Stories for September 17, 2016


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KU swimmers win Open Water event

Kansas sophomores Haley Bishop and Libby Walker tied for first to share the individual title at the inaugural CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Championship on Saturday at Lone Star Lake.

KU volleyball sweeps Southeastern Louisiana

Kansas’ volleyball team swept Southeastern Louisiana in its final nonconference match of the regular season Saturday in Purdue’s Stacey Clark Classic.

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Self: Jayhawks not likely to join preseason combine craze

While Duke and Kentucky going to the preseason combine system for its NBA prospect certainly catches the attention of the college basketball world, don’t expect to see Kansas follow suit any time soon. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Bragg laments mistakes at center; Dineen injured

For the first time in his career at Kansas, sophomore Jacob Bragg started at center Saturday at Memphis. Afterward, the young offensive lineman, pushed into a new role due to injuries to starter Joe Gibson and would-be backup Mesa Ribordy, regretted his role in what became a mistake-heavy showing, and a 43-7 road loss at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Less is more for Beaty, Jayhawks

Seemingly in disbelief that the team he coaches vomited the football over and over for the second week in a row and made it so easy on the opponent, Kansas second-year head coach David Beaty belly-flopped onto the sword to open Saturday’s post-game press conference. By Tom Keegan

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Memphis

RB Khalil Herbert, a true freshman, turned a catch into a 35-yard gain and on his second carry he sprinted down the left sideline to a 66-yard touchdown.

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Roadkill: Jayhawks dismantled in Memphis, 43-7

The Kansas football team took its traveling road show of horrors to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Saturday, and the seven-year long spectacle refused to die. Capitalizing on KU drives that went nowhere and an array of Jayhawk giveaways, Memphis dismantled the visitors, 43-7, extending the program’s losing streak away from Lawrence to 39 games. By Benton Smith

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Turnovers, slow start hand Jayhawks another road loss

Looking to end a seven-year road losing streak, the Kansas football team had another abysmal start with four first-half turnovers in a 43-7 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.