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Kansas Jayhawk Gameday News and Notes: 9.8.2018

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Hanni and the 'Hawks: Stephon Robinson Jr. - Kansas Jayhawks
New KU receiver and special teamer, Stephon Robinson Jr., sits down with the Voice of the Jayhawks, Brian Hanni, to recap his first game at Kansas. Robinson also breaks down the KU receiving corps as a whole and shares what attracted him to KU coming out of El Camino CC.

Jayhawks hit the road to face Central Michigan - Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas football will hit the road to face Central Michigan in week two of the 2018 season. The Jayhawks and Chippewas will square off at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan on Saturday, September 8. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 3 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. CDT) and will be aired on ESPN+.

Power programs set to come in and see Hurt
One of the more intense recruitments in the country belongs to five-star forward Matthew Hurt. The top 10 prospect has as busy a recruitment as ever, and with college coaches allowed on the road to see prospects for in-home visits starting on Sunday, some of the best in the country will be making their way to see Hurt immediately.

How Kansas football has gone from Orange Bowl to sour
What followed was the most successful run in Kansas football history. Mangino went to the Tangerine Bowl in 2003, the Jayhawks’ first bowl game since the Big 12’s inception in 1996. Two years later came Kansas’ first bowl win in the Big 12 era in the Fort Worth Bowl. From 2007-08 came a two-year period where Kansas went to back-to-back bowls for the first time in school history, winning both (including the Orange Bowl) and getting 20 wins.

How to watch: KU football vs. Central Michigan
The Jayhawks will square off against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, giving them the chance to get back to .500 on the year. The Jayhawks will also be looking to put an end to a 46-game road losing streak, dating all the way back to a 34-7 win against UTEP in 2009.

Pregame questions: Five factors to look for in KU vs. CMU
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.

Notebook: KU wideout Steven Sims Jr. 'tough' on himself after TD drop | KUsports.com
“Everybody knows that. It is what it is. It happens. I’ve got to make the play next time,” Sims said. “I know I’m capable of making that play, so I’m tough on myself. I’m on myself a lot more than anybody else, so it’s all right. I’m going to bounce back this week.”

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Central Michigan | KUsports.com
A quick start for both sides of the ball is the perfect way for the Jayhawks to put their most recent defeat far behind them. Considering the offense began the season with a three-and-out and the defense relented in its first series of the season, allowing the Colonels to travel 78 yards for a touchdown, there should be even greater incentive for the Jayhawks to prove in the opening minutes at CMU that they learned some valuable lessons from their 2018 debut.

Other Sports News

Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team wins first home game since Feb. 14 shooting
Nearly seven months after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and staff members of the school, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team took the field for its first regular-season home game and defeated South Broward High 23-6 on Friday night in Parkland, Florida.

Jabari Bird arrested in alleged assault, strangling, kidnapping
Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird has been arrested after allegedly assaulting, strangling and kidnapping an unidentified person in a domestic incident, according to Boston police.

Ray Allen praises 2008 Boston Celtics, teammates at Hall of Fame ceremony
With the same poise he displayed throughout his NBA career, Ray Allen closed Friday night's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony with an eloquent speech in which he reveled in the accomplishments of his two championship teams and praised key members of the Boston Celtics' 2008 title squad.

Dana White says Nicco Montaño has been stripped of UFC women’s 125 belt - MMA Fighting
UFC president Dana White said Friday on the FS1 UFC 228 weigh-in show that Montaño is no longer the UFC women’s flyweight champion after she was taken to the hospital Friday morning, stopping her weight cut short. Montaño’s title defense against Shevchenko was cancelled later in the morning.

The Penn State vs. Pitt bickering that will lead to the rivalry’s death - SBNation.com
Penn State and Pitt have one of college football’s most storied old rivalries. The teams have played 98 times since 1893, with PSU’s advantage at 51-43-4. But they’ve been in an off-again, on-again relationship for 26 years, after a run of playing every year ended in 1992.

How Sue Bird and Kyrie Irving became basketball’s best point guard friendship - SBNation.com
Kyrie Irving remembers the first time he met Seattle Storm basketball legend Sue Bird in person. The point guards were sent to autograph basketballs in Brazil during the 2016 Rio Olympics, where both would win respective golds for the American men’s and women’s basketball teams.

College football WATCH GRID schedule guide, September 8 - SBNation.com
You know how you really feel like eating a salad after a long weekend of fiestas? That’s kind of like Week 2 in college football.

Other News

Comedians Share the Jokes They Most Regret
Perhaps it’s a generational thing, but there’s this school of thought that pervades certain comedic circles where jokes are just that and nothing more, so if you’re offended as an audience member, then you are too sensitive or don’t have the mental bandwidth to understand such brilliant joke architecture. Apologies, accountability, and assuaging feelings are for suckers.

Pregame Pump up Music