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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.04.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Catching on: Freshman receiver Chase Harrell made his mark in spring |

Beaty has not been shy about comparing Harrell to former Texas A&M; standout and first-round NFL Draft pick Mike Evans. And he even took the comparison a step further recently when talking about Harrell at Big 12 media days in Dallas.

Hawk Talk with David Beaty Dates Finalized

Hawk Talk with David Beaty dates were announced Monday, with the first of the 12 shows scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, live from the Salty Iguana in Lawrence.

Basketball Recruiting Notebook |

Dallas guard Terrance Ferguson considering Kansas; Rawlie Alkins trims list to 10, Kansas makes cut; Wenyen Gabriel excited about KU offer

University of Kansas Athletics - Jayhawks Ranked 23rd in NSCAA Preseason Poll

The Kansas soccer team was slotted at No. 23 when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released its 2015 preseason rankings Monday afternoon. The announcement marked the first time since 2005 the Jayhawks will enter the regular season among the top-25 ranked teams in the nation.

- College Sports -

Future of College Football: Baylor wins with innovation, 400-pound TE -

CBS Sports begins its preseason coverage with a peek at what college football will look like in the future. In the first of the two-part series, Dennis Dodd explores how Baylor is changing the game.

- Professional Sports -

Former Jayhawk JaCorey Shepherd sprinting toward starting spot in Philadelphia? |

Drafted in the sixth round last May by Philadelphia, Shepherd consistently has impressed the Eagles coaches throughout the spring and summer and appears to be in line to get the first crack at the team's starting nickel back position heading into the 2015 season.

Broncos take a look at former KU WR Nigel King |

King went undrafted last April and initially got a tryout with the Miami Dolphins following the draft. King, who spent the first few years of his college career at Maryland, was waived by Miami just last week.

Sounds crazy, but here's how Aaron Rodgers, Packers call plays pre-snap -

What do all those crazy calls at the line mean? NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and his linemen take you inside the pre-snap conversation for the NFL's best offense.

- Potpourri -

Nine-year-old bat boy dies after struck by bat in on-deck circle -

Mr. Ed says: I cannot imagine what the boy's family or the player who accidentally struck him are going through right now. What a horrible accident.

Jared Odrick: Penn State prepared me for party scene in 'Ballers' -

Former Penn State defensive lineman said four years in State College, Pa., prepared him for his cameo in a party scene in 'Ballers.'

- Video and Old Radio Clip of the Day -

Jays analyst cuts WWE-like promo toward Yordano Ventura -

Royals starter Yordano Ventura had some words for Jose Bautista Sunday evening over Twitter. Blue Jays analyst and former MLB catche Gregg Zaun went nuts in response.

LISTEN: Lou Gehrig's 1939 radio interview -

Gehrig at the time was in Minnesota for an extended stay at the Mayo Clinic, where doctors were trying to figure out why his health was failing. He'd played his last game on April 30 of that year, and only July 4 he'd delivered his iconic "Luckiest Man" speech.