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Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) watches the video board while the Jayhawks offense takes over on the field during the third quarter against South Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Tom Keegan: Linebackers give KU optimism

The big increase in the number of athletes in the Kansas University football program who achieved specific standards for strength and speed heading into this past spring football season, as compared to heading into the spring of 2015, revealed encouraging signs on a few fronts.

April 27, 2016

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Tom Keegan: Hadl deserves a bust in Canton

I intended to write about the professional football draft history of players from Kansas University, but then I glanced at the opposite page in the media guide and the lid flew off my head again, courtesy of one of the greatest injustices in sports. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas football strength on rise

Talking with reporters on the annual post-spring Big 12 football coaches teleconference, Kansas University coach David Beaty went into great detail about one of the areas he believes his team has improved the most since last season — strength. By Matt Tait

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KU quarterbacks Cozart, Ford granted hardship waivers

Both will open 2016 season as red-shirt juniors with 2 years of eligibility left

Kansas University quarterbacks Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford on Wednesday received word from the Big 12 Conference that their applications for hardship waivers had been accepted. By Matt Tait

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KU ties athletic department record with 6 perfect scores in 2014-15 academic progress rate report

The NCAA revealed Wednesday that Kansas University tied an athletic department record with six teams scoring a perfect APR score of 1,000 for the 2014-15 school year. By Matt Tait

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Beaty: Big 12 likely will have title game eventually

Tuesday’s annual post-spring Big 12 football coaches teleconference featured questions and answers about everything from position battles at individual schools to big-picture topics affecting the conference. Second-year Kansas University coach David Beaty was asked about both during the 10 minutes he spent on the phone. By Matt Tait

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Second Kansas Blast underway

Monday marked the start of the second incarnation of a recruiting phenomenon known as the Kansas Blast for the Kansas University football program.

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Tom Keegan: Top 10 potential KU football weapons

Here are 10 players who have the potential to deliver for Kansas University in a big fourth-quarter spot in a tight game. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks found a few answers in spring

Thursday marked the final spring practice of the 2016 season for the Kansas University football program and, after finishing the spring semester and surviving finals, the Jayhawks will be given back to strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson for the summer.

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Beaty gets first experience calling offensive plays

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty made waves on the first day of spring football back in March, when he announced that he, and not offensive coordinator Rob Likens, would be calling plays for the Jayhawks this fall. Last Saturday, during the Jayhawks’ annual spring game, Beaty got his first public opportunity to take a stab at calling the new offense. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football scoring prospects slim

Overall, it appears Kansas University’s football team has more depth than at the end of spring football 2015, but still not have sufficient depth by Big 12 standards. The defense in particular looks deeper and more experienced. Yet, the search is on for signs that Kansas will have an easier time scoring than in recent seasons. By Tom Keegan

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KU quarterback Willis throws at practice

The 200 or so students and faculty members who showed up to Memorial Stadium on Tuesday to watch the 14th practice of Kansas University’s spring football season were gifted with a pleasant surprise.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks should improve; how much is unclear

The Kansas University football team held its second public and 14th overall practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon.

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KU’s spring game welcome distraction

Saturday afternoon’s spring game provided Kansas University’s football program an opportunity to turn its attention back to the gridiron and away from the heartbreaking news about the passing of former Jayhawk Brandon Bourbon. By Matt Tait

Spring game notebook: Jayhawks honor Bourbon

Before the pom-poms waved, the band played and supporters of Kansas University football cheered on the 2016 team during Saturday’s annual spring game at Memorial Stadium, the crowd of 1,200 fans, along with the players and coaches on the field, kicked things off with a moment of silence for former KU running back Brandon Bourbon, who on Friday was found dead near his hometown of Potosi, Mo., after a six-day search. By Matt Tait

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