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'Competition mode' to determine KU's starting QB vs. ISU

As of Tuesday afternoon, Kansas football coach David Beaty still didn’t feel comfortable naming a starting quarterback for this week’s home game against Iowa State. By Benton Smith

Early Morning

Tom Keegan: Bill Self needs cool hand from Luke

KU's post depth isn't as experienced as in most years so senior Landen Lucas, facing a tough assignment in Indiana's Thomas Bryant, must stay out of foul trouble.

After long travel day, Jayhawks adjust to new surroundings in Hawaii

Moments before checking in to the team hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Kansas men’s basketball coach caught up with reporters after a travel day that spanned roughly 20 hours from the time the Jayhawks left Lawrence and the time they arrived at the hotel, their home away from home for the next few days. By Matt Tait

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Carter Stanley always at his best in games, per high school coach

Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley's high school coach, Vero Beach High's Lenny Jankowski, remembers him as "a gamer," who didn't wow anybody in camps or practice, but always showed his best in games.

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Jayhawks enjoy meaningful, memorable tour of USS Chafee at Pearl Harbor

Landen Lucas OK despite wearing walking boot

Kansas coach Bill Self is used to being at the top of the college basketball world. But sitting at the helm of a 509-foot long, active U.S. Navy destroyer is a whole different experience. Such was the scene Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam near Honolulu, where Self and the Jayhawks toured the USS Chafee during their day with the military. By Matt Tait

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KU forward Landen Lucas wearing boot as preventative measure

Kansas coach Bill Self said Wednesday before the Jayhawks fulfilled their military duties at Pearl Harbor that senior forward Landen Lucas was wearing a walking boot on his right foot as a preventative measure and that Lucas was not in jeopardy of missing Friday’s season opener against No. 11 Indiana. By Matt Tait

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Apologetic Daniel Wise says ejection taught him lesson

For a couple days at Anderson Family Football Complex, the Kansas coaching staff and important defensive cog Daniel Wise thought the team’s starting defensive tackle would have to miss the first half of the upcoming Iowa State game. The best-case scenario played out for Kansas (1-8 overall, 0-6 Big 12) and the 6-foot-3 tackle. Nevertheless, head coach David Beaty used Wise as an example. By Benton Smith

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Marcus Garrett celebrates 18th birthday by making KU commitment official

A few months after becoming the first player in the 2017 recruiting class to orally commit to the Jayhawks, four-star combo guard Marcus Garrett on Wednesday became the first player in the class to sign with Kansas. By Matt Tait

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After long travel day, Jayhawks adjust to new surroundings in Hawaii

Moments before checking in to the team hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Kansas men’s basketball coach caught up with reporters after a travel day that spanned roughly 20 hours from the time the Jayhawks left Lawrence and the time they arrived at the hotel, their home away from home for the next few days. By Matt Tait