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Chris Duderstadt

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KU stars, local players mix it up in Barnstormers game

The Kansas Barnstormers game served as the best of both worlds for Kansas senior basketball player Clay Young on Saturday at Lansing High School. Young teamed up with fellow former Lansing stars Khalil Bailey and Dontae Gibson, as well as KU seniors Devonte' Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk to lead the Barnstormers to a 118-96 win against the 810 Varsity All-Stars.

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Dudarev delivers record-breaking performance for KU in men's hammer throw

Kansas sophomore Gleb Dudarev put together a record-breaking performance in he men's hammer throw at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park, as he won the competition with a throw of 256 feet (78.04 meters). Dudarev’s personal-best throw broke a 35-year-old Kansas Relays record, the KU school record and Rock Chalk Park record. The throw not only etched Dudarev’s name all over the Kansas record books, but it gave him the top mark in the NCAA and fifth best in the world this year.

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Malik Newman idolizes ex-UConn star Kemba Walker when it comes to March Madness success

As Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman looks to continue building his lofty March Madness résumé, he's taken some time to reflect on some of his favorite memories of watching postseason college hoops while growing up. Newman has idolized Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker, who led UConn to Big East and NCAA titles in 2011.

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Baylor roars past KU women, 83-48

For the first four minutes of the Kansas women's basketball team's 83-48 loss to No. 6 Baylor, the Jayhawks went possession-for-possession with the Big 12 powerhouse on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt

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Unselfish Jayhawks roll to 86-77 win over TCU in Big 12 home opener

Kansas junior Kylee Kopatich dished out a career-high nine assists, and was one of four Jayhawks in double figures in their 86-77 win over TCU on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. Four Jayhawks scored in double figures between Christalah Lyons (18 points), Kopatich (17), Brianna Osorio (15) and Austin Richardson (10).

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Lawrence native Mumford wraps up first year as New Mexico State D-line coach with bowl game

Each college football bowl season has its fair share of feel-good moments, and Lawrence native John Mumford is looking forward to being a part of one on when New Mexico State takes on Utah State at 4:30 p.m. CST Friday in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl on the CBS Sports Network.

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Sam's siblings: Cunliffe shares special bond with sisters, finds brother in Lightfoot

Kansas redshirt sophomore Sam Cunliffe has remained in close contact with his eight sisters since transferring from Arizona State last winter, and has developed a brotherly bond with Mitch Lightfoot to help make him feel at home in Lawrence. By Chris Duderstadt

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Kopatich nets career-high 26 points to lead KU past Arkansas

Kansas junior Kylee Kopatich scored a career-high 26 points to power the Kansas women's basketball team past Arkansas, 71-60, on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse. Christalah Lyons and Tyler Johnson joined Kopatich in double figures with 15 and 10 points, respectively, to help the Jayhawks improve to 7-0.

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In the zone: Stifling defense guides KU women to 72-37 win over Texas Southern

After a strong first quarter sparked the Kansas women's basketball team to an 18-point victory over Campbell in the Jayhawks' season opener on Sunday, Brandon Schneider's squad used a big second quarter to pull away from Texas Southern in a 72-37 win over the Tigers on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt

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KU volleyball swept by Creighton for first loss of season

After picking up wins over nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Kentucky and No. 17 Purdue earlier in the week, the No. 7 Kansas volleyball team had plenty of confidence that it could exact some revenge No. 9 Creighton to round out the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. KU hadn't lost since dropping a five-set thriller to the Bluejays in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Horejsi, but Creighton continued to be a thorn in the Jayhawks' side on Saturday by coming away with a sweep, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27.

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Setting a good example: KU's Havili continues to cherish leadership role

As the accolades continue to roll in, University of Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili is cherishing the chance to show off her leadership skills in her final season with the Jayhawks.

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Kansas cross country team brings mix of youth, experience

As the University of Kansas begins to celebrate its 50th year of having women’s athletics, cross country coach Stanley Redwine began to ponder at KU fall sports media day about the special impact that junior Sharon Lokedi has already made in his program in just two years.

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After Big 12 title last season, KU volleyball searching for more

The seniors on the Kansas volleyball team are proud of the banners that the Jayhawks have been able to hang over the past two years, but they're not content.

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Rock Chalk Park draws rave reviews after Junior Olympics

After hosting events such as the NCAA West Preliminaries in 2016 and the Big 12 Championships in May, Kansas track and field coach Stanley Redwine was looking forward to see how Rock Chalk Park would be able to accommodate the USATF National Junior Olympics. By Chris Duderstadt

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Champions cap second-place finish for KU men's track and field at Big 12 meet

Mitch Cooper (discus), Strymar Livingston (800 meters) and Hussain Al Hizam (pole vault) won their respective events on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park to help the Kansas men's track and field team to a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Sharon Lokedi won the 5,000-meter run to cap a fifth-place finish for the KU women'

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Conley wins long jump title to pace KU track on Day Two of Big 12 meet

Kansas senior Sydney Conley won her second Big 12 title in the women's long jump to lead the Jayhawks on Day Two of the Big 12 track and field championships on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

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Kansas men 1st, women 2nd at KU Relays; Stigler coasts to 400 hurdles crown

The No. 12-ranked Kansas men's track and field team won the scored invitational of the KU Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. Kansas finished second to Minnesota on the women's side. KU alumnus Michael Stigler continued to return to form by winning the college/open division of the 400-meter hurdles.

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Happy homecoming for former Kansas track and field standouts at KU Relays

University of Kansas alumni Andrea Geubelle, Mason Finley and Michael Stigler returned to their old stomping grounds Friday for KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, and KU freshman Gleb Dudarev jump-started the Jayhawks in their scored invitational against California, Southern Illinois, UMKC (men) and Minnesota (women).

KU baseball opens long homestand with loss to Creighton

The Kansas baseball team jumped on Creighton for two runs on three hits in the first inning, but the offense fizzled the rest of the way in its 7-3 loss to the Bluejays on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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KU softball tops UMKC in Rock Chalk Challenge opener

Life has been good for the Kansas softball team in the friendly confines of Arrocha Ballpark this season. After going 3-0 last weekend in the Jayhawk Invitational, Kansas kept on rolling in its home ballpark with a 5-3 win over UMKC on Thursday in its first of five games in the Rock Chalk Challenge.

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Joining Jayhawks like returning home for KU freshman Mitch Lightfoot

Even with perennial college basketball powerhouse Arizona nearby, KU freshman Mitch Lightfoot chose to make his career at Kansas because of family ties to the Kansas City area. By Chris Duderstadt

Foreign tour gives KU women's basketball educational experience

Kansas women's basketball team had an all-around educational experience during its foreign tour from Aug. 8-18 in France and Switzerland. The Jayhawks posted a 4-0 record on the court, and did plenty of sight-seeing off of it.

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Louisiana native Tony Hull making KU feel like home

RBs coach wants to bring in more recruits from SEC country

Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull knows that he has a challenge ahead of him as he begins his first season of working at the collegiate level, but it is not a situation that the mild-mannered Louisiana native is nervous about. His first five months on David Beaty's staff have gone smoothly, as he has learned the ins and outs of Big 12 football, while also helping the program make huge recruiting strides in his home state. By Chris Duderstadt

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KU women's basketball eager to build chemistry on European tour

The Kansas women’s basketball squad will get a taste of international competition and culture over the next week and a half, with four exhibition games in France and Switzerland.

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KU women fall to ORU

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team concluded nonconference play with a 70-63 loss to Oral Roberts on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt

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Unexpected lift not enough for Oregon State

Oregon State senior Gary Payton II — son of former NBA great Gary Payton — entered OSU’s matchup with No. 2-ranked Kansas University leading the Beavers in scoring, but it was another father-son combo that stole the show for the first half Saturday at Sprint Center. By Chris Duderstadt

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Jayhawks bounce back in K.C.

No. 2 Kansas University’s men’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Oregon State, 82-67, Saturday at Sprint Center behind 22 points from Wayne Selden Jr. By Chris Duderstadt

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Can you dig it? KU volleyball wins

The second edition of the volleyball Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State teams mirrored the first, and that was perfectly fine with the Jayhawks. By Chris Duderstadt

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Kansas women win opener, 72-65

Lauren Aldridge scored 17 points, and Caelynn Manning-Allen and Timeka O’Neal contributed 12 each as Kansas University opened its women’s basketball season — and Brandon Schneider opened his KU coaching career — with a 72-65 victory over Texas Southern on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt

KU’s Lokedi advances to NCAA meet

Throughout Sharon Lokedi’s freshman cross country season at Kansas University, unwavering trust in training from head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Michael Whittlesey has propelled her to success in each race.

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‘Cruel’ end: Red Raiders end Kansas’ soccer run, 1-0

Kansas University’s soccer team’s deepest run in the Big 12 tournament in school history ended with a 1-0 loss to Texas Tech in the conference championship game Sunday at Swope Soccer Village. By Chris Duderstadt

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Kansas fired up for final

Two underdogs will meet at 3 p.m. today in the Big 12 soccer tournament championship game, as No. 6-seeded Kansas University takes on No. 5 seed Texas Tech at Swope Soccer Village. By Chris Duderstadt

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Kansas soccer reaches Big 12 finals

Friday was an all-around milestone day for Kansas University’s soccer program, as the Jayhawks advanced to the Big 12 tournament championship game for the first time in school history with a 2-0 victory over Baylor at Swope Soccer Village.

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KU soccer upends UT, 2-1, in Big 12 quarterfinals

A matchup against All-Big 12 first-team goalie Abby Smith did not faze Kansas University’s soccer team. By Chris Duderstadt

KU, TCU play to 1-all soccer draw

A tie was not what Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis had in mind heading into the Jayhawks’ Senior Night. By Chris Duderstadt

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Fine finish: Williams atones for misses with winner for KU soccer

Kansas University senior Ashley Williams knew she had missed two golden opportunities to give KU’s soccer team a first-half lead Sunday against Oklahoma, but she more than made up for it in the game’s closing minutes. By Chris Duderstadt

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'Crazy ride': KU grad Kastor relishes NWSL title

After helping FC Kansas City win its second straight National Women’s Soccer League championship Thursday against the Seattle Reign, former Kansas University forward Caroline Kastor has had time the past few days to reflect on her first professional season. By Chris Duderstadt

Freshman Lokedi leads Jayhawks to Rim Rock title

Kansas University freshman cross country runner Sharon Lokedi made an immediate impact in her first collegiate race, as she won the Rim Rock Classic and helped the Jayhawks to a women’s team title.

Returning Kansas runners eager to compete at Rim Rock again

Rim Rock Farm, the home course for Kansas University’s cross country team, has its fair share of hills, valleys, twists and turns. The terrain of the course has a symbolic meaning for two Jayhawk cross country runners, who are closing in on their return to KU’s home course Saturday for the Rim Rock Classic after sitting out the 2014 season due to nagging injuries. By Chris Duderstadt

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Ex-KU coach Terry Allen stays connected

After 35 years in the coaching ranks, including a five-year stint at the helm of Kansas University’s football program from 1997-2001, Terry Allen is not calling plays from the sidelines this fall.

Kansas soccer falls in OT again

Overtime has not been kind to Kansas University’s soccer team through its first six games. By Chris Duderstadt

KU’s Saggau leads Jayhawk women to Bob Timmons Classic win

With a team loaded with juniors and sophomores, Kansas University cross country Stanley Redwine is eager to see what kind of strides his women’s team can make now that the Jayhawks have some experience under their belts.

For Kansas cross country runners, there’s no place like home

The runners on Kansas University’s cross country teams should be quite familiar with Rim Rock Farm by season’s end. By Chris Duderstadt

SE Elite Florida 16-and-under team wins 17-and-under division

The SE Elite Florida 16-and-under team did not betray its youth on its way to winning the 17-and-under platinum division of the Sunflower Showcase Sunday at Sports Pavilion Lawrence. By Chris Duderstadt

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Jerod Haase happily returns

The Sunflower Showcase youth basketball tournament has brought coaches from all over the country to Sports Pavilion Lawrence for this weekend, but it pulled one play-caller in particular back to his roots. By Chris Duderstadt

Basketball showcase on tap this weekend

Some of the best high school boys basketball players in the nation will be in Lawrence today through Sunday for the 810 Varsity Sports-Sunflower Showcase at Sports Pavilion Lawrence.

KU bowling alumni celebrate Jaybowl

Several past and present members of the Kansas University bowling team gathered on Saturday afternoon for one last time at Jaybowl before the 62-year-old bowling alley in KU’s student union officially closed its doors. By Chris Duderstadt

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Slip and slide: Kansas softball losing streak hits 5

Kansas University’s first regular season at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park concluded Sunday with a 7-0 loss to No. 14 Baylor. By Chris Duderstadt

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Gem dandy: Krauth ‘really special’ for KU baseball in 2-0 victory over Baylor

There are often times in baseball when the defense helps out the pitcher after a poorly located pitch or tough inning, but Kansas University left-hander Ben Krauth needed no such pick-me-ups Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt

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Midweek treat: Efficient Jayhawks complete sweep

The offense continued to click for Kansas University’s baseball team as the Jayhawks completed a two-game sweep of New Mexico with a 10-5 victory over the Lobos on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt

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