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Kansas defense itching to bounce back on Homecoming

Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio

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Kansas defense unsatisfied, eager to bounce back |

“That first drive was kind of indicative of the (Baylor) game,” Bowen said. “It’s an 11-play drive, and we had a plan on taking away their (run-pass option plays) and making the QB figure out where our conflicts were. If you look at it, he pulled it down three times on the pass. Our problem was we were stuck on the run-blocks and couldn’t get off of them to get him down on the scramble.”

OSU Sports Extra - This week in Oklahoma State football: Five things to know about Kansas

Oklahoma State’s past two trips to Lawrence, Kansas, ended in two wins by a combined 13 points.

SI's projection system predicts KU's top scorers for season | Smithology |

SI’s College Basketball Projection System forecasted statistical outputs for every player from the Big 12, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, AAC, Atlantic 10 and Big East, as well as players on numerous marquee mid-major programs, and came up with a list of the top 100 for the upcoming season.

College Hoops Contender Series: Might Kansas actually be the nation’s best team? – CollegeBasketballTalk

There is a pretty clear-cut delineation between the five best teams, the five clear national title challengers, and the rest of the country this season.

No. 6 Kansas sweeps West Virginia, 3-0

Kansas (18-2, 7-1 Big 12) has now won six-straight matches, including four-straight sweeps, and 13-straight matches at home dating back to last season.

Swimming & Diving - Kansas seniors hopeful for successful final season opener

Kansas will take on the Bears and the Fighting Hawks in a double dual on the women's side, while the men's squads for Missouri State and North Dakota will face off against each other.

Rowing - Record number of boats await Jayhawk Jamboree on Sunday

University of Kansas rowing will begin its fall season by hosting the Jayhawk Jamboree at the Kansas Rowing Boathouse at Burcham Park on Sunday starting at 11 a.m. With the ever-growing popularity of the fourth-annual regatta, this year marks the largest showing of teams with 12, including 152 boats racing.

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University of Kansas sees energy conservation savings - Washington Times

The university spends more than $12 million annually on utility costs including electricity, natural gas, water, waste removal and other services, according to the university’s energy conservation policy.

University of Kansas Professor Concerned About 2020 Discourse Already - WIBW News Now!

“You have Paul Ryan saying that Hillary Clinton has no mandate to govern in any way for the next four years,” Miller said. “[Ryan says] she will not get any bill out of Congress in the next four years that she likes. What are we going to do as a republic for the next four years? Are our parties at all going to come together to govern, or are we going to waste the next four years?”

Study finds earliest evidence in fossil record for right-handedness | The University of Kansas

Perhaps the bias against left-handers dates back much further than we thought.

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Fleck focused on coaching WMU, game against resurgent Eagles

While Western Michigan makes national headlines, the opponent on Saturday (3:30 p.m., American Sports Network) is experiencing a resurgence of its own. Eastern Michigan (5-2, 2-1) has already won four more games than last season, which is the biggest turnaround among all FBS programs. In fact, long a MAC cellar-dweller, the Eagles totaled five wins in their last three seasons combined.

Restraining order could keep two Gopher players from Week 8 game – CollegeFootballTalk

You have heard myriad reasons for college football players to miss games, but this one might be a first.

BYU ran the worst fake punt you'll ever see in college football from its end zone -

The Cougars broke out a fake punt with the punter nine yards deep in the end zone. Not a fake pass, but a designed run with the punter. It failed miserably.

(Mr. Ed says: Was Charlie Weis in the house?)

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Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 5: Cubs near World Series -

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by an 8-4 score in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, giving them a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series.

It’s time for Major League Baseball to take a stand on Chief Wahoo – HardballTalk

The Cleveland Indians are in the World Series. Come Tuesday they will be on baseball’s biggest stage — an international stage — for the first time in 19 years.

Charlie Sheen wants to throw World Series first pitch as Ricky Vaughn from 'Major League' -

There is apparently a social media movement to have Sheen throw out the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series as Vaughn and Sheen is on board.

Six-foot long python removed from green at PGA Tour event in Malaysia -

The PGA Tour is in Malaysia this week for the CIMB Classic. That means tropical weather in October for the players, but also some unique hazards as they found out before the second round.

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Weird Al moderates the final debate between Trump and Clinton

The final debate between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton opens up a wormhole to another universe that sucks "Weird Al" Yankovic through it to moderate - in B-flat, of course!