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Sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot delivers strong performance in debut as a KU starter

With his mother and grandmother sitting in the stands after making a last-minute decision to travel to Allen Fieldhouse for Tuesday's 71-64 Kansas victory, KU sophomore Mitch Lightfoot made sure the trip from Arizona was worth it.By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: KU turning into Juco U in football recruiting

Fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty came to Wednesday’s press conference on signing day armed with numbers. He was eager to use them to demonstrate his point that he was not putting the Kansas football program right back in the same rut that he inherited from his predecessor. By Tom Keegan

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11-year-old from Tonganoxie 'signs' with KU football

Not many college football coaches recruit 4-foot-10, 70-pound wide receivers, but when David Beaty heard about Tayber Witt, the Kansas coach couldn’t resist. Beaty included Witt, an 11-year-old from nearby Tonganoxie, among the Jayhawks’ National Signing Day additions Wednesday, highlighting the relationships the elementary school student is developing with KU football players and staff members. By Benton Smith

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KU football's 2018 signing class includes 2 prep stars, 11 juco prospects

Fourth-year Kansas coach David Beaty finally got to discuss one of his favorite topics, recruiting, on Wednesday, otherwise known as National Signing Day in the realm of college football. Speaking with media members for the first time since the Jayhawks lost their 2017 season finale at Oklahoma State, on Nov. 25, capping a 1-11 season, Beaty reveled in hailing the program’s newest additions. Eventually the coach also responded to queries on the presence of 11 junior college signees in a 2018 class that currently features seven known scholarship players from the high school ranks. By Benton Smith

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Free State's Jalan Robinson chooses not to sign on Signing Day

Spencer Roe signs to walk-on at KU

After a whirlwind two weeks, Free State senior offensive tackle Jalan Robinson decided to press pause on his recruitment Wednesday and opted not to sign with any school on National Signing Day. By Bobby Nightengale

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Sophomore forward Mitch Lightfoot delivers strong performance in debut as a KU starter

With his mother and grandmother sitting in the stands after making a last-minute decision to travel to Allen Fieldhouse for Tuesday's 71-64 Kansas victory, KU sophomore Mitch Lightfoot made sure the trip from Arizona was worth it.By Matt Tait