Lots of content coming out on the site for you later today, folks, enjoy! Unfortunately time got away from me this morning, so the links are (once again) not as robust as I'd like. If you see something I missed, please FanShot it and let us know in the comments. Also, not that I'm surprised, lots of links about KU-Duke bball vs football schools. Argh.
- Kansas Football -
Anytime Kansas and Duke get together, it’s usually a marquee matchup. This weekend’s game is as well, although it won’t be played at Allen Fieldhouse or Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“He’s got Coach K and I’ve got Bill Self,” Weis said, before adding: “You can feel like a second-class citizen or you can play into it, and I totally play into it.” These are the sorts of things you say when you are a football coach at a basketball school — when your daily surroundings dictate your place in college sports power structure.
“Sunday, we went to the film room and analyzed all the stuff that could’ve gone our way and didn’t,” Sendish said. “I’ve heard throughout my time playing football that the biggest week of transition comes from your first week playing to the second week, so I’m looking forward to us learning from some of the mistakes, mental errors and missed assignments we made in the first game and capitalizing on that.”
Duke enters this week’s game vs. Kansas with an 18-11 non-conference record under current coach David Cutcliffe. One of those 11 losses came to Kansas in 2009, when the Jayhawks drubbed Cutcliffe's club, 44-16, in Lawrence.
David Cutcliffe can't help but think sometimes at how he ended up where he is now. Duke's head coach -- the reigning winner of numerous national coach of the year awards -- had been hired by Charlie Weis at Notre Dame just nine short years ago, but never got to coach a down with the Fighting Irish.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Duke 38, Kansas 20
- Kansas Sports -
The roommate of KU junior Evan Manning, who has been busy completing a lot “of paperwork,” says he’s raring to get on the court with Boot Camp conditioning to begin Monday, the start of practice Oct. 3 and Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 10.
In his 17 seasons at Kansas, head coach Ray Bechard can't remember a more difficult pre-conference tournament than the one his Jayhawks are headed to this weekend. The Jayhawks will take on three conference champions and defending national champion, Penn State, at the Villanova Classic.
The Kansas soccer team will try to continue its hot start to the 2014 campaign and extend its undefeated record against the CSUN Matadors on Friday, Sept. 12. The Jayhawks, who are looking to move to 7-0 for the first time in program history, will kickoff against the visitors from the Big West at 5 p.m., at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
The clinic is designed as an introduction to rowing and is geared toward participants with a minimal background in the sport. Instructors for the clinic will be KU rowing coaches and members of the KU women's rowing team.
With eight new players on the roster, including seven freshmen, Kansas second-year head coach Todd Chapman looks for the fall tournaments to provide opportunities for his players to grow and gain some quality experience in preparation for the spring season, which begins in January.
- College Sports -
Again, I didn't get to all my usual places, but I did see this:
Before a big rivalry game, the police department at the University of Iowa is talking trash to its counterparts from Iowa State.
- Daily Trivia -
Yesterday's answer: All three of coach Rich Price's sons played for him at KU and were drafted by MLB teams: Ritchie, Ryne, and Robbie.
Today's question: Let's see if you've been paying attention to the Know Your History articles: What year was KU lineman Mike McCormack enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
- Public Service Announcement -
Today's photo credit: Yours truly. In case you happen to live under a rock, today is 9/11 - we all know what that means. Take a few moments to remember what happened 13 years ago - gosh has it been 13 years already? Let's keep discussions non-political today and just be extra cognizant about phrasing, headlines, word choice, etc. Basically don't give anyone any reasons to get outraged, whether mock or legitimate. Similar to Pearl Harbor or JFK, this is our generation's "Where were you moment?" So if you would like to discuss it, let's keep it to this - where were you when you heard about the Twin Towers?