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Should KU be worried about getting dumped from a Power 5 Conference? The financial stakes are huge

“Power” may not be a strong enough word to describe the financial benefits of being a member of a Power 5 Conference.

Afternoon

'He's a big boy now': Kansas LB Kyron Johnson preparing for larger role

The official KU roster lists linebacker Kyron Johnson at 220 pounds, up 10 from his weight as an early high school graduate and spring enrollee, in 2017. But linebacker Joe Dineen thinks Johnson looks and plays as if he’s added 20 to 25 pounds since joining the program a little more than a year ago. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU football's leaders aim to change program's culture

Realistically, it would be difficult for any of KU football's leaders of today to come close to reproducing the success of the program’s all-time greats. So how do the Jayhawks go about getting back to the point where they’re playing in and winning big games? By Benton Smith

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With the NBA combine behind him, it's now countdown to decision time for Azubuike

This week's NBA combine in Chicago brought with it a mixed bag of results for Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, the lone KU player of the five in attendance who still could return to KU for the 2018-19 season. By Matt Tait

Kansas walks way to 19-6 victory over Western Illinois in regular-season baseball finale

Kansas reached base 14 times on walks and three times on hit batsmen in a 19-6 rout over visiting Western Illinois in a game shortened to seven innings in Sunday’s regular-season finale.

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Tom Keegan: Class of 2020 basketball prospect N'Faly Dante worthy of hype

The best basketball prospect playing Saturday night on Court 3 at Lawrence Sports Pavilion wasn’t difficult to spot. He was the one calling for the ball and more often than not, not having it passed to him.

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Girod: Athletics important to KU, but there is a "disconnect" too

When University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod thinks about his university’s athletic department, a number sometimes comes to mind. It is not one you’ll find on the scoreboard or in the record books, though. Rather, look through enrollment records.

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Should KU be worried about getting dumped from a Power 5 Conference? The financial stakes are huge

“Power” may not be a strong enough word to describe the financial benefits of being a member of a Power 5 Conference.