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Oh so close: Poor execution costs Kansas in heartbreaking home loss to TCU

The Kansas football team survived four first-half turnovers and took a lead down to the final minutes on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. But a made field goal by TCU's kicker and a miss by Kansas' left Kansas one point shy in the program's latest heartbreaking loss. By Benton Smith

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NBA exhibition game turns into Jayhawks '08 reunion

Nearly a decade after winning an NCAA title in 2008, several former Kansas basketball players held an unofficial reunion Saturday at the Sprint Center. With three Jayhawks playing in an exhibition game for the Minnesota Timberwolves — Cole Aldrich, Brandon Rush and Andrew Wiggins — many of their old teammates were more than happy to watch. By Bobby Nightengale

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Playing and praying for Scott "Scooter" Ward, Kansas volleyball sweeps Texas Tech

Dedicating the match to academic adviser and personal mentor Scott "Scooter" Ward, who in the words of Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard is "fighting for his life," the Jayhawks were dominant in a sweep of visiting Texas Tech.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas defense creating loud footsteps of hope

Four quarters of competitive play, especially from an injury-torn defense, brought realistic hope to the Kansas football program.

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KU Football notebook: Keith Loneker Jr. solid in first start for Jayhawks

Filling in for injured linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., fellow Free State High grad Keith Loneker Jr., made the first start of his Kansas career during KU's 24-23 loss to TCU on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

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Oh so close: Poor execution costs Kansas in heartbreaking home loss to TCU

The Kansas football team survived four first-half turnovers and took a lead down to the final minutes on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. But a made field goal by TCU's kicker and a miss by Kansas' left Kansas one point shy in the program's latest heartbreaking loss. By Benton Smith

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TCU's Patterson: Kansas has always played us well

After Saturday’s heartbreaking, 24-23 loss to TCU at Memorial Stadium, it’s safe to say people are starting to recognize this whole Kansas-plays-TCU-close phenomenon as a true trend. By Matt Tait

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KU football drops heartbreaker against TCU, 24-23

After leading for most of the fourth quarter, the Kansas football team suffered a 24-23 loss against TCU on Saturday at Memorial Stadium when TCU junior kicker Brandon Hatfield made a 37-yard field goal with 1:21 left.

KU soccer falls to West Virginia, 1-0

Despite being outshot 18-5, the Kansas women’s soccer team was able to push No. 3 West Virginia, but ultimately came up short, 1-0, at Rock Chalk Park on Friday night.