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Jayhawks' 2016 Big 12 schedule announced

Kansas University’s 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule is now complete, with the Big 12 rolling out its conference dates Thursday afternoon.

Column: Which Kansas unit has edge?

For a change, instead of comparing how the team looks compared to the 12 opponents on one of the nation’s most difficult schedules, let’s take a look at which side of the line of scrimmage is closer to looking as if it at can compete for big chunks of games. By Tom Keegan

‘Unprecedented’: KU volleyball aims for fourth NCAAs

If everything goes according to coach Ray Bechard’s plans this fall, Kansas University’s volleyball program will accomplish something it never has before. By Benton Smith

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Kobie Eubanks out at Alabama

Kobie Eubanks, a 6-5 guard from Elev8 Sports Academy in Delray Beach, Florida, has not qualified for a scholarship at Alabama and will likely attend a junior college. By Gary Bedore

Kassoum Yakwe down to St. John's, Oregon

Kassoum Yakwe, a 6-7 senior forward from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, New York, has completed visits to St. John’s and Oregon and will soon decide between one of those two schools, Zagsblog.com reports. By Gary Bedore

Andrew Wiggins on Canadian national team

Former KU guard Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday was one of 13 players named to the Canadian national team’s roster for the Tuto Marchland Continental Cup, Aug. 23-26 in Puerto Rico. By Gary Bedore

Bledsoe again cuts his list

For the second time this month, Lawrence High senior football standout Amani Bledsoe cut his list of potential college choices.

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End game: Three vow to challenge sack record

Fifteen. On the surface, it’s just a number. One more than the point total of two touchdowns, a date on a calendar, an age, a jersey number.But for a trio of defensive ends on the Kansas University football roster, the number carries with it great meaning. It’s the number of sacks it will take during the 2015 season to move past Ron Warner into first place on KU’s single-season sacks list. By Matt Tait

Column: How to kickstart a Kansas kicker

As is typical of so many student-section spectators, Matthew Wyman watched the Kansas University football team compete and told himself he could do better. By Tom Keegan

For Kansas cross country runners, there’s no place like home

The runners on Kansas University’s cross country teams should be quite familiar with Rim Rock Farm by season’s end. By Chris Duderstadt

Kansas soccer fueled by 2014's finish

Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis concedes most people would view the Jayhawks’ 2014 season as a success. KU, after all, won eight more games than it had the previous year, finished third in the Big 12 and reached the NCAA Tournament. By Benton Smith

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‘Unprecedented’: KU volleyball aims for fourth NCAAs

If everything goes according to coach Ray Bechard’s plans this fall, Kansas University’s volleyball program will accomplish something it never has before. By Benton Smith

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Column: Which Kansas unit has edge?

For a change, instead of comparing how the team looks compared to the 12 opponents on one of the nation’s most difficult schedules, let’s take a look at which side of the line of scrimmage is closer to looking as if it at can compete for big chunks of games. By Tom Keegan

UK gets commitment from prep forward Killeya-Jones

Sacha Killeya-Jones, a 6-10 senior forward from Virginia Episcopal in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Wednesday orally committed to Kentucky.

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KU basketball notebook: Michael Lee lands prep job

Former Kansas University guard Michael Lee is new head coach at Portland’s Roosevelt High. By Gary Bedore

Kansas football notebook: King impressing; Semke solid

He was unable to scrimmage over the weekend because of his late arrival, but University of Miami (Florida) transfer Corey King, a 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle, has pleased his new coaches during his first couple of days in pads. By Matt Tait

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Kansas' returning kickers sharp

A couple of returners appear to be in good shape as they battle to keep their special-teams jobs with Kansas University’s football team. By Matt Tait