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Notebook: Memorial Stadium to be Named After David Booth; Sherron Collins Completes Degree

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Kansas News

KU football news: Peyton Bender knows starting QB job not yet secure
"I called my parents and then my brother to let them know," Bender said of winning the starting QB battle over Carter Stanley and Miles Kendrick. "And then some of my close friends from high school I let know, but definitely my family.”

KU basketball targets in 2020 shift with updated rankings
While much is still up in the air with the 2019 KU recruiting class — the Jayhawks don't have any players committed to this point — there has been plenty to watch in the class of 2020. The Jayhawks are in on a number of five-star and top-10 recruits, and there's even a top-15 recruit who plays his high school basketball in nearby Wichita.

Report: Former KU linebacker Ben Heeney out for season |
A former standout linebacker at the University of Kansas, Ben Heeney’s fourth NFL season ended Wednesday before it ever really began.

Jayhawks think each of the top 3 RBs could be 'explosive' |
Next to "running back" on the Kansas football team’s published depth chart this week, you can find the names of three players, each separated by an “or.”

Hanni and the 'Hawks: Bryce Torneden - Kansas Jayhawks
The Voice of the Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, talks KU secondary with Kansas junior Bryce Torneden. The tandem also discuss Torneden's coaching aspirations once his playing career is complete and what a thrill it's been to start alongside two of his former high school teammates.

KU Football Stadium to be renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium - Kansas Jayhawks
The University of Kansas will honor one of its most generous alumni Saturday when KU's football stadium is officially renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The renaming will take place at halftime of KU's home football game against Nicholls Saturday at 6 p.m.

Why KU football says backup quarterback Miles Kendrick will play 'in every game'
Speaking Monday night on the first edition of his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio program, Beaty revealed that while senior Peyton Bender won the team’s preseason quarterback competition, sophomore Miles Kendrick will see more than his share of the field this year.

KU football news: Peyton Bender's goal for 2018: Make 'right play' over 'big one'
Turnovers and first- and third-down efficiency had been a focal point of KU football's Fall Camp. And to hear it from KU's new starting quarterback, it seems like those areas may very well have been where he won his starting job in the Fall.

Unranked Arkansas prep guard McBride to visit KU; Sherron Collins attains degree
Isaac McBride, a 6-foot, 185-pound senior point guard from Arkansas Baptist Prep in Little Rock, Ark., will attend the Sept. 28 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas, he told on Wednesday night.

Other Sports

Here’s the NCAA’s ineligible man downfield rule: how it works in college football -
Maybe you’ve just seen a college football offense get penalized for having an ineligible man downfield. The officials have decided that some offensive player who wasn’t supposed to be more than three yards downfield at the time of a pass was, in fact, more than three yards downfield at the time of a pass.

Conor McGregor seemingly rejects Floyd Mayweather training offer - MMA Fighting
Talking to TMZ, Mayweather expressed an interest in both attending McGregor’s upcoming title fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and in having the Irishman spend time training at his boxing club in Las Vegas. This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of Mayweather and McGregor’s blockbuster boxing bout that took place last August, which Mayweather won by 10th-round TKO.

US Open results 2018: Serena Williams into 3rd round, to face sister Venus -
Serena Williams is into the third round of the US Open, where she will face a familiar foe: her sister, Venus Williams. Serena bested Carina Witthoeft in her second-round match to punch her ticket into the next round, 6-2, 6-2.

Other News

Bigfork Eagle , Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
A man received a call from a woman who wanted police to do a welfare check on another man she believed had been shot, but she did not provide an address before hanging up. With what little information was available — it was surmised that it could have been someone possibly talking about the rapper Eminem. Just to be sure, Kalispell Police Department checked records if an alias was being used. No records were found for the aliases of Eminem and Slim Shady, however.

Alec Baldwin Quits Joker Film, No Longer Playing Batman's Dad
As we’ve noted, the cinematic lifetime of various interpretations of Batman’s dad in live-action have been short. But even before that, Alec Baldwin’s time as Thomas Wayne has suddenly become even shorter—he’s just confirmed he’s quit Joker, mere days after being reported as signing on for the film.

The Only Election Security Bill That Matters Picks Up Two New Senate Co-sponsors
Democrats are pushing forward with a bill that, unlike competing legislation, would actually require the use of paper ballots and comprehensive audits in all federal elections.