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Beaty looks forward to 'fun evening' Thursday in Lubbock

Oh what a night

- Kansas Sports -

David Beaty hopeful familiarity with Air Raid will help KU defense |

“We’re all different in what we do, but I do know this: the very bare bones of it are the same concepts. So they’ve gotten to play against it a lot,” the coach added of KU’s defense. “We’d like to hope that gives us a little bit of an advantage going into the game, knowing that they’ve seen these concepts before. But, you know, it’s not unlike that for them. They play against the same stuff, as well. So it should be a fun evening on Thursday night out there.”

Kansas-TCU Game Time Set for 11 a.m., on ESPNU

Kansas football will host TCU for its Big 12 Conference home-opener on Saturday, Oct. 8. The game, which will air on ESPNU is slated for 11 a.m., the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday.

Jayhawks' leadership on full display at Boot Camp 2016 |

Whether it was in the lead-by-example style displayed by senior guard Frank Mason III or the let-em-hear-ya philosophy favored by several other Jayhawks, Self said he liked what he saw and heard during the first week of the two-week conditioning camp.

KU coach Bill Self on Villanova loss as season nears: ‘I don’t have to watch it again’

Though he’s seen a few clips on television replays — including guard Devonté Graham’s controversial fifth foul — the Kansas men’s basketball coach has not viewed his team’s final NCAA Tournament game: a 64-59 loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight.

Firebirds' Hickman thrilled to commit to KU volleyball |

Hickman, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter, chose to play for the Jayhawks over last year’s national champion Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa and Creighton.

- College Sports -

What you need to know: Supreme Court considers hearing NCAA v. O'Bannon -

At stake is whether the highest court in the United States of America will hear O'Bannon to settle the debate over amateurism, or pass on the issue temporarily and maybe forever.

The Monday After: Here's what's next for ex-LSU coach Les Miles -

He's never been the most conventional personality. One minute he's saying something incredibly profound, and the next he's eating grass on the sideline. There are random number generators that are more predictable than The Mad Hatter.

UCLA Upset Reminds Us Why We Don’t Bet on Sports

Bad beats are not uncommon in sports gambling. This one just happened to turn on the game’s final play, in a nationally televised prime-time contest on network TV, via a highly improbable defensive touchdown. For UCLA fans who also wagered on their own team, it was like being punched below the belt—twice.

- Professional Sports -

Paul Pierce announces coming season will be his last in NBA | 'Hawks in the NBA |

As the 10-time all-star indicated on The Players’ Tribune post, Pierce remains hopeful the Clippers — led by younger stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin — can help the soon-to-be 39-year-old be a part of a championship level team in his final go-round through the NBA.

Dee Gordon honors Jose Fernandez, then hits a home run in surreal scene at Marlins Park -

Gordon was overcome with emotions as he stepped on home plate.