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Kansas Jayhawks Gameday News and Notes: 10.17.2015

Gettin' paid is my forte

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

If you are near Lawrence, go check out the RCT tailgate. Sources close to the Mikeville camp have confirmed reports that hot dogs and beer will be served. Come out and have a good time!

Kansas Sports

Texas Tech another heavy favorite | Pick Six |
Winless in the still young stages of the David Beaty coaching era, Kansas football will have to upset high-scoring Texas Tech on Saturday (11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium) to put an end to the program’s eight-game losing streak, which dates back to last season’s victory over Iowa State.

Getting to know the high-scoring Red Raiders | Smithology |
Seven days after facing a deadly Baylor offense, the Jayhawks (0-5 overall, 0-2 Big 12) will have to deal with another point-scoring machine — even if Kingsbury, whom David Beaty ranks among the top five humans he knows, decides not to pile on in the second half.

Red Raiders should have easy time versus Jayhawks | Red Raiders
Kansas could pose a threat. But, it probably won’t. The Jayhawks’ most competitive game of the year came against South Dakota State. They lost because they fumbled the snap when they were trying to spike the ball and kick a field goal. This game shouldn’t be close. The Jayhawks may not win a game this season. If Texas Tech were to lose to them it would mean it plays its worst game of the season — think 15 or more penalties and at least three turnovers. That’s possible. But not likely.

Raiders showing respect for KU |
The Texas Tech Red Raiders, who visit Lawrence today for an 11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium against the winless Kansas University football team, may be bringing the nation’s top-rated pass offense and one of the Big 12’s highest-scoring teams to town, but that does not mean for a second they’re looking past the Jayhawks.

Inside McCarthy Hall, the KU basketball team’s ‘insane’ new home |
Just opened last week on Naismith Drive next to Allen Fieldhouse, Marie S. McCarthy Hall is home to the 16-member KU men’s basketball team plus 21 non-athlete upperclassmen — all male students. There’s also an extra apartment for guests, such as recruits or visiting family members.

Diallo named to Abdul-Jabbar watch list |
Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo has been named to the 20-member watch list for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.

Other Sports

Edinson Volquez shuts down Blue Jays | FOX Sports
Edinson Volquez says that every player watches baseball shows on TV, knows what all of the analysts are talking about. So yes, he had heard all of the criticism of his past postseason performances. And on Friday night, he was motivated by it.

Report: Lamar Odom is conscious and breathing on own, spoke a few words -
In what has been a harrowing week for Lamar Odom, there may finally be some very encouraging news about the two-time NBA champion who was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel after what has reportedly being treated as a drug overdose.

Browns QB Johnny Manziel pulled over by police, admits to drinking -
Johnny Manziel, who spent 10 weeks last offseason in a rehab facility, was pulled over Monday evening by Avon (Ohio) police during a domestic dispute, and alcohol was involved.

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Steer Dead
Bevo XIV, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot, died today. He was 13

Joel Embiid Drinking Shirley Temples By The Pitcher Is Today's Great NBA Gossip
The Cauldron has a new report on the state of the Philadelphia 76ers, which features all sorts of “league sources” relaying instances of internal strife. The best part of the story concerns Joel Embiid’s alleged obsession with Shirley Temples.