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Tom Keegan: Kansas lineman Jordan Shelley-Smith's retirement from football sparks concussion discussions

Jordan Shelley-Smith, driven to retiring from football, will be missed by teammates who appreciate increased concussion awareness in football.

Ryan Willis 'excited' to reclaim starting QB spot

David Beaty remains vague on rotating quarterbacks

A starter for eight games during his freshman season a year ago, sophomore Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis learned Monday from head coach David Beaty he would take over that rank once again after losing it in the offseason. By Benton Smith

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Pepper Rodgers to celebrate 85th birthday at old stomping grounds Saturday

Pepper Rodgers left Kansas before quarterback David Jaynes was eligible to play for him, but no hard feelings. Quite the contrary. Jaynes has organized a Kansas reunion for Rodgers, who will celebrate his 85th birthday Saturday at Memorial Stadium with former assistants and players during the Kansas-TCU football game.

Kansas volleyball wins in Ames for second year in a row, 3-1

Kansas has won more volleyball matches against Iowa State in Ames in the past 49 weeks than it had in the previous 10 years. KU defeated the Cyclones, 3-1, Wednesday in Hilton Coliseum.

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Day 1 in the books for Kansas basketball

Despite a lot more instruction and a little less action, Kansas coach Bill Self said the first true day of practice for the 2016-17 men's basketball team was a success. By Matt Tait

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Freshman safety Mike Lee contrite following blown plays at Texas Tech

Jayhawks confident DB has bright future

Hours removed from the Jayhawks’ nationally televised game at Texas Tech and a late-night flight back home, Mike Lee didn’t want to remind senior Fish Smithson about a highlight hit, a pass breakup or leading KU with 8.5 total tackles in the loss. Instead, the true freshman safety reached out to one of his team captains to apologize. By Benton Smith