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Kelsie Payne repeats as preseason Big 12 player of the year

Kelsie Payne, a senior All-American, was named the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year for the second straight season on Wednesday, voted by the conference's coaches.

KU volleyball adds Arizona State transfer

Looking for more depth in the middle of the court, the Kansas volleyball team added transfer Mmachi Nwoke, KU coach Ray Bechard announced Tuesday in a press release.

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Tom Keegan: Adding long, strong recruit or two key to KU returning to Final Four in volleyball

Final Four participant in 2015 and outright Big 12 champion in 2016, Kansas volleyball has a legitimate shot to maintain its elite level of play in 2017, senior year for All-Americans Ainise Havili and Kelsie Payne and for Madison Rigdon, first-team All-Big 12 selection.

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Tom Keegan: Selection committee biggest loser in NCAA volleyball tournament

The NCAA volleyball tournament resumes Friday with Sweet 16 matches and without Kansas. Send your letters of thanks for that to members of the selection committee for a job horrendously done.

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KU volleyball falls short in five-set, NCAA Tournament loss to Creighton

The Kansas volleyball team's dream of returning to the Final Four ended in a wildly suspenseful match when Kansas lost the fifth set to Creighton, 20-18, Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. By Tom Keegan

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Creighton volleyball coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth grew up a KU fan

Win or lose in tonight’s match against Kansas, 14th-year Creighton volleyball coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth knows what’s on the play list for Christmas.

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Bluejays expect scrappy Jayhawks in Round 2 rematch

A lot has transpired in the world since Creighton’s volleyball team faced another one of the nation’s best, Kansas, on a Thursday night in September. So sophomore Bluejays outside hitter Jaali Winters gets a pass for not recalling many of the finer details of the last meeting between the two programs ahead of the rematch — Friday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. By Benton Smith

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Jada Burse makes NCAA volleyball tournament debut memorable in sweep of Samford

Kansas swept its way into the second round of the NCAA volleyball tournament Thursday night in Horejsi Center, but the coach on the receiving end of the broom didn’t sound overly impressed with the Jayhawks.

KU volleyball sweeps Samford in NCAA Tournament opener

A year after the program’s first trip to the Final Four, Kansas volleyball opened up the 2016 NCAA Tournament Thursday night with a three-set sweep of Samford on the Jayhawks’ home floor at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

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Kansas volleyball happy to be playing at home sweet Horejsi

The road to Columbus, site of the NCAA women’s volleyball Final Four, starts Thursday for Kansas in a 6:30 p.m., first-round match against Samford at Horejsi Center.

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Kansas volleyball a fifth-set phenom since 2015 Elite Eight match

The Jayhawks went 8-0 in five-set matches and won them by an average margin of 15-9.

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Kelsie Payne named Big 12's Player of the Year

After leading the Kansas volleyball team to its first Big 12 title in program history, junior outside hitter Kelsie Payne was picked as the conference's Player of the Year, highlighting a long list of Jayhawks to earn postseason honors, announced Monday.

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Outright Big 12 volleyball champ Kansas plays second fiddle to Texas in NCAA Tournament seeding

Kansas (26-2, 15-1) drew the fifth overall seed, highest in school history, in the NCAA volleyball tournament and had legitimate reason to feel slighted. Texas (22-4, 14-2), which finished second to Kansas in the Big 12 standings, was seeded No. 4 overall, which means that if it wins its first two matches it will the be host school for the regional in which the Jayhawks are competing.

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KU volleyball clinches outright Big 12 title in 5-set win

It took another five-set match, but the No. 4-ranked Kansas volleyball team clinched sole possession of the Big 12 Conference title with a thrilling road victory against Baylor on Saturday, 25-20, 25-15, 16-25, 22-25, 15-9.

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Admiration for Ainise: Havili leads KU volleyball in many ways

The Kansas volleyball program continues to reach new heights, its latest step winning the school's first-ever Big 12 title. One of the biggest reasons for the Jayhawks’ success is their do-it-all junior setter Ainise Havili. By Bobby Nightengale