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Dorance Armstrong to skip senior year at KU, enter NFL Draft

The next time the University of Kansas football team takes the field it will do so without one of its captains and most talented players. Defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. announced Thursday his decision to leave KU a year early and enter the NFL Draft. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: It will take more than great coach to win loaded Big 12

Bill Self's the same coach he was in leading KU to consecutive conference title Nos. 1 through 13, but he has a more difficult job this time because his general manager hasn’t supplied him with as balanced and deep a roster as usual. In college sports, of course, the general manager is the coach.

Afternoon

KU coach Bill Self: 'I'm concerned about everything'

Less than an hour after KU's 21-point victory over Stanford in Sacramento just before Christmas, Kansas coach Bill Self offered a brutally honest but hopeful assessment of where his team stood entering conference play. Two games and 12 days later, many of the same things Self was concerned about then appear to be legitimate problems for this Kansas team, which fell to No. 18 Texas Tech, 85-73 on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse and dropped to 1-1 in Big 12 play for the first time since the 2005-06 season. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas women's basketball program gets off the schneid

It took third-year Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider 27 tries to win his first regular-season Big 12 game. It took him three tries to win two of them this season. That’s what progress looks like.

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Jayhawks can't waste time talking about winning the Big 12 again

Entering January’s first weekend, the Big 12 standings may appear a little out of the ordinary for members of the Kansas men’s basketball team. As one would expect, 15th-year KU coach Bill Self has some ideas about what his players must do to extend the program’s run of Big 12 dominance and set a new NCAA record. “I think we need to quit talking about winning the league," Self said. By Benton Smith

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Self: De Sousa's amateur status more difficult to verify than most

Had Silvio De Sousa’s path to college basketball mirrored the ones of so many American-born players who grow up playing in AAU tournaments, the Kansas freshman’s waiting game with the NCAA likely would be over by now. By Benton Smith

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Dorance Armstrong to skip senior year at KU, enter NFL Draft

The next time the University of Kansas football team takes the field it will do so without one of its captains and most talented players. Defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. announced Thursday his decision to leave KU a year early and enter the NFL Draft. By Benton Smith