Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 8.30.11

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Kansas Football

Junior among KU's four captains | KUsports.com
Someone mentioned this yesterday and I think it's worth repeating. Big kudos to Toben for the transition and the obvious work ethic and leadership he has shown.

A numbers game | KUsports.com
A quick run down of the new 3-4 defense.

Big 12

Texas Longhorns' Garrett Gilbert to start Saturday's opener vs. Rice Owls - ESPN
Garrett Gilbert was announced as the Longhorns' starter on Monday for Saturday's season opener against Rice. Connor Wood is scheduled to look at both Tennessee and Colorado as possible transfer destinations. Gilbert's starting status means that the Longhorns are in a similar situation as Kansas and will be looking for major improvement from a second year starter.

Surprise: A&M wants lower exit fees if they leave Big 12 | CollegeFootballTalk
My guess is that they'll get it. CU and NU didn't pay nearly what they were set to pay when it all started going down last year.

No. 1 Sooners to unveil Sam Bradford statue | KUsports.com
Was this guy that good? I mean I know he was good, but a statue? Maybe we need one for #5?

Bill Self shrugs off Aggies’ departure | KUsports.com
Self is always positive when these things happen but I don't think he'd be so positive if we miss out in the potential super conference game.

College Football

College football preview -- Dashing through the Offseason from Hell - ESPN
The Dash is back to say goodbye to five freaks and the Offseason from Hell, and hello to the players, coaches and teams that have us excited for 2011.

Surprise: A&M wants lower exit fees if they leave Big 12 | CollegeFootballTalk
My guess is that they'll get it. CU and NU didn't pay nearly what they were set to pay when it all started going down last year.

College Basketball

Writers' roundtable -- Our experts answer three big questions - ESPN
A college basketball roundtable worth a read.

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