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KU's Frank Mason III named Associated Press Player of the Year

Already honored as the top player in college basketball during the 2016-17 season by several national publications, Kansas senior Frank Mason III on Thursday picked up one of the big boys. By Matt Tait

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With new coordinator, repetition key for KU offense this spring

The words repetition and spring football essentially are synonymous these days around Anderson Family Football Complex. It’s the time of year when head coach David Beaty and his assistants install their plays, in doses of three practices. By the time the Jayhawks conclude training after 15 total sessions, they will have gone through the complete install five times over. By Benton Smith

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Hall of Fame Material: Doc Sadler says Bill Self same (sarcastic) guy as the day he met him

Although he would prefer for his team to be traveling there with him, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be in Arizona this weekend, when he will find out if he will be included in the Class of 2017 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During the next several days, in a series examining Self’s path to the Hall of Fame, the Journal-World will explore a few of Self's best qualities with some of the people who know him best. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: No reason to sell Frank Mason short in NBA draft

Frank Mason became on Thursday the 51st college basketball player named player of the year by the Associated Press, which has handed out the award 57 times. A check of the records shows that the first 50 recipients all went on to play in the NBA with varying degrees of success.

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KU's Frank Mason III named Associated Press Player of the Year

Already honored as the top player in college basketball during the 2016-17 season by several national publications, Kansas senior Frank Mason III on Thursday picked up one of the big boys. By Matt Tait