michigan State went to Columbus as a two-touchdown underdog Saturday, and that was before it found out it wouldn't have its starting quarterback for the game. So of course, the No. 9 Spartans would hand Ohio State its first regular season Big Ten loss since Nov. 25, 2011, beating No. 3 Ohio State 17-14 on a last-second field goal by Michael Geiger.

Cardale Jones tweets that he's played his last game in Columbus - CBSSports.com
t appears that Ohio State's 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday was the last time Cardale Jones will don the Ohio State jersey in front of the Buckeye faithful.

Ezekiel Elliott rips Ohio State coaches: 'There's no chance I come back' - CBSSports.com
"I think I do deserve more than 11 carries," he said, according to Cleveland.com. "I think I really do. I can't speak for the play calling, I don't know what was going on or what they were seeing, but honestly, it didn't work out. It wasn't working."

No. 1 North Carolina upset by Northern Iowa after blowing big lead - CBSSports.com
"Very disappointed in me, more so than my team," Williams said afterward. "We acted like a team that had not been coached very well out there. Made a lot of mistakes."

Jameis Winston threatens lawsuit against CNN over documentary - CBSSports.com
Jameis Winston has threatened legal action against CNN if the network goes through with its plans to air a documentary on Sunday that revolves around the rape allegations made against him in December 2012.

Michael Sam: 'If I had my way, I really do wish I went undrafted' - CBSSports.com
Former Rams defensive end Michael Sam made history in 2014 when he became the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL. If it had been up to Sam though, he wouldn't have made history.