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Notebook: Defense 'flying around' as Jayhawks have spring practices for first time in 2 years

Now a junior on the Kansas football roster, Kenny Logan Jr., one of the Jayhawks’ breakthrough contributors on defense in 2020, is currently experiencing spring practices for the first time in his college career.

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'The little things matter': Former Notre Dame O-lineman Colin Grunhard hopes to help KU win

When Colin Grunhard was a freshman at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish were coming off a 4-8 season — a disaster by that program’s standards. Now the offensive lineman is at KU, where 4-8 would be viewed as progress, and Grunhard is hoping to bring some of his former team’s winning mentality with him to Lawrence.

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Women Leaders in College Sports CEO Patti Phillips aiming to change attitudes about women as Power 5 ADs

While the number of women both in and interviewing for athletic director jobs at the Power 5 level has grown in recent years, their involvement in the process remains far below where many want it to be. By Matt Tait

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KU football QB competition an 'all-out race' as spring practices begin

There’s no telling now who will be considered the Kansas football team’s No. 1 quarterback by the conclusion of spring practices — let alone at the start of the season in September.

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Former KU starting LB Dru Prox puts his name in transfer portal

One of the Kansas football team’s top defensive players early in the 2020 season, linebacker Dru Prox is looking to continue his career elsewhere.

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Emmett Jones trying not to worry about interim tag as spring football begins for KU

Without a permanent athletic director or head football coach in place, the exact path for the future of the University of Kansas football program remained unsettled as the Jayhawks opened their spring practice schedule this week. In fact, the way interim head coach Emmett Jones described his status, even he remains in the dark about what will come next — and when.

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'I just tried to be myself': Interim head coach Emmett Jones reflects on KU's 1st spring practice

Having a different job title and the attention of the entire Kansas football team didn’t affect interim head coach Emmett Jones’ approach on Tuesday, at the Jayhawks’ opening spring practice.

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3 former Power 5 head coaches KU could potentially consider in its football coaching search

Here are three former Power Five head coaches who KU’s next athletic director could potentially consider while deciding who will lead the football program into the future.

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5 questions facing KU football as spring practices kick off

Here are five questions facing the Jayhawks as spring practices get underway.

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First-time ADs, ADs at their alma maters & women all rare but not entirely absent at Power 5 level

A recent examination of the sitting athletic directors at Power 5 universities across the country showed that first-time ADs, ADs leading their alma maters and women in the top athletic office at Power 5 universities is rare but not entirely absent. By Matt Tait

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Former North Texas starting QB Jason Bean to join KU football

The Kansas football team’s quarterback competition has a new contender. A former starting QB at North Texas, Jason Bean announced Friday his plans to transfer to KU and join the Jayhawks.

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KU football severs ties with WR Quay Davis, program's highest-rated signee ever

The top-rated prospect the Kansas football program ever signed, Quay Davis won’t ever play for the Jayhawks.

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4 potential KU football coaching candidates who are established Group of 5 winners

If the next athletic director at the University of Kansas wants a head coach who already has proven for several years that he can win at a high level, the AD likely won’t be able to pluck a candidate away from another Power Five program.

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Photos of battered woman have KU Athletics examining possible connection to football recruit

The University of Kansas athletic department is “working to gather details” after photos posted to Twitter show a battered woman who insinuates she has a connection to a KU football recruit.

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Emmett Jones welcoming his unexpected opportunity as KU football's interim head coach

Emmett Jones didn’t envision getting an opportunity at this point of his career to lead the Kansas football program. But as the Jayhawks’ interim head coach explained in his first interview since accepting the position, Jones is welcoming his current unexpected circumstances.