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Shane Jackson

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Kansas softball packs punch, 13-5

The moment the ball cleared the left field fence, Kansas softball coach Megan Smith told her team that everything was going to be just fine.

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One-time dancing sensation Tyrone Miller Jr. now flipping hips as safety

Tyrone Miller Jr. maintains that it was an easy decision, and one he certainly doesn’t regret. During the summer before his senior year of high school, Miller had to choose between football and dancing. For the previous five years, he had managed to balance both. By Shane Jackson

Goddard strikes out 13, pitches Jayhawks past OSU

Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price believes sophomore Jackson Goddard is one of the best pitchers in the nation when Goddard is at his best.

KU baseball closes out 5-4 victory over Texas

Players of the Kansas baseball team were flooded with elation as soon as the ball fell safely into the glove of right fielder Brett Vosik for the final out Sunday.

KU softball can't keep up with Baylor in 5-1 loss

As soon as the ball left her bat, Kansas junior catcher Harli Ridling began her trot around the bases. By Shane Jackson

Goddard, Jayhawks clinch series finale against Houston Baptist, 4-2

Sophomore starter Jackson Goddard unleashed a roar and pounded his chest as he walked back to the dugout. His catcher, freshman Jaxx Groshans, was the first to greet Goddard with an approving high-five. The rest of the Kansas baseball team bombarded him with a flurry of fist bumps and other congratulatory responses.

KU baseball falls to NW State in 10 innings

Kansas freshman Benjamin Sems walked right up to head baseball coach Ritch Price and apologized to him after Sunday’s series finale at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU-OSU women at a glance

The Kansas women's basketball team will face Oklahoma State tonight in the Big 12 Tournament.

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Rough start costs KU baseball in 12-1 loss

Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price could tell right away that something was different from the moment the first pitch left the hand of freshman pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn. By Shane Jackson

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KU women slip in Sunflower Showdown on Senior Day

Kansas guard Jessica Washington could only put her hands on her hips as she shook her head in disbelief. By Shane Jackson

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Freshmen, newcomers rounding out Kansas’ latest baseball team

It has become an annual tradition for Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price to start getting excited around this time about the prospect of returning to the diamond. By Shane Jackson

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TCU tops Kansas, 80-68

Junior guard Chayla Cheadle didn’t even try to plead her case. She merely gave the official a puzzled look.

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KU softball gears up for new season, new identity

When the Kansas softball team takes the diamond in Deland, Florida on Feb. 10, it will be a much different group than the one that walked off the diamond in May of last year.

KU women-TCU at a glance

A preview of the Kansas women's basketball team's game against Oklahoma on Thursday.

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In neck-and-neck thriller, KU falls to W. Virginia

Just days after a lopsided loss to the second best team in the country, the Kansas women’s basketball team was tasked with yet another ranked opponent.

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KU-Kansas State women glance

The University of Kansas women's basketball team faces Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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KU's upset bid against Texas falls short

For much of the first half and even parts of the second, Kansas was right there within arm’s reach of pulling off the ugly upset over No. 15 Texas.

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KU women's basketball stuns Arizona, 75-51

Down by double-digits midway through the third quarter, Arizona guard Malena Washington decided to let the ball roll in front of her as she walked up the court, waiting until the last possible second to pick it up in attempt to savor the clock.

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Jayhawks fall to Harvard, drop third game in a row

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider chose to shake things up after his team had dropped its last two games. By Shane Jackson

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Jayhawks fight back with defense in OT win over North Dakota

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider knew he had something in his back pocket when the situation presented itself. At last, trailing by eight points with less than five minutes to go in regulation, Schneider chose to employ his full-court pressure defense. And the result worked to perfection. By Shane Jackson

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Better over time: KU tops Oral Roberts, 64-56, in double-OT game

Kylee Kopatich couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief as she watched the ball drop through the bottom of the net.

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Big 12 champs! KU volleyball beats Iowa State for first-ever league title

When coach Ray Bechard walked into the locker room to speak to the Kansas volleyball team he uttered the simplest of post-game remarks to his squad. “We are Big 12 Champs.” By Shane Jackson

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Winning Strike: Heuchan's goal in OT lifts KU soccer over Missouri

When junior Lois Heuchan fell to the turf and awaited her teammates, tears of joy flooded down her face. As the rest of the Kansas soccer team swarmed in, Heuchan disappeared under the dog pile at the top of the 18-yard box. By Shane Jackson

KU volleyball moves atop Big 12 after beating TCU

Sometimes all it takes is a wake up call. The Kansas volleyball team got the message after dropping the first set to TCU, 21-25. The Jayhawks went on to win the next three sets (25-16, 25-16, 25-17) to extend their winning streak to 11 consecutive matches. By Shane Jackson

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Jayhawks dominate with defense in exhibition win

In Sunday’s 81-57 victory at Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas women’s basketball team forced 27 turnovers — including 18 in the first half — to close out its two-game exhibition slate on a high note. By Shane Jackson