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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.12.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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One more day until KU breaks that road losing streak, amirite!?!!?!?

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Kansas vs Duke football preview - The Best College Sports News Network

The Jayhawks have a tough challenge this week, but if they manage a win, it will be a milestone for the Kansas football program under head coach Charlie Weis. KU heads to North Carolina to take on the Duke Blue Devils in Week 3 of the college football season and it's no secret that the Jayhawks will have their hands full with a team that managed to get into the ACC Conference Championship Game and almost knocked off the Aggies in the post season last year. Duke is sitting at 2-0 and coming of off a big 10-win season with plans to improve.

Duke trip reunion of sorts for KU’s Weis |

There was no light-hearted tone in Weis’ voice when it came to comments he made about Cutcliffe and White. Clearly, the third-year KU coach likes and respects both men, one whom Weis hired to join his staff at Notre Dame and the other who brought Weis to Notre Dame in the first place.

KU's Montell Cozart looking to build off 'good start' |

Cozart said he and the receivers have stayed after practice this week working out the kinks, and Weis remains confident in KU's downfield passing game.

5-foot-11 JaCorey Shepherd goes over how to cover 6-6 Duke WR Issac Blakeney | Tale of the Tait |

"I just feel like I have to be more aware of body control," Shepherd said. "He definitely can get me in a situation where he can shield me from the ball. And obviously the jump balls. If they throw it up there, I've gotta know where I'm at on the field and know where he's at and feel him out."

Big 12 players in the Week 3 spotlight - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas LB Ben Heeney: Your best players should step up in your biggest games, and this road trip to Duke is a big one. A win against the defending ACC Coastal Division champ would stop KU's 27-game road losing streak. The Jayhawks' tackling machine will make a game-changing play or two this week.

With Isaiah Johnson at safety, KU's defense in good hands |

After compiling some spring tape, Johnson went the junior-college route, transferring to Iowa Western CC where he intercepted eight passes and helped his team to a NJCAA national championship. Johnson committed to KU two days after visiting the school, picking the Jayhawks over offers from schools like Illinois and Wyoming.

Mondays with ‘Tank:’ KU’s JaCorey Shepherd spends off days as a mentor | The Kansas City Star

If you want to learn about Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, you must first know a few things about a kid named Tank, a Lawrence middle-schooler who Shepherd has mentored the last two years through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.

Big 12 Week 3 predictions - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Duke over Kansas 38-24: Kansas looked good in the first 45 minutes of its win over Southeast Missouri, but Duke quarterback Anthony Boone will prove simply too much for the Jayhawks.

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Miss. prep Newman busy with in-home visits |

Malik Newman, a 6-foot-3 senior combo guard from Callaway High in Jackson, Mississippi, has had in-home visits with Kansas University coach Bill Self, Kentucky’s John Calipari and North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried so far this week. UConn and Texas A&M’s coaches are also expected to visit with Newman,’s No. 3-rated player, in coming days.

University of Kansas Athletics - Once a Jayhawk, Always a Jayhawk: Monica Dolinsky

Former University of Kansas soccer player, Monica Dolinsky, an Indiana native, is currently residing in Åland, an island off the coast of Finland, where she is underway with her second season wearing an Åland United uniform. Dolinsky was a standout midfielder for the Jayhawks' soccer team from 2006-09, and is now playing professionally overseas.

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Oklahoma State QB J.W. Walsh could be out for season -

Tulsa World has confirmed that J.W. Walsh had surgery Wednesday to repair a soft tissue injury in his right foot. The report says that while no fracture was found in the foot, there's a chance Walsh could be out for the remainder of the season.

Ed Note:  mikeville ran into some trouble last night coming home from the Royals game, so he was unable to do the full post.  However, I'm quite impressed with what he was able to throw together in a short time, since I can't really find any other articles worth linking to this morning.  I'll leave him to add any of the "extra" features like trivia at a later point today if he is up to it.