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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.04.14

A look-see around today's internets.

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- Kansas Football -

University of Kansas Athletics - Restless Kansas Football Team Anxious for Weekend Contest

Saturday's game will be televised on the Jayhawk Television Network and kicks off from Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.

Three & Out with Southeast Missouri State... | Tale of the Tait |

Southeast Missouri State is 1-18 all-time vs. FBS opponents, with the lone victory coming via a 24-14 triumph over Middle Tennessee in 2002.

SEMO’s 77 points catch Kansas’ eyes |

"I’m guessing that has lifted up their confidence," Reynolds said. "We all know that not many people respect Kansas football, and we just want to change that this year. We want to show our identity, and we want to be seen as an aggressive, tough defense and a fast defense from beginning to end."

Big 12 stat check: Week 2 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas: Montell Cozart did not exceed 12 pass attempts in any of his three starts last season, which was probably a safe move. He was a true freshman, and trying to force throws and do too much might've been harmful for his development. What will new OC John Reagan ask of Cozart for his sophomore debut? Keep an eye on how he fares now that, presumably, he'll have more freedom to operate in the passing game.

Searching for breakthrough, Kansas football faces another difficult schedule | The Kansas City Star

On Saturday, Charlie Weis opens his third season at Kansas, which has the country’s 23rd-toughest schedule as rated by college football analyst Phil Steele. Why don’t the Jayhawks, whose football program has been on life support for four years, schedule an easy non-conference slate? For one, the price of "guarantee" games has gone up.

- Kansas Sports -

Men's basketball first in proposed Allen Fieldhouse apartments |

Earlier this year, KU sought from the Legislature $17.5 million in bonding authority to build the apartments. Legislators rejected the project, which some called extravagant. Days later, KU officials announced they would seek private donations for the project.

University of Kansas Athletics - Josh Pollard Joins Kansas Men’s Basketball Team

A native of Cedar Hills, Utah, Josh Pollard, nephew of former KU men's basketball standout Scot Pollard, graduated from Orem High School in Orem, Utah, in 2012. The 6-4 guard then served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Los Angeles before enrolling at KU.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Heads West to Pioneer Classic

A tournament title and a character-building rebound performance already handed the young Kansas volleyball team a list of learning opportunities. Next on the docket is the Jayhawks' first road trip, traveling to Denver, Colorado, for the Pioneer Classic, Sept. 5-6.

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Journey to Boulder for Date with Buffaloes Friday

Kansas soccer will attempt to move to 5-0 for the fourth time in program history as the Jayhawks face former conference foe Colorado on Friday, Sept. 5 at Prentup Field in Boulder, Colorado. The match, set for 5:30 p.m. (CT), will be the 17th meeting between the former conference rivals.

- College Sports -

Iowa State coordinator Mark Mangino prepares his first run through familiar territory | The Wichita Eagle

Mangino is back to putting in the long hours he did during his rise up the coaching ranks, from K-State assistant to Oklahoma coordinator to Kansas head coach, because that is still what he thinks gives his team an advantage.

Florida Gators, Idaho Vandals won't make up suspended game - ESPN

Florida will pay Idaho its $975,000 guarantee by Feb. 1, 2015, as per the schools' contract. The Gators and Vandals also agreed to schedule a game in 2017. It is unclear as to whether Florida will pay Idaho expenses for the game or a completely different payment for the 2017 game.

College football programs & the EDM tunes they should adopt - Barking Carnival

Since this 'Sandstorm' situation at South Carolina seems to be more entrenched than Scipio Tex at a thesaurus convention, we might as well get the rest of the CFB landscape started with their own terrible EDM tunes. Here are a few suggestions for the Big 12 and some of our football brethren around the country.

- Pics and Videos of the Day -

Storm causes delay in Tropicana Field (a domed stadium) -

There was one bank of lights in particular that could be seen on the broadcast that was wiped out, but the wide view makes it seem less than substantial, as Blue Jays reporter Scott MacArthur illustrates with a side helping of snark.

GIF: Oswaldo Arcia was perhaps not expecting a pinch-runner -

No one gets the drop on Oswaldo Arcia, see? Least of all an ill-intentioned pinch-runner.

This will not be among the greatest home run calls you've ever heard -

On Tuesday night, the White Sox topped the Twins by a score of 6-3 in 10 innings. The clincher was Tyler Flowers' two-run homer in the 10th. Of course, it was late by then, the Sox already had the lead, and broadcaster Steve Stone was possibly ready for the whole affair to be done with.

Kansas City Royals Bandwagon Fan Application - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

Mr. Ed says: This might be my most favorite thing I've seen on the internets since I started doing the links!!

PICTURE: Oklahoma, Where "YOU'RE" Degree is Within Reach! - SportsPickle | SportsPickle

You’re degree is within reach at Oklahoma, it just won’t be a degree in English.

- This Day in Sports History -

1972 - Mark Spitz captured his seventh Olympic gold medal; Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven gold medals, and world records were set in each of his seven events.

1993 - Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, pitched a no-hitter for the New York Yankees.

2002 - The Oakland A's won their 20th game in a row, an AL-record.

2002 - St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa got his 1,905th MLB win, tying Casey Stengel for eighth place.

- Daily Trivia -

Yesterday's question: Kansas last played Wichita State in 1984, a 31-7 Jayhawk victory.

Today's question: Since 1950, what is the most amount of points the KU football team has scored in a single game?  Bonus points for year and opponent.