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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.14.15

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- Kansas Sports -

The Day After: A miserable night vs. Memphis | Tale of the Tait |

Yes, the Jayhawks kept fighting and, yes, believe it or not, there were some signs of progress and improvement. But those were small and hard to see and KU, now more than ever, is staring at the very real possibility of finishing a season winless for just the second time in 126 seasons of KU football.

Notebook: Juco transfer QB Ford takes snaps; Dineen starts |

The reason, Beaty said, was that Ford outplayed Willis in practice this week, a fact that further cements Beaty’s belief that everything is earned week to week, day to day, snap to snap.

KU picks up commitment from 2017 RB Dom Williams |

Williams, who has been clocked faster than 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash, chose KU over interest from an impressive list of suitors, including Arkansas, Baylor, Mississippi State, TCU and Washington, among others.

Mr. Assists: Aaron Miles thrilled to join staff |

“Whatever I can give these kids, I’m going to give them,” said the 32-year-old Miles, who, per NCAA rules, is not allowed to do any on-court coaching at practice. His work consists of office-related duties to help the program run smoothly.

Volleyball - No. 22 Kansas Sweeps Marquette, Remains Undefeated

Kansas Volleyball continued its undefeated start to the season by winning its third non-conference tournament title in as many weekends after sweeping Marquette on Saturday afternoon, 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-16), in the finale of Pistol Pete's Showdown, hosted by the University of Wyoming.

Jayhawks Come Back to Top Colorado College, 2-1, in Double Overtime

Freshman Grace Hagan netted the golden goal and added an assist as the Jayhawks came from behind to beat the Colorado College Tigers, 2-1, in double overtime Sunday afternoon at Stewart Field.

Three-Peat for Stigler as Kansas’ Best are Honored at Fourth Annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards

NCAA champion Michael Stigler and three-time NCAA volleyball tournament participant Chelsie Albers were selected as Kansas' Male and Female Athletes of the Year, the top honors among a flurry of accolades distributed at the fourth annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards at the Lied Center of Kansas Sunday evening.

- College Sports -

For the love of God, can we shut up about Ohio State's schedule? Please? -

Put simply, until further notice, Ohio State is hands-down the best team in the country. And if they run the table against their wellwater schedule? Guess what: they will still be the best team in the country.

- Professional Sports -

Dez Bryant suffers broken foot, expected to miss 4-6 weeks -

The Cowboys won't have Dez Bryant until October at the earliest.

Zack Greinke's 1.61 ERA would be fifth-lowest since 1920 -

Only Gibson in '68, Gooden in '85, Maddux in '94 and Tiant in '68 posted lower ERAs among pitchers who threw at least 144 innings in the modern era.

David Ortiz hits 500th career home run -

Red Sox DH David Ortiz has joined the 500 Home Run Club. He's the 27th man in MLB history to do so.

- High School Oddity -

Defense? PA HS football teams post 107-90 score, RB rushes for 720 yards -

Two Pennsylvania high school teams combined for 197 points and the running back of the winning team rushed for 720 yards.

- Pics and Videos of the Day -

LOOK: Rams feature awkward moving company ad in Week 1 program -

The Rams are probably moving to Los Angeles. Maybe don't advertise the official moving company of the team.

LOOK: Florida teammates tackle each other, which was the right play -

Letting the clock run out is the right way to go with just 16 seconds to play, but having to physically tackle a teammate to get that point across is really funny. It wasn't even a gentle tackle as he spun him around and threw him down.

WATCH: Miss America contestant wins after saying Tom Brady cheated -

Betty Cantrell won Miss America after saying she thinks Tom Brady cheated.

WATCH: J.J. Watt doesn't need a helmet to sack quarterbacks -

J.J. Watt is a freak of nature and he will sack your quarterback whether or not he's got a helmet on.

WATCH: Kent State kicker becomes 2nd female to score points in FBS -

Kent State kicker April Goss became the second-ever female to score points in an FBS game when she booted an extra point in the first half of the team's win against Delaware State.

FAU tight end pretends to fall down, gets up and catches a touchdown -

FAU had its tight end pretend to fall down at the line of scrimmage and then sneak out into the end zone for a touchdown catch.

BYU QB Tanner Mangum did it again, beats Boise State with late TD pass -

BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum beat Boise State with a long touchdown pass, just like the Hail Mary pass against Nebraska.