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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.13.15


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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas at Oklahoma State Set for 2:30 p.m., on FS1

Kansas football will travel to Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 24. The game, which will air on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), is slated for 2:30 p.m., the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday.

Jayhawks Host Red Raiders in Second-Straight Home Game

Head coach David Beaty and the Kansas football team continue their homestand as they welcome in Texas Tech for KU's annual Jayhawks for a Cure game, Saturday, Oct. 17. Kickoff against the Red Raiders is slated for 11 a.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

Willis again: Freshman will get second start |

Willis, who handled the snaps during Saturday’s 66-7 loss to Baylor in place of injured starters Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford, did enough good things and played with enough poise, pride and promise to earn another shot this week against Texas Tech, 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Freshman QB Ryan Willis giving Kansas Jayhawks hope for future - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

"I loved his approach," Beaty said after the game. "I loved the way he attacked each series. He was never discouraged at all. The guy was excited about going out there and playing. I love that he loves to play football."

Late Night visitors impressed by dorm |

Three of the country’s top high school junior basketball players — No. 3-ranked Michael Porter, No. 26 Trae Young and No. 37 Mitchell Ballock of Eudora High — took a tour of Kansas University’s new living facility, McCarthy Hall, before Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog.

KU Football Professional Round Up: Week Five

12 Jayhawks continue making their mark at the game's highest level. A weekly recap of how Kansas football players fared in the professional ranks of the National Football League and the Canadian Football League is below.

No. 9 Volleyball Continues Climb in National Rankings

"Being a top-10 team is really a great thing for our program, but we are not losing sight of our goals of improving each day to give ourselves the chance to win the Big 12 and perform at a high level in the postseason," KU head coach Ray Bechard said.

Volleyball - Havili’s Decision Making Key to Offensive Success

"She served great and put our team in good situations with her decision making," Kansas head coach Ray Bechard said. "She had a real good feel for determining what matchups give us success. Once we talk about the game plan, she does a good job of taking ownership of that and executing it on the court."

- College Sports -

Reports: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring: 6 things to know -

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has decided to retire, ending his storied career at the age of 70, according to Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated. Spurrier reportedly told the team of his plans Monday evening, informing them that an interim coach will be announced Tuesday, according to Josh Kendall of The State.

USC fires football coach Steve Sarkisian: 4 things to know -

USC announced on Monday that Steve Sarkisian had been terminated as the Trojans' football coach.

North Carolina Tar Heels are No. 1 in preseason Top 25 (and one) -

UNC returns its top four scorers -- and every rotation player except J.P. Tokoto -- from a team that finished 26-12 and won five of its last seven games. Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland and Virginia round out the top five of the preseason rankings.

- Professional Sports -

Royals stun Astros to stay alive in ALDS: Seven defining moments -

Eighth-inning rally by Royals in Game 4 flips script on Carlos Correa and Astros, who were six outs from advancing to ALDS.

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Texas governor prematurely congratulates Astros on ALDS win -

The Astros will have their shot at making Governor Abbott look like a prophet in Game 5 on Wednesday. Until then, the entire city of Houston has to have a pretty awful taste in its mouth.

Does this Kansas State player change jerseys or is Bill Snyder a wizard? -

A Kansas State player changed jerseys magically against TCU.

LOOK: Arby's tweets at Steve Spurrier following retirement report -

Brands never miss an opportunity, and Arby's made sure to capitalize on this one with a pretty great tweet.

LOOK: Women's college soccer player scores fantastic bicycle kick -

It was Central Florida's Carol Rodrigues who scored the goal of the week with this stunning effort.

Don't be like Short Shorts Bill Self

I've been to Manhattan, KS, "The Little Apple," FOUR TIMES!!