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Kansas coach Bill Self: 'Our team got better'

Tough 3-game stretch leaves Jayhawks in good shape

With off-the-court questions still lingering and nine games remaining in the regular season, the third-ranked Jayhawks sit at 20-2, are poised to move up in the rankings and recently answered one question during what will go down as their toughest three-game stretch of the 2016-17 season — these guys know how to win. By Matt Tait

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KU softball gears up for new season, new identity

When the Kansas softball team takes the diamond in Deland, Florida on Feb. 10, it will be a much different group than the one that walked off the diamond in May of last year.

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KU Athletics director explains ‘no comment’ stance on reports of basketball players’ misconduct

Zenger asserts department does not influence investigations

In recent weeks, members of the highly-ranked University of Kansas men’s basketball team have made national headlines due to off-court incidents. In an interview with the Journal-World on Friday, KU’s top athletics official assured that the KU basketball team is not out of control and said administrators' “no comment” stance on the alleged incidents was required.

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Tom Keegan: If basketball roster thins, a pair of football players worthy of jerseys

What if another suspension comes? What if another player suffers an injury? Fewer blowouts have resulted in fewer minutes for walk-ons. Even so, based on limited evidence, it doesn’t seem to be as talented a group as in many years.

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Coleby, Lightfoot slowly sliding into bigger roles for Kansas

Less than six weeks ago, Kansas forwards Dwight Coleby and Mitch Lightfoot faced long odds of seeing much court time this season. Today, it's a much different story for the two Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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KU football welcoming slew of 2018 recruits to campus this weekend

Some of top prospects in Louisiana to visit

Kansas football coach David Beaty deemed this week’s National Signing Day a success for the rebuilding program, but that didn’t mean he and his staff could celebrate or relax. In college football, recruiting never stops. As evidence, look no further than the Jayhawks’ weekend plans, which revolve around welcoming to campus a slew of recruits from the Class of 2018. By Benton Smith

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Iowa State

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in Saturday's rematch with Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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QB Deondre Ford announces transfer from KU

A starting quarterback briefly during his time at the University of Kansas, Deondre Ford announced Friday morning he is transferring out of the program. Ford, who transferred to KU from Dodge City Community College before the 2015 season, didn’t say where he will go next in a tweet signaling his departure, but the QB is looking for a place where he can play. By Benton Smith

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KU softball gears up for new season, new identity

When the Kansas softball team takes the diamond in Deland, Florida on Feb. 10, it will be a much different group than the one that walked off the diamond in May of last year.