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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.08.15

I don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad.

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- Kansas Sports -

Who’s No. 1? Three KU quarterbacks vying for starting job |

The of the LJW's sports writers make their picks on which QB will lead KU Football this fall.

Two-Minute Drill: The Little Things

The pleasant, almost spring-like conditions of Thursday's first practice gave way to a typical August day in Kansas on Friday.

Big 12 mailbag: Hot seats, player rankings and rivalry week - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

In the wake of Kansas losing offensive lineman Joey Bloomfield and Junior Visinia, Thursday I quizzed a Big 12-area reporter who doesn't cover the Jayhawks if he or she could name three healthy players on Kansas' roster. He or she couldn't.

Observations: Kansas has plenty riding on Cheick Diallo's NCAA status -

Jon Rothstein says the Jayhawks have a lot riding on Diallo being cleared by the NCAA and LSU will be leaning on an unlikely player plus other news and notes from across the nation.

Forward puts KU on list |

Another big man in the recruiting Class of 2016 is available. T.J. Leaf, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior power forward from Foothills Christian from El Cajon, California, on Thursday decommitted from Arizona.

Volleyball - Kansas Picked Fourth on Big 12 Preseason Poll

As for his squad, Bechard is excited for who's coming back. Three starters and the libero return from a 2014 team that ended the year 22-9, giving KU three-straight 20-win seasons for the first time since 1980-81-82. Even with the depth returning – 12 letterwinners in all – he wasn't surprised that the league coaches picked his team fourth despite finishing second each of the last two seasons.

Rowing - Jayhawks Wanted for Kansas Women’s Rowing

KU freshmen and sophomores are invited to attend the team's informational meeting for the 2015-16 season, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Kansas Boathouse. The team is looking to add athletic women to its roster to compete across the country as one of the Jayhawks' 16 Division I sports.

- College Sports -

Four reasons why I'm excited about Notre Dame in 2015 -

Notre Dame has a bright new offensive coordinator, loads of NFL talent and a schedule that gives them a shot at the best the country has to offer in 2015.

- Professional Sports -

Report: FIFA launches internal investigation into alleged corruption -

According to Reuters, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, an American law firm, is conducting the investigation.

LOOK: Braves' SunTrust Park progressing -

Wondering about the progress of new Braves stadium SunTrust Park? Here it is.

- Videos of the Day -

WATCH: Ohio State LBs mocks 'MTV Cribs' with tour of apartment -

Ohio State did a great knock off of MTV Cribs with Craig Fada and Joe Burger.

VIDEO: Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas puts insane move on helpless DB -

It's not easy to cover De'Anthony Thomas.