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Jayhawks kick off 2018-19 with 34th annual Late Night in the Phog - Kansas Jayhawks
Late Night in the Phog once again started the men's and women's basketball campaigns off with a bang as the Jayhawks hosted the 34th installment of the season-opening event Friday night inside historic Allen Fieldhouse. The night was be full of skits, competition, and a performance by the popular music artist, 2 Chainz.

Notebook: KU women's team, 2 Chainz, Bill Self entertain at Late Night | KUsports.com
The Kansas women’s basketball team kicked off Friday’s Late Night extravaganza at Allen Fieldhouse, both in the entertainment and basketball departments.

Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Oklahoma State | KUsports.com
It’s easier said than done with defense’s keying in on KU’s star freshman running back, but one of the major goals for offensive coordinator Doug Meacham each week has to be examining the opponent’s defense and finding as many spots as possible for Pooka Williams running lanes.

KU football legend John Hadl retires from Williams Education Fund position | KUsports.com
A standout on the gridiron first at Lawrence High, then KU and finally in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers, Hadl returned to KU as an assistant football coach once his playing career concluded. As assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 1981 he helped lead the Jayhawks to the Hall of Fame Bowl. In the mid-1980's he coached in the NFL and the USFL.

One thing that made Bill Self happy during KU’s Late Night in the Phog scrimmage
As is customary at Late Night in the Phog, the 16th-year Kansas coach joined the television broadcast during his team’s short scrimmage ... and followed by ripping his players for their substandard play.

Late Night a great night, Bill Self says at another festive show at KU
On Sept. 28 — just over a month into college football season — a throng of 16,300 packed Allen Fieldhouse not only to witness the spirited rap performance of 41-year-old former Alabama State basketball player Tauheed Epps (better known as 2 Chainz), but to watch the 2018-19 Jayhawks act, dance, play musical instruments (David McCormack on the drums with the pep band) and ultimately compete in a short 20-minute scrimmage at the 34th-annual Late Night in the Phog.

Lagerald Vick, 2 Chainz highlight 2018 Late Night in the Phog
The 2018 musical headliner for Late Night in the Phog was Grammy-award winning rapper 2 Chainz, who emerged from behind a curtain to an already raucous atmosphere and performed for around a half hour. 2 Chainz, who also spoke to the basketball team beforehand, had on a customized KU jersey, with his name sprawled across the back and, naturally, the No. 2.

Jayhawk Insider: Kansas’ Depth Apparent at Late Night in the Phog - Kansas Jayhawks
It was the 34th Annual Late Night in the Phog Friday, representing the start of the 2018-19 men's and basketball season. Following all of the festivities of the night, the squad closed out the event by stepping onto the court for the first time this season in front of a 16,300 raucous Jayhawk fans.

Lagerald Vick, 2 Chainz highlight 2018 Late Night in the Phog
The 2018 musical headliner for Late Night in the Phog was Grammy-award winning rapper 2 Chainz, who emerged from behind a curtain to an already raucous atmosphere and performed for around a half hour. 2 Chainz, who also spoke to the basketball team beforehand, had on a customized KU jersey, with his name sprawled across the back and, naturally, the No. 2.

Scrimmage highlights: KU basketball plays from Late Night
Video from Late Night

Pregame questions: Five factors to look for in KU vs. OSU
Each week before the Jayhawks kick off, Phog.net 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.

'Younger' Jayhawks make unofficial debut at Late Night | KUsports.com
Let the record show that the first basket of the Late Night scrimmage on a team loaded with McDonald’s All-Americans and high-profile players came from a freshman guard, who, until April, was not even ranked in the Top 150 by Rivals.com.

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Ex-UConn coach Kevin Ollie hit with ethics charge, faces show cause
The most severe claim, per the initial notice of allegations sent to Ollie and the school on Friday that was obtained by ESPN, is a Level I unethical conduct charge for Ollie, who the NCAA alleges provided false or misleading information about phone calls between NBA legend Ray Allen, San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay and a top recruit.

Gordon Hayward returns to game action in Boston Celtics' preseason loss
Hayward scored 10 points in his first game in nearly a year for the Boston Celtics, who fell to the Charlotte Hornets 104-97 on the opening night of the NBA preseason schedule.

Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia 76ers guard, says shoulder healthy
"Physically I feel great, and mentally I feel great," Fultz said in an interview with NBA TV after the Philadelphia 76ers' win over Australia's Melbourne United in their preseason opener. "I put in a lot of hours this summer to get up reps of going through a whole bunch of different situations. So coming in I feel perfectly fine, I'm confident. I feel great coming in, and I'm just looking forward to building each and every day."

What South Dakota State vs. NDSU tells us about rivalry - SBNation.com
he best rivalry in FCS right now. Forget Harvard and Yale, whose players have enough going for them that they don’t need the extra validation here, and other great rivalries that don’t have the national impact of Jackrabbits-Bison.

The Rams are better than ever. How in the world do you stop this team? - SBNation.com
Los Angeles has now scored at least 33 points in every game this season. A touchdown margin of victory over the Vikings is the closest any team has come so far to hanging with the Rams. They look like a shoo-in to win the NFC West and are the clear Super Bowl favorite after their September slate.

Eric Reid signed with the Panthers. What happens to his protest now? - SBNation.com
On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers announced they had signed Eric Reid to a one-year deal. The announcement was shocking. Reid was the first athlete to protest alongside Colin Kaepernick at the beginning of the 2016 season, and had been unemployed for the past six months as his collusion case against the NFL waged on.

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Okay, Facebook, You Win. I'm Done.
Facebook just reported a massive data breach. Nearly 50 million accounts were affected by the breach, though it remains unclear whether the accounts were misused or if personal data was accessed. My account might be one of those affected. I know this, because when I went to check, Facebook had logged me off. At which point, my face fell onto my keyboard, drooling a bit from one side or the other. I’ve been dealing with bullshit from this company for years. I’m over it.

Kathryn Mayorga Once Accused Cristiano Ronaldo Of Rape And Now Tells Her Story
Last year, German magazine Der Spiegel unearthed documents that revealed an out-of-court settlement from 2010 between international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and an anonymous American woman who had accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room. Today, that woman has cast aside that anonymity in another Der Spiegel article in which she, Kathryn Mayorga, recounts her story in detail and reveals that she has filed a new civil suit against Ronaldo in court. A lawyer for Ronaldo has denied the report and stated his intent to sue Der Spiegel.

Children Who Get Less Screen Time Think Better, Study Finds
Keeping your kid’s mind sharp might involve making sure they don’t spend all day on their smartphone or other screen devices, suggests yet more research published this week.

Pregame Pump Up Music