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KU's De Sousa could be ruled ineligible, NCAA rules experts say; chances of vacating Final Four appearance less clear

Although he is not on trial, Silvio De Sousa could be ruled ineligible to play basketball for KU based on the outcome of a federal trial underway in New York, NCAA experts told the Journal-World. Less certain is whether the University of Kansas may have to forfeit some of last year’s wins and erase its Final Four appearance and conference championship from the record books. By Dylan Lysen

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Tom Keegan: What to make of Day 1 of college hoops trial

Interesting first day of the trial on the scandal that has the potential to rock college basketball.

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KU volleyball rallies back to top WVU in 5 sets

After being within 2 points of being swept, the University of Kansas volleyball team responded with a 43-16 scoring run to dominate in a 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-9, 15-7) win over West Virginia Wednesday night. In the fifth set, when Kansas was within 2 points of victory itself, “Grove St. Party” by Waka Flocka Flame boomed over the loudspeakers, Horejsi Family Athletics Center was just getting ready to burst out in excitement and junior outside hitter Jada Burse was only starting the party on the bench.

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Chris Thompson set to start rookie season on PGA Tour

Two-time University of Kansas All-American and Lawrence resident Chris Thompson tees off at 3:20 p.m. Central time Thursday in the Safeway Open, his first tournament as a member of the PGA Tour.

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Former Royals pitcher, KU baseball coach Marty Pattin dies at 75

Former Kansas City Royals pitcher and University of Kansas baseball coach Marty Pattin of Lawrence died in his sleep Wednesday while visiting friends in his hometown of Charleston, Ill., according to family friends.

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KU women's basketball team enters season with postseason aspirations

Jessica Washington’s return is much anticipated after the success from Christalah Lyons and Kylee Kopatich, who each averaged double digits for the University of Kansas women’s basketball team last season. Washington will slide back into the mix after missing last year with an ACL injury, which could allow the Jayhawks to have a dynamic backcourt with all three guards. Yet head coach Brandon Schneider wasn’t ready to commit to that plan during the team’s annual media day press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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KU's De Sousa could be ruled ineligible, NCAA rules experts say; chances of vacating Final Four appearance less clear

Although he is not on trial, Silvio De Sousa could be ruled ineligible to play basketball for KU based on the outcome of a federal trial underway in New York, NCAA experts told the Journal-World. Less certain is whether the University of Kansas may have to forfeit some of last year’s wins and erase its Final Four appearance and conference championship from the record books. By Dylan Lysen

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Witness details secret payments in college hoops recruiting

A New Jersey financial adviser-turned-bag man in a college basketball corruption scandal testified Wednesday about a clandestine mission last year to deliver an envelope with $19,400 in cash to the father of a highly sought-after prospect.

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KU's Joe Dineen rated as college football's best linebacker through 5 weeks

Mention to Joe Dineen how much the evaluators at Pro Football Focus seem to love his play at linebacker and the University of Kansas redshirt senior will start laughing. So, yes, Dineen is aware of PFF’s grades, tweets and articles touting his ability. By Benton Smith