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Evening

Fiery Ben Heeney calms down once Raiders draft him

Even though four linebackers got picked ahead of him on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney finally calmed down Saturday when the Oakland Raiders chose him with the fourth pick in Round 5. By Benton Smith

Raiders draft KU's Dexter McDonald in final round

Only 14 picks remained in the entire seven-round NFL Draft Saturday when Kansas University cornerback Dexter McDonald finally heard his name called.

Afternoon

JaCorey Shepherd picked by Philadelphia in 6th round

JaCorey Shepherd began his Kansas University football career as a wide receiver, but he’ll enter the NFL as a cornerback after turning heads in the secondary during his final three seasons for KU. Philadelphia made the 5-foot-11 defensive back the 15th pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Oakland selects Kansas LB Ben Heeney in 5th round

A starting linebacker in his final three seasons at Kansas University, Ben Heeney learned what his NFL future holds Saturday, when the Oakland Raiders selected him with the fourth pick of the fifth round, in the NFL Draft.

Early Morning

Column: Prep Jaylen Brown’s decision barely registers

One of the nation’s elite high school basketball seniors cut Kansas University from his list of possible suitors Thursday, and the news barely registered as noteworthy for those who frequent Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

Gem dandy: Krauth ‘really special’ for KU baseball in 2-0 victory over Baylor

There are often times in baseball when the defense helps out the pitcher after a poorly located pitch or tough inning, but Kansas University left-hander Ben Krauth needed no such pick-me-ups Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt

Stories

Jayhawks land NFL deals

Although only three Kansas University football products heard their names called during the NFL Draft on Saturday, a number of their fellow Jayhawks signed free-agent deals in the hours that followed.

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Pro day standout Dexter McDonald goes to Oakland in Round 7

Only 14 picks remained in the final round of the NFL Draft when Oakland made Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald the 25th pick of the seventh round (242nd overall). “It’s definitely an intense feeling,” the happy new Raider told the Journal-World.“ By Benton Smith

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Offseason hamstring issues hurt JaCorey Shepherd's draft stock

A torn left hamstring compromised JaCorey Shepherd's ability to impress NFL scouts in drills leading up to the NFL Draft. But Philadelphia took him with the 15th pick of Round 6. By Benton Smith

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Fiery Ben Heeney calms down once Raiders draft him

Even though four linebackers got picked ahead of him on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney finally calmed down Saturday when the Oakland Raiders chose him with the fourth pick in Round 5. By Benton Smith

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Raiders draft KU's Dexter McDonald in final round

Only 14 picks remained in the entire seven-round NFL Draft Saturday when Kansas University cornerback Dexter McDonald finally heard his name called.

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JaCorey Shepherd picked by Philadelphia in 6th round

JaCorey Shepherd began his Kansas University football career as a wide receiver, but he’ll enter the NFL as a cornerback after turning heads in the secondary during his final three seasons for KU. Philadelphia made the 5-foot-11 defensive back the 15th pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

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Oakland selects Kansas LB Ben Heeney in 5th round

A starting linebacker in his final three seasons at Kansas University, Ben Heeney learned what his NFL future holds Saturday, when the Oakland Raiders selected him with the fourth pick of the fifth round, in the NFL Draft.

Ex-Jayhawk joins FCKC

Former Kansas University soccer standout Caroline Kastor was added to the roster of FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the club announced Friday.

KU softball falls to Baylor, 4-2

Daniella Chavez hit a two-run home run, but struck out with two on in the seventh inning of Kansas University’s 4-2 loss to No. 14 Baylor in Big 12 softball on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

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No. 3-rated Jaylen Brown commits to Cal

Jaylen Brown, the No. 3 prospect in the recruiting Class of 2015, will join No. 7-rated Ivan Rabb at the University of California next season. By Gary Bedore

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Gem dandy: Krauth ‘really special’ for KU baseball in 2-0 victory over Baylor

There are often times in baseball when the defense helps out the pitcher after a poorly located pitch or tough inning, but Kansas University left-hander Ben Krauth needed no such pick-me-ups Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt

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Column: Prep Jaylen Brown’s decision barely registers

One of the nation’s elite high school basketball seniors cut Kansas University from his list of possible suitors Thursday, and the news barely registered as noteworthy for those who frequent Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith