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Afternoon

Rising KC prospect Ochai Agbaji commits to Kansas

Already armed with a star-studded 2018 recruiting class ranked No. 3 in the nation by Rivals.com, the Kansas men's basketball program added to its haul on Thursday with a pledge from Oak Park High guard Ochai Agbaji, who orally committed to join the Jayhawks during a 2 p.m. ceremony at his school. By Matt Tait

Evening

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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Tom Keegan: Miles Kendrick looks up to short quarterback for inspiration

Kansas sophomore signee Miles Kendrick doesn’t look at a tall quarterback through green-tinted glasses of envy. He’s more likely to look at him and wonder how much better Stretch might be if only had the advantage of being shorter than the prototypical passer.

Kansas softball ready to show off speed in new season

Returning the heart of the batting order from last season, the Kansas softball team will look to frustrate opposing pitching staffs in a different way than past years. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU football's 2018 class best since Beaty's arrival, but far from historic

When David Beaty said during his National Signing Day press conference Wednesday he doesn’t care about national team recruiting rankings the Kansas football coach wasn’t kidding. By Benton Smith

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Rising KC prospect Ochai Agbaji commits to Kansas

Already armed with a star-studded 2018 recruiting class ranked No. 3 in the nation by Rivals.com, the Kansas men's basketball program added to its haul on Thursday with a pledge from Oak Park High guard Ochai Agbaji, who orally committed to join the Jayhawks during a 2 p.m. ceremony at his school. By Matt Tait