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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.19.15

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Center of attention: Jayhawks placing emphasis on snaps | KUsports.com

“That shotgun snap is the most important pass in our offense,” Yenser said. “Bottom line.”

Beaty understands magnitude of rebuilding job at Kansas | FOX Sports

''Let me say it this way: There's a standard that we've brought here, and ultimately I've brought here, with regard to our team. The best way to say it is it's not for everybody,'' Beaty said. ''But it's the standard set, and that standard is based on trying to do something special.''

AUDIO - David Beaty: KU still not ready to name starting QB (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) | KUsports.com

Kansas football coach David Beaty discusses the Jayhawks' weekend scrimmage, as well as all the learning involved in the process, and says KU is still not ready to name its starting quarterback on Aug. 18, 2015.

Pair of KU football offensive linemen drastically alter bodies to fit in | Cjonline.com Mobile

Kansas senior Larry Mazyck and junior Jordan Shelley-Smith have undergone significant body transformations in order to earn their spots on the Jayhawks’ offensive line. Both linemen have altered their weight by over 50 pounds since coming to Lawrence, just in different directions.

Former No. 1 recruit gets new opportunity with KU football | Cjonline.com Mobile

From 2002-12, 11 players have earned Rivals.com’s top tight end ranking. Nine of those players have played in the NFL. One never made it in the pros. The other player is Kansas Jayhawk Kent Taylor.

Two-Minute Drill: Rain, Rain

In offensive coordinator Rob Likens' scheme, it's all about tempo and spreading the field. That tempo consists of 80-plus plays in a game. In order to achieve that number, it all starts with those five guys up front.

Fourth Annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards to Honor KU’s Finest from 2014-15

The best team and individual performances of 2014-15 – including four Jayhawk squads which advanced to the NCAA postseason and an individual NCAA National Champion – will be celebrated along with a bevy of excellent academic efforts at the fourth annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards, an Academy Awards-like event, Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

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Big 12 QB battles no closer to wrapping up - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

So it's Aug.18. Isn't it about time for some of these Big 12 quarterback battles to get resolved?

Q&A: SMU coach Larry Brown on NCAA, lack of respect for AAC - CBSSports.com

SMU coach Larry Brown isn't too pleased that details of the NCAA investigation of the Mustangs have been made public, about the lack of respect of the AAC and don't get him started on the controversial end to last year's loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. But one thing that does have Brown happy is SMU's team this season.

2015 24-hour college hoops marathon: Schedule, top games to watch - CBSSports.com

The Champions Classic -- Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky and Kansas, as always -- again is the headliner, on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Kentucky-Duke gets the first game, at 7:30 p.m., and then Kansas-Michigan State will tip off around 10 p.m. ET. This year's Champions Classic will be held at Chicago's United Center.

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Sixers' Joel Embiid has foot surgery, team optimistic about full recovery - CBSSports.com

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid finally underwent surgery on his navicular bone on Tuesday, and he's still supposed to miss the entire 2015-16 season. After more than a month of silence from general manager Sam Hinkie since Philadelphia announced Embiid would need foot surgery, the team issued a long, long statement about the procedure and what's next for him.

Should the Royals be worried about Greg Holland? - CBSSports.com

The Royals' shutdown closer has done as much shutting down this year. Should the AL champs be concerned?

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LOOK: Toddler-clutching fan nearly falls over railing on Pujols homer - CBSSports.com

Reality: It was the kid or the ball. This man's reality: I can have both.