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KU volleyball defeats Drake to wrap up nonconference play

Darrin McBroom, coach of the Drake Bulldogs, kept pacing himself late in the fourth set. Kansas had just snapped a three-point run at set point, claiming a fourth-set win and the match to deal the Bulldogs their second straight loss.

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KU junior Patricia Montero to miss yet another volleyball season after injury

The injury-plagued career of Kansas volleyball player Patricia Montero has taken another hit.

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'My dream came true': Bowen in 1st season as KU volleyball assistant

As the Creighton volleyball team rushed the court at Horejsi Family Athletics center in 2016, it finally sank in that Maggie Anderson had served in her final match.

KU volleyball notches comeback win at Arkansas

Behind career-high kill totals from juniors Patricia Montero (16) and Zoe Hill (14), the Kansas volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Arkansas. The Jayhawks claimed a 3-2 victory (21-25, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-8) Friday night inside Barnhill Arena.

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Jayhawks excited for start of fall sports

For the first time in awhile, the Kansas volleyball team will have a new setter this season. Ainise Havili, who netted three consecutive Big 12 Setter of the Year honors, has since graduated. Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard, who spoke to reporters at Fall Sports Media Day on Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse, believes he has multiple options to help fill that void in 2018.

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KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard pleased with new AD

Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard did his homework on his new boss. As soon as Kansas hired Jeff Long as the university’s new athletic director, Bechard reached out to people that have worked with Long. Bechard heard nothing but positive things about his new athletic director, which he saw firsthand during Long’s introductory press conference in the Lied Center Pavilion Wednesday. By Shane Jackson

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Plans for a new KU volleyball home pushed back a year

Kansas volleyball's plans to open a new arena in 2018 have been pushed back a year. By Matt Tait

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Tough Ending: KU volleyball falls to Missouri in five sets

It was three years ago when freshmen Kelsie Payne and Ainise Havili took the floor together in their first NCAA tournament together. Kansas was the 16-seed, playing host to Arkansas Little Rock, and it was the third straight time Ray Bechard’s team had made its way to the tournament.

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Missouri-KU clash leading to reunion for KU volleyball's Taylor Alexander

Melanie Crow and Taylor Alexander have shared the court before — as teammates. The two will be on opposite sides as the NCAA tournament begins. By Scott Chasen

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Havili again named Big 12's setter of the year

For the third straight season, Kansas senior Ainise Havili was chosen as the Big 12's Setter of the Year by the league's coaches, announced Monday. She was one of five KU volleyball players to earn all-conference honors.

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Kansas faces Missouri in first-round NCAA volleyball tournament match

Nothing felt scripted about the huge roar from the Kansas volleyball players when their first-round NCAA tournament match appeared on the screen. The spontaneous celebration gave those not watching the screen a pretty good guess as to the opponent: Missouri.

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'Didn't want to cry': KU volleyball falls short on Senior Day

The cheers, clapping and tears after the match were to be expected. There was only one thing missing. By Scott Chasen

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At your service: KU volleyball littles prepare for senior day

Although the trio of Ainise Havili, Madison Rigdon and Kelsie Payne will headline KU's senior day, senior back-row players Addison Barry and Tori Miller have also left their mark on the program — oftentimes with their serving. By Scott Chasen

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Kelsie Payne preparing for program history on KU volleyball's senior day

Kelsie Payne's first successful swing on Saturday will bring about an anticlimactic conclusion to one of the most momentous achievements of her career. By Scott Chasen

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‘I’m here now’: How KU volleyball’s Taylor Alexander honors, preserves memory of late teammate

Before transferring to KU, Taylor Alexander hit her lowest point. This is the story of how she learned to stop blaming herself for what happened. By Scott Chasen

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