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KU teammates seeing new, improved version of Lagerald Vick

Despite having limited past interactions with the lone senior on this year’s roster, two current Kansas basketball players recently acknowledged recently that they had been thrilled by what they had seen so far from Lagerald Vick, who decided to return to KU after dabbling with the idea of leaving school a year early. By Matt Tait

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KU tennis tandem selected as ITA Scholar Athletes

Kansas senior tennis player Nina Khmelnitckaia and KU alumna Despoina Vogasari were recipients of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete Award on Tuesday.

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Three KU men's golfers tabbed as All-America Scholars by Golf Coaches Association of America

Former Kansas men's golfers Daniel Sutton and Daniel Hudson and KU senior Charlie Hillier were recognized for their studies when they were selected as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.

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Frank Mason hosts youth basketball camp in Lawrence

During his charity softball game in June, former Kansas guard Frank Mason decided to seek reinforcements for another event in late July. Mason asked Sherron Collins, a fellow former point guard, if he would be willing to help out with a youth basketball camp. Without hesitation, Collins agreed to serve as a special guest for Mason’s youth basketball camp at Sports Pavilion Lawrence on Wednesday.

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Megan Smith leaves KU, named Marshall softball coach

Megan Smith, head coach of the Kansas softball program for the past nine years, was named to the same position at Marshall Wednesday afternoon. Rich Wieligman will serve as the interim head coach for the Jayhawks until they find a replacement.

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Russian tennis duo enters final season at KU with determination

For Anastasia Rychagova and Nina Khmelnitckaia, who will be seniors this year, it seems like just yesterday that the two arrived in Lawrence from Moscow, Russia.

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David Beaty hopeful veteran KU football team can follow ISU's path to success

Two years ago, Iowa State’s football program endured its fourth consecutive season with three or fewer victories. Then the Cyclones took off in 2017. Eternal optimist David Beaty would like to see his Kansas football program mimic ISU’s escape from the doldrums this fall. By Benton Smith