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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.07.15

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Starting line: ‘It’s great to be out there with those kids,’ Beaty says of first practice | KUsports.com

Just moments after his team returned to the Anderson Family Football Complex by school bus from the practice fields west of Hoglund Ballpark, Beaty spoke with excitement in his tone but a measured pause in his voice about what he saw on Day 1.

Two-Minute Drill: Substitutions?

"There are no substitutions, get back to the line," yelled offensive coordinator Rob Likens following a play during team session.

Jayhawks add ex-Hokie WR Joshua Stanford to roster | CollegeFootballTalk

Stanford is the third transfer wide receiver KU has added in the last four months, joining LaQuvionte Gonzalez (transferred from Texas A&M in April) and Quincy Perdue (left UAB for KU in June). Former South Carolina linebacker Marcquis Roberts was added as a transfer as well. Gonzalez and Roberts will have to sit out the 2015 season, while Perdue and Stanford are eligible to play immediately.

New KU football receiver Joshua Stanford could have immediate impact | CJOnline.com

Stanford — a 6-foot-1 receiver who was on Virginia Tech’s roster three seasons — will be eligible for the Jayhawks this season as a graduate transfer. The junior will have two years of eligibility remaining.

What caught my eye at Day 1 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

The Jayhawks were in their old practice location — and will be there for the first couple of weeks at least — because the projected temperatures made it too hot to hang out on the turf at the practice fields and Memorial Stadium.

VIDEO - David Beaty on first day of camp, walk-ons and WR Josh Stanford | KUsports.com

First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty meets with media members following the first day of preseason practice, and discusses the excitement and teaching that come with this time of year. Plus, Beaty talks about how the coaching staff filled out KU’s rosters with walk-ons, as well as the addition of Josh Stanford, a wide receiver who played previously at Virginia Tech.

KU target Ferguson gives Alabama a ‘10’ on visit | KUsports.com

Basketball notebook: Terrance Ferguson rates Alabama a '10'; Michael Porter trims list to 10 teams - KU and MU both make the cut; Jayson Tatum committed to Duke, trying to get Harry Giles to go with him; Mohamed Bamba lists KU

Preseason All-Big 12 Volleyball Team Unveiled

All three of the Kansas volleyball's representatives on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team are accustomed to the spotlight. Junior Tayler Soucie and sophomores Ainise Havili and Kelsie Payne – each of whom were all-conference selections in 2014 – were recognized as the conference released its honorees Thursday afternoon.

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Baylor AD hopes for College Football Playoff expansion sooner than later - CBSSports.com

Baylor AD Ian McCaw thinks the College Football Playoff will eventually expand to eight teams and hopes it happens in the next five years.

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LOOK: Utah unveils awesome throwback uniforms for the Cal game - CBSSports.com

The Utah Utes will wear some sweet throwbacks when they play Cal on October 10.

#JonVoyage: Best Mets moments on 'The Daily Show' with Jon Stewart - CBSSports.com

Noted Mets fan Jon Stewart made his final appearance on "The Daily Show" on Thursday night. Here are some of the best baseball moments from his 17 years on the air.