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Cultivating 'toughness' a must for Jayhawks during spring football

Ask Kansas football coach David Beaty what his team must accomplish this spring in order to make the offseason practice schedule successful and he won’t disclose imminent changes to game plans or schemes. While those alterations won’t become uncloaked any time soon, Beaty repeatedly over the past few weeks made clear his plans to monitor players’ toughness in order to gauge progress. By Benton Smith

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Reports: AAU director linked to NCAA bribery case, KU families pleads guilty

An AAU basketball director from Massachusetts accused of working with Adidas officials to bribe family members of prospects and direct them to specific college basketball programs, including Kansas, has pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with investigators.

Chris Thompson tied for second halfway through Web.com Tour event

A two-time All-American golfer at Kansas, Lawrence resident Chris Thompson entered Friday’s second round of the United Leasing and Finance Championship in Newburgh, Indiana, in 23rd place, eight strokes behind leader Maverick McNealy. Thompson finished the day tied for second with Ethan Tracy, one stroke behind McNealy.

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With no spring game, Jayhawks hope to find other ways to 'put on a show' at open practice

In lieu of a traditional spring game Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawks will close their offseason practice schedule with, well, a typical practice. Fourth-year head coach David Beaty deemed the injuries along the team’s offensive line too plentiful to go through with a scrimmage. One might theorize, though, another motive led to the decision. By Benton Smith