Kansas Jayhawks site celebrating boobs in danger (pics)

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The Kansas Jayhawks have a very special fan site out there. However, it’s in danger of going away. The University of Kansas has some issues with it. They’re okay with the existence of KU Boobs. They’re just not okay with them selling merchandise with the Kansas Jayhawks logo on it. KU Boobs does donate a lot of the money raised from the selling of their wristbands to research fighting breast cancer so you have to give them that.

Pretty much any product you endorse can be sold by breasts. And breasts sell themselves in any ad, website, blog post. Some of the Kansas Jayhawks fan pictures actually have the girls faces in them; most don’t.

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What’s the matter with Kansas Jayhawks basketball?

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Heard anything about Kansas Jayhawks basketball lately? What’s the matter with Kansas? And I’m not talking about the 2003 Thomas Frank tome explaining how the middle and low classes in the rural populace consistently votes against their own economic interests. I’m talking KU hoops.

Just a week ago, Kansas had the nation’s longest winning streak at 18 games. Now, the program is on its first three-game losing streak since February 2005. Last night the Jayhawks lost to an unranked Oklahoma team. The Sooners (15-7, 6-4) snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series and took down a top 5 opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28, 2006. It was a battle of ex-Illinois Fighting Illini head coaches as Lon Kruger bested Bill Self. Throw in the success of Bruce Weber at Kansas State and the Big 12 has become the “prairie of ex-Illini coaches,” you know like the “island of misfit toys.”

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#4 Kansas Jayhawks: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

The Big 12 title has run through Lawrence as the Kansas Jayhawks have cut down the nets in each of the past nine seasons.  While Bill Self loses Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor, there is plenty of talent on this roster that should have KU once again competing for a trip to the Final Four.  Their first big test early on comes tonight versus Michigan State.

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#73 Kansas Jayhawks: College Football 77 in 77

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New regimes take time, so maybe the Kansas Jayhawks 2012 will be more of just a build towards 2013? Can’t be worse than the 2-10, 0-8 in conference 2011 campaign?

Charlie Weis comes in to take over the college football program, and you know what that means? Weis, front butt and all sandwiches Turner Gill with Mark Mangino as the last three KU coaches. When you have one normal sized guy sandwiched between two 400-pounders, it’s not really a sandwich it’s more like that disgusting artery clogging monstrosity they serve at the Indiana state fair: a pound of hamburger meat stuck between two grilled cheeses for bread and macaroni and cheese.

You had a heart attack just reading about it, and I’m guessing the sandwich must be a staple of the Mangino-Weis diet. And oh yeah, don’t expect KU to be very good at football this year.

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Can Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor be a true NBA point guard?

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Tyshawn Taylor helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA National Championship Game this past season.  Though KU lost to Kentucky and fell short of cutting down the nets, a terrific senior season helped propel Taylor to possibly being a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  One of the biggest questions regarding the Jayhawk floor general is just that; can he be a true point guard at the NBA level?

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Perry Ellis helps restock loaded Kansas Jayhawks squad

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Kansas Jayhawks super-recruit Perry Ellis. Yes, his name is exactly like the famous clothing designer, so will he be a fit at the Phog? Is he dressed for success at the level of big time college basketball? (c’mon you knew I was going to do some stupid clothing/designer pun, if the suit fits, wear it!)

Ellis is a 6-8 forward center from Wichita Heights who talked about why he choose to stay home close to KU.

“I’ve felt most comfortable there, they’ve been recruiting me since my eighth grade year, so I went there all the time,” he told me at the McDonald’s All-American game.

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Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway: NASCAR’s version of the Jayhawks

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Jimmie Johnson‘s October 2011 victory at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City happened at an opportune time in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, but just like the University of Kansas Jayhawks college basketball team, which resides about 30 miles west of the speedway on I-70, the win wasn’t enough to pull off another championship.

But Johnson’s stats in Kansas, like the Jayhawks, are impressive, and include multiple championships, like the Jayhawks. What few may not remember was that those championships would not have happened without the help of some local businessmen. Brothers Stan and Randy Herzog, owners of a St. Joseph, Mo.-based company, were Johnson’s early team owners in his off-road racing days.

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Kansas Jayhawks future NBAers: Tyshawn Taylor, Jeff Withey

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When it comes to future NBA players on the Kansas Jayhawks roster, it of course starts with Thomas Robinson, the go-to-guy and likely top 5 pick in June.

But there are two guys you saw in the national title game last night who have professional potential too: point guard Tyshawn Taylor and Center Jeff Withey. Both have had their pluses and minuses highlighted and magnified on the national stage this March.

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#2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #2 Kansas Jayhawks: everything you need to know

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The eastern and western outskirts of what we call “the Midwest” will meet on Saturday in the prime time national semifinal game. The 2008 national champion Kansas Jayhawks will meet the 2007 runner-up Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Final Four.

Let’s break it down!

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Nation’s #1 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, narrows school choices down to four

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The Nation’s #1 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, will not be staying at home to play college basketball this fall. Cross UNLV off his list, as the Las Vegas native now has his own set of final four schools left remaining for his services.Two of them will be competing this Final Four weekend as Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, and UCLA remain in the mix.

On the day after he won the high school all-star week’s dunk competition, and on the eve of the McDonald’s All-American game, Muhammad talked about what each one has to offer.

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Kansas’ Thomas Robinson only unanimous pick on AP All-American team

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Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson, a leading national college basketball player of the year award candidate heads today’s announcement of the AP All-American team.

From the Associated Press:

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North Carolina Doomed against Kansas Without Kendall Marshall

When Kendall Marshall landed awkwardly on his right wrist on a drive with 10:56 remaining in North Carolina’s round-of-32 matchup with Creighton, it was hard to predict that the seemingly innocuous tumble would have such drastic implications for a Tar Heels squad bent on reaching its third Final Four in the last five years.

Marshall, a Cousy Award finalist, would play seven more minutes before being pulled out of the game with just under two minutes remaining. It was only after the Tar Heels’ 14-point victory that its star point guard would learn that he had suffered a fractured wrist, an injury that prevented him from playing in his team’s overtime victory over Ohio and may keep him out for the rest of the Tournament.

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