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Jayhawks old, new eager for big stage of Champions Classic vs. Michigan State

It's Champions Classic time for the Kansas men's basketball team again and the top-ranked Jayhawks will take on No. 10 Michigan State at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night in Indianapolis. For many Kansas players, competing on the big stage is comfortable and familiar. But several players on this year's roster will be experiencing the fun for the first time, which merely adds another story line to the early-season showcase. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Beaty's failure to execute his own blueprint led to demise

So nervous at his introductory press conference that he twice said “Texas” when he meant “Kansas,” David Beaty still was able to articulate his plan for rescuing a football program flailing in quicksand. He could not execute his blueprint because he so quickly abandoned it. In three games shy of four seasons on the job, he didn’t move the program forward an inch and has a 6-39 record. By Tom Keegan

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Game day: No. 1 Kansas basketball vs. No. 10 Michigan State

A look at some of the keys for top-ranked Kansas in tonight's Champions Classic clash with No. 10 Michigan State at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. By Matt Tait

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KU soccer set for rematch with Saint Louis in NCAA tournament

The Kansas women’s soccer team waited for a long time Monday afternoon. After failing to secure a Big 12 championship following a first-round loss to Texas in the conference tournament, Kansas (RPI No. 22) was a team in search of one of 33 at-large bids.

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Tom Keegan: Pick your favorite next KU football coach from this list of 17 names

Jeff Long held a very candid press conference Sunday night in the wake of the announcement that David Beaty would coach the final three games of the season for Kansas and won’t be retained.

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Jayhawks old, new eager for big stage of Champions Classic vs. Michigan State

It's Champions Classic time for the Kansas men's basketball team again and the top-ranked Jayhawks will take on No. 10 Michigan State at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night in Indianapolis. For many Kansas players, competing on the big stage is comfortable and familiar. But several players on this year's roster will be experiencing the fun for the first time, which merely adds another story line to the early-season showcase. By Matt Tait

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David Beaty: Decision to remain KU football coach for final 3 games 'very, very easy'

Soon departing Kansas football coach David Beaty first heard rumors that his days on the job were numbered Saturday evening. But it wasn’t until Sunday, when athletic director Jeff Long called him mid-morning and scheduled a noon meeting, that the speculation became reality. Beaty detailed that and other aspects of Long’s decision to not retain him past the end of the season while answering questions Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches media teleconference. By Benton Smith