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Hall of Fame status starting to sink in for Kansas coach Bill Self

The night before first fitting into his Hall of Fame jacket — Naismith Orange in color and ultra-exclusive in its membership — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self received a phone call from a friend who offered some heartfelt advice. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

Successful introduction: KU football newcomers prove to be valuable additions

Amid the commotion that accompanies the first appearance of a ballyhooed quarterback such as Peyton Bender, it might have been easy for some to overlook the numerous Kansas football players making their debuts in the Jayhawks’ season-opening victory over Southeast Missouri State. From true freshmen to key transfers, head coach David Beaty entered Week 2 of his third season satisfied with how the least experienced players on the roster handled themselves under the Memorial Stadium lights. By Benton Smith

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Hall of Fame status starting to sink in for Kansas coach Bill Self

The night before first fitting into his Hall of Fame jacket — Naismith Orange in color and ultra-exclusive in its membership — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self received a phone call from a friend who offered some heartfelt advice. By Matt Tait

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Setting a good example: KU's Havili continues to cherish leadership role

As the accolades continue to roll in, University of Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili is cherishing the chance to show off her leadership skills in her final season with the Jayhawks.

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Using Daniel Wise on edge adds hulking look to KU's D-line

Coordinator Clint Bowen doesn’t have anything against the Kansas football team using a traditional defensive front, with two edge rushers bookending a pair of big tackles. But upon seeing what the Jayhawks could accomplish with a super-sized D-line, Bowen sees incentive to go big up front this season. By Benton Smith

Affidavit alleges KU football player threatened to shoot girlfriend's 'kneecaps out'

A University of Kansas football player allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend while holding a loaded gun, according to a newly released court document, leading to his arrest and dismissal from the team.

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Bill Self on path to Hall of Fame: I had the 3 best mentors in basketball

Thanks, but first a phone call. That was the general thought and feeling that overtook Kansas coach Bill Self when he learned this spring that he had been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. By Matt Tait