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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.15.15

It's his revenge for all the arguments he lost.

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- Kansas Sports -

Volleyball - No. 9 Kansas Outlasts Baylor, 3-1

"Baylor took the fight to us. Sometimes it is not going to be a pretty match, but we will take the effort," Kansas head coach Ray Bechard said. "We feel good about the fact that Baylor took away a lot of the things that we wanted to do, but we still found a way to win."

KU Football welcomes observers |

Although NCAA rules have required Thomas and Brooks to observe from a distance during their time in Lawrence, both said just getting the chance to be around Beaty and such an upbeat program has been a joy. What’s more, the tips they’ve shared and the words of encouragement they’ve offered already appear to have made an impact.

6 Questions with Fish Smithson

In this week's episode, Shaffer picks on KU safety Fish Smithson.

Five things Texas Tech fans need to know about Kansas, including its historically bad season | Dallas Morning News

Texas Tech (4-2, 1-2 in Big 12) can run its conference record back to .500 for the first time since the tail end of the 2013 season with a win this weekend.

Kansas Basketball Notebook: |

Jarrett Allen to visit Kansas; Trae Young enjoyed his visit to KU; Rawle Alkins tweets that he's going to Buffalo, retracts, and apologizes; Perry Ellis named to Vitale's second team All-Solid Gold; ESPN ranks Big 12 second-best league in the country behind ACC

Stanford, Oregon State Highlight 2016 Baseball Schedule

"We feel that with the experience our young team received a year ago, we are in a good position to have a chance to get back in the NCAA Tournament," head coach Ritch Price said. "I really like the series we have at home and how the conference schedule sets up. If we can take another step in the development of our younger players, it will create some opportunities for this club moving forward."

Women's Basketball - Jayhawks Selected to Finish 10th in Big 12 Action

Kansas women's basketball was selected to finish 10th in 2015-16 by the Big 12 coaches as released by the conference on Wednesday morning.

- College Sports -

SMU players issue statement to CBS Sports critical of NCAA penalties -

SMU's players issued a statement exclusively to CBS Sports on Wednesday. They called the NCAA's punishment of them unfair.

Q&A: Gregg Marshall on why he stayed at Wichita State -

Wichita State Gregg Marshall talks with CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein about why he turned down Alabama, last March's NCAA win over Kansas, and the Shockers' 2015-16 outlook.

- Professional Sports -

OL Hawkinson Signed To Active Roster

The Eagles made an adjustment to their offensive line on Tuesday, signing offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson off of the 49ers practice squad.

Royals top Astros in ALDS Game 5: Five things to know -

The Royals are moving on to the ALCS, and the Astros are heading home. Here are the takeaways from Wednesday night's deciding Game 5 of the ALDS.

Blue Jays advance to ALCS: 10 defining moments from Game 5 -

The Blue Jays are going to the ALCS. Here are the 10 defining moments from their ALDS Game 5 win over the Rangers.

The 'Man in the Cardinals Jacket' is the story of us all -

He showed up the ballgame dressed for success. But success was not his, so he went elsewhere.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Jose Bautista and the Most Valuable Bat-Flip of 2015 -

In Game 5 of the ALDS in Toronto, Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays hit a clutch, seventh-inning homer. The bat-flip that ensued may have been even better. (Mr Ed says: Jose Bautista is such a tool.)

WATCH: Kendrys Morales homer is icing on ALDS cake for Royals -

The Royals were probably going to win the ALDS, but then Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer to ice the thing. (Mr. Ed says: See, Morales didn't feel the need to show up the other team by hovering over home plate and then throwing his bat!)

WATCH: Master swordsman in Japan slices 100 mph fastball in half -

Isao Machii, a Japanese master swordsman, recently stepped into a batting cage and sliced a 100 mph fastball in half. He literally stepped into the box with his sword in its holster, waited for the pitch, and the cut the damn thing in half.