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Oh yeah. Like when you look at Friday the 13th, Part One. It’s pretty tame by today’s standards

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Kansas News

Devonte's team: KU guard ready and willing to shoulder all that comes with leadership role |
In addition to the big news about the Border War revival and more candid comments from KU coach Bill Self about the ongoing FBI investigation into college basketball — "I’m much more concerned about our sport than I am anything at Kansas," Self said Friday — Kansas basketball media day offered the entire roster, eligible or otherwise, an opportunity to meet the media dressed in full uniform shortly after taking the official team photo for 2017-18.

'Man of the people': Joel Embiid returns to Sprint Center in 76ers win |
From the moment Joel Embiid took his first steps onto the court at Sprint Center, a large portion of the 11,249 in attendance had their eyes fixed on his No. 21 jersey. He had by far the loudest reception when he was introduced. Shouts of “Trust the Process” sprinkled throughout the venue as did the “oohs and ahs” whenever he held the ball or went up for a shot, even if what he was doing was, by his standards, unspectacular. "I thought I was bad today," he would later say after the 76ers' 119-95 win over the Heat.

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Iowa State |
KU has to flush away the memory of its worst defeat of the season, and pretend like its offensive ineptness never surfaced. If Bender starts, he has to play as if he never was benched. If it’s Stanley, he needs to forget his second-half interception and lost fumble. Both need to remember how reliable Steven Sims Jr. and Ben Johnson can be in the passing game.

Jacob Pullen reflects on KU-K-State rivalry in return to Allen Fieldhouse |
He never crossed paths with Pullen but certainly did so with a ravenous K-State fan base in a single visit to Bramlage Coliseum — even if it didn’t quite sway his opinion about the rivalry.

“Obviously we’re 1,000 times better than them,” Embiid joked. “So anytime I get the chance to take a jab at them I always do.”

Kansas, Missouri renew basketball Border War for hurricane relief |
Kansas basketball Media Day very rarely includes big, breaking news, but that was hardly the case on Friday, when Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed that his team would face former Border War rival Missouri in an exhibition game for charity at 3 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

KU football picks up commitment from juco DE |
“I think the decision was always made in the back of my mind. I was just waiting to do it,” Stevens-McKenzie told Jayhawk Slant. “Kansas has always been a special place in my heart from when I was there at my Fort Scott days. The opportunity to come back and be united with some of my friends and some of the people that I call family, and have a support system like the coaching staff it just felt right. It felt like the perfect place for me.”

Other Sports

Syracuse shocks No. 2 Clemson in Friday night upset: Four things to know -
In hindsight, a weird game on Friday the 13th should have been expected. Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 to get its first win over a team ranked in the top two of the AP Top 25 poll in more than 30 years. The Orange entered Friday night 1-22 all-time against teams ranked that high with their lone prior win coming 17-9 over No. 1 Nebraska in 1984.

Dallas Keuchel aimed low and came out on top against the Yankees in ALCS Game 1 -
In a postseason that's seen teams use everyone short of the mascot in relief, the Astros drew first blood in the ALCS on the strength of their starting pitcher. And while velocity rules the craft of pitching more now than ever before, it was a soft-tossing left-hander who turned in one of the best performances of these playoffs.

College football schedule, odds, Week 7 picks: The best top 25 games today -
The college football landscape could look completely different by the time Week 7 is in the books. Though there are not a pair of AP Top 25 teams going head-to-head on Saturday, the potential for upsets certainly exists as some rivalries and division showdowns take center stage, particularly with ranked teams going on the road.

After being humbled by Syracuse, Dabo Swinney entered its postgame locker room -
No. 2 Clemson and coach Dabo Swinney were handed a humbling 27-24 loss on the road to Syracuse on Friday night. Though the loss isn't a "season-ender," per se, it does expose a list of issues the Tigers need to fix moving forward. The quarterback situation is suddenly more of a front-burner issue because of the injuries to Kelly Bryant, and the kicking game might be a liability.

Report: Cavs to trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to Hawks, cut roster to 15 -
The Cleveland Cavaliers are finalizing a deal to send veteran Richard Jefferson and second-year point guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks in an effort to trim the final roster size and save some money on the team's luxury tax bill, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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