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Notebook: Border War Charity Game to be Televised, KU Football to be Present at TCU Game

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KU provides more details of NCAA-mandated basketball review, enlists law firm to help | KUsports.com
Working with the Overland Park-based law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King — which has a longstanding relationship with KAI and recently helped KU in its high-profile quest to gain eligibility for former KU forward Cheick Diallo in 2015 — a KU spokesman said the review largely will cover the same ground that its compliance department does on a regular basis.

Jayhawks look forward to 'high stakes' prime time challenge at No. 4 TCU | KUsports.com
That’s the scenario in front of the Jayhawks Saturday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU’s status as the No. 4 team in the nation inspired FOX to broadcast in prime time (7 p.m.) what shapes up as a lopsided Big 12 matchup.

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 4 TCU | KUsports.com
Facing likely the most imposing defense they will see all season, members of the Kansas offense are better off approaching this game as if the pratfall at Iowa State never happened. It won’t do quarterback Peyton Bender or his teammates any good to dwell on the blunders that led to a 106-yard shutout seven days earlier when TCU’s defenders will soon be breathing down their necks.

Border War exhibition to be televised via pay-per-view option | KUsports.com
The cost for the telecast will be $40 and fans can sign up online at showdownforrelief.com. To expedite the expected rush, fans are encouraged to subscribe as soon as possible. As with the tickets to the game, all revenue derived from the telecast will go to aid the victims of the recent natural disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

QUIZ: Border War - What do you know? | KUsports.com
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GOFROGS.COM - Preview: Kansas - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
No. 4 TCU returns home to face Kansas in a 7 p.m. contest in Amon G. Carter Stadium.

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Giannis puts on MVP-level performance, but LeBron, Cavs prove they still run the East - CBSSports.com
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Eight NCAA Tournament teams from last season that won't make it back in 2018 - CBSSports.com
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