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Les Miles doesn't think KU's 4th down failures will make him less assertive

Head coach Les Miles wanted to go for it on fourth down in the opening minute of the fourth quarter against Coastal Carolina and he had to go for it again in the final minutes, with no time outs left. Neither play resulted in a first down. Throw in a failed fourth down conversion in the third quarter of the Jayhawks’ loss to CCU and one that came up short a week earlier and they’re 0-for-4 in those situations through two games. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Jayhawks want Parchment, Charlot more involved

Although the receiving duo of Andrew Parchment and Daylon Charlot wasn’t likely to combine to produce 200 yards and 14 catches every week just because the two did so in the Kansas football team’s season opener, the Jayhawks would like to get a lot more out of the pair of targets than they did in a Week 2 setback. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football at Boston College

KU has to put the ball in star running back Pooka Williams Jr.’s hands as often as possible every week. But when the Jayhawks are playing on the road as a three-touchdown underdog that simple and obvious offensive strategy becomes even more critical. By Benton Smith

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KU volleyball opens new arena with sweep of Morehead State

Prior to the first serve in the newly renovated Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, sophomore libero/defensive specialist Lacey Angello took a breath to calm any last second nerves. By Braden Shaw