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Early Morning

On-the-job-training: KU's Andru Tovi learning all that goes into playing C

More than a month in advance of spring football, Kansas coaches shared the bad news with their players. Starting center Mesa Ribordy had to retire. It was around that mid-February day when new KU offensive line coach A.J. Ricker sought out Andru Tovi, an eight-game starter at guard for the Jayhawks the previous fall. By Benton Smith

Evening

Lawrence native and former KU catcher Kent Shelley notches 1,000th career coaching win at JCCC

Lawrence native and University of Kansas graduate Kent Shelley left a baseball diamond warmed by victory for the 1,000th time in his 31-season career this past week and feeling grateful he never left JCCC. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Downtown Shot Put was great while it lasted

The posters were printed. The field of nine professional athletes, including two 2016 Olympic medal winners and two other competitors in the Rio Games, was set.

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KU signee Ochai Agbaji calls jump from unranked to Top 150 'kind of crazy'

When the updated Rivals.com recruiting rankings came out earlier this week, one future Jayhawk experienced of the biggest jumps up the rankings of any KU player in recent memory. By Matt Tait

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KU women add juco teammates to 2018-19 hoops roster

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider on Tuesday announced the addition of two junior college players, both from Brazil and both from Highland Community College, for the 2018-19 KU roster.

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KU football will have open practice instead of traditional spring game

Don’t show up at the newly christened David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on April 28 expecting to see a football game. By Benton Smith