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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 11.02.15

I never thought I would live long enough to see the Royals win a World Series.

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- Kansas Sports -

The Day After: Overwhelmed by Oklahoma | Tale of the Tait |

At this point, we're kind of facing the old it-is-what-it-is deal with this football team. The Jayhawks are overmatched every week and despite preparing hard and playing to the final whistle, there really isn't much you can point to that, if done right or better, would make that much of a difference. Of course this team still wants to get a win this season. And, yeah, three of KU's final four opponents combine to be four games under .500. So maybe there is an outside shot at finding a little hope. But I wouldn't bet on it. This season has taken on the feel of one that KU will close out with the goal being to get as many young guys as much positive experience as they can get so there's at least some reason for optimism heading into 2016.

Pitt State at KU Exhibition Game to be Played Wednesday as Originally Scheduled

With the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series in New York Sunday, the Pittsburg State at KU men's basketball exhibition game will be played as originally scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. (Central), at Allen Fieldhouse.

TCU Basketball Preview Series: Kansas - Frogs O' War

We are counting down the days to the start of the 2015-2016 TCU Basketball season with daily previews of the Frogs' opponents. With 13 days until Opening Night, we'll take a look at the prohibitive Big 12 favorite.

Women's Basketball - Kansas Stifles Pittsburg State, 80-54

The Brandon Schneider coaching era began with a victory in exhibition play, as the Kansas women's basketball team defeated Pittsburg State, 80-54, inside Allen Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon.

- College Sports -

ACC suspends Miami-Duke officials, says final TD should not have counted -

In a news release, the ACC detailed four mistakes missed by the on-field crew and replay officials, including replay erring in not determining that a Miami player's knee was down. That would have ended the game with a Duke win instead of the remarkable, eight-lateral touchdown by the Hurricanes that spanned 49 seconds for their 30-27 victory. The result could end up impacting who wins the ACC Coastal Division. (Mr. Ed says: If it's this egregious, why not change the records?)

Hawaii fires Norm Chow, becomes 10th FBS head coaching vacancy -

Hawaii fired coach Norm Chow, effective immediately, a day after the Rainbow Warriors lost 58-7 to Air Force to drop to 2-7 on the season. Chris Naeole will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer to retire at end of season -

Beamer, 69, has a career record of 235-120-2 (.661) at Virginia Tech and is by far the longest tenured coach in college football. His 277 career wins are the most of any active head coach and place him sixth all-time among his FBS peers.

Missouri QB Maty Mauk suspended for remainder of season -

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for the remainder of the season for disciplinary reasons, the school announced on Sunday. This news comes one week after Mauk was reinstated by the team following a four-game suspension for a violation of team rules.

Holgorsen to Gary Patterson: TCU, 'a more complete team,' will beat Baylor -

During the postgame handshake, in a greeting filmed and published on Facebook (but since deleted) by Fox Sports Southwest, you can hear Patterson asking for a scouting report on TCU's matchup against Baylor. Holgorsen, having played both teams this season, said TCU is the more "complete" team.

"What do you think [are] our chances are against Baylor?" Patterson asked.

Holgorsen responded, "You'll win, you're a more complete team."

Ole Miss claims 'state champs' with first Auburn, Alabama road sweep -

Ole Miss' players were reportedly celebrating in the locker room -- and a little extra jubilation is understood -- stating they were "Alabama state champs" now that they've taken down both Alabama and Auburn in 2015.

- Professional Sports -

Was there anything else going on Sunday evening?

World Series Champions - Royals Review

The Kansas City Royals are world champions. They have won the 2015 World Series. After a 10,962 day title drought, Kansas City is on top of the sports world once again. A 7-2 win on Sunday night ended the 2015 MLB season, concluding a World Series that saw the Royals beat the New York Mets in five games.

Royals' Salvador Perez named 2015 World Series MVP -

Perez, 25, batted .364/.375/.455 with two RBI and, of course, stellar defense at the most grueling of positions.

- Pop Culture -

Daniel Tosh wins $25K on game, pays for his friend's cancer treatment -

Daniel Tosh is out there wagering out on sports and raising money to pay for cancer treatments.