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“We have a lot of respect for Texas, the program, the tradition, everything that goes with it,” Weis said. “... We understand that we’re gonna have to play very well to have a chance. We don’t underestimate the Texas athletes one bit.”
Kansas football will travel to West Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 4, with a 3 p.m. (CT), kick time and live broadcast on FOX Sports Net (FSN), the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday.
“We’ve won a few games, but not by finishing them off in the fourth quarter,” Weis said. “So this is the first time. This is new territory for our team. Hopefully there will be carryover going into the Texas game.”
Kansas: Receiver Kevin Thomas is the Jayhawks’ headline commitment and would bring big-play ability to the Jayhawks' offense. The three-star prospect spurned offers from Clemson, Nebraska, Wisconsin and others to pick Charlie Weis’ program.
Kansas got a six-spot jump in FPI for its 24-10 win over Central Michigan, but FPI does not project KU to be a favorite in any game the rest of the season. (Editor's Note: Yet, it still predicts a 3-9 record? This doesn't make sense.)
Big (defensive) man on campus: Jake Love. Ben Heeney gets most of the love on the Kansas defense. But Heeney’s wingman at linebacker was the difference-maker in the Jayhawks’ 24-10 win over Central Michigan. Love had four tackles for loss and a sack and snuffed out two Central Michigan screen plays late in the game when the Chippewas still had a chance to tie.
Now with expectations high, but not out of this world, for newcomers Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cliff Alexander, a junior — Perry Ellis — is receiving his share of preseason pub, appearing on the covers of Sporting News and Athlon’s, not to mention the soon-to-be-released Journal-World 2014-15 Magazine, of which Ellis and sophomore Wayne Selden adorn the cover.
For the third-straight year, the Kansas baseball team pays tribute to the program's winningest coach, inviting back former players for the Third-Annual Floyd Temple Alumni game on Saturday, September 27, at Hoglund Ballpark. Held in conjunction with Homecoming and K-Club Weekend, the first pitch is slated for 11 a.m.
Kansas volleyball's first Big 12 Player of the Week nod goes to freshman outside hitter Madison Rigdon. On Monday, the league announced that the Jayhawk rookie earned Offensive Player of the Week status. The Big 12 also awards a Rookie of the Week accolade, so Rigdon becomes the first freshman to collect the Offensive Player of the Week award since West Virginia's Hannah Sackett during the 2012 season.
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For a while Monday, Michigan fans received two tickets to Saturday's game against Minnesota simply by purchasing a couple of bottles of Coca-Cola, according to a UM spokesman. The two tickets, with a total face value of $150, could be obtained by purchasing two Coca-Cola products for $3. The promotion was immediately pulled Monday night when Michigan officials found out about it.
There’s a difference between confidence and delusion and Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes is definitely tiptoeing that line.
Every Monday, Eye on College Football's Tom Fornelli looks back at 10 things that stood out to him over the college football weekend -- everything from the awesome to the just plain stupid. Mostly stupid.
From Yahoo Sports: In his weekly column, Pat Forde breaks down who's impressed, who hasn't, and what to expect from here on out.
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Former NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira, however, said that the play itself was illegal, and it should have resulted in a 15-yard penalty for the Browns for unsportsmanlike conduct. Eligible receivers can't be lined up within five yards of the sideline when they're within the bench area (between the 32-yard lines). If Manziel was at the 28-yard line for this play, it would have been legal.
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