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Tom Keegan: Kansas takes more than a victory home from Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. — Beating Nebraska in basketball by one point doesn’t look like much of a step forward on paper, but the way Kansas stopped its two-game losing streak spoke more to progress than the 73-72 margin.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 13 KU basketball vs. Omaha

A look at some of the keys for 13th-ranked Kansas in Monday night's home clash with Omaha at 6 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jayhawks improve defensively, struggle to score against zone

After getting torched by Arizona State in its last game out for 95 points and several drives right to the basket, the Kansas men's basketball team knew it needed to get tougher defensively if it wanted to get back on the winning track. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Mykhailiuk's game-winning three could lift him out of mini-slump

The basketball was in the air for a brief eternity, a moment that makes basketball fans age a year per second. Wide-open Kansas senior Svi Mykhailiuk, mired in a mini shooting slump, had launched it from deep in the left corner, right in front of the visitors' bench at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Devonte’ Graham had set him up with a well-timed pass. By Tom Keegan

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Saturday Squeaker: Azubuike's career night lifts Jayhawks past Nebraska

During the week leading up to Saturday's Nebraska game, one that followed back-to-back losses to Washington and Arizona State, Kansas coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks implored sophomore center Udoka Azubuike to do more. By Matt Tait

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KU scrapes past Nebraska to snap 2-game skid

It had been a while — nearly five years, in fact — since KU basketball lost three games in a row. Playing at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, the No. 13-ranked Jayhawks were determined to keep it that way. By Scott Chasen

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 13 KU basketball vs. Nebraska

A look at some of the keys for 13th-ranked Kansas in Saturday's clash with former Big 12 foe Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. By Matt Tait

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Longtime Jayhawk Montell Cozart looks to finish career with Boise State bowl win

'It's kind of like a dream come true'

For four years Montell Cozart called the University of Kansas football program home. The quarterback from nearby Kansas City, Mo., played in 27 games, started 18 and became a much-respected leader within the KU locker room, but saw KU win eight games and lose 40 before deciding to finish his career elsewhere. Saturday afternoon, Cozart will experience something that proved impossible at Kansas, when he suits up for No. 25 Boise State at the Las Vegas Bowl. By Benton Smith

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Omaha prep QB plans to walk on at Kansas

The Kansas football program has added a walk-on quarterback, Dylan Plautz, from Westside High, in Omaha, Neb., to its list of potential newcomers for the 2018 season. By Benton Smith

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DA won’t file rape charges from incident at KU basketball dorm; no suspect ever identified after alcohol-filled party

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office will not file sex assault charges from a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped a year ago at the University of Kansas men’s basketball dorm.

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Tom Keegan: Malik Newman emerging from the haze of a concussion

“I was just looking at the paper the whole time. I mean, the words started looking like they were moving over the whole paper at the end. I’m sure I did well.” — Malik Newman talking about taking a final exam Monday, a day after he suffered a concussion in a loss to Arizona State at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Reports link KU football assistants with Kent State opening

The Kent State football program is in need of a new head coach, and two current Kansas assistants reportedly have factored into the search. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, KU defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Clint Bowen is one potential candidate for the Kent State job. By Benton Smith

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KU coach Bill Self: 'We could become deep' in a hurry

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday offered updates on three Jayhawks who have yet to play a minute for the team this season. He followed them up with an explanation for why constant questions about Sam Cunliffe, Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa were worth addressing week after week, as all three continue to strive to get back on the court. By Matt Tait

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Wichita prep makes verbal commitment to KU

Wichita Collegiate High senior quarterback Cody McNerney tweeted Wednesday that he has made a verbal commitment to attend Kansas.

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Jayhawks on Steele's All-Big 12 team

Most publications and websites limit their college football all-conference postseason honors to two teams — but not national analyst Phil Steele. With first-, second- and third-team slots available on Steele’s All-Big 12 list, Kansas landed seven total players on the 2017 postseason edition. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Sam Cunliffe realizes the year-long wait made him more ready for prime time

Take us inside what your mind, Sam Cunliffe, at the moment coach Bill Self calls on you to resume your career Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, after a full year as a practice player for Kansas. By Tom Keegan

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Report: New Orleans prep WR Devonta Jason still considering Kansas

According to Devonta Jason, there’s still a chance the coveted New Orleans prep receiver could end up signing with the Kansas football team he publicly decommitted from on Sunday. By Benton Smith

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KU assistant pinpoints ways Jayhawks can improve defensively

Monday afternoon, a little more than 24 hours after watching the Jayhawks get torched by Arizona State at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas basketball assistant Norm Roberts grabbed a couple of KU's younger players and had a conversation about defense. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Perseverance puts Lawrence pro golfer Chris Thompson back on tour

Eleven years after his first Q school survival, Chris Thompson finished tied for 16th Sunday, earning exempt status for the first eight tournaments of the Web.com tour. By the end of that eight-tournament, five-country stretch, he likely will have made enough money to qualify for the full 27-tournament schedule, the final 22 played in the United States. That would mean a year without the dreaded Monday qualifiers, one-day shots at earning entry into Web.com and PGA Tour events.

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Prep QB Tune describes KU as 'still in the picture' after Ole Miss offer, visit

Mere days after announcing he had picked up a scholarship offer from Ole Miss, Texas prep quarterback Clayton Tune, a Class of 2018 recruiting target of Kansas, traveled to Oxford, Miss., to check out the SEC program in person. According to what Tune told Rebel Grove, the visit went “really well.” What’s more, the QB described KU as “still in the picture” — far from a ringing endorsement. By Benton Smith

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