Stories for November 12, 2015


Lead stories


Attorney involved in Diallo case confident KU freshman will play this season

Don Jackson hasn't ruled out lawsuit to get Mali forward on the court in games

Attorney Don Jackson told 610 radio today he expects Cheick Diallo will play this season.


Beaty believes freshmen are growing

One of the most difficult things for college football coaches to do year in and year out is to find ways to spend time with their families during the grind of the season that keeps their attention from sun up well past sundown.

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Diallo attorney concerned over alleged NCAA tweet

Don Jackson, attorney who is working on KU freshman Cheick Diallo’s eligibility case, sent out an e-mail to media Thursday indicating the NCAA Eligibility Center was “incapable of objective analysis of African American and African student-athletes’ credentials for initial eligibility at NCAA member institutions.” By Gary Bedore

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Returning from injury, Kinner ready for TCU

After battling through nagging injuries for the past five or six weeks, Kansas University running back Ke’aun Kinner is finally back, and he’s ready for Saturday’s 11 a.m. showdown at TCU.

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Haase aids UAB finances

UAB coach Jerod Haase is using part of his new seven-figure contract to help cover the cost of attendance stipends for both the men’s and women’s basketball players.

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KU opens 2015-16 slate with Northern Colorado

There’s one topic currently off limits in Kansas University’s basketball locker room: It’s next week’s trip to Chicago for a Champions Classic matchup between No. 4-ranked KU and No. 13 Michigan State. By Gary Bedore

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Matt Tait: Your daily dose of Diallo

Another day in the ongoing saga of Cheick Diallo’s quest for eligibility came and went Thursday, and a news conference scheduled to preview tonight’s regular season opener at Allen Fieldhouse against Northern Colorado quickly turned into the latest dose of your daily Diallo update. By Matt Tait

Kansas softball signs five players

Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith and her staff signed five incoming freshmen on Thursday afternoon. The 2016 class includes a pitcher, a catcher and three infielders.

Kansas men's golf signs pair

Kansas University’s men’s golf team had signed a pair of high school players: Drew Shepherd of Hinsdale (Illinois) Central High School, and Andy Spencer, from Shawnee Mission East.

KU volleyball adds two signees

Kansas University volleyball announced the signings of two high school seniors on Thursday: Jada Burse of DeSoto, Texas, and Allie Nelson of Chicago.

KU’s Rychagova drops opener

Kansas University freshman Anastasiya Rychagova lost her opening match Thursday at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor.

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Lightfoot signs with Kansas

Lifelong Kansas University basketball fan Mitch Lightfoot is officially a member of the Jayhawk basketball program. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior from Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High, on Thursday signed his national letter-of-intent with KU. By Gary Bedore