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Redshirt seniors Daniel Wise, Joe Dineen revel in their first KU road win | KUsports.com
So many times, the defensive standouts set their minds on carving out ways to bounce back, and far more often than not, those endeavors ultimately didn’t produce the victories they kept chasing. However, Wise shared Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich., following the Jayhawks’ 31-7 win at Central Michigan, that it seemed to him right after KU’s Week 1 loss to Nicholls State that their latest rebound attempt would prove different.

Kansas basketball staff hits the road | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott | KUsports.com
Head coach Bill Self and staff were off to Minnesota on Sunday to see one of KU's top targets, five-star forward Matthew Hurt. Hurt also was slated to have in-home visits with Kentucky and Duke on Sunday, and Minnesota, Memphis and North Carolina next week. If Hurt wants to visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog on Sept. 28, those plans could be finalized during his in-home visit.

Q&A: Shakial Taylor on shutdown defensive performance vs. CMU
While KU's defense posted a strong performance last Saturday in its 31-7 win over Central Michigan, no player had a larger hand in forcing multiple turnovers than Shakial Taylor, who not only returned an interception for a touchdown, but also was credited with forcing a fumble that was recovered by Bryce Torneden.

Podcast: KU football ends 46-game road losing streak
The Phog.net Podcast kicked off at the start of July as a way of bringing you KU basketball, football and recruiting coverage in another format. Here are some of our past episodes if you're interested in checking them out:

Q&A: Joe Dineen on finally breaking KU's road losing streak
“Shak [Taylor] obviously made a great play [on his pick-six]. We had a lot of guys out there flying around, and whenever you get a lot of guys to the football, good things are going to happen. Props to all those DBs. They played really well tonight.”

Rodney Anderson to miss rest of 2018 with knee injury
Running back Rodney Anderson will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury he suffered in Oklahoma’s 49-21 Saturday afternoon victory over the UCLA Bruins. Head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed the news Sunday evening.

Graham, Lokedi named best of the best at seventh annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards - Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas men's basketball's Devonte' Graham and KU women's cross country and track & field athlete Sharon Lokedi were named the 2017-18 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, respectively, at the seventh annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards on Sunday evening. Lokedi also took home honors with the Moment of the Year Award, voted on by the attendees of the Academy Awards-like event, for her national championship title-winning and record-breaking 10,000-meter run at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Scarrow has big day at Badger Invitational - Kansas Jayhawks
Starting off the season strong, the Kansas men's golf team fired a 4-over 292 and sits in third place after day one of the Badger Invitational Sunday. Kansas finds itself five strokes back heading into the second of three rounds on Monday at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin.

Other Sports News

Alliance Of American Football will have enhanced live in-game betting
The Alliance Of American Football has an in-house tech team that has built a gambling product that not only will allow the gambler to watch a game on an app while betting on it simultaneously on the same screen, it will also allow the league's exclusive gaming partner to better price in-game odds by building a data set that correlates the likelihood of a certain bet winning.

Dez Bryant trolls Dallas Cowboys on Twitter during, after loss
Dez Bryant spent Week 1 of the NFL season as a spectator for the first time in his career. On Sunday, he spent a good portion of the day trolling his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, who lost 16-8 to the Carolina Panthers.

Serena Williams fined $17,000 at U.S. Open for altercation with umpire - SBNation.com
Chair umpire Carlos Ramos argued with Williams throughout the match after charging Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams’ coach, with instructing her from the stands. Coaching mid-game is technically against the rules, but routinely happens without incident. The charge escalated tensions between Ramos and Williams, leading to numerous verbal altercations before Williams broke her racket in anger.

Aaron Rodgers proved he’s one of the best QBs ever after injury scare - SBNation.com
The Green Bay Packers hitched their trailer to Aaron Rodgers with a four-year, $134 million contract extension in August. It wasn’t a tough decision for the team. They could either: A) Pay up, or B) Lose arguably the best NFL player of the last decade without any replacement waiting in the wings.

NFL schedule and scores 2018: Results and highlights from Week 1 - SBNation.com
Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes looked all too comfortable in front of a surprisingly Chiefs-heavy crowd against the Chargers in Los Angeles, and newcomers Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson were effective in Washington’s easy victory against the Cardinals.

College Football Empires Map 2018, updated after Week 2 - SBNation.com
To begin the season, each FBS team was given control of its surrounding territory. Each game that involves one or two teams with territory results in the winner claiming all of it. Results carry on week to week, so teams are always in the process of trying to regain or expand land. For more detailed rules, check out Week 1’s explanation.

Other News

A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11
Nearly seventeen years after being destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the WTC Cortlandt subway station has finally opened to the public.

Huge, Maybe Ineffective Pollution Scooper Launches Towards Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Dutch nonprofit Ocean Cleanup deployed a 2,000-foot-long, $20 million unmanned boom designed to gather some of the Pacific Ocean’s massive amounts of plastic garbage from San Francisco Bay on Saturday. But it’s not clear the plan will work, the New York Times wrote.

Trump Nearly Tweeted Us Into War with North Korea: Woodward
According to journalist and author Bob Woodward, who spoke with CBS’ David Martin about the upcoming release of his new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, Trump almost tweeted a message that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un understandably would have interpreted as an indication that a U.S. attack on North Korea was imminent.

The Star Trek Universe Uses a Surprising Amount of Paper
In our real-world cyberpunk dystopia, paper already feels a bit outmoded in a lot of life. It’s all screens, all the time. So it’s interesting to examine how sci-fi handles the classic writing surface. And in Star Trek, as it turns out, there’s a surprising amount of it.