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Curb your enthusiasm: Jayhawks don't want to play overexcited

In the moments leading up to kickoff, particularly for a season opener, college football players try to harness any boosts in adrenaline, testosterone and general euphoria that accompany the pre-game buzz. A year ago, in his first game as head coach at Kansas, David Beaty not only saw that first-hand, he had the medical numbers to back it up. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU defense not worried about who gets most tackles

In the race to surpass KU senior safety Fish Smithson as the leading tackler during the months ahead, the most likely candidates play linebacker. While Smithson’s 111 total tackles topped the unit a year ago, Joe Dineen (86) and Marcquis Roberts (71) often contributed to stops, as well. By Benton Smith

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Another 2019 point guard plans unofficial visit to KU for Late Night

Yet another PG from the Class of 2019 on Thursday made known his plans to attend this year’s Late Night in the Phog event Oct. 1 at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Self: Opening Big 12 play in December significant, but conference had no choice

The Big 12 Conference on Thursday released the conference portion of the Kansas men’s basketball schedule for 2016-17 and it included both new and familiar sights. By Matt Tait

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Curb your enthusiasm: Jayhawks don't want to play overexcited

In the moments leading up to kickoff, particularly for a season opener, college football players try to harness any boosts in adrenaline, testosterone and general euphoria that accompany the pre-game buzz. A year ago, in his first game as head coach at Kansas, David Beaty not only saw that first-hand, he had the medical numbers to back it up. By Benton Smith

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Class of 2019 PG adds name to list of Late Night visitors

The row of visitors sitting behind the Kansas bench on Oct. 1 at Late Night in the Phog could soon stretch from baseline to baseline as another Kansas target on Wednesday revealed to that he was planning to attend this year’s Late Night festivities. By Matt Tait

Big 12 no longer considering East Carolina, UNLV, New Mexico

East Carolina, UNLV and New Mexico are out of the Big 12’s expansion derby.