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Kansas News

K.J. Lawson could provide 3PT scoring threat for KU basketball
One of the most commonly-stated concerns for a stacked KU basketball squad entering the 2018-19 season has been 3-point shooting.

KU football's Ryan Schadler on controversial fake punt: Why not?
Dana Holgorsen's West Virginia squad defeated KU football soundly in Morgantown. The Jayhawks hung with the Mountaineers through three quarters — thanks largely to three red-zone turnovers by WVU quarterback Will Grier — but the Mountaineers held at least a two-score lead for the entirety of the fourth quarter en route to a 38-22 win.

Big 12 Teleconference: Three things David Beaty said on Monday
“Yeah, you know, we’re all on the road recruiting right now. We’ve got an off week that we’re dealing with. So it’s one of those deals where we’ve obviously looked at the tape. We’ve evaluated it. But we’re continuing to do that this week. The good news is that we have several guys that can do it, that can do it at a high level. So we’ll look at it this week and there’ll still be competition like there always is. But I thought both of the guys did some good things. There’s some things that we can do to help them out. We’re going to do that as we move forward.”

Former KU commit Markese Jacobs headed to DePaul; Nnaji completes KU visit
Markese Jacobs, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard from Chicago’s Uplift Community High School, who de-committed from Kansas on Aug. 24, has decided to attend DePaul University, he announced Sunday on Twitter.

Lightfoot determined to help Kansas build on recent Final Four run | KUsports.com
Villanova had just competed its shellacking of the Jayhawks at the Final Four. Fielding questions both about the national semifinal defeat and its big-picture implications, Lightfoot was asked what he would take away from his sophomore year.

KU’s starting QB situation remains uncertain at season’s midway mark | KUsports.com
Six days before the Kansas football team’s road game at West Virginia, junior quarterback Carter Stanley learned on Twitter that he would maintain his newly acquired starting spot for the Big 12 road game.

'This dude can score' - KU's Charlie Moore more than just a point guard | KUsports.com
One look at his 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame is all it takes to determine that Kansas sophomore Charlie Moore is a serious contender to fill the shoes vacated by Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham as the KU point guard.

Hill named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week - Kansas Jayhawks
Hill was instrumental in the Jayhawks' comeback-win against West Virginia (Oct. 3) tallying a career-high 11 blocks. Ten of those 11 blocks came in the final three sets that proved to be the difference maker in the contest.

Defense named CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Week - Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas defensive back Hasan Defense was named the CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Week presented by ADT for his performance against the No. 9/8 West Virginia Mountaineers on October 6.

Kansas has nation's 'most important' transfer group
With two returning starters from last year’s Final Four team (and three other key rotation players from a year ago) and an elite recruiting class that features three McDonald’s All-Americans, the Jayhawks filled out the roster by bringing in three traditional transfers who averaged at least 12 points per game two years ago before sitting out last year per NCAA rules.

Other Sports News

Refs Hit Saints With Excessive Celebration Penalty Following Drew Brees's Record-Setting Touchdown Pass
Drew Brees came into Monday night’s home game against Washington needing 201 yards to break Peyton Manning’s career passing yardage record of 71,940* yards. He could’ve dinked and dunked his way to the record, but fuck that—in the second quarter, with his team already up 20–6, Brees unloaded a long ball down the right sideline to Tre’Quan Smith. Break it in style!

Peyton Manning congratulated Drew Brees on breaking his record in the best way - SBNation.com
Peyton Manning got to hold the NFL all-time passing yard record for 1,000 days, and on Monday night that came to an end. Peyton graciously prepared a congratulations video for Drew Brees to commemorate the occasion and it’s magic.

The Chiefs keep dragging teams into shootouts only the Chiefs can win - SBNation.com
It’s now been five opponents up and five opponents down for the Kansas City Chiefs to start the 2018 season. The latest victims to get steamrolled by the offensive juggernaut were the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that was in the AFC Championship a year ago and entered Sunday with the fewest points allowed in the NFL.

Which NFL records does Drew Brees own and which can he break? - SBNation.com
Drew Brees only needed to throw for 201 more yards to pass Peyton Manning as the all-time leading passer in NFL history. He hit that mark in the second quarter of the Saints’ Monday night game against Washington with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Tre’Quan Smith in their 43-19 blowout win.

Patrick Mahomes put on a show for Chiefs’ game-winning drive vs. Broncos - SBNation.com
Kansas City tried its hardest to lose the game on the final drive, but the phenom second-year quarterback refused to let it happen. Mahomes put the offense on his back making spectacular play after spectacular play on the Chiefs’ game-winning drive — while breaking the Broncos’ 38-game streak of not allowing a 300-yard passer, dating back to their historic 2015 defense.

Other News

Voyager 2 Detects Hints That Interstellar Space Is Nearby
Six years ago, the Voyager 1 spacecraft informed scientists that it had become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. Now, Voyager 2 has begun to return signs that its own exit from the Solar System could be coming soon.

Verizon Pats Itself on the Back After Throttling Firefighters in California
The first rule of 2018 is to greet any accusation of foul play with an assertion of exactly the opposite. Verizon has certainly gotten the memo. In August, the company was criticized for throttling the “unlimited” data plan of firefighters battling record-setting blazes in California and now it has a slick new ad campaign about all the ways it, actually, helps first responders.

Taylor Swift Endorses Democrats, Voter Registration Skyrockets
“We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, told Buzzfeed.

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