Bobby Nightengale

Sports reporter

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

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Kansas softball ready to show off speed in new season

Returning the heart of the batting order from last season, the Kansas softball team will look to frustrate opposing pitching staffs in a different way than past years. By Bobby Nightengale

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Free State's Jalan Robinson chooses not to sign on Signing Day

Spencer Roe signs to walk-on at KU

After a whirlwind two weeks, Free State senior offensive tackle Jalan Robinson decided to press pause on his recruitment Wednesday and opted not to sign with any school on National Signing Day. By Bobby Nightengale

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Free State's Jalan Robinson watches football recruitment skyrocket before signing day

Before walking into school Monday, Free State senior Jalan Robinson received a phone call from a Mississippi State football coach. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks thumped by Oklahoma State in season finale, 58-17

Similar to many of the other Big 12 games this season, the Kansas football team fell into an early deficit and didn’t produce nearly enough offense to keep up in Saturday’s 58-17 loss to Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Lawrence's Amani Bledsoe enjoys 'fun' homecoming game against KU

There were more family and friends in the stands than usual, but Amani Bledsoe tried to treat Saturday’s football game against Kansas like all of the others. By Bobby NIghtengale

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Jayhawks dropped by Sooners, Mayfield in 41-3 loss

There was an icy standoff during the opening coin toss. Some trash talk and unsportsmanlike penalties after plays. But in the end, the result was the same for the Kansas football team as all of its other Big 12 games. By Bobby Nightengale

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Free State's Claire Campbell signs to swim under her dad at KU

When Free State senior Claire Campbell was ready to commit to the Kansas swimming team in late September, she made a phone call to tell her future coach. Sometimes good news can’t wait. Her dad, KU coach Clark Campbell, was out of town, so they celebrated over the phone.

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Turnovers cost Jayhawks in 42-27 loss to Texas

The Kansas football team committed four turnovers in the first half Saturday and lost its 45th consecutive road game against Texas, 42-27, at Darrell K. Royal Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks crushed by Baylor, remain in last place in Big 12

In a game between the bottom two teams in the Big 12 Conference, the Kansas football team stumbled into some of the same problems that have plagued the team all season. A multiple touchdown deficit at halftime. The offense never found the end zone. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks shoot past Pitt State, 100-54

Playing inside of Allen Fieldhouse for the first time this season, the Kansas men’s basketball team proved there’s no place like home. The Jayhawks led by 15 points within the first five minutes and never looked back in an eventual 100-54 victory over Pittsburg State in the team’s second exhibition game of the preseason. By Bobby Nightengale

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