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Texas football in unfamiliar territory | KUsports.com

This week, on the heels of a 24-0 loss at Iowa State last weekend — an embarrassing defeat that followed back-to-back impressive wins over Oklahoma and Kansas State — Strong and the Longhorns have been asked some tough questions about the state of the program. While 39 wins in what Kansas fans know as the post-Mark Mangino era might sound like a dream to those in Lawrence — the Jayhawks are just 12-56 since 2010 — it’s been more of a nightmare in Austin, and frustrations are starting to mount both inside and outside the program.

The 3rd Degree with Clint Bowen

Falco gives assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/safeties coach Clint Bowen, a minute and a half to answer as many questions as he can in rapid-fire format.

Texas prediction: How the Longhorns will keep Kansas winless | Dallas Morning News

The Longhorns will see improved passing numbers but not eye-popping stats. Texas' defense will be able to handle the Jayhawks' offense. Kansas, however, will be able to keep the game close for a while as Texas will be searching to establish itself after their loss to the Cyclones.

After big stumble, Texas tries to regroup against Kansas | The Charlotte Observer

Little was expected of Kansas coach David Beaty's squad in his first year. Strong, however, had promised just a year ago that five losses in a season would never happened again in his program. Texas got there before October ended.

Staff Predictions: Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks

The Texas Longhorns are looking to rebound this week with a game against Big 12 bottom feeder Kansas. Here's how the Horns247 staff sees the game shaking out.

Mickelson provides highlights in exhibition | KUsports.com

“Frank (Mason III), Devonté, Perry at the three, Carlton at the 4 and Hunter or Jamari at the 5 ... I think that would have been our best team tonight,” KU coach Bill Self said. “Hunter did fine. He blocked some shots. They got the ball in tight several times and didn’t come away with anything. I thought Hunter played pretty well.”

Cheick Diallo doesn’t dress for Kansas opener; Self: ‘there wasn’t progress’ | CollegeBasketballTalk

It’s possible, Self believes, that he could end up missing regular season games. “I would like to say it’s not possible, but after going through the process I think anything’s possible,” he said. “Not putting any blame or fault on anything, it’s just there’s a few moving parts and the NCAA has to follow policy on those parts. It can be frustrating, but it’s not one, at this point in time, we’re going to stand up and beat the drum saying this should happen. We have to respect the process.” “It’s disappointing that we’re still dealing with this on Nov. 4th.”

No. 1 basketball recruit Harry Giles tears his ACL again, per report - SBNation.com

Giles was ranked as the top player by ESPN within a deep and talented 2016 class. He is reportedly set to announce his college decision on Nov. 6. Duke is seen as the front-runner, but Kansas, Kentucky and Wake Forest are also in the mix.

Recruits give last-minute sales pitches to No. 1 overall player Harry Giles III | USA Today High School Sports | USA Today High School Sports

Since it’s officially the eleventh hour, we gave one committed recruit from each of the four finalists one final chance to sell Giles on why their school is the best possible choice for him.

New Rules Alter the Game for KU Women’s Hoops

The most noticeable difference for coaches, players and fans this year is the move from two 20-minute halves to four 10-minute quarters.

Soccer - Jayhawks Set for Clash with Bears in Big 12 Semifinals

The Kansas soccer team will face the Baylor Bears in the semifinal round of the Big 12 Championship Friday at 8 p.m., in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Inside College Sports: Ex-football player sues NCAA over transfer rules - CBSSports.com

The lead plaintiff is former cornerback Devin Pugh, who claims that one year after his Weber State head coach left, the new coach decided in 2012 not to renew his scholarship. Pugh says three FBS schools -- Colorado, Colorado State and Troy -- offered him a scholarship, but it was contingent on his ability to play two more years. The offers were rescinded because NCAA rules required him to sit out one year and Pugh was denied a hardship waiver to play immediately.

2015-16 College Basketball Preview: Top 10 Backcourts - CBSSports.com

Every year, the saying goes that strong, consistent guard play wins championships. And in 2015-16, there are a lot of groups of guards that seem poised to put their teams in position to win games. Here are the top 10 backcourts in college basketball this season.

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Browns' Dwayne Bowe is making $9 million per catch so far this season - CBSSports.com

For the first time this season, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe caught a pass. And that means the Browns, who signed Bowe to a contract worth $9 million in guaranteed money, are currently paying Bowe $9 million per catch.

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WATCH: Ride along the Royals' World Series parade in 60 seconds - CBSSports.com

The folks at the Kansas City Star put together this time lapse ride along video of the parade. Here's the entire route in 60 seconds.

Royals, Seth Rogen, 'Modern Family' star fire paintballs at Jimmy Kimmel - CBSSports.com

Kimmel, a Mets fan from way back, was making good on a bet he had made with Stonestreet, a star of ABC's "Modern Family" and a native of Kansas City, Kan. who grew up loving the Royals. If the Royals had lost to the Mets instead of the other way around, presumably it would have been Stonestreet in a Royals jersey falling down over himself while Jonathon Niese, Kevin Plawecki and David Wright fired paint pellets at his abdomen.