Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 9.4.2018

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Kansas News

Beaty addresses Pooka Williams’ absence, defends OT QB swap
“We certainly hope there will be [an update this week]. We think it might get resolved. But once again it’s not on our timeline and we really can’t say too much other than that. So I won’t have much to say about it.”

Peyton Bender assesses first start of the year for KU football
As a starter in his first season with the Jayhawks, Bender topped the 300-yard mark in each of his first three contests. He threw for four touchdowns in the season opener against SEMO and had no problem taking shots all over the field.

Former Jayhawk Frank Mason III headed to Team USA camp
On Sept. 3, USA Basketball announced the selection of 14 athletes to participate in USA Men’s World Cup-qualiftying team training camp. The camp will begin on Sept. 6 in Las Vegas with the hope of selecting a 12-man roster that will be ready to compete as soon as Friday, Sept. 14 against Uruguay.

Former KU standout Frank Mason to try out for U.S. World Cup qualifying team
Former Kansas point guard and 2017 consensus national college player of the year Frank Mason will attend USA World Cup qualifying team training camp Thursday through Sept. 13 in Las Vegas, USA Basketball announced Monday.

Notebook: KU letting ‘due process’ conclude following Isi Holani’s summer arrest | KUsports.com
When Kansas defensive tackle Isi Holani got arrested in late July on suspicion of DUI, the football team issued a statement saying that details of the situation were being collected and an update would be provided once the process was completed.

‘My dream came true’: Bowen in 1st season as KU volleyball assistant | KUsports.com
As the Creighton volleyball team rushed the court at Horejsi Family Athletics center in 2016, it finally sank in that Maggie Anderson had served in her final match.

Notebook: No update yet on RB Pooka Williams’ availability | KUsports.com
University of Kansas football coach David Beaty didn’t provide many particulars when the team on Saturday kept ballyhooed freshman running back Pooka Williams out of the lineup for the season opener due to a “non-disciplinary matter.”

Tom Keegan: David Beaty followed wrong recruiting blueprint | KUsports.com
As the sun was setting on his tenure as University of Kansas head football coach, David Beaty was talking about the next morning’s sunrise. Somehow, that seemed fitting.

Other Sports

Serena Williams says every athlete should be grateful for Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid
Serena Williams said every athlete “should be completely grateful and honored” for the protests started by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

Joey Votto of Cincinnati Reds trades autographed jersey for fan’s shirt
In the middle of the fourth inning, Votto walked over to the fan and asked for the shirt, offering an autographed jersey in return. The man agreed and the suddenly bare-chested fan and Votto exchanged first bumps along with Labor Day gifts.

US Open – Health? Desire? Nah, but the heat was a major problem for Roger Federer
It was only two days ago that we lauded Roger Federer as a Jedi master for his flawless win over Nick Kyrgios. We marveled at Federer’s impossible forehands and how he float-dances from baseline to net. On Monday night, however, against world No. 55 John Millman, Federer racked up 76 unforced errors.

Kerry Perry out as USA Gymnastics CEO
“In the wake of horrific events that have impacted our athletes and the entire gymnastics community, USA Gymnastics has made progress in stabilizing itself and setting a new path to ensure that the safety and interests of our athletes remains at the heart of our mission,” said Karen Golz, chair of the USA Gymnastics Board, via statement.

Rockets trade reaction: Houston is different now. But is it better? – SBNation.com
The Rockets completed a trade on Friday, sending Ryan Anderson to the Suns for Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss. Houston saves a little luxury tax bread this season and potentially a lot next year if they soon decline Chriss’ fourth-year option (which they probably should). The move also shuffles the guard rotation, putting Knight likely ahead of Michael Carter-Williams, and adds another potential forward body in Chriss for Mike D’Antoni to try.

Other News

Ronan Farrow breaks silence on NBC-Weinstein controversy
Ronan Farrow, the journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, released an extraordinary statement Monday night that accused NBC News of having blocked his reporting on Weinstein and misled the public about doing so.

Aretha Franklin’s Family Rips Pastor’s ‘Offensive’ Eulogy | HuffPost
In his eulogy, Williams claimed a black woman cannot raise a black boy to be a man, which some interpreted as an insult toward the “Respect” singer ― a single mother of four boys. He also talked about black-on-black crime, and described children who do not have a father in the family home as suffering from “abortion after birth.”

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