Stories for December 20, 2018


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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


KU women claim title at Duel in the Desert

The University of Kansas women's basketball team topped Northwestern, 66-57, in its second game of the Duel in the Desert Tournament to earn the Desert Division title Thursday night inside Cox Pavilion.

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KU football OC Chip Lindsey will coach Jayhawks' QBs, too

Now that Les Miles knows the identity of all 10 of his on-field assistants for his first season in charge of Kansas football, the program’s new head coach has entrusted a few members of his staff with some additional responsibilities. By Benton Smith

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Bill Self won't be satisfied with KU's defense until Jayhawks make opponents 'feel us'

In the process of improving to 10-0 on the season earlier this week with an 89-53 home victory over South Dakota, the No. 1-ranked Kansas basketball team held its opponent to 37.9 percent shooting from the floor and 23.1 percent success from 3-point range. The Jayhawks swiped a season-high 11 steals, too, and blocked five Coyotes shot attempts. Pretty good defensive effort from KU, right? Not in the eyes of Bill Self. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Self considers Azubuike 'doubtful' for game at No. 18 Arizona State, but 'who knows?'

Although Kansas basketball coach Bill Self wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of center Udoka Azubuike returning to the lineup for Saturday’s game at Arizona State, two days ahead of the Jayhawks’ first true road game Self wasn’t counting on the 7-footer’s presence, either. By Benton Smith

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Affidavit: KU football player Pooka Williams allegedly punched a woman in the stomach in domestic battery incident

University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams allegedly punched a woman in the stomach in an incident that led to his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery earlier this month, according to a Douglas County District Court affidavit obtained by the Journal-World on Thursday. By Dylan Lysen