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Les Miles and KU football open early signing period by adding to 2019 recruiting class

Valerian Agbaw, Malcolm Lee, Torry Locklin among KU signees

Just a few hours into college football’s early signing period on Wednesday morning, the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class grew. New head coach Les Miles and his staff had eight verbal commitments in place entering the day, but added one target they had recruited hard the past several weeks right off the bat. Plus, the Jayhawks signed a quarterback prospect who first committed to former head coach David Beaty and his staff before 2018’s National Signing Day. By Benton Smith

Night

Behind 40 bench points, No. 1 Kansas cruises to 89-53 win over South Dakota

Bench points have been tough to come by for the top-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team so far this season, and never more so than last Saturday, when the Jayhawks’ four reserves scored just 4 points in a win over Villanova. But Tuesday night, during an 89-53 victory over South Dakota at Allen Fieldhouse, the bench points came in bunches and the KU reserves nearly scored as many points as they had in the past four games combined.

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' juco signing strategy has different feel than recent experiments

Let the record show that the first official recruiting class in the Les Miles era of Kansas football will include at least six junior college signees. Insert your best eye roll, more-of-the-same statements and belly laughs worthy of Old Saint Nick here. Hasn’t Kansas tried this whole juco thing way too many times before? Yes and no. By Matt Tait

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Hiring of TEs coach Jeff Hecklinski completes Les Miles' KU football staff

A month after being introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles completed his staff Wednesday, announcing the hiring of tight ends coach Jeff Hecklinski. By Benton Smith

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KU freshman David McCormack's uptick in minutes all about proper mindset

For a basketball coach who values attitude and effort over just about everything, what Kansas coach Bill Self saw from freshman forward David McCormack during Tuesday’s 89-53 victory over South Dakota at Allen Fieldhouse was about as good as it gets. By Matt Tait

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Les Miles and KU football open early signing period by adding to 2019 recruiting class

Valerian Agbaw, Malcolm Lee, Torry Locklin among KU signees

Just a few hours into college football’s early signing period on Wednesday morning, the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class grew. New head coach Les Miles and his staff had eight verbal commitments in place entering the day, but added one target they had recruited hard the past several weeks right off the bat. Plus, the Jayhawks signed a quarterback prospect who first committed to former head coach David Beaty and his staff before 2018’s National Signing Day. By Benton Smith