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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.07.15

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KU QB Millweard ready if needed |

“I haven’t been like this since the UCLA days, and that seems like 25 years ago for me,” he joked. “I’m definitely excited. It’s a great opportunity, but I’m here to support Ryan and whatever Ryan needs. But if something would happen and they put me in then I’m excited.”

Planning for success: Kansas Jayhawks - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

As Kansas plans for success against Baylor, modifying the game plan to slow things down on offense might be the best plan. “We’ll adjust a little bit playing against these guys,” said Beaty, whose team was a 45-point underdog as of Monday evening. “Limiting possessions is going to be big.”

VIDEO - Peek inside KU football practice: Ryan Willis and QBs prep | KUsports Video |

The Kansas football team’s top three quarterbacks for the Baylor game — freshman Ryan Willis (No. 13), junior T.J. Millweard (No. 10) and red-shirt freshman transfer Keaton Perry (No. 8) — take reps at Tuesday’s practice with running backs Ke’aun Kinner (No. 22), De’Andre Mann (No. 23) and Preston Randall (No. 40), as offensive coordinator Rob Likens looks on.

KU Football Professional Round Up: Week Four

With professional football in full swing at the conclusion of the fourth week of games in the National Football League Sunday, 12 Jayhawks continue making their mark at the game's highest level. A weekly recap of how Kansas football players fared in the professional ranks of the National Football League and the Canadian Football League is below.

Q&A: Kansas' Bill Self on Jayhawks' dominance of Big 12 -

Kansas has won 11 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles and Bill Self talks with Jon Rothstein about continuing the streak.

KU’s Bill Self Partakes in National Coaches vs. Cancer 2015 Season Tipoff

Long-time Missouri coach Norm Stewart, who played an instrumental role in starting Coaches vs. Cancer, was the host of the evening's festivities. Legendary broadcaster Bob Costas served as emcee for the event, while area men's basketball coaches Bill Self from Kansas, Bruce Weber from Kansas State, Kim Anderson from Missouri and Kareem Richardson from UMKC mingled with the many Coaches vs. Cancer donors throughout the evening before taking the stage.

Self sees Jayhawks’ strengths, weaknesses |

“Frank’s (Mason) been fine; Devonté’s (Graham) been fine. Svi (Mykhailiuk) and Brannen (Greene) have each shown flashes. All the bigs have shown flashes at different times, but nobody’s playing great. It’s hard to tell who is playing well when all you are basically doing is drills and halfcourt and not really playing yet,” Self added.

2015-16 Season Underway for KU Women’s Hoops

Kansas returns six letterwinners from last season, while welcoming nine newcomers to Allen Fieldhouse. Among the veterans are 2015 All-Big 12 Freshman Team selection Lauren Aldridge, two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree Caelynn Manning-Allen and two-year starter Jada Brown.

Volleyball - Kansas Brings First Top-10 Ranking to Texas Tech on Wednesday

The match will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest and will also be available on most FOX Sports regional channels, including FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City; check local listings.

KU volleyball counts on Havili |

Some setters have tendencies. Not Havili. (Head coach) Bechard said her decision-making and unique ability to constantly put hitters in point-winning spots makes her “the total package.” Plus, Dockery and Rigdon are talented enough that the setter can take calculated risks when she leads them above the net.

Golf - Twice is Nice: Kawinpakorn Nabs Second-Consecutive Tournament Victory at Chip-N Club Invitational

Spearheaded by Kawinpakorn's performance, Kansas was able to secure its first top-three finish of the 2015-16 season with a 893 (+29), three strokes behind second-place South Dakota State and 33 strokes behind winner Notre Dame.

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Injured UCLA LB Myles Jack will enter NFL Draft; star withdraws from school -

"As I told Myles on Sunday, NFL teams are very, very conservative and if there's any question whatsoever they're going to pass on you in a heartbeat and take the sure thing. I explained that to him, but I feel like they'd already made their decision. So, like I said, I hope it works out best for him, but as a guy that spent half of my life in the NFL, I would move with great caution."

Turgeon's unlikely turnaround -

Meet Mark Turgeon, the man who escaped the clutches of the hot seat to turn Maryland into the country's potential No. 1 team.

Mike Leach talks Donald Trump, his facilities being better than Oregon's -

Washington State coach Mike Leach things the Cougars have the best facilities in the Pac-12.

Gonzaga senior Kyle Wiltjer is CBS Sports' Preseason Player of Year -

Kyle Wiltjer averaged 16.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists last season while shooting 54.0 percent from the field, 46.6 percent from 3-point range and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. He led Gonzaga to a 35-3 record.

CBS Sports 2015-16 Preseason College Basketball All-America Team -

Providence's Kris Dunn, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, LSU's Ben Simmons, Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer and Kentucky's Skal Labissiere headline the CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams.

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In matchup of team of future and team of past, it's no contest -

The upstart Astros moved onto the A.L. Division Series round vs. the Royals.

CONCACAF Cup between US and Mexico sold out, 90,000 fans expected -

It's going to be a packed house at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night as a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup is up for grabs.