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Lance Leipold, coordinators learning more about KU football players, looking for consistency

As much as head coach Lance Leipold and his staff had learned about their Kansas football team through the first week-plus of preseason practices, the coaches found out even more about the Jayhawks during a scrimmage on Sunday night.

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KU football WRs share which young players in their group are showing improvement at camp

August is the time of year when college football veterans usually keep their eyes on younger teammates, to see which ones look like they might be capable of taking on larger roles in the fall. Kansas super-senior Kwamie Lassiter II said a couple of underclassmen in particular have impressed him so far this preseason.

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Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid agrees to $196 million, 4-year deal with Philadelphia

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed on a four-year, $196 million contract extension that will take the All-Star center through the 2026-27 season. Dan Gelston, The Associated Press