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Notebook: Fall camp officially begins for Kansas Football

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NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Benton Smith has five storylines to keep an eye on as fall football camp commences.

The Topeka Capitol Journal takes a look at both KU and K-State football storylines in the same article.

Matt Galloway also reported on Jeff Long’s first day that included setting priorities such as hiring a new softball coach and beginning to build long-term relationships with big donors.

Jon Kirby reports on David Beaty’s Friday Night Lights camp last week, which attracted a record number of high school players.

Scott Chasen does a rundown of the QBs and RBs on the roster.

Khalil Herbert and Steven Sims believe KU can get to a bowl game this year.

This headline is a bit misleading, but I agree with the premise: Kansas has talent at running back and needs to establish the run in 2018. However, I don’t believe that the quotes provided show that David Beaty is committed to “establish (the) run game.”

Scott Chasen comments on USA Today’s ranking of the Big 12’s best basketball players for the upcoming season.

Who is going to be better this year, Kansas or Kentucky?

Cole Aldrich is a free agent, and says he still has between three and five good years left.

In other news...

Ohio State has closed off media access while the school investigates future KU coach Urban Meyer. The school expects to have an update for reporters on Monday.

A Kansas City-based company will be testing player and shot tracking technology during the Hall of Fame Classic games in Kansas City this fall.

ESPN is bringing back “The Ocho,” taking over ESPN2 again this summer.

Is Patrick Mahomes the next Brett Favre?

Rick Ankiel is reportedly considering a comeback to Major League Baseball - at age 39.