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- Kansas Football -

TCU hopes for easier time with lowly Kansas this year | FOX Sports

TCU coach Gary Patterson has never lost to Kansas in four Big 12 meetings. None of them have been particularly easy.

TCU prediction: Will Kansas give Horned Frogs yet another close game? | SportsDay | DallasNews.com

The Horned Frogs may not be on track for a Playoff berth, but they're still a solid squad. Against a Kansas team that's still finding its identity, TCU has the upper hand (even if these games have been surprisingly close in previous seasons). Expect TCU to score big, through the air and on the ground.

Daniel Wise's trash-talking didn't give KU intended lift | KUsports.com

The moment would have come and gone with little fanfare had FOX Sports 1’s on-field camera crew not captured the exchange, which aired on the nationally televised pre-game show before picking up some steam on social media.

Retired Jayhawk Jordan Shelley-Smith says hits started to 'feel different' | KUsports.com

When the symptoms returned after the Memphis game, he said, "It made me very nervous." He said that as a lineman he hit every day in practice and "the hits just started to feel different."

KU football among national leaders in one defensive category | Smithology | KUsports.com

Oddly enough, the Jayhawks only came away with 5 tackles for loss in a drubbing of FCS opponent Rhode Island in the season opener. Still, their season average of 9.9 tackles for loss a game ranks the squad third in the nation.

- Kansas Basketball -

Kansas trio earns preseason Big 12 honors

Mason and Graham were on the five-member All-Big 12 Preseason Team, while Jackson is an honorable mention selection as the recipient of at least one vote by the league's coaches who could not vote for their own student-athletes. Jackson was also voted as KU's fourth-straight Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year.

Self on preseason Big 12 honors: 'It doesn't mean anything' | KUsports.com

"I think Josh was gonna win freshman of the year in our league the second that he probably signed because so much of that is just based on reputation," Self said. "How could it be based on anything else? Nobody’s seen anybody play. But I certainly hope he plays to a first-team, all-league type player, as well. He’s certainly talented enough to do that.

Jayhawks picked 3rd in ESPN's preseason hoops rankings | KUsports.com

Blue bloods Duke, Kentucky and Kansas held down the Top 3 spots, while defending national champion Villanova came in at No. 4.

Bill Self not impressed with KU’s first two practices of the 2016-17 season

"Our attention to detail isn’t very good. Certainly we’re playing way too fast. You play fast and you think instead of reacting, then it just leads to turnover after turnover," Self said. "We’ll get that straightened out. It’s not very pretty right now."

Bill Self spends evening for a great cause – Coaches vs. Cancer

ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas and Sports Radio WHB personality Danny Clinkscale hosted the event headlined by long-time Missouri coach Norm Stewart, a cancer survivor who played an instrumental role in starting Coaches vs. Cancer (CVC) in 2008.

Jayhawks in the Pros Podcast: Cole Aldrich

For many Kansas Jayhawks, the end of their collegiate career marks start of a career in professional athletics. The voice of the Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, caught up with former Kansas big man and NBA basketball player Cole Aldrich in this week's Jayhawks in the Pros Podcast.

- College Sports -

Report: Nebraska is Not Leaving the Big Ten For the Texas Wet Dream Fiefdom - Corn Nation

Or whatever the heck that one Twitter guy was talking about.

Texas Tech lineman is third Big 12 player this week to retire because of concussions – CollegeFootballTalk

Cody Wheeler announced that, because of "repeated concussions," he has "decided that it is best for my personal health that I retire from the game that I have loved ever since I was a kid."

Rutgers, K-State announce future home-and-home — for 2030-31 – CollegeFootballTalk

There’s planning ahead and then there’s, well, what Kansas State and Rutgers have gone and done.

How the SEC is outclassing the Big 12 in Texas during Red River Showdown week - CBSSports.com

The SEC's dream and the Big 12's nightmare play out Saturday afternoon in Texas. What should be one of the Big 12's best days to showcase its brand (Oklahoma-Texas) will pale in comparison to the national significance of the SEC's top game (Texas A&M-Tennessee).

Here are the college football schedule changes due to Hurricane Matthew - SBNation.com

The East Coast is facing a significant hurricane. Several college football games have already been rescheduled, with several others undecided.

Barry Switzer makes the extremely blunt case against letting Houston into the Big 12 - SBNation.com

Switzer thinks Houston joining the Big 12 would "make it tougher on Oklahoma, without a doubt," and went into some depth on why he doesn’t think OU should want the Cougars in the conference.

- Professional Sports -

Indians edge Red Sox in ALDS Game 1 - CBSSports.com

The Indians on Thursday night in Cleveland edged the Red Sox 5-4 in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

Blue Jays smash Rangers in ALDS Game 1 blowout - CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays busted the game wide open in the third inning with five runs on four hits.

Suspected beer-throwing Blue Jays fan turns himself in Toronto police - CBSSports.com

On Tuesday, a Blue Jays fan tossed a beer can at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the American League Wild Card Game. Toronto police identified that fan as Ken Pagan, a Postmedia Journalist, on Wednesday by piecing together video.

Hilarious ALDS Graphic Fail ‘Reveals’ Crazy Stat About Indians’ Outfield | MLB | NESN.com

In the fourth inning, TBS rolled out an interesting graphic about Indians rookie center fielder Tyler Naquin that left everyone a little confused.

Rob Manfred On Not Paying Minor Leaguers A Living Wage: "It's Not Really About The Money"

"For us it’s really not about the money so much as the burden that would be imposed," said the spokesperson for the billionaires who would be fine with paying their employees a living wage if it weren’t such a hassle.

I Covered The Braves For A Newspaper That Didn't Exist

My friend told me, "Now I have to work, you’re kind of on your own from here." In other words, If you get caught, I don’t know you. The three rules he gave me were no autographs, no personal photos, and no cheering.