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Kansas News

Catching up with the KU football defense: Quick Q&As from Fall Camp
With the Jayhawks now just one week away from the season opener against Nicholls State, Phog.net went back to KU football media day — which was held after only two Fall Camp practices — to share some of the quotes that got left on the chopping block.

Fall Camp update: 'Stud' Corione Harris adjusting to life with KU football, says fellow DB
A standout of the KU football practices from the moment he joined the team in the Spring, Corione Harris has continued to impress his teammates into the Fall.

'Running different': RB Dom Williams striving for impactful sophomore season | KUsports.com
Junior Khalil Herbert just might be the Kansas football team's frontrunner to start at running back this fall. And most of the Jayhawks’ supporters are counting down the days until they get to see true freshman Pooka Williams with the football in his hands.

Chicago point guard Markese Jacobs, who was committed to KU, reopens recruitment
Markese Jacobs, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior from Chicago’s Uplift Community High School who was committed to play for the Kansas basketball team, has reopened his recruitment, his Mac Irvin Fire AAU team announced Friday on Twitter.

‘Minor hernia repair’ to keep KU’s Bill Self from rappelling at charity event
Self, KU’s 16th-year coach, announced on Friday that “unfortunately a minor hernia repair is going to sideline me tomorrow. The doctor says I need to wait a couple more weeks before jumping off any buildings. I will be there to watch our guys go over. Kurtis (Townsend, assistant coach), Jeremy (Case, video coordinator) and Hawk (former KU player Jeff Hawkins) are all going down the building for a good cause.”

2019 guard Markese Jacobs, Kansas part ways
At this point, Jacobs, a standout at Chicago (Ill.) Uplift Community High School, has yet to develop a list of potential destinations. Jacobs originally committed to Kansas on October 2nd of 2016.

Kansas notches comeback win at Arkansas - Kansas Jayhawks
Behind career-high kill totals from juniors Patricia Montero (16) and Zoe Hill (14), the Kansas volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Arkansas, 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-8), Friday night inside Barnhill Arena.

Christie, McClure lift Kansas past Oregon State, 3-0 - Kansas Jayhawks
The dynamic duo of junior Kansas forwards Katie McClure and Taylor Christie were too much for Oregon State to handle Friday night inside Nebraska's Barbara Hibner Stadium. The tandem combined to score each of the No. 18 Jayhawks' three goals in the first half, as KU held on for the 3-0 victory.

Charlie Weis Jr., 25, stands with Lane Kiffin at FAU - Sports - The Topeka Capital-Journal - Topeka, KS
Charlie Weis Jr. has been on the field celebrating Super Bowl wins. He’s worn a headset on the sidelines at Notre Dame games, studied under Nick Saban and interned for Bill Belichick.

Other Sports

French Open will change dress code because of Serena Williams’ catsuit - SBNation.com
At this year’s French Open Serena Williams, in her first Slam after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia last September, wore an incredible black spandex catsuit that was equal parts stylish and inspiring and that she said made her feel like a “superhero.” At the time, she said of her outfit choice,

WNBA playoffs: Sparks travel 5,567 miles in 4 days in playoffs - SBNation.com
The Los Angeles Sparks flew across the country three times in a six-day span, then ended their season in a brutal second-round single-elimination playoff game, 96-64, to the Washington Mystics on the road. Travel conditions have been a topic of issue across the WNBA all season, and this was one of the worst schedules a team has had all year

Is Lionel Messi The Best Free-Kick Taker in the World? - Barca Blaugranes
Lionel Messi has scored more goals than anyone off free-kicks since the start of last season in the top five European Leagues. The Argentine scored his seventh in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Deportivo Alavés, this time sliding it under the wall and past Fernando Pacheco in goal. He also hit the post with a curling effort that almost crept into the top corner, and in the Spanish Supercup, he once again hit the post through a free-kick, though this time it was followed up by Gerard Piqué who tapped it into an empty net.

2018 college football preview, AS A VIDEO GAME QUEST
College football has hundreds of teams at all sorts of levels, but only a handful of you have any shot at the biggest trophy. Luckily, more than in any other sport, this lends to choosing your own path. You’re probably not making the Playoff, and your coach will be gone three years from now, but so what? Set an attainable goal, hope for improvement over last year, and shout your fight song at 1 a.m. on your neighbor’s lawn regardless.

Florida News

Florida GOP candidate: I was abducted by aliens but that doesn’t define me | TheHill
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, a GOP congressional candidate who says she was abducted by aliens when she was a child, said she doesn’t want to be defined by her extraterrestrial experience.

Florida security guard documents farts online for 6 months, gets fired immediately
Are farts funny? History has long tussled with this question, and it won’t be answered today. However, if farts are or can be funny, then they are certainly funny in the story of “Paul Flart,” a 31-year-old security guard at a Florida hospital who has quietly documented his many, many farts on Instagram for the past six months. The variety of farts is gobsmacking—quick, drawn-out, sometimes throaty and sometimes viscous—and Flart himself seems to be both delighted and troubled by the flatulence he unleashes. You can watch them all in the compendium above, which has soared through Reddit’s r/videos page and into viral infamy.