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Self declines to comment on testimony of former Adidas consultant; questions surface about KU compliance

University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, shortly after KU’s annual media day Wednesday, declined to comment on the testimony of former AAU coach T.J. Gassnola regarding his relationship with Kansas.

Rookie point guard Devon Dotson starting ahead of huge shoes he's being asked to fill

While it’s unfair to expect anything close to the numbers put up by Frank Mason III and Devonte' Graham before him, KU freshman Devon Dotson could be well on his way to getting his career off to a faster start than either of those two All-Americans. By Matt Tait

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Kansas volleyball upsets No. 4 Texas

Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott could only distance himself further from the net as the match went on, shaking his head in disbelief throughout the night. After receiving votes in the AVCA poll, Kansas’ showdown with No. 4 Texas was even better than advertised. Kansas upset Texas with a 3-1 win Wednesday night (25-18, 28-26, 20-25, 25-23) to earn its sixth win over Texas in program history.

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Lyons, Washington earn Big 12 preseason honors

Christalah Lyons and Jessica Washington earned Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors by the league coaches, which was announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Doug Meacham out: David Beaty fires OC, hires himself for second time during rocky tenure

Fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty engaged his itchy trigger finger yet again Wednesday, firing offensive coordinator Doug Meacham in a two-paragraph press release. Beaty said he will handle in-game play-calling and will coach quarterbacks, duties Meacham handled for the first half of a 2-4 season.

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Media Day Notebook: Chemistry, caution and early lessons all key for Kansas

One of the big reasons the 2017-18 Kansas basketball team ended its season at the Final Four in San Antonio in March was the chemistry and cohesion of the seven or eight core members of the team. By Matt Tait

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KU football coach David Beaty fires offensive coordinator Doug Meacham

Kansas football coach David Beaty announced Wednesday evening that he had fired offensive coordinator Doug Meacham.

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Self, Jayhawks still sorting out 2018-19 rotation

Practices began in late September. The first official game is now less than four weeks away. And Kansas basketball coach Bill Self still does not quite know how he will juggle all of that talent and depth the 2018-19 Jayhawks will bring to the floor this season. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Silvio De Sousa says, 'I know I am going to play this year'

Silvio De Sousa was sitting in his assigned seat at Kansas basketball Media Day, fully decked out in his home uniform and sharing his delight at his sophomore season drawing closer.

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Self declines to comment on testimony of former Adidas consultant; questions surface about KU compliance

University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, shortly after KU’s annual media day Wednesday, declined to comment on the testimony of former AAU coach T.J. Gassnola regarding his relationship with Kansas.

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Comparisons for KU freshman David McCormack hard to come by

The first time he saw him play, Kansas coach Bill Self saw something he liked in freshman forward David McCormack. But that was more than 60 pounds ago, when McCormack, the 6-foot-10, 265-pound forward from Oak Hill Academy, weighed well over 300 pounds and used his massive body to bully opponents near the basket. Today, things are a little different. By Matt Tait