The Gameday Mauling: 9.7.2019

Mike Plank

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The Rock Chalkboard

DePaul stuns No. 11 Kansas, 1-0 – Kansas Jayhawks
A 20-5 shot advantage for No. 11 Kansas was not enough as the DePaul Blue Demons upset the Jayhawks, 1-0, Friday afternoon in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup at Folk Field.

KU basketball vs. Villanova tip-off time announced
The Jayhawks are currently in the process of preparing for the 2019-20, which will kick off with Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 4. The Jayhawks will play two exhibition games — one on Oct. 24 against Fort Hays State (7 p.m. tip) and one on Oct. 31 against Pittsburg State (7 p.m. tip) — before beginning the season in the Champions Classic against Duke.

KU football vs. Coastal Carolina: Preview & prediction
Each week before the Jayhawks kick off, Phog.net will go through the matchup and list three things to look for in the upcoming game. Some of the factors may be the same from week to week, but consider this a guide of sorts to your game-day experience.

Les Miles calls Carter Stanley ‘great leader’ for late TD drive
First, Stanley, in his senior playing season, earned the starting quarterback job over Thomas MacVittie, who joined the program as a JUCO transfer and was said by Les Miles to be leading the race as recently as Big 12 media day in mid-July. Stanley not only got the start on Saturday’s game, but also played for the entirety of the contest.

Emmett Jones brought 2-point conversion trick play to Kansas
Emmett Jones has been a leader of sorts for the Jayhawks on the recruiting trail. He’s also in part responsible for the emergence of Daylon Charlot and Andrew Parchment, KU’s top two wideouts who combined for 200 receiving yards and made several difficult catches in the Jayhawks’ season opener, a 24-17 win over Indiana State.

How To Catch All The Big 12 Week 2 Action • LandGrant Gauntlet
A quick note about the Watchability Rating: It is intended to be a quick guide to how interesting the game would be to the average Big 12 fan. Obviously, if your team is involved, you will probably want to watch the game. The rating can also be affected by how difficult it is to find the game, both by channel selection and timing of the game. Being on an obscure channel or in a crowded or extreme time slot will normally knock the rating down a slot.

Preview: Kansas Looks To Build On Strong Start Against Struggling Coastal Carolina • LandGrant Gauntlet
Last week wasn’t pretty, but the Jayhawks were able to escape with a victory in their first game under new coach Les Miles. With Anthony “Pooka” Williams suspended, quarterback Carter Stanley relied on big plays from wide receivers Andrew Parchment and Daylon Charlot to take the lead for good.

GAMEDAY GUIDE: Coastal Carolina – Kansas Jayhawks
Everything you need to know for the Jayhawks’ game against Coastal Carolina.

Bits o Chalk

MLB weighing opioid testing after Skaggs’ death
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

Packers’ Williams says he wasn’t ripping Trubisky
Tramon Williams was not channeling his inner Charles Woodson with his comment about Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after Williams and the Green Bay Packers won 10-3 at Soldier Field in Thursday night’s season opener.

Nadal and Medvedev to meet in US Open final
Rafael Nadal was down 4-0 in a first-set tiebreaker against a bigger, younger opponent finding ways to cause trouble in their US Open semifinal.

Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion
Duke officials said outside investigators spent five months looking into attorney Michael Avenatti’s claims that Nike funneled money to players, including former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson, to steer them toward college basketball programs it sponsored and found no evidence supporting his allegations.

Eraser Dust

Next phase of Kalispell Bypass project set to begin
The final phase of the multi-million dollar Kalispell bypass will start soon and residents will see some big changes once construction begins.

It looks like Uber is getting into the small loan business for its drivers – Vox
The ride-hailing giant sent out an in-app message to some drivers this week saying it’s “building a new financial product” to help Uber drivers with their finances “in a time of need,” and asked recipients to fill out a survey.

Bahamas death toll rises as 70,000 are left homeless from Hurricane Dorian – CNN
Volunteers with search dogs continue to scour neighborhoods flattened by Hurricane Dorian, while global relief agencies are rushing to get food and shelter Saturday to some 70,000 people left homeless on two northern islands.

Britain’s House Of Lords Approves Bill Blocking No-Deal Brexit : NPR
Britain’s House of Lords endorsed a measure Friday that would block Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the European Union next month without a deal in place, giving final approval to a bill the House of Commons passed earlier this week.

McDonald’s Just Revealed a Surprising New Product That Is a Huge Threat to Chick-fil-A and Popeyes | Inc.com
Yesterday, however, fast-food giant McDonald’s decided it was time to introduce its own spicy chicken sandwich–hoping to steal some of the thunder from its archrivals Chick-fil-A and Popeyes.

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