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Kansas Jayhawks Gameday News and Notes: 9.25.15

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GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-Rutgers football game |
It’s not just preventing yards on the ground that will benefit Kansas University if it is able to stop Rutgers’ rushing attack. A good showing by KU’s players up front also would go a long way toward handcuffing Rutgers’ passing attack. The Scarlet Knights rank just 75th in the country (10th in the Big Ten) with 177.3 rushing yards per game, but so much of what they do in the passing game is set up by the run.

Kansas tennis claims four singles wins |
Kansas University claimed four singles victories in two tennis tournaments on Friday.

Jayhawks recall close calls |
During the Kansas University football program’s 33-game losing streak away from Lawrence, which has spanned seven seasons and 12 states since that Sept. 12 victory at UTEP in 2009, there have been a handful of close calls along the way that could have stopped the number of consecutive road losses from climbing out of control.

Eudora’s Ballock may miss season |
Major-college prospect Mitchell Ballock of Eudora High will have surgery Monday in Lawrence to repair a torn labrum in his left (shooting) shoulder. It is likely the 6-foot-4 combo guard will miss his entire junior season.

Clint Bowen: KU defense needs to stop looking at biggest liar on field |
Though KU defensive coordinator Clint Bowen admits that his young defense remains “a work in progress” through two games, he believes a small detail could help produce immediate results.

Road tripped: KU football looking to break streak that predates iPads |
As one of only three fifth-year seniors, the 6-foot-3, 253-pound defensive end actually cracks a smile across the table when asked if Kansas’ road losing skid is a topic that wears old.

Kevin Haskin: Big 12 football reshuffling finds new choice at top |
Conference play begins this week in the Big 12, and not a moment too soon after many of the teams slogged through games against Championship Subdivision teams.

Other Sports

Stephen Jones: Dez Bryant, Randy Gregory could return after bye -
It's arguable that no NFL team has been hit by the injury bug harder than the Dallas Cowboys so far. After losing Orlando Scandrick to a torn ACL during the preseason, the Cowboys saw Dez Bryant, Randy Gregory and Ronald Leary exit the season opener with injuries during their Week 1 win over the Giants.

Stanford runs away in second half, beats Oregon State 42-24 -
The Cardinal were tested early, taking a slim 21-17 lead into the half, but wore down the Beavers defense in the second half to get a comfortable 42-24 win.

Film Study: Why revamped Johnny Manziel deserves Browns' starting job -
Even before Johnny Manziel made his first start of the season against the Titans on Sunday, a gloomy report emerged. It claimed that Manziel had no real chance to win the starting job over the concussed Josh McCown. Even if Manziel demonstrated the potential to become the franchise's quarterback of the future, the Browns were reportedly willing to stick with the 36-year-old journeyman, McCown, in 2015.

Saturday Storylines: Pac-12 can shine after dark, TCU gets tested -
The Big 12 continues to put the “diss” in dysfunction.


Turn an Old Nintendo 64 Controller Into a Rocket Launching Remote
Have an old Nintendo 64 controller lying around? If you’re looking for a project this weekend, you can turn it into the perfect hobby rocket-launching remote with a few tweaks.

Ex-Alabama St. Coach And Booster Get In A Fight During Deposition
Reggie Barlow was a decent NFL wide receiver for about a decade, where he played for some (somehow) good Jaguars teams and won a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers. After retiring, he quickly moved back home to Montgomery to coach his alma mater Alabama State football team. After eight relatively successful seasons, and a handful of SWAC championships, the school abruptly asked him to resign then fired him, not three months after handing him an extension.