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Notebook: KU Basketball Members Rappel; KU Football Hopes to Fix Shaky Special Teams

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Going for two with KU football: Two key questions, players, matchups and a projected two-deep
The Jayhawks enter the 2018 campaign with 25 seniors on their current roster, by far the most of any KU squad under fourth-year coach Beaty. Led by preseason All-Big 12 picks Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen, the Jayhawks boast 12 combined senior starters on offense and defense, with true freshman cornerback Corione Harris the only non-upperclassman starter on the team’s projected depth chart.

No. 18 Jayhawks and Ducks to battle Sunday in Lincoln - Kansas Jayhawks
The No. 18 Kansas Jayhawks will look to extend the program's best start in four seasons when they meet the Oregon Ducks on Sunday, Aug. 26 inside Nebraska's Hibner Stadium. The Jayhawks and Ducks will face off at 10 a.m. in the match that will be streamed on Big Ten Network Plus.

KU basketball assistants, former Jayhawk rappel down building for Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence
“I was very very scared to jump back,” Townsend said after making it down. “Only reason I [went so fast] was my legs started wobbling. I couldn’t hold myself up like that so I just said let me just go before my legs give out or I get a cramp.”

KU basketball update: Bill Self says players back on campus, boot camp coming soon
“They look good. They are all getting comfortable. We've got veteran guys, we've got young guys, we've got talented guys, so we are going to be pretty deep,” Townsend told a small group of reporters. “Right now, everybody is happy. But when you start dishing out playing time, you've just got to make sure the chemistry stays good.”

Catching up with the KU football offense: Quick Q&As from Fall Camp
With the Jayhawks now less than 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.

Life after Cole Moos: KU football hoping to fix shaky 2017 special teams in Fall Camp
“It was actually our kicker, Gabriel Rui’s idea," said Thompson, one of KU's punters. "[Rui] wanted to go into Fall Camp all having mustaches for the specialists. Kind of like, as specialists, we’re very close with each other, and the special teams unit, we wanted to have something that showed we were specialists. Kind of just a fun group. Kind of a Fall Camp thing.”

Memorable lessons from forgettable debut season have Kansas WR Daylon Charlot confident | KUsports.com
“I would pick myself,” the junior from Patterson, La., will respond, “because I’ve been working hard.”

Bill Self watches KU Jayhawks’ rappelling adventure in downtown Lawrence
“I wasn’t scared but I would have been nervous. I’d have been plenty nervous going into it,” Self, KU’s 16th-year head coach, said after watching the three Jayhawks successfully descend the south side of the luxury apartments as part of an “Over the Edge” fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club.

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Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart named WNBA MVP for 2018 season
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Justin Verlander of Houston Astros says Beverly Hills Hotel comped viral bill
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Nick Young, former Golden State Warriors guard, arrested after reportedly refusing to cooperate with police
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Respect pours in from sports world in wake of John McCain's death
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