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Azubuike, Mason shine in scrimmage

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

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Kansas at Memphis Scheduled for 11 a.m. Kickoff on ESPNU

The American Athletic Conference released its television broadcast assignments for the 2016 college football season Wednesday morning, with Kansas' game at Memphis on Saturday, Sept. 17 being tabbed for an ESPNU broadcast. Making their first appearance on ESPNU since 2014, the Jayhawks will take on the Tigers at 11 a.m., at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

Strong and weak: Kansas Jayhawks - Big 12 Blog- ESPN

It was strange to see a Kansas defense that didn't feature former All-Big 12 linebacker Ben Heeney making plays from sideline-to-sideline a year ago. Yet the linebacker position did not become a weakness after Heeney's departure following the 2014 season.

Big 12 schedule analysis: Kansas Jayhawks - Big 12 Blog- ESPN

This just might be the toughest conference schedule in Big 12 history. The Jayhawks do not get a bye during the conference slate, so they have nine straight games without a break. They only get four home games and go to five difficult road venues.

Frank Mason III scores 29 to lead Blue team to victory in Self's campers game |

Mason hit 13 of 17 shots, including three three-pointers. Sophomore Carlton Bragg, Jr., contributed 22 points and freshman Josh Jackson 19 for the winners.

'Monster' game: Azubuike abuses rims in scrimmage |

“Udoka is a monster,” said KU sophomore guard Lagerald Vick, who followed last week’s 29-point camp game outburst with five threes and 23 points for the Red team. “The way he carries himself on the court, off the court. He catches everything, dunks everything. That’s a monster to me.”

Matt Tait: Freshmen show hustle, drive |

“Coach Self likes for young guys to come in and be aggressive,” said Releford, who added that while playing overseas he still tried to catch every KU game he could on TV. “So that’s what we tell ’em. Go out there and compete because we’re gonna go right at ’em, too.”

VIDEO - Udoka Azubuike talks size, adjusting to college hoops | KUsports Video |

While meeting with reporters following an impressive showing at Bill Self’s basketball camp scrimmage, Azubuike explains how his height and bulk make things easier for him inside, and how he still has plenty to work on.

VIDEO - Highlight reel: Azubuike, Jackson, Bragg and Jayhawks wow campers | KUsports Video |

Freshmen Josh Jackson and Udoka Azubuike took turns trying to tear down the rim Wednesday afternoon, while sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr. and veteran guards Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III routinely made the campers ooh and ahh, as well.

Baseball - Tinsley Adds All-Midwest Region to Accolades

The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced Wednesday afternoon that Kansas junior catcher Michael Tinsley earned a spot on the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region Second Team.

Former KU Football Player, Wife Leave $3.5 Million to KU Law, Athletics

A gift commitment from University of Kansas alumni Nancy and the late Wint Winter Sr. will provide $3.5 million to be split evenly between the KU School of Law and Kansas Athletics.

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3 more women sue Baylor over reaction to rape allegations - Yahoo Sports

The women say they reported their attacks to various campus officials, including police, physicians, student advocacy officials, a chaplain, a professor, an assistant dean and a dorm director, and got little or no assistance.

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Royals designate infielder Omar Infante for assignment - Yahoo Sports

Unless he is traded or claimed on waivers, both of which are unlikely, the Royals will owe him the remainder of the $7.75 million due this season, $8 million on his contract next season and a $2 million buyout for the 2018 season.

Yordano Ventura thrills young Royals fans with surprise visit to lemonade stand |

The boys set up a lemonade stand at 10 a.m., and their mom said it was too early. But this time, they're glad they didn't listen because their fourth customer was a big one!