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Notebook: Kansas Prepares for OSU

Marge, don’t discourage the boy. Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals— except the weasel.

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Notebook: Lance Leipold provides injury updates, talks Stillwater road trip and more
KU has achieved a level of consistent winning that the program has not seen in a long time under Lance Leipold. We’ve seen the program get off to strong starts in back-to-back seasons and KU is one win away from achieving bowl eligibility for the second straight season. KU has made David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium a hard place to play. KU has also had more success on the road under Leipold two and the program has notched four road wins over the last three seasons, which is more than KU had between 2009 and 2020.

WATCH: Lance Leipold puts a bow on UCF win, looks ahead to Oklahoma State
Kansas football heads south to Stillwater, Okla. on Saturday to take on Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks enter their second road conference game of the season off the back of a dominant win over UCF on Saturday. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, enters the contest after a win over Kansas State at home, which was the Cowboy's first game after the bye week. Saturday's game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT and be televised on FS1.

College football odds: Opening lines for Week 7 games
The month of October opened with fantastic finishes to some of college football’s biggest matchups. Week 6 provided a plethora of intriguing matchups and memorable results for a handful of the sport’s most prominent contenders. Headlining the action, Oklahoma’s late fireworks pushed the Sooners past Texas in another classic edition of the Red River Rivalry. Elsewhere, Notre Dame tumbled down the AP Top 25 with a lopsided loss at Louisville and USC escaped from Arizona in a triple-overtime thriller.

‘You can see progress’: Mark Mangino impressed with the direction KU football is headed in
KU produced one of its best collective performances of the season in a 51-22 win over UCF on Saturday. It was a game in which the Jayhawks dominated in nearly every aspect of the game with the offense gaining 490 total yards, 399 of those coming on the ground, and the defense held UCF to under 400 total yards of offense for the first time this season. The Jayhawks weren’t just able to show out in front of a national audience on Fox and a near-sold out Memorial Stadium but in front of former head coach Mark Mangino.

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Louisiana public school principal apologizes after punishing student for dancing at a party - ABC News
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Noel Gallagher hits out at VAR in Premier League and "disastrous" Howard Webb
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