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Cleaning the glass: Lagerald Vick, Jayhawks take advantage of offensive rebounds in exhibition win |
From four offensive rebounds on the first three possessions of the game to two from the same player in the final 10 seconds of the opening frame, Kansas corralled 10 offensive rebounds in the first 20 minutes of Tuesday’s 100-54, Halloween night exhibition victory over Pittsburg State at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU coaching staff to check in on Williamson, Langford | Tale of the Tait |
It’s unknown whether five-star, Class of 2018 prospect Zion Williamson will sign during the upcoming, early signing period — Nov. 8-15 — or wait until the spring, but the No. 2-ranked player in the class continues to draw plenty of attention from coaches on the recruiting trail.

Notebook: Billy Preston excites crowd with big dunk, expected to be OK after injury scare |
Few moments during Tuesday’s 100-54, exhibition victory by Kansas over Pittsburg State at Allen Fieldhouse had as much raw emotion and jaw-dropping excitement as Billy Preston’s hammer dunk in transition after a soft pass from Newman just a few minutes into the freshman forward’s Kansas career.

Jayhawks shoot past Pitt State, 100-54 |
The Jayhawks led by 15 points within the first five minutes and never looked back in an eventual 100-54 victory over Pittsburg State in the team’s second exhibition game of the preseason. Four players scored at least 15 points, while Udoka Azubuike (17 points, 14 rebounds) and Lagerald Vick (15 points, 11 rebounds) recorded double-doubles.

Notebook: Armstrong to return vs. Baylor; Lee handles brief demotion |
As the Kansas football team attempts to earn its first Big 12 victory of the season Saturday versus winless Baylor, the Jayhawks expect to have one of their most talented players available to help them in that endeavor.

Other Sports

College basketball rankings: Like last year, Duke is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25 poll -
The preseason edition of the AP Top 25 poll was released on Wednesday, and the Duke Blue Devils are ranked No. 1 – the same position they were slotted in the preseason coaches' poll – for a second consecutive season. It's the ninth time Duke has been the top team in the preseason rankings.

Three-Man Weave: Should we really be worried about Cavs' early-season struggles? -
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-4. They're having "air it out" team meetings. LeBron James' streak of seven consecutive trips to the NBA Finals suddenly, prematurely seems in jeopardy.

Broncos are turning to Brock Osweiler to save their season against the Eagles -
Turn up the volume as loud as you possibly can (perhaps even to 11?) because the Brock Lobster is about to get loose in Philadelphia. That's right, baby -- Brock Osweiler is back as the Broncos starting quarterback.

Tiger Woods prop bets for the Hero World Challenge are out, and he's a long shot -
Woods also played this tournament last year when he finished 15th in a field of 18 (with one player withdrawing before the tournament was over). Woods shot a stunning 65 in the second round last season, and while I don't expect as much out of this return after fusion surgery in April, it's anyone's guess as to how he'll fare this time around.

Tommy Lasorda to Dave Roberts: You haven't done s--- until you win tomorrow -
Not long after the Dodgers prevailed over the Astros on Tuesday night to force a seventh game of the 2017 World Series, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts made his way to the interview room at Dodger Stadium. Just before he got there, Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda gave him some words of inspiration.