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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 11.10.14

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A look-see around today's internets.

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I sure enjoyed that Baylor-Oklahoma game on Saturday, but not as much as I enjoyed being at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence!!

- Kansas Football -

University of Kansas Football - Offense Galore: KU Tramples Iowa State 34-14

Thanks in large part to a first half decimation of the Iowa State defense, the Kansas offense chalked up 500 yards of total offense for the first time since Sept. 10, 2011. KU's 514 yards on 91 plays helped the Jayhawks snap a five-game skid and nab their first conference win of the 2014 campaign.

Clint Bowen deflects credit | KUsports.com

“I had tremendous help along the way,” Bowen said, asked if the victory validated all of the work he has put in while carrying the titles of interim head coach and defensive coordinator. “There’s so many people in this program that bend over backwards to help, from the administration, the managers, everyone across the board. We have so much help that it makes it a pleasure to come to work every day. We all work extremely hard. All the coaches, everyone; it was a true program win.”

The Day After: A memorable win over Iowa State | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Players, staff members, fans and family celebrated the victory with great joy and, although some probably thought the whole scene was a bit of overkill given the fact that the win came against a 2-7 team, nobody in crimson and blue was apologizing for it and you can't take away the fact that the Jayhawks played very well from the opening whistle to secure their third victory of the season.

Bowen overjoyed, emotional in locker room after first win | All Eyes on KU | KUsports.com

Here's a cool look from Kansas Athletics and Rock Chalk Video at last night's locker room celebration that followed the Jayhawks' 34-14 victory over Iowa State, which not only snapped an eight-game Big 12 losing streak but also gave interim head coach Clint Bowen his first victory as the leader of the Jayhawks.

KU football notebook: Bowen, Mangino share postgame moment | KUsports.com

“You know, his message was just, 'Congratulations on the win,'” Bowen said when asked about his postgame exchange with the man he spent seven years working under from 2002-09. “And it's probably more my message to him, that I truly appreciate everything he's always done for me for a long time, personally, professionally. He's had a huge impact on my career. There's so many things that I've done in the last four weeks that I learned from Coach Mangino. The guy is a tireless worker, put his heart and soul into this program, and I think anyone that's a Kansas fan should appreciate that.”

Iowa State 'ashamed' of slow start | KUsports.com

“This is a bad loss," said Rhoads. "That’s not a knock on KU (3-6, 1-5). It’s not about the opponent. That’s about the worst half of football that we’ve played in my six years here at Iowa State, (which) took place in the first 30 minutes of the game, and I’m ashamed of that.”

Big 12 College Football Power Rankings: Week 11 - ESPN

9. Kansas, 3-6, 1-5. Prev Ranking: 10. So long, basement! Behind quarterback Michael Cummings' 278 passing yards and a stout defensive effort, the Jayhawks blasted Iowa State 34-14 for their first Big 12 win of the season. After the game, captain and linebacker Ben Heeney delivered the game ball to interim coach Clint Bowen and said Bowen "100 percent" should be given the permanent job. After Saturday, Heeney might have a strong argument. In half a season, Bowen has already produced as many Big 12 victories as Charlie Weis and Turner Gill did.

#KUReview: WR Nigel King helped call play that changed game for KU | CJOnline.com

"We had to have a big play. So I knew the ball was going to be thrown somewhere down the field," King said. "We were supposed to run this play earlier in the game and we never ran it, so I felt like it was the perfect time to run it." Earlier, Kiesau had held off on calling that particular pass because King would have to look back into the sun to make the catch.

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University of Kansas MBB - Men's Hoops Continues Exhibition Play Tuesday vs. Emporia State

No. 5 Kansas continues 2014-15 exhibition play when it hosts Emporia State Nov. 11. The game will be televised on Jayhawk IMG TV and can also be seen via the internet by fans outside of Kansas by visiting KUAthletics.com/ESPN3.com. For more information on accessing Kansas video content, visit KUAthletics.com/TV.

Landen Lucas, Kansas struggle at line | KUsports.com

“I don’t know if we’ll be a great free-throw-shooting team. We’ve not had many great free-throw-shooting teams. Last year was about the best we’ve had (71.1 percent, third-best mark in 11 seasons under Self). I could see this team shooting well above 70. That’d be very realistic about this team.”

Bill Self not a fan of 'secret scrimmages' | KUsports.com

The NCAA allows schools to play two exhibition games or up to two “secret scrimmages,” in which no fans or media are allowed. Texas played Gonzaga over the weekend in Arizona as it has the past few preseasons.

KU basketball notebook: Recruit Rabb to wait; Self on Mr. October | KUsports.com

Rabb was slated to visit KU this weekend, but his mom, Tami, told Zagsblog.com she had a conflict at work. They’ll reschedule in order to attend a KU home game this season.

Hunter Mickelson sets sights on swats | KUsports.com

“Between the both of us (him and Cliff Alexander) and all the other big guys and everybody else, I think we’ll play solid on defense, and it’ll lead to blocked shots, create turnovers and opportunities for us,” Mickelson added.

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University of Kansas Golf - Jayhawks Finish Fourth in Hawaii

The Kansas men's golf team rounded out the fall season climbing the leaderboard to finish fourth at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic at the Ka'anapali Golf Course in Lahaina, Hawaii, Sunday.

University of Kansas WBB - Kansas Tops Washburn In Final Exhibition, 78-58

Seniors Natalie Knight and Chelsea Gardner shined as Kansas completed its 20th-straight exhibition win, topping Washburn 78-58, Sunday afternoon inside Allen Fieldhouse.

University of Kansas Volleyball - Kansas Bounces Back to Top Texas Tech, 3-1

Tiana Dockery's first 20-kill match of the year was the key factor in wiping away a first-set loss and turning it into a victory as Kansas downed Texas Tech Saturday afternoon inside the United Supermarkets Arena, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-21.

University of Kansas Swimming - Jayhawks Edge Out Illini, 154-146

The Illini, who handily defeated Kansas in Champaign last season, came ready to compete as a nail-biting 200-yard medley relay opened the meet with anchor Gabrielle Bethke out-touching the Kansas A team of Yulduz Kuchkarova, Bryce Hinde, Deanna Marks and Driscoll. Illinois finished in 1:44.50 and Kansas in 1:44.68, setting a tone that would last until the hands hit the wall in the final race.

University of Kansas Swimming - Featured Freshman Friday: Madison Straight

Straight holds five school records at Keller Central High School and was a member of the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America team 2012-14. In this week's Freshman Friday, KUAthletics.com caught up with Straight, the 2014 recruit that ranked 18th in the state of Texas according to CollegeSwimming.com.

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Clemson Tigers coach Dabo Swinney defends Robert Smith's hit that led to targeting ejection vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - ESPN

"Robert Smith's play, to me, was about as good a football play as you're ever going to see. The intent of the rule was to take out targeting, leading with the crown of your helmet, hitting people above the neck, hits on defenseless players. I don't think the intent of the rule was to eliminate the play that Robert Smith made. And that's my opinion. I think I'm qualified enough to have an opinion -- 25-plus years in this game. At some point, you've got to stand up for the defensive guys."

In the event of an 11-1 tie, Big 12 would submit Baylor as its champion to CFP committee | CollegeFootballTalk

On Sunday, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock clarified the committee’s stance should each squad finish the season unscathed. Essentially, the Big 12 would prefer the committee choose Baylor as its top team, but the committee is still free to rank both teams how it sees fit.

- Pics and Videos of the Day -

6 Maps Explaining the 2014 College Football Season - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

Mr. Ed says: These are usually pretty clever and fun.

Receiver's Blunder Turns 78 Yard TD Catch Into 100 Yard Fumble Return

Kaelin Clay should have had a 79-yard touchdown catch to put Utah up 14-0 on Oregon. Instead, the Ducks tied the game when Clay dropped the ball short of the goal line and Oregon's Joe Walker picked it up to go the entire length of the field in the opposite direction. That's 178 yards in one play, and one of the wildest things we've ever seen. How do receivers keep doing this?

Brent Grimes Discovers New, Awesome Way To Stop Megatron

Can't beat that.

Stay There, Brock Osweiler; Peyton's Got This

Even in a rout, Peyton Manning's reluctant to lose reps. The old man wants to play; you have to be quicker than that, Brock Osweiler.

There Is A Phony Andy Reid In Buffalo Today

We're more than a week past Halloween, but this dude's got the best costume we've ever seen.

Forgive Kansas Fans, They Don't Know How To Tear Down Goalposts

Mr. Ed says: The picture says it all.