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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.05.15

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a (darn).

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- Kansas Sports -

KU football remains positive |

“I think it’s a challenge for them,” Beaty said. “We’re the adults in this deal. We’re not necessarily allowed to have bad days. They have bad days. So the more we can keep our emotions in tune and in check … and that’s difficult for grown men. That’s difficult for us. But that’s why I hired the guys I hired. They know how to handle these young men.”

Notebook: KU defense again struggles to stop run |

“It wasn't surprising to me that (ISU) coach (Paul Rhoads) ran the football at us,” Beaty said. “And they executed very well. We have to do a great job of playing technique, being assignment sound and then we've gotta get bigger and stronger so we don't get moved quite as much and those holes get smaller. We've got a lot of work to do. We're not there yet.”

The Day After: Blown out by the Cyclones in Ames | Tale of the Tait |

This thing is starting to look a little scary. Nobody expected KU to win many games this season and a good chunk of those of follow the program knew that a winless season could be in the cards. But within that framework, the hope and, really, the expectation, was that the Jayhawks would look a little better each week and put a product on the field that was (a) disciplined, (b) played hard and (c) one fans could be proud of. That was during the first week or week and a half, but in the past few games things seem to have gone in the wrong direction.

Kansas, K-State, ‘sawing wood’ and why David Beaty’s challenge might be harder than Bill Snyder’s | The Kansas City Star

David Beaty may have the hardest job in college sports. He is to build strength from rubble and credibility from pity. He will be mocked if he fails, because that’s how we treat sports. He is attacking this job every day, with everything he has. Beaty is the football coach at Kansas, and it hasn’t taken long for him to learn the value of self-deprecation.

Beaty after Iowa State loss - Jayhawk Slant

The Jayhawks fell to Iowa State 38-13. Kansas head coach David Beaty met with the media and here is Q&A in the post-game press conference.

Diallo, Bragg go 1-2 in hype |

“Carlton is one of the most talented big guys we’ve had since I’ve been here. Offensively, obviously, a Marcus Morris-type guy. He’s one of those guys that has that type of skill, and it’s going to take time, but certainly I think he has a chance to be a special guy,” Self said.

Volleyball - No. 12 Kansas Moves to 15-0, Defeats West Virginia

No. 12 Kansas Volleyball's high-octane offense continued to steam ahead in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-12) victory over West Virginia on Saturday evening in front of a capacity crowd at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

KU Duo Inducted into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Former Kansas standouts Terry Beeson (football) and Tracy Bunge (softball) were inducted into the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) Sunday in Wichita.

Womens Soccer - Kansas Offense Comes Alive in 4-0 Win at Iowa State

Four goals by four different Jayhawks helped propel Kansas to a 4-0 win over Iowa State Sunday afternoon inside the Cyclone Sports Complex.

Softball - Jayhawks Sweep Final Day of Fall Tournament

Kansas softball remained perfect through the first five games of the 2015 fall slate after sweeping the final day of competition at the Jayhawk Fall Tournament. KU defeated Washburn, 8-0, in the first game of the day in five innings and outlasted Butler, 7-4, in the final game of the day.

- College Sports -

After K-State/OSU officiating gaffe: Enough's enough, Big 12 - Bring On The Cats

Look, overall, this isn't about any specific team getting the short end of the stick ... because they've all, including Texas at this point, been affected in some fashion ... or even about acknowledging errors. It is about your broken group, Bob and Walt. Schools and fans across the conference don't want to keep pointing out massive system/procedural flaws like replay not being used as it should, or first-down markers inexplicably moving 12-15 feet. Bottom line is they want the massive incompetence to stop.

Texas DB Kris Boyd retweets Texas A&M transfer plea... at halftime - Burnt Orange Nation

Aside from the content of the tweet from Boyd, what is he doing on his phone on Twitter during halftime, anyway?

What Louisville coach Rick Pitino didn't say about escorts said a lot -

Typically coaches deny wild allegations at the beginning and only acknowledge issues later, if they must. But Louisville's Rick Pitino was different Friday. He never said he doesn't believe what's alleged to have happened ever happened, and that suggests he's preparing for the worst.

How Big Ten refs made crucial 4th-down mistake that hurt Illinois -

The chain gang working the Illinois-Nebraska game made a major mistake that led to an Illinois turnover on downs.

Tom Herman kicked boosters out of first-class, gave spots to linemen -

Houston coach Tom Herman will only let his offensive and defensive linemen sit in first class while traveling.

7 coaches explain what goes into game week | College Football 2015 Season Preview

You're going to be prepared for most of what the opponent does. And the opponent only impacts so much of the game plan anyway. "You're going to do what you do, if you're any good. You're not going to invent stuff."

- Professional Sports -

'Crazy ride': KU grad Kastor relishes NWSL title |

After helping FC Kansas City win its second straight National Women’s Soccer League championship Thursday against the Seattle Reign, former Kansas University forward Caroline Kastor has had time the past few days to reflect on her first professional season.

Fifth-Round Draft Pick Ben Heeney Proving He Belongs

Through three games, rookie linebacker is proving that the NFL stage is not too big for him.

2015 MLB Playoffs: NLDS, ALDS, Wild Card schedule, TV listings, odds -

After a frantic final day of the regular season, the postseason field for 2015 is set.

- Videos of the Day -

Epic staredown: Umpire Joe West vs. Madison Bumgarner -

Madison Bumgarner expressed frustration on the mound Thursday night with home plate umpire Joe West, who started to stare Bumgarner down. Bumgarner returned the favor.

If you give Aaron Rodgers nine seconds, he will throw a touchdown -

The 49ers paid the price for giving Rodgers way too much time.

Indiana fails miserably on fake punt from own 16 while leading Ohio State -

The decision, already questionable, was made worse by the play design. Look to the right, where the three lead blockers stood. There was some space there. But no, the punter broke out to the left and tried to outrun the angle by Ohio State's defenders, which went exactly how one would expect. (Mr. Ed says: KU fans, this remind you of anything?)