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Self on preseason Big 12 honors: 'It doesn't mean anything'

KU coach also offers Day 2 practice update, thoughts on Coaches vs. Cancer and more

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said nobody in Lawrence would be celebrating too hard over the preseason honors bestowed upon first-team all-Big 12 selections Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham and Big 12 freshman of the year Josh Jackson.By Matt Tait

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.

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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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Tom Keegan: Selling Graham short is big mistake

On the same day the Big 12 released its preseason all-conference team that included Iowa State’s gifted scoring point guard Monte Morris as player of the year, Bovada Sportsbook released odds for Associated Press player of the year.

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Self on preseason Big 12 honors: 'It doesn't mean anything'

KU coach also offers Day 2 practice update, thoughts on Coaches vs. Cancer and more

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said nobody in Lawrence would be celebrating too hard over the preseason honors bestowed upon first-team all-Big 12 selections Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham and Big 12 freshman of the year Josh Jackson.By Matt Tait

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Retired Jayhawk Jordan Shelley-Smith says hits started to 'feel different'

Jordan Shelley-Smith details the factors that led up to his decision to retire from football after suffering from recurring concussion symptoms.

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Daniel Wise's trash-talking didn't give KU intended lift

As Daniel Wise finished the earliest portion of his pre-game routine and made his way toward the visiting locker room last week at Jones AT & T Stadium, in Lubbock, Texas, he noticed some Texas Tech football players talking at him. The Kansas defensive tackle freed his right ear from under his headphones and engaged the Red Raiders in a bit of trash-talking. By Benton Smith

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KU backcourt represented on preseason All-Big 12 team

Jackson projected as top freshman

The preseason buzz surrounding the Kansas basketball team grew Thursday afternoon with the unveiling of the Big 12 coach’s All-Big 12 preseason honors.

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Jayhawks picked 3rd in ESPN's preseason hoops rankings

ESPN.com released its preseason rankings on Thursday morning, and there were some awfully familiar names sitting at the top, including Kansas, which came in at No. 3. By Matt Tait