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Will there be college football in 2020? 'We've got to think about this,' Mark Mangino urges

Like most people doing their best to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, former University of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino isn’t sure what will come next in these unpredictable times. And for the retired Mangino, who often spends his fall Saturdays attending college football games or watching them on TV, that uncertainty is hanging over the sport he loves. By Benton Smith

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KU golfers facing unusual stay-or-go scenario in wake of COVID-19 crisis

With the NCAA recently granting additional eligibility to all spring sports athletes, KU golf seniors Andy Spencer and Drew Shepherd are facing the decision of moving on with their lives or returning to KU for a second shot at their senior seasons. By Matt Tait

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KU AD Jeff Long, head coach Brandon Schneider looking for more after 'small step forward' for KU women's basketball during 2019-20 season

The Kansas women’s basketball team during the 2019-20 season endured another rough run through its Big 12 Conference schedule. But, as a whole, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long called KU’s fifth season under head coach Brandon Schneider, “a small step forward.” By Matt Tait

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5 prospects for 2021 have included KU football on recently narrowed lists

This year college football coaches haven’t been able to invite recruits to campus for spring visits as they normally would, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless, Les Miles’ staff at the University of Kansas has seen in recent weeks a number of prospects identify KU as one their top college choices.

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Kansas coach Bill Self delighted over Hall of Fame call for mentor Eddie Sutton

The wait is over for former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton, who on Saturday morning was announced as one of nine members of the 2020 class headed into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks' new safeties coach, Jordan Peterson, shares takeaway philosophies

One of the new voices in the Kansas football program got to share some of his defensive philosophies this week, as safeties coach Jordan Peterson made his debut appearance for the team’s ongoing “KU comes to you” series on Twitter. A former defensive coordinator at New Mexico, Peterson used his video session to discuss forcing fumbles in particular. By Benton Smith

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Beaty's lawyers press KU AD about Miles' use of noncoaches

Lawyers for former Kansas football coach David Beaty are zeroing in on the university’s treatment of allegations against Les Miles — allegations that they say are just as serious as the ones that the university is using to justify not paying Beaty a $3 million buyout.

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KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. By Matt Tait

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Kansas junior Marcus Garrett's reputation as a lockdown defender dates back to elementary school

Known during his time at KU as a defensive stopper, Kansas junior Marcus Garrett began sharpening his defensive skills at an early age under the watchful eyes of his uncles back in Dallas. By Matt Tait

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KU argues Beaty attempting to distract from relevant facts in lawsuit

Filing describes deposition as coming from 'disgruntled former employee'

Lawyers for Kansas Athletics Inc., in a reply filed Wednesday, accused David Beaty’s law team of attempting to distract from facts relevant to the former KU football coach’s lawsuit with “salacious allegations against Jeff Long made by a disgruntled former employee.”

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KU junior Marcus Garrett named Naismith Defensive Player of the Year

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett on Wednesday backed up his status as the best defender in the Big 12 Conference by winning the national 2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award. By Matt Tait

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Deposition alleges Long planned to fire Beaty before 2018 season began

Testimony also alleges inappropriate comments by KU's AD

Newly released depositions from former Kansas football coach David Beaty’s ongoing court battle with Kansas Athletics Inc. include claims that Athletic Director Jeff Long planned to fire Beaty even before the coach’s final season with the Jayhawks began.

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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike earns first team Senior CLASS All-American honor

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike has added another honor to his long list of accolades from the 2019-20 season. By Matt Tait

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Study: KU spent 3rd-highest amount in football contract buyouts in past 15 years

It came as no big surprise when a new study on spending in high-profile college athletics found that the University of Kansas has paid more than most to get rid of football coaches.

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KU signee Bryce Thompson still a McDonald's All American despite cancellation of annual all-star game

Future Jayhawk Bryce Thompson will go down in the KU record books and media guides as a McDonald’s All American — but unlike All-Americans in years past, he won’t get the chance to play in the annual high school showcase game. By Matt Tait

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NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and tennis players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.

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Newest assistants on KU football staff all signed 6-year contracts

Only first 2 years are guaranteed

Each of the three newest assistant coaches hired earlier this year to join Les Miles’ University of Kansas football staff signed a six-year contract, with only the first two years guaranteed.

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'Stick to the game plan': Les Miles videos urge everyday preventive actions amid pandemic

Just like a slew of prominent athletes, leaders and celebrities of late, Kansas football coach Les Miles decided to use social media as a way to urge people to do their small part in fighting a global pandemic.

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KU's Udoka Azubuike named NABC Defensive Player of the Year

One week after watching teammate Marcus Garrett become a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, KU senior Udoka Azubuike on Monday received national hardware for his work on the defensive end of the floor. By Matt Tait

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'Hello, Twitter': KU football assistants coaching via tweets amid social distancing

Online clinics connect Dearmon with Hall of Fame QB

It began with Kansas football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brent Dearmon, barefoot in his basement, standing next to a white board and saying, “Hello, Twitter.” The video featuring Dearmon, posted to the team’s Twitter account this past week, served as an introduction to the KU coaching staff’s latest way of navigating social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Benton Smith