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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 11.15.2015

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Tantalizingly close: Jayhawks can't knock off TCU |
Entering Saturday's mismatch, many expected to hear repeat calls of touchdowns from Heisman Trophy hopeful Trevone Boykin to the nation's leading receiver Josh Doctson. It never happened. TCU's quarterback left the game with an injury in the second quarter, and Doctson, who was questionable this week after injuring his left wrist in last week's loss at Oklahoma State, played but finished with just one reception for 12 yards.

Notebook: QB Ryan Willis plays through pain |
He limped out to the bus with a grimace on his face and ice on his body. But there was never a thought about yanking him from Kansas University’s 23-17 loss at TCU on Saturday.

KU volleyball puts hurt on Frogs |
Kansas University sophomore volleyball hitter Kelsie Payne on Saturday helped make sure there were no lingering effects from Wednesday’s five-set loss to powerful Texas.

KU women earn trip to NCAAs |
For the first time in 21 years, the Kansas University women’s cross country team earned a spot at the NCAA Championships. The Jayhawks learned Saturday they had earned one of 13 at-large selections following their fifth-place finish at the Midwest Regional in Lawrence.

KU women’s hoops at a glance |
Kansas kicks off the Brandon Schneider era with the start of 2015-16, and the new season brings a new mentality to the hardwood. KU returns six players from last year’s squad that went 15-17. Joining the veterans are nine new faces who hope to make an immediate impact.

Kansas ‘hot’ from 3 in season opener |
Evan Manning’s three-pointer off a pass from fellow walk-on Tyler Self with 1:43 left concluded the scoring for Kansas University in its 109-72 rout of Northern Colorado on Friday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Other Sports

UFC 193: Holly Holm's KO of Ronda Rousey a Tyson-Douglas shocker -
That's when the freight train that is Ronda Rousey burst from her locker room, charged down the aisle to the strains of Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation," stepped into the cage … and got her aura kicked.

Mike Pettine's divisive decision to not start Johnny Manziel may signal exit -
There is sweeping support for Johnny Manziel to take over as starter for the Cleveland Browns throughout various segments of the organization, to the point where the refusal by coach Mike Pettine to make the change may only hasten the coach's own demise.

Ronda Rousey taken to hospital following KO loss to Holly Holm -
"I thought she broke her jaw in there," White said after the fight on Fox Sports.

Around the Big 12

NCAA College Football Recap - Texas Longhorns at West Virginia Mountaineers - Nov 14, 2015 -
West Virginia's days of slinging the ball all over the field in the Big 12 seem to be over for now, and the Mountaineers don't mind it a bit as long as they keep winning.

NCAA College Football Recap - Oklahoma State Cowboys at Iowa State Cyclones - Nov 14, 2015 -
Oklahoma State got the victory it needed, just not the style points.

NCAA College Football Recap - Kansas State Wildcats at Texas Tech Red Raiders - Nov 14, 2015 -
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury knows the value of extra practices, so getting bowl eligible with a win Saturday was a welcome change from last season.

NCAA College Football Recap - Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears - Nov 14, 2015 -
A Sooners spoiler along the banks of the Brazos River changed the outlook in the Big 12 Conference - and the national playoff race.