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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 9.09.15

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- Kansas Sports -

Beaty, Coordinators Talk Memphis in Weekly Press Conference

First-year head football coach David Beaty, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and offensive coordinator Rob Likens met with the media Tuesday to talk about hosting Memphis during week two of the season. Both the Jayhawks and Tigers ran more than 80 plays during last Saturday's contests, setting up a fast-paced, potentially explosive offensive day at Memorial Stadium Sept. 12.

Stop losses: KU football focuses on missed tackles |

A review of game film revealed Kansas missed 16 tackles against SDSU, most coming in the disastrous first 17 minutes in which the Jackrabbits built a 31-7 lead.

Kansas Jayhawks QB stands tall, takes ownership after game-ending gaffe | FOX Sports

To his credit, Cozart didn't shirk his responsibility. The junior faced down every question about his miscue. He insisted the snap was good, and that any finger-pointing in the aftermath should be directed right at him.

Big 12's unsung heroes: Week 1

Kansas RB Ke'aun Kinner: Overshadowed by the ugly start to the coach David Beaty era, Kinner had 27 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the Jayhawks' 41-38 loss to South Dakota. The junior college transfer showed quickness and the ability to make defenders miss while averaging 5.8 yards per carry.

VIDEO - Kansas football pregame video

Kansas opened up with a new pre-game video. We captured the video if you didn't see it or want to see it again.

VIDEO - Monday morning with David Beaty

Kansas head coach David Beaty answered several questions on Monday about his team and thoughts from Saturday's game against South Dakota State.

VIDEO - Likens recaps game, talks Memphis

Rob Likens likes the way Montell Cozart responded in his first game. The Kansas offensive coordinator talks about the offense and preparing for Memphis.

VIDEO - Bowen talks about his defense

Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen talks about his defense's performance and getting ready for Memphis.

- College Sports -

Kansas State band punished for controversial halftime show | FOX Sports

'Capt. James T. Kirk' apparently thinks the Wildcats have nothing to apologize for, calling the Big 12's punishment a 'travesty.'

K-State president's letter to band |

Ultimately, as president, I am responsible for setting the tone for sportsmanship at K-State. As we continue to rise in national prominence we must be more mindful of how we speak of others, including our longtime rivals. In the future, my public speaking — and that of my fellow administrators — will be focused entirely around the successes we have at K-State and will not include comments or jokes about any other Big 12 schools.

- Professional Sports -

Monday's Braves-Phillies crowd was smallest ever at Citizens Bank Park -

The crowd of 15,125 was the smallest in the 12-year history of Citizens Bank Park. Once a regular sellout, attendance has dropped sharply at Phillies games in the last two seasons as the team's losses have mounted.

- Video and Pic of the Day -

LOOK: Tiger Woods took an epic US Open selfie with Shooter McGavin -

Tiger Woods watched Rafael Nadal at the US Open last week with his daughter and oh my goodness, this photo is amazing.

Two Texas HS football players allege ref used racial slurs -

Two Texas high school football players who are accused of intentionally slamming a referee to the ground allege the ref directed racial slurs at them, school district officials said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.