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OU AD Joe Castiglione on new KU athletic director Jeff Long: 'He really understands the role of the leader'

The news had been out only a couple of hours when the first text messages began flooding his phone. Late Thursday afternoon, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, who once hired newly named Kansas AD Jeff Long for a senior associate role at OU in 2001, had started to hear from his friends in Kansas. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: How many more games for David Beaty?

Now that Sheahon Zenger is gone, the length of the Kansas football coach’s tenure will be based purely on what’s best for the university’s future, not what’s best for anybody else’s job security.

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KU point guard Devon Dotson impressing early with serious speed

It’s only been a month, and he clearly still has a lot to learn about playing point guard at Kansas, in the Big 12 and for KU coach Bill Self. But the early feedback from summer pick-up games and team scrimmages thus far have pinpointed one area in which KU newcomer Devon Dotson already is well ahead of the curve for a true freshman — speed. By Matt Tait

Kansas falls to Japan in weather-shortened game

An early Japan rally was too much to overcome, as the Kansas baseball team (USA Team) lost its first contest of pool play action in the 2018 World University Baseball Championship, 5-1, Sunday morning in a seven-inning weather shortened game at Chiayi City Baseball Field.