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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 10.08.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Football -

University of Kansas Athletics - KU Looking to Bounce Back Against No. 16/18 Oklahoma State

KU interim head coach Clint Bowen will lead the Jayhawks into action for the first time in Lawrence after coaching his inagural game on the road. Kansas is 2-1 in Memorial Stadium in 2014. The Jayhawks and Cowboys will kickoff at 3 p.m., in Memorial Stadium, with a live broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

Coaching Search 2014: Is Jim Harbaugh a legit candidate for Kansas? | Tale of the Tait |

I'd say he remains a solid candidate but probably isn't in the top couple of names on Zenger's list as things stand today. We all know how quickly things can change, though, so buckle up and get ready for this thing to heat up when November hits.

Kansas seeking ways to get Pierson more touches |

Pierson, who, despite missing five games because of injury in 2013, led all KU wide receivers in yards (333) and receptions (24). But he has been a tough guy to get the ball to so far this season. Through five games, the running-back-turned-wideout has touched the ball just 22 times and raced to 283 yards and two touchdowns.

Bowen says KU looking for answers on offense | Smithology |

Bowen didn’t announce who will start at quarterback or divulge any other immediate changes. The depth chart, in fact, looked exactly the same as it did a week ago. But he gave some insight on the vibe within the football facilities those days, and shared a little bit about some of his philosophies on playing time.

KU football finds motivation in West Virginia film |

Now, in film sessions, Reagan and KU’s other coaches are able to show their guys the underlying message: As of now, opponents don’t think you can throw the football.

KU’s Corey Avery successful in shouldering load | The Wichita Eagle

As the Kansas passing attack has struggled, both Mann and Avery have performed well. A junior-college transfer, Mann has averaged 5.7 yards per carry. But as the Jayhawks enter the heart of the Big 12 season, their depth at running back could certainly be tested.

The Bottom 25: Everybody wants to join -

Kansas makes its triumphant return to The Bottom 25 this season, it's first time being ranked since week two. While I'm happy to see the Jayhawks back, I'm not sure just how committed they are. I mean, do you have a better chance to win a Bottom 25 title with or without Charlie Weis calling the shots? I guess we'll find out.

- Kansas Sports -

KU expects a large collection of top recruits on campus for ‘Late Night’ | The Wichita Eagle

Kansas is still looking for its first verbal commitment in the 2015 class, but it’s an intriguing recruiting year for the Jayhawks. KU has zero scholarship seniors on the roster, and many of its recruiting needs will hinge on the future of players that could possibly depart early for the NBA Draft. One position to watch, though: Center. Self said last summer that he would potentially like to sign a couple of big men.

Bill Self: Four KU basketball starting spots up for grabs |

The Jayhawks, who have no seniors, welcome five newcomers to the roster this year.

KU’s starting lineup in flux |

“Right now, I don’t know other than Perry (Ellis, forward) and you’d think Wayne (Selden, wing) although I wouldn’t say Wayne’s been at his best so far. We could have four or five positions (open) right now, for sure four. If Wayne plays like he’s capable of playing it’d be hard for anybody to beat him out. Really to be quite candid, it’s a coin flip.”

University of Kansas Athletics - Self Joins Cause at Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Event

Alongside the most prominent men's basketball coaches in the Midwest, Kansas head coach Bill Self participated in the American Cancer Society's seventh annual Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff Reception Tuesday evening inside Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium.

Henrickson eager for start of women's basketball practice |

Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson could not be much more eager about her team’s first day of practice today: not only to officially put last season behind her, but to see how her senior- and freshman-laden squad comes together.

KU women's basketball believes proven blueprint can work again |

The Kansas women’s basketball team enters this year with one of the Big 12’s best guards (Natalie Knight) to go with one of the league’s best post players (Chelsea Gardner). It’s a formula that Bonnie Henrickson has found success with in the past.

University of Kansas Athletics - Williams Dubbed Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

For the second-straight week, the Kansas soccer team saw one of its members touted as the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week after junior Ashley Williams was recognized by the league office Tuesday morning.

- College Sports -

Mike MacIntyre, Colorado Buffaloes coach, fined and reprimanded by Pac-12 for postgame tirade - ESPN

At the end of the game MacIntyre chased the officiating crew off the field screaming at them, before being flanked by police and security and herded back to the field. In a statement, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott called MacIntyre's conduct "completely unacceptable."

Bo Pelini says Michigan State Spartans' clapping disrupted Nebraska Cornhuskers' offense - ESPN

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio traded comments Tuesday over MSU defenders whose clapping disrupted the Huskers' offense in the Spartans' 27-22 win last weekend.

Mississippi State RB: 'Only prescription is more cowbell'

Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson, a guest on the SEC Network on Tuesday night, said Auburn is going to get a dose of noise, Mississippi State style, on Saturday. "We've got a real bad fever and the only prescription is more cowbell,” Robinson said. “Hail State."

- Professional Sports -

Andrew Wiggins scores 18 points in preseason debut

While Minnesota lost, Wiggins had a solid performance finishing with 18 points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots in 32 minutes of action as he started alongside Ricky Rubio in the Timberwolves backcourt.

- Videos (and pic) of the Day -

PHOTO: Church approves of Billy Butler's stolen base -

It was Butler's first stolen base since 2012. It was the kind of thievery even local churches in Kansas City could get behind.

VIDEO: Hunter Pence robs Jayson Werth of extra bases with great catch -

With one out in the top of the sixth, Jayson Werth unloaded on a Ryan Vogelsong pitch and drove it deep to right field. Not over the wall, but likely off the wall for extra bases. Instead, he got nothing because of Hunter Pence.

Police Officer Levels Kid Running At Nick Saban After Ole Miss Win

Immediately after Ole Miss upset Alabama, officers escorted loser Nick Saban off the field to get him back to his lair. One jubilant Rebels fan ran too close to Saban. He was dealt with.

Watch Saturday Night Live: More Cowbell Online | Hulu

For you viewing pleasure, here is the "More Cowbell" skit from SNL.