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Trust in Jerrance Howard helped deliver David McCormack to Kansas |
Known as a player’s coach who isn’t afraid to clown around, talk some trash and jump into the middle of a circle to show off his dance moves and free spirit, Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard needed none of that to land four-star center David McCormack, who orally committed to Kansas on Sunday.

Herbert regains his confidence with breakout games |
Despite little playing time in the first two games of the season, Kansas football players and coaches were aware of the talent of sophomore running back Khalil Herbert.

What I Think After West Virginia’s Rollercoaster Win Over Kansas Jayhawks - The Smoking Musket
For many, this game should have been over at halftime. West Virginia went into the locker room holding a 22-point lead. West Virginia won the game by 22. The halftime margin and the final margin were the same. So why are all of our hands wrung out like laundry?

Bill Self says 2017-18 Jayhawks ‘a fun group … a pretty athletic group’
“This is a fun group. It’s a pretty athletic group,” Self said of the 2017-18 Jayhawks, who on Monday started their second and final week of Boot Camp conditioning drills in advance of the 33rd-annual Late Night, which will run from 6:30 to about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, which is a bye week for KU football.

Review: The Jayhawks, 'Paging Mr. Proust' : NPR
In the early '90s, The Jayhawks looked like the next Uncle Tupelo, complete with Midwestern roots, potential for outsize influence, and a lineup rife with infighting and creative differences. But where Uncle Tupelo's inevitable implosion produced two successful offshoots (Wilco and Son Volt), The Jayhawks' Gary Louris, Mark Olson and Tim O'Reagan never fully took off as solo artists, while the band's lineup has shifted in unpredictable ways that have made it tricky to regain lost momentum.

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WATCH: Cubs' Addison Russell destroys Cardinals fan's nachos, heroically replaces nachos -
The Cubs on Monday night thumped the Cardinals by a score of 10-2 in Busch Stadium and in doing so closed in on the NL Central title for 2017. With 10 runs on the board for the victors, you might think the lead highlight would be, oh, one of the two home runs Chicago hit on the night. That's not the case, though. That's because ... nachos.

LOOK: NBA legend Bill Russell takes a knee with Presidential Medal of Freedom -
Celtics legend and 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell tweeted out a photo Monday night ahead of "Monday Night Football" in what appears to have been a gesture of solidarity with current athletes and their reactions to comments from President Donald Trump disparaging those in the NFL who protest during the national anthem.

LOOK: Jerry Jones takes a knee, links arms with Cowboys players before anthem -
All over the NFL we have seen a number of different protests and demonstrations from players, coaches and executives during the national anthem prior to games in Week 3. That extended to Monday night's matchup between the Cardinals and Cowboys, which featured a surprising sight: Jerry Jones taking a knee along with multiple Cowboys players.

Pat Tillman's widow: Don't 'politicize' my husband's service to divide us -
"Those that serve fight for the American ideals of freedom, justice and democracy. They and their families know the cost of that fight. I know the very personal costs in a way I feel acutely every day. The very action of self expression and the freedom to speak from one's heart — no matter those views — is what Pat and so many other Americans have given their lives for. Even if they didn't always agree with those views.

Steelers' Villanueva: I threw teammates 'under the bus' during national anthem -
The image of Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva standing alone at Soldier Field during the national anthem on Sunday has become one of the most talked-about pictures in the country over the past 24 hours.

Popovich on Trump, protests: 'We still have no clue of what being born white means' -
After a day of protest and displays of unity in the NFL on Sunday, players and coaches from across the NBA spent their media days offering their thoughts on President Donald Trump's recent comments.

Carmelo Anthony rips Trump over anthem protests, urges not to overlook Puerto Rico -
Carmelo Anthony is one of many members of the NBA who have spoken out against President Donald Trump since he rescinded the Warriors' invitation to the White House over the weekend. Anthony has never been shy about speaking up when he's felt it necessary, and he used his platform to do that once again during media day with the Thunder.

Roethlisberger sounds like he regrets where Steelers stood for national anthem -
After Donald Trump's controversial comments on Friday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made the decision that his team would stay in their locker room at Soldier Field for the national anthem on Sunday.