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Former Kansas coach and big leaguer Marty Pattin passes away - Kansas Jayhawks
Former Kansas head baseball coach Marty Pattin passed away in his sleep Wednesday morning in Charleston, Illinois, while visiting friends in his hometown. He was 75.

ITA All-American has a Kansas feel - Kansas Jayhawks
Since head coach Todd Chapman's arrival in Lawrence in 2013, the program history of the Kansas women's tennis team has been rewritten. Thursday during the main draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club another chapter was crafted as the Jayhawks reached new heights. KU seniors Anastasia Rychagova, Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch, along with freshman Sonia Smagina, all combined to post a 5-0 overall mark against top-20 competition on the day, as Kansas advanced two doubles teams to the quarterfinals and a singles player to the round of 16.

KU football may be on the verge of losing top 2019 commit
Those players are Clay Cundiff, a dynamic three-star tight end out of Bishop Carroll, and Cole Mueller, a three-star running back who impressed the Jayhawks at a camp at Lindenwood. The class sits at two because one player, four-star quarterback Lance LeGendre out of New Orleans, has already decommitted from the Jayhawks.

The opposing view: Breaking down West Virginia with an expert
Ahead of Kansas' trip to Morgantown to face the No. 9 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers, Phog.net caught up with the publisher of EerSports, the 247Sports West Virginia site, Chris Anderson to get his thoughts on the matchup.

Memphis prep James Wiseman cuts recruiting list to five schools, including Kansas
James Wiseman, a 7-foot, 210-pound senior center from Memphis (Tenn.) East High School who is ranked No. 1 in the recruiting Class of 2019 according to ESPN.com and 247Sports.com and No. 2 by Rivals.com, on Wednesday narrowed his recruiting list to five schools.

Louisville recruit’s dad: Adidas offered $100K because that’s what KU’s Billy Preston got
Brian Bowen Sr., during testimony to a jury in New York, said his son Brian Bowen Jr. originally had an offer of $60,000 to $80,000 from Christian Dawkins and Adidas to attend Louisville. Bowen Sr. then said he was told by Dawkins that the offer was increased to $100,000 because that was the amount Preston received to attend KU, according to Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel.

KU recruiting: Robinson-Earl, Wiseman recap visits to Late Night; Green picks Arizona
Josh Green, a 6-foot-6 senior shooting guard from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., who is ranked No. 11 in the recruiting Class of 2019 by Rivals.com, orally committed Thursday to play basketball at Arizona.

'How many of those came from Rutgers?': Interceptions harder for Jayhawks to find in Big 12 play | KUsports.com
When asked about that fact at his weekly press conference, seemingly to gauge what kind of challenge the Jayhawks’ pass defense might present to the West Virginia offense this coming weekend at Milan Puskar Stadium, head coach Dana Holgorsen interjected with a question of his own.

Father testifies on pay for play at college hoops programs | KUsports.com
At a federal trial over allegations about dirty money in college hoops, Brian Bowen Sr. said that an aspiring agent, Christian Dawkins, told the father he could pocket $50,000 if his son played at the University of Arizona, $150,000 at Oklahoma State or $100,000 at Creighton. Bowen said there was some interest from Oregon but didn't recall a cash offer.

KU offense in search of more points: 'I don't think 28 is enough' | KUsports.com
Just a few weeks into Big 12 play, six different teams are averaging more than 28 points in their conference matchups. It’s a very small sample size, for sure, but the Jayhawks, who only scored seven points at Baylor in Week 4, understand their offense better keep trending upward if they want to become truly competitive.

Other Sports News

MLB playoffs 2018: Bracket, schedule, scores, and more from the postseason - SBNation.com
We got a nice head start on postseason baseball with the unprecedented double tiebreaker Monday, but now that the National League is all settled we get the real thing, with four weeks of playoff baseball to entertain us for the remainder of October.

Kyrie Irving is staying, and the Celtics are a problem - SBNation.com
Kyrie Irving told fans at TD Garden this week he plans to sign with the Celtics long-term, and reporting backed that up. For financial reasons, he’ll almost assuredly wait until July 2019 to make it official an ink a long-term deal instead of signing an extension now. But as of now, we have no reason to believe Kyrie’s talking out the side of his mouth.

A comprehensive timeline of Cristiano Ronaldo’s sexual assault case - SBNation.com
Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of sexual assault by Kathryn Mayorga, who has opened up a lawsuit against the soccer player stemming from a 2009 incident in Las Vegas. Mayorga’s attorney claims she was coerced into a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) shortly following the incident, and that the NDA should now be legally considered void.

Kyrie Irving to Celtics fans: ‘I plan on re-signing next year’ - SBNation.com
Kyrie Irving announced his long-term commitment to the Boston Celtics at a fan event at TD Garden on Thursday. This comes less than two weeks before the start of the last season he’s under contract with the team.

Other News

The Pentagon Wants to Create a Bioengineered Insect Army to "Protect Crops"
The bugs would carry genetically engineered viruses that could be deployed rapidly if critical crops such as corn or wheat became vulnerable to a drought, a natural blight or a sudden attack by a biological weapon. (ed note - what could possibly go wrong with this?)

The Morning After: Did China hack Apple and Amazon?
Good morning! We've got everything you can expect to see from Google's fancy Pixel event next week (Phones! Hybrid devices!), claims that China performed a 'hardware hack' on both Apple and Amazon servers, as well as more details on the first live-action Star Wars TV series.

A rock that was used as a doorstop for the past 30 years turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100K | fox8.com
A 22-pound rock that has been propping open a door in Michigan for decades turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100,000, according to Central Michigan University.

Oakland Athletics find fan doused by beer, to send him care package
After loyal Oakland fan John Spencer was caught on video being doused with beer and pelted with a cup at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, the A's wanted to make it right by sending him a care package "that doesn't smell like beer."