Bobby Nightengale

High school sports reporter

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Bobby is the high school sports reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Jayhawks enjoy giving back at Special Olympics clinic

Only a few days away from an opportunity to clinch another Big 12 title, Kansas basketball players spent their Sunday afternoon helping other teams. By Bobby Nightengale

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Kansas football adds commitment from Missouri defensive lineman

Less than a week after adding the first player in the 2018 recruiting class, the Kansas football team picked up its eighth pledge Thursday. By Bobby Nightengale

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Firebirds' Dineen inks with Kansas

As soon as Free State High senior Jay Dineen woke up Wednesday, he quickly filled out paperwork and sent it to the University of Kansas. By Bobby Nightengale

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Misfire: Jayhawks struggle to shoot in 84-54 loss to Oklahoma

In Thursday’s Big 12 opener against Oklahoma, the Kansas women’s basketball team made five shots in the first three minutes. Then the Jayhawks missed nine straight shots and never recovered in an 84-54 loss at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Jayhawks outlast Riverside in OT thriller, 90-84

With 12 lead changes in the second half against UC-Riverside on Wednesday, the Kansas women’s basketball team kept turning to sophomore McKenzie Calvert.

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Jayhawks drop season finale at K-State, 34-19

Similar to the arc of the 2016 season, the Kansas football team couldn’t fight back from a big first-half deficit in its regular season finale against Kansas State, a 34-19 loss at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.

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Career days from Vick and Azubuike lift Jayhawks to 95-57 win

Kansas sophomore Lagerald Vick and freshman Udoka Azubuike both earned the first starts in their careers Friday and made sure to make the most of it in a 95-57 victory over UNC Asheville at Allen Fieldhouse.

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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

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Wyman redeems himself, credits teammates following game-winning field goal

Heading into overtime Saturday, Kansas senior kicker Matthew Wyman had made 26 field goals in his four-year career. But none were as important as his game-winning, 25-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Jayhawks to a 24-21 victory over Texas at Memorial Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU football upsets Texas in overtime, wins first Big 12 game

Kansas true freshman Mike Lee grabbed an interception in overtime and Matthew Wyman drilled to a 25-yard field goal to lift the Kansas Jayhawks to a 24-21 victory over Texas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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