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KU coach David Beaty announced Monday night on his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio show sophomore Ryan Willis will start this week, when the Jayhawks play host to TCU at Memorial Stadium (11 a.m. kickoff, ESPNU).
Give the man credit for not stubbornly sticking with Cozart. Willis took over quarterbacking duties at Tech and seemingly would’ve remained behind center until the game was decided had it not been for a small injury scare in the third quarter that forced him to the sideline for part of a series. Oddly enough Cozart came in to lead a touchdown drive.
KU enters the week ranked last in the Big 12 in scoring (25.5 points a game), rushing offense (91 yards a game) first downs (17 a game), third-down conversions (32.1 percent), time of possession (25:33) and turnover margin (-1.75 a game) — and that’s with the support of numbers put up in a 55-6 romp against outmanned FCS foe Rhode Island in the season opener.
The Kansas football team returns to the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium Saturday, October 8, as the Jayhawks play host to TCU for the annual "Jayhawks for a Cure" game at 11 a.m. on ESPNU
Although Newman’s ability to knock down the outside shot won’t help the Jayhawks on the scoreboard for another year, Self said Newman’s presence on the roster and deep range will help KU during practice as soon as this season.
"The atmosphere at Late Night in the Phog was that best that I've ever seen and I know that it's the best atmosphere in college basketball. The fans make that place so special and they really support and care about the players. I really didn't expect to see what I saw at Late Night.”
It’s dangerous — even silly — to read too much into what the Jayhawks displayed during the up-and-down, 20-minute game that got fans fired up and featured highlight-style offense. But it’s also impossible to ignore that some of what we saw on Saturday might actually be a sign of things to come during the 2016-17 KU basketball season.
Bishop Miege sophomore forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl enjoyed Late Night but not ready to end recruitment; One official visit left for Troy Brown; Billy Preston feels the love from the student section at Late Night; Cody Riley calls his visit to KU 'unbelievable'; Duke's Harry Giles has knee surgery, status for matchup vs KU in New York on Nov 15 in question
The media-only event began with head coach Brandon Schneider's preseason press conference followed by one-on-one interviews with the Jayhawks. Kansas will start practice for the 2016-17 campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Calvert and Washington potentially could have far-reaching impacts even beyond their play. Their commitments to KU signaled a buy-in from elite-level players to the program, and Schneider built on some of that momentum when he brought in two top-10 players for official visits during Saturday’s Late Night in the Phog.
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He was ticked and firing shots at the Big 12 officiating in the game in his postgame comments, and he even took a shot at Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Apparently Colorado sold its soul for the 1990 national title. Apparently that deed has expired after 25 years.
In 10 minutes’ time, in two different stadiums, here came your three-play reminder: College football is a hell of a sport.
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Rangers fans ... weren't so thrilled about the scheduled times for the team's first two home games of the 2016 postseason.