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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.06.15

Hello, robit. Looks like everyone gets a turn to say something. This concludes my turn.

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- Kansas Sports -

Updated KU football roster features new faces, 2 omissions |

Visinia, a projected starter at guard with a promising future, has stepped away from the program altogether and Bloomfield, a third-year sophomore from Louisville, has retired from football but will remain a part of the Jayhawks' program.

Two-Minute Drill: Football is Back!

KU hits the practice fields for the first time Thursday afternoon before it holds its first full-pad practice on Tuesday, Aug. 11. All practices are closed to the public with the exception of Fan Appreciation Day, which is slated for Saturday, Aug. 8 in Memorial Stadium.

Sternberger will focus at TE at Kansas

Jace Sternberger was one of the first offers for David Beaty when he took over at Kansas. A two-way standout in high school, Sternberger played both TE and defensive line at Kingfisher. At defensive end, he racked up 53 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, and 21 sacks as a senior. After logging 42 receptions for 390 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014, he said he will play offense for the Jayhawks.

Beaty Q&A as fall camp nears

The football season for the Jayhawks officially gets underway this week when the players report. David Beaty answered several questions on where the team needs to go and looking back at successful days of Kansas football.

Former KU Track Coach Bob Timmons Passes Away

Legendary Kansas track & field and cross country coach Bob Timmons, who led his Jayhawk teams to four NCAA titles and 31 conference championships, passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 91.

‘He was visionary’: Hall of Famer Bob Timmons dies at 91 |

Timmons nationally is known best for helping Ryun become the first high schooler to run a sub-4-minute mile (in 1964 at Wichita East) and then excel in college at Kansas University, where Timmons coached from 1966 to ’88.

They said it: Reflections on the late Bob Timmons |

Here are some tributes from former athletes and friends of the former KU track coach. Thanks to Tim Weaver for sharing some of the comments he compiled during his tenure as Kansas Relays meet director.

Arizona prep to visit KU |

Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior forward from Gilbert (Ariz.) Christian High who is ranked No. 140 in the basketball recruiting Class of 2016 by, will visit Kansas University Sept. 11-13, reported Wednesday.

Video - Behind the scenes with Bol Bol

Rising sophomore Bol Bol turns heads wherever he goes. The 6-foot-10 power forward from Roeland Park (Kan.) Bishop Miege is not only one of the most highly skilled players in the class of 2018, he is the son of one of the tallest players in the history of the NBA, Manute Bol.

- College Sports -

Can Nebraska reverse fortunes by hiring an advanced stats whiz? -

Advanced analytics has played a role in revolutionizing baseball. Will Nebraska hiring a full-time sports analytics director push the Cornhuskers back into relevance?

- In the News -

Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb - BBC News

The bombing - and a second one on Nagasaki three days later - is credited with bringing to an end World War Two.

- Video of the Day -

WATCH: Three very different Wednesday walk-offs -

On Wednesday, we saw walk-offs in Anaheim, Chicago, and Denver. Only one of them involved a hit.