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Jayhawks searching for starting linebackers

In the interest of identifying the gap between first- and second-team linebackers at the midway point of preseason camp, Kansas University linebackers coach Kevin Kane has come up with an additional competition for his group this week. By Matt Tait

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Texas big man to attend Late Night

Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound senior center from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, will attend the Oct. 9 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas University, Herard’s mentor, Derrick Shelby, told Jayhawkslant.com on Tuesday.

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Column: Brandon’s father is coach Schneider

A Div. II national title at Emporia State. Back-to-back Southland Conference titles for Stephen F. Austin. Landed two highly regarded transfers shortly after becoming Kansas University’s new women’s basketball coach.

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Center of attention: Jayhawks placing emphasis on snaps

During his Tuesday afternoon meeting with the media, Kansas University offensive line coach Zach Yenser revealed a very specific aspect of the key to KU’s new offense.

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Jayhawks searching for starting linebackers

In the interest of identifying the gap between first- and second-team linebackers at the midway point of preseason camp, Kansas University linebackers coach Kevin Kane has come up with an additional competition for his group this week. By Matt Tait

No. 2 prep plans KU visit

Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound senior forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, who is ranked No. 2 in the recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will visit Kansas University for the Oct. 9 Late Night in the Phog, Giles’ dad told CBSsports.com. By Gary Bedore

Ferguson commits to Alabama

Terrance Ferguson, a 6-6 senior guard who played at Prime Prep Academy in Dallas last season and is ranked No. 11 nationally, on Monday committed to Alabama over KU, North Carolina, Louisville, Baylor, SMU, Texas and others. By Gary Bedore

Markieff situation with Suns potentially ‘ugly’

Arizonasports.com’s John Gambadoro says things could “get ugly, real ugly,” if the Phoenix Suns don’t trade disgruntled forward Markieff Morris, who is livid the Suns shipped brother Marcus to Detroit. By Gary Bedore

KU volleyball faces alums Saturday

Kansas University volleyball players won’t simply face off against one another in KU’s annual Crimson and Blue Match.

Column: Kane able to see progress at linebacker

Five things needed to happen for the linebacker position to undergo an upgrade from frighteningly thin to adequate. So far, the Jayhawks are 5-for-5. By Tom Keegan