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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.22.15

The time-traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!

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Rough Response: Momentum tough to come by for KU football following recent solid outings | Tale of the Tait |

But while it's easy to remember last year's near upset of TCU or the Texas game at home that KU lost in the final 17 seconds a couple of years earlier, it's much harder to remember what happened in the week's that followed those close calls. The reason? Most of those results are ones the Jayhawks would rather forget.

6 Questions with Schyler Miles

In this week's episode, Shaffer picks on KU linebacker Schyler Miles.

Mason all business on court |

“I always keep the same face no matter what happens. That’s just me. I’ll try to smile more maybe this year. I don’t know,” Mason, KU’s 5-foot-11 junior point guard from Petersburg, Virginia said, his voice trailing off.

Women's Basketball - Jayhawks Host Big 12 on Campus to Preview 2015-16

Members of the Big 12 Conference ventured to Allen Fieldhouse to preview the 2015-16 season with Schneider, who enters his first season at the helm of KU's women's basketball program, along with junior forward Caelynn Manning-Allen and sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge.

Baseball - Hot Bats and Strong Arms Prevail in Cooler Temperatures

NCAA rules dictate that baseball teams are allowed 45 days in the fall to hold 27 practices and the Kansas baseball team wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity to improve its skills and build for the 2016 campaign.

No. 7 Volleyball Sweeps Oklahoma, Improves to 19-0

No. 7 University of Kansas Volleyball continued to extend its program-recorded winning streak with a commanding 3-0 sweep over Oklahoma in front of a sold-out Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday night.

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Big 12's March disappointment set stage for returning veterans - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

It seems to be motivating everybody. Take Iowa State's Georges Niang -- who, like Hield, turned down the NBA draft this spring, returning to a veteran-laden top-10 team not only for economic reasons but because he couldn't end college like that. "Wherever you go, you want to leave a legacy people remember," Niang said. "I wouldn't want to be remembered for leaving after losing to UAB."

Big 12 preview: Kansas Jayhawks pursuing 12th straight title - College Basketball -

Big 12 preview: Kansas looks to capture its 12th conference title in a row, with Iowa State and Oklahoma in close pursuit.

19 teams can still make the College Football Playoff -

College football has reached the midway point of the 2015 season, yet so little has been decided. With 19 teams still in play for the College Football Playoff, the second half of the campaign may be more a marathon than a sprint.

Two women are trying out to be the next kicker of the Florida Gators -

Over 216 Florida students initially signed up to try out for a walk-on spot on the Florida roster after the school sent out a call earlier this week, and on Wednesday, 77 of them actually showed up to try out for the job. And of those 77, two are women, as can be seen in this photo.

- Professional Sports -

NLCS not about curses or chokes; was all about Mets dominating Cubs -

The Mets are advancing to the World Series not because the Cubs are cursed or choked, but because the Mets dominated the entire series.

Calvin Johnson: 'I don't think anybody understands' catch rule now -

"I thought I understood the rule," Johnson said Wednesday, via the Detroit Free Press. "I don't think anybody does now."

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View from above: Exploring the fifth deck at Rogers Centre -

Rogers Centre is one of the rare big league ballparks with five decks. Here's a look at the sky high view.

Al Michaels trolls gamblers by saying 'Deflategate' four times fast -

He then proceeded to tell Cris Collinsworth -- and the entire world -- about a prop bet for number of times "Deflategate" was said on the telecast. (It was set by our pals at at 2.5, although there was a limit on how much per bet could be wagered.) Michaels quickly took care of the over.