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Notebook: Christian Braun Mauls Recruitment; Pooka Williams Leads Big 12 in Rushing

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Kansas News

Frank Mason, Svi Mykhailiuk impressing in international play
Mason, of course, went from splitting time with Naadir Tharpe as a freshman to being a full-time KU starter as a sophomore. Then, as a junior, he took another step forward before he became the best player in the sport in his final season.

Man charged with murder in death of former Iowa State golfer
Ames Police was called to the Coldwater Golf course in Ames at approximately 10:24 a.m. Monday after golfers had located a golf bag with nobody around it. Police located a body ‘some distance away’ and began an investigation. Monday night, Ames Police announced that Collin Daniel Richards, age 22, had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Barquin Arozamena.

KU football news: Kansas-Oklahoma State game time announced
On Saturday, Sept. 29 — one week after the Jayhawks take on Baylor in Waco — KU will face off against Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. The game will be shown on Fox Sports Network, and it will take place opposite West Virginia at Texas Tech, which will either be on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Christian Braun commitment evokes memories of a former Jayhawk great |
“(KU coach Bill) Self hasn’t really had anyone like him,” Scott said of the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Blue Valley Northwest who announced his oral commitment to Kansas on Monday afternoon after telling the coaching staff on Sunday night. “But I bet he gets Jerod Haase a lot. He could write 'Floor Burns 2.' They’re not exactly the same kind of player, but in terms of that style and being a player who opponents are just going to hate to deal with, that’s Christian.”

In 1 fewer game than competition, KU RB Pooka Williams leads Big 12 in rushing yards |
As the Kansas football team prepares to open Big 12 play this Saturday at Baylor, it does so with the conference’s leading rusher residing in Lawrence, and spending most of his waking hours inside Anderson Family Football Complex.

Early to bed, early to rise: Boot camp off and running for Kansas basketball |
Monday was a feet-shuffling, legs-turning, lungs-working-overtime kind of morning for the members of the Kansas basketball program, who kicked off another year of Bill Self boot camp at 6 a.m. at the Jayhawks’ practice gym.

College football statistics: Week 1 Five Factors box scores - Football Study Hall
Translation: Kansas had a turnover margin that was +4.4 ahead of where national averages suggest it should have been. As each turnover is worth approximately five points, that means Rutgers suffered about 22 points’ worth of bad turnovers luck. Rutgers is horrible, but I guess they’re not necessarily “lose by 41 points to Kansas” horrible. Merely “lose by 19 points to Kansas, then get unlucky” horrible.

Other Sports News

Vontae Davis quitting the Bills like that makes him a damn American hero -
Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime during a loss to the Chargers on Sunday. Walked away from the game, right in the middle of one. People on internet suckhole of Twitter divided into two camps on the matter.

Welcome to the Patrick Mahomes show -
Expectations were high coming into this season after the flashes he showed in the Chiefs’ preseason last year. We knew he had a stupid big arm and threw for a trillion and a half yards in college. We didn’t know if he’d be able to become one of the few good air raid quarterbacks in the NFL. Now we know — he could.

Josh Gordon traded from the Browns to the Patriots. How will he fit? -
Trading Gordon isn’t a surprising move for the Browns after the team announced two days ago that he would be released come Monday. His tenure with Cleveland was rocky, but finally beginning to get back on track after Gordon spent two years away from football. That reportedly came undone because Gordon suffered a surprise hamstring injury filming a “hype video” before Week 2 and was late to the facility the day before the team’s second game of the year. The Browns ran out of patience.

‘Madden 19’: How EA Sports made Shaquem Griffin look like himself -
This is a historic year for the Madden franchise. The series is celebrating its 30th anniversary, made a return to PC gaming, and introduced the real player motion system. In Madden 19 you can destroy secondaries with Antonio Brown, terrorize offenses with Luke Kuechly, and dominate with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski on the same team.

Other News

ESPN's 30 for 30 release strategy becomes more clear
The long–anticipated next round of 30 for 30 documentaries from ESPN Films have been announced, and that also provides a look at ESPN’s new strategy on deploying these films across their growing array of services and mediums.

YouTubers are not your friends - The Verge
Sociologists Richard Wohl and Donald Horton originally coined the concept of parasocial interactions and relationships in 1956 to explain how audiences developed attachments to media figures. It boils down to one-sided affection: a person invests emotional energy and attachment in a media figure, and they develop a sense of kinship and intimacy that makes them feel as though they know the celebrity — even though the celebrity has no idea they even exist.

Coca-Cola, Aurora Cannabis in Talks About CBD Oil Soda - Bloomberg
Aurora Cannabis Inc. led pot stocks higher after Coca-Cola Co. said it’s eyeing the cannabis drinks market, becoming the latest beverage company to tap into surging demand for marijuana products as traditional sales slow.

High-tech features, new materials boost car repair costs
John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-Car, a nonprofit focused on vehicle repair education, recently provided a jaw-dropping figure during an appearance on Autoline, an industry-focused program, to repair a "left front corner hit" on a Kia K900: $34,000.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic - WSJ
The Senate on Monday passed sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the opioid epidemic through new research, treatment and help for families affected by addiction.

70th Primetime Emmy Awards Review: Too Much ‘SNL’ Not A Good Thing | Deadline
Turns out going with two hosts instead of one did not double the fun at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight. Fronted by Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and Colin Jost and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, this year’s celebration of television’s best and brightest quickly became mired in some of the worst tendencies of the long-running weekly variety show.