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The voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, visits with this week's opponent in Know Your Foe, a weekly segment from KUAthletics.com and the Jayhawk Radio Network. As Kansas prepares for its week two contest against Ohio, Hanni caught up with Bobcats play-by-play voice Russ Eisenstein.
"It doesn’t matter,” Hartzog said. “We just do our job and that’s our main focus. Our focus is not really on who the quarterback is. We have to do our job and do everything right, no matter who’s back there.”
That doesn’t sound like a guy in a high-turnover business whose team not only failed to win, but lost by an average of 30 points last season. But when KU athletics director Sheahon Zenger traveled across the state the last few months, he discovered, even with a struggling program, that Beatty’s enthusiasm rubs off on KU fans.
Things remain focused on the process in Lawrence, and that’s OK. Coming back from 0-12 is a process.
KU faces Creighton on Thursday (7 p.m.) and Chattanooga on Friday (3:30 p.m.) in the Bluejay Invitational before returning to Lawrence for a Saturday date with Northern Iowa (6 p.m., JTV/ESPN3).
Coming off its first NCAA Regional appearance in nine years, the Kansas men's golf team takes its first step to return to postseason when the Jayhawks travel to Durham, N.C. to open the 2016-17 campaign at the Rod Myer's Invitational. The event will take place September 10-11 at Duke University Golf Club.
After a three-match road stint, the Kansas soccer team will return home for one of only two home matches in the month of September when the Jayhawks host Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 9.
- College Sports -
While his name has continued to float through the news cycle, Briles has mostly laid low. Now, he's opening up to ESPN in an interview that will be aired on Saturday.
After months of silence, sources with inside knowledge are questioning whether an independent review of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal was flawed and are suggesting the firings that it led to were at least in part in response to a national media frenzy that sensationalized the allegations.
“The play was reviewed and replay did not feel the action warranted an egregious foul, which is the standard to be applied for replay involvement in targeting fouls that are not called on the field,” Walt Anderson, the Big 12’s supervisor of officials, said in a statement to USA Today.
Anybody can list the best teams in the country, but only we have what it takes to rank the worst.
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“To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement,” Aikman said. “Clearly, [Fox Sports president of national networks] Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to building a successful organization. I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless.”