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Aw, man, he’s making us look like a bunch of cheapskates! Whoa, whoa, my rope came loose.

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There's a $1.5M difference between average head coaching salaries for men's, women's teams at KU, report shows | KUsports.com
The average annual institutional salary for head coaches of the men’s teams at KU, of which there are five, is $1,711,827. For the head coaches of female teams, of which there are nine, the average annual salary is $195,164.

Jayhawks sense buzz leading up to Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence | KUsports.com
“K-State’s coming off a huge win over Oklahoma and we’re coming off a big Texas Tech win in which we came from behind,” Adeniji said, “and our offense has been clicking. You add that into the fact that it’s already a rivalry game and everybody’s going to be pumped up to see what’s going to happen.

Kelly Oubre, Joel Embiid throw down poster dunks...
NBA Jayhawks maul dunking

Mark Mangino talks KU football rebuild, Darrell Stuckey honor
“I want to be there,” Mangino said. “Those guys gave me everything they had every day of the week. They're the guys that changed the perception of Kansas football, at least maybe [for] a little while. But I want to be here for those guys. Those guys that busted their tail and thought of others instead of themselves, believing the team concept, I always have time for them.”

Notable quotes, updates from Les Miles' press conference
The Jayhawks defeated Texas Tech, 37-34, last week and are currently working toward a game against Kansas State that will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT in Lawrence this coming Saturday (FS1). The Jayhawks will be attempting to get their second win in Big 12 play.

Big 12 acknowledges clock error from KU football's loss to Texas
A week before the Jayhawks' 37-34 win over Texas Tech, the team was on the road in Austin taking on the Texas Longhorns. The Jayhawks were unable to keep Texas from marching down the field on the final drive of the game and kicking a game-winning field goal to bring the final score to 50-48.

Three KU football players receive honors following win over TTU
On Monday it was announced that Carter Stanley and Liam Jones had received honors from the conference. Stanley was named as the Big 12 offensive player of the week, while Jones was named as the conference's special teams player of the week.

Bits o Chalk

Brian Cashman: Yankees expected to be 'careful buyers' during MLB Trade Deadline - CBSSports.com
The New York Yankees entered the All-Star Break 45-41, 3 1/2 games back in the American League East. The Yankees' good standing comes despite a rough finish to the first half that saw them post a 15-21 record since June 1.

Steelers' James Conner suffers AC joint injury in win vs. Dolphins
Running back James Conner left Heinz Field with his right arm in a sling after the Pittsburgh Steelers' 27-14 victory against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

Russell Westbrook leads Rockets' win over Thunder -- 'When I hoop, I have no friends'
Russell Westbrook, dressed in shiny black pants and a sleeveless NASCAR T-shirt, stopped by the visitors locker room on the way out of the Toyota Center on Monday night.

Patriots' Bill Belichick, 67, leaving door open to coach into 70s
"When I said it, maybe I didn't know what 70 felt like," the New England Patriots coach said Monday during his weekly appearance on sports radio WEEI. "So I'm not really sure if that's an accurate statement today or not. At the time, I didn't feel that way. Now that I'm closer to that age, I don't know."

Eraser Dust

Nepalese man shatters record for scaling world's highest peaks
A Nepalese man shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world's 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days.

Britain looks set for an early election in attempt to break Brexit deadlock
The House of Commons is set to vote Tuesday night on whether to hold an early ballot in mid-December — which would be the country's first general election in that month in almost 100 years.

Record-breaking Montana snowfall, cold expected to continue | KECI
Great Falls Tribune reported Sunday that more than 31 inches of snow has been recorded in Great Falls in September and October.

SNL: Caitlyn Jenner joke deemed 'transphobic,' Michael Che under fire
Michael Che referred to Caitlyn Jenner as a "fella" during the "Weekend Update" segment on "Saturday Night Live," and Twitter is not happy with the comedian misgendering the former Olympian.

A Tale of Traditions - Flathead Beacon
He spent the winter running the inn, asking and learning what patrons were looking for in the restaurant before making any significant changes. Zanni returned to the Flathead in April, and together they started the updates.