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Evan Riggs

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'I refuse to lose': Assistant Tony Hull's personality makes him a hit for KU football

Once Tony Hull pursued jobs coaching high school football, he knew he ultimately wanted to be a college coach. Now that he’s accomplished that at age 35, Hull is doing something even more remarkable: he’s turning Kansas into a legitimate factor on the recruiting trail by plucking top tier-talent from Louisiana. By Evan Riggs

KU baseball completes series sweep

Just over a month ago, the Kansas baseball team was five games under .500, and a lack of plate discipline was one of the biggest culprits. Fast-forward to Sunday, and the Jayhawks are now five games over .500 (27-22) and have turned that weakness into a strength.

Kansas baseball sweeps twinbill

Early in Saturday’s doubleheader, Kansas baseball looked like a team playing its sixth game in seven days, as well as its second doubleheader in that time frame. Coach Ritch Price noted the velocity of a lot of his pitchers was down from earlier in the week, and freshman James Cosentino admitted the team was worn out.

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Street Savvy: KU's Nick Meyer wins Street Pole Vault

At the conclusion of the second-annual Kansas Relays Street Pole Vault, Nick Meyer immediately made his way over to a large group of family and friends in the stands.

Kansas softball swept by OU in three-game series

Moments after home plate umpire Craig Elmore signaled Oklahoma sophomore Caleigh Clifton was safe at home plate, Kansas softball coach Megan Smith stormed out of the dugout to plead her case.

Powerful Sooners blast KU softball, 16-7

Through three innings, the Kansas softball team didn’t resemble a team on a three-game losing streak as it went blow-for-blow with No. 8 Oklahoma. The Jayhawks answered each Sooner run, at least until they unleashed a barrage in the fourth inning.

Jayhawks turn back Texas on final play

After three hours of hard-fought baseball, Saturday afternoon’s contest between Kansas and Texas came down to a play the Jayhawks practice at least twice a week.

Kansas baseball tumbles in series opener vs. Texas

With Nolan Kingham on the mound for Texas, Kansas coach Ritch Price knew his team would have to win a low scoring game.

Offensive woes continue for Jayhawks in loss against Samford

Junior shortstop Matt McLaughlin is well aware Kansas’ offensive struggles this season. Entering Sunday’s game against Samford, the Kansas baseball team ranked last in the Big 12 in batting average, RBIs, and home runs. By Evan Riggs

Kansas-West Virginia women's basketball preview

Here's a look at Monday night's Kansas-West Virginia women's basketball game.

Kansas-Kansas State women's basketball preview

Here's a look at Saturday's Kansas-Kansas State women's basketball game.

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Washington scores 36, but Kansas falls to ISU

Entering Tuesday, Iowa State was the only team in the Big 12 that Kansas junior Jessica Washington failed to score double figures against. She only scored four points in the teams’ first meeting, and she was determined to have a better showing at Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU-ISU women at a glance

The University of Kansas women's basketball team will play Iowa State at 7 p.m. tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU women knock off OSU for second Big 12 victory

After Kansas earned its first Big 12 win over TCU earlier this season, the team doused coach Brandon Schneider with Gatorade as he entered the locker room. This time, as the Jayhawks picked up their second conference win, the coaches returned the favor.

KU-OSU women at a glance

Kansas women will face Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. tonight, at Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU-Oklahoma women at a glance

The University of Kansas women's basketball team will face the Oklahoma Sooners at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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KU women's basketball earns first Big 12 win against Texas Tech

Moments after the final buzzer, the Kansas bench erupted, and players on the court made a beeline to their bench to celebrate. Finally, for the first time this season, it was the Jayhawks celebrating a win in the Big 12 conference. By Evan Riggs

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Jayhawks trounced against No. 2 Baylor, remain winless in Big 12

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider knew his team had to slow the game down and minimize possessions in order to keep up with No. 2 Baylor and its offensive firepower Sunday. By Evan Riggs

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Kansas-UC Riverside women’s basketball preview

The Kansas women's basketball team will compete against UC Riverside today at 7 p.m.

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Kopatich leads KU women hoops to 72-36 win

Over the last three games, Kansas women's basketball sophomore Kylee Kopatich only attempted 12 shots. Without sophomore guard McKenzie Calvert available on Sunday afternoon, Kopatich picked up the slack by taking a career high 17 shots.

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Jayhawks struggle to shoot in 75-63 loss to SMU

With one minute left in the first quarter, Kansas coach Brandon Schneider called the play “fist” as his team brought the ball up the court. Moments later, SMU coach Travis Mays called the play out to his team, directed his defenders to exactly where the play was supposed to go, and it resulted in Kansas junior McKenzie Calvert getting her shot blocked.

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KU women drop season opener to Missouri State, 87-64

The Kansas women’s basketball team trailed for most its season opener Sunday, taking every punch that Missouri State threw its way through three quarters. The same can’t be said for the fourth quarter. By Evan Riggs

KU volleyball outlasts Arkansas in five-set thriller

Saturday's match against Arkansas had all the ingredients for another routine win for Kansas volleyball. After taking the first set and holding a lead in the second, it seemed like Kansas may get its sixth consecutive sweep to open the season.