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Bobby Nightengale

Sports reporter

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Bobby covers KU and high school sports for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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KU walk-on Vaughn Taylor making early impact on defensive line

At one of the deepest and most talented position groups, defensive end Vaughn Taylor Jr. quickly impressed his Kansas football teammates and coaching staff. By Bobby Nightengale

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Smashing hit: Lee looking to improve on solid freshman season

During the spring football game in April, Kansas safety Mike Lee saw a screen pass developing in front of him around the 15-yard line and his eyes lit up. By Bobby Nightengale

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Lawrence's Boye-Doe picks up offers from KU, K-State

After beginning the summer searching for his first Division I college football scholarship offer, Lawrence High senior cornerback Ekow Boye-Doe landed offers from Kansas State and Kansas on back-to-back days. By Bobby Nightengale

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Junior Olympics help fulfill Rock Chalk Park 'dream'

With thousands of athletes in attendance at Rock Chalk Park on Tuesday night, Olympic gold medalists Carl Lewis and Ashton Eaton sat on a podium ready to offer words of advice.

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K-State football captain Dayton Valentine grew up a KU fan

Long before Dayton Valentine was named one of the five captains of the Kansas State football team, he had dreams of playing for a different team in the state. By Bobby Nightengale

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Big 12 football notebook: Texas building a competitive culture

After being named the head football coach at Texas in November, Tom Herman has spent the following months trying to develop a competitive culture. By Bobby Nightengale

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby plans to sign contract extension

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday that he expected to sign a contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

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Ehambe prepared to make big impact on defensive line

Josh Ehambe's next step is trying to transfer all of his accomplishments from the weight room to the field. His goal is to line up on the opposite side of the defensive line from preseason All-American candidate Dorance Armstrong Jr. By Bobby Nightengale

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Beaty pleased with KU's progress during the offseason

Counting down the days until the start of the upcoming college football season, Kansas coach David Beaty said the Jayhawks have the same hopes and dreams as all of the other programs. By Bobby Nightengale

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Beaty's former college teammate enjoys chance to see recruiting up close

When Kansas football coach David Beaty met with Nick Williams, KU’s latest commit, on his unofficial visit to campus earlier this month, he saw a familiar face in the room. By Bobby Nightengale

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