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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.02.15

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- Kansas Sports -

KU looking for a few good (D-line)men |

Beaty wants more production out of Olobia and Mosby, in particular, because he isn’t satisfied with KU’s eight total tackles for loss. Defensive tackle Corey King has one and fellow senior DT Kapil Fletcher was credited with 0.5.

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"It's terrible," Mason, now an analyst for the Big Ten Network, says of Kansas's recent coaching turnover. "There's absolutely no continuity in that program. It's not just that you're changing the coach. You're changing recruiting emphasis. You're changing assistant coaches. You know, coaching is so much about relationships, internally and externally. It's been a disaster."

Kansas Football is doomed, and other sports are paying the price

It's certainly not for lack of funds. In 2008, the program built a $31 million football complex; in 2014, a $34 million renovation began at Memorial Stadium. This largesse, however, came while other Kansas sports—tennis, swimming, men's soccer—were being axed. The football team's inability to make a return on the school's investment has turned Kansas into a cautionary tale for modern big-time college sports, in which football is king and, more important, cash cow.

Kansas Jayhawks still awaiting clearance for touted freshman Cheick Diallo

This is not the first time the Jayhawks have been in this predicament. Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor went through the same process a few years ago, and the NCAA eventually ruled them partial qualifiers. They had to sit out one season before becoming eligible.

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KU Basketball Media Day notes

Waiting game: Diallo ‘thrilled’ to be back on court |

“I don’t really know. I don’t want to say anything — bad stuff now — that’s why I say I don’t want to talk about it. I just want to play this year. I’m focusing on practice now and doing what I’m supposed to do,” said Diallo, who will be allowed to play in next Friday’s Late Night in the Phog.

Kansas Men's Basketball Holds Media Day

The 11-time defending Big 12 champion Kansas men's basketball team met with members of the media Thursday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse to preview the upcoming 2015-16 campaign.

Two Jayhawk Fans Get Chance to Win $10K from Bill Self at Late Night

During the evenings' festivities, one male and one female present at Late Night will be randomly selected to each attempt two half-court shots. Should they make just one of the two attempts, Self will write a $10,000 check made out to them on the spot. Additionally, should the contestant not want to shoot, she and/or he can choose anyone in the facility, other than a current KU player or recruit, to shoot on their behalf. Only high school graduates or older will be eligible for this opportunity.

Bill Self Media Day Press Conference Video

Watch as Kansas head coach Bill Self meets with the media inside the media room Allen Fieldhouse at 4:05 p.m. (CT), part of KU men's basketball media day.

Softball - Jayhawks Roll Past Baker in Fall Opener, 10-0

"We honestly had done one scrimmage at practice before today, so we didn't know what to expect," said head coach Megan Smith. "This was truly just our second scrimmage of the fall. I felt like we were a little nervous at first, but we settled in really well. It's good to finally get out there and let them play."

Swimming and Diving - Kansas Prepares to Launch 2015-16 Season with Crimson and Blue Meet

Kansas swimming and diving hopes to see some early results of its weeks of pre-season hardwork when the team takes to the pool for Friday's Crimson and Blue Meet, designed to be a fun and light-hearted contest to prepare for the regular season inside Robinson Natatorium.

Cross Country - Jayhawks Ready to Host Rim Rock Classic Saturday

One of the nation's most popular cross country courses will be showcased this weekend in Lawrence when the Kansas men's and women's teams host the Rim Rock Classic Saturday morning, Oct. 3.

- College Sports -

Is Penn State seriously considering moving on from Beaver Stadium? -

Penn State has hired an architecture firm to suggest renovations for Beaver Stadium, and could possibly replace it within the next decade.

Another bowl: NCAA approves inaugural Arizona Bowl for Dec. 29 -

The Arizona Bowl has a sponsor and officially becomes the 41st bowl game for this season.

Texas A&M regent: We should play Texas to add 'cupcake' to schedule -

“I'm going to advocate that the Aggies play Texas again in the near future. Because of our brutal SEC West schedule, where we play the likes of Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, etc., the Aggies need some cupcake games to rest and heal,” Buzbee wrote Wednesday. "In my view, Texas is just as weak if not weaker than the non-conference games we play, so we may as well play them."

Arrested TCU players are back at practice, could play against Texas -

The two TCU players arrested for alleged assault and stealing a case of beer are back at practice with the Horned Frogs and could play Saturday.

Ekpre-Olomu expected to be first to collect on loss of draft value insurance -

Keith Lerner told CBS Sports Thursday night that Ekpre-Olomu is in the process of collecting a $3 million claim after suffering a season-ending knee injury in December. The All-American corner, projected to be a first-round draft choice last May, slipped to the seventh round after blowing out his ACL before the College Football Playoff National Championship.

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