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Self sees progress but looks for more

The mood in the locker room the day after Kansas University’s 79-73 Champions Classic loss to Michigan State apparently was nothing like a year ago when the shell-shocked Jayhawks tried to make sense of a 32-point loss to Kentucky in the same event.

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Tom Keegan: KU fails to get Perry Ellis enough shots in first loss

In victory or in loss, whether Perry Ellis has a big scoring game or a quiet one, a high-volume shooting night or a low-volume one, I always seem to find myself thinking the same thing driving out of the parking lot: They should have fed the ball more often to Ellis. By Tom Keegan

Jayhawks can't stop Denzel Valentine, fall to Michigan State

Prior to Tuesday night, it had been 36 years since a player recorded a triple-double against Kansas University’s basketball team. Suffice it to say the Jayhawks and their fans — shocked beyond belief after Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine went for 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 79-73 Spartans victory — are certainly hoping it’s another four decades before they see one again. By Gary Bedore

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Self sees progress but looks for more

The mood in the locker room the day after Kansas University’s 79-73 Champions Classic loss to Michigan State apparently was nothing like a year ago when the shell-shocked Jayhawks tried to make sense of a 32-point loss to Kentucky in the same event.

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Tom Keegan: Friday night football a huge event in Texas

The first indicator that the high school football program plays a more prominent role than in your average affluent town shows itself in the names of local businesses.

Kansas women's basketball vs. Memphis

Here's a look at the upcoming women's basketball game between Kansas University and Memphis.

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Bill Self, Tom Izzo go way back

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has known Michigan State’s Tom Izzo a long time, since Self’s days coaching Illinois of the Big Ten.

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Thon Maker intrigued by KU

Thon Maker, a 7-foot senior center from Orangeville Prep in Mono, Ontario, who attended Friday’s KU-Northern Colorado game on an unofficial recruiting visit, has set his first official visit for Arizona State in late January, his guardian, Ed Smith, told Zagsblog.com.

Notebook: KU band doesn't travel to Champions Classic

Kansas University’s band did not make the trip to Tuesday’s Champions Classic, where the Jayhawks lost 79-73 to Michigan State.

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Jayhawks can't stop Denzel Valentine, fall to Michigan State

Prior to Tuesday night, it had been 36 years since a player recorded a triple-double against Kansas University’s basketball team. Suffice it to say the Jayhawks and their fans — shocked beyond belief after Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine went for 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in a 79-73 Spartans victory — are certainly hoping it’s another four decades before they see one again. By Gary Bedore

Perry Ellis makes Wooden preseason top 50

Kansas University senior Perry Ellis, who scored 21 points in a 79-73 loss to Michigan State at the Champions Classic, has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list for the second straight season, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Tuesday.

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Michigan State's Valentine joins good company with great night

Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine’s triple-double made up of 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in Tuesday night’s 79-73 victory over Kansas University evoked big names from the Spartan’s rich basketball tradition. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: KU fails to get Perry Ellis enough shots in first loss

In victory or in loss, whether Perry Ellis has a big scoring game or a quiet one, a high-volume shooting night or a low-volume one, I always seem to find myself thinking the same thing driving out of the parking lot: They should have fed the ball more often to Ellis. By Tom Keegan

KU volleyball players win Big 12 academic honors

Six Kansas University volleyball players are listed on the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Team.

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Beaty: ‘Click’s starting to happen’ with Jayhawks

One day after nearly knocking off high-powered and 13th-ranked TCU, Kansas University’s football team hit the practice fields in Lawrence with newfound energy. By Matt Tait

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Free State runners sign with Kansas

For the past three seasons, Free State High’s cross country teams have consistently been among the best in the state. Two of the big reasons for the annual success were the performances from Free State senior Ethan Donley and Claire Sanner. The two seniors made a step toward the next level on Tuesday, signing their letters of intent to run cross country and track for Kansas University. By Bobby Nightengale

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 17, 2015

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 17, 2015.