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Notebook: Improved receiving corps testing KU's cornerbacks

As much as assistant Kenny Perry loves seeing KU’s secondary expand its depth, this month at preseason practices the fiery coach also has enjoyed spotting the improvements on the opposite side of the ball. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Lochte deserves lifetime ban from swimming for USA

Tom Keegan believes that it's ridiculous to even think about giving Ryan Lochte another opportunity to represent the USA in swimming after the hateful lies he told at the expense of Brazil, the host country of the just-concluded Olympic Games.

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Strong summer sets stage for big junior year for KU's Devonte' Graham

After finishing the 2015-16 season with career bests in points (11.3), assists (3.7), rebounds (3.3), three-point shooting (.441) and more, KU guard Devonte' Graham spent the summer focused on getting bigger and stronger and is eagerly awaiting the start of his junior season. By Matt Tait

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Game of drones: KU football adds new technology to video preparation

The first time Brandon Stewart heard the faint buzzing emanating from the airspace above the Kansas football practice field, he assumed the worst. A senior cornerback, Stewart knew the team had expanded its video equipment to include a drone. It just took a few preseason practices for the Jayhawks to get used to the newest addition to the program. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: 7 Kansas football concerns linger

Tom Keegan writes that Kansas won't have any trouble winning its season opener but after that, envisioning another victory gets a little murkier. Quarterback and offensive line are two of seven concerns about the 2016 Jayhawks.

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KU basketball takes next step toward 2016-17 season

After holding a team meeting on Monday, Kansas coach Bill Self and his Jayhawks will officially begin preparations for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday. By Matt Tait

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Four-star PG Tremont Waters plans visit to Kansas

Class of 2017 point guard Tremont Waters, the No. 39 ranked player in the class according to, plans to visit Kansas in September. By Matt Tait

KU soccer tops Marquette

Freshman Mandi Duggan scored her first career goal, and Kansas’ soccer team claimed its first victory of the season, 1-0 on Sunday night at Rock Chalk Park.

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David Beaty: Jayhawks need to give fans reason to fill Memorial Stadium

Every time the Kansas football team plays a home game, head coach David Beaty would like to see Memorial Stadium filled to capacity, with more than 50,000 spectators cramming into the nearly century-old venue. The second-year coach also understands the struggling program has a lot of work to do before that vision comes close to reality. By Benton Smith

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Chris Thompson ties for 44th in News Sentinel Open

Former Kansas All-American Chris Thompson finished tied for 44th in the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., pushing his tour season earnings to $18,879.

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KU's Frank Mason III laments bouncing first pitch at KU Day at The K

There was a lot of hype and, yes, even a few nerves in the hours leading up to Kansas point guard Frank Mason III throwing out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium before Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. But when all was said and done, the KU senior from Petersburg, Virginia survived. Barely. By Matt Tait

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Former KU track standout Kyle Clemons grabs gold in Rio

Former Kansas track & field sprinter Kyle Clemons became the latest Jayhawk to capture a gold medal on Saturday, after the United States won the 4x400-meter relay event inside Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Bill Self gives unexpected answer for favorite athlete of all-time at KU's Traditions Night

While Ali and Jordan were among the names you might expect to hear when listening to answers about one's favorite athlete of all-time, KU coach Bill Self threw an energetic crowd a curveball when answering the question Saturday at KU's Traditions Night. By Matt Tait

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Unveiling of Final Four banner, cut-throat intensity highlight KU volleyball scrimmage

If anyone was worried that the Kansas volleyball team would enter the 2016 season a little fat and happy over its magical run to the Final Four, a 30-3 record and No. 4 national ranking a year ago, the intensity on display on Saturday at Horejsi Family Athletics Center, where the Crimson team defeated the Blue in three sets, 14-25, 25-16, 25-22, likely quieted all concerns. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks appreciate details as fans watch open practice

If David Beaty’s plan comes to fruition, his Kansas players will exit preseason camp more football savvy than when they arrived. In an effort to make the Jayhawks a smarter team, the second-year coach made a point this week to simulate as many specific game scenarios as possible. The KU faithful who made it out to Memorial Stadium Saturday morning for Fan Appreciation Day got to witness exactly what the coach meant. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Flyover country no more for college volleyball

Kansas was in the first all-Central time zone Final Four last fall and is ranked No. 5 in a preseason poll that features three Big Ten and two Big 12 schools. The Jayhawks remain hungry and eager to start the season with today's public exhibition at Horejsi Center.

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Jayhawks remain in good position with 2017 No. 1 overall prospect DeAndre Ayton

There’s still a long way to go in the pursuit of 7-foot center DeAndre Ayton,’s top-ranked prospect in the class of 2017, but Bill Self’s Jayhawks certainly seem to be in a good position. By Matt Tait

Kansas soccer drops opener

Kansas’ Grace Hagan scored on a second-half penalty kick, but the Jayhawks’ soccer team fell to Minnesota, 2-1, in its season opener Friday at Rock Chalk Park.

Clemons in 4x400 final

Former Kansas sprinter Kyle Clemons ran the third leg and aided his 4x400-meter relay team to a spot in the Olympic final Friday night inside Olympic Stadium. The Americans finished second overall in the qualifying heats with a time of 2:58.38 and will compete in the event final at 8:35 (CDT) Saturday.

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David Beaty still contemplating KU's quarterback race

Coach cites Manziel, Reesing as examples for QB leadership

One of these days Kansas football coach David Beaty will be ready to name a staring quarterback. Friday just wasn’t that day. By Benton Smith