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Notebook: Kansas Soccer Mauls Oklahoma; Kansas Ready for Baylor

Lisa if you don’t like your job, you don’t strike. You just go in everyday and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way!

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Jayhawks dominate on day two of Big 5 Challenge - Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas tennis had a strong showing on day two of the Big 5 Challenge Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas, as the Jayhawks won eight out of nine matches in singles and doubles combined.

Golden Goal lifts No. 24 Kansas past Sooners in 2OT, 2-1 - Kansas Jayhawks
With just 53 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, junior forward Katie McClure knocked in the game-winner to help the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks top the Oklahoma Sooners, 2-1, Friday night inside Rock Chalk Park. The golden goal was the second of the season for McClure and capped a Kansas comeback that saw the Jayhawks rebound from a 1-0 first-half deficit.

'Old School' Kyron Johnson making most of position change
“My family: We’re funny, we're goofy, we’re always laughing,” said the KU football sophomore and defensive end. “We're very talkative. We’re always communicating with each other 24/7.”

Over/under: Projecting Christian Braun's role for KU basketball
Throughout the week we've published a number of VIP breakdowns on Christian Braun to give you a sense of his game and how he might fit in with the Jayhawks from a number of perspectives.

How to watch: TV, radio, game info for KU football at Baylor
KU football will take on a familiar foe on Saturday, squaring off against the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. The Bears have given the Jayhawks plenty of trouble in the Beaty-era, soundly defeating the Jayhawks by scores of — starting from last year and working backward — 38-9, 49-7 and 66-7.

Pregame questions: Five factors to look for in KU vs. Baylor
Each week before the Jayhawks kick off, will go through the matchup and list five things to look for in the upcoming game. Some of the factors may be the same from week to week, but consider this a guide of sorts to your game-day experience.

Getting to know: Baylor football | Jackson's Journal |
“We felt like we left a lot out there,” head coach David Beaty said. “We left a lot of stuff out there that you simply can’t do in the Big 12. So we learned a lot from that tape. It’s never as good as you think it is and never as bad as you think it is but we learned a whole lot from that tape.”

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Baylor |
Sure, Baylor remains in the early stages of a massive rebuild, finished ninth in the Big 12 in 2017 and was picked in the preseason poll to again land next to last (also known as one spot better than KU). Nevertheless, the Bears (2-1) are easily the best team Kansas has faced this season.

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Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Jimbo Fisher would go vegan to beat the Tide -
Texas A&M takes on Alabama Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, and for the second season in a row, we get a Jimbo Fisher vs. Nick Saban matchup. Ahead of the game, Fisher was asked whether or not he’d be vegan for a year if it meant beating the Tide:

UNC players donated their meal money to Hurricane Florence victims -
The school says 85 players — the same amount that can get an athletic scholarship, under NCAA rules — are donating $15 toward supplies for residents in Eastern North Carolina. That totals $1,275. The $15 figure is the maximum schools are allowed to give players (in lieu of a meal, if the school doesn’t just do that) after either a home or away game.

The five Lakers lineups we most want to see this season - Silver Screen and Roll
The Lakers’ so-called “Death Lineup” with James at center is easily number one on this list. James has been reluctant to even play power forward for long stretches throughout his career (he hilariously identified himself as a small forward in the new Space Jam announcement Wednesday), but the most fascinating combination of Lakers most assuredly involves James at the 5, where he could credibly match up with opposing small-ball centers.

Jimmy Butler trade: Wolves are shutting down offers. They shouldn’t be -
The Timberwolves are currently not interested in trading Jimmy Butler. Instead, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, they’re shooting down all teams reaching out about a deal for the All-Star forward, telling them he is a franchise player they intend to keep.

Baker Mayfield gives the Cleveland Browns honest-to-god hope -
Most of you (I’m guessing) imagined that the Browns’ first win in 635 days would look a lot like their last. When they beat the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve, 2016, they did so in incredibly Browns-ian fashion.

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This one hits a little close to home as my brother in law went to this high school (he wasn’t in “the program” but got a physical from this guy and estimates he knows about 50% of the victims). Just a reminder that this can happen anywhere and how important it is to have a continuous conversation with your kids about good touch and bad touch.

Alleged victims call Eastern Montana athletic trainer's sex abuse 'diabolical,' 'like in a horror movie' | Crime & Courts |
This is the first time he’s told anyone besides his wife and an attorney about the sexual abuse he said he suffered as a young Custer County High School athlete in Miles City during the 1990s.