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Jayhawks set to race at Pre-Nationals on Saturday - Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas cross country teams will hit the road for the first time this season, traveling to Madison, Wisconsin for the 2018 Pre-National Invitational at Zimmer Championship Course on Saturday, October 13.

Adidas bag man: No Kansas coach knew about payments
Adidas consultant TJ Gassnola said Wednesday that the Kansas basketball staff didn’t have any idea that the company was paying players, and further noted that he didn’t make the bulk payment to Silvio De Sousa’s guardian.

A quick look back: Reviewing Peyton Bender's comments after WVU
Will Peyton Bender start against Texas Tech after taking a majority of the snaps against West Virginia? Will Carter Stanley make his third start in a row? What about Miles Kendrick? And how will any of them look under new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach David Beaty?

David McCormack's work ethic has impressed 'beyond his years'
Talking to David McCormack, you probably wouldn’t think he’s a freshman. He’s built like a grown man, talks like a grown man and even carries himself as such.

How Dedric Lawson has worked to become KU’s leader ... with help from a past teammate
Devonté Graham pulled Dedric Lawson to the side, knowing it was important to say something in the moment.

Jayhawks young and old following KU's leadership to find where they fit |
“We know that we’ve won 14 straight (Big 12 titles),” Dotson said in response to a question about the upcoming season, comfortably using the word “we” because he’s a part of the family now. “Our goal every year is to win the Big 12 and just have a successful season, so every day in practice, we try to bring it 100 percent.”

Jayhawks rising ahead of schedule |
Given all the pieces KU head coach Ray Bechard had to replace, this shaped up as an inevitable rebuilding year. And that’s how it looked when the Jayhawks stumbled to a 4-4 start. Three of the losses came at home to unranked foes.

Latest testimony in college basketball corruption trial goes into further details on KU's involvement |
A trial aiming to tackle major college basketball corruption has begun to detail how the families of two players received cash payments for them to attend the University of Kansas, according to multiple reporters covering the trial.

Other Sports News

Eagles vs. Giants: Why did Odell Beckham Jr. leave the field early? -
Odell Beckham Jr. is frustrated with the New York Giants offense and hasn’t hidden that fact. He spoke honestly about the issues he has with the team in an interview on ESPN a week ago.

Jimmy Butler’s interview with Rachel Nichols was so savage about the Timberwolves -
“A lot of it’s true,” Butler said of the reports. “A lot of it is true, but you got to think, I haven’t played basketball in so long and I’m so passionate and I love the game and I don’t do it for any other reason except to compete and to go up against the best to try and prove I can hang. So all my emotion came out at one time. Was it the right way to do it? No. But I can’t control that when I’m out there competing.”

NFL pass rushers reveal how new rules make it impossible to be great -
Technically, the rules are the same as they ever were. Only five of the 1,108 words that make up the roughing the passer penalty were actually changed over the 2018 offseason, allowing the league to bill the edits as a “point of emphasis” instead of a major revision. But ask any player about how it’s actually been enforced this season, and you’ll be greeted by a chorus of deep sighs, eye rolls, and groans; search the term on Twitter, and you’ll find countless now-viral videos of sacks where everything would seem to be in order ... until the flags fly.

Other News

C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study - BBC News
Doctors' use of Caesarean section to deliver babies has nearly doubled in 15 years to reach "alarming" proportions in some countries, a study says.

Washington state abolishes death penalty - BBC News
Washington has become the 20th US state to ban the death penalty, after its Supreme Court ruled the punishment was applied in an "arbitrary and racially biased manner".

American Cheese on the Decline As Millennials Shun Processed Food - Bloomberg
One by one, America’s food outlets are abandoning the century-old American staple. In many cases, they’re replacing it with fancier cheeses.