Stories for February 4, 2016


Lead stories


Tom Keegan: Bill Self turns red over Brannen Greene — again

It was difficult to tell the winning coach from the losing one in the wake of Kansas University burying Kansas State again in Allen Fieldhouse, 77-59, Wednesday night. By Tom Keegan

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KU softball hopes to build on 2015 success

The 15 returning letter winners on the Kansas University softball team do not have to strain too hard to recall the wonderful memories of a 2015 season that resulted in a No. 23 ranking in the RPI poll, a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and the first 40-win season in 23 years. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 ADs ‘exploring’ championship game

The Big 12 athletic directors gathered on Thursday near Dallas for one of their regularly scheduled meetings and, in reaction to a recent ruling by the NCAA giving the Big 12 a shot at having a conference championship game in football with just 10 members, discussed the conference’s options moving forward. By Matt Tait

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Board game: Self dismayed by rebounding effort

Kansas University’s basketball team had more assists, steals, blocks and shot a greater percentage from both the field and the free throw line, while committing fewer turnovers than rival Kansas State in Wednesday’s 77-59 victory in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: My fake outrage over Bill Self’s slip

Fake outrage rages louder than ever in sports, so let me share some phony fury with you. Pretend all the letters are upper case, so you can hear me shout. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 4, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 4, 2016.

KU athletes win Big 12 awards

Two Kansas University athletes — tennis player Anastasiya Rychagova and Sharon Lokedi of the women’s track team — earned Big 12 weekly honors Wednesday.

Kansas soccer signs five

Kansas University signed five soccer players to national letters of Intent during the early signing period, coach Mark Francis announced Wednesday.

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Beaty enthusiastic about Class of ’16

David Beaty’s second recruiting class as Kansas University football coach might have been a few bodies light, but what it lacked in numbers, Beaty made up for in enthusiasm. By Matt Tait

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KU makes top recruit Josh Jackson's final three

Josh Jackson, a 6-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., this week officially narrowed his list of schools to Kansas University, Michigan State and Arizona.

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Bill Self: Brannen Greene 'disrespectful' of K-State in closing seconds

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was livid that junior Brannen Greene dunked the ball — with no Kansas State players playing defense and the rest of the Jayhawks merely letting the clock run out — in the closing seconds of Wednesday's game in Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 3, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 3, 2016.

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Torneden, Skwarlo set to join Jayhawks

In the months following Bryce Torneden’s oral commitment to play football at North Dakota State, one of the Free State High senior’s closest teammates, Sam Skwarlo, stayed in his ear about the possibility of playing for their hometown program, Kansas University, instead.