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Notebook: WR Steven Sims hopes to return at Ohio

The most experienced skill player on the Kansas football roster, Steven Sims Jr. knew his hobbled right ankle would limit his effectiveness this past Saturday, but he wanted to give it a shot and see if he could overcome the pain enough to play. However, both Sims and his head coach felt optimistic Tuesday about the team’s leading receiver getting back on the field for KU’s road opener at Ohio. By Benton Smith

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Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center jazz orchestra to compose new music celebrating KU basketball

The Lied Center announced on Wednesday a partnership that will pair the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with, of all things, legends of KU basketball.

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Both KU and Ohio looking to recover from losses fueled by turnovers

Earlier this week, when Kansas football coach David Beaty began watching video of the Jayhawks’ next opponent, the footage seemed strangely familiar — and not just because KU faced Ohio at Memorial Stadium in 2016. As Beaty caught himself up on how the Bobcats’ trip to Purdue played out, he saw Ohio’s fortunes take a turn for the worst in a fashion comparable to KU’s turning point against Central Michigan. By Benton Smith

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KU's Azubuike one of 19 attendees at NCAA symposium designed to educate pro prospects

KU sophomore Udoka Azubuike was one of 19 current college players invited last weekend to an Elite Student-Athlete Symposium in Indianapolis designed to give draft-eligible athletes a better and closer look at life in the NBA and the things they must consider before making the decision whether to turn pro early or stay in school. By Matt Tait