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Five-star guard Quentin Grimes calls feeling of signing with KU indescribable

Quentin Grimes, a five-star guard ranked No. 11 by Rivals.com in the Class of 2018, announced his commitment to Kansas at a ceremony at College Park High in The Woodlands, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Shortly thereafter, he sent his national letter of intent to the KU basketball offices to make his commitment official. By Matt Tait

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In the zone: Stifling defense guides KU women to 72-37 win over Texas Southern

After a strong first quarter sparked the Kansas women's basketball team to an 18-point victory over Campbell in the Jayhawks' season opener on Sunday, Brandon Schneider's squad used a big second quarter to pull away from Texas Southern in a 72-37 win over the Tigers on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt

KU's Rychagova ranked No. 1 in singles

After posting a 10-2 singles record in the fall, Kansas junior Anastasia Rychagova was ranked the No. 1 singles player in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Wednesday.

KU volleyball swept at Texas

Madison Rigdon returned to the court for the first time in three games, but the Kansas volleyball team was swept by second-ranked Texas (25-23, 25-22, 25-16) on Wednesday at Gregory Gymnasium.

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Five-star guard Quentin Grimes calls feeling of signing with KU indescribable

Quentin Grimes, a five-star guard ranked No. 11 by Rivals.com in the Class of 2018, announced his commitment to Kansas at a ceremony at College Park High in The Woodlands, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Shortly thereafter, he sent his national letter of intent to the KU basketball offices to make his commitment official. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Duke, led by Grayson Allen, justifies No. 1 ranking at Champions Classic

Chicago — Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski talked about his team after it defeat Michigan State, but some of his words applied just as well to Kansas after its attractively flawed grinder of a close triumph over ridiculously young, talented Kentucky.

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Free State's Claire Campbell signs to swim under her dad at KU

When Free State senior Claire Campbell was ready to commit to the Kansas swimming team in late September, she made a phone call to tell her future coach. Sometimes good news can’t wait. Her dad, KU coach Clark Campbell, was out of town, so they celebrated over the phone.

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Regents OK $26 million indoor practice facility for KU football

The facility is planned as just one part of an overall $300 million renovation of Memorial Stadium. KU is the only school in the Big 12 conference that does not have a dedicated indoor football facility, according to Chancellor Doug Girod.

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KMCI-TV reaches deal with Spectrum Sports to simulcast early-season KU basketball games

There's good news for Kansas City-area Kansas basketball fans who in recent years have struggled to see a handful of early-season KU games televised on The Jayhawk Network. By Matt Tait

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OU coach Lincoln Riley not biggest fan of competing against brother Garrett, of KU

When first-year Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley leads his Sooners, currently No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, into Memorial Stadium Saturday to face faltering Kansas, he will do his best to overlook the fact that his younger brother, Garrett, will be part of the opposition. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks want to get sophomore center Udoka Azubuike more shots

On a night when the Kansas men's basketball team shot 35 percent from the floor and won, the one Jayhawk who finished with a field goal percentage above 50 percent had just five attempts. By Matt Tait

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KU says benched basketball player hit curb on 19th Street, damaged tires; university still mum on 'financial picture'

Local law enforcement agencies did not take any reports over the weekend of a vehicle accident involving University of Kansas basketball player Billy Preston.

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‘Big-boy play’: KU dominates offensive boards in ‘great, grind-it-out win’

Sometime in the hours before his 2:30 a.m. snack of popcorn ended up on his beard — and Devonte’ Graham’s Snapchat story — Malik Newman was hitting a crucial shot in KU’s 65-61 win over Kentucky. Yet it was the play before that encapsulated the difference in the game. By Scott Chasen

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KU coach Bill Self confident freshman forward Billy Preston will be back but unsure of when

Shortly after his team survived a scare from seventh-ranked Kentucky despite playing basically just six guys, Kansas coach Bill Self offered a little more information into the traffic incident that kept freshman forward Billy Preston in street clothes. By Matt Tait