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Saturday, November 30

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Notebook: Kansas honors 23 seniors before 61-6 defeat to No. 11 Baylor

A day that ended in frustration for everyone on the Kansas football roster began with a scene that the Jayhawks who played their final college game can look back upon more fondly.

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Jayhawks dismantled by No. 11 Bears during 61-6 drubbing on Senior Day

Senior Days are not supposed to look like this. In the final college football game for nearly two dozen Jayhawks on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the optimism and competitiveness that could be spotted during the highest points of head coach Les Miles’ first year on the job were nowhere to be found.

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Shane Jackson: Kansas still has long way to go following lopsided loss to No. 11 Baylor

You are what your record says you are. For Kansas, a 3-9 clip in Year 1 of the Les Miles era should be considered a step in the right direction. After all, it matches the best win total of any season by the Jayhawks this decade.

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Quick recap: KU football suffers lopsided loss to No. 11 Baylor in final game of 2019

It was not the ending to the 2019 season that Kansas had hoped for. From start to finish, KU was overwhelmed in every aspect of its 61-6 loss to No. 11 Baylor Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

KU women's basketball defeats FAU to win FAU Thanksgiving Tournament

With three players setting career-highs in scoring and two in rebounding, Kansas rolled past FAU for a 90-60 win to clinch first place in the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament in FAU Arena on Saturday.

KU volleyball falls in 5 sets to Mountaineers

In its final match of the season, the Kansas volleyball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers (25-20, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, 15-8) in five sets. The Jayhawks captured the first two sets but were unable to close out the match on the road.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football vs. No. 11 Baylor

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Friday, November 29

KU women's basketball defeats Wright State in opening round

Behind freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin’s career-high 19 points, Kansas came back to defeat Wright State, 74-63, in the opening game of the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament in FAU Arena on Friday.

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Jayhawks hope to deliver program's most wins since 2009

Three wins. Two wins. One win. No wins. In a decade dominated by losses, those are the only season win totals the Kansas football program has known. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown - KU football vs. No. 11 Baylor

The peaks and valleys of head coach Les Miles’ first season with KU football have coincided with the triumphs and failures of the offense. By Benton Smith

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To college hoops coaches, 'There's nothing like the Maui Invitational'

Every year for the past three-plus decades, the eight coaches competing at the Maui Invitational have expressed their gratitude over the opportunity to take a team to Maui. And this year certainly was no different. By Matt Tait

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How Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji played all 45 minutes in KU's Maui Invitational win over Dayton

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has one simple rule when it comes to ball handlers and this season’s Jayhawks.By Matt Tait

Thursday, November 28

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‘Unfinished business’: Why Carter Stanley stuck with KU football at a career crossroads

Carter Stanley didn't have to play his final college season at the University of Kansas. At one point, the quarterback wasn't even sure he wanted to. “I did just about everything but officially enter the portal." As the QB heads into his KU finale, though, he's happy he came back. By Benton Smith

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Overcoming Marcus Garrett's foul trouble key to Kansas' Maui Invitational title

Lahaina, Hawaii — The plan was for junior defensive stopper Marcus Garrett to spend most of Wednesday’s Maui Invitational title game guarding Dayton big man Obi Toppin. But then things went horribly wrong. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, November 27

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KU volleyball comes from behind to defeat Iowa State 3-2 on senior night

Sending its veterans out on a high note, Kansas volleyball on Wednesday celebrated senior night with a 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 25-22, 26-24, 15-12) victory over Iowa State.

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Dynamic duo: Dotson, Azubuike combine for 60 points to lift No. 4 Kansas past Dayton in OT

Lahaina, Hawaii — When KU’s Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson were handed the Maui Invitational MVP trophy on the floor following the Jayhawks’ 90-84 overtime win over Dayton on Wednesday night, Azubuike quickly lifted it high over his head. Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jayhawks able to grow as a team during run through Maui Invitational

Lahaina, Hawaii — The goal of any team, entering any tournament, is to be the one hoisting the hardware on the final day.

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Quick recap: No. 4 Kansas outlasts Dayton in overtime to win Maui Invitational

It takes a big-time player to win championship games. And it helps even more if a team has two such players. That is exactly why No. 4 Kansas won its third Maui Invitational with a 90-84 overtime win over Dayton in the championship game Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center.

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KUsports Live: No. 4 Kansas vs. Dayton

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Les Miles: KU's seniors bought in, 'made a difference' once he took over

Just more than a year ago, Les Miles took over the Kansas football program. And once he moved into his office and hit the ground running the new head coach had to make sure the program’s veteran leaders were on board with him. To hear Miles describe it this week, ahead of KU’s Senior Day and season finale versus No. 11 Baylor, that might have been the easiest part of his transition. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 4 Kansas vs. Dayton

A look at some of the keys for fourth-ranked Kansas in tonight's Maui Invitational championship game clash with Dayton. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks go boom on both ends of the floor in 71-56 win over BYU in Maui Invitational semifinals

It was as if they had rehearsed it. After two dribbles, two steps and the biggest rumbling the island of Maui has heard since its last severe thunderstorm, Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike threw down the dunk of the tournament to date during the fourth-ranked Jayhawks’ 71-56 semifinal win over BYU at the Maui Invitational. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, November 26

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Coaches focusing on positives of having little prep time during Maui Invitational

Lahaina, Hawaii — The grind of playing three games in three days at the Maui Invitational seems to be of little concern to most of the players here this week.

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Quick recap: KU advances to championship game with win over BYU in Maui Invitational

No. 4 Kansas will be playing for a tournament title on Wednesday.

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KUsports Live: No. 4 Kansas vs. BYU

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Pooka Williams gets back on track with chunk plays at ISU

Head coach Les Miles couldn’t say that he personally saw his Kansas football team’s star running back grow frustrated when the Jayhawks could not get Pooka Williams on track three games in a row.“I could understand it though,” Miles conceded. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 4 Kansas vs. BYU

A look at some of the keys for fourth-ranked Kansas in tonight's Maui Invitational semifinal matchup with BYU. By Matt Tait

Monday, November 25

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Notebook: KU won't face Michigan State in Maui Invitational after Spartans suffer upset

Lahaina, Hawaii — Sometimes advancement in any given tournament is as simple as the luck of the draw.

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Jayhawks roll past Chaminade for 93-63 win in Round 1 of Maui Invitational

Lahaina, Hawaii — Things could not have started much better for underdog Chaminade on Monday night at Lahaina Civic Center in Round 1 of the Maui Invitational. Matt Tait

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3-star Texas prep WR joins KU football's 2021 class

With still more than a year to go before any commitments can become official, the Kansas football staff continued piecing together its 2021 recruiting class on Monday.

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KUsports Live: No. 4 Kansas vs. Chaminade

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Notebook: Les Miles will 'have to see' what position Torry Locklin plays next year

Les Miles reiterated that Torry Locklin will not play in the Jayhawks’ finale so that the 6-foot-2 freshman can use 2019 as his redshirt season. But it remains to be seen exactly where Locklin, currently listed as a quarterback, will line up next year. By Benton Smith

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Thomas MacVittie 'very viable' candidate to replace Carter Stanley in 2020

This Saturday Carter Stanley will play his final game at the University of Kansas. Once it’s over, the Jayhawks will have to replace a senior starting quarterback leaving the program ranked second all-time in touchdown passes (37). By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 4 Kansas vs. Chaminade

A look at some of the keys for fourth-ranked Kansas in tonight's opener in the Maui Invitational against Chaminade. By Matt Tait

Sunday, November 24

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Despite sloppy first half, KU women's basketball defeats Texas State 68-48

Senior forward Mariane De Carvalho stepped into a 3-pointer with under a minute to go, stretching the Kansas lead to 20 and putting an exclamation point on what proved to be a more stressful game than anticipated.

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KU soccer suffers 2-0 loss to South Carolina in Sweet 16

It didn’t end the way the Jayhawks had hoped, but 2019 will always be a special season for the Kansas women’s soccer program.

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TD-less red zone trips in 1st half costly for KU in road defeat

As much as Kansas football players lamented Saturday missed opportunities late in a 41-31 loss at Iowa State, the offense’s red zone shortcomings in the first half contributed perhaps even more to dooming the Jayhawks’ chances of an upset road victory. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks blend business with pleasure during prep day in Maui

Saturday night, after an “exhausting” day of snorkeling, sight-seeing, practice and family adventure, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self declared the fun part of fourth-ranked KU’s escape to Maui finished. But by 9 a.m. the next day, a handful of Jayhawks found a unique way to blend fun and business by going through a 45-minute beach workout with new strength coach Ramsey Nijem. By Matt Tait

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KU soccer set to face South Carolina with trip to Elite Eight up for grabs

A couple of hours before today’s 1 p.m. Sweet 16 matchup with fifth-ranked and second-seeded South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., the third-seeded Kansas soccer team will put its faith in the shuffling skills of junior defender Isabella Cavalcante.

Saturday, November 23

KU volleyball falls to No. 1 Texas in 4 sets

Kansas volleyball was unable to complete the upset of No. 1-ranked Texas on the road Saturday night, falling in four sets (25-22, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18) at Gregory Gymnasium.

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Notebook: KU Big 12 road losing streak reaches 49 games, Torry Locklin plays again

For moments Saturday in the final road game of their college careers, it looked like the Kansas football team’s seniors might actually pull it off.

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'Absolutely sick': Jayhawks leave ISU loss with regrets

As another defeat got tossed atop the season’s growing pile for the Kansas football team Saturday at Iowa State, the Jayhawks left a 41-31 loss at Jack Trice Stadium engulfed with regrets.

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KU coach Bill Self believes field is 'terrific again' for his latest trip to Maui Invitational

Paradise aside, Kansas coach Bill Self is looking forward to KU’s run in the upcoming Maui Invitational simply because he enjoys the format so much. Matt Tait

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Quick recap: KU football drops 41-31 decision at Iowa State

Kansas traded punches with Iowa State down the stretch, but ultimately suffered a 41-31 loss Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football at Iowa State

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Friday, November 22

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McClure hat trick leads KU soccer into Sweet 16 via 3-0 victory over Xavier

The third-seeded Kansas women’s soccer team is still alive and on the brink of history. Powered by a hat trick off the strong right foot of senior forward Katie McClure, the Jayhawks knocked off Xavier, 3-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon in Columbia, S.C. By Matt Tait

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Game Day Breakdown - KU football at Iowa State

Hey, remember that Pooka Williams guy? Of course the Jayhawks do. The problem is the offense has performed so poorly lately that KU hasn’t had much luck featuring its most versatile skill player. By Benton Smith

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Self, Jayhawks not concerned about KU sophomore Ochai Agbaji's recent shooting slump

Despite a 3-for-17 shooting mark in his past two games, Kansas sophomore Ochai Agbaji remains as upbeat and confident as ever. Still, just in case he wasn’t, Kansas coach Bill Self met with his starting guard Thursday morning to make sure everything was fine. By Matt Tait

Thursday, November 21

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After years of losses, Kansas Athletics posts a profit; spending on football program increases

After two consecutive years of operating expenses exceeding operating revenues, Kansas Athletics Inc. reversed the trend for fiscal year 2019.

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KU goalkeeper Sarah Peters having sensational sophomore season after improving technique

Kansas goalkeeper Sarah Peters has made 75 saves during a sensational sophomore season. Yet one stop in Big 12 play perfectly illustrated the growth she has made in just one year. Shane Jackson

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Despite slow start, KU junior Silvio De Sousa 'about where he should be' according to head coach Bill Self

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa will be the first to tell you that his slow start to the 2019-20 season has been a disappointment. By Matt Tait

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Countdown begins for KU's response to NCAA allegations of recruiting violations

The University of Kansas now has until mid-February to respond to the NCAA’s accusations of recruiting violations by its men’s basketball program, along with other alleged infractions.

Wednesday, November 20

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Matt Tait: Get to know the Kansas women's soccer team

Kansas’ women’s soccer team has been on a roll in recent weeks. The Jayhawks won their first Big 12 tournament title two weeks ago. They kicked off their NCAA Tournament appearance with a Round 1 victory over Iowa last weekend at Rock Chalk Park. Last Friday night, the team was greeted by a standing ovation at Allen Fieldhouse after trotting their Big 12 trophy onto the court.

Tuesday, November 19

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'Planet' Azubuike powers Kansas past East Tennessee State, 75-63

For the second time in three home games this season, an opposing player left Allen Fieldhouse asking one key question about KU big man Udoka Azubuike. By Matt Tait

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Early surge propels Jayhawks to 75-63 win over Buccaneers

It might have made more sense if Tuesday’s clash between No. 4 Kansas and East Tennessee State were played on nearby Campanile Hill instead of inside Allen Fieldhouse. At least then the Buccaneers would have understood why the Jayhawks seemed to be running downhill so often during the opening minutes of Tuesday’s 75-63 victory. Matt Tait

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Notebook: KU prepares to travel for Maui Invitational, takes care of East Tennessee State in first round

Officially, No. 4 Kansas’ 75-63 victory over East Tennessee State on Tuesday was the Jayhawks’ first game in the 2019 Maui Invitational. But even with a trip to paradise looming, the Jayhawks were not focused on anything other than protecting their home court on Tuesday night.

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KU holds off surging East Tennessee State for 75-63 win

It was an ugly win, but a win nonetheless for Kansas as the Jayhawks defeated East Tennessee State 75-63 in the first round of the Maui Invitational Tuesday night.

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KUsports Live: Kansas basketball vs. East Tennessee State

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3-star TE Tristan Golightly commits to KU football

A month out from the early December signing period, the Kansas football staff continues adding to its crowded 2020 recruiting class, with the latest commitment coming from the Lone Star State.

6 KU football players make Academic All-Big 12 1st team

17 Jayhawks appear on 2nd team

With two-time honoree Kameron McQueen leading the way, six Kansas football players made the Academic All-Big 12 first team this year, the conference announced on Tuesday.

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QB Carter Stanley can't always audible out of plays at line of scrimmage

Sometimes the Kansas football offense runs a play that seems doomed before the ball is even snapped, leading one to wonder why the Jayhawks’ quarterback, Carter Stanley, didn’t audible out of the call. Well, in some situations he can’t. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 4 Kansas vs. East Tennessee State

A look at some of the keys for fourth-ranked Kansas in tonight's home battle with Southern Conference favorite East Tennessee State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Monday, November 18

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Notebook: Some significant Jayhawks could use 2019 as redshirt season

With only two games remaining on the schedule, it appears Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff have plans to use this year as a redshirt season for a number of the youngest Jayhawks on the roster. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles explains why Thomas MacVittie didn't take over at QB in loss at OSU

Considering Thomas MacVittie seemed throughout the offseason to be battling Carter Stanley for the starting job and MacVittie could potentially end up winning that No. 1 spot on the depth chart for the 2020 season, one may wonder why Les Miles didn’t get the younger QB some in-game reps against the Cowboys. By Benton Smith

Sunday, November 17

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Confidence instilled by coaches has propelled KU soccer over last month of season

There’s been a steady momentum building around Kansas soccer over the last 10 matches, especially given the start to the 2019 NCAA tournament.

KU women's basketball rolls past UMass Lowell to stay undefeated

The Kansas women's basketball team eased past UMass Lowell for a 79-44 win Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Healthy enough to play, KU sharp shooter Isaiah Moss now hoping to rediscover quickness

Kansas guard Isaiah Moss is in search of the quickness that was stolen from him when he injured his right hamstring shortly after arriving on campus. By Matt Tait

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Kansas QB Carter Stanley doesn't think benching 'experience' helped him

The 10th consecutive start of Carter Stanley’s final season with the Kansas football program might go down as the most frustrating one for the senior quarterback. After so often this year expressing how much he appreciated Les Miles and the coaching staff sticking with him through his least productive moments, it was in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday that Stanley got benched. By Benton Smith

Saturday, November 16

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KU soccer defeats Iowa 1-0 in physical match to move on in NCAA Tournament

It took almost 70 minutes for Kansas soccer to break through, but a quick strike inside the box from sophomore Kailey Lane proved to be the difference between keeping a season alive and going home early.

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Notebook: Stanley still KU's starting QB after being benched in 3rd quarter at OSU

Stillwater, Okla. — Carter Stanley wasn’t injured. Nor was he demoted. But for the entire third quarter Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback watched from the sideline.

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'It’s definitely concerning': KU's offensive woes linger in 31-13 loss at No. 25 Oklahoma State

Stillwater, Okla. — KU’s offense hogged the spotlight for all the wrong reasons once again in a 31-13 loss to the No. 25-ranked Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium Benton Smith

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Balanced attack leads KU volleyball past Kansas State in Sunflower Showdown

The Kansas volleyball team entered Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown with the lowest hitting percentage in the Big 12. However, in one of the biggest matches of the season, the offense delivered in a big way to push Kansas past Kansas State in front of a sellout crowd at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.

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Quick recap: KU suffers 31-13 loss in Les Miles' return to Oklahoma State

It was not a happy homecoming for Kansas head coach Les Miles.

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De Sousa, McCormack respond favorably to switching spots vs. Monmouth

After starting KU’s first two regular season games and delivering solid numbers, Kansas forward David McCormack found himself coming off the bench during Friday’s 112-57 pasting of Monmouth. By Matt Tait

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KUsports Live: Kansas football at No. 25 Oklahoma State

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Friday, November 15

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Confident KU soccer team looks to make a statement in first round of NCAA Tournament against Iowa

Coming off the first Big 12 Championship title in school history, there’s a growing confidence among Kansas soccer coaches and players heading into the NCAA Tournament.

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Notebook: Jayhawks' free throw shooting much improved in easy win over Monmouth

Heading into Game 3 of the 2019-20 season, Kansas coach Bill Self had expressed concern over one of the most basic aspects of the game: free throw shooting. By Matt Tait

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Runaway rout: No. 5 Kansas crushes Monmouth, 112-57

Six Jayhawks in double figures, 14 3-pointers, a thunderous, windmill dunk from freshman forward Tristan Enaruna, 30% field goal shooting by the opponent and KU’s walk-ons playing the final six minutes. Matt Tait

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Dominant performance on both ends of the court propels KU to 112-57 lopsided win over Monmouth

After two games filled with plenty of drama to start the season, Kansas men’s basketball was given a bit of a breather in game three.

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KUsports Live: Kansas basketball vs. Monmouth

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Game Day Breakdown - KU football at No. 25 Oklahoma State

If you feel like you’ve heard this one before, that’s because you have. The Jayhawks have spent the better part of their first season under head coach Les Miles talking about how they need to establish a lead instead of falling behind. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 5 Kansas vs. Monmouth

A look at some of the keys for fifth-ranked Kansas in tonight's home clash with Monmouth at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Thursday, November 14

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Seniors emphasize resilience as KU soccer heads into NCAA Tournament

It’s not a particularly pleasant memory for Kansas soccer, but the 4-1 loss to North Carolina in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament provided much-needed guidance.

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Kansas lands commitment from 3-star point guard Latrell Jossell

After jumping into the Top 10 in most national rankings on the opening day of college basketball’s early signing period, the Kansas Jayhawks added another commitment late Thursday night. By Matt Tait

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Self says early recruiting success helps change 'negative narrative' surrounding Kansas basketball

Kansas coach Bill Self on Thursday gushed about the size, skill and potential of 2020 signees Bryce Thompson, Gethro Muscadin and Tyon Grant-Foster, but also shared some of what he told those players and their families about the allegations Kansas is facing from the NCAA. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, November 13

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KU women's basketball overcomes slow start to defeat Omaha 63-48

Fighting through defenders, Kansas sophomore Aniya Thomas somehow maintained her dribble and got back to the top of the key. Quickly, Thomas moved the ball to the corner and found freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin, who drove inside for a contested layup.

KU volleyball falls to No. 3 Baylor

Kansas volleyball was unable to pull off the upset against the No. 3 Baylor Wednesday, falling in straight sets (25-19, 26-24, 25-18) inside the Ferrell Center.

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Matt Tait: Rock Chalk Park helping Kansas women's soccer reach new heights

There’s a theory floating around the Kansas athletic department that suggests that brand new, first-rate facilities for the KU football program will help the Jayhawks return to their winning ways. The resurgence of the Kansas women’s soccer program is proof positive that such a vision can come true. By Matt Tait

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Bryce Torneden named semifinalist for Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award

A senior Kansas football captain, Bryce Torneden was named Wednesday a national semifinalist for the 2019 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award.

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KU coach Bill Self lauds Class of 2020 signees, Tyon Grant-Foster and Bryce Thompson

The first player in the 2020 recruiting class to commit to Kansas also became the first player to make his commitment official. By Matt Tait

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Self-examination critical aspect of bye week for KU football offense

Bye weeks usually involve plenty of reflection for most football teams, so the Kansas Jayhawks’ most recent stretch of down time wasn’t unique in that regard. But the KU offense had so underperformed its expectations in its most recent loss that a hard, long look in the mirror basically became a priority. By Benton Smith

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Lawsuit over KU men’s basketball ticket brokerage headed for trial

A ticket broker’s lawsuit seeking to keep confidential the details of its agreement with Kansas Athletics Inc. is set to go to trial before a judge next year.

Tuesday, November 12

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Les Miles looking forward to returning to OSU, where he first became a head coach

It was 15 years ago Wednesday that Les Miles last was inside Boone Pickens Stadium, in Stillwater, Okla., for a college football game. On that mid-November Saturday back in 2004, Miles led the Oklahoma State football team, ranked No. 25 in the country, onto the field. He’ll return, of course, this coming Saturday, in charge of the Kansas Jayhawks this time, and looking to knock off the No. 25-ranked Cowboys. By Benton Smith

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5-star guard Bryce Thompson picks Kansas

A year after signing a class devoid of five-star prospects, the Kansas Jayhawks have returned to the upper echelon of the recruiting world by landing a commitment from five-star guard Bryce Thompson. By Matt Tait

Monday, November 11

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KU soccer to host Iowa in opening round of NCAA Tournament

For the third time in four seasons and the ninth time in program history, the University of Kansas soccer team earned a bid to the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship when the field was announced Monday afternoon.

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2 O-linemen leave KU football's 2020 recruiting class

The Kansas football program’s 2020 recruiting class looks a little less crowded as of Monday, when a potential signee announced a future with the Jayhawks was no more. A three-star offensive lineman from Iowa, Jackson Stoefen shared via Twitter that he no longer is committed to the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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'We have 3 opportunities left': Urgency a theme as Jayhawks prepare for final stretch

The days remaining in the 2019 Kansas football season are disappearing quickly. And as the Jayhawks’ game week preparations for Oklahoma State started rolling on Monday, the need fur urgency wasn’t lost on anyone. Before a weight-lifting session inside Anderson Family Football Complex, an impromptu group talk among players epitomized the current vibe in the building. By Benton Smith

Ngounoue defeats Top-30 opponent, Manu prevails in finals of the Rebel Tennis Invitational

Kansas capped off the 2019 fall slate with two big wins in two different states.

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Notebook: Kansas S Jeremiah McCullough out for season

Les Miles still hasn't ruled out Dru Prox return

The Kansas football defense will finish out the season without one of its starting defensive backs. That much head coach Les Miles would admit Monday, even if he refused to publicly rule out a late season return for a starting linebacker. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks fall to 5th in latest AP poll

A 1-1 record during the opening week of the 2019-20 season knocked the Kansas men’s basketball team down two spots in The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Sunday, November 10

KU women's basketball rolls to 91-50 win

The Kansas women’s basketball team won its second straight game in dominant fashion, beating the University of Illinois at Chicago by a 91-50 margin on the back of 17 points from leading scorer Aniya Thomas and a double-double from newcomer Tina Stephens.

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KU soccer wins first Big 12 Championship title in program history with 1-0 victory over TCU

After a scoreless first half, Kansas soccer searched for one slight misstep from the TCU defense. And in the 55th minute, that came in the form of junior forward Mandi Duggan sneaking a shot inside the near post for a go-ahead goal.

Saturday, November 9

KU volleyball falls to TCU in 4 sets

Despite a tough battle, Kansas dropped four-set match (26-24, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22) against TCU Saturday at TCU University Recreation Center. KU's lone win of the day came in the second set.

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KU's 3rd down defense a concern entering season's final 3 weeks

Following a letdown of a performance by the entire Kansas football team in front of a sold out stadium a week ago, the Jayhawks’ defense headed into a bye week with no shortage of concerns. With only three games remaining on their November calendar, it didn’t take any deliberating by safety Mike Lee to identify the most worrisome development in KU’s 28-point loss to Kansas State. By Benton Smith

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Senior grad transfer Isaiah Moss makes meaningful debut in KU victory

After playing just five minutes in one exhibition game and not at all in two other KU contests this season, Kansas senior Isaiah Moss played a whopping 25 minutes during the Jayhawks’ 74-62, home-opening win over UNC Greensboro on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Friday, November 8

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KU freshman Jalen Wilson breaks ankle, expected to miss at least 3 months

Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson broke his left ankle during his 27 seconds on the floor in Friday’s 74-62 Kansas victory over UNC Greensboro at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Self jokes 'dumb' scheduling makes for difficult slate

Year after year, for as long as Bill Self has been the head coach at Kansas, the Jayhawks have scheduled the toughest nonconference teams they can find. While that often has included dates with Kentucky, Duke, Villanova, Arizona and Michigan State, it also has been true outside of the power conferences, where KU continually has welcomed to Allen Fieldhouse the top teams in several mid-major conferences. By Matt Tait

KU soccer advances to Big 12 championship with double overtime win over OSU

Eva Eliasdottir’s golden goal in the final minute of double overtime propelled No. 21 Kansas past No. 10 Oklahoma State, 2-1, Friday night in the Big 12 Championship semifinal at Swope Soccer Village.

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Jayhawks encounter different type of battle, beat UNCG in home opener

If Tuesday night was a blue blood battle, Friday was a dogfight in the streets. Led by a dangerously determined Devon Dotson and a strong surge to open the second half, the third-ranked Jayhawks scrapped their way past UNC Greensboro, 74-62, on Friday night in the home opener at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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KUsports Live: Kansas basketball vs. UNC Greensboro

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. UNC Greensboro

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in tonight's home opener against UNC Greensboro at 8 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Thursday, November 7

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Freshmen propel KU women's basketball to 84-72 win over Indiana State

Needing an offensive spark in the second quarter, freshman guard Holly Kersgieter found herself open on the wing. Fellow freshman guard Zakiyah Franklin promptly dished to Kersgieter for a 3-pointer to regain the lead for Kansas.

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KU football LT Hakeem Adeniji to play in Senior Bowl

The bye week came with some good news for Kansas football offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji, who discovered Thursday he will have a chance to showcase his skills to NFL draft coaches and evaluators in January. His head coach, Les Miles, had a little fun, too, in delivering the word to Adeniji. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, November 6

Jayhawks sweep Red Raiders in 3 sets

Kansas volleyball powered its way to its 17th-consecutive victory in Lawrence against Texas Tech in a three-set sweep Wednesday night in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.

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KU to offer group tours of athletic facilities, plus other news from Kansas Athletics board meeting

The University of Kansas will soon offer group tours of certain athletic facilities on non-game days with the help of a group with which the university has signed a four-year agreement.

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Pooka Williams: KU offense 'out of character' in latest defeat

It had only been two games, but the Kansas football offense performed so well under new coordinator Brent Dearmon that the Jayhawks began looking at themselves differently. This was the type of team, they were convinced, that should regularly put up 500-plus yards of offense and 30-plus points. By Benton Smith

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Azubuike's limited shot attempts against Duke just one sign of an offense out of sync

Four shots in 30 minutes for the Big 12 Conference’s preseason player of the year is not the recipe the third-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team wanted to follow heading into Tuesday’s 68-66 loss to Duke in New York. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, November 5

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No. 3 Kansas commits 28 turnovers in 68-66 loss to No. 4 Duke in Champions Classic

New York — For 39 minutes of Tuesday’s Champions Classic clash with Duke at Madison Square Garden, the third-ranked Jayhawks found a way to overcome a startling number of turnovers. But the Jayhawks’ 28th turnover of the night finally did them in during a 68-66 loss to the fourth-ranked Blue Devils Matt Tait

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Notebook: KU sophomore forward David McCormack earns starting nod in season opener

New York — The answer to the mystery question of who would start at the 4 for Kansas was sophomore forward David McCormack. It turned out to be a good move. Matt Tait

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas falls to No. 4 Duke in Champions Classic

It only made sense that it came down to the final minutes. In the end, No. 4 Duke made enough plays down the stretch to secure a 68-66 win over No. 3 Kansas Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden during the first game of the 2019-20 season.

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KU soccer's Addisyn Merrick named Big 12 Defensive Player of Year

One of three Jayhawks to be named to the All-Big 12 teams on Tuesday, Kansas soccer senior Addisyn Merrick was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

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KUsports Live: Kansas basketball vs. No. 4 Duke

Follow along during the game with our crew and the KUsports.com community.

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Fiery KU football leaders Daylon Charlot, Andrew Parchment keep preaching postseason

As the first Kansas football team coached by Les Miles heads into the final three games on its schedule, a pair of outspoken receivers remain vigilant in spreading the message that the season doesn’t have to end in November. Senior receiver Daylon Charlot said the Jayhawks as a whole felt like they let their fans down in a 38-10 loss to Kansas State this past weekend. Despite their disappointment, Charlot voiced publicly the notion that he and other team leaders keep clutching to tightly. By Benton Smith

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Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive.

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 4 Duke in NYC

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in tonight's Champions Classic showdown with No. 4 Duke at Madison Square Garden in New York City. By Matt Tait

Monday, November 4

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KU junior Silvio De Sousa looking forward to facing Duke again

One of the most recent and notable games of KU junior Silvio De Sousa’s college career came against Tuesday night’s opponent. By Matt Tait

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Newly released ‘Games of Deception' details basketball’s induction into the Olympics, with nods to Naismith, Allen

Donors from 43 states chipped in money to send James Naismith to the 1936 Olympics to see the sport he invented played in the international competition for the first time. But when he arrived, there wasn’t any fanfare for his presence, nor complimentary tickets.

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Notebook: ‘Miles to Go’ grabs Wildcats’ attention

It turns out Kansas football fans aren’t the only people paying attention to the niche ESPN+ streaming series “Miles to Go.” By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks hoping to once again capitalize on bye week

It hasn’t even been a month since Kansas football players learned how valuable a bye week can be for a team. Now the Jayhawks will try to make the days surrounding their second open date of the season as productive as their first. By Benton Smith

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‘Hot Tickets,’ a new book that investigates the KU ticket scandal, to be released Monday

After nearly 10 years of investigation into the KU ticket scandal, University of Kansas professor emeritus George Frederickson said three things led to the university scam.

Sunday, November 3

No. 25 KU soccer advances to Big 12 semifinals

A pair of first-half goals were enough to propel the No. 25 Kansas past the West Virginia, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Swope Soccer Village. Senior Katie McClure tallied her 14th goal of the season, while junior Isabella Cavalcante turned in her first of the year.

KU women's basketball secures 66-55 win over Emporia State

Kansas juniors Bailey Helgren and Tina Stephens dominated the second half to lead the KU women’s basketball team to a 66-55 win against Emporia State in exhibition play Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

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'Crushing': Jayhawks regret failing to give sellout crowd a proper show

“Playing football here for five seasons now, I’ve never seen that,” Carter Stanley said. “That meant the world to us as players.” Of course, the Jayhawks left the stadium after it emptied out filled with regrets, because the buzz and momentum they created heading into the game couldn’t be reignited during a 38-10 loss to K-State. By Benton Smith

KU men's cross-country claims 4th at Big 12 Championship

The Kansas men’s and women’s cross country teams began the postseason portion of its 2019 season Saturday morning in the 24th annual Big 12 Cross Country Championship at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Club in Waco, Texas.

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2019 Champions Classic the latest chapter of Self vs. Krzyzewski

New York City — They’re tied 3-3 in head-to-head meetings, but there’s a story that actually has Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski a small step ahead when it comes to facing Bill Self teams. By Matt Tait

Saturday, November 2

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Notebook: Carter Stanley's injury not considered serious heading into bye week

An already miserable Saturday for Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley at least didn’t conclude with a serious injury.

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Jayhawks stunned in lopsided loss to Wildcats in front of sellout crowd

The Kansas State Wildcats didn’t only harass, hurry and sack Carter Stanley throughout Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown. They blindsided his outlook for one of the most anticipated KU home games in a decade.

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Matt Tait: Next time, the matchup with K-State has to mean more

Despite all kinds of momentum suggesting it might be and a fun and flashy new offense to play with, Kansas football under Les Miles is not quite ready to beat Kansas State, even with a new coach in Manhattan. By Matt Tait

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Quick recap: KU football falls flat in 38-10 loss to Kansas State

The head coaches for both teams were new. The crowd was a sellout at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2009. But the result was much of the same.

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Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot plans to redshirt 2019-20 season

After playing sparingly in two exhibition victories, Kansas senior Mitch Lightfoot has decided to redshirt the 2019-20 season. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks fall to Sooners in 3 sets

Kansas fell in three sets to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Volleyball Area.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football vs. No. 22 Kansas State

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Friday, November 1

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Duke's Matt Hurt, Cassius Stanley destined to play in Tuesday's Champions Classic

It seems as if Matt Hurt and Cassius Stanley were destined to play in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic clash between Duke and Kansas in New York City. By Matt Tait

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KU football could win more than 1 Big 12 game for a change

For a decade now, winning one Big 12 game has been not even a norm, only a ceiling, for the Kansas football program. Now, in 2019, after living through some of the program’s lowest moments, KU seniors such as Hakeem Adeniji and Carter Stanley have a chance to take KU (3-5 overall, 1-4 Big 12) to multiple league victories for the first time since 2008. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. No. 22 K-State

New offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon, according to the players learning from him, is an endless fountain of energy. The Jayhawks will need to tap into some of Dearmon’s get-up-and-go early this week to set themselves up for a successful rivalry game. By Benton Smith