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No interesting political news yesterday so i suppose I'll just stick to sports links today

Kansas News

Bill Self: More polished jumper could make Josh Jackson 'unbelievable' |
“I think it’s fair to say that he can tighten his stroke up,” Self said of the 6-foot-8 forward from Detroit. “I think it’s fair to say he can improve. It’s fair to say he’s not pure, by any stretch. But neither was (Andrew Wiggins), neither was Wayne (Selden), neither was (Kelly) Oubre.

KU basketball, volleyball programs rally prayer support for Scott "Scooter" Ward |
Scott “Scooter” Ward, KU’s associate athletic director for academic and career counseling who oversees academics for the KU men’s hoops and women’s volleyball team, on Friday morning suffered a tear in his aorta after a cardiac episode and was flown from Lawrence Memorial Hospital to the University of Kansas Hospital for surgery, according to a colleague.

KU soccer falls to West Virginia, 1-0 |
Despite being outshot 18-5, the Kansas women’s soccer team was able to push No. 3 West Virginia, but ultimately came up short, 1-0, at Rock Chalk Park on Friday night.

Jayhawks won't worry if starting linebackers can't play |
Roberts is tied with safety Bazie Bates IV for the team lead, with 20 total tackles, and Dineen, who has only played slightly more than two games, is fifth with 16. Should Kansas (1-3 overall, 0-1 Big 12) be forced to play without its starting linebackers, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has confidence in what senior Courtney Arnick and others can bring to the field.

Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. TCU |
In three consecutive losses, Kansas has fallen behind early. It all began four weeks ago in the Jayhawks’ most recent home game. Ohio beat up KU early, led 15-0 in the first quarter and put Kansas in a 25-0 hole by the second quarter. The following week, in their road opener, the Jayhawks trailed 13-0 entering the second quarter and were behind by 19 before putting a score on the board. Last week at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders built a 14-0 lead less than six minutes into the first quarter.

KU academic counselor Scott ‘Scooter’ Ward suffers tear in aorta, has surgery on Friday
Scott Ward, the University of Kansas’ associate athletic director for academic and career counseling, suffered a tear in his aorta on Friday morning and on Friday night had surgery at University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas associate athletic director Jim Marchiony told The Star.

ESPN analyst tweets: Iowa State basketball fans ‘are a little less smug’ than at KU
One thing I love about Twitter is the interaction people can have with their favorite athletes, teams or even broadcasters.

Other Sports

Giants-Cubs Game 1: Final score and things to know as Cubs take 1-0 series lead -
Friday night at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs bested the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the best-of-five NLDS (CHC 1, SF 0). It was a classic pitcher's duel between Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto , and it wasn't until Javier Baez 's solo home run in the eighth inning that the scoreless tie was broken. What a wonderful game of baseball. They should all be like this.

WATCH: Ole Miss' Chad Kelly storms field during brawl at brother's high school game -
Ole Miss is on a bye this week, and the Rebels quarterback decided to take advantage of it by returning home to watch his brother play football. Kelly's brother, Casey Kelly, is a quarterback at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, New York, which is where Chad played as well. During the game Casey Kelly was subjected to a late hit, which sparked a fight between the two teams.

WATCH: Baez home run, and maybe Bill Murray, the difference in 1-0 win for Cubs -
The Cubs always have a difficult decision to make when it comes to filling out their starting lineup -- should they play Chris Coglhan in left? Or should they go with Jorge Soler? Or hey, how about working Javier Baez into the lineup?