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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes: 9.10.15

The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.

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- Kansas Sports -

6 Questions with Kent Taylor

In this week's episode, Shaffer takes on KU TE Kent Taylor. Taylor, who transferred to Kansas from the University of Florida, saw his first action as a Jayhawk in last week's game versus South Dakota State. Taylor finished his first game in the Crimson and Blue with two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Former KU Standout Aaron Miles Joins KU Men’s Basketball Staff

Former Kansas standout guard Aaron Miles has returned to his alma mater and will be the assistant director of student-athlete development, KU men's basketball coach Bill Self announced Wednesday.

Rock Chalk Weekly: The Ties That Bind

Antoine (Shaky) and Anthony (Fish) Smithson are both Baltimore bred to the bone. The brothers have always been nearly inseparable. Close in age, they helped each other grow up and kept one another on the straight-and-narrow.

Zenger, Beaty familiar with Memphis’ Fuente |

After starting his college career as a three-year QBs coach and three-year offensive coordinator at Illinois State, Fuente left ISU in 2009 to become the co-offensive coordinator and QBs coach at TCU, where he helped lead the Horned Frogs and quarterback Andy Dalton to a victory in the 2011 Rose Bowl. On the heels of the Horned Frogs’ enormous success, Fuente, now 39, left TCU for the challenge of rebuilding at Memphis.

ESPN's "Bottom 10"

#4. Kansas: If you haven't seen how Kansas iced its loss to (gulp) South Dakota State, the video has run rampant over the Internet, much like the football ran rampant over KU's cleats as the Jayhawks tried to spike the ball to stop the clock. If you're a Kansas fan, it's hard to swallow. Like a Jayhawk trying to eat a starship.

- College Sports -

Bret Bielema takes shot at Ohio State schedule, says SEC on 'other level' -

Bret Bielema has joined the fray on the topic of Ohio State's schedule

Oklahoma LB Eric Striker vs. SEC: 'Gas 'em up, bring 'em down to earth' -

Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was talking some smack about the SEC ahead of the Sooners' game at Tennessee.

Spartans believe conditioning creates an edge over Ducks in rematch -

Michigan State and Oregon will square off in one of the best nonconference games of the early 2015 slate. The Spartans have revenge on their minds after being routed in the second half in 2014.

LSU AD: Cancellation to cost school up to $3.2 million -

When lightning and heavy rain forced the cancellation of LSU's season opener against FCS McNeese State, it cost the Tigers a sure win and a valuable chance to tune up before their SEC opener this Saturday at Mississippi State. But LSU athletic director Joe Alleva told the Baton Rouge Advocate on Tuesday it will also cost the program a healthy chunk of change.

- Professional Sports -

NBA changes playoff format, division champs not guaranteed top-4 seed -

Thanks to the NBA's Competition Committee, seeding for the playoffs will now solely be based on a team's record. Division winners will no longer get preferential treatment by getting a top-four seed and home-court advantage in the first round.

5 Things to Know: NBA division winners not guaranteed playoff spot -

Winning a weak division will no longer get you a top-four seed, or any seed at all, but were the changes really enough? Here's what you need to know about the new system.

Nevin Ashley doubles in run in big-league debut after 10 years in minors -

He's a 31-year-old rookie. And, best of all, Ashley's wife's first name is Ashley.

LOOK: Expos 1996 World Series tickets ... in French! -

Ever see a World Series ticket in French? Now's your chance. Here are some 1996 World Series tickets for the Expos.

Johnny Cueto no-shows at fan event, apologizes through agent -

On Tuesday, Cueto no-showed at a fan event at Plowboys BBQ in Blue Springs, Missouri, a few miles east of Kansas City. The event, which was heavily promoted by 610 Sports Radio, was to feature a Cueto look-alike costume contest according to Laura McCallister of KCTV 5 News.

LOOK: Marlins play baseball, according to very few eyewitnesses -

The Marlins hosted the Brewers on Tuesday night. Miami was less than enthused. Lollipop lpl