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Les Miles names KU football's starting quarterback for Week 3
KU coach Les Miles was asked on Monday's Big 12 Coach's Teleconference if he would continue to roll with Carter Stanley moving forward. Miles' answer was short and sweet. And it was decisive.
Marcus Garrett talks start of boot camp for KU basketball
“Everybody made it through. Since it’s my third one, I’m already knowing what to expect before I go in there,” Garrett said. “It just seems like every year you feel like you’re going to be ready for it because you know it’s about to happen, but it just kills you.”
Game time announced for KU football Big 12 opener
The Jayhawks will begin Big 12 play against the Mountaineers, who have started their season with a 1-1 record. The Mountaineers were stomped by Missouri in Columbia, 38-7, last Saturday, and they'll face off against NC State to conclude non-conference play before making the trip out to Lawrence.
Former KU basketball center takes 2nd at World Poker Tour event
On Monday, Lucas took second in a poker event played in San Diego called the WPTDeepStacks San Diego Main Event. There were 252 entrants, and the former KU basketball center was able to outlast all but one of the competitors. By finishing in second, Lucas made $38,985.
Day one of Jayhawk 15k concludes
In the 32-player singles qualifying draw, freshmen Luniuska Delgado, Vasiliki Karvouni, Carmen Roxana Manu, Oleksandra Gorchanyuk and sophomore Julia Deming each competed in the first round of play. Delgado and Manu both remain in the bracket advancing to the final round of qualifiers. For them to move into the main draw, they must win out the final round.
Software upgrades to disrupt online donor access and ticket purchases
Starting Monday, the Kansas Athletics Ticket Office and Williams Education Fund will be undergoing a software conversion to better serve our donors and fans.
New KU strength coach Ramsey Nijem greets Jayhawks with great energy at inaugural boot camp | KUsports.com
“When he came in there, he was energetic,” Garrett said of Nijem, who was hired last week to replace Andrea Hudy and went through his first day on the job Monday. “He came in there saying, ‘Don’t look at me crazy, we’re family now.’”
Miscommunication hurting KU Jayhawks football team’s offense | The Kansas City Star
Kansas receiver Andrew Parchment says it started with the first play. And the blame goes to him.
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Marshawn joins Oakland arena team as co-owner
Marshawn Lynch said he has joined the ownership group of a new professional arena football team that will call Oakland, California, its home starting next spring.
'Ninja-style headwear' no longer allowed in NBA
Several players -- including the Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler, the New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, the LA Clippers' Montrezl Harrell, the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns and the Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen -- regularly wore the headgear a season ago.
Orgeron: LSU locker room lacking A/C at Texas
LSU's victory on the road against Texas on Saturday night came without the benefit of an air-conditioned visitors locker room, according to Tigers coach Ed Orgeron.
Brady meets with AB, says plenty of work ahead
"Antonio, meeting him today, I really enjoyed being around him," Brady said in his weekly Westwood One interview that aired Monday night. "He's a very smart football player, knows how to play the game. He's been extremely productive."
Raiders CB Conley carted off with neck injury
Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley sustained a neck injury and was strapped to a gurney and taken off the field on a cart with 5 minutes, 6 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Raiders' season opener against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
Saints: 'We all knew' Lutz would nail 58-yard FG
The New Orleans Saints burned through 11 kickers in Sean Payton's first 11 years as head coach. But they finally found a keeper when they signed Baltimore Ravens castoff Wil Lutz during Week 1 of the 2016 season.
Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Wildfires, an Enormous Tsunami and Plunged Earth Into Darkness in Just One Day
In the hours after the dinosaur-killing asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago, the planet was transformed—ravaged by wildfires and a huge tsunami, before being plunged into darkness in an event that would kill off 75 percent of life.
California Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing College Athletes To Profit From Endorsements
The California State Assembly on Monday passed a bill that would allow college athletes to sign endorsement deals. SB 206, the Fair Pay To Play Act, cleared the Assembly by a vote of 72-0. A version of the bill passed the Senate by a similarly decisive vote in May.
Pennsylvania fire company shuttered over Proud Boys ties to reopen after resignation
A Pennsylvania fire company that was closed after its leadership refused to address that one of its volunteer members had been affiliated with the "Proud Boys" group has apologized and accepted the member’s resignation.
House To Advance Gun Control Bills, As White House Position Remains Murky : NPR
A House committee will take up legislation on Tuesday aimed at preventing mass shootings, as lawmakers and the White House move to respond to a recent spate of attacks across the country.