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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 10.06.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas Set for No. 3/4 Baylor

Head coach David Beaty and the Kansas football team return home, Saturday, Oct. 10, to Memorial Stadium, as the Jayhawks welcome in No. 3/4 Baylor to open up the conference home slate. Kickoff against the Bears is slated for 11 a.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

Eyeing a start: With Cozart, Ford out, KU turns to Willis |

The chance to play a bigger role officially came Monday afternoon, when KU revealed that Cozart, sidelined indefinitely because of a shoulder sprain, was out for this week’s game, and junior Deondre Ford, who started KU’s Week 3 loss at Rutgers, was out for the season due to a thumb injury.

2015 KU Football Depth Chart (Updated Oct. 5, 2015) |

Updated Oct. 5, 2015

Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

The Jayhawks have offered another sleeper out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This time, they're eyeing Denton (Texas) Ryan DT Ken McLaurin, whose stock is really rising this fall. McLaurin has also picked up recent offers from Tulsa, North Texas and SMU and has a few Power 5 options, too. Iowa State is his only other Big 12 offer.

Kansas-Texas Tech to Kick at 11 a.m., on FOX Sports 1

Kansas football will host Texas Tech on Saturday, Oct. 17, with an 11 a.m., kick time and live broadcast on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday.

Selden has been practicing despite sprained ankle, should be close to 100 percent by end of week |

“He has an ankle sprain. The only reason he is in a boot is to immobilize it when walking around,” Self said. “He has been practicing, yes. He’s not 100 percent, though. He sprained it three weeks ago. We are hopeful by the end of the week he’ll be much closer to full speed. He should be fine in a week or so.”

Got to Bragg: Late Night music on tap |

“I cannot wait for Late Night. I’m ready for dancing. I’m also going to be playing the piano,” freshman forward Carlton Bragg stated at last week’s Media Day. “Everybody’s going to be shocked at how good I can play,” Bragg added, smiling.

Volleyball - Rigdon’s Near-Perfect Offensive Effort Leads to Big 12 Weekly Honor

It is Rigdon's first Big 12 weekly award this season and the second of her career. Rigdon's first Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week came as a freshman on Sept. 22, 2014.

- College Sports -

25 years before Vines and GIFs, there was the Fifth Down Game -

The controversial Fifth Down Game, which resulted in a last-play touchdown for Colorado at Missouri, turns 25 on Tuesday. CBS Sports senior columnist Dennis Dodd looks back at the incident and wonders whether something similar could happen in 2015.

- Professional Sports -

NFL head of officiating admits officials erred at end of Lions-Seahawks game -

Dean Blandino explained how the officials messed up the end of the Seahawks-Lions game. (Mr. Ed says: See that, K-State? It happens at the highest level of the game. And this isn't the first time. Officials eff up all the time at every level. It's not just in the Big 12.)

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