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Tom Keegan: Jackson doesn’t fall far from Apples’ tree

If Josh Jackson, the nation’s No. 1 recruit, can bring to the Kansas University basketball team in his one season what his mother brought to UTEP in her one year in El Paso, he will make Allen Fieldhouse rock even louder, predicts someone who would know.

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KU basketball's Late Night set for Oct. 1

The Kansas University men's basketball program announced Tuesday that the 2016-17 season will begin as early as possible in October. Late Night in the Phog is set for Saturday, Oct. 1 and will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

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Jackson, Azubuike draw raves during Self’s basketball camp

Josh Jackson and the rest of Kansas University’s perimeter players ran through shooting drills on one end of the court, while fellow freshman Udoka Azubuike and the other Jayhawk big men roamed the other side, thrilling several hundred Bill Self basketball campers during a 30-minute exercise on Tuesday at Horejsi Center.

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Tom Keegan: Jackson doesn’t fall far from Apples’ tree

If Josh Jackson, the nation’s No. 1 recruit, can bring to the Kansas University basketball team in his one season what his mother brought to UTEP in her one year in El Paso, he will make Allen Fieldhouse rock even louder, predicts someone who would know.

This weekend is last Open chance for Woodland

Gary Woodland was tied for the lead on Sunday at the Memorial and still very much in contention when he missed an 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole and failed to convert a birdie from about the same distance on the 18th. He tied for fourth and moved up 14 spots in the world ranking to No. 64.

Broncos begin minicamp minus Talib

The Denver Broncos are awaiting Aqib Talib’s return to team headquarters today so they can begin charting the cornerback’s recovery from a gunshot wound to his right leg.

KU athletics budget going up to $90 million next year

Kansas University’s athletics budget is anticipated to go up about 5 percent next year, to a total of $90 million.

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KU basketball's Late Night set for Oct. 1

The Kansas University men's basketball program announced Tuesday that the 2016-17 season will begin as early as possible in October. Late Night in the Phog is set for Saturday, Oct. 1 and will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

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Arkansas RB Denzell Evans eyeing transfer to Kansas

The Kansas University football program may be getting some help in its backfield in the form of Arkansas running back Denzell Evans, a junior-to-be from Houston who is looking to transfer and plans to become a Jayhawk. By Matt Tait

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Little hopes to bring hope to hometown

Mario Little, a 28-year-old success story from the mean streets of Chicago’s Far South Side, bleeds emotionally for his city — one infested with violence to the tune of six deaths and 58 others wounded in shootings over Memorial Day weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Don’t bet on Kansas to go over or under

A year ago, oddsmakers put the over/under for Kansas University football victories at 1.5, and I urged readers who might find themselves in front of a window in Las Vegas to jump through it with a fist full of cash and plunk it down on the under. Las Vegas hasn’t budged on the 1.5 number, but the wager has gone from a layup to a full-court heave in terms of degree of difficultly. Don’t get anywhere near a window with cash in your hand if your intention is to go either over or under on Kansas. By Tom Keegan