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KU guards Graham, Mason turn heads at adidas Nations showcase

Earlier this week, DraftExpress.com, which tracks and predicts the top prospects on the NBA radar, released the Top 10 college players from the event and KU guards Devonte' Graham and Frank Mason both landed on the list. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks among nation's 10 worst teams according to preseason rankings

KU players and coaches more optimistic about prospects

CBSSports.com ranked every FBS program in the nation — all 128 of them. Less than a month away from the season opener, the Jayhawks come in near the bottom of the list, at 119th. Or for the glass-half-empty population, 10th worst. By Benton Smith

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Kansas soccer blanks Creighton

A goal and an assist from sophomore Grace Hagan and Ashley Pankey’s second goal of the preseason helped send Kansas past Creighton, 3-0, in a soccer exhibition Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. Freshman Katie McClure also scored for KU.

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Notebook: Dorance Armstrong Jr. still sitting out of KU practices

A week after Kansas football coach David Beaty announced standout defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. would be kept out of preseason practices as a precaution due to an unspecified leg injury, the sophomore still hasn’t returned to camp activities. By Benton Smith

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Deeper KU defense focused on winning 'money down,' improving as unit

In year number two of his rebuilding project with the Kansas football program, head coach David Beaty recognizes the need for a vastly improved defense. Now just more than a week into preseason camp, with Friday marking KU’s 10th practice, Beaty says defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and his troops have shown progress in key areas. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Free State's Torneden impressing early at KU

One of the last to be offered a scholarship in the Class of 2016, former Free State High star Bryce Torneden has performed so well in KU's fall football camp that head coach David Beaty said he "definitely" will play, as a true freshman.

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KU commitment Marcus Garrett finalizes plans to visit campus

One committed Kansas basketball prospect plans his visits while another shares his thoughts about the final four schools still in the hunt to land him.By Matt Tait

KU women improve to 2-0 overseas

The Kansas women's basketball team on Friday morning improved to 2-0 during its overseas exhibition tour with a 95-52 victory against AMW All-Stars at Le Stadium in Paris.

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Former Jayhawk Mason Finley reaches Olympic discus finals

Friday morning, inside Olympic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, former Kansas thrower Mason Finley delivered a monster throw of 63.68 meters (208 feet, 11 inches) on his final throw of the qualifying round to earn a spot in Saturday's finals.

KU women earn victory in France

The Kansas women’s basketball team earned a victory Thursday in its first of four games on a 10-day European tour.

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Jayhawks among nation's 10 worst teams according to preseason rankings

KU players and coaches more optimistic about prospects

CBSSports.com ranked every FBS program in the nation — all 128 of them. Less than a month away from the season opener, the Jayhawks come in near the bottom of the list, at 119th. Or for the glass-half-empty population, 10th worst. By Benton Smith

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KU guards Graham, Mason turn heads at adidas Nations showcase

Earlier this week, DraftExpress.com, which tracks and predicts the top prospects on the NBA radar, released the Top 10 college players from the event and KU guards Devonte' Graham and Frank Mason both landed on the list. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football roster family tree full of notable branches

From the NBA Development League record for three-pointers to the only triple-double in UT-Arlington history, relatives of several current Kansas football players have achieved big things in sports.