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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 12.4.2015

I'm half the man I used to be/This I feel as the dawn/It fades to gray

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Kansas Sports

No. 9 Kansas Volleyball Defeats Furman, Advances to NCAA Second Round
"That was a lot of fun," Kansas head coach Ray Bechard said. "We have played at Horejsi a number of times but it feels a bit different when it's a NCAA tournament-type setting. I thought we got a little sped up at times with our serve and offense but once settled in serving the ball tough and in, everything else started to come together."

KU to Host Harvard Saturday in Men’s Hoops
No. 4/6 Kansas (5-1) continues its five-game homestand when it plays host to Harvard (2-5), Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2:15 p.m. (Central) on ESPN2.

Watch the line: Jayhawks need to improve free-throw shooting in weeks ahead | Smithology |

The back-to-back poor outings have dropped KU’s free-throw percentage through six games to 69.3%. Not terrible, but not exactly ideal, either.

Vick is another high-flying KU freshman |

"Always keep running and having energy," Vick stated of his preferred style of play. "I’m trying to be a lockdown defender. I’m working on that part and letting the rest of the game come to me."

Cornish retires from CFL |

Long before former Kansas standouts Chris Harris, Aqib Talib, Darrell Stuckey, Bradley McDougald and others were making Jayhawks proud with their strong play in the NFL, Cornish was tearing up the CFL and giving Kansas a prominent place in professional football.

Other Sports

Kevin Haskin: Glen Mason recalls beginning of K-State's rise under Bill Snyder |
Two fourth-down decisions to go for touchdowns backfired for the Jayhawks on visits to Manhattan in 1991 and ’93. Kansas State eked out wins in each game, 16-12 and 10-9. "I say to a lot of people that I’m somewhat responsible for the success Bill Snyder had,’’ Mason said. "Two dumb coaching moves I made helped his career. ... It really could have. You never know how much patience, or commitment, you have from people who are making (administrative) decisions.

WATCH: Packers stun Lions on Aaron Rodgers' 61-yard walk-off Hail Mary -
The Lions saw the Browns lose on Monday night and had to have thought to themselves, "How can we top that?"

UCLA pulls off stunner at Pauley Pavilion over No. 1 Kentucky -
The Bruins jumped all over John Calipari's team from the tip, never looking like the underdog at any point. They were the aggressors, pushing the action to the Wildcats, who never responded with energy. Every time it seemed like the Wildcats had a bit of momentum, it just never sustained. The right shot didn't fall at the right time. The defense didn't come up with the clutch stop.

ICS: Big 12 asks ESPN to stop 'Star Wars' ad with Baylor, TCU players -

The Big 12 sent a cease and desist letter to ESPN regarding the network's use of video showing Baylor and TCU football players in a Star Wars commercial, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby confirmed to CBS Sports.

Richard Rodgers: I wasn't supposed to catch Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary -

"I'm supposed to be boxing out and Davante is supposed to be the jumper," Richard Rodgers said after the game, via "But once I saw it in the air I realized I could get it. So I just went for it."

Photos: What the heck are the Lions doing on the Packers' Hail Mary?! -

The Lions lined up in a very perplexing formation, with one guy playing what looked like press man (even though he would eventually not follow that guy), five guys drifting aimlessly in the middle of the field and another defender kicking it on the opposite sideline.

LOOK: David Price on the cover of 2016 Blue Jays calendar -

Left-hander Daniel Norris was included too. So David Price and the guy traded for David Price both made the 2016 Blue Jays calendar. Neat!

Look and Watch

WATCH: Andrew Bogut knows Stephen Curry's shot is going in -
Andrew Bogut passes to a wide open Stephen Curry, then runs up the court to play defense before the shot is even up in the air.

LOOK: A ticket to Opening Day 1941 at Ebbets Field -
You don't see many game tickets better than this one to the Brooklyn Dodgers' opener in '41.

RIP Scott Weiland