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Tom Keegan: David McCormack doesn't look, sound or play basketball like a teenager

I always tamp down my expectations when taking a first look at a young big man playing basketball. And then there was Tuesday afternoon’s scrimmage at Horejsi, home of the Bill Self basketball camp.

Off & Running: KU forward Dedric Lawson shows off wide range of offensive skills in camp scrimmage

It was a sneaky-quiet 20 points and it came in a camp scrimmage against his teammates, but the particulars were not important. What was noteworthy was the way Kansas forward Dedric Lawson scored those 20 points during the Blue team’s 81-74 loss to the Red squad at the first Bill Self Basketball Camp scrimmage of the summer on Tuesday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. By Matt Tait

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KU's Hussain Al Hizam ties for 5th in pole vault on Day 1 of NCAA Meet

After winning an NCAA indoor pole vault title in March, Kansas junior Hussain Al Hizam tied for fifth at the NCAA outdoor championships on Wednesday at Oregon's Hayward Field.

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Tom Keegan: It just might pay for Kansas coach Bill Self to think bigger than ever

Here’s how the popular storyline goes for Kansas and its perennial powerhouse basketball program: After a two-year, personnel-driven shift from a lineup with two post players to just one big man, Hall of Fame basketball coach Bill Self will return to his comfort zone and send two big men onto the court again.

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Un-hyped Jayhawks don't mind entering season without buzz

The summer of 2017 was one of hope for Kansas football. A year later, at least for those not personally invested in the successes and failures of the team, a similar sense of interest in KU football likely doesn’t reverberate much outside of the Lawrence city limits. That’s just fine with David Beaty. By Benton Smith