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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 8.30.15

Licensed to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. A man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.

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Kansas News

Beaty begins building plan at Kansas |
“I know where they’re at and I know that’s exactly where we were when I first got to West Virginia,” Holgorsen told the Journal-World at Big 12 media days in late July. “Having numbers in the 60s is not where you want it, but you just have to be patient and you gotta do a good job of filling your roster when it comes to recruiting and then you’ve gotta have retention. And I feel like we’ve had a lot of retention. Right now, going into Year 5, we’ve finally got maximum numbers.”

KU volleyball wins twice |

Kansas University’s volleyball team picked up wins over McNeese State and Arkansas on Saturday in the Arkansas tournament to stay perfect at 3-0 on the season.

Ellis makes regional magazine cover |
Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis is featured on the regional cover of Athlon’s College Basketball 2015-16 Preview Magazine.

Offensive line taking shape |
From the time he arrived in Lawrence through the start of preseason camp, first-year Kansas University offensive line coach Zach Yenser made clear the details of his search for the five linemen who would work hard, play smart and not be afraid to battle their butts off.

University of Kansas Athletics - Kansas Comeback Claims Arkansas Invitational Crown
Kansas was on the ropes. Dropping the first set to the undefeated home team and facing a 24-23 deficit in set two, Arkansas was one point away from a two-set lead. Kelsie Payne and Tayler Soucie turned the pressure into fuel for the Jayhawks – winning three-straight sets to claim the Arkansas Invitational crown Saturday night inside Barnhill Arena, 21-25, 27-25, 25-15, 25-15.

Other Sports

Griz upset No. 1 North Dakota State 38-35 : Griz Football
Montana upset four-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State 38-35 in a nonconference football game Saturday afternoon at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in front of a stadium-record crowd of 26,472.

Sam Bradford perfect; Bills QB battle rages on: 10 preseason takeaways -
If Saturday's game against the Packers is any indication, the answer is yes. A resounding yes. A "you might want to take Bradford in the first round of your fantasy draft and pick the Eagles to win the Super Bowl" yes.

Broncos' original 2011 playoff game plan? Bench Tim Tebow on 3rd downs -
"I was going to be going in on every third down in that game," Quinn said on the CBS Sports Eye on Football podcast (CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE on iTunes) . "People don't know this, but because we we're throwing the ball so poorly on third down, we basically worked in packages where Tim and I were together in the backfield. He was playing wide receiver. I was coming in to purely just throw drop back passes on third down."

Other News

NASA Just Sealed Six People In a Dome For a Year to Practice Mars
Life on Mars may sound glamorous, but in reality it’s going to mean a lot of time crammed in a small bubble with a few other humans. This could end very badly. So to practice, NASA has taken to sticking people in domes and keeping them isolated for months on end.

The Big 12 Walks Into a Bar (Part I) - Wide Right & Natty Lite
It’s a Friday at the Big 12 bachelor pad. The conference is preparing to undergo a night of debauchery.

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