Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 11.18.2018

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KU football vs. Oklahoma: Quick recap and instant analysis
Inside the red zone and trailing by three scores, Pooka Williams took a handoff from Carter Stanley and sprinted parallel to the line of scrimmage towards the sideline. Just before he got to the edge, Williams turned upfield, hopped, and threw a perfect pass to Jeremiah Booker for a nine-yard touchdown connection.

‘The real deal’: Pooka Williams has career day vs. Oklahoma
Speaking on the ESPN+ post-game show after the Jayhawks fell to Oklahoma in Norman, 55-40, Lee was asked about fellow Louisiana-native Pooka Williams, who had a career day on the ground and even threw for one touchdown pass.

KU volleyball falls to TCU in Texas | KUsports.com
Despite a competitive first set, Kansas volleyball suffered a 3-0 loss to TCU at the TCU Recreation Center Saturday afternoon.

Pooka Williams’ prolific night not enough in KU’s loss to No. 6 Oklahoma | KUsports.com
KU’s star running back, Pooka Williams, accounted for 321 yards overall, scored two rushing touchdowns and even threw for another score. All of that, plus a pair of takeaways from the Jayhawks’ defense, though, only added up to a 55-40 defeat at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, in front of an announced crowd of 86,371.

KU players try not to tip their hands when asked about Les Miles buzz | Smithology | KUsports.com
“That guy is tough. I ain’t even gonna lie to you,” Lee said after Williams, KU’s true freshman running back, rushed for 252 yards and two touchdowns, averaged 16.8 yards per carry and even threw a TD pass to Jeremiah Booker.

Notebook: KU coaching search was hot topic on national stage | KUsports.com
“It would be a good hire for Jeff Long. He would win the press conference,” Wannstedt said on the pregame broadcast. “They’re trying to raise a lot of money for facilities there. Les brings credibility from that standpoint with his résumé. And Les recruited in Texas, keep in mind.”

Lokedi finishes 45th at NCAA Cross Country Championships | KUsports.com
Sharon Lokedi’s Kansas cross country career officially came to a close with a 45th place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships Saturday morning at Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisconsin.

Other Sports News

76ers vs. Hornets – Game Recap – November 17, 2018 – ESPN
JJ Redick jokingly bet new 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler on the bench that he wouldn’t call “game” on the final shot.

No. 8 Villanova Wildcats lose to Furman Paladins in OT for second straight loss
Defending national champion Villanova lost its second game in a row on Saturday, the first time the No. 8 Wildcats had dropped back-to-back contests since the end of the 2012-13 season.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish cement themselves as College Football Playoff contenders
When asked after Notre Dame’s 36-3 win over Syracuse on Saturday whether his team should be included in the same conversation as No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson, coach Brian Kelly said the No. 3 Irish are “not interested in being compared.”

Other News

These Photos Show What It’s Like To Live In A Walmart Parking Lot After Fleeing A Wildfire
Almost a thousand people have had to make a Walmart parking lot their home in Chico, California, as a result of the catastrophic Camp fire in Northern California. Many fled with just the clothes on their back, and most have no home to return to in the wake of the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. To make matters worse, some of the shelters for evacuees are experiencing an outbreak of norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus. These photos show the limited facilities on offer for families left sitting in the still-smoky air, trying to figure out what comes next.

Education Dept. unveils new protections for those accused of sexual misconduct on campuses – CNNPolitics
The Department of Education on Friday proposed new rules for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on college campuses that would bolster the rights of those accused of wrongdoing.

White Kansas Official’s ‘Master Race’ Comment Draws Calls for His Resignation – The New York Times
According to a video recording of the meeting, Mr. Klemp said to Ms. Penelton: “I don’t want you to think I’m picking on you because we’re part of the master race. You know you’ve got a gap in your teeth. You’re the master race. Don’t ever forget that.”

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Businessman drives effort to provide tires for those in need
Have you ever had an idea that is perfect for the season at hand? Or would have been perfect, if you had thought of it three months prior so you could have a bit of time to prepare for it?

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