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A look at the finances of Kansas Athletics: Rising revenues, soaring costs, big bets

Forget the numbers on the Memorial Stadium scoreboard, if you can. Divert your attention from the more pleasing numbers on the Allen Fieldhouse Jumbotron for a moment. The pros on Wall Street will tell you the really important games in America are scored with dollars, not points. By that measure, there are some Wall Street executives likely envious of Kansas Athletics — indictment issues aside. From 2006 to 2017, the nonprofit corporation Kansas Athletics Inc. has seen its revenues increase by 68 percent. But looking only at revenues is like evaluating a football team by looking only at its offense.

KU basketball target Romeo Langford to make college choice known tonight

The time has come for Indiana prep standout and Hoosier State legend Romeo Langford to make his college decision public. Langford, the top remaining prospect in the 2018 college basketball recruiting class will announce his choice between Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt around 6 p.m. tonight at a ceremony at his high school in New Albany, Ind. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: 11 players remain from David Beaty's first Kansas recruiting class

Signing day always makes ever-energetic Kansas football coach David Beaty percolate faster and louder than ever. Beaty loves talking about the fruits of the staff’s recruiting. So far, his best two recruits came from his first class.

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'Little things' helped Ben Johnson secure rookie free agent deal with Chargers

As the final rounds of the NFL Draft played out this past Saturday in Dallas, Ben Johnson observed it all on television, from his mother’s home in Basehor, confident in his football future. By Benton Smith

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KU basketball target Romeo Langford to make college choice known tonight

The time has come for Indiana prep standout and Hoosier State legend Romeo Langford to make his college decision public. Langford, the top remaining prospect in the 2018 college basketball recruiting class will announce his choice between Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt around 6 p.m. tonight at a ceremony at his high school in New Albany, Ind. By Matt Tait