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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.12.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Tenth Annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square Set for Friday, Aug. 21

Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association will join forces to host the KU Kickoff at Corinth Square, located at 83rd & Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. First-year KU football head coach David Beaty and first-year head women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider will address the crowd.

Two-Minute Drill: Physical

"Anybody can get through the first few practices with just helmets and shoulder pads," assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Clint Bowen said Tuesday afternoon in a media session. "When full pads come on and practice turns physical, that's when the special players stand out. The ones who embrace pain."

Walk-on Michael Glatczak has moved on from hit that injured KU QB Michael Cummings |

“Mike reached out to me and told me everything was gonna be all right and he didn't hold any grudges,” Glatczak said. “It helped. He could've been bad, but he took it the right way and it helped me out a lot. It made the days go by better.”

What caught my eye at Day 5 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait |

As the Jayhawks were going through pre-practice stuff and getting in some stretching, one of the GAs was walking around near the O-Linemen yelling one of the funniest things I've heard on a football field in a while: “The best part of breakfast ain't the bacon, it's the juice, baby!” I'm guessing that was intended to fire the team up and get the juice flowing. It definitely got the laughs going.

David Beaty says he was KU-bound, even if not named head coach |

“If he (Clint Bowen) would’ve got the job, I would’ve came if he offered me the job. I’m assuming he would’ve offered me the job to come with him,” Beaty said, grinning. “But he’s one of my best friends and I trust him with everything.”

Bowen: KU linebacker Marcquis Roberts a 'pleasant surprise' |

“'Quis has played a lot of football and it shows,” Bowen said. “He's an athletic young man, physical, a very good instinctual player. He's been a really pleasant surprise.”

2015 season preview: Kansas Jayhawks football - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Beaty will make progress and bring a more exciting brand of offense to the table, but rebuilding Kansas will take a lot of time.

VIDEO - Peek inside KU football preseason practice No. 5 |

A peek inside the fifth preaseason practice — the first in full pads — for Kansas football and first-year head coach David Beaty.

- College Sports -

Bracket breakdown: Champions Classic - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

Kansas-Michigan State. Kentucky-Duke. Get your popcorn ready.

Michigan bans selfie sticks, drones from the Big House -

Michigan has officially banned selfie sticks from the Big House.

NCAA College Football Rankings -

Mr. Ed says: Kansas is the lowest rated Power-5 team at #114. UConn is next at #108 and Iowa State is #100.

Dan Mullen: If we're going to play at midnight, let us practice at midnight -

“We used to train them at midnight in the summer, and the NCAA outlawed that,” he said. “You can't do that anymore, but they'll let us play after midnight, which is kind of ridiculous. … I guess we should petition the NCAA. If they're going to let us play after midnight, they should let us practice and train after midnight.”

- Videos of the Day -

TRIPLE-A TRIPLE PLAY: Norfolk turns 5-4-3 against Durham -

The International League provided a bit of triple-play excellence on Tuesday night.

Improve your life with this song about Johnny Cueto -

Johnny Cueto is now a member of the Royals, as you may have heard. Here is a song to celebrate this pairing of team and pitcher.