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Carrying Kansas: Junior forward Dedric Lawson born and bred for what lies ahead

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has a saying he uses this time of year that probably applies to this KU team better than most during his 16-year run with the Jayhawks. “When you’ve got a great player, which we do, you can always ride that guy." By Matt Tait

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Sophomore guard Marcus Garrett continues to serve as KU's ultimate X-factor

Kansas coach Bill Self hinted this week that he may be looking at tweaking his starting lineup ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. NCAA Tournament opener against No. 13 seed Northeastern at Vivint Smart Home Arena. But whether he switches things up or starts the same five he has for the past 11 games, Self can rest easy knowing he has a player on his roster named Marcus Garrett, who gives him maximum lineup flexibility, from the bench to pregame introductions and the backcourt to the paint. By Matt Tait

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KU chancellor has not considered suspending coach as NCAA investigates; Regents chairman also weighs in

Although FBI wiretaps in federal court revealed University of Kansas assistant basketball coach Kurtis Townsend said KU would do “what it takes” to land a highly touted recruit, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod said Wednesday that he has not considered suspending any KU coaches, including Townsend.

Standout Nebraska prep Luke Kluver commits to KU golf

A two-time high school state champion in Nebraska, Luke Kluver announced this week his plans to join the men’s golf program at the University of Kansas.