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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson feeling at home in Kansas

You won’t catch Josh Jackson glancing at his watch — an old expression that means turning your iPhone in your palm to check the time — because he’s not counting down the months, weeks, hours, days, minutes and seconds until his required year of college basketball is behind him.

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Tom Keegan: Udoka Azubuike never has seen a dunk he does not like

Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike boils the game of basketball down to six words: See the ball, dunk the ball.

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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson talks up and looks up to veteran teammates

Josh Jackson says one of his talented, experienced teammates has improved so much that he "will surprise a lot of people."

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Tom Keegan: Gamblers on Kansas football spell ATS with a P and a U

Bookmakers entice gamblers to bet on Kansas by giving them a lot of points, but even at that, Kansas is tied with Connecticut for the worst FBS winning percentage against the spread in the past five seasons.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas defense among best in Big 12

Kansas' defense statistically ranks among the best in the Big 12 and it all starts up front, where all-conference-worthy sophomores Daniel Wise and Dorance Armstrong already have developed into disruptive forces.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas loses to Oklahoma State, ends quarterback controversy in same game

Montell Cozart bounced back from a two-week benching well enough for head coach David Beaty to say Cozart will start Saturday in Norman vs. Oklahoma. Reading what else Beaty said leads to conclusion that he Cozart will start the remainder of the season, barring injuries. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Joel Embiid back on his feet and looking elite

Sidelined two seasons by a stress fracture of the right foot, former Kansas center Joel Embiid is coming off of a 20-minute, 15-point effort for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Detroit Pistons.

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Tom Keegan: Oh, snap! He snapped it already!

Every laughable performance deserves a punch line and Kansas center Joe Gibson unwittingly supplied one Saturday in Baylor’s merciful 49-7 execution of the Jayhawks at McLane Stadium. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Big, fast Bears like to run, run, run

The Baylor Bears score most of their touchdowns through the air but do most of their damage on the ground. It's as a tough a matchup for Kansas as there is on the schedule.

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Tom Keegan: KU boasts blend of youth, experience

Unlike in professional sports, in college the general manager of a program never needs to worry about the coach back-stabbing him by blaming him for roster shortcomings.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas defensive end Cameron Rosser far from football impostor now

Kansas senior defensive end Cameron Rosser never played high school football and has learned the sport so well that he's a key member of Clint Bowen's defense. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: David Jaynes living proof that Kansas can beat the best in football recruiting

David Jaynes, an All-American quarterback for Kansas in 1973, originally committed to Bear Bryant and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He remains bullish on KU's ability to win similar recruiting battles.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas defense creating loud footsteps of hope

Four quarters of competitive play, especially from an injury-torn defense, brought realistic hope to the Kansas football program.

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Tom Keegan: Slow starts stopping Kansas football

Offensive coordinators open games with the advantage because they script the first 15 plays and usually mix in new plays that haven't appeared on film. So far though, only opposing offenses have taken advantage of that.

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Tom Keegan: Selling Graham short is big mistake

On the same day the Big 12 released its preseason all-conference team that included Iowa State’s gifted scoring point guard Monte Morris as player of the year, Bovada Sportsbook released odds for Associated Press player of the year.