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Tantalizingly close: Jayhawks can't knock off TCU

In sports, as in life, you just never know when an opportunity for something unexpected is going to come your way. For the winless Kansas University football team, that day was Saturday, in front of 44,375 fans at Amon G. Carter Stadium, where the Jayhawks made 13th-ranked TCU sweat deep into the fourth quarter before falling, 23-17. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks fall just short in upset bid at TCU

With one of the nation’s elite quarterbacks, TCU senior Trevone Boykin, sidelined due to a first-half injury, Kansas University’s football team found itself competing with the No. 13 Horned Frogs on Saturday, at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

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KU volleyball puts hurt on Frogs

Kansas University sophomore volleyball hitter Kelsie Payne on Saturday helped make sure there were no lingering effects from Wednesday’s five-set loss to powerful Texas. By Gary Bedore

KU women earn trip to NCAAs

For the first time in 21 years, the Kansas University women’s cross country team earned a spot at the NCAA Championships.

KU women’s hoops at a glance

Kansas kicks off the Brandon Schneider era with the start of 2015-16.

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Kansas ‘hot’ from 3 in season opener

Evan Manning’s three-pointer off a pass from fellow walk-on Tyler Self with 1:43 left concluded the scoring for Kansas University in its 109-72 rout of Northern Colorado on Friday in Allen Fieldhouse. The trey happened to be the Jayhawks’ 15th in 26 tries, just one off the school record of 16 hit against Baylor on Jan. 25, 2005. By Gary Bedore

Game balls and gassers: KU at TCU

S Fish Smithson intercepted a Bram Kohlhausen pass and returned it 20 yards, killing TCU’s series scoring threat on first possession of second half. Had 12 tackles.

TCU forced to use three quarterbacks in win over KU

Weakened by injuries all season, TCU finally lost its best player to one for three quarters of Saturday’s 23-17 victory over Kansas.

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Notebook: QB Ryan Willis plays through pain

He limped out to the bus with a grimace on his face and ice on his body. But there was never a thought about yanking him from Kansas University’s 23-17 loss at TCU on Saturday. That's just not the way KU's true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis was taught to play the game he loves.

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Fish Smithson has offensive flashback on interception return

On a day when the Kansas University defense played its most complete game of the season and nearly delivered a monster upset over TCU, one of the biggest plays of Saturday's 23-17 loss at Amon G. Carter Stadium nearly made KU coach David Beaty faint.

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Tom Keegan: KU football just might have a shot at first win

The gap between telling yourself you can do something and actually believing it can be wider apart than the hands a lying fisherman describing his latest catch. That’s why if Kansas University had taken its anticipated beating Saturday at the hands of TCU, the claim of KU junior linebacker Marcquis Roberts that KU could win its next two games would have been emptier than Allen Iverson’s bank account. By Tom Keegan

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Tantalizingly close: Jayhawks can't knock off TCU

In sports, as in life, you just never know when an opportunity for something unexpected is going to come your way. For the winless Kansas University football team, that day was Saturday, in front of 44,375 fans at Amon G. Carter Stadium, where the Jayhawks made 13th-ranked TCU sweat deep into the fourth quarter before falling, 23-17. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks fall just short in upset bid at TCU

With one of the nation’s elite quarterbacks, TCU senior Trevone Boykin, sidelined due to a first-half injury, Kansas University’s football team found itself competing with the No. 13 Horned Frogs on Saturday, at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

KU, Northern Colorado play foulfest

Kansas University and Northern Colorado combined for 59 fouls, the most in a KU game since KU and Nebraska were also called for 59 fouls on Feb. 4, 1989.

Recruit Thon Maker attends KU-Northern Colorado

Thon Maker, a 7-foot, 210-pound senior center from Orangeville Prep High in Mono, Ontario, attended Friday’s Kansas-Northern Colorado basketball game with other members of his high school team who are competing in an event in Wichita.

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Notebook: Diallo sits out opener

Cheick Diallo sat on Kansas University’s basketball bench, decked in a white warmup top and blue sweat pants rather than his official Jayhawk jersey and shorts Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Northern Colorado simply can't keep up with Kansas in 109-72 rout

As so often becomes the case when a mid-major men’s basketball team visits Allen Fieldhouse, Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill left Kansas University’s campus Friday night somewhat regretful of what he had just put his players through. By Benton Smith

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GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-TCU football game

A game-day look at Saturday's Kansas-TCU football game By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Graham grand in first career start for KU

For Kansas University sophomore Devonte' Graham, Friday night's 109-72 win over Northern Colorado at Allen Fieldhouse turned into a lead guard’s dream, with teammates seemingly scoring at will. By Benton Smith

KU’s Lokedi advances to NCAA meet

Throughout Sharon Lokedi’s freshman cross country season at Kansas University, unwavering trust in training from head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Michael Whittlesey has propelled her to success in each race.

Ex-Kansas golfer Thompson heats it up

Lawrence resident and former Kansas University All-American golfer Chris Thompson blew away the competition this week in a four-day Web.com Q school tournament at TPC Craig Ranch.

Three golfers sign for KU women

Kansas University’s women’s golf team has added two commitments for the 2016-17 season and another for the 2016 spring season.

KU’s Rychagova falls at Indoor

Kansas University freshman Anastasiya Rychagova lost her consolation match Friday in the USTA)/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship.