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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 16 - LB Courtney Arnick

Kansas defenders Courtney Arnick (28) and Michael Reynolds (55) try to bring down Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington during the third quarter on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

Back-to-back linebackers in the middle of the list, as today's entry follows up South Carolina transfer Marcquis Roberts. Both guys figure to have important roles ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 17 - LB Marcquis Roberts

With Ben Heeney and Jake Love both no longer in the KU lineup, the Jayhawks are looking for someone to step up at linebacker. Courtney ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 18 - WR Chase Harrell

Class of 2015 WR Chase Harrell, who graduated high school early and will participate in spring practices at KU.

With so many offensive play makers leaving the team for one reason or another this offseason, one of the biggest questions surrounding this year's KU ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 19 - S Tevin Shaw

Kansas safety Tevin Shaw, left, laughs with a teammate during Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

It's back to the secondary for today's entry on the list of most crucial Jayhawks for the 2015 season. This Kansas University football player has ...

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Former KU CB Chris Harris’ rise to stardom a true underdog story

As a four-year starter for the Jayhawks, senior cornerback Chris Harris has seen the highs and lows of the football program. His freshman year culminated in an Orange Bowl victory. In his senior year, the team is 2-6 going into today’s home game against Colorado.

With the current state of Kansas football leaving more than a little to be desired by the KU fan base, it's often easier to think ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 20 - OL De’Andre Banks

The beginning of another week brings the latest entry in this summer's edition of the most crucial Jayhawks for the upcoming football season. With the ...

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Undrafted Cliff Alexander signs with Portland

Brooklyn Nets’ Cliff Alexander goes up for a shot against New Orleans Pelicans’ Victor Rudd during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Passed on 60 times during the 2015 NBA Draft, one-and-done Kansas big man Cliff Alexander had to make the most of his opportunity in the ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 21 - CB Tyrone Miller Jr.

21.Tyrone Miller Jr., 6-foot, 180-pound Fr. Cornerback Don't be surprised if Miller plays a big role on this KU defense pretty quickly. The Jayhawks are ...

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Paul Pierce, Cole Aldrich join L.A. Clippers to chase a championship

Los Angeles Clipper, head coach Doc Rivers, center, poses team players, from left, Branden Dawson, 22, DeAndre Jordan, 6, Austin Rivers, 25, Josh Smith, 5, Cole Aldrich, 45, Paul Pierce, 34, and Wesley Johnson, 33, far right, at at a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The Clippers managed to keep DeAndre Jordan after he changed his mind about his verbal commitment to Dallas Mavericks. They offered everything he wanted, including a fresh start and a bigger offensive role. When Jordan thought about it a little more, the craziest free-agent recruitment story in recent NBA history ended with him back on the Los Angeles Clippers. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

With 17 NBA seasons, 1,250 regular-season games and 158 playoff contests in his rear-view mirror, veteran Paul Pierce only had one thing in mind when ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 22 - OL Junior Visinia

Richard Gwin/Journal World-Photo.KU freshman Junior Visinia, works against freshman Lay'Trion Jones during practice on Wednesday November 19, 2013.

Everyone knows that having a strong offensive line — especially in a pass-happy conference like the Big 12 — is paramount to a team's success. ...

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Big 12 football media days: Tuesday recap

1:45 p.m. Update — By Benton Smith TEXAS COACH CHARLIE STRONG Charlie Strong’s first season in charge of the heralded Texas football program didn’t live ...

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Monday recap: Big 12 football media days

https://twitter.com/BentonASmith/status/623127753840197634 5:05 p.m. Update — By Benton Smith There aren’t a lot of expectations for Kansas football this season. So Ben Goodman, Jordan Shelley-Smith and ...

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Andrew Wiggins gives downtrodden Timberwolves hope for future

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) and center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) watch a free-throw during an NBA basketball scrimmage in Minneapolis, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t finished with a winning record in any of the previous 10 seasons, nor reached the NBA Playoffs since 2004. This summer, ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 23 - S Greg Allen

Kansas' Greg Allen stretches with his teammates during practice on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Today we pick back up with this summer's series that recognizes the KU football players who figure to have the most important roles for the ...

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Highs and lows of Summer League will help Kelly Oubre Jr.’s development

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. shots over Utah Jazz’s JaJuan Johnson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

For an NBA rookie such as Kelly Oubre Jr., the Las Vegas Summer League can serve as a platform to show you belong one night, ...

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The Day After: World University Games champions

Team USA players bite on their gold medals after a win against Germany Monday, July 13, at the World University Games in South Korea.

At times, the United States/Kansas University men's basketball team played sloppy in the World University Games. It wasn't always pretty to watch. That's what a ...

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Cole Aldrich leaves woeful Knicks for contending Clippers

New York Knicks center Cole Aldrich (45) pulls down a rebound as Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends with New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy (4) getting in on the action in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Just a few weeks ago, before NBA free agency began, former Kansas standout Cole Aldrich really had no idea which team he might play for ...

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Golden day for Kansas basketball on social media

Team USA celebrates with their gold medals after beating Germany in double-overtime Monday, July 13, at the World University Games in South Korea.

Gold became a trending topic in the realm of college basketball social media Monday morning, as news spread of Kansas leading Team USA to a ...

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Which Jayhawks the World University Games helped the most

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) drives to the basket in a Team USA gold-medal game against Germany Monday, July 13, at the World University Games in South Korea.

Throughout each KU men's basketball season, our sports editor, Tom Keegan, does a thing after every game where he rates the players of the game ...

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World conquered, nation on deck for Kansas basketball

Team USA coach Bill Self, center, hugs Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) as Frank Mason III carries an American flag after a Team USA double-overtime win against Germany Monday, July 13, at the World University Games in South Korea.

First, the world title. Next challenge for the Kansas University basketball team, a tougher one, the national title. In winning USA’s first World University Games ...

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