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KU Sports Extra: KU Sports Extra: Breaking down handshakes, chippy play and KU’s 41-3 loss

KUsports.com's Benton Smith and Tom Keegan discuss the handshake snub during the coin toss and post-game reactions from both teams.


David Beaty talks about pregame antics, chippiness between KU and OU

The KU football team didn’t need to wait for kickoff for the fireworks to start.

As the captains stood at midfield, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield extended his arm for a handshake. No KU players stepped forward, prompting the quarterback to clap a few times before heading back to the sideline.

Speaking after the game, KU coach David Beaty provided some clarity on the moment.

“I’m proud of our guys for getting to a point (where) we’re not going to take it any more,” Beaty said. "I’ve got to do a better job as their coach, maybe teaching them how to manage that a little bit better.”


Hasan Defense, Joe Dineen talk about late hit on Baker Mayfield, handshake snub

KU linebacker Joe Dineen became a bit of a social media star on Saturday after snubbing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield of a handshake before the game

Dineen clarified the gesture afterward, while Hasan Defense spoke about one play of his own, a late hit on Mayfield that drew a 15-yard penalty.

"It was just a bad mistake by me,” Defense said. “It won’t happen again."


Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Baker Mayfield discuss handshake snub and Mayfield’s gestures

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Baker Mayfield talk about Kansas players not giving Mayfield a handshake during the coin toss, how the game turned chippy and Mayfield's obscene gestures toward the KU sideline after a touchdown.


KU Sports Extra: Walking on past the Jackrabbits


Svi Mykhailiuk talks about career day, history made by Bill Self

After scoring 27 points against South Dakota State on Friday, Svi Mykhailiuk met with the media to discuss his performance, as well as a piece of history made by his coach.

With the win, Bill Self moved into second-place on the KU all-time wins list. Mykhailiuk called the chance to play for Self "once in a lifetime."


Clay Young says he’s always prepared to play after practicing against KU’s bigs

After playing a career-high 18 minutes in Kansas' 98-64 win over South Dakota State, senior forward Clay Young talked about his unexpected minutes, practicing on the scout team and trending on Twitter.


Baseline View: Svi and the Jayhawks light up the Jackrabbits


Self previews a ‘hard game’ vs. South Dakota State; comments on recruiting class

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self compared Friday's matchup against South Dakota State to Kentucky's narrow win over Vermont, and talked about the difficulty of guarding Mike Daum, who he said had some similarities to Larry Bird. He also comments on the four recruits who signed during the early signing period.


Bill Self on Billy Preston returning: ‘I still anticipate it being sooner rather than later’

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says "the update is there's no update" on freshman forward Billy Preston heading into Friday's game against South Dakota State. Preston sat out against Kentucky because of an off-the-court incident.


KU Sports Extra: Blue Blood Bragging Rights


Baseline View: Jayhawks hold on for win over Kentucky


Malik Newman talks about clutch shot, big rebound in win over UK

Malik Newman didn’t have his best game, but when the Jayhawks needed him to come through, he did.

The Mississippi State transfer hit a late 3-pointer to put KU ahead by four in an eventual 65-61 win over Kentucky. The play was set up by an offensive rebound by Lagerald Vick, who Newman was complimentary of after the game.

“It was big,” Newman said of the rebound. “It was a big boy play. That was a man’s play.”


Bill Self talks about ‘home-court advantage,’ Udoka Azubuike and more following win over UK

It wasn’t quite Allen Fieldhouse, but KU coach Bill Self still felt the support of a pro-KU crowd at United Center on Tuesday night.

“There would be a lot of people in the state of Illinois that would not want me to think (this was home) at all, even though it’s been 15 years” Self joked. “But our fanbase is unbelievable.”

In front of a vocal KU contingent, the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks defeated No. 7 Kentucky, 65-61, to improve to 2-0 on the year. Self spoke about several topics after the matchup, including the crowd support, performance of Udoka Azubuike and event as a whole.


Ben Johnson describes emotions before Senior Day; Beaty praises Baker Mayfield

Heading into Saturday's game against Oklahoma, Kansas senior tight end Ben Johnson talks about his final home game at Memorial Stadium and his pride for lasting through the program for five years. Coach David Beaty says Baker Mayfield is one of the best players he's ever seen.


David Beaty comments on ‘unexpected’ message of support from chancellor

One day after University of Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod released a statement in support of the school's football program, KU football coach David Beaty talked about why he believes "it's big for us," and how he's never had doubts about his job security.


KU Sports Extra: Racing Out To 1-0


Marcus Garrett talks about his first start at KU

Despite being "very" surprised that he was getting his first career start on Friday, KU's Marcus Garrett looked like anything but a freshman in the 92-56 win over Tennessee State.

Garrett posted 10 points and 10 rebounds in his debut, though he wasn't sure those numbers would guarantee his spot in the lineup for the team's game against Kentucky on Tuesday.

"Whatever coach Self decides," Garrett said with a smile.


Baseline View: Jayhawks roll past Tennessee State


The student view: KU vs. Tennessee State

Before KU took on Tennessee State on Friday, we ventured out into the student section to talk to a pair of KU fans about the game.