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Stories for October 17, 2015

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Different feel: Jayhawks competitive in loss to Texas Tech

Saturday, on a gorgeous and sunny fall afternoon, Kansas University football coach David Beaty peered through his adidas sunglasses and saw something that was much easier on the eyes than what he had seen throughout most of his first season in charge of the Jayhawks, as they got within three points late in a 30-20 loss to Texas Tech. By Matt Tait

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Inside McCarthy Hall, the KU basketball team’s ‘insane’ new home

Athletes, other students just moved into $11.2 million apartment building

Nobody has to duck inside Kansas University’s McCarthy Hall. With extra-lofty ceilings, tall doorways, high countertops and even shower heads mounted 9 feet off the ground, the newly completed on-campus apartment building is constructed to scale for 7-footer types.

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KU’s Lokedi places fourth

Kansas University freshman Sharon Lokedi placed fourth in the NCAA Pre-National Invitational on Saturday to help the KU women take 19th place in the team standings.

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Self excited by quick Vick's potential

Lagerald Vick, who averaged 27.0 points a game his senior year and 24.0 points his junior campaign at Memphis’ Douglass High, certainly knows how to put the ball in the basket. By Gary Bedore

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Kingsbury: Red Raiders 'choked' on offense vs. Kansas

Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury did not expect the Red Raiders’ explosive offense to struggle against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Texas Tech

Linebacker Joe Dineen, aka Local Boy, was all over the field delivering hits and fished with 10 tackles, 2.5 for a loss.

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Notebook: Jayhawks rediscover ground game

After three straight sub-par efforts on the ground, the Kansas running game got back on track Saturday during a 30-20 home loss to Texas Tech.

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Ben Heeney returns to support Jayhawks

With the Oakland Raiders having their bye this weekend, former Kansas linebacker and NFL rookie Ben Heeney was back in Lawrence for the first time this season to take in Saturday's game, a 30-20 Jayhawks loss to Texas Tech.

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Column: Risks and rewards come with true freshman QB Ryan Willis

True freshman Ryan Willis made his share of mistakes in turning what had the potential to turn into a more-of-the-same blowout loss into a game, but the way he led Kansas University’s winless football team back from the depths Saturday in a 30-20 loss to Texas Tech in Memorial Stadium is what will energize teammates through another week of grueling practice.  By Tom Keegan

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To go or not to go: Fourth down debate continues for KU

For the third week in a row, Kansas football coach David Beaty faced a few tough decisions on fourth down on Saturday.

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Matthew Wyman now punting, too

Kansas University punter Eric Kahn got one chance to hang on to his starting job during Saturday's 30-20 loss to Texas Tech at Memorial Stadium. And when that kick sailed just 23 yards after KU's second offensive possession of the game, KU coach David Beaty elected to look elsewhere the rest of the way. By Matt Tait

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Different feel: Jayhawks competitive in loss to Texas Tech

Saturday, on a gorgeous and sunny fall afternoon, Kansas University football coach David Beaty peered through his adidas sunglasses and saw something that was much easier on the eyes than what he had seen throughout most of his first season in charge of the Jayhawks, as they got within three points late in a 30-20 loss to Texas Tech. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks rally, but fall to Texas Tech

The Kansas football team’s offense moved the ball well against Texas Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, as true freshman Ryan Willis completed 35 of his 50 throws, but putting enough points on the board was another story in a 30-20 home loss.

KU tennis wins 8

Kansas University went 8-2 in singles matches on the second day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional on Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.

No. 3-ranked WVU rips KU soccer, 6-0

No. 3-ranked West Virginia scored two goals in the first 20 minutes and cruised to a 6-0 Big 12 soccer rout of Kansas University on Friday at Dick Dlesk Stadium.

Raiders showing respect for KU

The Texas Tech Red Raiders, who visit Lawrence today for an 11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium against the winless Kansas University football team, may be bringing the nation’s top-rated pass offense and one of the Big 12’s highest-scoring teams to town, but that does not mean for a second they’re looking past the Jayhawks.

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Diallo named to Abdul-Jabbar watch list

Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo has been named to the 20-member watch list for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.

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Inside McCarthy Hall, the KU basketball team’s ‘insane’ new home

Athletes, other students just moved into $11.2 million apartment building

Nobody has to duck inside Kansas University’s McCarthy Hall. With extra-lofty ceilings, tall doorways, high countertops and even shower heads mounted 9 feet off the ground, the newly completed on-campus apartment building is constructed to scale for 7-footer types.