Stories for December 28, 2016


Lead stories


Start of Big 12 play provides Kansas a carrot to stay focused

With the Big 12 portion of the Kansas basketball schedule slated to tip off Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas, all of that offseason and preseason talk about the Jayhawks gunning to tie UCLA’s record of 13 consecutive conference titles starts to mean something. By Matt Tait

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Freshman forward Mitch Lightfoot in position to be a factor

Everybody knows that the Kansas men’s basketball team has the guards necessary to win the Big 12 Conference for a record-tying 13th consecutive season. But whether or not the third-ranked Jayhawks actually get it done could come down to the play of their big men. By Matt Tait

KU-Oklahoma women at a glance

A preview of the Kansas women's basketball team's game against Oklahoma on Thursday.

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With new contract, David Beaty feels increased pressure to produce for KU

As 2017 approaches and University of Kansas football coach David Beaty continues to immerse himself in the offseason drudgery that comes with trying to restore the rundown program he took over two years ago, he understands expectations have risen. By Benton Smith