ESPN The Magazine named Kansas senior infielder Justin Ellrich a third-team academic All-American. Ellrich is the first Jayhawk honored on the squad since Pete Smart in 2001.
Miami was selected as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament Monday, two-time defending champion Oregon State was left out of the field and the Big 12 Conference officially learned that six league schools had qualified for the postseason.
I wasn't there for Bob Hemenway's commencement address, but I know many folks who heard it weren't pleased with the Kansas University chancellor. Hemenway, they felt, put too much emphasis on the Jayhawks' football and men's basketball accomplishments and not enough on academics.
Michael Lee answered the phone on the first ring Monday night in his Gardner-Webb University assistant men's basketball coach's office.