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So fizzle and I both had internet probs today, but the N&N is here nonetheless!

- Kansas Sports -

Volleyball - Nation’s top defense and offense clash as No. 6 Kansas and No. 2 Texas position for Big 12 title

Kansas (19-2, 8-1 Big 12) enters the weekend with one of the nation's best defenses, while Texas (17-2, 9-0) boasts a highly efficient offense.

Red-hot KU volleyball team eager for weekend showdown with No. 2 Texas |

“Obviously, this is for the Big 12 title and playing away anywhere in the Big 12 is a such big challenge and we have such a great atmosphere here that it’s going to be tough for them to play in," Payne said. "But we’re not focused on that. Our focus is on pass and serve, first contact, and just controlling the things that we can control.”

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 16 Oklahoma |

Oklahoma enters the weekend ranked last in passing defense, with Big 12-worst marks of 413.2 yards allowed a game and 14 touchdowns surrendered.

KU football offense costing team's defense |

Leading all FBS teams in turnovers lost (25), Kansas routinely has simultaneously derailed its chances on offense while putting its defense in all sorts of predicaments.

Oklahoma's potent offense back to work against lowly Kansas

Facing the lowly Jayhawks (1-6, 0-4 Big 12) could be viewed as a classic ''trap game'' for Oklahoma (5-2, 4-0), in which a lackadaisical effort could lead to an upset loss, but coach Bob Stoops warns that this is not the same Kansas team that went 0-12 last year.

Big 12 roundtable: Talking TCU, defense at Oklahoma, Kansas - Big 12 Blog- ESPN

No defense has been on the field for more drives than Kansas' at 107. They're giving up 2.5 points per drive, which is plenty. But only three teams have forced more turnovers on defense. All in all, I think we're seeing improvement.

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Udoka Azubuike | Tale of the Tait |

His development figures to be one of the more interesting and entertaining aspects of the 2016-17 season and could play a huge role in just how good this Kansas team will be.

KU's Self feels the need for speed for 2016-17 Jayhawks |

“I think it’s fun to coach fast guys, and I think we’re gonna be able to play faster than what we’ve played in the past. I think we’ve played pretty fast, but I think this year we could play at a quicker clip because of those little guards.”

Self expects former Jayhawks Ellis, Selden to find NBA homes soon |

“I talked to Wayne (Monday); he was actually in town,” Self began. “I haven’t talked to Perry (recently). But I talk to ’em all quite a bit. I assume Wayne and Perry will probably go to the D League. Brannen will probably go to the D League. And Cheick’s done pretty well (with the New Orleans Pelicans, who drafted him No. 33 overall in last June’s draft). They’re happy with Cheick.”

Blue-chip high school junior Langford visiting KU this weekend; Ellis signs with Greensboro of NBADL

Romeo Langford, the No. 3-rated high school basketball player in the recruiting Class of 2018 according to, arrived on Kansas’ campus Friday morning for an unofficial weekend visit.

Women's Soccer - No. 25 Jayhawks outlast Cyclones, clinch second in Big 12 standings

Katie McClure scored with less than five minutes left in regulation to lift No. 25 Kansas past the Iowa State Cyclones, 1-0, Friday at Rock Chalk Park. The win secured Kansas a second-place finish in the final Big 12 standings, the squads' highest since 2004.

Crimson and Boo takes over Booth Family Hall of Athletics Sunday

Children and families are invited to come in costume to Trick-or-Treat with Jayhawk student-athletes before the Kansas women's basketball game. The event is free with a non-perishable food donation, which will be given to Just Food and distributed to those in need in Douglas County.

- College Sports -

Four things to know: Baylor regents detail Briles' response to sexual assault scandal -

More details have emerged in the Baylor sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and others. Members of Baylor's board of regents spoke to the Wall Street Journal, detailing the football program's involvement in the scandal as well as the decision-making process that led to Briles' firing.

Big 12 will take top 2 teams for title game, no divisions

The Big 12 Conference will not split into divisions for football and instead will match its first- and second-place teams when its championship game returns next season.

NCAA rule change would make commitments mean something | New York Post

The NCAA Division I Council submitted a proposal in early October to introduce two 72-hour periods — one in June and one in mid-December — when football recruits can sign national letters of intent. If adopted by the NCAA Board of Directors, it would go into effect for the 2017-18 recruiting cycle.

Frank Caliendo ran through 9 funny impressions while making his ‘College GameDay’ picks -

That was comedian and Fox NFL Sunday impressions man Frank Caliendo sprinting through Morgan Freeman, Jon Gruden, Al Pacino, Charles Barkley, Mel Kiper, emergency Lou Holtz, George W. Bush, John Madden, and Stephen A. Smith while making his Saturday picks for College GameDay at Washington-Utah.

- Professional Sports -

Indians-Cubs World Series Game 3: Indians go up 2-1 -

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series on Friday night. Though it was Wrigley Field's first World Series game in more than 70 years, the Indians nonetheless ruined the celebration behind a strong effort from their pitching staff.

Indians-Cubs World Series 2016: Strat-O-Matic predicts score of Game 4 -

Strat-O-Matic came awfully close to nailing the first game, as it pegged a 4-0 victory for the Indians. Cleveland won by a 6-0 score. The simulation for Game 2 picked the right winner (Chicago) and was correct about Trevor Bauer exiting early and Kyle Schwarber having a big night. Impressive. Then Strat-O-Matic nailed Game 3's 1-0 final.

The A's and Smash Mouth got into a really sad Twitter fight -

Bless you Twitter for giving us one of the best fights we never knew we needed: Oakland Athletics vs. Smash Mouth.