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Kansas dealing with a pair of player arrests

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It’s been relatively quiet on the arrest front the past couple of weeks, but, thanks to a pair of Kansas football players, the Jayhawks doubled down to ensure the “Days Without an Arrest” ticker gets reset to double zeros.

First off, linebacker Benjamin Heeney was arrested in mid-July and charged with driving under the influence and racing on a highway.  Details of the events surrounding the arrest were not available, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

Heeney was a three-star member of KU’s 2011 recruiting class.

In other KU legal news, the Journal-World also reports that running back DeShaun Sands (pictured) was arrested Saturday night on an outstanding warrant.  Sands received a misdemeanor disturbing the peace citation back in April, and failed to appear at a June court date to answer the complaint.

This was the second time in less than a year Sands has been arrested on a failure-to-appear warrant; in October, Sands failed to show in court for a speeding ticket.  The sophomore was suspended for one game as a result of the issue.

Sands played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman last season, totaling 211 yards and a touchdown.  Sands wasn’t listed on KU’s two-deep depth chart heading into summer camp.

Head coach Turner Gill is aware of both incidents involving his players, and it handling any punishment internally.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.