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Keegan: KU volleyball's loss to Texas a learning experience

It’s always better to win than lose. It feels better. Your supporters head home happy. Your confidence soars. It always beats losing. Always.

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'We had our opportunities': KU volleyball misses out on key chances in five-set loss to Texas

It was still early enough, but Kansas couldn’t afford to let Texas off the hook. By Scott Chasen

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Ainise Havili nearing program history as Texas match looms

When Ainise Havili checked the record books as a freshman, that number — 4,772 — never really seemed within reach. By Scott Chasen

KU volleyball tops Oklahoma

Kansas’ volleyball team improved to 5-0 in the Big 12 with a 25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-11 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night in Norman, Okla.

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Havili named Big 12 player of the week

For the second time this season, Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili was named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday.

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Ainise Havili's play, hustle leads No. 11 KU volleyball to sweep over TCU

After a pair of intense, hard-fought matches to open Big 12 play, No. 11 Kansas volleyball wasn’t letting this one go five sets — or four, for that matter. By Scott Chasen

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‘This was our house’: Madison Rigdon, Kelsie Payne lead dramatic comeback over Iowa State

Moments removed from an improbable comeback against a ranked opponent, KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard couldn’t help but laugh — four times to be exact. By Scott Chasen

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Ainise Havili’s vision on display as KU bests K-State in five sets

After setting up her teammates all day, Ainise Havili nearly took one out of the game. Or perhaps it was the other way around. By Scott Chasen

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Recent weeks marred by one nightmare after the next for KU volleyball's Patricia Montero

When Kansas volleyball's Patricia Montero this August suffered a season-ending knee injury for the second time in three years, the sophomore from Puerto Rico didn't think things could get any worse. And then they did. By Matt Tait

KU volleyball closes out nonconference play with win

After suffering a five-set loss to Santa Clara on Friday night, the Kansas volleyball team bounced back Saturday afternoon with a four-set victory over Idaho (25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24) to conclude nonconference play at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

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KU volleyball swept by Creighton for first loss of season

After picking up wins over nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Kentucky and No. 17 Purdue earlier in the week, the No. 7 Kansas volleyball team had plenty of confidence that it could exact some revenge No. 9 Creighton to round out the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. KU hadn't lost since dropping a five-set thriller to the Bluejays in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Horejsi, but Creighton continued to be a thorn in the Jayhawks' side on Saturday by coming away with a sweep, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27.

Madison Rigdon tallies 1,000th career kill as KU volleyball downs Purdue

Posting 15 kills against Purdue, Madison Rigdon became the 16th player in KU volleyball history to record 1,000 career kills, yet her demeanor didn't show it at all. By Scott Chasen

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Setting a good example: KU's Havili continues to cherish leadership role

As the accolades continue to roll in, University of Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili is cherishing the chance to show off her leadership skills in her final season with the Jayhawks.

Kelsie Payne receives Big 12 offensive player of the week honors

For the second straight week, a Kansas volleyball player was named the Big 12's offensive player of the week, announced Monday.

No. 7 KU volleyball overcomes heat, No. 13 Kentucky to move to 7-0

After finishing off a sweep over No. 13 Kentucky, Kansas volleyball senior Kelsie Payne couldn't help but comment on one thing: The temperature. By Scott Chasen

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