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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 8.17.15

Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you.

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- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawks Enjoy KU Day at the K

Kansas head football coach David Beaty took part in "KU Day at the K" Sunday evening as the Kansas City Royals helped promote Kansas Athletics at Kauffman Stadium before a nationally-televised ESPN audience.

In the fast lane: KU walk-on RB Ryan Schadler quickly impresses |

“I tell you what,” began KU running-backs coach Reggie Mitchell, “when he has the ball in his hands, he has a burst. And it’s a different burst than other guys. There’s some guys that are 4.3 (-second 40-yard dash speed) that play like they’re 4.7, and there are some guys that are 4.7 that play like they’re 4.3, and he plays really, really fast.”

KU basketball notebook |

Diallo, Mykhailiuk ranked on ESPN's 2016 NBA Draft Big Board; Tyshawn Taylor's summer not ALL bad; Jayhawks ranked #5 in Eamonn Brennan's "Way too Early" Top 25 poll

No. 23 Kansas Closes Out Preseason with 2-2 Draw

A pair of goals off the foot of freshman Grace Hagan helped the No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks to a 2-2 draw in the exhibition match against the North Dakota State Bison Sunday inside Rock Chalk Park.

- College Sports -

LOOK: Vanderbilt unveils new 'Deep Water' alternate uniform -

Vanderbilt showed off its new "Deep Water" alternate uniforms at Fan Day on Sunday. (Mr. Ed says: I like the helmets.)

- Professional Sports -

Chiefs' Eric Berry returns to the field after battling lymphoma -

Rarely do preseason games mean much for established players, especially Pro Bowlers. But the Chiefs-Cardinals matchup is different because safety Eric Berry returned to the field after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last December.

- Video of the Day -

I didn't come across a good candidate for video of the day, so instead, enjoy this compilation of dogs meeting kittens for the first time.  It's very cute!