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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 10.28.2013

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A quick news roundup from the weekend.

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Kansas Football

No. 6 Baylor throttles Kansas 59-14 - KansasCity.com
Sometimes life just needs a mercy rule. Or maybe a running clock. Just something to get you through the night. Anything would have helped during Kansas' 59-14 loss to No. 6 Baylor on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Jayhawk Rewind: Coleman shows glimpse of big-play potential - KansasCity.com
For two years, Charlie Weis has searched for a big-play threat in the passing game, something to spark a consistently invisible receiving corps. For one night, junior receiver Rodriguez Coleman provided a couple signs that he could grow into such a player.

Conference call for Oct. 28 - KansasCity.com
A conference-by-conference look at college football from the weekend.

Veterans, rookies alike keep KU positive | KUsports.com
A challenge for all involved by this point in the season.

Game Balls and Gassers: Baylor | KUsports.com
The entire team for not running out of the locker room and onto the field with enough speed and passion. -Really?

Notebook: Freshman QB Montell Cozart gets extended time; Tony Pierson leaves with dizziness | KUsports.com
Pierson leaving with dizziness is a little scary and I think most of would have preferred the time for Cozart be extended a little more.

KU football lacks fire in 59-14 loss to Baylor | KUsports.com
Tait noted this on twitter as well. Coach Weis commented that the guys were pumped in the locker room and they were definitely ready to play.

Kansas Basketball

Starts this week!

Bill Self: Kansas hoops lineup coming clear | KUsports.com
Barring some surprise, one senior (Black), one junior (Tharpe), one sophomore (Ellis) and two freshmen (Selden, Wiggins) will start Tuesday’s 7 p.m. exhibition opener against Pittsburg State.

Misc.

Gomes, Red Sox beat Cards 4-2 to even WS at 2-all - KansasCity.com
There's no telling how these wacky World Series games will end.  I do know I can't cheer for either team.

New York Red Bulls overtake Sporting KC to capture MLS Supporters’ Shield - KansasCity.com
In the final game of the MLS regular season Sunday, the New York Red Bulls defeated the Chicago Fire 5-2 to clinch the Supporters' Shield — reserved for the top-point getter in the league — one day after Sporting Kansas City had regained a two-point lead in the race for the honor.

Chiefs make their own luck by preparing for opportunities - KansasCity.com
So the Chiefs are 8-0, but boy, they sure are lucky, some are grousing. As if that diminishes the fact they’re the only undefeated team in the NFL. Or suggests that it’s all a whim of fate or mere smoke and mirrors. But if you want to understand how luck and the Chiefs really have melded this season, indulge us in a cliche about the dynamic: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

How Dr. Martens boots used counter-culture to defy the punishing fashion cycle – Quartz
This is interesting. I remember owning a pair or two of these back in the day.

What Should Reporters Learn in Journalism School? - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic
There are lots of skills—digital and otherwise—that aspiring writers need. Byron, you better read this.