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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: September 19, 2014

I can't feel my legs, I HAVE NO LEGS!


Kansas Sports

University of Kansas Athletics - No. 17 Kansas Defeats Gonzaga, Achieves Unprecedented Start
KU's 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-8) win over Gonzaga in the Jayhawk Classic on Friday night at Horejsi Family Athletics Center marked the Jayhawks' 11th straight win since the season began – the best start in program history.

Kevin Haskin: KU cornerbacks figure heavily into Denver's opportunistic win |
There was something about Chris Harris when he arrived at Kansas that suggested the defensive back had a future in football.

Kevin Haskin: Situation at Texas a reason to be grateful for victories |

Marvel at the new limestone structure that rises from the north end zone at Snyder Family Stadium and accommodates athletes, coaches and administrators at Kansas State.

Other Sports

Former Rays first-round pick captured, connected to two killings -
Two years ago, shortstop Brandon Willie Martin was playing in the low minor leagues for the Tampa Bay Rays after being drafted in the first round in 2011. On Friday morning, he was in Corona, Calif. police custody in connection with the shooting deaths of two men -- including his father -- and the grave wounding of his uncle, the Riverside Press Enterprise reports.

Tiger Woods undergoes second back surgery, plans to return in 2016 -
"This is certainly disappointing, but I'm a fighter," Woods said in a statement. "I've been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will."

Study: 95.6 percent of deceased NFL players tested positive for CTE -
Study: 95.6 percent of deceased NFL players tested positive for CTE By John Breech | September 18, 2015 8:00 pm ET Research conducted on almost 100 deceased NFL players revealed that over 95 percent of them tested positive for the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

NCAA College Football Recap - Florida State Seminoles at Boston College Eagles - Sep 18, 2015 -
'I'm very proud of our team,'' coach Jimbo Fisher said. ''There were questions if we could do that. If they don't score, you're not going to lose. That's for sure.''

Flacco wants to throw deep against Raiders: 'We need to take our shots' -
Flacco's best deep threat (Torrey Smith) left for the San Francisco 49ers during the offseason, and his ostensible replacement, rookie Breshad Perriman, missed the Week 1 contest with an injury. Forced to work with Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown as his wideouts along with Steve Smith, Flacco mostly threw dink and dunk passes.

Rafael Palmeiro Returns To Professional Baseball, Goes 2-For-4 With An RBI
Ten years after leaving the majors amidst the haze of a steroid suspension, 50-year-old Rafael Palmeiro returned to professional baseball Friday night with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters, where the slugger hit two singles, drove in a run, scored a run, and drew a walk.


Pooping Burglary Suspect Caught Brown-Handed
A Florida man suspected of breaking into a bar to steal alcohol and defecating on the floor has been allegedly caught with his pants down.

Bye Week Discussion Questions

1. What is the longest you have ever grown your hair?

2. What is your worst sunburn experience?