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Cleaning the glass: Lagerald Vick, Jayhawks take advantage of offensive rebounds in exhibition win

It was far from a perfect half, but it had one aspect that Kansas coach Bill Self absolutely loves — offensive rebounding. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks shoot past Pitt State, 100-54

Playing inside of Allen Fieldhouse for the first time this season, the Kansas men’s basketball team proved there’s no place like home. The Jayhawks led by 15 points within the first five minutes and never looked back in an eventual 100-54 victory over Pittsburg State in the team’s second exhibition game of the preseason. By Bobby Nightengale

Evening

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.

Afternoon

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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Tom Keegan: Malik Newman leads Kansas in scoring in stealth fashion

He’s so smooth, so efficient in his movements that it sometimes is easy to forget that Malik Newman is on the floor. Then he gets the ball on the left wing, ball-fakes his defender into thinking he’s going left, blasts right and is at the basket in an instant for an easy bucket.

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Notebook: Billy Preston excites crowd with big dunk, expected to be OK after injury scare

Few moments during Tuesday’s 100-54, exhibition victory by Kansas over Pittsburg State at Allen Fieldhouse had as much raw emotion and jaw-dropping excitement as Billy Preston’s hammer dunk in transition after a soft pass from Newman just a few minutes into the freshman forward’s Kansas career. By Matt Tait

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Cleaning the glass: Lagerald Vick, Jayhawks take advantage of offensive rebounds in exhibition win

It was far from a perfect half, but it had one aspect that Kansas coach Bill Self absolutely loves — offensive rebounding. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks shoot past Pitt State, 100-54

Playing inside of Allen Fieldhouse for the first time this season, the Kansas men’s basketball team proved there’s no place like home. The Jayhawks led by 15 points within the first five minutes and never looked back in an eventual 100-54 victory over Pittsburg State in the team’s second exhibition game of the preseason. By Bobby Nightengale

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Boye-Doe picks K-State for family environment

A few weeks ago, Lawrence High senior cornerback Ekow Boye-Doe told Kansas State’s football coaches that he planned to commit in the near future.

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Notebook: Armstrong to return vs. Baylor; Lee handles brief demotion

Junior captain and standout defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., who suffered an ankle injury during the second quarter of KU’s loss to rival Kansas State and didn’t return, was cleared to practice Tuesday and could be back to full strength in time for kickoff against winless Baylor. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks to wear Civil War-themed alternate uniforms Saturday vs. Baylor

The Kansas football team will pay homage to the state's Civil War past this weekend during an 11 a.m. kickoff against Baylor at Memorial Stadium.