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Jerry Jones: Dorance Armstrong Jr. has shot at becoming 'hell of a pass-rusher' in NFL

Cowboys draft KU DE in 4th round

Each of the previous two years, the NFL Draft came and went without a University of Kansas football player deemed worthy of a selection. As expected, the drought didn’t stretch to three years. Former KU defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. put an end to it Saturday, when Dallas picked him in the fourth round. By Benton Smith

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

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KU stars, local players mix it up in Barnstormers game

The Kansas Barnstormers game served as the best of both worlds for Kansas senior basketball player Clay Young on Saturday at Lansing High School. Young teamed up with fellow former Lansing stars Khalil Bailey and Dontae Gibson, as well as KU seniors Devonte' Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk to lead the Barnstormers to a 118-96 win against the 810 Varsity All-Stars.

Jayhawks fall short vs. Cincinnati, 7-6

The Kansas baseball team came up short in a 7-6 loss to Cincinnati in 13 innings on Saturday at Marge Schott Stadium.

KU softball falls to Texas Tech, 11-7

Annie Mehringer had a career day at the plate for the Kansas softball team, but it wasn't enough in an 11-7 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

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Undrafted TE Ben Johnson agrees to deal with L.A. Chargers

After the seven-round NFL Draft concluded Saturday without former Kansas tight end Ben Johnson hearing his name called, the pro prospect from nearby Basehor discovered there was an organization interested in giving him a shot.

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5 Jayhawks receive invites to NBA Draft Combine

1 other KU prospect an alternate

When NBA general managers, coaches and scouts descend on Chicago next month for the league’s draft combine, at least five — and possibly six — former Kansas players will be among the 70 or so prospects competing for their attention.

Chris Thompson tied for third, two strokes off lead, heading into final round of Web.com tour event

Two-time Kansas All-American and Lawrence Country Club member Chris Thompson shot a 3-over par 75 and dropped two spots into a third-place tie heading into the final round of the United Leasing and Finance Championship, a Web.com Tour event.

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Tom Keegan: Former teammates, coaches celebrate launch of Dorance Armstrong's pro career

His Kansas playing days behind him, Dorance Armstrong Jr. gave his teammates one more thrill Saturday.

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Corione Harris, QBs on full display at KU football's spring-concluding practice

Before cornerback Corione Harris emerged from the Kansas football locker room with his teammates for the program’s spring-concluding open practice Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the true freshman from New Orleans playfully joked with fellow Class of 2018 signee and Louisianan Anthony “Pooka” Williams. “Pooka, you can't run with me,” Harris told Williams. By Benton Smith

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Jerry Jones: Dorance Armstrong Jr. has shot at becoming 'hell of a pass-rusher' in NFL

Cowboys draft KU DE in 4th round

Each of the previous two years, the NFL Draft came and went without a University of Kansas football player deemed worthy of a selection. As expected, the drought didn’t stretch to three years. Former KU defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. put an end to it Saturday, when Dallas picked him in the fourth round. By Benton Smith

KU softball falls to Texas Tech, 4-2, in extras

The Kansas softball team suffered a 4-2 loss to Texas Tech in eight innings on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball drops series opener against Cincinnati, 4-3

The Kansas baseball team had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to Cincinnati on Friday at Marge Schott Stadium.