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Dorance Armstrong tests his speed at Memorial Stadium during KU football Pro Day evaluations Tuesday at the Anderson Family Football Complex.

Tom Keegan: Longtime scout projects driven Dorance Armstrong to go in fourth or fifth round

Every college football player fueled by NFL aspirations needs to listen to what Dan Shonka of Ourlads scouting service has to say about why he likes former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong.

April 18, 2018

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Notebook: Spring crucial for development of KU's supporting receivers

Two of the Kansas football team’s top three pass-catchers from 2017 won’t be around this fall to invigorate the passing game. While neither produced on the level of the Jayhawks’ returning prime target, receiver Steven Sims Jr. (59 catches, 839 yards, six TDs), the 5-foot-10 senior from Houston could use some support. By Benton Smith

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Daniel Wise returned to KU football for his senior season feeling he had 'more to give'

Daniel Wise considered innumerable factors this past winter while scrutinizing the benefits and drawbacks of foregoing his final college football season in order to enter the NFL Draft. “Other than personal growth and to get stronger and wiser and all that stuff,” Wise said, “I felt like something was missing. I didn’t want to go out with my college career the way it went out.” By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks looking forward to having indoor football facility to call their own

Kansas football coach David Beaty says he’s parking a little farther away from Anderson Family Football Complex these days. Spots near the program’s home base aren’t nearly as plentiful now that lot No. 59 west of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is closed, with construction teams mobilizing this week to build KU’s new indoor practice facility. By Benton Smith

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David Beaty: Injury situation at O-line made playing spring game too 'difficult'

Kansas football coach David Beaty opened his press conference Wednesday afternoon by offering the program’s fans a further explanation on the decision to replace this year’s spring game with an open practice. Beaty emphasized he would prefer the Jayhawks play a full scrimmage on April 28 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

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Work begins on KU football’s indoor practice facility; project to be completed by end of year

Construction work is underway on the new $26 million indoor practice facility for the University of Kansas football team, with the project expected to be completed before the end of the year.

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KU football will have open practice instead of traditional spring game

Don’t show up at the newly christened David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on April 28 expecting to see a football game. By Benton Smith

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On-the-job-training: KU's Andru Tovi learning all that goes into playing C

More than a month in advance of spring football, Kansas coaches shared the bad news with their players. Starting center Mesa Ribordy had to retire. It was around that mid-February day when new KU offensive line coach A.J. Ricker sought out Andru Tovi, an eight-game starter at guard for the Jayhawks the previous fall. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Najee Stevens-McKenzie back at fighting weight, battling for job

Considering how long it took Najee Stevens-McKenzie to reach Lawrence, his new address just might mean more to him than it means to most Kansas football players. By Tom Keegan

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WR Chase Harrell granted release, will transfer from KU

A difficult off-season for the receiver that included witnessing his older brother, Cole, murdered this past December, and an arrest on suspicion of DUI in March, led to Chase Harrell deciding to move on and the program granting him a release. By Benton Smith

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In need of improvement: Kansas QBs trying to make most of off-season competition

Whether it was Peyton Bender or Carter Stanley playing quarterback for Kansas this past season, more often than not passing plays failed to produce their desired results. Whatever the factors, off-season QB improvements — or perhaps naming a different starter entirely — will be essential to putting a more adequate KU offense on the field this coming fall. By Benton Smith

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Hakeem Adeniji 'ahead of schedule' after off-season surgery; Kenyon Tabor remains sidelined

Over the course of his first two seasons at the University of Kansas, Hakeem Adeniji hasn’t missed a start yet. If the offensive lineman’s off-season recovery from a pair of shoulder surgeries is any indication that streak won’t end anytime soon. However, another potential key contributor for KU’s offense, tight end Kenyon Tabor, hasn’t yet experienced the physical upturn he hoped for this off-season. By Benton Smith

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Construction of KU football's indoor practice facility to begin soon

Work on the new multimillion-dollar indoor practice facility for the University of Kansas football team will begin soon.

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Notebook: Beaty says Jayhawks need to become 'toughest team' in Big 12

According to Kansas football coach David Beaty, this off-season he and his staff have and will continue to confront “a lot” of areas where the program needs to improve. Beaty described one such goal as morphing the Jayhawks into “the toughest team” in the Big 12. By Benton Smith

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Basketball walk-on James Sosinski breaking tackles upon return to KU football

For the first four months of his football off-season, Kansas tight end James Sosinski experienced what he described as almost no football-related activities. Preoccupied from December through March with his role as a walk-on with KU basketball, Sosinski didn’t appear too rusty upon his April return to the gridiron, though. By Benton Smith

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