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Wednesday, December 31

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 31, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

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Markieff Morris could be top KU product in NBA

Paul Pierce’s career is winding down. Andrew Wiggins has only just arrived on the scene. So right now, in a window that could close before long, Markieff Morris might be the best former Kansas University basketball player in the NBA.

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Column: Kansas players could go for 30

For years, the Kansas University basketball program has prided itself on scoring balance. At the same time, the Jayhawks routinely have had a player who could get hot and take over a game on those nights when everybody else was firing blanks.

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Late bucket by Tyler Self a win for walk-ons

The fans who stuck around until the final horn — and most of the 16,300 were in no hurry to leave toasty Allen Fieldhouse for the frigid outdoors — were treated to some entertaining basketball by walk-ons and reserve players from both Kansas University and Kent State on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 30, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 30

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KU point guard Graham no longer wearing boot

Kansas University freshman point guard Devonté Graham, who suffered a severely sprained right big toe against Georgetown on Dec. 10, no longer has to wear a boot on his foot.

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Notebook: Kansas finds energy, plays faster

Kansas University’s basketball team obviously played with more energy Tuesday night than in the Jayhawks’ last game — a 25-point loss to Temple on Dec. 22 in Philadelphia. By Gary Bedore

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Column: KU's ideal starting five becoming more clear

Consider the Kansas University basketball team’s final game of 2014, a 78-62 victory against Kent State in Allen Fieldhouse, a small move in the right direction. Not just toward becoming a better team, but in settling on a starting lineup that gives KU its best blend of pure talent and experience. It’s not difficult to formulate a guess as to which five players form that starting lineup, one that took the court for one game, which also happened to be the worst game Kansas has played in years. Column by Tom Keegan

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Trustworthy: Freshman Oubre delivers after Self keeps him on floor

It’s common for a college basketball starter to be banished to the bench after picking up his second foul of the first half. Freshman wing Kelly Oubre Jr. was given no such hook by Kansas University coach Bill Self after committing foul No. 2 just two minutes, five seconds into Tuesday’s KU-Kent State game.  By Gary Bedore

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Flashes can't follow through on golden game plan

During the days that led up to the showdown against 13th-ranked Kansas, Kent State coach Rob Senderoff preached rebounding and preventing transition points to his team. And then, at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, the Golden Flashes (8-4) went out and got out-rebounded by 13 boards and outscored 19-0 in transition during a 78-62 loss to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks put away Kent State in second half

The Kansas University men's basketball team got what it needed on the offensive end from a handful of different players, but it was the Jayhawks' second-half defense that carried them to a 78-62 victory over Kent State at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.

Je'Ney Jackson to join KU football staff as strength coach

A source told the Journal-World on Tuesday morning that Je'Ney Jackson, a former KU defensive backs coach under Mark Mangino and who currently is the strength coach for the Indiana basketball program, will join Beaty's staff as the strength and conditioning director. Later in the day Tuesday, Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean confirmed the news in a press release. By Matt Tait

Monday, December 29

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Self seeking ‘energy’ source

Jayhawks hope to put lackluster loss behind them

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self — who has used the words terrible, pitiful and horrific to describe the Jayhawks’ 25-point loss to Temple eight days ago — has resisted any temptation to overreact to his squad’s pre-Christmas flop in Philadelphia. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 29, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 29, 2014

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KU women roll over Samford, 66-44

The Kansas University women's basketball team returned to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night determined to bounce back from last week's hard-fought three-point loss at Creighton. And the Jayahwks did just that. After a slow start pretty typical of post-holiday basketball, the Jayhawks turned up the intensity on both ends of the floor and rode a balanced offensive attack to a 66-44 victory over visiting Samford.

Source: Klint Kubiak expected to join KU football staff

Another name has surfaced in the search for the identity of the rest of Kansas University football coach David Beaty's staff. According to a source, Klint Kubiak, the son of former Denver Broncos back-up quarterback and Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, is expected to join the Jayhawks' staff.

Kansas-Samford women's basketball at a glance

A look at Monday's Kansas University-Samford women's basketball game.

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With clinic, practices, Jayhawks 'living at the gym'

Kansas University’s basketball players, who had already completed four practices in three days — including one that started at 8:30 a.m. Sunday — returned to the Allen Fieldhouse floor to work with 500 youths for three hours Sunday afternoon. By Gary Bedore

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Beaty already reaping rewards

KU football coach making most of relationships

In the three weeks since David Beaty was named Kansas University’s head football coach, there have been a dozen or so examples of his past and current relationships paying off in the recruiting game. By Matt Tait

Sunday, December 28

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 28, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 28, 2014

Jayhawks hold holiday clinic for youths today in Allen Fieldhouse

Bill Self says players have 'had good attitudes' in four practices since blowout loss to Temple

KU's basketball players held their annual holiday clinic for youths after practice on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 27, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.

Saturday, December 27

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Play of Cummings, Heeney among highlights of KU's 2014 football season

The 2014 Kansas University football season actually wound up feeling like three or four different seasons. The first was the promise of the offseason, in which a veteran team, a new offensive coordinator and some impact transfers brought hope back to Lawrence. The second covered the first four games, a 2-2 start and the beginning of the end of the Charlie Weis era. Next was the nine-week Clint Bowen era, in which the former Jayhawk and Lawrence native led the program on an interim basis. And the fourth was the coaching search that followed the season and led to the hire of David Beaty in early December.

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Chenowith one of Jayhawks’ biggest fans

Eric Chenowith’s neighbors in Corona Del Mar, California, know where the 7-footer’s sports loyalties reside.

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Column: Beaty's approach — If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em

As we wait for Kansas University football coach David Beaty to fill out his coaching staff, a quick glance at a lesson from Beaty’s past provides a hint for the direction in which he might be going. By Matt Tait

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'Alarming' trend: Number of college basketball transfers on the rise

ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman, who tracks transfers, reports that a record 625 college basketball players left their schools for perceived greener pastures — or were encouraged by their coaches to perhaps move on in search of playing time — last offseason. That’s an upward trend from 291 players in 2011 and 450 in 2013. By Gary Bedore

Friday, December 26

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 26, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 25, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

Thursday, December 25

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Cummings confident about Beaty selection

When new Kansas University football coach David Beaty arrived on campus, much of the buzz surrounded his successful track record with wide receivers.

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Recruiting Class of 2015 considered another strong one

The high school basketball recruiting Class of 2015 — which includes blue-chippers Ben Simmons, Malik Newman, Jalen Brown and Stephen Zimmerman — is considered quite deep in terms of talent.

Wednesday, December 24

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Jayhawks in NBA on Christmas display

Seven of the 17 former Kansas University basketball players fortunate enough to play in the NBA have a chance to bask in the national spotlight today. By Benton Smith

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Manning the point: Junior guard Evan Manning could see more time

With increased playing time potentially on the horizon for Kansas University men’s basketball walk-on Evan Manning, a trip down Memory Lane seemed appropriate. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 23, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.

Tuesday, December 23

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Column: Traylor should turn up the heat

Since starting the first two games of the season and playing 29 and 26 minutes in a victory over UC Santa Barbara and a loss to Kentucky, Kansas University junior Jamari Traylor has seen his minutes dip and only once — Dec. 13 vs. Utah — played as much in a single game as he did in either of those contests.

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KU hopes to make strides following break

Though they currently may be dazed and confused following a 25-point loss to unranked Temple, Kansas University’s basketball players nonetheless figure to be refreshed and ready to go for the remaining three months of the marathon 2014-15 season following what they hope is a relaxing three-day Christmas vacation.

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Chris Harris, Aqib Talib among NFL-best 9 Broncos named to Pro Bowl

Former Kansas University players Chris Harris and Aqib Talib, starting cornerbacks in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, both were selected to the NFL Pro Bowl roster, the league announced on Tuesday.

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Local high school coaches see Gene Wier as solid fit for KU football

Sources told the Journal-World early Monday afternoon that longtime Kansas high school coach Wier, who won six state titles at Olathe North before leaving in 2003 for a nine-year stint as the head coach at Richland (Texas) High, soon will be joining Beaty's staff in an off-the-field coaching role. By Matt Tait

KU women fall in OT

Creighton guard MC McGrory hit a tying three as time expired in regulation, and the Bluejays carried that momentum into overtime in an 84-81 women’s basketball victory over Kansas University on Monday at D.J. Sokol Arena.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 22, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 22, 2014

Monday, December 22

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Notebook: A positive from KU's blah-filled Monday

In what classifies as the good news of the day department, considering Kansas University’s 77-52 loss at Temple, Kelly Oubre Jr. on Monday was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the period from Dec. 15-21. West Virginia’s Juwan Staten was named player of the week.

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Owls' Cummings exorcises 'demon' in rematch

Blurry-quick Temple senior guard Will Cummings referred to one play from a game in Allen Fieldhouse two seasons ago as a “demon,” that stuck with him. He exorcised it Monday night, leading the Owls to a 77-52 upset of No. 10 Kansas University at Wells Fargo Center. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks head different directions for holiday break

Monday, when Kansas University lost 77-52 to Temple, it was KU’s last game before Christmas, and the players were allowed to head to their respective homes after the  game, not having to return to Lawrence until Friday night.

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Temple guards impress, outplay Jayhawks

Kansas University’s basketball players were torched by Temple’s guards in a 77-52 loss to the Owls on Monday night in Wells Fargo Center.

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Column: KU bigs no-show in Philadelphia

The silliest chant in all of sports broke out, “Overrated! Overrated!” as Temple poured it on in a game the Owls would win Monday night, 77-52, against No. 10 Kansas. Column by Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks 'exposed' in miserable loss to Temple

It had been a glorious 4 1/2 weeks for Kansas University’s basketball team, which won eight straight games following that ugly 32-point loss to Kentucky. “Back to reality,” KU freshman wing Kelly Oubre Jr., said with a frown after the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks’ pre-Christmas lump of coal — a 77-52 loss to unrated Temple.

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Owls destroy No. 10 Kansas, 77-52

Things started ugly and stayed ugly in Philadelphia for the Kansas University men's basketball team, which fell to Temple, 77-52, on Monday night.

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KU sophomore Keyla Morgan to step away from basketball

KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Monday that sophomore guard Keyla Morgan has been medically disqualified and will no longer be able to compete for the Jayhawks. Morgan has an undisclosed medical condition that is non-life threatening, but will prohibit her from returning to the hardwood.

Oubre named Big 12's Newcomer of the Week

Kelly Oubre Jr.’s breakout performance against Lafayette earned him the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week award, the conference office announced Monday.

Sunday, December 21

Kansas women at a glance: Jayhawks travel to Creighton

A look at Kansas University's women's basketball matchup at Creighton.

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Column: KU’s three-point shooting on upward arc

The recent hot shooting of Kansas University’s 9-1 basketball team raises a legitimate question: Might this be a better outside shooting team than any other during the current coach’s 12-year regime? By Tom Keegan

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New-look Owls to challenge Jayhawks

Temple’s basketball team has played 11 games this season, but the last contest is the one garnering all the attention and may be the only one that means much heading into today’s 6 p.m. game against Kansas University in Wells Fargo Center. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 21, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 21, 2014

Saturday, December 20

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 20, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 20, 2014

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Notebook: Perry Ellis labors in KU blowout

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis didn’t score the first half of Saturday’s 96-69 win over Lafayette, and finished with four points and three boards in 14 minutes. By Gary Bedore

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Self goes away from probable starting five

Kansas University sophomore wing Brannen Greene, who was ticketed to start his second straight game on Saturday, missed the entire first half as penalty for arriving late for a weight-training session on Friday. By Gary Bedore

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Hunter Mickelson plays way into lineup, produces

One of Kansas University’s best big men in practice the last 10 days has been a guy who, until Saturday, had played the least amount of minutes in games. He’s Arkansas transfer Hunter Mickelson, who after logging one minute in the last five contests and 14 minutes in five games all season, erupted for eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes in Saturday’s 96-69 rout of Lafayette in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Frank Mason influencing game, improving

Kansas University’s basketball team is loaded with high skilled athletes, including four McDonald’s All-Americans, but even all that talent wouldn’t have much of a shot at jelling if not for the sophomore guard who originally committed to Towson and at the time of his choosing Kansas was ranked by Rivals 131st in his class. Column by Tom Keegan

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Three-point shooting helps KU hold off Leopards

Lafayette's game plan on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse was to shoot well from the outside on offense, help inside on defense and hope to catch a couple of breaks that would allow the Leopards to hang in there against 10th-ranked Kansas University on its home floor. By game's end, Lafayette was able to put a checkmark in each of those boxes, but that did not prevent the Jayhawks from rolling to a 96-69 victory. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks show off depth in rout of Lafayette

Six players reached double digits in scoring and the Kansas University men's basketball team improved to 9-1 with a 96-69 victory over a scrappy Lafayette team Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 19, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 19, 2014

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Manning could provide KU valuable minutes

Conner Teahan, Christian Moody, Justin Wesley and Stephen Vinson have been four walk-ons to play meaningful minutes at Kansas University in the Bill Self era.

Friday, December 19

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Cliff Alexander to make first start

After nine straight games coming off the bench to begin his Kansas University career, freshman power forward Cliff Alexander is about to get his first crack at the starting five.

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Former Jayhawk Kevin Kane expected to join KU football coaching staff

Sources close to the Kansas University football program earlier this week told the Journal-World that former KU linebacker Kevin Kane is expected to rejoin the program as a part of new head coach David Beaty's coaching staff. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 18, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

Thursday, December 18

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Beaty dispenses recruiting credit to staff

Newly hired Kansas University football coach David Beaty has received a lot of praise for his early run of success on the recruiting trail that landed eight mid-year junior-college transfers on Wednesday.

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Jayhawks take annual Christmas shopping trip

Weighed down while wearing a boot on his right foot, Kansas University freshman Devonté Graham whizzed through the Iowa Street Wal-Mart on a motorized shopping cart Thursday night.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 17, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Wednesday, December 17

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Column: Alexander candidate for huge progress at break

That stretch between semesters is improvement time for college basketball squads across America because restrictions on practice time are when student-athletes take a hiatus from the first half of their titles and focus on making their games better.

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Friends Bates, Banks among KU signees

Even though Trinity Valley Community College teammates Bazie Bates IV and D’Andre Banks committed to the Kansas University football program six months apart, the two friends and teammates spent plenty of time talking about the Jayhawks during the wait.

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Self sees Ellis as Kansas’ go-to guy in clutch

Bill Self knows which player to call on when Kansas University’s basketball team desperately needs a basket.

Van Slambrouck claims honor

Kansas University senior soccer player Caroline Van Slambrouck has been named to the Scholar All-America Second Team, it was announced Wednesday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 16, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

AVCA honors Albers, Havili

Kansas University volleyball players — senior Chelsea Albers and freshman Ainise Havili — have been named AVCA All-America honorable mention.

Tuesday, December 16

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Self seeks offensive boost

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s Christmas wish list for his players includes ... “Our guys having confidence and understanding where our shots are coming from and that they are confident we can get good shots,” Self, KU’s 12th-year coach, said Tuesday, choosing improvement on the offensive end during a morning spot on KC-610 radio.

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Mathis set to sign with KU

A little more than a week ago, Kilgore College cornerback M.J. Mathis had his entire world turned upside down.

Column: Cumbie would be a good fit for Kansas

The nice thing about Kansas University changing football coaches at the rate Bruce Jenner changes faces centers on the guessing game as to the important hires the head coach will make. It’s an enjoyable exercise. Try it.

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Kobe sees similarities with ex-Jayhawk Wiggins

Alert the hype police. Someone actually had the audacity to compare Minnesota rookie Andrew Wiggins with future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant.

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KU commitment Ke'aun Kinner named first-team juco All-American

Jayhawks also on the verge of adding another offensive lineman

Recent Kansas University football commitment Ke'aun Kinner, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Navarro College, was named a first-team NJCAA All-American on Tuesday.

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Kansas interested in Ojeleye?

Kansas University on Monday was one of many schools to inquire about Duke forward Semi Ojeleye, who has decided to transfer.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 15, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 15, 2014

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KU suddenly thin at point guard

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is hoping the sprained ankle point guard Frank Mason III sustained against Florida on Dec. 5 is the sophomore’s last injury of the 2014-15 season. By Gary Bedore

Column: Three football red shirts stand out

The same question has been asked late in the season of every Kansas University head football coach in recent years: What players who are red-shirting this season have stood out in practice? By Tom Keegan

Monday, December 15

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Juco RB Kinner picks Kansas

Kansas University football program picked up yet another commitment from the Class of 2015 Monday afternoon.

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Another Texas athlete commits to Beaty, Kansas football

The break in the latest Kansas University football recruiting haul lasted barely 12 hours, as KU coach David Beaty and his program picked up another oral commitment Monday morning.

Sunday, December 14

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Self: Kansas grades out OK so far

Kansas University’s basketball players enter finals week having earned a passing grade on the hardwood. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 14, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 14, 2014

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Column: Frank Mason crucial for Kansas

Timing isn’t everything, but it can play cruel jokes on those who don’t wait patiently before making decisions. By Tom Keegan

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KU women rely on backcourt to beat Arkansas State

Major foul trouble limited Kansas University senior forward Chelsea Gardner to just four second-half minutes Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, but the Jayhawks relied on their backcourt and secured a 62-48 victory against Arkansas State.

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KU football picks up 5 commitments from busy weekend

Last week, during his first week on the job, Kansas University football coach David Beaty wasted no time in hitting the recruiting trail. This weekend, with 11 prospects making official visits to campus, five future Jayhawks rewarded that effort by wasting little time committing to Kansas.

Saturday, December 13

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 13, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 13, 2014

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Notebook: Jamari Traylor produces following suspension

Kansas University junior forward Jamari Traylor, who returned from a one-game suspension in KU’s 63-60 win against Utah Saturday at Sprint Center, had 13 points and five boards in 26 minutes. He was five of five from the line.

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Kansas will have to wait and see about Graham's availability

Freshman PG could be out four weeks or longer

Kansas University point guard Devonté Graham, who suffered a severely sprained right big toe in Wednesday’s win at Georgetown, will miss at least a month of basketball and perhaps the rest of his freshman season, coach Bill Self said Saturday. By Gary Bedore

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No worries: Jayhawks 'expect' to make crunch-time plays

Kansas University’s basketball players saw a 21-point lead vanish and actually turn into a two-point deficit late in Saturday’s non-conference clash against Utah before a shell-shocked crowd of 17,627 fans in Sprint Center. The Jayhawks didn't panic. They made a batch of big plays during crunch time to survive the No. 13-rated Utes, 63-60.

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Column: Jayhawks winning in mysterious ways

This is not your typical Kansas basketball team, not like most top-10 teams, either. The Jayhawks are great and then they’re awful and so it goes. They do consistently get it together in time to pull out close games, ones in which they come from behind and others in which they fall from ahead, watching huge leads vanish. Column by Tom Keegan

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Utes 'proud' of late surge

His team trailed by 18 at halftime, 21 early in the second half and gave up a two-point lead late. Yet there Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak sat, opening his postgame meeting with the media following Saturday's 63-60 loss to Kansas University with the word “proud” being one of the first to come out of his mouth. By Matt Tait

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No. 10 Jayhawks hold off No. 13 Utes at Sprint Center

The Kansas University men's basketball team built a 21-point lead, saw it slip away completely and then flashed some of that signature toughness to survive a heck of a battle at Sprint Center on Saturday, 63-60 over Utah.

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Devonté Graham out four weeks with toe injury

Bill Self announced prior to Kansas University’s basketball game against Utah, at Sprint Center, freshman point guard Devonté Graham is out approximately four weeks, with a sprained toe on his right foot.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 12, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 12, 2014

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Utah’s Poeltl drawing raves

Vienna, the largest city in Austria, is the home of the world’s first psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, as well as musicians Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Strauss.

Friday, December 12

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Greene to start, Traylor to play Saturday vs. Utah at Sprint Center

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self said Friday, prior to KU's practice at Sprint Center, that sophomore guard Brannen Greene would start Saturday's game against Utah in place of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 11, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

Thursday, December 11

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Jayhawks get lift at free-throw line

Free throws have proven mighty important in Kansas University’s last three basketball victories — over Georgetown Florida and Michigan State.

Purdue topples Kansas women

Whitney Bays scored 19 points to lead four Purdue players in double figures, and the Boilermakers claimed a 61-48 victory over Kansas in women’s college basketball Thursday night at Mackey Arena.

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KU senior JaCorey Shepherd says latest honor special for KU football program, too

Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida, Kansas University senior cornerback JaCorey Shepherd received this year's Lee Roy Selmon Community Spirit Award, given annually to athletes who go above the call of a student, amateur or professional athlete by demonstrating a deep care for others and a connection to the moral growth of their community. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Lucas has words with Smith

Kansas University starting big man Landen Lucas had words with Georgetown’s 6-10, 350-pound bigger man Joshua Smith after Lucas fouled out of the Jayhawks’ win at Verizon Center.

Wednesday, December 10

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Devonté Graham's ankle should be fine

Kansas University freshman point guard Devonté Graham sprained an ankle with 10 minutes left in the Jayhawks’ Wednesday win over Georgetown.

Rough night for 'Svi'

Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk started in the Jayhawks’ 75-70 road win against Georgetown, but played just five minutes and didn’t score.

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Self: Georgetown took 'pretty strong stance' with T-shirts

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self did not know until after the game that Georgetown’s players wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during pre-game warmups Wednesday in Verizon Center.

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Column: Kelly Oubre Jr. doing little things to grow

In team sports, confidence for a struggling player almost always starts building when that player has reason to believe he made a major contribution to a victory. For ballyhooed freshman recruit Kelly Oubre Jr., that seed took root Wednesday night in the Verizon Center. Column by Tom Keegan

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Hoyas don 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts in support of Garner family

The Georgetown basketball players, to a man, wore, “I Can’t Breathe,” T-shirts during warmups and the national anthem before Wednesday night’s 75-70 loss to Kansas University. Hoyas senior center Joshua Smith explained that they did so to support the family of Eric Garner, who died in New York City after a policeman put him in a choke hold while arresting him for selling loose cigarettes. By Tom Keegan

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Locked in: Red-hot Greene shoots KU past Georgetown

Backup goes 5-for-5 from 3-point range

Georgetown’s basketball fans, who had already seen Brannen Greene swish four threes in as many tries, let out a collective groan as Kansas University’s 6-foot-7 sophomore guard prepared to let another fly during crunch time of the Jayhawks’ 75-70 victory over the Hoyas on Wednesday night in Verizon Center. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks survive Hoyas in D.C.

In what was equal parts sloppy, spectacular and wildly enteraining, the Kansas University men's basketball team traveled to Washington D.C. on Wednesday night and came away with a 75-70 victory over a scrappy Georgetown team.

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CB JaCorey Shepherd joins LB Ben Heeney, P Trevor Pardula on all-Big 12 first team

Three other Jayhawks honored by Big 12 coaches

Two days after earning a second-team all-Big 12 honor from the Associated Press, Kansas University cornerback JaCorey Shepherd received a promotion of sorts from the league's coaches.

KU volleyball players on all-region teams

Kansas University senior Chelsea Albers and freshman Ainise Havili were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Assocation All-Midwest Region First Team on Tuesday.

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Beaty aware of Kansas’ obstacles

New Kansas University football coach David Beaty knew when he accepted the job that the upcoming season could present enormous challenges. By Matt Tait

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Column: Mason, Graham play well together

Frank Mason and Devonté Graham can be game-changers when they're on the floor together for Kansas University.By Tom Keegan

Hoyas seek revenge

Some of the Georgetown players spoke of revenge as a motivating factor for Wednesday's game against Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

Hoyas coach lauds Jayhawks

Georgtown coach John Thompson III, whose Hoyas were ranked 28th this week in the AP poll, spoke about the Jayhawks on Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

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Big challenge: KU wary of Hoyas’ massive center

Kansas University’s basketball team, like just about every squad in America, is at a size disadvantage when going against Georgetown and the Hoyas’ imposing center, Joshua Smith. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 9, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 8, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 8, 2014

Chiefs' Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a “very treatable and potentially curable” form of cancer.

Big 12 honors KU’s Aldridge

Kansas University guard Lauren Aldridge was named Big 12 Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Column: Beaty stresses in-state recruits

The last time I heard a man with a Texas twang passionately insisting that Kansas is the place that all recruiting must start for the Kansas University football program, Don Fambrough was the man doing the talking. By Tom Keegan

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Beaty takes reins: Jayhawks introduce 38th coach

In true Texan style, newly named Kansas University football coach David Beaty has an arsenal of catchy clichés and funny phrases that help explain who he is as a football coach, a father and a man. But Beaty used few of them Monday morning at Mrkonic Auditorium. By Matt Tait

Monday, December 8

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Ben Heeney, Trevor Pardula make First Team All-Big 12

Kansas University football seniors Ben Heeney and Trevor Pardula ended their careers as members of the All-Big 12 First Team, the conference announced Monday.

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Police release details on 'large disturbance' that led to arrests of KU basketball, football players

Lawrence police released details Monday about the events that led to the arrests Sunday morning of Kansas University basketball forward Jamari Traylor, 22, and KU football wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, 22. By Caitlin Doornbos

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Jamari Traylor suspended for Georgetown game

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has suspended junior forward Jamari Traylor one game as response to Traylor’s weekend arrest on a charge of interfering with duties of an officer. By Gary Bedore

Self comments on Jamari Traylor situation during Big 12 coaches teleconference

Bill Self said he'll address the Jamari Traylor situation at his news conference today.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 7, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 7, 2014

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Bill Self on hand for prep Newman’s show

Blue-chip basketball prospect Malik Newman put on quite a show in front of Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne at Saturday’s Marshall County Hoop Fest in Benton, Kentucky. By Gary Bedore

’Bama, OSU, Oregon, FSU in; Big 12 out of playoff picture

The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

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Beaty third KU football intro in five years

When David Beaty steps to the podium at 9:30 Monday morning to be introduced formally as Kansas University’s 38th head football coach, it will mark the sixth December day in the past 27 years the program has rolled out a new leader. By Matt Tait

Column: New Kansas football coach hits ground running

Newly hired David Beaty and his mostly new coaching staff, which hasn’t yet been announced, enter an exciting time, and they’ll need every ounce of adrenaline to recover so much lost time in recruiting. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, December 7

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Jayhawks declaw No. 10 Golden Bears

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team hassled Cal’s two star players into uncharacteristically off performances Sunday evening, finding the perfect way to declaw the No. 10-ranked Golden Bears in a 62-39 upset. By Benton Smith

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New KU football coach David Beaty making early progress on recruiting front

Kilgore (Texas) Junior College cornerback Michael Mathis, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound, three-star prospect, remains committed to the Kansas University football program despite the Jayhawks' change in leadership. By Matt Tait

KU basketball's Traylor, football's Coleman arrested early Sunday morning

Kansas University basketball forward Jamari Traylor and KU football wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman were arrested Sunday morning, KU officials confirmed.

KU swimming finishes at Winter Nationals

Kansas University freshman Hannah Driscoll swam the fastest time by a Jayhawk in the 100-yard freestyle this season, breaststrokers Bryce Hinde and Lydia Pocisk each dropped nearly five seconds from their season-best times, and Chelsie Miller swam a Big 12-leading 1,650-yard freestyle as KU finished competition Saturday at the AT&T USA Winter Nationals.

KU swimmer sets pool record

Kansas University swimmer Yulduz Kuhckarova just missed the Robinson Natatorium 100-yard backstroke record, then bagged the venue’s 200 back record during the Jayhawk Open on Saturday.

Conley paces Kansas track

Junior Sydney Conley won two of Kansas University’s 17 event titles at the Bob Timmons Track and Field Challenge on Saturday at Anschutz Pavilion.

KU women's basketball-Cal at a glance

A look at Sunday's Kansas-Cal women's basketball game

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Kansas quickly caught Gators

Kansas University’s wild 71-65 Big 12/SEC Challenge basketball victory over Florida on Friday night — in which the Jayhawks overcame an 18-point second-half deficit — ranks as the third-greatest comeback in a home victory in KU history. By Gary Bedore

Column: Five KU football seniors deserve mention

The question of where Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger would turn for his next head coach dominated the headlines for most of the 2014 football season, which overshadowed fine performances from a handful of seniors worthy of all-conference consideration. By Tom Keegan

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Former Kansas wideout Briscoe fondly recalls position coach Beaty

Former Kansas University All-American receiver Dezmon Briscoe caught a lot of passes, scored a lot of touchdowns and was responsible for a lot of Jayhawk highlights during his three seasons in crimson and blue. And one of the men most responsible for all of those memorable moments was new KU head coach David Beaty. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 6, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

Saturday, December 6

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UALR streaks past Kansas volleyball in NCAAs

The members of Arkansas-Little Rock’s volleyball team didn’t come all the way to the Kansas Expocentre to let their nation-leading winning streak vanish. By Benton Smith

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KU gets its coach

New KU football coach David Beaty thrilled to return to Kansas

Six days after the official end of the 2014 Kansas University football season, the program took its first step at yet another rebuilding attempt, when former KU assistant David Beaty accepted an offer to become the 38th head football coach in KU history. By Matt Tait

KU’s Miller second in I.M.

Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller placed second in the 400-yard individual medley Friday at the USA Winter Nationals.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 5, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 5, 2014

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Notebook: Frank Mason turns ankle vs. Florida

Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self addressed the status of sophomore point guard Frank Mason III, after the floor general sprained his ankle in the second half of the Jayhawks’ 71-65 win over Florida Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Self happy for Beaty, Bowen

Ask Bill Self about another member of the athletic department, and out pops a perfect teammate answer. Self’s words about new football coach David Beaty had to make Beaty feel as welcome as the big hug associate head coach/defensive coordinator Clint Bowen pinned on his old friend/new boss before Beaty took the court. By Tom Keegan

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Reclamation project: Selden regains touch, leads rally

Jayhawks overcome 18-point deficit

Wayne Selden Jr. grasped the basketball near center court and pounded it twice, thoroughly enjoying the closing seconds of Kansas University’s monumental 71-65 comeback victory over Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Friday, December 5

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Vitale judges Jayhawks

Dick Vitale — whose new book is entitled, “It’s Awesome, Baby: 75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love” — definitely has an early-season take on Kansas University’s basketball team. By Gary Bedore

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Column: David Beaty brings energy, work ethic to KU football

The Allen Fieldhouse crowd that watched its basketball team play olé defense and handle the ball as if it were more slippery than Oleo margarine needed something about which to cheer with the halftime scoreboard showing a 15-point deficit. Onto the court walked the school’s new head football coach, David Beaty, microphone in hand, Texas twang at the ready, familiar with the lines that trigger the roars. Column by Tom Keegan

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Gators: KU picked up pressure late

It's hard to say if the Florida Gators got complacent after building a 15-point halftime lead or were just swallowed up by a more intense and passionate Kansas University men's basketball team during the second half of Friday's 71-65 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Strong second half leads KU past Florida

It was layup city for much of the night for the Florida basketball team, which overcame a slow start, built a huge lead and then went ice cold as the 11th-ranked Kansas University men's basketball team stormed its way to a 71-65 victory at rockin' and rollin' Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU confirms hire of David Beaty as new football coach

Clint Bowen staying as defensive coordinator, assistant head coach

A little less than eight hours after the news first surfaced, Kansas University officials confirmed this evening, through a press release, that David Beaty had been hired as the school's 38th football coach.

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Source: David Beaty expected to be named KU's head coach, perhaps as soon as today

It looks as if Texas A&M recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach David Beaty has emerged as the clear leader for the job and may be named the 38th coach in KU history as soon as this afternoon. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 4, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

KU’s Wait steps up quickly

Kansas University sophomore Cassie Wait always figured she would wind up playing the libero position in college. She just never expected she would find so much success quite so quickly. By Matt Tait

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Donovan remembers fieldhouse atmosphere

Tonight’s trip to Allen Fieldhouse marks Billy Donovan’s first to the hoops shrine as a head college basketball coach. He’s been here as an assistant, however.

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Jayhawks unimpressed with victory over UIW

Hey, at least the starters didn’t have to play much. Although Kansas University’s women’s basketball team handled Incarnate Word, 68-46, Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse, coach Bonnie Henrickson didn’t find many positives in the win — other than the fact she didn’t have to ask too much of her starting five.

Thursday, December 4

KU women roll against Incarnate Word

Confronting little resistance from its overmatched opponent Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team easily bounced back from its second loss of the season to beat Incarnate Word, 68-46.

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KU football coaching search moving at smooth pace

The search to find the next Kansas University football coach is moving at a smooth pace, according to a source with knowledge of the goings on of the past few days. And it appears that KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger and his search committee, which includes special consultant Chuck Neinas, could be ready to make a hire by next week. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, December 3

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 3, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

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Jayhawks hope to avoid Florida repeat

Things were looking great for Kansas University’s basketball team early in last season’s Big 12/SEC Challenge contest against Florida in Gainesville.

Column: Kansas’ next coach must target walk-ons

The next Kansas head football coach will need to entice more than just scholarship players to sign on the dotted line in order to assemble a roster with any significant depth. He also will need to convince walk-ons to come on board with a chance to earn scholarships after two years.

KU soccer players named all-region

Two members of Kansas University’s women’s soccer team have been named to the All-Central Region first team.

Ellis, Selden, Alexander make Naismith watch list

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team landed a junior, a sophomore and a freshman on the Naismith Trophy Men’s 50 Watch List, announced Wednesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Tuesday, December 2

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 2, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 2, 2014

Topeka just fine with Kansas volleyball

For the third year in a row, the Kansas University volleyball team will be leaving the cozy confines of rocking-and-rolling Horejsi Family Athletics Center to play its most important matches of the season in unfamiliar territory.

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Jayhawks’ shooting showing progress

Kansas University’s basketball team has been trending upward in winning four straight games since its 72-40 downer against Kentucky on Nov. 18 in Indianapolis.

Big 12 honors KU volleyball

Six Kansas University players were named to the All-Big 12 volleyball teams, and two Jayhawks earned league player-of-the-week honors Monday.

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Grow-up game: Jayhawks ‘played like men’ against MSU

The championship game of the Orlando Classic was not considered a “must win” for Kansas University’s basketball team since it’s so early in the 2014-15 season. It was pretty important, though. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 1, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 1, 2014

Monday, December 1

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Frankamp headed to Wichita State

Former KU guard chooses hometown Shockers

Former Kansas University basketball guard Conner Frankamp has decided to transfer to Wichita State, Frankamp confirmed in a text message today.

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Orlando showing earns Perry Ellis Big 12 Player of the Week

Perry Ellis’ Thanksgiving weekend performance wasn’t just the best at the Orlando Classic. It was the best in the Big 12.

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Loss motivates KU football

They don’t know who will lead them as their head coach in 2015, but the handful of Kansas University football players who spoke with the media after Saturday’s season-ending 51-13 loss at Kansas State seemed to have a pretty good idea of the direction they believe the program is headed. By Matt Tait