Stories for December 14, 2018


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Game day: No. 1 Kansas basketball vs. No. 17 Villanova

A look at some of the keys for top-ranked Kansas in today's Allen Fieldhouse showdown with No. 17 Villanova in a rematch of last season's Final Four clash in San Antonio. By Matt Tait

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KU-Villanova rematch part personal, part business as usual for both programs

Not long after the Kansas men’s basketball team picked up a survive-by-the-skin-of-your-teeth victory over New Mexico State last Saturday, junior forward Dedric Lawson received a phone call about the Jayhawks’ future. By Matt Tait

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KU struggling to explain why it went into 'stand-down' mode in investigating basketball recruiting allegations

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod has said KU is officially in “stand-down mode” when it comes to figuring out whether KU basketball coaches acted improperly in the recruiting scandal that is gripping the sport.

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KU D-line coach Kwahn Drake signs on for 4 years, maximum of $1.47M

Special teams coordinator Ekeler signs 3-year, $1M deal

When Kwahn Drake decided to follow defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot from Colorado to Kansas, the Jayhawks’ new defensive line coach signed a four-year term sheet worth a maximum of $1.46 million. By Benton Smith

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Once an LSU grad assistant, Mike Ekeler hired to coach KU football special teams

New Kansas football coach Les Miles sought out another old LSU connection with his latest hire. Miles announced Friday the addition of Mike Ekeler, who will serves as special teams coordinator on the KU football staff. By Benton Smith