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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.26.15

At least he's a gentleman.

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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas LB Dineen continues to shine |

“The position is just coming easier for me,” said Dineen, who ranks fourth on the Kansas defense with 38 tackles, second in tackles for loss (3.5) and third in sacks (2). “I’m seeing movement better, and coach Kane and coach Bowen have both done a great job of helping me with my eyes and getting off blocks, all the stuff that comes with being a linebacker.”

Kansas' Homecoming Game vs. Oklahoma on Halloween Slated for 2:30 p.m.

Kansas football host Oklahoma for its annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 31. The game, which will air on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), has been tabbed for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff, the Big 12 Conference announced late Saturday evening.

Lightfoot’s coach no stranger to talent |

“He (Lightfoot) works hard, rose to the occasion on the club circuit. The better the competition the better he played. That’s the thing that impressed the schools that were recruiting him. He has that kind of ... it’s almost a little bit of that ‘Christian Laettner swag,’ believing he’s the best and he’s going to go out there and do it,” Keener added.

Arizona basketball recruiting: 2016 4-star forward Mitch Lightfoot commits to Kansas - Arizona Desert Swarm

After the Wildcats landed Lauri Markkenen, it was nearly inevitable that (Lightfoot) wasn't going to Arizona.

No. 7 Volleyball’s Winning Streak Ends at No. 2 Texas

"If this motivates the team to create more opportunities to improve in practice, then it would be a learning opportunity," Kansas head coach Ray Bechard said. "Simply to come in and experience this and not change the way we are going about our business wouldn't be productive, so we are hoping that's the case."

Golf - Welle's Career Day Helps Jayhawks Claim Second Title of the Season

Behind the veteran leadership of senior Ben Welle, the Kansas men's golf team will return to Lawrence with its bags weighing a little bit more, as the team was crowned champions of the Prices' Give 'Em Five Invitational Sunday afternoon.

KU Soccer to Host “Pack the Park” on Oct. 30

Several events will surround Kansas soccer's home finale to help fans pack Rock Chalk Park when the Jayhawks take on TCU Friday, Oct. 30. A pre-game tailgate, a Halloween costume parade and a KU soccer jersey raffle are just a few of the promotional activities fans will be able to enjoy when the Jayhawks close out the regular season in Lawrence against the Horned Frogs.

- College Sports -

Miami fires coach Al Golden after program's worst loss: 4 things to know -

Golden went 32-25 in his five seasons with the Hurricanes, never finishing with more than nine wins in a season. He led the team to two bowl games, but for a fan base that expects national titles, it simply wasn't enough.

UCF's George O'Leary resigns as coach; Barrett interim coach -

UCF's George O'Leary has resigned from his position as head coach just two weeks after stepping down as the program's interim athletic director. “In an effort to allow UCF to accelerate its search for my successor and clarify the facts regarding my future plans, I am retiring effective immediately."

Louisville coach Rick Pitino skipping ACC media day due to scandal -

Pitino put out a two-sentence statement: "I do not want the allegations we are facing to negatively impact the other 14 institutions on what should be a great event to talk about the approaching basketball season. I realize that while many would like to question me on the allegations, the NCAA does not permit me to speak on the subject."

Andre McGee, accused of paying for escorts at UL, resigns at UMKC -

Former Louisville director of basketball operations Andre McGee has tendered his resignation as assistant basketball coach at UMKC, the school announced on Friday.

- Professional Sports -

Ned Yost: 'I'm being a punk' for withholding Royals' Series rotation -

A little more than 24 hours after the Mets set their rotation for the World Series, the Royals manager declined, saying he doesn't want to reveal it right now and that he's "being a little bit of a punk," for choosing such a course.

Rose 'loves' Hoiberg's offense, will play in Bulls' season opener -

"I felt good. I just wanted to get a feel for the offense," Rose said. "I love the way Coach designed everything. He has me running downhill and catching the ball with a live dribble. There are a lot of lanes and so many opportunities to drive. It's open. I love it."

- In The News -

Adacia Chambers, suspect in fatal Oklahoma State parade car crash, held on 4 charges of second-degree murder

Adacia Chambers, a 25-year-old resident of the college town, was arrested after the Saturday crash on a driving while under the influence charge, and Stillwater police said Sunday she was being held on four additional counts of second-degree murder.

Maureen O'Hara, spirited movie star, dies at 95 | Fox News

Maureen O'Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim How Green Was My Valley to the uplifting Miracle on 34th Street and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films, has died. She was 95.