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KU athletic department content with equipment policies in wake of UNC suspensions

The recent suspension of 13 North Carolina football players who sold exclusive, team-issued Jordan III shoes has college athletic departments across the country, including at the University of Kansas, on high alert.By Matt Tait

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Former KU golfer Chris Thompson finishes 3rd at Ellie Mae Classic

Touring pro Chris Thompson, who had multiple near misses over the years in Q school in his quest to make the PGA Tour, finished third in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on Sunday by shooting a 64.

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Woods and Woodland: Not on top, but still contending

Gary Woodland and Tiger Woods, playing partners Sunday, were hunting the same dangling carrot during strong weeks at Bellerive Country Club in the 100th PGA Championship. They both were seeking to slay outside doubts about their ability to achieve firsts. Woodland sought his first major title and came closer than ever, finishing in a tie for sixth. His previous best was a tie for 12th. By Tom Keegan

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After 2 shoulder surgeries, Kansas OL Hakeem Adeniji poised for big step

Dating back to the first grade, Hakeem Adeniji has never missed a game. A junior offensive tackle at the University of Kansas, Adeniji has overcome every minor injury throughout his football career. Since arriving in Lawrence in 2016, he has started all 24 games with the Jayhawks, and never doubted whether he’d be ready to go this fall after undergoing two different shoulder surgeries in the offseason. By Shane Jackson

Chris Thompson drops into tie for 16th at Ellie Mae Classic

Chris Thompson shot a 1-under 69 in the third round of the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae to fall into a 10-way tie for 16th at 10-under. Thompson was 3-under on the day until he had back-to-back bogey holes on 13 and 14.

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Tom Keegan: Wild week for Woodland to end with a round with Tiger

St. Louis — As if this week hasn’t been wild enough already for Gary Woodland. He’s been the target of Mizzou hecklers ad nauseam during the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, was the sole leader after the first and second rounds, and carded a triple-bogey on the 10th hole Saturday.

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Woodland, tied for third at PGA, to play final round with Tiger Woods

St. Louis — Gary Woodland, leader after each of the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, slipped into a three-way tie for third two strokes behind Brooks Koepka after shooting a 71.

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Notebook: Mike Lee notices key difference in KU defense this preseason

Currently going through his third preseason with the University of Kansas football program, safety Mike Lee feels better about the state of the team this August. By Benton Smith

Chris Thompson heads into third round at Ellie Mae Classic tied for 11th

St. Louis — Two thousand miles west of Bellerive Country Club, where Gary Woodland finished his round on top of the leaderboard for the second day in a row Friday, another former University of Kansas golfer kept his hot streak alive.

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Gary Woodland finishes his second day as leader in clubhouse at 10 under

The galleries at Bellerive Country Club for the PGA Championship were so thick that Gary Woodland’s parents, Dan and Linda, weren’t always able follow the flight of their son’s golf ball as it tore off they tee boxes Friday morning.

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Kansas forward David McCormack headed to Belgium for summer exhibition tour

While one Kansas newcomer recently completed his trip to Europe for a summer basketball tour in Italy, another is on his way over. By Matt Tait

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Kansas to face Marquette in NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn

It’ll be Kansas versus Marquette on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, with the winner playing the winner of the Louisville-Tennessee the Friday after. By Matt Tait

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Gary Woodland's hot putter makes him leader at end of first round of PGA

St. Louis — Gary Woodland, one of the world’s longest drivers of the golf ball, would be a fashionable pick to win a major, if only the shortest stick in his bag treated him better.

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Notebook: New KU football administrator to help remove 'roadblocks'

As Kansas football head coach David Beaty and his staff led players through their first few days of preseason camp, they learned a man with a long history of working with successful Power Five programs will soon join them. By Benton Smith

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David Beaty 'proud' of how KU players, staff responded to Jacobi Lott's injury

A day removed from seeing offensive lineman Jacobi Lott leave practice in an ambulance, his Kansas football head coach and teammates shared Thursday what they could about the scene. By Benton Smith

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Upcoming scrimmage expected to be critical stage in KU football QB competition

Six practices into preseason camp, the Kansas football team still has a three-man quarterback competition on its hands, with Thursday morning marking just the second session in full pads. As repetitions remain split between Peyton Bender, Carter Stanley and Miles Kendrick, their head coach, David Beaty, is eyeing an upcoming scrimmage as a likely moment of separation. By Benton Smith

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Evan Fairs determined to become complete receiver for KU this fall

Kansas junior receiver Evan Fairs still remembers the first time he beat his older sister in a race. The sibling showdown was formed by Fairs’ parents when he was 8 years old in Fulshear, Texas. They challenged both Erin Fairs and Evan Fairs to run to the stop sign, which was about a mile away from the house, and the winner received money. By Shane Jackson

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Former KU All-American takes break from teaching to become PGA celebrity

St. Louis — Working on adjusting struggling golfers’ grips and other flaws as recently as Saturday, former University of Kansas golf All-American Ryan Vermeer was gripping a Sharpie, accommodating hordes of autograph seekers Wednesday at multiple locations on the grounds of Bellerive Country Club.

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Notebook: Clint Bowen anticipates using bench as motivator with KU defense

As the Kansas football team continues its preseason camp schedule, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen looks forward to having an essential inspirational factor of sorts at his disposal this season. By Benton Smith

KU freshman OL Jacobi Lott ‘stable’ after leaving practice in ambulance

A serious injury marred the Kansas football team’s fifth preseason practice, the first in full pads, on Wednesday morning. By Benton Smith