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Time to step up: Lagerald Vick helps KU dispose of Siena

Last Tuesday night, in its win over No. 1 Duke in New York City, the Kansas backcourt was tested by, and wound up out-dueling, some of the best guards in the country. Friday night in the home opener against Siena, KU’s backcourt turned in an inconsistent effort but delivered when it had to in knocking out the Saints, 86-65, to give head coach Bill Self his 207th victory in Allen Fieldhouse, the most of all-time. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks finish strong in home-opening victory over Siena

In a bit of an anti-climactic home opener, the No. 7-ranked Kansas basketball team, coming off games against Indiana and Duke, handled Siena, but struggled to put the visitors away until the final minutes in an 86-65 victory Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks land 5-star forward Billy Preston

The Kansas men’s basketball program finally landed its top-tier player in the Class of 2017 on Friday, when Billy Preston chose the Jayhawks live on ESPNU.By Matt Tait

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KU's Frank Mason bringing stellar start to Allen Fieldhouse

Jayhawks welcome Siena for home opener at 7 p.m. Friday

Fresh off of a 51-point explosion against a pair of Top 12 teams in high-profile, high-pressure situations, Kansas point guard Frank Mason finally gets to bring his act home for the Jayhawks' home opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Siena in Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Bill Self's Allen Fieldhouse record stunning

As everyone knows by now, the Kansas coach has more Big 12 regular-season titles (12) than Allen Fieldhouse losses. No school has beaten him twice in his favorite building. Richmond, Iowa State, Nevada, Kansas State, Oral Roberts, Texas A & M, Texas, Oklahoma State and San Diego State each have gotten him once, but no school twice. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Bill Self expects more from Landen Lucas

For the third consecutive game to open his senior season, KU forward Landen Lucas spent more time laboring and less time on the floor than he did during the final stretch of his sensational junior season, when he proved to be an indespensable part of KU’s Elite Eight team. By Matt Tait

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Time to step up: Lagerald Vick helps KU dispose of Siena

Last Tuesday night, in its win over No. 1 Duke in New York City, the Kansas backcourt was tested by, and wound up out-dueling, some of the best guards in the country. Friday night in the home opener against Siena, KU’s backcourt turned in an inconsistent effort but delivered when it had to in knocking out the Saints, 86-65, to give head coach Bill Self his 207th victory in Allen Fieldhouse, the most of all-time. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks finish strong in home-opening victory over Siena

In a bit of an anti-climactic home opener, the No. 7-ranked Kansas basketball team, coming off games against Indiana and Duke, handled Siena, but struggled to put the visitors away until the final minutes in an 86-65 victory Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

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'How cool would that be?': Jayhawks hope to send seniors out in style

Every senior in a Kansas football uniform knows it’s coming. Just how or when it hits them, that remains to be seen. KU will honor the 23 seniors on its roster prior to kickoff (2:30 p.m., ABC) against Texas, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. But dealing with the finality of a college career varies from person to person. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks land 5-star forward Billy Preston

The Kansas men’s basketball program finally landed its top-tier player in the Class of 2017 on Friday, when Billy Preston chose the Jayhawks live on ESPNU.By Matt Tait

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2017 PF Billy Preston picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program finally landed its top-tier player in the Class of 2017 on Friday, when Billy Preston chose the Jayhawks on ESPNU. By Matt Tait

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Former KU QB/WR Kale Pick new head coach at Fort Scott CC

Kale Pick, 27, spent the past season as Fort Scott’s offensive coordinator and was promoted to head coach Wednesday night.

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Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Texas

Get the keys for Kansas football and read about the mega matchup and much more before the Jayhawks player their home finale against Texas. By Benton Smith