Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 9.6.12

Kansas Football

Turn for the better: Emphasis on takeaways pays off | KUsports.com
For a defense that recorded just 18 turnovers during the entire 2011 season, picking up five takeaways in one game, as Kansas University did in its season-opening victory Saturday, may seem a little bit like magic.

KU’s Heeney learning when he needs to slow it down - KansasCity.com
"When I was first learning (the position)," Heeney said. "I would just see the ball and try to run to the ball full speed and try to make a play. But with middle linebacker, you can’t make a play every time."

Safety Bradley McDougald gets message | KUsports.com
"I tried to tell coaches I wasn’t a vocal leader, but they didn’t want to hear me," McDougald said. "They told me I’m the safety, and I’m a chirper back there. I have to get the calls in. I have to communicate with different guys, so there is no way I couldn’t be vocal. Then when you have coach giving me compliments the way he did, that kind of adds another inch of leadership to me."

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Sept. 5 | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
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College Sports

Star basketball recruits under increased NCAA scrutiny -- men's college basketball - ESPN
Frustration levels are at a fever pitch with several elite basketball recruits facing increased NCAA scrutiny as the fates of their freshman years hang in the balance. What's behind these delays and why are more high-end recruits being held up?

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