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No real shake up with the two-deep at offensive line, though there was one new name in the group. The first string remained the same and went like this (from left to right): Jordan Shelley-Smith, Bryan Peters, Keyon Haughton, D'Andre Banks and Larry Mazyck. The second team (from left to right): Clyde McCaulley, Jacob Bragg, Joe Gibson, Jayson Rhodes and Larry Hughes. Rhodes moved from tackle to guard and Hughes, the other “Big Larry” was a new addition to the two-deep.
Miami FL transfer Corey King impressing coaches; Juco transfer QB Deondre Ford in the mix for a starting spot; TJ Semke continues to impress
As for Wyman’s role as the Jayhawks’ place kicker, the junior who made nine of 15 attempts in 11 games in 2014 is involved in quite a battle with newcomer Nick Bartolotta, a 5-foot-6, 190-pound juco transfer whom coaches and teammates call “Yoda.”
First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty answers questions from the media on Aug. 19, 2015, about quarterback Deondre Ford, the intensity level at preseason practices (and inevitable fights), and the importance of KU's defensive linemen, including Corey King and T.J. Semke.
Each D-lineman that spoke to members of the media said that they had each looked at the single-season sack record and that it was a goal to break it this season.
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Kansas, which returns seven starters from last season's 15-win NCAA Tournament squad, will go up against the Cornhuskers for the first time since 2010.
Kansas head soccer coach Mark Francis discussed his 2015 squad at length during the fall sport media, which combined the Kansas volleyball, cross country and soccer programs.
Stanley Redwine discussed both the men's and women's teams' depth in the upcoming season as well as his programs' opportunity to host the NCAA Midwest Regional at Rim Rock Farm in November.
With three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances to their credit, the Jayhawks are looking to make the postseason for an unprecedented fourth-consecutive year.
Bechard’s group might be able to do something special this season with plenty of talent returning from 2014’s 22-9 squad. At outside hitter, KU has Dockery, sophomore Madison Rigdon (a part-time starter last season), senior transfer Ashlyn Driskill from Wichita State and freshman Ashley Smith, of whom the coach expects much in the future.
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Nike, Adidas, Under Armour. The Big Three in basketball. How big is the influence, though?
Independence should not last much longer for Notre Dame, which is losing grip on the prestige it once had as an outliner in college football.
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The NKU Norse are embracing their nickname. Awesome court design here.
Needless to say, manager Brad Ausmus is not a popular man in Detroit. When a team underperforms as much as the Tigers have this year, the manager will get a big chunk of the blame, fair or not. One fan went as far as bringing a "Fire Ausmus" sign to a game recently.
Kansas sophomore DeVonte M. Wilson will make you feel like you’re really out of shape by what he can do in the gym.