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Tough slate awaits Kansas basketball again next year

Kansas University’s nonconference basketball schedule figures to be rugged again during the 2015-16 season. By Gary Bedore

Column: KU’s 2015-’16 outlook uncertain

The malaise in the aftermath of Kansas University’s two other recent NCAA Tournament losses to schools from the Missouri Valley Conference feels different this time. By Tom Keegan

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KU softball player Stein honored

Kansas University senior softball player Maddie Stein has been named Big 12 player of the week. Stein hit .500 over five games.

KU baseball falls to Missouri State

Missouri State overcame a five-run deficit Tuesday night to hand Kansas University’s baseball team its third straight loss, 15-9. The Jayhawks (9-18) will face Texas Tech Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

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Self reflects on season’s highs, lows

More than anything, Bill Self wishes he was in Cleveland today, preparing his Kansas University basketball team for an NCAA Midwest Regional Sweet 16 game against Notre Dame.

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KU spring practice opens Beaty era

There was no depth chart, only a number of different position charts. There were no old habits, only new routines. And by the time the first spring practice under first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty had wrapped — a little more than three hours after it began, thanks to a lightning delay that Beaty called “adversity” — Beaty summed up the day with genuine excitement over what had just been accomplished.

Column: Jayhawks working with what they’ve got this spring

Such good weather leading up to the first day of spring football practice and then Tuesday arrives and wham. Gray skies. A brief appearance of the sun. Heavy rain. Two different hail storms. A brief blast of thunder and lightning.

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Beaty eager to kick off first Kansas spring

Kansas University football coach David Beaty has been a busy man since he was hired back in December. And all of the running from place to place to meet with recruits, fans, administrators and donors is something the first-year coach believes was critical in building his program. By Matt Tait