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Les Miles taking over KU football program that will continue to lag in scholarship numbers | KUsports.com
On several occasions during his introductory press conference, new University of Kansas football coach Les Miles mentioned the number 85.

KU women's basketball receives votes in coaches poll | KUsports.com
After jumping out to a 5-0 start, the University of Kansas women’s basketball team and it’s senior-heavy roster have garnered some national attention. For the third week in a row, the Jayhawks have been represented in the USA Today coaches poll.

Bill Self praises Lagerald Vick's play, energy, aggressiveness
He'll recall a stat or a sequence and throw in some variation of the words "if I'm not mistaken" when almost always he's 100 percent spot on (or really, really close). Those words indeed left his mouth when he (tried his best to remember) almost perfectly recalled a sequence from the game the Jayhawks won over then-No. 5-ranked Tennessee.

Kansas takes over top spot in ESPN Power Rankings
“More importantly, Kansas has better wins right now than Gonzaga,” Borzello wrote. “The Bulldogs' victory over Duke on a neutral court in Maui will undoubtedly go down as one of the best wins anyone will have this season, but Kansas has a pair of top-10 wins of its own, beating Michigan State and Tennessee, with wins coming on neutral courts. The Jayhawks also knocked off Marquette for good measure

Bill Self expects Marcus Garrett to be back by KU's next game
After missing last Friday's game against Tennessee, Marcus Garrett is continuing to work back from concussion-like symptoms, KU coach Bill Self announced on his Hawk Talk Radio Show on Tuesday.

'Confidence and feel' holding Quentin Grimes back, Self says
The five-star freshman drilled six 3-pointers and came away with a game-high 21 points. He added four assists, a rebound and a steal in 30 minutes, and he followed that up with a 10-point, 10-assist double-double in KU basketball's win over Vermont.

Injured in Marquette game, Garrett should be able to play vs. Stanford, Self says
Kansas sophomore guard Marcus Garrett, who suffered concussion-like symptoms late in last Wednesday’s victory over Marquette in the NIT Season Tip-Off, should be able to play in Saturday’s home game against Stanford, KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday night on his Hawk Talk radio show.

KU basketball target Matthew Hurt schedules his first official visit ... to Kentucky
Matthew Hurt, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound senior forward from John Marshall High in Rochester, Minn., will visit Kentucky this weekend, ESPN.com’s Paul Biancardi reports.

Other Sports News

Mike Krzyzewski chides Duke Blue Devils fans -- 'Let's not get spoiled'
"Let's get real about this whole thing," Krzyzewski said. "Let's not get spoiled. We've got four 19-year-old kids that are busting their ass trying to learn how to play and have a lot of pressure on them."

Aldon Smith agrees to plea deal in DV case
Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges Monday as part of a plea deal to settle his domestic violence arrest from earlier this year.

CFP Week 5 -- Georgia Bulldogs in the semifinals
After three straight weeks of the same four schools' iron grips on the College Football Playoff semifinals, the Georgia Bulldogs came charging in at No. 4, knocking out Michigan, which fell to No. 7 after a 62-39 beatdown by Ohio State.

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette loses appeal
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette lost the appeal of his one-game suspension and will miss Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Oklahoma ahead of Ohio State was the right call by the CFP committee
Who would the selection committee put in a better position to make the final top four? An Oklahoma team without much in the way of a defense, or an Ohio State team with the worst loss among playoff contenders?

Other News

Wheeler Jewelry to Close Doors After More Than a Century - Flathead Beacon
Wheeler Jewelry, the longest continually running business in Kalispell located in the city’s oldest commercial brick building, is closing its doors and holding a going-out-of-business sale.

Dave Grohl Reveals Fear Of Foo Fighters Having Nirvana Tragedy - AlternativeNation.net
“After that first [Foo Fighters] record, we thought ‘okay, well let’s make one more.’ and some of us were like, backpacking through Europe and we spent our life doing it but you gotta do it at least once, so we thought, okay let’s do it again. This time, we’ll get an established producer and we’ll really work on it because the first one was just me, five days in the studio.

Kalispell man with autism wants to inspire others through comic book | KECI
There are plenty of comic book writers, but hardly any with disabilities. Kalispell's Glenn Ackom wants to change that. Ackom is a huge comic book fan who is autistic, but he does not let that stop him.

Internet trolls are threatening to report sex workers to the IRS
Using the hashtag #ThotAudit, the internet users — mostly men — are going after porn stars and other women who charge for subscription-only social media accounts, trying to get the IRS to audit their undisclosed income.

Pearl Jam Sued For Huge Money Over 90’s Classic - AlternativeNation.net
Stone Gossard revealed in a new Pearl Jam Vs. 25th anniversary special that Pearl Jam were sued for $40,000 over their use of an image of an elderly woman in the album art work. The art was meant to represent “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town”. Alternative Nation transcribed Gossard’s comments.