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Notebook: KU Volleyball Mauls Drake; KU Basketball Players Talk Boot Camp

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David Beaty press conference takeaways: Sept. 18 — Baylor
Beaty typically speaks for some 15-to-20 minutes, addressing a number of topics and questions from reporters after giving his opening statement. He usually begins with some kind of an injury update and gives the focus for the week. (A note: There will be no press conference during the bye-week.)

How much credit does Clint Bowen deserve for tough KU defense?
On a team that went 2-10, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen led up a unit that ranked second in red zone defense and first in third-down defense. The Jayhawks ranked around the middle of the league in other statistics like sacks and interceptions.

Bill Self’s Boot Camp evokes memories: ‘We can laugh now. We weren’t laughing then.’
“By the time coach Self got there, we were programmed, for lack of a better word,” Lee said of Boot Camp, which he helped run as a KU staff member in the preseason of 2007-08 — the year he worked as student manager for KU’s national-title team.

Self’s Boot Camp tests KU players Monday: “It’s hard to talk when you are tired”
“I usually go to sleep around 3 in the morning. Now I have to try to go to sleep earlier. I went to sleep by 11 (Sunday night),” Garrett revealed Monday afternoon — seven hours after the team’s first of nine early-morning Boot Camp conditioning workouts.

Former KU guard Frank Mason helps Team USA to pair of World Cup qualifying victories
Former Kansas point guard Frank Mason scored six points, grabbed three rebounds and dished two assists while starting and playing 18 minutes in Team USA’s 78-48 victory over Panama in an FIBA Americas World Cup qualifying game on Monday night in Panama.

KU junior Patricia Montero to miss yet another volleyball season after injury |
Montero, a junior outside hitter from Ponce, Puerto Rico, who already has endured a pair of season-ending knee injuries during her time at KU (2015 and 2017), once again fell victim to the injury bug earlier this season.

Beaty: Pooka Williams' eligibility issue 'behind me until somebody tells me different' |
If the undisclosed eligibility issue that kept Kansas running back Pooka Williams from playing in the football team’s season opener remains unresolved — head coach David Beaty won’t address its status — the matter, Beaty insists, is not one currently causing him grief.

Peyton Bender will remain KU's starting QB at Baylor |
Although he watched the entire second half of the Kansas football team’s home win over Rutgers from the sideline with coaches and reserves, senior quarterback Peyton Bender will keep his spot as the Jayhawks’ starting QB on Saturday at Baylor.

'Little sprain' won't keep KU defensive tackle Daniel Wise out of lineup |
When Daniel Wise hurt an ankle badly enough to limp off the field this past Saturday during the Kansas football team’s home game against Rutgers, the redshirt senior defensive tackle was adamant about checking back in.

KU volleyball defeats Drake to wrap up nonconference play |
Darrin McBroom, coach of the Drake Bulldogs, kept pacing himself late in the fourth set. Kansas had just snapped a three-point run at set point, claiming a fourth-set win and the match to deal the Bulldogs their second straight loss.

Other Sports News

Philadelphia 76ers tap Elton Brand for vacant GM role
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Elton Brand as general manager on Tuesday, completing a meteoric rise in the franchise's front office, league sources told ESPN.

Boston Red Sox lose 2018 American League East banner when it falls off truck
The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled.

New book says Tom Brady long worried about being 'pushed out' by Bill Belichick
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady felt trapped this past offseason and was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach he has ever had, Bill Belichick, according to a new book on Belichick's life.

Lionel Messi is setting even more records with his latest free-kick - Barca Blaugranes
Lionel Messi got Barcelona’s Champions League campaign off to the perfect start at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, as he scored the opener with a brilliant free-kick.

The 11 best NBA summer workout mixtapes -
There are no summer vacations in the NBA. While you were working on your tan and enjoying the weather, the NBA’s best were in the gym building their game.

Baseball players probably shouldn’t try so hard when their team stinks -
Do we really want players in meaningless games playing with this kind of reckless abandon? And, if not, what does that say about meaningful games, which really, really don’t mean anything compared to a young man never being able to walk again? I’m not sure if I’m comfortable with Austin’s effort here, even though I’m incredibly appreciative and enamored of that effort now that I know that he’s (mostly) okay.

College basketball best uniforms: UNC, UCLA lead ranking |
The Jayhawks largely stuck with their traditional white home and blue away uniforms (first two from left) last season, but they did break out some alternates for specific occassions. The look that puts "Jayhawks" in cursive and also features an outline of the mascot logo on the shorts is particularly strong. Kansas also had a set of gray jerseys (not pictured) and even broke out the crimson reds (fourth from left) for senior night against Texas at the request of Devonte' Graham.

Other News

FanDuel not honoring bet that would have paid more than $82,000 due to line error
New Jersey bookmaker FanDuel declined to honor a $110 bet on the Broncos on Sunday that would have paid more than $82,000, due to an error in the oddsmaking process, the company said.

Millie Bobby Brown Gets Dating Advice From Drake
Brown was asked about her friendship with Drake specifically, to which she responded “I love him. I met him in Australia and he’s honestly so fantastic, and a great friend, a great role model. We text—we just texted each other the other day and he was like ‘I miss you so much,’ and I was like ‘I miss you more.’”

Senate Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act, Improving Artist Payouts From Streaming Giants
The Senate cleared a bill late on Tuesday, the Music Modernization Act, that will dramatically restructure the way royalties are handed out to artists and others involved in the creation process—although it did so under heavy opposition from satellite and digital broadcasting services, namely Sirius XM and Music Choice.

Court Rules FCC Must Release Records That Could Explain Fraudulent Net Neutrality Comments
A federal judge ruled last week that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (currently chaired by Donald Trump appointee Ajit Pai) must release records related to millions of fraudulent public comments filed before the agency repealed net neutrality guidelines last year, Ars Technica reported.

Tesla Now Facing Criminal Probe Over Elon Musk's Take-Private Tweets: Report
Tesla is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over CEO Elon Musk’s haphazard tweets about his desire to take the company private, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Faces Death Threats
“In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country. At the same time, however, her worst fears have materialized. She has been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats. As a result of these kinds of threats, her family was forced to relocate out of their home. Her email has been hacked, and she has been impersonated online.”