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KU’s Bill Self tapped by peers as one of the coaches they’d want their sons to play for

When CBSsports.com’s Gary Parrish asked his latest Candid Coaches question of the summer, just three college basketball coaches received double-digit votes. The question, asked of more than 100 college hoops coaches across the country, read: [“Which college coach would you want coaching your own son?”][1] Answering under ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: QB suspense might make turnstiles spin faster

I won’t pretend that I can say something nice about the Kansas football depth chart having three names listed as possible first-stringers with the season-opener days away. Best-case scenario would have had one of the three quarterbacks blowing away the competition by now. Instead, I’ll reach into ... Continue reading

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Why KU freshman Josh Jackson wears No. 11 and how he got it

If you’re like most fans, you occasionally find yourself wondering why some of your favorite athletes wear the numbers they wear. It’s pretty much automatic to assume that a basketball player wearing No. 23 is doing so to honor Michael Jordan, even if that’s not the case. ... Continue reading

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KU football unveils ‘insane’ new locker room

Just in time for the first game week of the season, Kansas football players on Sunday evening got to check out the team’s refurbished locker room for the first time. Throughout preseason camp, the Jayhawks had to stay out of the space on the ground floor of ... Continue reading

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Bill Self told KU football players they can build something special

At the beginning of the month, when the Kansas football team reported to Lawrence for preseason camp, David Beaty invited another head coach on campus to give the Jayhawks a pep talk. [Behind closed doors, KU basketball coach Bill Self][1] didn’t gloss over the football program’s struggles. ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Walk-ons from Kansas high schools contributing

Every time a walk-on football player makes his way onto the Kansas depth chart it becomes that much easier for a high school player considering joining the Jayhawks without the benefit of a scholarship for the start of his career. Red-shirt freshman offensive lineman Mesa Ribordy had ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason set to fire first pitch at KU Day at The K

KU senior Frank Mason Tweeted on Tuesday that he will be throwing out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on Sunday. Sunday is KU Day at The K and several Jayhawks from all across the athletic department, including players, coaches and administrators, will be ... Continue reading

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It’s never too early for some preseason college hoops predictions

So here we sit, a little more than three weeks away from the start of football season and that means it’s time to start looking at preseason basketball predictions.... Wait, what? As much as that might not be a reality anywhere else in the country, it certainly ... Continue reading

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Khalil Herbert buzz growing louder by the minute

Kansas head football coach David Beaty’s media policy makes freshmen off-limits for interviews, but that didn’t keep teammates and Beaty himself from talking about running back Khalil Herbert during Monday's media session. Clearly, Herbert has made a strong first impression. “I saw him make some really good ... Continue reading

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Wiggins’ star continues to shine brighter with new shoe release

Shortly after becoming one of the prized signings of Kansas coach Bill Self, former KU star Andrew Wiggins became one of the premiere spokesmen for Adidas basketball. Earlier this summer, Wiggins took another step toward becoming a mega shoe mogul when he helped Adidas launch its newest ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Improved depth eliminates need to rush freshmen onto field

True freshmen Larry Hughes and Clyde McCauley combined to start nine games at offensive tackle for Kansas last season and classmate Tyrone Miller started the first seven games of the season at cornerback. If the same players were true freshmen this season, they would combine to start ... Continue reading

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KU’s Jackson, Graham among most coveted players in the country

There’s no doubting that college coaches across the country would enjoy the opportunity to coach more than a few members of the Kansas men’s basketball team. Year after year, KU coach Bill Self beats out a varying number of college coaches for some of the top talent ... Continue reading

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Bowlsby’s strong strategy helps Big 12 navigate latest expansion saga

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has faced recent criticism for being a commissioner that changes with the wind and not putting forth a strong enough presence to lead the conference through what only can be described as a crucial stretch. While it’s true that Bowlsby has not ... Continue reading

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Former LSU receiver Tyron Johnson has KU connection

This is a strange new world for Kansas football. Former Alabama players are transferring to play for the Jayhawks. Like THE Alabama. Not South Alabama. Not Alabama-Birmingham. The Alabama with Nick Saban and all those national championships. First, former ’Bama receiver [Daylon Charlot][1] announced his intentions to ... Continue reading

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Piecing together KU football’s preseason progress thus far

The Kansas football team is now a week into its preseason camp. How do the Jayhawks, who went 0-12 a year ago, look? Let’s try to piece some clues together. Second-year head coach David Beaty, his assistants and the players meet with media for interviews a couple ... Continue reading

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Further proof that Kansas, Missouri don’t mix

Tim Kaine, the democratic nominee for vice president and running mate of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has been in the news for a number of reasons since his name was announced on the ticket with Clinton. But one of the most intriguing reasons, at least for readers ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Sprinters galore competing

Je’Ney Jackson’s non-stop search for how to make Kansas football players faster even takes him elsewhere in the athletic department at times. Jackson said he consults friends Stanley Redwine, KU’s head track and field coach, and sprints and hurdles coach Elisha Brewer. “I’ll ask coach Brewer, ‘What ... Continue reading

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Why it might actually be OK to get excited about KU football’s 2 Alabama transfers

I know you’re out there. I can hear you all the way over here. And I don’t blame you. But I do think you should take a brief pause from the eye-rolling and exhaling that surely hit most of you after learning about the pair of Alabama ... Continue reading

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Self addresses KU football team on opening day of preseason camp

The start of preseason football camp always comes with a lot of routine, more than a little excitement and a vibe that speaks to both the promise and the pressure of the fast approaching season. And while that often means a lot of the same for the ... Continue reading

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Ridiculous highlight videos featuring former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins and current KU guard Frank Mason

Wednesday was a big day for KU basketball highlights on the Internet, whether by current players or former stars. Three such videos caught my eye and had me talking about them well into the night and even still this morning. The first was from former Jayhawk and ... Continue reading

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