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Football - Know Your Foe: TCU

The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, visits with this week's opponent in Know Your Foe, a weekly segment from KUAthletics.com and the Jayhawk Radio Network. As Kansas prepares for its contest against TCU, Hanni caught up with Horned Frog radio's Brian Estridge.

Freshman safety Mike Lee contrite following blown plays at Texas Tech | KUsports.com

"Obviously, he’s making some mistakes out there and you wish that they were on the practice field and not in the game, but he’s learning and getting better," Bowen said. "And he’s a high-energy, want-to kid and has some toughness about him. He’s bringing a lot of energy to our defense and he’ll continue to improve."

Pepper Rodgers to celebrate 85th birthday at old stomping grounds Saturday | KUsports.com

Rodgers, who left Kansas after the 1970 season to coach UCLA, will spend his 85th birthday at Memorial Stadium, where he will watch the Jayhawks play TCU in a Big 12 game Saturday. Donahue, former KU assistant and Nebraska-Omaha head coach Sandy Buda, and former Kansas All-American David Jaynes will be among those in attendance to honor Rodgers.

(Mr. Ed says: There's some pretty interesting stories in this article, including one about trying to recruit David Jaynes to Kansas after he committed to Alabama.)

Day one in the books for Kansas men’s basketball

With late Night in the Phog in the rearview mirror, Kansas men's basketball conducted its first official practice Wednesday afternoon in the basketball practice gym adjacent to historic Allen Fieldhouse.

A deeper look at who might lead the Jayhawks in scoring this season | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Let's dive in to a game-by-game look at projected leading scorers for the 2016-17 season and a brief explanation of why. Keep in mind that Self also said last Saturday that he could see "six or seven" different guys leading the Jayhawks in scoring at one point or another this season, so we'll try to fit that guess, from the man who would know better than any of us, into the following exercise.

He Will, He Won't, He Might: Landen Lucas | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

Here's a quick look at a few things you should and should not expect from Lucas during the 2016-17 season.

Volleyball - No. 6 Kansas denies Iowa State in four sets

"I was happy with the fact that we didn't play offensively at all, but we found a way to win," Kansas head coach Ray Bechard said. "Our blocking stepped-up – you look at Zoe (Hill) with seven, (Kelsie) Payne with eight, (Tayler) Soucie with nine. That was huge. We served as well as we have all season – three aces and just six errors. We dug well."

Women's Soccer - Kansas welcomes No. 3 West Virginia to Rock Chalk Park Friday

The Kansas Jayhawks will host a top-10 squad for the first time in four years when they hit the pitch against the third-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday, Oct. 7.

- College Sports -

Ex-Baylor Title IX coordinator: 'The harder I worked, the more resistance' I got - CBSSports.com

Baylor fired back at Crawford in what will surely be a story that keeps this ongoing scandal in the headlines. A statement from the university, shown by "CBS This Morning," alleged that Crawford not only resigned but requested both a payment of $1 million and the rights to any future books or movies.

After serving in war zones, Army veteran ruled ineligible to play in college by NCAA - CBSSports.com

To be clear, Brock has a qualifying standardized test score. And he's shown the ability to do college-level work. It's just that the NCAA is focused on a high school transcript from five years ago and using it to refuse to allow Brock to play this season.And the NCAA just ruled him ineligible.

How ESPN turned Clemson’s entrance into a 9-minute epic movie - SBNation.com

Also, let’s check in with Boise State’s battle against its own expectations and against Houston, and let’s talk about one of college football’s biggest issues.

NCAA proposals made to add an early signing period, change satellite camp rules

The signing change, recommended by the DI Football Oversight Committee, would add two three-day signing periods. The first would start on the last Wednesday in June and the second would happen in December coinciding with when junior college players can sign Letters of Intent.

Report: Nebraska wants to rejoin Big 12 | Yardbarker.com

Radio host Tim Montemayor reported Wednesday that the Cornhuskers want to rejoin the Big 12.

- Professional Sports -

Giants vs. Mets: Madison Bumgarner shuts out New York to advance to NLDS - SBNation.com

Syndergaard looked unhittable for much of his outing and became the third pitcher to record 10 strikeouts in a Wild Card Game, but he exited before the eighth inning. The Giants threatened in that frame, with Addison Reed loading the bases before escaping the jam, but San Francisco came back again against closer Jeurys Familia. That time they scored, courtesy of a three-run homer by Conor Gillaspie.

- Local Interest -

Growing up No. 7’s daughter: Nia Bishop finds success with her dad’s number | The Wichita Eagle

The reaction is always the same. Your dad is who? Michael Bishop? That Michael Bishop?