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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 9.24.15

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- Kansas Sports -

KU’s Shaw to find familiar territory |

Darlene Shaw will be one of 30 or 40 Shaw family members in the stands at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday, and the KU safety said the chance to play in front of such a large gathering of friends and family — with the help of his teammates, Shaw secured 70 tickets for Saturday’s showdown — brought back memories of his high school days, when he starred for Piscataway High and won two state championships in the very stadium he’ll be playing in on Saturday.

6 Questions with Keyon Haughton

In this week's episode, Shaffer takes aim at KU OL Keyon Haughton. Haughton, a Baltimore, Maryland, native, is the Jayhawk starter at center.

VIDEO - Clint Bowen: Defense needed bye week to address issues | KUsports Video |

Given where the defense is at right now, Bowen says coaches are looking for small signs of improvement that will eventually add up and make for a better overall unit.

VIDEO - When two disasters collide - ESPN Video

Kansas is in a free fall, and Rutgers has had one scandal after another. Adam Rittenberg looks at which of these two programs - who face each other on Saturday - has the brighter future.

Allen Fieldhouse will play role when Kansas welcomes Kentucky - Men's College Basketball Blog - ESPN

You can make your case for all of these other games, but this is the one to circle for the 2015-16 season. Not only because it’s two of the most storied programs, or that the two coaches aren’t exactly chummy, but also because this one takes place in arguably the most electric environment in the country – Allen Fieldhouse.

Basketball Recruiting Update |

Jarrett Allen lists KU in his final eight; Rawle Alkins lists KU in his final eight; Udoka Azubuike received an in-home visit from Bill Self yesterday; Trae Young met with Bill Self on Tuesday

Volleyball - No. 15 Kansas Outlasts K-State in Big 12 Opener, 3-1

"Both teams played very hard defensively," Kansas head coach Ray Bechard said. "Welcome to the Big 12, it's going to be like that. You've got to grind out wins and we had to work hard against a good team. We are very excited to be 1-0 in the league right now."

Women's Soccer - Kansas Returns Home to Face South Dakota State Friday

After enduring a stretch of seven its first nine matches on the road, the Kansas soccer team will return to the friendly confines of Rock Chalk Park to kick off a stint of four of its next five matches at home. The Jayhawks will welcome in the South Dakota State Jackrabbits to Lawrence on Friday, Sept. 25 for a 7 p.m. match.

- College Sports -

Saban submitted Ole Miss pop-pass TD to SEC office -

Nick Saban confirmed Wednesday that he'd asked the SEC to review Ole Miss' critical pop-pass touchdown over an apparent missed lineman downfield penalty.

Big 12 may pass rule vetting freshmen for misconduct before enrollment -

The conference is already well down the road to adopting said rule for transfer players, one similar to what the SEC enacted earlier this year. That rule does not allow schools to take transfers who have engaged in serious misconduct. The SEC defines serious misconduct to mean sexual assault domestic violence or other forms of sexual violence. The Big 12 is still in the process of developing its definition of misconduct.

- Professional Sports -

LOOK: You have great odds of catching a foul ball at Marlins Park -

Heading to Wednesday night's Phillies-Marlins game at Marlins Park? You have great odds of catching a foul ball.

The Mariners discuss important matters - Lookout Landing

Let's play, "What's going on here?"