Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 11.21.2018

Bless the grocer for this wonderful meat, the middle man who jacked up the price, and let’s not forget the humane but determined boys over at the slaughterhouse.

Kansas News

Get To Know A Marquette Basketball Opponent: #2 Kansas Jayhawks – Anonymous Eagle
This article might be the pinnacle of my writing career. I’ve been waiting to write it for about a year now because I grew up as an obsessed Kansas Jayhawks fan. I didn’t even know of Marquette’s existence until the Jayhawks gouged Marquette’s throats out in the 2003 Final Four. The first time I cried over sports was when Michael Lee’s shot was blocked by Hakim Warrick in the 2003 National Championship Game and I experienced true elation when Mario Chalmers hit the game tying three pointer in the 2008 title game. I’ve owned at least one article of every type of clothing with a KU logo on it, except for a scarf. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a scarf, actually. Feel like that’s something that tall people do and I am not tall. Bearing all this in mind, I can assure you that my allegiances remain with the school I went to, but I’m over the moon that I get to write about two of my favorite teams and watch them play each other.

Kansas coach Les Miles: Current Jayhawks react to new hire | The Kansas City Star
The New Orleans native propped up his cell phone, quietly recording video of new coach Les Miles as he shared a few comments during his first team meeting Sunday.

Interview: Mike Plank, Rock Chalk Talk on Les Miles and More!
I’m joined by Mike Plank, the editor of Rock Chalk Talk, to discuss the Kansas Jayhawks hiring Les Miles as the new head coach, what he likes about the hire, is concerned about, and what the future of the program is.

Kansas policy bans BEVO XV from attending regular-season finale
As the Longhorns fight to keep their hopes of competing for the Big 12 Conference title alive this Friday against Kansas, they will not have a familiar companion on the sideline rooting on the team. The official Twitter account for BEVO XV announced Monday that the Longhorns’ iconic mascot will not make the trip to Lawrence, Kan. due to a University of Kansas policy that does not allow live mascots on the Jayhawks’ football field.

‘It’s like a dream come true’: Jayhawks excited for future under Les Miles | KUsports.com
“It’s like a dream come true,” said sophomore safety Ricky Thomas, a New Orleans native who once upon a time viewed LSU as his “dream school,” and a place where he hoped to play for Miles. “I’ve been watching him since I was younger. Just to see him in person and wearing Kansas gear, it’s, like, kind of weird

David Beaty wants new coach Les Miles to take KU football to ‘next level’ | KUsports.com
“Obviously it wouldn’t matter what I think,” Beaty began. “But I’ve heard nothing but terrific things about him. And I haven’t spoken with him and we probably won’t speak, but that’s OK. I’m going to be the coach here through the rest of this week, and then it’s going to be time for a changing of the guard. I hope and pray for Jayhawk nation that they will get behind him, that they will give him the things that he needs to be successful, the things to build on his own pedigree to where he can come here and take this thing to the next level. I know there’s a lot of excitement in Lawrence right now for him and the staff that he’s going to bring in.”

Five-star center James Wiseman commits to Memphis
Five-star center James Wiseman announced a verbal committed to Penny Hardaway, Memphis on Tuesday at a ceremony at Memphis (Tenn.) East.

KU football’s Daylon Charlot goes from Nick Saban to Les Miles
Starting next season, Daylon Charlot will become the latest to do just that. Charlot, of course, started his career with Nick Saban and Alabama before transferring to Kansas. The next stage of his career — his final season — will see Les Miles, former LSU coach, take over the helm of his program.

Other Sports News

Markelle Fultz of Philadelphia 76ers to see shoulder specialist
Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist early next week at the direction of his agent, Raymond Brothers.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson have friendly $200K side bet for The Match
Phil Mickelson already has “baited” Tiger Woods into a $200,000 side bet as part of their winner-take-all $9 million match on Friday in Las Vegas.

JR Smith away from Cavs as team seeks trade
JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutually agreed for him to leave the team as both sides work to facilitate a trade, sources told ESPN.

Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors fined $25,000 for inappropriate language directed at fan
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during a game in Dallas.

John Calipari of Kentucky Wildcats says he’s overrated as recruiter
“I think I’m overrated as a recruiter,” Calipari said. “We’ve had kids that made the decision to come here, and it’s played out well for almost all of them. My thing is, I want to be able to sleep at night. I want to make sure I’m telling the truth. I want to make sure I’m sticking with guys.

Other News

Man sues Missoula jail for not allowing him to smoke pot for religious purposes | Crime | missoulian.com
In a complaint filed in federal court on Oct. 5, Grady alleges several senior officials at the Missoula County Detention Center have violated his First Amendment’s free exercise clause by denying him the opportunity to smoke marijuana for Christianity.

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