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Jayhawk Insider: Kansas preparing for stretch run of league play - Kansas Jayhawks
It was another nail biter at Rock Chalk Park Friday night as the Jayhawks took on the scrappy squad out of Iowa State. Once again it came down to the final minutes before a Jayhawk was able to put up the game-winning score. This time it came off the foot of sophomore Ceri Holland, who scored her first goal of the season to give Kansas the 1-0 victory.

How every Kansas player fared at Late Night in the Phog
Kansas basketball's annual Late Night in the Phog was another rousing success, with fans packing Allen Fieldhouse to the rafters once again as the Jayhawks took to the court for the first public practice after the start of the 2018-19 season calendar.

Podcast: What did we learn from 2018 Late Night in the Phog?
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Here are some of our past episodes if you're interested in checking them out:

How Carter Stanley won over KU's locker room before gutsy start
The KU football players have never claimed one starting quarterback as their favorite over the others, but there's always a difference in the way they react to and speak of Stanley. Whether it was wideout Evan Fairs in Fall Camp talking about how Stanley was a gamer who simply "takes control of the whole team," senior Steven Sims, who spoke with significant conviction in praising his quarterback after the Oklahoma State loss, or the mobbing of Stanley before the game, the praise has been free-flowing — minus one key voice, of course.

‘Kansas dad’ Keelon Lawson holds ‘little reunion’ at Late Night in Phog
On the court, Dedric and K.J. Lawson combined for 19 points and 10 rebounds in Friday night’s 15-minute Late Night in the Phog basketball scrimmage at Allen Fieldhouse. In the packed stands, Chandler and Johnathan Lawson — brothers of Kansas’ Lawson siblings — soaked in the atmosphere while in town as Jayhawks basketball recruits.

Azubuike still making progress toward improved free throw shooting | KUsports.com
“I told the guys, I said, ‘Look how much better this is,’” Self recalled of his immediate thoughts after Azubuike’s free throw attempt.

After breakthrough performance, KU's Steven Sims lauds Carter Stanley's energy | KUsports.com
Sims prefaced his praise of Stanley, who started for the first time this season in the Jayhawks’ 48-28 homecoming loss to OSU, by saying he approached playing with Stanley the same as he would if Peyton Bender or Miles Kendrick were at QB.

Other Sports News

3 things you can learn from NBA preseason - SBNation.com
NBA basketball returned to our world on Friday as preseason action began. (That coincides with this newsletter returning to five days per week.) That got us thinking about what exactly one can learn from watching NBA preseason. Here’s literally everything.

Tennessee State LB Christion Abercrombie collapses, has emergency surgery
The mother of Christion Abercrombie says the Tennessee State linebacker remains in critical condition following his emergency surgery for a head injury after he collapsed on the sideline late in the first half against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Baker Mayfield leads Cleveland Browns to early lead but stymied by Oakland Raiders in OT
Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, but mistakes doomed the Cleveland Browns to more agony and a 45-42 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Frank Reich of Indianapolis Colts on failed OT gamble -- 'Not playing to tie'
That's been Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich's message to his players about his aggressive playcalling since he was hired last winter. On this Sunday, though, Reich's aggressive approach on fourth down in their own territory failed and ended up costing the Colts in their 37-34 overtime loss to the Houston Texans.

LeBron James creates first highlights for Lakers in preseason debut
LeBron James' first game with his third franchise opened up with a pair of highlight-worthy plays in the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason debut against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

Other News

These Jurassic Park Stills are Amazing For Dinosaur Lovers
And if you’re a Jurassic Park fan in particular, this 25-year-anniversary of the franchise has brought yet another bounty to your door: a limited run of official stills from the film, printed in high quality and fit to be shared as fine art. Produced by Classic Stills, this series is impressive, with all the most striking moments from the film rendered as incredible art.

Did the Release of the iPhone Cause Millennials to Move Back in With Their Parents?
Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams recently posted an interesting question to Twitter. Adams shared a graph showing that the percentage of people between the age of 18 and 34 who live with their parents skyrocketed after 2008. Adams tweeted, “The iPhone was launched in 2007. Is it a coincidence?” The implication, of course, is that people are spending all their money on technology instead of buying homes or renting. But how reasonable is this theory?

The First Set Pictures From the Live-Action Star Wars TV Show
Making Star Wars has set photos from Jon Favreau’s Star Wars television series beginning production this week. They appear to show a very Tatooine-esque aesthetic, right down to moisture vaporators and sand, but there’s always a possibility that it could be one of those convenient Star Wars planets that’s a new location that just so happens to look pretty much exactly like a planet we’ve seen before.