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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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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.