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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.18.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Football -

Jayhawks turn up physicality, competition in preparation for Central Michigan |

Wednesday, several members of the KU defense who still may have been nursing a little soreness from the day before, said Tuesday’s practice was the most physical they’ve had since preseason camp, and senior defensive lineman Keon Stowers even went as far as to call it “the best Tuesday practice we’ve had.”

Cozart talks with media about Duke outing | Tale of the Tait |

“I feel good. I feel like that doesn't define me as the quarterback or who I am. I'm just moving forward and not trying to dwell on last week.”

Three & Out with Central Michigan... | Tale of the Tait |

Dubbed by Charlie Weis as “an old school” football team, Central Michigan's offense enters this weekend averaging 20.3 points per game and with a pretty balanced attack. Of the Chippewas 52 first downs on the season, 24 have come via the pass and 23 have come via the run. (The other five have come via penalties).

Big 12 football statistics check: Week 4 - ESPN

Kansas: KU is averaging 144.6 passing yards per game since coach Charlie Weis took over in 2012, which ranks sixth-worst in FBS over that period and second-worst among Power 5 programs ahead of Georgia Tech. In a 41-3 loss to Duke, the Jayhawks finished with fewer than 100 passing yards for the seventh time in Weis' tenure.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Spirit Day Set for Sept. 20

Kansas Athletics and the KU Spirit Squad will hold its annual Spirit Day on Saturday, Sept. 20 during the Jayhawks' football game vs. Central Michigan. Participants can be cheerleaders or dancers. Or just fans of KU! A clinic will be provided prior to game on the hill. Registration starts at 12 p.m., the clinic begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 1:15 p.m.

- Kansas Sports -

Diallo to visit Kansas soon |

Cheick Diallo, ranked No. 6 in the class of 2015 by, to visit KU; Self completes visit to No. 7 rated Ivan Rabb

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Rowing Releases 2014-15 Schedule

Kansas rowing head coach Rob Catloth announced the fall and spring schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season. A more home-friendly slate will allow fans to catch the action as the Jayhawks will host two home regattas this season and compete in two more in Kansas City.

University of Kansas Athletics - Price Names 2015 Baseball Captains

Kansas head coach Ritch Price announced Wednesday that seniors Justin Protacio, Taylor Rappaport and Blair Beck will be the captains for the 2015 Jayhawk baseball team.

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 16 Kansas Journeys to Marquette for Friday Night Bout

The Kansas Jayhawk soccer team will once again take its perfect record on the road as the squad goes up against Marquette on Friday, Sept. 17 in Milwaukee, Wis.

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 24 Kansas Heads Home for Jayhawk Classic

One final weekend of non-conference play stands between the 24th-ranked Kansas volleyball team and the beginning of Big 12 action. The team will spend it at home hosting the Jayhawk Classic, Sept. 19-20.

Dynamo Moscow signs Tyshawn Taylor |

Taylor, 24, played for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League last season. He started the season with the New Jersey Nets. He was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans and was waived in January.

- College Sports -

Missouri Tigers suspend Jakeenan Gant, D'Angelo Allen after their arrests - ESPN

Missouri suspended freshmen Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen from team activities after their arrests early Sunday on suspicion of third-degree assault. Coach Kim Anderson, who was hired in April, announced their suspensions Tuesday night.

Texas QB David Ash is giving up football -

Texas coach Charlie Strong announced Wednesday evening that the quarterback is giving up football. Strong said Ash approached him to let him know and that "we kind of saw this" coming.

Missouri Sen. McCaskill blasts Bob Stoops over DGB in op-ed -

In an op-ed piece published by USA Today onWednesday, Missouri senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) strongly criticized Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops for his decision to accept former Missouri wideout Dorial Green-Beckham on transfer. (Mr. Ed says: Because I'm sure McCaskill doesn't have anything better to do with her time.)

Mike Leach feels at ease coaching football in Pullman for Washington State Cougars - ESPN

At previous coaching stops, Leach rollerbladed or biked to work, but in Pullman -- through the Palouse -- it's a hike. The first 10 to 15 minutes are spent wading through the garbanzo patch. From there, he removes the burrs from his socks before crossing the road, where his route varies among the different neighborhoods, parks and streets leading into town. The whole trip takes him anywhere between 40-55 minutes, sometimes longer, depending on what captures his attention along the way.

Snyder has history of turning walk-ons into winners at Kansas State -

Today's hero might be tomorrow's bum. But at K-State they are all football equals. So equal that when No. 5 Auburn travels to Manhattan, Kan., on Thursday night, the Tigers will be facing what seems to be an unprecedented roster structure. Fifty-eight K-State players -- approximately half the roster -- are current or former walk-ons.

- Videos of the Day -

VIDEO: Dee Gordon, Justin Turner turn ridiculous double play -

On Tuesday, the Dodgers fell to the Rockies by a score of 10-4, but the game was not without its moments for L.A. Chief among them was the patently ridiculous double play turned by Dee Gordon and Justin Turner.

VIDEO: Braves fan (justifiably) ejected for heckling Bryce Harper -

If you listen closely you can hear that the pointless lil' buckaroo in question bellowed a healthy number of curse words in his unsuccessful attempt to rattle a professional athlete.