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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: Halloween Edition

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GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-Oklahoma football game |
Last week, against the top-rated defense in the Big 12, freshman quarterback Ryan Willis was beat up and badgered all afternoon by the ferocious Oklahoma State pass rush. Hit on two of the game’s first three plays, Willis never looked comfortable against the Cowboys and was forced to endure his roughest day as a starter. With the conference’s second-ranked defense in town today, giving Willis more time to operate will be key to KU having a chance to compete with OU, which ranks first in the Big 12 in pass defense and pass defense efficiency

Dominant Sooners aim to keep KU winless | Pick Six |
There are plenty of reasons no one from the team is picking 0-7 Kansas to beat No. 14 Oklahoma (6-1 overall, 3-1 Big 12) Saturday at Memorial Stadium

Jayhawks will move Wednesday exhibition if World Series returns to K.C. |
If the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets reaches a Game 7, Kansas University basketball fans won’t have to worry about missing the Jayhawks’ opening exhibition of the 2015-16 season in order to follow the decisive MLB game.

Royals' Game 4 starter Chris Young played KU tough once too, Budig recalls |
Former Kansas University chancellor Gene Budig taught classes on the economics of sports at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs after finishing his post as the final president of the American League.

Homecoming foe to be tough test for KU football |
It’s homecoming weekend at Kansas University, and unlike many schools that schedule favorable match-ups for their football programs during the reunion weekend, KU is welcoming 14th-ranked Oklahoma to town for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

KU, TCU play to 1-all soccer draw |
A tie was not what Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis had in mind heading into the Jayhawks’ Senior Night.

Other Sports

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett cited for driving while intoxicated, suspended -
Ohio State starting quarterback J.T. Barrett was cited early Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while impaired, the school confimed in the wake of multiple reports. The Buckeyes have suspended Barrett for the Minnesota game, and Cardale Jones will likely start in the contest, resuming the role he held the first seven weeks of the season.

2015 World Series: Royals upset at first pitch, Syndergaard responds -
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had been a catalyst for the Royals in each of the first two games of the World Series and he's been awesome throughout the postseason, many times swinging at first-pitch fastballs.

LeBron James says he plans on playing all 82 games for Cavaliers -
LeBron James wants to play in every single game this season. The Cleveland Cavaliers star told reporters on Friday that, despite his back problems, going 82-for-82 is doable.

Other News

Zola's Twitter Story of Stripping and Murder Is the Best Thing You'll Read All Week | Complex
Last night a young lady by the Twitter name of @_zolarmoon randomly decided to bless her timeline with an absolutely ridiculous, absurd, so-outrageous-it-can't-be-true-which-probably-means-it's-very-true tale of strippers, Hooters, Florida, and murder. To quote Zola herself, "this story long but it's full of suspense." (ED Note, read the storify link. Its probably not true but still entertaining. Also LOTS of NSFW language)

Never Sleep Again: Your Ten Best Stories of Absolute Terror
We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on. These are the ten most terrifying

How Grantland Died
The four editors’ exits were coordinated, and Simmons, according to this source, told the editors who jumped ship with him that a condition of their employment was that they couldn’t warn anyone at ESPN they were leaving, in order to hit the site as hard as possible.