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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 8.18.15

Now say, "Montana."

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- Kansas Sports -

Jayhawks searching for starting linebackers |

With the addition of South Carolina transfer Marcquis Roberts, the health of junior Schyler Miles and the development and determination shown by young players like Watson, Joe Dineen and Osaze Ogbebor, Kane believes there are enough quality players in his room to deliver what the KU defense needs the linebacking corps to deliver.

Two-Minute Drill: Re-energized

Linebackers coach Kevin Kane met with the media Monday afternoon and spoke at length about his grading system and the importance of having your positive plays outnumber your negative plays by at least a 3:1 ratio in order to find success in games.

What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait |

Tuesday marks the second and final day of two-a-day practices for the Jayhawks, who will go once in the morning and again at 5:45 tomorrow night. In between, we'll get a chance to meet with O-Line coach Zach Yenser and the offensive linemen.

Volleyball - Alumni Showdown Set for Crimson and Blue Match

Six members of the infamous 2013 NCAA Sweet 16 team will make their way back to Lawrence. Two-time All-Big 12 First Team stars from last year's senior class, Chelsea Albers and Sara McClinton, will be there. The 2013 Big 12 Setter of the Year, Erin McNorton, is back in the U.S. after playing professionally. She joins the legendary backcourt duo of Jaime Mathieu and Brianne Riley.

No. 2-ranked recruiting prospect Harry Giles to visit KU for Late Night in the Phog |

Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound senior forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, who is ranked No. 2 in the recruiting Class of 2016 by, will visit Kansas University for the Oct. 9 Late Night in the Phog, Giles’ dad told

Ferguson commits to Alabama |

According to, Ferguson is the highest-ranked player to pick the Crimson Tide since Richard Hendrix was No. 9 overall in the class of 2005.

- College Sports -

NLRB unanimously rules Northwestern players can't unionze -

Northwestern football players cannot attempt to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board announced Monday in a long-awaited decision that dismisses the petition.

Candid Coaches: Are you OK with all freshmen being ineligible? -

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany would like for all freshmen men's basketball players to be ineligible. College coaches seem to neither understand nor like the idea.

Gus Malzahn says Auburn 'should have put 60' on Alabama in 2014 -

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is still thinking about the Alabama game last year. (Mr. Ed says: I agree. Also, Mangino should have gone for the century mark against Nebraska in 2007. But that was a little different situation. KU was better than Nebraska - and actually won the game.)

- Professional Sports -

'That's what's up': Ben Heeney goes for 8 tackles and sack in Raiders debut | Smithology |

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio left the exhibition impressed with his fifth-round pick from KU. In a report, Del Rio said Heeney flies around at practices the same way he did in his unofficial Oakland opener.

Raiders to San Antonio? City willing to host team on temporary basis -

Thanks to San Antonio, it looks like the Raiders now have a second option open to them that doesn't involve staying in Oakland.

How'd the A's-O's game go? A position player walked a reliever -

The Orioles destroyed the Athletics on Sunday, and something absurd happened along the way.

- Video of the Day -

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