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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.24.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Welcome Texas for Homecoming

Kansas continues its homestand as it hosts Texas in Memorial Stadium in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams on Saturday, Sept. 27. The Jayhawks and Longhorns will kick off at 3 p.m., with a live broadcast on FS1.

KU in midst of 'big week,' preparing for Texas | Smithology |

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis made it clear at his weekly press conference the amount of respect he has for Texas — the Jayhawks’ (2-1) first Big 12 opponent of the 2014 season. Weis had plenty of KU-related topics to discuss, though, too. The third-year coach touched on all three facets of the game while meeting with the media Tuesday afternoon.

At 2-1, Jayhawks boast better mark than Longhorns |

Despite a few things seeming to fall in KU’s favor, Weis has made it abundantly clear this week that the Jayhawks will have to play a nearly flawless football game to emerge victorious. He’s also certain that, new coach or not, suspensions or not, early in the season or not, the Jayhawks have not put much on film that figures to have UT’s players and staff that worried.

Texas Longhorns seek big-play potential in Big 12 play - ESPN

In fact, Texas ranks behind the Jayhawks in yards per game, yards per play, yards per rush and pass attempt, rushing offense and a slew of other stats. Texas’ 20.7 points per game, while slightly better than KU’s 20.3, is indicative of an offense in transition that must start finding easier ways to score.

The Charlie Bowl: Weis hopes Kansas is facing Strong, Texas at the right time | The Kansas City Star

In the short term, the indoctrination of toughness has left the Longhorns a little undermanned. While Estelle, one starting tackle, was dismissed Tuesday, another starting tackle, Desmond Harrison, is still suspended for this week. A third offensive lineman was lost for the season to injury. And starting quarterback David Ash played just one game before retiring from football last week after a series of head injuries; inexperienced reserve quarterback Tyrone Swoopes assumed the role.

KU could be without two starting offensive linemen for Texas game | The Kansas City Star

Kansas coach Charlie Weis is still waiting to see whether he’ll have starting offensive linemen Mike Smithburg and Damon Martin available for Saturday’s game against Texas at Memorial Stadium.

University of Kansas Athletics - Late Night in the Phog Set for Oct. 10

The 2014 Late Night in the Phog, presented by Hy-Vee, will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Admission is free and will remain a ticketless, first-come, first-served event; no re-entry passes will be distributed. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and children 12 and under will not be admitted without an accompanying adult. The Fieldhouse doors will be closed when the arena reaches capacity.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kawinpakorn Finishes in Top 10 as Jayhawks Tie for Fifth in South Carolina

Behind a 2-under 70 by junior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn Tuesday, the Kansas women's golf team tied Yale for fifth at the Lady Paladin Invitational at Furman University Golf Course.

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Texas Longhorns coach Charlie Strong dismisses ninth player - ESPN

Junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle was dismissed by Texas for violating team rules Tuesday, becoming the ninth player kicked off the team by coach Charlie Strong this season.

The new Neuheisel: Former coach, Rose Bowl MVP now face of Pac-12 -

The former Colorado, Washington and UCLA coach has been out of the profession for three years and if someone called … "I'm interested," he said. "I'm not going to do it for anybody. I don't mean to sound like an ingrate. I'm at a point in my life where I want to like where I'm living. And I want to like the challenge and I want to have teammates interested in doing it." (Mr. Ed says: Would love for this guy to be roaming the sidelines in Lawrence next year.)

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Baseball's Best Fans

The Cubs topped St. Louis tonight on a walk-off, leaving at least one Cards fan to tarnish some otherwise friendly confines.

VIDEO: Detroit's Stephen Tulloch Injures Himself Celebrating - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

This was bound to happen. Detroit Lions have almost no practice with celebrating.

PHOTO, GIF: Pablo Sandoval and the most polite takeout slide of all -

San Fran third baseman Pablo Sandoval was presented with the opportunity to execute a crushing takeout slide. Instead, he opted for what may be termed a "gentleman's force play."

VIDEO: High School Kicker Banks Extra Point Off of Opponent's Head - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

If that’s not humiliating, it’s 38-0