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Gameday Breakdown: Kansas football vs. Rhode Island | KUsports.com
6 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 76 degrees, 0% chance of rain • TV: Jayhawk Television Network

KU volleyball sweeps two more matches to improve to 5-0 | KUsports.com
Because it was a slated for a noon first serve, the normally loud and proud KU volleyball band was nowhere to be found.

Nebraska drops KU soccer in double overtime | KUsports.com

The Kansas soccer team lost to Nebraska, 1-0, Friday after giving up a goal with less than 26 seconds left in double overtime.

Former KU linebacker files concussion lawsuit against NCAA | KUsports.com
One-time University of Kansas linebacker Eric Washington has joined a group of former college football players in the latest wave of concussion lawsuits against the NCAA.

Weekend visitors likely part of plan by KU basketball | KUsports.com
Marcus Garrett was scheduled to arrive in Lawrence on Friday morning and Chaundee Brown on Saturday.

Jayhawks show support for young fan battling cancer | KUsports.com
Normally Shanda Hayden wouldn’t even consider asking her son Cole whether he would be up for going to a Kansas football game. She would already know his answer was yes.

Top 30 player in 2017 Class adds name to KU's Late Night list | KUsports.com
Although there already are a few prospects in the Class of 2017 planning to attend KU for Late Night on Oct. 1, the majority of the visitor list is made up of members of the Classes of 2018 and 2019.

Can the Jayhawks reach the 3-win mark in 2016? | Heartland College Sports
In looking at the results from last season, when Kansas went 0-12 in David Beaty’s first season as a head coach, just winning a handful of games would be extremely promising for the fan base. There is no doubt in my mind that this Kansas team will be more talented than last season’s winless team, but will it really make much of a difference in winning games this year? Nationally, the bar is set extremely low for this KU team, as Vegas puts the over/under for wins at 1 ½ . Let’s break down the Jayhawk’s schedule and see if taking the over or under would be a wise bet.

A Look at Rhode Island

FIRST LOOK: McKoy, Rhody Receivers Will Be Key Against Jayhawks - Rhode Island
hode Island opens the 2016 season Saturday when its travels to Memorial Stadium to play at Kansas (7 p.m., ESPN3). The Rams, led by third year head coach Jim Fleming, will look to bounce back from a disappointing 2015 season in which it finished 1-10. On the other side of the field this weekend leading the Jayhawks will be second-year head coach David Beaty who himself is looking for a quick start to the season as Kansas finished the 2015 campaign winless at 0-12. Here are three keys to watch for in the season opener:

Previewing the Rhode Island college football season - Sports - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI
Salve Regina visits Worcester State in a 7 p.m. matchup on Friday, with the Division III ranks enjoying the honor of leading the way. Graduation to the FCS level takes place the following day, with Bryant hosting Merrimack at 3 p.m. and the University of Rhode Island traveling to the Midwest for a date with Big 12 opponent Kansas at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Two weeks will pass before Brown gets into the act, visiting the Bulldogs for their third all-time meeting and beginning its own 10-game schedule.