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2017 PG Trae Young picks Oklahoma

In the end, Trae Young just could not leave home. Young, one of the Kansas basketball program’s top remaining targets in the 2017 recruiting class, announced shortly after noon on Thursday that he would attend the University of Oklahoma, picking the hometown Sooners over Kansas and Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait

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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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Tom Keegan: Bill Self has winning record at Kansas vs. future NBA All-Stars

Bill Self still has not had the pleasure of kicking back with a plate of BBQ and a strawberry soda in front of his TV to watch one of his Kansas players compete in the NBA All-Star Game, although he did coach three-time All-Star Deron Williams at Illinois. As for coaching against players who went on to play in the league’s splashy mid-season exhibition, that’s another story entirely.

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With Baylor battle looming, Jayhawks' wild West Virginia victory still celebrated

Even with a road game at No. 4 Baylor looming this weekend, one of the most popular topics at Thursday’s media session with the Kansas basketball team was still the Jayhawks’ wild and crazy come-from-behind victory over West Virginia on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Another Louisiana prospect backs out of initial commitment to KU football

And then there were four. Once a group of six, the number of Class of 2018 Louisiana prospects committed to the Kansas football program again shrank on Thursday, when three-star defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins announced his intentions to play closer to home, at LSU. By Benton Smith

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2017 PG Trae Young picks Oklahoma

In the end, Trae Young just could not leave home. Young, one of the Kansas basketball program’s top remaining targets in the 2017 recruiting class, announced shortly after noon on Thursday that he would attend the University of Oklahoma, picking the hometown Sooners over Kansas and Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait