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Self, Jayhawks celebrate start of new season with big expectations at Late Night

Never one to have trouble firing up an Allen Fieldhouse crowd, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self took his hype machine to a whole new level on Friday night. By Matt Tait

Morning

Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. No. 6 Oklahoma

Nothing against captain Kyle Thompson and his 46.1 yards per punt, but the less Kansas sees of him on the field against Oklahoma the better. Thompson made regular appearances for the Jayhawks at TCU, punting nine times as KU struggled to stay on the field. A repeat of that type of showing against Oklahoma would spell complete disaster for Les Miles’ team. By Benton Smith

Evening

How Kansas basketball landed Snoop Dogg for Late Night

Despite what you might have seen in a promotional video earlier this year involving KU’s Les Miles and rapper Rick Ross, scheduling a world-famous musician for an event at KU is not as easy as a head coach simply picking up the phone.

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Self, Jayhawks celebrate start of new season with big expectations at Late Night

Never one to have trouble firing up an Allen Fieldhouse crowd, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self took his hype machine to a whole new level on Friday night. By Matt Tait

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KU athletic director apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at Late Night in the Phog

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long apologized Friday for a Late Night in the Phog performance by rapper Snoop Dogg that included stripper poles on the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money shot over the heads of prospective recruits.

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Benton Smith: Jayhawks, fans enter season without NCAA allegations on their minds

This Kansas basketball season is going to be a movie. And a packed Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night proved the program’s fans are ready to suspend their disbelief, throw down some popcorn and take in the show. By Benton Smith

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KU football player granted diversion for charges involving teens at bar; court seals affidavit

A University of Kansas linebacker charged after his arrest with two teen girls at a popular Lawrence bar has been granted a diversion agreement through the Douglas County district attorney’s office, court records show.

KU denies open records request seeking more information about NCAA allegations

While the University of Kansas has publicly released the list of recruiting allegations the NCAA has made against the school’s basketball program, it is declining to release other basic information about the case.

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. No. 6 Oklahoma

Nothing against captain Kyle Thompson and his 46.1 yards per punt, but the less Kansas sees of him on the field against Oklahoma the better. Thompson made regular appearances for the Jayhawks at TCU, punting nine times as KU struggled to stay on the field. A repeat of that type of showing against Oklahoma would spell complete disaster for Les Miles’ team. By Benton Smith