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Kansas & Hillier take home first place at The Jackrabbit - Kansas Jayhawks
The cold winds at the Prairie Club Dunes golf course did not phase the Kansas men's golf team, including sophomore Harry Hillier, as the Jayhawks and Hillier won The Jackrabbit here Tuesday.

Lawyer Claims Under Armour Paid De Sousa $20,000 to Choose U-MD
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports reported that Casey Donnelly, the attorney for former Adidas executive Jim Gatto, claimed "Under Armour paid $20,000 to recruit Silvio De Sousa to sign with Maryland." The allegation comes almost three months after the university revealed that the FBI had sent two subpoenas that included a request for information related to De Sousa's recruitment. Via Wetzel:

Ochai Agbaji hoping to learn on 'really deep' KU basketball
After two seasons in which depth was an issue coach Bill Self had to navigate, the 2018-19 KU men's basketball team is overflowing with talent at a number of positions. And for one of its newest players, four-star freshman Ochai Agbaji, there might be a bit of a benefit.

'We need everybody': Beaty says no plans to redshirt QB Kendrick
Kendrick appeared in each of the Jayhawks' first four games before picking up an apparent shoulder injury. He missed last week's contest against Oklahoma State and is presumed out against West Virginia next week. So with half the season already gone, would David Beaty consider redshirting Kendrick?

Q&A: KU football OL Alex Fontana talks competition at center
At the Jayhawks' weekly media availability on Tuesday, spoke with center Alex Fontana about the upcoming West Virginia game, the competition at center and what makes for a successful first down play.

What David Beaty said at his weekly press conference (Pre: WVU)
This week, the focus was on West Virginia, a team the Jayhawks put up some points against last year — largely due to a massive rushing effort from Khalil Herbert. The Jayhawks, however, were unable to come away with a win after the Mountaineers scored 56 points of their own in Memorial Stadium. Beaty met with the media to preview the upcoming contest, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 in Morgantown. Kickoff for the contest will be at 11 a.m. CT.

KU commit Issac McBride reminds his AAU coach of a certain former Jayhawk guard
“When they got interested in him,” Ingram said of KU’s coaches, “I said, ‘They are trying to get another Frank Mason. That’s Frank Mason except he shoots it better.’’

David Beaty: No plan to redshirt any KU football players at this juncture |
Sidelined by a shoulder injury this past weekend, and out for at least the Kansas football team’s game at West Virginia this coming Saturday, too, quarterback Miles Kendrick has only played in four games for the Jayhawks.

As college basketball corruption trial opens, attorney admits client paid $20K to get De Sousa to come to KU |
During the trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli Mark repeatedly said that schools like KU are victims because they were unaware of the payments to their players and urged a Manhattan federal court jury to convict the three men of fraud charges, saying their lies put multiple schools at risk of NCAA sanctions and the loss of millions of dollars.

Other Sports News

Malik Monk went to check into the game, realized he forgot his jersey -
Monk went to check into the game in the first quarter when he removed his warm-ups by the scorer’s table and realized he didn’t have a jersey on underneath. It forced him to leave the court, head to the locker room and grab his uniform before he could enter the game.

Angry soccer fan throws cabbage at manager -
Villa fans are fuming after their team keeps dropping points in The Championship after there was early promise the team could put themselves back in place for promotion to the Premier League. The team has now earned just eight points in their last nine games, including draws with woeful teams like Preston, Reading and Ipswich Town.

Mamba Mentality isn’t real! -
The Starters’ hirsute Rasputin Trey Kerby decided to lob a grenade into NBA Twitter on Tuesday, warning everyone that the infamous GIF in which Matt Barnes threatens to throw the ball in Kobe Bryant’s face on a baseline out-of-bounds play is actually an optical illusion. Police chase enthusiast and Buckets host Rob Lopez pulled the overhead footage that proves it’s a lie. As the shot above shows, Kobe was standing to the side of Barnes when the pump fake happens! Of course Kobe didn’t flinch! Why you could flinch if someone was pump faking a pass by you?!

Calumet high school’s Joshua Johnson is a 350-pound running back -
Johnson, who naturally goes by the nickname “Bubba,” goes to Calumet New Tech High School in Gary, Ind., and he’s listed on Hudl as a a defensive tackle/offensive lineman/athlete. According to MaxPreps, Johnson has 144 yards and two touchdowns, and has even completed a couple passes. Per the Northwest Indiana Times, Johnson goes into the offense in a “flex” package, and he’s always part of the play call in some way.

Other News

That Presidential Alert Test Will Annoy the Hell Out of You on Wednesday
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is finally testing the new U.S. “presidential alert” system after the initial test was delayed for nearly two weeks.

Study on The Last Jedi's Twitter Haters Finds That Yup, Many Were Bots or Bad-Faith Political Trolls
For months before and after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—a widely critically acclaimed movie and box office titan—what appeared to have been a small number of fans made it known they were rabid haters of the movie’s twist on the franchise’s formula. They were mad about everything, from plot holes and director Rian Johnson’s supposed disdain for the fandom to its focus on inclusivity, and they tried their best to make it all about them and how angry they were. Well, just as you might have thought, it turns out one force driving that backlash forward may have been disingenuous manipulation of social media sites like Twitter to promote political propaganda.

Tim Cook on Why Apple Banned Alex Jones: He Sucks
Tim Cook has a pretty simple explanation for why Apple removed most of the podcasts and an app from Infowars founder and hatemonger Alex Jones from its directories, setting in motion a chain of events that ended in the conspiracy theorist being fully or partially banned from virtually every major web platform: Everyone can agree Jones is terrible.

Man Chugs Erectile Dysfunction Drug, Ends Up With Permanently Red-Tinted Vision
One man’s experience with a common erectile dysfunction drug turned out to be a lot more eye-opening than he expected. According to his doctors, he developed a seemingly permanent red tint to his color vision after taking a massive dose of sildenafil citrate.