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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.10.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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It may not seem like it, but due to early technical difficulties, I had to quickly put together an abbreviated version of today's N&N.

- Kansas Football -

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Flock to Duke for Non-Conference Matchup

Kansas looks to go 2-0 for the first time in the Charlie Weis era when it travels to Duke Saturday, Sept. 13. KU will have its hands full with the Blue Devils as Duke enters the contest 2-0 in 2014 and fresh off a 10-win season in 2013. Game time is slated for 2:30 p.m. (CT) at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Weis sees a confident bunch of Jayhawks preparing for road test at Duke | Smithology |

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis wasn’t feeling too sour Tuesday at his weekly press conference, despite the Jayhawks’ disappointing finish to their season opener against Southeast Missouri State.

KU notebook: Charlie Weis says players 'don't need to comment on the crowd' |

Kansas coach Charlie Weis was his candid self when told by a reporter Tuesday that his players spoke openly about losing their focus against Southeast Missouri.

Kansas wary of Duke receivers |

One week after watching running mate Dexter McDonald dominate with two interceptions and two pass break-ups against SEMO, Shepherd and the Jayhawks are preparing to face a Duke squad that features two ultra-talented wideouts in seniors Jamison Crowder (5-foot-9, 175 pounds) and Isaac Blakeney (6-6, 225) and a passing game crafted by head coach David Cutcliffe, who helped turn Peyton Manning into a college and NFL star.

KU football's defensive strength to be tested against Duke |

“The people most dynamic on their team are the wide receivers. (Secondary) also happens to be the position that we feel the best about on our defense,” Weis said. “So something is going to have to give here. I'm rooting for the good guys.”

KU’s Isaiah Johnson prepares for trip home to Duke | The Wichita Eagle

Johnson’s family moved to North Carolina in the summer before his eighth-grade year. Once there, he grew into one of the state’s best high school football players at Panther Creek High in Cary, N.C. — a suburb just 20 miles from Wallace Wade Stadium, the site of Saturday’s matchup.

The challenges — and advantages — of coaching football at a basketball school | Tale of the Tait |

KU football coach Charlie Weis on Tuesday talked about the challenges — and advantages — of coaching the football team, which, in many opinions and at most schools is the king of college athletics, at a school where basketball rules.

- Kansas Sports -

University of Kansas Athletics - Ticket Plans for 60th Celebration Announced

Kansas Athletics is rolling out the ticket pricing plan for the "Celebrating 60 Years" event on James Naismith Court on Oct. 27, as coaching legends Ted Owens, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and current head coach Bill Self reunite for a special evening inside Allen Fieldhouse. Jay Bilas will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 24 Kansas Buckles Down to Beat UMKC, 3-1

Sara McClinton's 18 kills were key in lifting the 24th-ranked Kansas volleyball team past a sluggish start Tuesday night and defeating a defensively-focused UMKC squad in four sets, 25-23, 17-25, 26-24, 25-19 inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center

KU volleyball miffed despite win |

A 3-1 home victory might be all right for some teams, but members of Kansas University’s volleyball program feel like they’re past that point. That’s why the No. 24 Jayhawks (6-1) left Horejsi Center disappointed Tuesday night, following a victory against UMKC.

Two Jayhawks on award list for volleyball |

Kansas University volleyball players Chelsea Albers and Sara McClinton were named to the list of 30 candidates to be considered for the Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Checks In at No. 20 in Latest Coaches’ Poll

After posting its best start to a season in 10 years, the undefeated Kansas soccer team moved into the top-25 of the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Coaches' Poll for the first time this year after the weekly rankings were released Tuesday afternoon. The Jayhawks were slotted at No. 20, their highest rank in the poll since 2009.

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks TV Schedule Announced for 2014-15

Kansas women's basketball will have four games appear on the Fox Sports Network during the upcoming season as announced by the Big 12 Conference office on Tuesday afternoon.

University of Kansas Athletics - Sakdee Wins Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational

For the second year in a row, a Kansas Jayhawk has won the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational as sophomore Pornvipa Sakdee shot 73 Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Club to win her first collegiate title by three strokes.

- College Sports -

Spurrier: 'You ever hit a girl, you're not going to play on our team' -

We're not going to have any player on our team that's done that. I can't understand why every coach doesn't have that rule and why every company doesn't have that rule for their employees. I think it could put a pretty good end to this stuff. Really, it's amazing that America has sorta put up with it or compromised, but that is something that should never happen. Our players know that they're gone if they hit a girl. They know it.

QB Bryce Petty to start for Baylor

Petty was ruled out for Baylor's 70-6 win over Northwestern State so he could recover from two cracked bones in his spine.

A rare recruiting restriction is hindering SEC basketball growth -

Among the priorities within the football-dominated league is improving men's basketball. One thing standing in the way is the SEC making recruiting harder than it needs to be with a restriction in place that prevents its programs from enrolling a certain type of junior college prospect.

John Calipari putting together 'Kentucky only' combine - ESPN

ohn Calipari is putting the finishing touches on a two-day scouting combine for NBA teams, multiple sources told on Tuesday.  The event will allow the Wildcats to showcase their players and eliminate the distraction of NBA scouts visiting throughout the season, and it will inevitably be a recruiting tool for Calipari for future classes.

2014 Schedule Wallpapers : CFB

Mr. Ed says: Wallpapers for almost every FBS team.

All-Time NCAA Tournament Challenge | A Dime Back

Mr. Ed says: A UConn fansite is putting together a 68-team bracket made up of all-time greats from the "Top 68 basketball schools." KU is a one seed, but since it is voting based and I assume most of their readership are Husky fans, I have a hard time thinking anyone other than UConn is going to "win."

- This is NOT Cool -

Visitor’s barbecue from Joe’s Kansas City gets confiscated at KCI | The Kansas City Star

When he arrived home in D.C. Monday and opened his suitcase, the barbecue was gone. In its place, he says, was an empty plastic laundry bag and a note from the Transportation Security Administration that said it had gone through his luggage.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's answer: Tyshawn Taylor was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Today's question: How many of head coach Ritch Price's sons played baseball for him at Kansas and were drafted by MLB clubs?