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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 9.23.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Beaty, Jayhawks Prepare for Rutgers

Head Kansas football coach David Beaty met with the media Tuesday for the first time in two weeks to talk about the team's first road trip of the 2015 campaign. The Jayhawks head to Piscataway, New Jersey, to face the 1-2 Scarlet Knights of Rutgers, Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. CT.

Jayhawks stress execution during week off |

“I don’t know why they call it an off week,” senior defensive end Ben Goodman joked Tuesday. “It wasn’t. We definitely put in a lot of work these last two weeks and I think we’re very prepared.”

Planning for success: Tempo could be key for Kansas Jayhawks - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

“I’m pleased with our identity,” Beaty said. “That was the big thing for me to see our identity as we were playing games. We’ve talked a lot about playing at a high tempo and being able to see that carry over to the football field has been good to see.”

KU football looking for more chances to push the pace |

Beaty said his offensive players were able to watch situations on tape during the off week where the defense presented additional opportunities. The Jayhawks are taught to look for certain signs of fatigue in their opponent, and when that happens, they’re asked to speed it up.

KU football missing one key element of passing offense |

Most of Cozart's deep balls have been overthrows this year, and that continues a trend of inaccuracy on long throws from years past. The KU coaches worked with the quarterbacks on their accuracy over the bye week, having them aim throws into nets deep down the field.

Likens says most of the time inaccuracy stems from a quarterback’s feet and that player being off balance. He said some of Cozart’s throws, though, simply needed more touch.

AUDIO - Game week Q&A: David Beaty on Rutgers (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty talks with media members about what the Jayhawks addressed during their bye-week work, and the preparation involved for KU's first road game of the season, at Rutgers.

VIDEO - Rob Likens on QB Montell Cozart’s accuracy | KUsports Video |

Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rob Likens discusses starting QB Montell Cozart’s approach as a passer, and the junior’s issues with overthrowing his intended targets — a problem that resurfaced during KU’s last game, a home loss to Memphis. Through two games, Cozart had completed 38 of his 66 attempts with one interception.

VIDEO - Peek inside KU football practice: Rutgers week | KUsports Video |

A peek inside Tuesday’s Kansas football practice, where first-year coach David Beaty and his staff continued preparations for Saturday’s road game, at Rutgers.

Football - Professional Round Up: Week Two

With professional football in full swing at the conclusion of the second week of games in the National Football League Sunday, 12 Jayhawks continue making their mark at the game's highest level.

Even Mason finds boot camp a grind |

“You just have to get in your mind to work hard, grind hard and just be ready to get through the day,” said KU’s junior point guard from Petersburg, Virginia, who has made it through the first three Boot Camp conditioning sessions with today through Friday workouts still on tap.

No. 15 Volleyball Opens Big 12 with Sunflower Showdown

Kansas Volleyball will look to extend its 12-match winning streak and the best start in program history when Big 12 Conference play begins with the Dillons Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday night. First serve between the in-state rivals is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.

Golf - Welle Takes Home Title at Ram Masters

After being on top of the leaderboard for much of the tournament, Kansas senior Ben Welle will come back to Lawrence with an extra piece of hardware, as he finished in first place at the Ram Masters Invitational.

- College Sports -

Syracuse University pulls 'kiss cam' after complaint about forced affection | Fox News

Syracuse University is considering kissing its kiss cam goodbye after a fan suggested it sends the wrong message at a time when colleges are fighting against campus sexual violence.

Why are coaches banned from live scouting? Did it help Baylor football? -

Jon Solomon discusses the implications of a Baylor assistant being on the Tulsa sideline during an Oklahoma game last week.

Patterson defends TCU program after arrests, faces major depth problems -

Gary Patterson defended the Horned Frogs after a couple of headline-making recent arrests, said TCU's issues are 'not even close to what happened south of here.'

- Yogi Berra -

Hall of Famer, legendary Yankees catcher Yogi Berra dies at age 90 -

Hall of Fame catcher and New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra died Tuesday at age 90, the Yogi Berra Museum announced and the Yankees and MLB confirmed.

Yogi, as beloved for sayings as championships, was American classic -

Yogi Berra was known for funny comments as well as those 10 World Series titles.

'I really didn't say everything I said': The very best Yogi Berra quotes | Fox News

Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at age 90

- Professional Sports -

Raiders defy NFL, refuse to put gold 50-yard markers on field -

Back in March, the NFL announced that each team would be painting its 50-yard markers gold as part of its "On the 50" celebration to commemorate Super Bowl 50, which will be held in February at Levi's Stadium and televised by CBS. (Mr. Ed says: I noticed the gold numbers and wondered why. Now I know.)