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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.14.15


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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas Ready for Weekend Matchup with Texas Tech

Kansas head football coach David Beaty met with members of the media Tuesday to discuss the Jayhawks' weekend matchup with Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 17, at Memorial Stadium.

On the attack: Freshman receiver Jeremiah Booker makes mark |

“We always had thought, after a couple days of practice, ‘Man, he’s gonna play for us early,’” offensive coordinator Rob Likens said. “He kind of has it all. Booker’s one of those kids that has gained everybody’s respect since the day he stepped on campus just because of how hard he works.”

VIDEO - Likens likes what he has seen from freshmen Willis and Booker | KUsports Video |

Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rob Likens discusses true freshman Ryan Willis’ first career start, against Baylor, praising the QB for not being intimidated and extending plays under pressure.

AUDIO - Game week Q&A: David Beaty on Texas Tech, learning from Kliff Kingsbury (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty talks with media members about some injury issues, Saturday’s game against Texas Tech and what he learned from Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury, among other topics.

KU Lands Four on Naismith Hall of Fame Preseason Watch Lists

KU forward Perry Ellis is on the Karl Malone Award Watch List for the nation's top power forward, while Frank Mason III is on the Bob Cousy Award Watch List for the nation's top point guard. The Jayhawk tandem of Wayne Selden Jr., and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk are on the Julius Erving Award Watch List for the top small forward in the country.

Volleyball - Havili Named National Player of the Week

The NCAA leader in assists, University of Kansas sophomore setter Ainise Havili, was recognized as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on Tuesday. She becomes the fourth Jayhawk to win the national award, given to the top player in NCAA Division I volleyball each week during the season.

Volleyball - No. 9 Kansas visits Baylor on Wednesday

No. 9 Kansas (17-0, 5-0 Big 12) brings a program-best 17-match winning streak and the NCAA's leading offense into a road match at Baylor (13-5, 1-3) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The match will be available on the radio at KLWN-AM 1320 in Lawrence or through

Golf - Kansas Completes Another Top-Five Placing

For the fourth time in four events in the 2015-16 campaign, the Kansas men's golf team finished in the top-five of a tournament, after placing third in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic Tuesday.

- College Sports -

Bottom 10: Made-up rivalries and Monday meet the Bottom 10

While the deluge of Breaking News! almost did in the Bottom 10, we can still get behind the idea of made-up rivalry games like that pioneered by UConn and UCF.

- Professional Sports -

Cubs beat Cardinals to advance to NLCS: Eight things to know -

The Cubs are going to the NLCS. They beat the Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday. Here are eight things to know about the game.

Mike Tomlin is not worried about the clock operator (or concessions) -

Eighteen seconds mysteriously vanished before the Steelers' game-winning drive Monday, but the clock operator is apparently of no concern to coach Mike Tomlin.

Chargers cheerleaders have their own waterboy, everyone wants his job -

The water boy for the Charger cheerleaders seems to have the most popular job in San Diego.