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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 8.29.2015

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Kansas Sports

City announces game-day bus service from downtown to KU's Memorial Stadium |
The city of Lawrence is again offering an alternative to searching for parking around Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium — and walking for blocks to the game — this football season.

KU volleyball opens with win |
Led by 15 kills from senior outside hitter Tiana Dockery, Kansas University cruised to a three-set victory over Army to open the Arkansas Invitational — and the 2015 season — on Friday at Barnhill Arena.

Haitian forward keeps KU on list |
Haiti native Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound senior power forward from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, has announced his final list of five prospective schools via Twitter.

Freshmen spark Kansas soccer |
Kansas University freshmen Grace Hagan and Parker Roberts each shot in the first goals of their collegiate careers to lift the Jayhawks to a 2-1 soccer victory over SMU on Friday at Westcott Field.

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 1 - OL Jordan Shelley-Smith | Tale of the Tait |
What began eight weeks ago with the first entry in this year's list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the upcoming football season has reached its peak. No. 1. Numero uno. The top dog. The head honcho.

Kansas football coaches work to help young players avoid 'freshman wall' |
With the first week of classes beginning, the Kansas football coaches must keep reminding their freshmen of something they’ve been telling them all summer.

KU football true freshman receiver should play right away |
Dillon’s is the closest grocery store, so whenever Montell Cozart receives the phone call, it’s usually the place he takes Steven Sims.

College Sports

You should watch North Dakota State vs. Montana, college football's real 2015 opener -
Your favorite team probably doesn't kick off until September 5 (or if you're lucky, September 3). But your eyes should turn to Missoula, Montana this Saturday, August 29, for the true start of the season. (Ed note, Up with Montana boys, down with the foe)

Montana Grizzlies coach Bob Stitt is a cult favorite among coaches
New Montana coach Bob Stitt has been called everything from Sasquatch to a mad scientist.

Friday Five: Five things college football coaches should be fined over -
This week Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster unintentionally set off a firestorm. Foster told reporters that the Virginia Tech coaching staff was trying to figure out if it could fine players by taking money from their new cost of attendance scholarships. We then learned that Virginia Tech coaches had already been fining players for various infractions, and when the school's athletic director, Whit Babcock, found out, he correctly put an end to the practice.

Professional Sports

Doctors decide RG3 can't play vs. Ravens; QB could miss opener -
The independent neurologist who cleared Robert Griffin III to play this weekend against the Ravens has reversed course and decided that RG3 shouldn't play against Baltimore.

Charles Barkley on his first agent: 'I'd blow his damn brains out' -
In a recent interview with Dan Patrick, Barkley was discussing how he took money from agents while he was at Auburn, which is against NCAA rules. He claimed that he didn't regret doing it because he needed it at the time. The only thing he regrets doing is not signing with one of the agents he took money from once he turned pro. In fact, he is so upset at his first agent Lance Luchnick that we should hope they don't see each other in person ever again.

Hall of Fame Islanders coach Al Arbour dies at age 82 -
One of the NHL's coaching giants, Al Arbour, died Friday, the New York Islanders announced.

Other News

Fisherman Spent 3 Years Building Massive 24-Foot Long Lego USS Missouri
Jim McDonough is truly a master at his craft. He likes Lego, boats and naval history. And when these passions combine, magic is made. McDonough’s epically huge, ridiculously well-detailed Lego navy boats are the stuff of legend.

Most U.S. Kids Still Get Vaccinated, But Those Low-Vax Pockets Worry the CDC
Good news, bad news: most Kindergarten-aged kids in America are still getting all their shots. But the CDC continues to worry about those stubborn pockets with low rates of vaccination (and, presumably, high rates of uncooperative parents)

Vin Scully Is Coming Back To The Booth
87-year-old American treasure Vin Scully is returning to the broadcast booth. At last night’s Dodgers - Cubs game, via Jimmy Kimmel cue cards, the team announced that Scully would be announcing some more games in 2016, which will mark his 67th year doing so. Here’s the announcement:

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