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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 9.15.15

Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

- Kansas Sports -

Kansas at Rutgers Football Game Slated for 11 a.m. (CT), Kickoff on Big Ten Network

Kansas football will travel to Rutgers on Saturday, Sept. 26, with an 11 a.m. (CT), kick time and live broadcast on the Big Ten Network (BTN), the Big Ten Conference announced on Monday.

KU football coach David Beaty 'holding up great' no small feat | Tale of the Tait |

“First of all, I'm holding up great,” he (Beaty) said with plenty of pep in his voice. “I'm still very, very excited about our football team. There's a lot of things that we learned about our team in the last two weeks that are gonna help us moving forward. You know, our goal, from the very beginning, has been to get just a little bit better every week. Even though the score doesn't show it, being 55-23, there was some things that we improved on in this football game.”

Undeterred: Beaty, team still excited about season |

Asked if the long faces on the sideline toward the end of Saturday’s 55-23 loss to Memphis were an indication that the Jayhawks were starting to feel the air go out of the excitement that came with the new coaching staff and fresh start, first-year head coach David Beaty remained upbeat.

VIDEO - Roberts says team has to keep going

After the loss to Memphis linebacker Marcquis Roberts said the defense has talent and will be okay if they keep listening to the coaches. Roberts also said the defense can't worry about the uptempo offense and going back on the field quickly.

VIDEO - Beaty after Memphis loss

David Beaty postgame conference (transcription provided)

VIDEO - Memphis post-game, Montell Cozart

Montell Cozart talks about the offense and not taking advantage of three turnovers.

Late Night in the Phog Set for Oct. 9

The University of Kansas men's and women's basketball teams will ceremoniously tip off their 2015-16 seasons at the 31st annual Late Night in the Phog Friday, Oct. 9, in Allen Fieldhouse.

Elite big men on campus this weekend |

A pair of elite high school basketball big men will be making official recruiting visits to Kansas University this weekend. Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound senior center from Potter’s House in Jacksonville, Florida, who is ranked No. 27 nationally by, will join No. 118-rated Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-8 senior power forward from Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High.

- College Sports -

Duke has the best chance of success over the next five years -

You can make an argument for Kentucky, Kansas or even Arizona. But if the question is which program is best positioned to succeed over the next five years, the answer is the Duke Blue Devils according to our program rankings.

Kentucky, North Carolina alumni game draws 23,000 to Rupp Arena -

It was the UNC-UK alumni game, held at Rupp Arena, and yes -- on the first NFL Sunday of the season -- this was the biggest sporting event in Kentucky. Fans (more than 23,000 of them) predictably packed the joint to watch a game that couldn't even qualify as an exhibition.

Bob Stoops: Paul Finebaum 'doesn't deserve that attention' -

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says radio host Paul Finebaum "doesn't deserve that attention from me."

- Professional Sports -

Report: Ravens-Broncos game official suffers 9 broken ribs, collapsed lung -

A line judge in the Broncos-Ravens games suffered several injuries on Sunday.

Angry fantasy owners react to Jordan Matthews' non-touchdown vs. Falcons -

Jordan Matthews had a great game, but fantasy owners weren't happy. (Mr. Ed says: Oh, Twitter people...)