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13 reasons why Kansas can win it all

Thirteen reasons why the 2016-17 Kansas men's basketball team can make it all the way this March and cut down the nets in Arizona at the Final Four. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Purdue lingers as possible tough matchup, Iowa State as potential thriller

So many interesting angles popped off the page of the Midwest regional when the brackets came out on Selection Sunday.

Early Morning

Five things to watch with Kansas football this spring

Third-year Kansas football coach David Beaty and his players still have close to six months to get through before the 2017 season officially begins, but it feels much closer than that as of this weekend, with spring practices beginning on Monday. Here are five things to watch as KU enters spring football, a crucial portion of the offseason. By Benton Smith

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Let the QB competition begin

KU football opens spring practice

Is it possible by the end of KU’s spring schedule in late April Beaty will have a clear No. 1 QB in sophomore Carter Stanley or junior college transfer Peyton Bender? By Benton Smith

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Fish Smithson leads batch of NFL hopefuls at KU's pro day

Fish Smithson couldn’t sleep Sunday night. The safety’s three-season Kansas football career ended nearly four months ago and almost everything he had done since was leading up to Monday morning and a couple hours full of measurements and stop watches at KU’s annual pro day. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: No chance Josh Jackson lets the big stage get the better of him

Josh Jackson arrived at Kansas amid inevitable comparisons to Andrew Wiggins. Their similar size (6-foot-8), ranking (No. 1 by Rivals) and excuse-me-while-I-kiss-the-sky dunking histories made it impossible not to compare them, not to wonder which would leave a louder one-year mark on Kansas basketball.

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KU senior Landen Lucas takes a trip down Memory Lane to prep for 2017 tourney

Rested and ready for one final run at the Final Four before his career ends, Kansas forward Landen Lucas is leaving no stone unturned. By Matt Tait

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Mason receives another honor; Jayhawks 3rd in latest polls

The U.S. Basketball Writers Associaton on Monday named KU senior Frank Mason III as one of five first-team All-Americans and a finalist for the Oscar Robertson national player of the year award. By Matt Tait

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Self backs freshman Josh Jackson with strong words

With freshman guard Josh Jackson set to return from a one-game suspension, Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self was asked on Monday morning’s Big 12 coaches teleconference if he, for any reason, had seen or known of anything at all that might keep Jackson from playing for the Jayhawks moving forward. “Hell no,” Self said. “OK? That answered your question.”By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks set all-time mark with 28th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance

A look back at KU's NCAA record streak of 28 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, dating back to Roy Williams' first season as the head coach at KU. By Matt Tait

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13 reasons why Kansas can win it all

Thirteen reasons why the 2016-17 Kansas men's basketball team can make it all the way this March and cut down the nets in Arizona at the Final Four. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: One of these 13 schools will win the NCAA tournament

A week before Selection Sunday, I selected 13 teams I think have a shot to win it all.

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A point beside the point on point in recent NCAA tournaments

Searching for NCAA tournament patterns ranks high among futile activities because as soon as it seems one is emerging, it fades to black.