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Matt Tait: MacVittie commitment KU football's first step to continuity at the QB position

All right, all right, all right. I know what you’re thinking. And I’m here to tell you to stop. Look, I don’t blame you if you roll your eyes and quietly think to yourself, ‘Here we go again,’ every time Kansas lands a commitment from a transfer quarterback. Hey, you might be right. By Matt Tait

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Les Miles hires former Texas Tech assistant Emmett Jones as KU's WRs coach

The outside receivers coach at pass-happy Texas Tech the previous three seasons, Emmett Jones is joining new Kansas football head coach Les Miles as the Jayhawks’ receivers coach. By Benton Smith

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Juco QB Thomas MacVittie, whose career began at Pitt, commits to KU football

The Kansas football team’s 2019 recruiting class now has a quarterback. Thomas MacVittie, a sophomore at Mesa Community College (Ariz.) whose college football career began in the ACC at Pittsburgh, announced Tuesday afternoon his decision to commit to the Jayhawks, becoming the first QB to do so since Les Miles took over the program. By Benton Smith

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KU football DBs coach Chevis Jackson signed 3-year term sheet

The first assistant hired by new head coach Les Miles, Chevis Jackson signed a three-year term sheet with Kansas Athletics to become the football team’s defensive backs coach. By Benton Smith

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LB Joe Dineen becomes KU football's 1st AP All-American since 2007

Although his days of playing for his hometown college football program are over, the honors continue to roll in for University of Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen. By Benton Smith

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KU junior Mitch Lightfoot letting trust in the process dictate his approach

His front-court teammate called him the player of the game and, not five minutes later, his coach said he was merely OK. That was Kansas junior Mitch Lightfoot’s Saturday night during the Jayhawks’ 63-60 squeaker against New Mexico State and few players on this KU roster are better equipped to handle that kind of hot-and-cold critique about the same body of work. By Matt Tait

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Les Miles announces hiring of D.J. Eliot as KU's defensive coordinator

New Kansas football coach Les Miles officially has both of his coordinators in place for his first staff. As reports from the Journal-World and other outlets during the hours leading up to Monday evening’s KU announcement indicated, Miles hired D.J. Eliot, a former defensive coordinator at Colorado and Kentucky, to take on the same position at KU. By Benton Smith

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In-state recruits Jayden Russell and Mason Fairchild commit to Les Miles and KU football

Cole Mueller finally has some company on the Kansas football program’s Class of 2019 commitment list. On a busy Sunday for new head coach Les Miles, KU picked up verbal pledges from two in-state recruits: St. Thomas Aquinas defensive back Jayden Russell and Andale athlete Mason Fairchild. By Benton Smith

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KU coach Bill Self seeking mental freedom, toughness as Jayhawks head into home stretch of nonconference schedule

The Kansas men's basketball team left Sprint Center on Saturday night with a 63-60 victory over New Mexico State and a handful of questions about where the Jayhawks are at, mentally, as they approach mid-December. By Matt Tait

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Sharpshooting Jayhawks race past Grambling State for 76-45 win

The Kansas women’s basketball team improved on a rough shooting night against Nebraska with a 76-45 sharpshooting win over Grambling State Sunday afternoon at home.

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Dedric Lawson takes over late to sneak Kansas past New Mexico State

The play call was simple enough, and it wound up saving Kansas during a 63-60, grind-it-out victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night. After the game, Lawson credited the inbounds play for getting him going, but said “just seeing the ball go through the net” was more important than anything specific about the action. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Lagerald Vick needs to be good kind of 'bad boy' for KU

Kansas City, Mo. — This Kansas basketball team is undefeated. It’s ranked No. 2 in the nation. Yet its head coach, Bill Self, described the current state of the Jayhawks perfectly following Saturday night’s latest near-loss, a 63-60 victory over New Mexico State at Sprint Center.

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Notebook: Jayhawks remain unscathed during gauntlet to start season

Kansas City, Mo. — The gauntlet of good resumes continued Saturday night for the second-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team, which survived a scare from New Mexico State, 63-60, at Sprint Center. The Aggies (7-2) were the sixth KU opponent already this season that ranked in the KenPom Top 100 (at No. 92), with only Vermont (114) and Louisiana (133) sitting outside of double digits in KenPom’s rankings.

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Quick recap: No. 2 Kansas takes down New Mexico State, 63-60

It wasn’t always the prettiest showing, but No. 2 Kansas found a way to survive once again. KU (8-0) struggled for much of its non-conference clash with New Mexico State Saturday night in the Sprint Center. Just like they have done a number of times during the young season, though, the Jayhawks made enough plays down the stretch to claim a 63-60 victory.

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KU football OC Chip Lindsey signs on for 4-year deal worth $2.65 million; KU has option for Year 4

OL coach Luke Meadows' deal guaranteed for first 2 years

The Kansas football team’s new offensive coordinator, Chip Lindsey, signed a four-year term sheet with Kansas Athletics when head coach Les Miles hired Lindsey away from Auburn. Lindsey’s deal is worth $2.65 million dollars over the course of four years, with KU having an option it must exercise in order for the final year of the deal to kick in. By Benton Smith

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Game day: No. 2 Kansas basketball vs. New Mexico State

A look at some of the keys for second-ranked Kansas in tonight's Sprint Center showdown with New Mexico State in Kansas City, Mo.By Matt Tait

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Les Miles and KU football targeting prospects ahead of early signing period

As college football’s December early signing period approaches, new University of Kansas head coach Les Miles and his not yet fully assembled staff have targeted some potential additions for the program’s currently minuscule 2019 class. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles hires one-time colleague of new OC to coach KU's O-line

Luke Meadows named Jayhawks' OL coach

New head coach Les Miles now has three of his 10 on-field assistant coaches in place for his first Kansas football staff. Miles announced Friday afternoon he hired Luke Meadows, a former colleague of new KU offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, as the Jayhawks’ offensive line coach. By Benton Smith

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3 KU football players named to AP's All-Big 12 first team

Three Kansas football players were named first-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press on Friday, including star running back Pooka Williams, who also was unveiled as the conferee’s newcomer of the year mere hours after news of his Thursday arrest broke. As expected, redshirt seniors Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen were selected for the AP’s first team, too. Williams made the first team at the all-purpose position.

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KU football player Pooka Williams charged with domestic battery, suspended from team

University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams was arrested Thursday on suspicion of domestic battery.