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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.11.2015

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For the night is dark and full of terrors

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Kansas Sports

Outmatched: No. 3 Baylor speeds past Kansas | KUsports.com
For exactly five minutes and 33 seconds of Saturday's 66-7 mismatch in front of a crowd of 25,910 at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team hung in there with third-ranked Baylor.

KU volleyball 17-0? ‘Hell yeah!’ | KUsports.com
“I mean, we’ve been working really hard starting from this spring when we went to Europe (as team) and the summer (workouts on campus). It’s been a grind pretty much,” added Dockery, who blasted a team-leading 12 kills.

David Beaty explains punting on fourth-and-short | KUsports.com
For the second week in a row, a fourth-down decision early in the game was a part of Kansas University football coach David Beaty's postgame press conference, following Saturday's 66-7 loss to Baylor at Memorial Stadium.

Hoops recruit big fan of KU's McCarthy Hall | KUsports.com
“One thing I like about Kansas are the new dorms,” Bol told Jayhawkslant.com. “I have never seen anything like the new dorms before.”

Brennan Bechard recalls ‘lucky’ $10K shot | KUsports.com
Seven years after his playing career ended, Brennan Bechard on Friday night wound up as No. 2 highlight on ESPN “SportsCenter Plays of the Day.”

Mammoth Baylor TE LaQuan McGowan grabs first TD of season | KUsports.com
“People think I’m slow,” McGowan said. “Well, compared to smaller guys, yeah, I’m slow. When you put me up against big guys, I’m just as fast as the next guy.”

Fine-tuned: Bragg provides Late Night highlight | KUsports.com
That wasn’t Billy Joel, Elton John or Stevie Wonder dressed in black coat, white shirt, jeans and black shoes and sitting in front of a black grand piano under a spotlight at center court of Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Other Sports

USMNT falls to Mexico 3-2 in thrilling CONCACAF Cup - CBSSports.com
For the first time since 2011, Mexico has beaten its neighbors to the north. 'El Tri' got its first victory over Jurgen Klinsmann on Saturday night, a 3-2 result in extra time over US in the CONCACAF Cup.

NFL very likely to play regular season game in Mexico City in 2016 - CBSSports.com
While there was little tangible news to come out of the NFL's owners meeting last week in New York, there was a very strong sense among the clubs in attendance that a regular season game will be played in Mexico next season. It was a strong topic of discussion in the meeting -- the league office is not hiding its support of the idea and teams anticipate the NFL beginning the process of finding a team to agree to part with a home game shortly.

United States wins 2015 Presidents Cup 15.5 to 14.5 over Internationals - CBSSports.com
The United States won its ninth Presidents Cup overall and sixth straight on Sunday in South Korea. It was a lot more complicated than that, though. For the first time in Presidents Cup history, the tournament was decided by the final match (Bill Haas vs. Sangmoon Bae).

Report: Giants Tight End Daniel Fells Could Lose Foot To MRSA Infection
Daniel Fells suffered an ankle injury in practice a little over a week ago. Initially, it wasn’t thought to be serious. He was given a cortisone shot for the pain and coach Tom Coughlin was optimistic he’d play last week. Instead, he went to the hospital with 104-degree fever and has since undergone five surgeries to combat a nasty Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection centered near his ankle.

Rutgers Loses Mind, Spikes Ball On Fourth Down
Hapless Rutgers somehow found themselves with a shot to tie up fourth-ranked Michigan State and force overtime in New Jersey. But that shot was wasted when confusion reigned and quarterback Chris Laviano spiked the ball instead of organizing a hail mary attempt. It’s as if for 59 minutes and 50 seconds, the Scarlet Knights performed like a competent football team; in the final moments, they kept it real.

Around the Big 12

NCAA College Football Recap - Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns - Oct 10, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Charlie Strong put that gold cowboy hat on his head and flashed a huge smile filled with relief, joy and vindication.

NCAA College Football Recap - Iowa State Cyclones at Texas Tech Red Raiders - Oct 10, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was happy with the three interceptions his Red Raiders came up with and how they won on both sides of the ball on third downs in beating Iowa State 66-31 on Saturday.

NCAA College Football Recap - Oklahoma State Cowboys at West Virginia Mountaineers - Oct 10, 2015 - CBSSports.com
Walsh scored on a 2-yard run on fourth down and No. 21 Oklahoma State held West Virginia scoreless on its overtime possession to beat the Mountaineers 33-26 on Saturday night.

NCAA College Football Recap - TCU Horned Frogs at Kansas State Wildcats - Oct 10, 2015 - CBSSports.com
TCU's players spent the week laughing in practice, joking in team meetings, and coach Gary Patterson kept warning them about overlooking a trip to Kansas State.

Other News

Randy Quaid Detained in Vermont After Attempting to Enter United States
Actor, eccentric, and fugitive from justice Randy Quaid was detained in Vermont while trying to cross into the United States from Canada this weekend, police said Saturday. He is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

"The Meanest Mommy" Allegedly Made Kids Watch Mommie Dearest While Duct-Taped to Chairs
After her kids called her “the meanest mommy,” a Nebraska woman decided to show them who the meanest mommy really is: Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest. The woman allegedly made the boys watch the film while duct-taped into their chairs.