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Column: Diallo’s potential impact: 1 seed

Late last month, Bill Self said he didn’t expect to hear anything conclusive from the NCAA Eligibility Center about prize recruit Cheick Diallo’s eligibility for the upcoming season until mid-September, “at the earliest.” So it’s too early to panic, but not premature to wonder what Kansas University’s experienced basketball team might look like with and without the 6-foot-9, 220-pound freshman from Kayes, Mali, Africa. By Tom Keegan

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Boot Camp awaits Jayhawks

New Cleveland Cavaliers center Sasha Kaun is a proud four-year graduate of Kansas University ... and KU’s Basketball Boot Camp.

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Golf postponed

Stormy weather forced postponement of the second round of the Schooner Women’s Golf Classic on Sunday. Rounds 2 and 3 will be played today.

KU tennis team falls

The Kansas University women’s tennis duo of Maria Jose Cardona and Summer Collins fell in the semifinals of the Midland Invitational on Sunday, 6-4 to Texas Tech’s Sabrina Federici and Felicity Malthy.

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Self kicks off Kansas’ Boot Camp

Bill Self’s 13th basketball Boot Camp at Kansas University is off to a rousing start. by Gary Bedore

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Off & running: Kansas running back Kinner making most of shot

Before Kansas University landed arguably the best player on the 2015 football roster, former KU defensive back Patrick Resby believed so much in the ability of current KU running back Ke’aun (pronounced KEY-on) Kinner that he was not about to leave it to chance that Kinner would be discovered. By Matt Tait

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Column: Diallo’s potential impact: 1 seed

Late last month, Bill Self said he didn’t expect to hear anything conclusive from the NCAA Eligibility Center about prize recruit Cheick Diallo’s eligibility for the upcoming season until mid-September, “at the earliest.” So it’s too early to panic, but not premature to wonder what Kansas University’s experienced basketball team might look like with and without the 6-foot-9, 220-pound freshman from Kayes, Mali, Africa. By Tom Keegan

KU tennis duo reaches semis

Kansas University’s Maria Jose Cardona and Summer Collins advanced to the semifinal round of the Midland Invitational with a 6-3 victory over TCU’s Seda Arantekin and Alexis Pereira on Saturday.

Kansas golfer sets 2 records

Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn set a Kansas University 18-hole record and a Schooner Classic record for score versus par when she surged into the lead of the Classic on Saturday at the par-71 Belmar Golf Club.

KU volleyball nearly perfect

Jayhawks drop just 3 sets in noncon season

Kansas University’s volleyball team could not have played much better than it did during the 2015 nonconference season. By Gary Bedore

KU scholars say 'front porch' athletics programs often have unsustainable funding

Scandal-embroiled Rutgers, which KU happens to play Saturday in football, is one case study

Power Five schools — Kansas University included — generally make plenty of money off sports to sustain their respective athletics programs. Between television contracts, ticket sales and donations, KU and its fellow large-conference universities have healthy and sustainable funding models, a KU scholar says. In contrast, health, sport and exercise sciences assistant professor Jordan Bass’ recently published research focuses on a different category of schools: those that are questing for the same high level of athletics recognition but may not have the funding to back it up. By Sara Shepherd

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Boot Camp awaits Jayhawks

New Cleveland Cavaliers center Sasha Kaun is a proud four-year graduate of Kansas University ... and KU’s Basketball Boot Camp.

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Ex-KU coach Terry Allen stays connected

After 35 years in the coaching ranks, including a five-year stint at the helm of Kansas University’s football program from 1997-2001, Terry Allen is not calling plays from the sidelines this fall.