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Strong senior leadership a luxury for 2017-18 Kansas basketball team

Despite losing Frank Mason III and Landen Lucas from last year's 31-5 squad, the Kansas men's basketball team returns a pair of important veterans, in Devonte' Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk, who should be able to pick up where Lucas and Mason left off a year ago. By Matt Tait

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Kansas volleyball wins in four sets at West Virginia

Madison Rigdon led Kansas to a victory with 17 kills and 11 digs Wednesday night in a four-set match at West Virginia. KU defeated the Mountaineers, 28-26, 25-22, 17-25, 25-17, to improve to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the Big 12. KU setter Ainise Havili contributed 50 assists to help the Jayhawks past West Virginia (12-5, 1-3).

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Tom Keegan: Time for bad-start trend to end for Kansas football

Kansas opened its Big 12 football schedule in Lubbock last season with a realistic shot at shedding its habit of getting off to woeful starts. Texas Tech was coming off consecutive games in which it had allowed 68 points to Arizona State and 45 to Louisiana Tech.

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Brandon Schneider eyeing culture shift for KU women's basketball

After saying it at Late Night, Brandon Schneider wanted to affirm his message. By Scott Chasen

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KU offense showing progress under coordinator Doug Meacham

While the addition of offensive coordinator Doug Meacham to the Kansas football staff hasn’t yet translated to more victories, the Jayhawks’ current version of the Air Raid offense has proven more effective than the 2016 model. Through four games a year ago, when Meacham still worked for Gary Patterson at TCU, the KU offense floundered, averaging just 353 yards — 102nd among FBS programs. By Benton Smith