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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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.)
Because where else can you see a guy with a lineman’s number try to play quarterback.
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The Cubs topped St. Louis tonight on a walk-off, leaving at least one Cards fan to tarnish some otherwise friendly confines.
This was bound to happen. Detroit Lions have almost no practice with celebrating.
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."
If that’s not humiliating, it’s 38-0