Stories for November 23, 2020


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Jayhawks eager to see what type of impact interim O-line coach John Morookian makes

When Les Miles fired Luke Meadows as Kansas football’s offensive line coach with just three weeks left in the season, it had plenty to do with the Jayhawks’ play up front throughout an 0-7 start. While speaking Monday with media members for the first time since what Miles described as “a tough decision,” though, KU football’s head coach chose to focus on the future and how he thinks interim O-line coach John Morookian will help the blockers.

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Gonzaga grad assistant Evan Manning eager for reunion with alma mater

It’s not often that a first-year graduate assistant is a popular part of a matchup between top-10 college basketball programs. But that figures to be the case this week, leading up to No. 6 Kansas facing top-ranked Gonzaga in the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Fla. By Matt Tait

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'So far, so good' — Jayhawks, Zags on schedule for Thursday showdown in Fort Myers, Fla.

With COVID-19 cases continuing to pop up and temporary shutdowns taking place throughout college basketball, Kansas coach Bill Self and Gonzaga coach Mark Few thought it might be a good idea to check in with each other on Sunday night, four days ahead of the season opener between the two teams. By Matt Tait

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KU extends no-fans policy at athletic events through Dec. 5

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon that KU would extend its policy of having no fans in the stands at home athletic events through Dec. 5. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Miles optimistic KU will have numbers necessary to face TCU this week

LB Kyron Johnson hoping to play extra season

One never really knows for sure in 2020 whether any given college football game will be played as scheduled, but as of Monday at least, Kansas coach Les Miles felt optimistic about the Jayhawks returning to action.