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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.1.2015

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6 Questions with Courtney Arnick
In this week's episode, Shaffer picks on KU LB Courtney Arnick.

Women's Soccer - Jayhawks Set to Open Big 12 Play Against Longhorns Friday

KU will try to carry its momentum into its Big 12 opener when it welcomes the Texas Longhorns to Rock Chalk Park on Friday, Oct. 2. The match is slated to kick off at 7 p.m., and can be viewed on YouTube.

KU’s Coleby Tears ACL, Out for 2015-16

"Dwight tore his ACL last Friday (Sept. 25) during a light team workout," Self said. "It was a non-contact injury that was unfortunate for him, particularly because he came here this year to practice against our guys and get better. Even though it is a setback for him, through hard work, he'll come back and he'll be stronger than he ever has been by this time next year."

Women's Soccer - Jayhawks’ Big 12 Matches Available Online

Kansas fans will have the opportunity to enjoy Jayhawk soccer like never before over the coming month as all eight of the Jayhawks' remaining matches will be available on web stream, television, radio or all of these platforms. The stretch begins this weekend as Kansas opens its Big 12 slate against Texas on Oct. 2 at Rock Chalk Park.

KU Rowing Announces Jayhawk Jamboree Details, 2015-16 Schedule

The Jayhawks christen the season with the third annual Jayhawk Jamboree on Oct. 18. The fan-friendly regatta is one of three races in the state of Kansas for the Jayhawks this season. The Jamboree has become a festive event not just for Kansas rowing, but the Lawrence community in recent history.

Diallo permitted to practice, Self says |

"He’s basically clear to practice until everything is resolved (regarding initial eligibility as decided by NCAA Eligibility Center)," Self told the Journal-World on Wednesday night. "It’s a positive that he’s able to be out there with the guys but by no means is it that he can compete (in games) yet."

KU snapper Goldenberg perseveres |

"I just wanted to help the Kansas football program," said Goldenberg, who initially joined the Jayhawks in January of 2014 after being told before the 2013 season that the walk-on program was full. "That was my main focus. I worked out real hard, snapped pretty well all summer, and things fell in line. I got an opportunity and ran with it."

Kansas at Iowa State could be the closest game of a busy Big 12 weeken - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

The Big 12 features plenty of interesting battles this weekend, but the matchup between the Jayhawks and Cyclones could end up being the most competitive game of the weekend after an average of 2.2 points has separated the teams in their past 10 meetings. Iowa State has won six of those meetings

Kansas' Bill Self hopeful on Cheick Diallo, but preparing for all scenarios -
"It would definitely force our hand to play different if we didn't have him," Self said. "But the one most pleasant surprise we've had so far has been Carlton Bragg. I feel confident that we have enough punch up front, but we just won't be very big if we don't have Cheick."

KU football is at rock bottom, but they are still my guys - St. Louis American: Sports Eye
Fast forward to 2015, and KU has one of the – in not the – worst teams in FBS college football. Several ESPN writers lampooned last Saturday’s KU at Rutgers game as one of the worst matchups of the last half-century. Pathetic KU has just 65 players on scholarship out of a possible 85. We can thank former coach Charlie Weis for that nonsense. More on that later.

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The Scarlet Program: Disarray, Dysfunction, and Dismal Pride at Rutgers "
Rutgers, which played its first football game in 1869, and which very much enjoys reminding anyone who will listen that its school is the Birthplace of College Football, is currently experiencing several decades’ worth of crisis all at once. Things started to go sideways with the dismissal of six players, five prior to the season opener and another days later, following arrests on robbery and assault charges in connection with a series of home invasions.

Men’s Basketball: Inside the at-times troubled relationship between Hoiberg’s Cyclones and ISU athletic administration | Ames Tribune

The day after claiming the Diamond Head Classic championship in Hawaii in December 2013, the Iowa State men’s basketball team used luggage as beds and pillows in a hotel ballroom.

Court shuts down plan to pay athletes, says NCAA violates antitrust law -

In a significant ruling from Ed O'Bannon case, an appeals court upheld a decision that NCAA rules violated antitrust laws but did vacate an injunction allowing athletes to be paid up to $5,000 per year in deferred compensation.

Colts punter: If fake punt fails, coach probably punches me in the face -

Funny story: that fake punt Pat McAfee successfully pulled off deep in his own territory with the Colts facing a 10-points second-half deficit? He was freelancing.