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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.21.15

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- Kansas Sports -

What caught my eye at Day 13 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait |

Cozart looks for Parmalee a lot, which makes sense given the fact that Parmalee is often open, runs reliable routes and catches everything throw his way. I know Parmalee isn't going to excite the masses, but he may turn out to be a solid contributor this season based on his veteran status and tireless work ethic alone.

End game: Three vow to challenge sack record |

Moments after wrapping up their meetings with the media, during which both Mosby and Olobia revealed one of the first things they did after seeing this year’s media guide was flip to page 145 to see what the sack record was.

Two-Minute Drill: Next Man Up

Jumping into his old stomping grounds, Beaty donned a blue arm pad to work with the wide receivers on their physicality while running routes. He never once altered wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak's plans or words of instruction – he simply put the pad on and went to play cornerback.

VIDEO - Peek inside KU football preseason practice No. 15 |

Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rob Likens works with QBs Carter Stanley, Ryan Willis, Montell Cozart, Deondre Ford and T.J. Millweard at practice on Aug. 20, 2015. During the portion of practice open to media, the QBs worked on making accurate throws while rolling out.

AUDIO - David Beaty on which Jayhawks are impressing at preseason practices (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

Kansas first-year coach David Beaty speaks with reporters Aug. 20, 2015, about which players are impressing these days at preseason practices. It's a long list, that includes defensive end Damani Mosby, safety Fish Smithson, wide receivers Steven Sims Jr. and Joshua Stanford and many others.

Make-or-break position battle: Kansas Jayhawks QBs - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

This week we're highlighting the make-or-break position battles for every program in the Big 12. We continue the series with the Kansas quarterbacks.

KU Men’s Basketball Schedule Dates Set

Kansas' 2015-16 men's basketball schedule potentially includes 18 games against opponents that competed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, making the Jayhawks' strength of schedule once again one of the toughest in the country.

Kansas Baseball to Hold Walk-on Tryouts

The Kansas baseball team will hold an informational meeting Wednesday, September 2 at 4 p.m. in Hadl Auditorium for those wishing to tryout for this year's squad.

- College Sports -

Top 15 college basketball programs since 2000-01: Who's No. 1? | Sporting News

#2 - Kansas

All 128 FBS college football teams ranked for 2015, from Ohio State to Charlotte -

Mr. Ed says: Jayhawks come in at #109, between Buffalo and SMU. The nearest Big 12 team is Iowa State at #90.

Kobie Eubanks Ineligible: Alabama Basketball Takes Huge Blow - Roll 'Bama Roll

Kobie Eubanks, the top ranked recruit and best shooter in Alabama's class, was declared ineligible by the NCAA.

- Professional Sports -

MLB won't ban Apple Watch from dugouts after cheating concern -

Royals manager Ned Yost assures the league he wasn't using the watch with its smartphone companion -- which would have been against the rules. By itself, the watch mostly just keeps time, and that's OK.

ESPN apologizes to Patriots for citing false Super Bowl report from '08 -

ESPN issued an apology to the Patriots for citing an erroneous report -- in an onscreen graphic and in an anchor's unscripted remarks -- from the 2002 Super Bowl.

- Pics and Video of the Day -

Umpire Don Denkinger signs autographs at '85 Royals reunion -

Umpire Don Denkinger is famous for blowing a key call in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series between the Royals and Cardinals.

REJOICE: On Aug. 27, the White Sox will wear their 1976 collared jerseys -

Sadly, though, no shorts will be involved.

LOOK: Pitch hits Mike Napoli in foot -- and knocks helmet off his head -

Physics -- or magic?