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KU Volleyball earns fourth consecutive national seed

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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- Kansas Sports -

Kansas selected to host NCAA Volleyball Championship First & Second Rounds

Kansas will host Missouri, Missouri State, and Furman beginning on Thursday at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Missouri faces Missouri State at 4 p.m., followed by KU-Furman at 6:30 p.m. Winners of the first round matches will compete on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Central.

Grateful hosts: Jayhawks happy to be at Horejsi |

The NCAA has removed a clause that said host teams had to play in a facility with at least 2,000 seats. With Allen Fieldhouse unavailable, KU lost in the first round to Arkansas State last postseason in Topeka. “The electricity, the energy, the band ... we have such an advantage playing in Horejsi,” junior libero Cassie Wait said. “I couldn’t be luckier we have the opportunity to play there.”

KU football sets futility standard |

Since 2000, only four teams from the Power 5 conferences have finished without a victory. Three of them were fielded by Duke, which went 0-11 in 2000 and 2001 but trounced KU during Week 2 of the 2014 season, and the other belongs to Washington, which finished 0-12 in 2008.

Coincidentally, KU, Duke and Washington also were the last three Power 5 programs to have tracks around their football fields. The tracks at KU and Washington have since been removed, and the Blue Devils have plans to replace theirs soon.

AUDIO - David Beaty 'embarrassed' by KU's winless season |

First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty speaks with media members following the Jayhawks' 12th and final loss of the 2015 season, against Kansas State. KU went winless in Beaty's first year, and the coach said he was both embarrassed and motivated by those results.

Kansas' final blowout loss in its winless season made the Jayhawk (fake) throw up in a trash can -

But for Kansas football this year, we knew the season would be vomit-inducing. The Jayhawks ended up with only 62 scholarship players, a full 23 fewer than they're allowed. Their starting QB suffered a season-ending injury in spring ball. Their backup QB and third-string QB suffered season-ending injuries in October. They weren't even favored against the FCS team they played. The nicest thing we could say about them before the season was that they'd get plenty of fresh air.

One-win Greyhounds to visit KU |

Loyola University Maryland will bring a 1-5 record to town for Tuesday’s 7 p.m. game against Kansas University.

What Cheick Diallo Means to the Jayhawks

Diallo, essentially, combines the positives of all of Kansas' bigs. He's quick enough to switch on pick and rolls, big enough to contest shots at the rim, and has enough length to block some shots, an should be a very good rebounder.

- College Sports -

Big 12 commissioner: Bowls could go dark without enough 6-6 teams -

Bowlsby said one possibility being discussed is using 930 as the cutoff score for eligible 5-7 bowl teams. The 930 number is the cutoff used to determine postseason penalties based on APR. The Football Oversight Committee will discuss options Monday and make a recommendation to the NCAA Council, which plans to have the final say this week.

Georgia fires coach Mark Richt after 15 seasons -

The Bulldogs have referred to Richt's departure as a mutual parting of ways with athletic director Greg McGarity saying Richt will be given the "opportunity to accept other duties and responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game."

Todd Gurley 'pissed off,' Nick Saban shocked by Mark Richt firing -

Georgia's decision to part ways with Mark Richt has not been met with approval from one prominent former Bulldog, and one of Richt's most prominent SEC coaching colleagues.

Rutgers cleans house, fires Kyle Flood and AD Julie Hermann -

"Today is a day of change for our Department of Athletics," Barchi wrote. "This afternoon, I spoke with Head Football Coach Kyle Flood and met with Director of Athletics Julie Hermann and informed them that I was exercising the university's right to terminate their contracts without cause and that I am relieving them of their duties effective immediately."

Iowa State introduces Toledo's Matt Campbell as next coach -

The news was made official on Sunday in a news release from the school.

Virginia Tech a big winner in hiring Memphis coach Justin Fuente -

Virginia Tech will reportedly hire Memphis coach Justin Fuente to take over for Frank Beamer and keep Bud Foster and Shane Beamer on staff.

- Professional Sports -

Zimmermann becomes first pitcher to get $100M-plus after Tommy John -

The deal is worth $110 million across five years, according to Heyman. That makes Zimmermann the first pitcher in history to sign a $100-plus million contract after having Tommy John surgery earlier in his career. He had his elbow rebuild in August 2009.

- Videos of the Day -

You need to see how Michigan State got its center a touchdown -

And when you're about to win a division title, you celebrate. It's only natural. What's not as natural, however, is celebrating with a handoff to your starting center, who then takes the handoff and goes nine yards for a touchdown.

TCU punter somehow gets punt off while being wrecked by Oakman -

TCU's punter, Ethan Perry, pulled off one of the most incredible punts of the year late in the fourth quarter after dropping the snap. And it had nothing to do with how far the ball traveled (hint: not very far). He somehow punted the ball while getting absolutely demolished by Baylor's Shawn Oakman.