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Disappointed Jayhawks at least show progress in loss to K-State

What the Kansas football team’s players and coaches needed more than anything Saturday against rival Kansas State was a victory. What they got was an unwanted consolation prize. The desired result escaped the Jayhawks for the seventh consecutive game, for sure, but they at least displayed progress for the first time in weeks in their 30-20 Sunflower Showdown loss. By Benton Smith

Aldrich, Collins emotional about jersey retirement news

Both earned All-American honors and won a national championship during their playing days at Kansas. But even those accolades hardly seemed like enough for the news that recently landed at their doors. By Matt Tait

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'It's going to get there': ESU coach Collins sees progress in KU women's basketball program

If you’re looking for someone outside the KU women’s basketball program qualified to speak on the team’s progress, Emporia State head coach Jory Collins might be a good starting point. By Scott Chasen

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Tom Keegan: Lagerald Vick aims to make this the year he rebounds

Kansas junior Lagerald Vick experienced the thrill of hearing the roar of the Allen Fieldhouse crowd when his named was announced as a starter in five consecutive games last season.

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Lawrence's Boye-Doe commits to K-State football

Lawrence High senior defensive back Ekow Boye-Doe announced Monday he was committing to play college football at Kansas State.

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Notebook: Why KU switched to Stanley at QB; Brown to join Ring of Honor

After seven starts for junior Peyton Bender yielded 204.1 passing yards a game, eight touchdowns, nine interceptions and just one victory, Beaty and company made redshirt sophomore Carter Stanley the Jayhawks’ new No. 1 QB against Kansas State. By Benton Smith

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Gameday Breakdown: KU basketball vs. Pittsburg State

A look at some of the keys for Kansas in Tuesday's exhibition home opener vs. Pittsburg State.By Matt Tait

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Kansas WR Steven Sims channels frustrations into career day

Junior named Co-Big 12 Offensive Player of Week

As much as his football team’s offensive flaws troubled Kansas receiver Steven Sims Jr. of late, his own lack of production perturbed him most. Sims channeled his frustrations and turned them into a career day during a 30-20 loss to K-State, with nine receptions for 233 yards and a touchdown — a stat line good enough to earn co-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. By Benton Smith