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Afternoon

With decision day nearing, analysts split down the middle on 5-star PG Trae Young

If ever there were an even split for a high-profile basketball prospect’s college decision, this is it. Five-star point guard Trae Young, of Norman, Oklahoma, is set to reveal his long-awaited decision at noon Thursday at Norman North High and a quick glance at nearly every legitimate recruiting site out there has this one coming in as a dead heat between Kansas and Oklahoma.

Evening

Tom Keegan: Dick Vitale calls KU's backcourt best in nation

Eighteen hours later, colorful analyst Dick Vitale still was juiced by witnessing the unlikeliest of Big Monday comebacks, one that ended with Kansas stealing a victory from West Virginia, 84-80 in overtime.

In close games or colossal beatdowns, Jayhawks just win

The stat sheet shows that the third-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team has outscored opponents 2,171-1,883, but that hardly tells the story of KU’s season. By Matt Tait

Stories

Kansas State president asks fans to stop vulgar chants

The president of Kansas State University has asked Wildcat basketball fans to stop using vulgar chants targeted at the Kansas Jayhawks when the rivals meet in Bramlage Coliseum.

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Beaty reportedly ready to add new D-line coach

It didn’t take David Beaty long to find a new defensive line coach. Days after news of Michael Slater’s departure from the Kansas football staff emerged, his replacement was identified. By Benton Smith

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Freshmen, newcomers rounding out Kansas’ latest baseball team

It has become an annual tradition for Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price to start getting excited around this time about the prospect of returning to the diamond. By Shane Jackson

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Receiver Daylon Charlot left Alabama to make 'big impact' at Kansas

After one season with Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide, and appearing briefly in five games for a team that won the national championship, Charlot decided to leave behind the glory of SEC royalty. This past August, ahead of what would’ve been his sophomore season with Alabama, Charlot resurfaced at Kansas, a program long serving as the butt of Big 12 jokes. By Benton Smith

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KU's Frank Mason III named one of 10 finalists for Senior CLASS Award

Kansas senior Frank Mason III has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate basketball, it was announced Wednesday. By Matt Tait

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With decision day nearing, analysts split down the middle on 5-star PG Trae Young

If ever there were an even split for a high-profile basketball prospect’s college decision, this is it. Five-star point guard Trae Young, of Norman, Oklahoma, is set to reveal his long-awaited decision at noon Thursday at Norman North High and a quick glance at nearly every legitimate recruiting site out there has this one coming in as a dead heat between Kansas and Oklahoma.