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Tom Keegan: Kansas volleyball humbly celebrates success

The greatest team in the history of Kansas University volleyball gathered for a banquet Sunday in the Horejsi Family Athletic Center without a hint of conceit in the air. By Tom Keegan

Kansas coach Bechard honored

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard has been named national coach of the year by PrepVolleyball.com.

Payne named to NCAA all-tournament team

Kansas University sophomore Kelsie Payne was named to the NCAA volleyball all-tournament team on Saturday night.

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Matt Tait: Kansas volleyball progress impressive

The Friday morning banquet inside the CenturyLink Convention Center provided all the proof needed to illustrate that Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard and his staff have begun to recruit the types of athletes needed to compete at the highest level.

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Fans encouraged to welcome KU volleyball home at 5 p.m. Friday at Horejsi

After competing in its first Final Four in school history on Thursday night — a four-set loss to No. 4 seed Nebraska in Omaha — the Kansas University volleyball team is expected to return to Lawrence around 5 p.m. today and Jayhawk fans and media members are invited to welcome the most successful team in program history back to Lawrence with a reception at Horejsi Family Athletics Center at that time.

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Notebook: Jayhawks leave Omaha with heads held high

All season, the Kansas University volleyball team believed it could compete at the highest level and hoped that this would be the year that the Jayhawks crashed the party and played on the same stage as some of the game’s perennial powerhouses. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Future is bright for KU volleyball

The most successful, thrilling season in the history of Kansas University volleyball ended Thursday night in front of the largest crowd ever to watch the sport in a collegiate match. By Tom Keegan

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End of the road: Huskers too much for KU in Omaha

The Kansas University volleyball program’s dream season came to an uncharacteristic end in front of an NCAA record crowd of 17,551 on Thursday night at CenturyLink Center. By Matt Tait

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KU volleyball's Laura "Bird" Kuhn named AVCA assistant of the year

KU associate head coach Laura Kuhn was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year at a banquet in Omaha.

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Payne happy she wound up at KU

It’s not every year that a head coach of a powerhouse program that has been to five consecutive Final Fours is answering questions about how he let an All-American get out of town.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks form special bond at Final Four

A red sea of Cornhuskers volleyball backers will fill CenturyLink Center for tonight’s national semifinal match between Nebraska and Kansas.

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Janae Hall wins Elite 90 Award at NCAA Volleyball Final Four

Janae Hall, a junior at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2015 NCAA Volleyball Championship. Hall, majoring in Film & Media, currently carries a 3.95 GPA and has started all matches for the 9th-ranked Jayhawks.

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Coaches connection: KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard, Nebraska coach John Cook longtime friends

In 1998, Ray Bechard moved to Lawrence to become the head coach of the Kansas University volleyball program. Two years later, just up the road in Lincoln, Nebraska, John Cook took the reins at Nebraska. From that day on, for the next 13 years, Bechard and Cook had at least two showdowns on the volleyball court every year as members of the Big 12 Conference and now the two are reuniting at the Final Four in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Fourth-seeded Nebraska sizes up semifinal match-up with Kansas volleyball

The Nebraska Cornhuskers, seeded fourth and owning a 30-4 record, were the first team to take the podium at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday. Here's a quick look at some of their responses regarding Thursday's 8:30 p.m. semifinal showdown with No. 9 overall seed, Kansas (30-2).

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Hey Ma, guess what? KU volleyball stars Havili, Payne earn All-America honors

Kansas University sophomores Ainise Havili and Kelsie Payne on Wednesday were named first-team All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. By Matt Tait

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