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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 10.09.15

Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.

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Kansas Jayhawks continue with quarterback turnover as Baylor Bears loom | FOX Sports

Ever since Todd Reesing started every game three straight seasons ending in 2009, nobody has held down the job with any success. Ryan Willis will be the ninth quarterback to start a game for Kansas since 2010, a period that coincides with some of the worst seasons in school history.

Ever seen a 6-foot-7, 410-pound tight end? You might Saturday when KU takes on Baylor | Tale of the Tait |

“Kind of a unique situation with what they do with him,” Bowen said of the tight end who does not yet have a reception this season but gained national fame by snagging an 18-yard TD reception during the 2015 Cotton Bowl. “They will throw him the ball, but, obviously he's in there to be a lead blocker and he's a big human that gets a lot of movement.”

The 3rd Degree with Tre' Parmalee

Each week during the 2015 Kansas football season Katie Falco from Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will get inside the head of a KU Football player during an episode of The 3rd Degree.

Late Night: A night of acting, dancing and basketball |

“I’m definitely looking forward to Late Night. I think it’ll be the best one, especially since it’s my last one,” said senior forward Perry Ellis. “I’ll go out there and have a good time with it. I haven’t really been working on my dance moves. I’m not a big dancer. I have to bring it out during Late Night, though, so I’ll try something and see what happens.”

Cheick Diallo, if eligible, could boost Kansas Jayhawks' title hopes - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

Diallo represents the best chance Kansas has of exceeding its already-high baseline. His presence could well prove the difference between a very good team and a real national title contender. His rim protection could close the gap between a solid defense and a dominant one. And Diallo's sheer talent -- his athleticism, enthusiasm and sense of flair -- could transform an otherwise unremarkable viewing experience into one of the sport's most exhilarating.

Five top recruits will be on hand for Late Night |

The five blue-chippers who are sure to receive a thunderous ovation when they walk through the northwest tunnel to their seats behind the KU bench are: No. 2-ranked (by Harry Giles, 6-10, Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Virginia; No. 5 De’Aaron Fox, 6-3, Cypress Lakes High, Katy, Texas; No. 6 Malik Monk, 6-4, Bentonville (Arkansas) High; No. 16 Marques Bolden, 6-10, DeSoto (Texas) High and No. 34 Schnider Herard, 6-10, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas.

A Late Night Retrospective |

Here’s a quick history lesson — a look at Late Night through the Bill Self years.

Former KU basketball great Bill Bridges dies at age of 76 |

“Bill was a great person, an incredible person, one of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. He was a wonderful man with a great, sweet spirit about him,” former KU coach Ted Owens said of the Hobbs, New Mexico native who was recruited to KU by Dick Harp and Jerry Waugh in 1957.

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Report: Maryland to fire coach Randy Edsall as soon as this week -

According to a report from InsideMDSports, Edsall is "unlikely to survive as Maryland's football coach" through the weekend, barring an unexpected change of heart by the administration. With Maryland having a bye next week, it would be the most opportune time for the Terps to make such a move if they plan on doing so during the season.

Ex-Louisville recruit confirms escort allegations for NCAA -

Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle spoke with an NCAA investigator this week about his recruiting visit to Louisville and confirmed the gist of the allegations made about his trip to the school in June 2013, a source with knowledge of the NCAA's investigation told CBS Sports.

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Astros beat Royals, take 1-0 lead in ALDS: Seven things to know -

The Astros took Game 1 of the ALDS from the Royals, 5-2. Let's take a look inside the game.

Class action lawsuit accuses DraftKings, FanDuel of negligence, fraud, false advertising

The suit claims that daily fantasy games put forth by the two companies are misrepresented as fair. That case is made mainly through the recently revealed policies of the two companies that allowed employees to enter contests on the other's site for cash prizes, along with the rest of the population.

LOOK: Did the Royals expect the Yankees to win the Wild Card game? -

The Royals used the wrong lineup card for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. They listed their opponent as the Yankees, not the Astros.