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Basketball player’s father: Louisville assistant gave cash

The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school.

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KU volleyball plans to lean on defense against Texas

On the whiteboard outside the Kansas volleyball locker room of Horejsi Family Athletics Center, libero Allie Nelson wrote down three words in all caps, underlined it, and signed her name next to it as a way of letting her team know she wrote it.

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Tom Keegan: KU legend John Hadl never will retire friendships made on the job

Sure, John Hadl’s name helped him to do his job so well for the Williams Fund, but his ears were an even greater tool in his former role as Kansas closer on big gifts to the athletic department.

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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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Freshman guard Ochai Agbaji on pace to become KU's latest pleasant surprise

For all but the final months of his high school career, Ochai Agbaji mostly went unnoticed on the cutthroat basketball recruiting scene. By Benton Smith