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Les Miles thinks KU football can win in his first year on the job

As Les Miles looks ahead to Year 1 of the massive rebuilding project he agreed to take on when he signed a five-year contract to coach the Kansas football team, Miles doesn’t appear to be a man ready to temper his expectations. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: UT's Herman seeks input from Beaty

Former Kansas football coach David Beaty hasn’t traded in his crimson and blue gear for burnt orange. But, according to Texas head coach Tom Herman, Beaty, who spent his final days with the Jayhawks preparing to try and defeat the Longhorns, now will at least play some small part in helping them out. By Benton Smith

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Benton Smith: No need to panic about KU getting leapfrogged for No. 1 (again)

Udoka Azubuike, Lagerald Vick and Dedric Lawson won’t be losing any sleep with Monday’s news that Gonzaga vaulted past Kansas to the No. 1 spot in the new AP poll. Neither will their coach, Bill Self, whose list of things to worry about doesn’t include any mention of how many votes his team did or didn’t receive. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks land at No. 11 in NCAA's first NET rankings of 2018-19 season

The Kansas men's basketball team may have held on to the No. 2 spot in this week’s Associated Press poll, voted on by various media members who cover college basketball, but the Jayhawks could not crack the Top 10 in the first ever NET Rankings, released Monday by the NCAA. By Matt Tait

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KU's Dedric Lawson earns second Big 12 player of the week honor of 2018-19 season

After posting a pair of double-doubles in New York last week, Kansas junior Dedric Lawson earned Big 12 player of the week honors for the second time this season, the Big 12 announced Monday. By Matt Tait

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Les Miles thinks KU football can win in his first year on the job

As Les Miles looks ahead to Year 1 of the massive rebuilding project he agreed to take on when he signed a five-year contract to coach the Kansas football team, Miles doesn’t appear to be a man ready to temper his expectations. By Benton Smith