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Interview: Former Kansas Quarterback Montell Cozart
It was fun to get the perspective of former Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Montell Cozart, who just saw his former teammates snap their 46-game losing streak last Sunday. I talked to him about his time at KU, any regrets he might have, why he still believes in David Beaty and how his career is currently going in the CFL.

Dineen's improved coverage pays dividends with first career INT
In his five years as a Jayhawk, there isn’t much Joe Dineen Jr. hasn’t done. He’s been on a winless team, a team that recorded arguably the most memorable KU win of the decade and even finished third in the nation in solo tackles (and first in solo tackles per game).

'Straightforward' Kerr Johnson emerging among KU football WRs
In getting to know each of the KU football wide receivers, it seems like there are two general personality-types that define the unit.

Kansas will see 2019 SG on Wednesday | KU Basketball Recruiting Scoop with Matt Scott | KUsports.com
The Kansas coaching staff was headed to California on Wednesday to visit Class of 2019 shooting guard Cassius Stanley. The 6-foot-5 Stanley is considered to be one of the best — if not the best — athletes in the 2019 class.

Freshman CB Corione Harris 'workmanlike' in 1st career start | Smithology | KUsports.com
No one figured it would take Corione Harris long to break into the starting lineup at Kansas. Still, the freshman cornerback from New Orleans might have even flew past some of his highest expectations.

KU adds pair of home matches as Hurricane Florence cancels N.C. trip - Kansas Jayhawks
Hurricane Florence has forced the cancellation of three Kansas volleyball matches that were originally scheduled in North Carolina this weekend.

No. 18 Jayhawks set to battle Billikens Friday in Lawrence - Kansas Jayhawks
The No. 18 Kansas Jayhawks return to Lawrence for their final home match of the nonconference season when they welcome the Saint Louis Billikens to Rock Chalk Park on Friday, Sept. 14. KU, one of just 20 undefeated teams remaining in the NCAA, will kick off against SLU at 7 p.m. on ESPN+.

Other Sports News

Drew Brees says Cleveland Browns rookie Baker Mayfield 'can be a lot better than me'
Drew Brees has high hopes for Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Seattle Storm's WNBA title proves to be Breanna Stewart's destiny
UConn coach Geno Auriemma couldn't stop grinning. The player who led his Huskies to four consecutive NCAA titles had just won her first WNBA championship at the age of 24.

The Chiefs’ unique brand of physical dominance, explained in one play - SBNation.com
If there was any doubt about the Chiefs being able to produce explosive plays with a second-year quarterback, those concerns can be put to rest. The Chiefs’ offense did whatever the hell they wanted to against the Chargers.

Is Team USA men’s basketball headed back toward disaster? - SBNation.com
Make no mistake: Barring outright catastrophe, Team USA men’s basketball will indeed be admitted to the 2019 FIBA World Cup field despite featuring not a single household name in the qualifying rounds.

AAU basketball is the not the problem the NCAA says it is - SBNation.com
Fair or not, “AAU” ball became a scapegoat. The NCAA took the 15 days college coaches were allowed to watch grassroots games in the summer and slashed them to four. Athletes will now be encouraged to play for their high school teams during the summer, not their club squads. In the process, leagues run by Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour that have produced the majority of the brightest young talents in the sport over the last decade will be forced to adapt.

Other News

Taco Bell is Mexican restaurant brand of the year, poll shows
A new Harris Poll has just been released: “the 30th annual EquiTrend Study reveals the strongest brands across the media, travel, financial, automotive, entertainment, retail, restaurant, technology, household and nonprofit industries, based on consumer response.” The poll monitors 3,000 brands, based on an online survey of more than 77,000 Americans ages 15 and up. The top (strongest) brands appear to be the ones that consumers are most familiar with across the country, otherwise why would Subway be listed as top sandwich shop (tied with Panera)? Or Taco Bell taking the top spot for Mexican restaurant, upending 2017 winner Moe’s, and 2016’s Chipotle?

Hurricane Florence's Long Siege Begins Tonight. Here's the Latest Forecast. | The Weather Channel
Hurricane Florence is making its final approach to the Carolinas, with landfall possible either overnight tonight or Friday, kicking off an agonizing crawl through the Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds.

Pope Francis orders investigation of W.Va. bishop on sexual harassment charges - The Washington Post
Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., in connection with sexual harassment charges and accepted his resignation, church officials announced Thursday.