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Clint Bowen, KU football using new philosophy to force turnovers
It's something that he kind of put in in the middle of last year," said junior defensive back Hasan Defense, "and it carried over into this season."

Five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl commits to Villanova
Five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl verbally committed to Villanova on Tuesday, his coach LJ Goolsby tells 247Sports.

Notebook: Jeff Love promoted to full-time KU football assistant | KUsports.com
When Kansas football coach David Beaty fired his team’s second-year offensive coordinator, Doug Meacham, during the Jayhawks’ bye week earlier this month, the move opened up a spot for a full-time assistant on the staff.

Redshirt reversal: QB Miles Kendrick could sit out rest of way | KUsports.com
KU football coach David Beaty said at his weekly press conference Tuesday that Kendrick, a backup sophomore QB who hasn’t appeared in a game since suffering a shoulder injury at Baylor on Sept. 22, could be a candidate to redshirt.

KU now refuses to share info with public on $1.5M in Adidas payments; last week it said lack of personnel was reason for delay | KUsports.com
KU accepted $1.5 million in extra payments from the shoe company at the center of a college basketball corruption case, but now KU is refusing to release documents detailing the conditions attached to the money.

ESPN ranks Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes as NBA Draft prospects
Depending on how you look at it — if you're a KU fan, at least — the list was either (1) pretty promising or (2) something you'd hope means a lot more next year as compared to the current one. Either way, the list was pretty much what you'd expect when it comes to KU basketball:

Self not expecting news on De Sousa 'in the immediate future'
"No, unfortunately, and there's not going to be any news, I wouldn't think, in the immediate future," Self said. "Without going into any details at all, I think everybody would understand it was very limited [in what could be shared] until the trial was officially over, and then after the trial everybody's got to be able to put everything together and look into whatever they look into. So we're hopeful his eligibility review is done as hastily as possible, but we also don't know the time-frame in which that will occur."

Spooky Other Sports News

Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason women's college basketball poll
The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday.

Mike D'Antoni says Houston Rockets have 'lost our swagger'
The reeling Rockets, who faintly resemble the team that had the NBA's best record last season, find themselves searching for solutions and their lost "swagger" six games into the 2018-19 campaign.

Maryland board recommends keeping DJ Durkin, Damon Evans
Maryland football coach DJ Durkin, who was placed on paid administrative leave in August following the June 13 death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair from heatstroke he suffered at a May 29 workout, has been reinstated, the University System of Maryland board of regents announced Tuesday.

Cleveland Cavaliers, Larry Drew may be headed stalemate interim coaching position
The Cleveland Cavaliers and assistant coach Larry Drew have no traction in contract talks, and the sides could be headed for a peculiar stalemate over an interim coaching position, sources told ESPN.

Russell Westbrook-Patrick Beverley bad blood heats up with double technicals
There's a known history between Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley, and it bubbled over again Tuesday night, with double technical fouls and a flagrant foul 1 handed out in the Thunder's 128-110 win over the LA Clippers.

Eerie Other News

Kanye West says he's distancing himself from politics
Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West has announced that he is "distancing" himself from politics.

Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Warm winter predicted for region
The National Weather Service anticipates Western Montana and the Northern Rockies will experience warmer than normal temperatures this winter.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Monster Mash’| Billboard | Billboard
A big fan of Elvis Presley, Bobby Pickett was thrilled when a friend of his who knew the King told him that Elvis had heard his single “Monster Mash.” Pickett asked his pal Melody what Elvis thought of his novelty song. “Well,” she told him, “he hates your record, Bobby. He thinks it’s the stupidest thing he ever heard.” Pickett could only sputter, “Whoever liked Elvis anyway?!” Looking back on it, Pickett told Billboard in 1984, “I don’t think he knew who Boris Karloff was, to tell the truth.”

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