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Kansas News

No. 2 Jayhawks to host Wofford in Lawrence Tuesday - Kansas Jayhawks
No. 2 Kansas (6-0) will continue its homestand when it plays host to Wofford (6-2) on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. KU is coming off back-to-back overtime victories, its most recent a 90-84 OT win against Stanford on Dec. 1 inside Allen Fieldhouse. KU and the Terriers will square off for the first time in the contest to be televised on Jayhawk Network and ESPN+. Dave Armstrong (play-by-play) and Chris Piper (analyst) will call the action.

Les Miles hires former All-SEC CB Chevis Jackson to coach KU's DBs |
In his first official move as Kansas football coach, Les Miles didn’t name an offensive or defensive coordinator. Miles began assembling his staff by hiring a position coach he knows well.

Self confident KU freshman Grimes will shake slump: ‘He’ll get out of it’
Quentin Grimes led all scorers in Kansas’ 92-87 season-opening victory over Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

Bill Self looking for two things from freshman Quentin Grimes
Grimes, who played 30 or 31 minutes in each of KU basketball's first three games, has seen that number decline in the three contests since. After playing 31 minutes against Louisiana, Grimes played only 26 against Marquette, 21 of a possible 45 against Tennessee and then only 16 of a possible 45 against Stanford.

Les Miles 'a dream come true' for KU football DB Ricky Thomas
A two-star high school recruit, Thomas had offers from Southern Miss and Southeastern Louisiana, and other interest, but he didn't have the grades to match. Still, before he made the decision to go the JUCO route (and ended up as a three-star JUCO recruit), he tried to see if he could get on the radar of LSU, of course coached by Les Miles at the time.

Les Miles makes first Kansas hire: DB coach Chevis Jackson
On Sunday, KU athletics announced the hiring of Chevis Jackson, a former LSU defensive back under Miles, who will be coaching the defensive backs at KU. Jackson has spent the most recent three years coaching defensive backs at Ball State, as noted in the KU release.

Other Sports News

Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
I hope my predictions are better this year, but college football can be a fickle thing.

Washington State Cougars athletic director decries 'perception' of Pac-12 football
With the Pac-12 teetering on the brink of irrelevance in regard to the College Football Playoff discussion the past several weeks, Washington State athletic director Pat Chun believes that led to the Cougars being ranked lower, at No. 13, than they should have been in the selection committee's final rankings.

Patrick Mahomes reaction to Kareem Hunt video: 'We don't do those things'
Patrick Mahomes became friends with Kareem Hunt last year, when they were part of the same Kansas City Chiefs draft class. They talked often about leading the Chiefs together to a run of success like the franchise has never seen.

Adam Thielen of Minnesota Vikings on heated exchange with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick -- 'Just lost my emotions'
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick were caught on camera midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's game in a heated exchange of words in the midst of New England's electing to challenge a play.

Child dies, 40 hurt as youth football bus crashes in Arkansas
A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkansas, killing one child and injuring at least 40 other people, according to authorities.

Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy after loss to Cardinals
The Packers didn't wait until the season was over -- or even until they were officially eliminated from the playoffs -- to make a coaching change.

Other News

Samsung and Verizon announce 5G smartphone plans - The Verge
Verizon and Samsung have announced plans to release a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019, representing what will be one of the most high-profile US debuts for the new mobile networking standard. There aren’t any details yet on the device itself, but Bloomberg previously reported that the two companies were in talks to bring a 5G version of the upcoming Galaxy S10 to the US.

Daily Inter Lake - Local, Couple reopens historic haven as event center
More than 100 years of history have marked the picturesque riverside landscape recently brought back to life as The Nest on Swan River, one of Bigfork’s newest and oldest hidden gems.

CDC: Asian longhorned ticks spreading across US may spread diseases
Nine states have reported finding the Asian longhorned tick, which is known to carry a variety of pathogens. The CDC said late last week it is investigating how the tick could impact the U.S.