Stories for January 5, 2017


Lead stories


Tom Keegan: No reason point guard not in Josh Jackson's NBA future

Give me one reason Kansas freshman Josh Jackson can’t spend most of his NBA career as a point guard.

Defensive struggles a real concern for third-ranked Kansas

Tuesday night, in thrilling fashion, a second consecutive Kansas basketball victory was overshadowed, at least to those within the program, by serious concerns about the Jayhawks’ defense. By Matt Tait

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KU's Bill Self admires coaching path taken by first-year Texas Tech coach Chris Beard

One of the first encounters Kansas coach Bill Self had with first-year Texas Tech coach Chris Beard came back when Self was the head coach at Tulsa and Beard was the head coach at Fort Scott Community College. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Finally, Kansas and Kansas State feel like genuine rivals

During his one and only season at Kansas State 10 years ago, basketball coach Bob Huggins said that both teams have to win games for any series to constitute a rivalry. Since Kansas was winning nearly all the games at the time, he concluded, it wasn't a rivalry. He was right.

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KU alumnus' startup making inroads in sports tech industry

A year ago Austin Barone was catching his breath after a 21-hour semester, his last at the University of Kansas. Heading into this year’s industry sales season — Barone leaves Friday for the American Football Coaches Association convention — Just Play Sports Solutions has clients nationwide from high school to at least one pro team, a board of directors with semi-celebrity names, and an optimistic outlook.

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Upon further review: Self says he saw Svi's walk on replay

Nearly two full days removed from the actual incident itself, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s game-winning layup — and the extra steps that led to it — continued to be a hot topic on Thursday. By Matt Tait

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Jason Phillips leaves KU football staff

After spending one season on David Beaty’s Kansas football coaching staff, wide receivers coach Jason Phillips has left the program to head to Pac-12 country, where he’ll work for coach Gary Andersen at Oregon State. By Benton Smith