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Rutgers Film Review: Preparing for Kansas’s run game - On the Banks
Several of our contributors at OTB gave their thoughts about last week’s defeat at Ohio State. For those that avidly read our blog you probably already know that in blowouts the score doesn’t matter to me whatsoever. The takeaways come primarily from whether or not the underdog showed signs of improvement in the keys to the game; for Rutgers last weekend these results were a mixed bag. Upon rewatching the game coupled with analysis of the Jayhawks’ big plays the matchup still seems to be a good one for the Scarlet Knights.

On The Banks Podcast Episode #12 Rutgers-Kansas Preview - On the Banks
As week three of the Rutgers football season is here, we are back with episode #12 of our On The Banks podcast. Host Lance Glinn helps get you ready for Saturday’s game at Kansas by speaking with Steve Politi of NJ Advance Media and Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star.

Rutgers Football Facing More Than Just Kansas On Saturday - On the Banks
We haven’t even hit the official midpoint of September yet and the Rutgers football season is at a critical juncture. On the face of it, this team is right where we expected them to be, holding a 1-1 record headed to play Kansas on the road this Saturday. Looking a little closer, this team has had to deal with a lot of adversity just two games into the 2018 season. With six consecutive winnable games directly ahead, Rutgers still controls their own destiny. How they handle the cards they’ve been dealt moving forward is a major factor in whether achieving progress this season is the end result or not.

Rutgers Football Game #3 Preview at Kansas - On the Banks
Week 3 of the true freshman quarterback watch has a different take as it’s all about his health. It seems half the questions in press conferences, on social media, and overall chatter revolve around this topic. While rewatching the game, my dad was pretty insistent that Sitkowski was dinged up a little bit on a hit much earlier in the game and it just got worse with every pop. Assuming he is okay health wise the rest of the way, Rutgers has a chance to win a few games. Make no mistake, Sitkowski’s ability to complete passes and place the ball on timing routes is what sets him apart. Particularly with Sitkowski, the Scarlet Knight passing attack has higher upside than Kansas does if they can get it going. On the flip side, Rutgers has a lower floor, too since their wideouts are less proven.

Rutgers vs. Kansas 2018: GET INCREDIBLY EXCITED -
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but we’ve got one of the greatest matchups in the country happening on Saturday. That, my friends, is Rutgers-Kansas, which will kick off at noon ET on CBS Sports Network.

Kansas welcomes Big Ten foe Rutgers for week 3 tilt - Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas football is set to host Big Ten foe Rutgers at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 15, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m. The week three battle between the Jayhawks and Scarlet Knights will be aired live on Fox Sports Net and online on

Big XII Power Rankings: Week 2
Through two weeks of the season, we are learning a little more about each team. Not much, but for the most part it is confirming our suspicions heading into the season: quarterbacks are dominating, Oklahoma is still really good and offenses are putting up lots and lots of points.

A loophole and a wasted ticket: How KU found its Tasmanian Devil
"I watched [Torneden] play every game of his high school career," Beaty said on his weekly Hawk Talk show. "And it wasn't against NCAA rules because my daughter was a cheerleader. So I had a little loophole there

Three games against national powers make up Kansas' top games
CBS Sports writer Kyle Boone picked the three toughest of those contests as the top games to watch for Kansas this season. The No. 1 game on the schedule should come as no surprise, as the nation looks forward to Kansas traveling to Rupp Arena for the Jayhawks’ showdown with Kentucky as part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge.

KU's Kerr Johnson Jr. a WR 'you better pay attention to' |
No such concerns exist when the 5-foot-11, 193-pound Johnson is running routes for the Jayhawks. Owner of two of the offense’s five touchdowns entering Week 3, the former Santa Rosa Junior College standout has proven to be a vibrant component for KU so far this season, at times saving the offense from taking on a corpse-like state.

Other Sports

Davidson Wildcats beat Guilford Quakers, 91-61
It was a record-setting night for the FCS Davidson Wildcats on Thursday against the Division III Guilford Quakers.

MLB Week in Review: Anthony Rizzo, Spencer Kieboom, and Todd Frazier’s tricks -
Welcome to Mound Visits, your recap of the best things you might have missed in baseball every week. This week brings us Anthony Rizzo wearing his full uniform on the flight to a game, a Red Sox usher with great reflexes, and yet another player with hand, foot, and mouth disease. Seriously

LSU vs. Auburn: The rivalry’s last 30 years of weirdness -
The rivalry between LSU and Auburn will have another edition on Saturday night, as the two will face off in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tiger Bowl is almost always a big game, with both battling for SEC West positioning. But it’s more known for its many bizarre moments.

Greatest Late Night Show of All Time News

Walker, Slipnutz, and baseball: 11 essential Late Night With Conan O’Brien clips
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of Late Night With Conan O’Brien. NBC rolled the dice on the veteran Simpsons and Saturday Night Live writer, plucking him from relative obscurity to take over for no less a luminary than David Letterman. But after a famously rocky start, the series became a springboard for ’90s alt-comedy talent and turned its endlessly sardonic host into a late-night legend. To commemorate its 14-season, 2,725-episode run, here are a handful of The A.V. Club’s favorite clips, which are just as surprising, subversive, and silly today as they were when they first aired.

Conan's first episode is now online, and all the rest are coming soon
Now, in celebration of this anniversary, the very first episode of Late Night With Conan O’Brien has been made available online—with an entire archive of nearly 3,000 more to follow in January. Watch on to be transported through a time portal back to September 13, 1993, an unfathomable era before the world had ever heard The Max Weinberg 7, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, or the legendary Dudez-a-Plenti.