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Houston family considers David Beaty a hero

KU coach helped young man who suffered head injury at trampoline park

A little more than three years ago, Max Menchaca’s life changed forever. In the opinion of his mother, Trace, the Menchaca family has Kansas football coach David Beaty to thank for Max’s existence not taking a worse turn on that fateful day, when the coach saw her son suffer a horrific accident and leapt into action. By Benton Smith

KU big man Dwight Coleby still searching to carve out role

With so many front-court contributors gone from a season ago, arguably the most intriguing option in KU’s new-look big man rotation is former Ole Miss transfer Dwight Coleby, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound junior who sat out during his transfer season because of NCAA rules and rehabbed a knee injury in the process. By Matt Tait

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Houston family considers David Beaty a hero

KU coach helped young man who suffered head injury at trampoline park

A little more than three years ago, Max Menchaca’s life changed forever. In the opinion of his mother, Trace, the Menchaca family has Kansas football coach David Beaty to thank for Max’s existence not taking a worse turn on that fateful day, when the coach saw her son suffer a horrific accident and leapt into action. By Benton Smith

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KU's Bill Self sees importance of strong football program

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is and always has been a big supporter of Kansas football and he, like many fans, is eager to get the 2016 season rolling. By Matt Tait

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KU, LHS baseball featured in Cape Cod championship

Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll has watched countless baseball games and there was one earlier this month that he said he would never forget. By Bobby Nightengale

Kawinpakorn finishes with 82

Former Kansas women’s golfer Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn earned a spot on the 2017 Symetra Tour, but failed to qualify for Stage 2 of the LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School after shooting her highest round of the event Sunday on the Dinah Shore Course at the Mission Hills Country Club.

KU soccer ties South Dakota State

Kansas freshman Katie McClure scored the first goal of her career, and the Jayhawks tied South Dakota State, 1-1, on Sunday in women’s college soccer.

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2017 PG Collin Sexton to attend KU's Late Night in the Phog

Collin Sexton, one of the top point guards in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 12 overall player in the Rivals.com rankings, is planning to visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog the weekend of Oct. 1. By Matt Tait