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Khalil Herbert rushes for 291 yards, tops ratings vs. West Virginia

**1 - Khalil Herbert:** Speed, balance, strength, tremendous cutting ability. It all adds up to teremendous potential. Yet, he carried the football just three times for 10 yards in the first two weeks, which didn’t add up. He earned more playing time by improving his practice habits. ... Continue reading

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Khalil Herbert, Joe Dineen discuss loss to WVU

After rushing for 291 yards on Saturday against West Virginia in a 56-34 loss, Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert thanked his offensive line and never thought about approaching any records. Herbert's rushing total is the third-highest single game total in program history and the most in ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: West Virginia football

After back-to-back losses to MAC teams, the Kansas football team is tasked with trying to slow down West Virginia’s offense in its Big 12 opener Saturday morning. What was the first thing KU coach David Beaty noticed when he watched film of the Mountaineers? “Speed, speed, speed,” ... Continue reading

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Decisions coming tonight and Sunday for 2 Class of 2018 KU hoops targets

The next couple of days will determine quite a bit about the Kansas basketball program’s 2018 recruiting class. With 2018 big man Silvio De Sousa already committed, the Jayhawks will learn this weekend about the decisions of a couple more highly touted 2018 prospects. Around 5 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Love is in the KU football air

I sometimes wonder if the KU Athletic Department celebrates itself a little too often. That thought occurs most loudly every year when the Rock Chalk Choice Awards — doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? — take place. Those are basically the Oscars of the athletic ... Continue reading

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How the loss of Isi Holani affects KU’s defensive line

The KU defense has already had its fair share of problems in 2017. The young secondary has been exposed by a trio of MAC quarterbacks, while a pass rush featuring the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year has been [widely held in check][1]. Then there's ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Svi Mykhailiuk

Despite still being younger than most players on his team, sharp-shooter Svi Mykhailiuk enters his final season as a Jayhawk with a huge opportunity and plenty of motivation. Leaving his name in the 2017 NBA draft pool until the last possible minute to pull it out, the ... Continue reading

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Zach Hannon transforms from Missouri Tigers fan to Kansas Jayhawks blocker

Then a junior at Rockhurst High, Kansas offensive lineman Zach Hannon sat in the stands and watched Tyshawn Taylor score nine of his 24 points in overtime to lead the Jayhawks to an 87-86 victory against Missouri in the final game between the bitter rivals. Hannon watched ... Continue reading

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How much longer will Bill Self coach?

[In a Wednesday interview with ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf,][1] Kansas basketball coach Bill Self shed a sliver of light on just how much longer he might like to coach. Brace yourselves, Kansas fans. Self’s answer was not, “forever.” Self, who will turn 55 in late December, often has ... Continue reading

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Peyton Bender reflects on Ohio, looks for improvement heading into first Big 12 test

With Big 12 play right around the corner, KU quarterback Peyton Bender met with the media to discuss his own performance through three weeks, as well as that of a teammate who had a career day in the team's 42-30 loss at Ohio. "He had a rough ... Continue reading

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Baylor has become the game to circle on Kansas football calendar

Kansas head coach David Beaty, in his third season of trying to build something out of the rubble left him, went out of his way to praise the school's football fan base at his weekly press conference. "I would just say that we've got unbelievable fans," Beaty ... Continue reading

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National championship chatter already audible in KU camp

As many of you probably know, the Kansas men’s basketball team often breaks down the end of each practice with a simple and strong chant of “Big 12 champs.” For the past 13 seasons (and counting), that target goal has proven profitable, with the Jayhawks winning a ... Continue reading

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Prepare to see more of Carter Stanley, David Beaty contends

No, Carter Stanley is not about to supplant Peyton Bender as the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback. But head coach David Beaty said the redshirt sophomore backup will play a factor in KU’s Big 12 opener versus West Virginia. The Jayhawks used Stanley in a limited capacity ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Lagerald Vick

When Lagerald Vick first showed up on the KU campus, he was viewed as a solid pick-up but not a star, a player the Kansas basketball program would be happy to have in three or four years. Well, Year 3 for Vick has arrived, and I think ... Continue reading

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Big stadium donation, Adidas extension on horizon for KU Athletics

The downside of Big 12 membership for Kansas is that it ensures a brutal schedule for a rebuilding football program. With the exception of Baylor (0-3), which visits Memorial Stadium on Nov. 4, every conference member is off to a significantly better start than Kansas. The upside ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Brandon Rush eyeing roster spot with Milwaukee

Priority Sports, the agency that represents him, said Monday that former Kansas guard Brandon Rush has joined the Milwaukee Bucks, his fifth team in a 10-year NBA career. But there appears to be at least a little ways to go before the Kansas City native slaps on ... Continue reading

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Mykhailiuk breaks down the first day of boot camp, losing 20 pounds in offseason

After the first day of the Kansas basketball team's annual Boot Camp, senior guard Svi Mykhailiuk discussed the start of Boot Camp and his offseason, which included losing 20 pounds since the end of season in March. In order to cut the 20 pounds, Mykhailiuk said he ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Devonte’ Graham

With the official start of the 2017-18 Kansas basketball season now just a couple of weeks away — Late Night is set for Sept. 30 and the exhibition opener is slated for Oct. 31 — it’s time to dive into the second year of our He Will, ... Continue reading

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Peyton Bender a little better than so-so so far

Any time a team loses football games by significant margins human nature dictates that most of the time analyzing the outcome focuses on what factors contributed to the loss. In the case of Peyton Bender, it’s easy to pinpoint the negatives. First, he throws too many interceptions, ... Continue reading

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