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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.12.15

Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?

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- Kansas Sports -

The Day After: Burned by Baylor | Tale of the Tait |

Until the talent and experience level of Kansas football is upgraded dramatically, these types of games — especially against these types of opponents — are going to remain the norm around here.

KU’s Ogletree keeps fighting, talking |

“I have fun playing football,” Ogletree said. “I don’t have fun losing, but I definitely have fun playing.”

Texas offensive lineman Hughes commits to Kansas University |

Hughes, a three-star recruit per Rivals, had California and Houston among the schools offering him a scholarship.

No. 10 Volleyball Sweeps Iowa State, Continues Dominance

"I think Iowa State is the best, most balanced team we've played so far this season," Bechard said. "Our aim is to win the Big 12 title, and defeating a team like that is a step in the right direction. We can't lose at home, period."

Women's Soccer - Déjà Vu: Late Heroics Lift Kansas Past Oklahoma, 1-0

The victory moved the Jayhawks to 8-5-1 on the year, including a 3-1-0 record in Big 12 play. Oklahoma lost its first match in seven outings, falling to 8-5-2 in 2015 with a 1-1-2 record in conference.

Major Dan Rooney Visits Women’s Golf Practice

Major Dan Rooney, founder of the organization Folds of Honor, visited the team to impart some words of wisdom. Rooney, a KU men's golfer from 1992-96, was in Lawrence to accept a Distinguished Alumni Award from the KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

- College Sports -

Maryland fires coach Randy Edsall -

Maryland announced Sunday morning that it fired coach Randy Edsall.

USC coach Steve Sarkisian to take leave of absence -

"This has all kind of happened very quickly," Haden said. "I got a call that Coach Sarkisian wasn't at practice. I just learned about this about 1 o'clock [Pacific Time]. I called Steve. I talked to him. It was very clear to me that he is not healthy. "I asked him to take an indefinite leave of absence, and Clay Helton will serve as our interim head coach."

NCAA accuses Louisiana-Lafayette of major recruiting violations -

The reported violations center around former assistant coach David Saunders, who is accused of directing certain recruits to a specific ACT testing center and arranging for an ACT supervisor to either complete the tests for the students and/or alter their answers to improve their scores. Saunders is also accused of paying for one recruit's living arrangements for two years while the recruit was enrolled in a junior college.

- Videos of the Day -

KU players dogpile Topekan after he wins $10,000 check from Bill Self following half-court shot |

KU sophomore and Topeka native Jerrod Martin Castro was the big winner at Late Night, as he earned a $10,000 check from KU coach Bill Self after director of basketball operations Brennan Bechard hit his second of two half-court shots.

TCU's Boykin, Doctson connect for 55-yard game-winning TD -

You'll never guess who hooked-up to save TCU's bacon at Kansas State on Saturday.

WATCH: Broncos' Chris Harris Jr. with a pick-six vs. Oakland

Against Oakland on Sunday, Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr. intercepted a pass from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the fourth quarter. Harris ran the ball back 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Broncos a 16-7 lead.