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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.24.15

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The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest.

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- Kansas Sports -

What caught my eye at Day 14 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

It definitely looks like a two-man race for that starting QB job and I definitely think junior Montell Cozart is the clear leader. Deondre Ford keeps getting reps and opportunities with the second unit, but, overall, Cozart looks more consistent. During the seven-on-seven stuff in the stadium on Friday, the entire 20-30 minute session included Cozart and Ford with the ones and twos on one end of the field while freshmen Carter Stanley and Ryan Willis worked the same stuff at the other end of the field.

KU football on weight-watcher plan | KUsports.com

“Our whole thing is set up on nutrition,” Beaty said. “Nutrition was a big deal for us (during camp), and the way that we made sure we maintained optimal weight throughout camp, our strength coaches and our coaches did a great job of watching that and making it a priority.”

Bill Self turns ticket-seller | KUsports.com

“In ’08, I don’t know if you remember ... we cut down nets, and they ate oranges all night,” Self said of KU winning the national title in hoops and the Orange Bowl in football the same school year. “It takes everybody. Nothing recruits better for basketball than people in the football stands. Nothing helps football more than obviously people in the stands.”

Two-Minute Drill: Boomin' It

"That (Matthew) Wyman kid – I have been really impressed with his leg," head coach David Beaty said. "He has some serious strength in that leg now and has matured a lot. He has done really well for us in the kickoff area too."

Women's Soccer - Jayhawks Doomed by Early Goals, Fall to Nebraska in Season Opener, 3-0

A pair of Nebraska goals in the opening 14 minutes proved to be too much for No. 23 Kansas as the Jayhawks could not dig themselves out of the early hole and fell to the Cornhuskers in the 2015 regular-season opener, 3-0, Friday night inside Barbara Hibner Stadium.

Women's Soccer - No. 23 Jayhawks Settle for 0-0 Draw with Golden Gophers

One hundred and 10 minutes were not enough to settle a highly competitive match between the No. 23 Kansas Jayhawk and the Minnesota Golden Gophers Sunday afternoon inside Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. The two squads played to a 0-0 draw, the first tie Kansas has settled for in 29 outings and the first in a non-conference match in 36 games.

- College Sports -

Baylor scandal may lead Big 12 to discuss SEC transfer rule - CBSSports.com

Big 12 ADs are likely to discuss -- at least informally -- the SEC transfer rule regarding sexual misconduct. The issue has come to a head after a former Baylor player was convicted of sexual assault last week.

Ukwuachu victim's words bigger than Briles-Petersen statements - CBSSports.com

Enough's enough when it comes to the Ukwuachu case at Baylor. It's time there is accountability for recruiting practices.

Baylor's Art Briles addresses Sam Ukwuachu situation, defends school - CBSSports.com

Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty Thursday night in a sexual assault case from 2013. On Friday, coach Art Briles addressed the situation and disputed claims that the school and program had mishandled Ukwuachu's case.

Could success for Vernon Adams alter year-round football philosophy? - CBSSports.com

CBS Sports senior columnist Dennis Dodd looks at Oregon graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams and what him winning the starting job could mean for college football.

- Professional Sports -

Wizards rookie Kelly Oubre fled during Hurricane Katrina, but New Orleans never left him | NBA | Sporting News

“Now that I am older, I can look back and it is like, wow, we handled it well. You don’t understand what is happening when it is happening, when you are a kid. But now that I can look back, I am always surprised that my dad kept us going and kept me positive through all that. My dad showed me how strong he was in that situation. That’s why I am where I am today. I saw what a true soldier looks like.”

Ex-49ers LB Chris Borland doesn't think football can be saved - SBNation.com

In a revealing in-depth story by ESPN The Magazine, Chris Borland explains his decision to retire, the insane lengths he went to to stay on the field, and why the future of football is irredeemable.

Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Ben Heeney is not content - Oakland Raiders Blog - ESPN

Despite a prolific preseason debut, rookie fifth-round middle linebacker Ben Heeney feels like he has a long way to go on the Oakland Raiders.

Five Players We Watched Saturday Night Against The Vikings

Heeney’s performance in the Raiders preseason game was nearly on par with his first in Silver and Black.

Is the Joel Embiid news getting worse and worse in Philadelphia? - CBSSports.com

We already know Joel Embiid will miss the 2015-16 season, but will he even be back on the court by October 2016?

- Pics and Videos of the Day -

LOOK: Ballboy goes all out to save A's bullpen - CBSSports.com

A ballboy went all out to make a diving catch Saturday, saving the Athletics bullpen from a foul ball.

Ouch: Panthers fan gets hilariously left hanging on a high-five - CBSSports.com

A Panthers fan went looking for a high-five and got left out to dry.

WATCH: This is what it's probably like to bat against Chris Sale - CBSSports.com

What's it like to hit against Chris Sale? Or call balls and strikes while Chris Sale is on the mound? It goes a little something like this.

Cris Carter told NFL rookies to get 'a fall guy,' NFL says 'inappropriate' - CBSSports.com

Cris Carter's under fire for telling rookies to get 'a fall guy' in a 2014 rookie symposium.