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Notebook: K-State Mauls Kansas; Texas Mauls Kansas Volleyball

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Lis, when you get a little older, you’ll learn that Friday is just another day between NBC’s ‘Must See Thursday’ and CBS’ ‘Saturday Night Craporama’

NCAA Football: Kansas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas News

Poetic justice: And so the David Beaty-era will end as it began
Senior quarterback Peyton Bender, let down by wide receiver drops and penalties that wiped out what would have been massive rushing gains, dropped back an attempted to throw a screen pass. The Jayhawks trailed 21-17 — the eventual final score — and had right around 30 seconds to work with around the K-State 35-yard line.

Jeff Long denies reports about talking to DJ Durkin
“KU fans, you don’t know me very well if you believe the latested [sic] speculation, I attempt to run a very confidential search and I am doing so now,” Long tweeted. “The search is ongoing. Rock Chalk!!”

Bill Self seeking consistency in Quentin Grimes' shooting
Not even a minute into the game, Dedric Lawson came up with a steal and found Grimes on a fast break. Grimes, who hadn’t hit his first shot of a game in either exhibition, went right at his man, absorbed contact, and scored.

Bill Self: Dedric Lawson could provide something KU hasn't had
"If he leads our team in assists, that means you’ve got a big guy averaging at least five," said Self of KU big man Dedric Lawson. "I think that would bode well for us. ... We haven’t had that.”

KU surrenders late lead in 21-17 loss to Kansas State | KUsports.com
A victory in the first stage of David Beaty’s last stand as football coach at the University of Kansas remained in play as late as the final minute of an in-state rivalry game Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Notebook: KU football speculation shot down by Jeff Long | KUsports.com
“KU fans,” Long tweeted not long after the football team fell, 21-17, at Kansas State, “you don’t know me very well if you believe the (latest) speculation. I attempt to run a very confidential search and I am doing so now. The search is ongoing.”

KU volleyball falls to No. 5 Texas | KUsports.com
After upsetting then-No. 4 Texas earlier this season, Kansas volleyball (15-8, 8-4 Big 12) was not able to duplicate the feat when it faced the No. 5 Longhorns (17-4, 12-1) Saturday in Gregory Gymnasium. Texas claimed a 3-1 win over KU to split the season series.

Quick recap: Kansas drops narrow decision to Kansas State | KUsports.com
With 2:46 left in the game, K-State quarterback Alex Delton scored on a 21-yard touchdown run to give the hosts the final advantage in the 21-17 victory. The win extended the Wildcats’ (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) dominance in the Sunflower Showdown, as they have won 10 consecutive meetings over the Jayhawks.

Other Sports News

Davidson Wildcats rush for record 789 yards in loss to San Diego Toreros
In the loss, Davidson had four players rush for at least 150 yards -- Wesley Dugger with 231 yards, William Wicks with 199, Tyler Phelps with 159 and Keylan Brown with 150. It was only the second time in FCS history a team had four 100-yard rushers, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Smoke from Camp Fire visible in Sacramento Kings' arena before game vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Smoke from a wildfire raging in Butte County -- known as the Camp Fire -- billowed into downtown Sacramento and was visible above the court at the Golden 1 Center before and during the Kings' game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

Houston Rockets in talks with Carmelo Anthony over his role on team
The Houston Rockets and Carmelo Anthony are discussing his role with the team and how the franchise and the 10-time All-Star forward still might be able to proceed together for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

Le'Veon Bell not expected to report to Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday deadline, sources say
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to report to the team by Tuesday's deadline, which would make him ineligible to play the rest of this season, league sources told ESPN.

Other News

'It’s gone. Paradise is gone.' Fire destroys a town, taking so many lives with it - Los Angeles Times
“There’s no easy way to say it,” Saise said. “I’ve texted, ‘Sorry, brother, but it’s gone,’ at least 30 times in the last 48 hours.”

Woolsey Fire approximately 83,275 acres near LA-Ventura County border amid calmer winds | abc7.com
The Woolsey Fire continued to burn out of control for a third day in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Saturday as thousands remain evacuated and more than 100 homes were destroyed.