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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.15.15

Beware the ides of... August?

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Pulling away: Three receivers earning separation in KU preseason camp |

“Separation has occurred,” Kubiak said. “We’ve got two individuals who have stepped up. (Virginia Tech transfer) Joshua Stanford has done a really good job, so we’ve moved him up. (Senior) Tre’ Parmalee has maintained his spot, and that third guy is a real fight.” Moments later, Kubiak added walk-on Shakiem Barbel’s name to the list and apologized for leaving him off initially.

What caught my eye at Day 8 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait |

I watched Virginia Tech transfer Joshua Stanford — and, yes, he prefers Joshua to Josh — a lot more closely at today's practice and it's very easy to see why the coaches like this guy. He's all business, very polished and has a nice combination of good feet, good hands and good route-running ability. His ability to get off the line against press coverage was particularly impressive — and speaks to his veteran status — and he has so much success there mostly because of his feet, though his hands definitely play a role. Very nice late addition who should contend to lead the Jayhawks in receiving this season.

A mid-August look at KU's first-team offense and defense | Tale of the Tait |

Trying to predict the make-up of any team's depth chart can be a pretty tricky deal. Especially at a place like Kansas in a year like this, when so many positions are full of unproven players, newcomers and true freshmen trying to make a name for themselves and impress their coaches.

KU football doubles its summer running from a season ago | Mobile

In the previous two seasons, KU football players lifted weights four days a week and went through conditioning twice a week. The running part essentially doubled this offseason with the arrival of new strength coach Je’Ney Jackson, as the Jayhawks ran four days each week instead of two. “It’s definitely the toughest summer I’ve ever been through,” the senior receiver Parmalee said. “The running was crazy.”

Two-Minute Drill: The Grind

"We should start to see some real separation in Saturday's scrimmage," Beaty continued. "You can't really fully evaluate a player until the pads come on and the game becomes full speed."

KU in running for prep De'Aaron Fox |

De’Aaron Fox, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from Cypress Lakes High in Katy, Texas, who is ranked No. 9 nationally by, on Friday said he has narrowed his list of prospective colleges to seven: Kansas University, Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina, Louisville, LSU and N.C. State.

Women's Soccer - No. 23 Jayhawks to Meet Bison in Final Preseason Exhibition

Coming off an impressive 5-0 win over Drake in its first exhibition of the preseason Wednesday night, the Kansas soccer team will look to carry that momentum into final its final tune-up before the 2015 regular season when the Jayhawks welcome the North Dakota State Bison to Lawrence on Sunday, Aug. 16. Action from Rock Chalk Park is set to begin at 1 p.m.

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Will AAC Teams Be Able to Stop Navy's Triple Option? - AAC Blog - The American Athletic Conference Blog

The Midshipmen are coming off of an 8-5 season and have explosive quarterback Keenan Reynolds back for his senior season.

LOOK: Michigan to wear all-white road uniforms in 2015 -

Michigan will wear all-white road uniforms during the 2015 season as a nod to the 1974 team.

Inside College Sports: It's time to fix replay in college football -

CBS Sports national college football writer Jon Solomon tackles college football replay, issues at Minnesota and Illinois, and concussion testing in his latest Inside College Sports column.

College Volleyball - Texas Leads Pair of Big 12 Teams in AVCA Preseason Poll - Big 12 Blog - Big 12 Conference Blog

For the fourth straight season, Texas volleyball has landed in the top 3 on the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason top 25 poll. The Longhorns check in at No. 3 while Iowa State earned a No. 21 preseason ranking. Oklahoma and Kansas are receiving votes in the poll.

- Professional Sports -

Linebacker Ben Heeney Paces Defense In NFL Debut

Rookie linebacker Ben Heeney paced the Oakland Raiders defense in his NFL Debut Friday night at Coliseum.

- In the News -

Dorsey: Kansas basketball coach comforts with call

I don't know what Self told her. I cannot ask my mom. Nancy Dorsey slipped into a morphine-induced slumber about 90 minutes later. She died the next day.

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Miguel Cabrera messes with Jose Altuve; Altuve retaliates -

Hey, come watch two All-Stars having fun between pitches in a Major League Baseball game.