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Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Oklahoma State |
It sounds like a fairly basic concept and, really, it is. The trouble for the offense this season, though, is the Jayhawks can’t stop derailing their own drives with giveaways (see: their nation-worst total of 22). That’s not to say going an entire game without throwing an interception or losing a fumble would guarantee KU more wins — this is the Big 12, after all, and the program has a long way to go under second-year head coach David Beaty before it can consider itself competitive with every program in the conference.

KU soccer draws with Sooners, 2-2 |
Sophomore Grace Hagan netted her seventh goal of the season early in the second half to erase a 1-0 first half deficit. It was the third straight match that the Jayhawks had been down by one at the intermission.

Kansas swimmers lead double dual |
Kansas’ women’s swim team won five individual events and two relays, and the Jayhawks led Missouri State and North Dakota midway through a two-day double dual Friday at Robinson Natatorium.

KU football facing OSU QB who seldom makes mistakes |
When Kansas football coach David Beaty watches his defense play Saturday against Oklahoma State, he’ll hope they can stop quarterback Mason Rudolph, a 6-foot-5 junior who has specialized in making wise decisions as a passer.

Huge visit from 2017 PG Trae Young on tap for KU basketball this weekend |
Young, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound, five-star point guard who is ranked No. 14 in the class by will visit Kansas this weekend fresh off a recent visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness.

KU freshman Udoka Azubuike is the latest Jayhawk big man to salute soccer
“It helped me with footwork and being able to keep my balance,” said the 7-foot Azubuike, who hails from Delta, Nigeria, where he played a lot of soccer growing up.

Other Sports

College football odds, predictions, picks for Week 8: Three SEC West top-25 matchups -
There are six teams in the SEC West ranked in the AP Top 25 -- Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss and LSU -- and all six are in action against one another this weekend, headlined by No. 6 Texas A&M traveling to Tuscaloosa to take on the top-ranked Crimson Tide.

Odell Beckham draws a fine for removing helmet before proposing to kicking net -
Odell Beckham's recent marriage to the kicking net at MetLife Stadium is proving to be an expensive one. Beckham was fined by the NFL for taking off his helmet during a touchdown celebration, which he did just before sprinting to the sideline to propose to the kicking net.

Sixers' No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons expected to return in January -
After years of futility, the Philadelphia 76ers were hoping to finally build a strong foundation for their team by drafting Ben Simmons No. 1 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. Yet before Simmons' rookie season could even start, he broke his foot in a team scrimmage and it looked like he would miss a significant chunk of the season. There were even rumors that Simmons' agent may force him to sit out the whole season at the risk of re-injury.

Brown sent to commissioner exempt list; teams unhappy with NFL, Giants over case -
The NFL's latest investigation into Giants kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, centered around what the league called new evidence of written confessions, will result in a lengthy suspension if the veracity of those writing is upheld, according to league sources.

Here are the real villains of the Steve Bartman game -
Cubs fans are right to close the tab if they want. There might be some catharsis or self-flagellation in it for you, or this might be the trial by combat that you absolutely need. The Red Sox had to walk through the Yankee fires of 2004 to evolve into what they became, and it wasn’t a lot of fun while it was going on. But it was worth it.

TrueHoop Presents: Golden State's Draymond Green problem
Draymond Green had a very bad summer. But that weekslong meltdown was a year in the making. And to understand the tensions that could undermine this season's presumptive champion, you must first understand the untold story of what undid the Warriors a season ago.