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One extremely unsurprising reason KU football is excited for primetime

Lest we forget that athletes are human, too, the announcement of a 7 p.m. CT, primetime matchup featuring KU football and TCU on Fox this Saturday brought a little joy to the KU locker room. Here's why. The Jayhawks are coming off back-to-back-to-back-to-back 11 a.m. (CT, of ... Continue reading

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One play that likely altered KU football history

Many years after Gene Mauch’s 1964 Philadelphia Phillies had led from Opening Day only to collapse in the final two weeks and get passed by the St. Louis Cardinals, a reporter summoned the courage to ask the intense Mauch what he remembered for those final weeks. As ... Continue reading

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KU, MU fans can compete against each other in their own Border War fund-raiser

One of the most popular comments from the Kansas basketball crowd that was not in favor of renewing the Border War with Sunday’s Showdown for Relief scrimmage at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., was the declaration that they would write a check to hurricane relief for ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Marcus Garrett

Without so much as scoring an actual basket or helping the Jayhawks snag a victory that counts, freshman guard Marcus Garrett already has made quite an impression on Kansas coach Bill Self. That’s because Garrett, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound Dallas native who has grown bigger, stronger and tougher ... Continue reading

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Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 5-1

It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush ... Continue reading

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Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 10-6

It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush ... Continue reading

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TCU coach Gary Patterson best rebounder in college football

College football has more awards than Alibi Ike had excuses. One day someone will come up with the idea for another trophy and won’t have any trouble figuring out what to call it: The Gary Patterson Comeback Coach of the Year Award. TCU did not make college ... Continue reading

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KU basketball’s 2018 recruiting class already among nation’s best

The work is not done in the 2018 recruiting class for the Kansas men’s basketball program, which, after landing three big time commitments in the past couple of months, currently boasts the No. 2-ranked class to date per Rivals.com, just three points behind Michigan State, which has ... Continue reading

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Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this 2017-18 NBA season: Nos. 16-11

It’s tip-off week in the NBA, and for Kansas basketball fans that means it’s time to catch up with the whereabouts and chances for may former Allen Fieldhouse stars who now call The Association home. Paul Pierce has retired, Thomas Robinson is playing overseas and Brandon Rush ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

*• Entire segment is about the upcoming KU-Mizzou exhibition game at Sprint Center.* — BORDER WAR QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Border Wars past and enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. Continue reading

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KU guard Malik Newman named to Jerry West watch list

One day after learning that Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham had been named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list, Graham’s running mate, Malik Newman, landed on the Jerry West list. Newman, a transfer from Mississippi State, who sat out last season and is eligible to play ... Continue reading

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Five reasons to get excited about Sunday’s Border War revival

— BORDER WAR QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Border Wars past and enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. The day hundreds of KU fans and nearly every Missouri fan has been waiting years for is now just a few days out, when the Border War ... Continue reading

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How active college coaches stack up in NCAA tournament during Bill Self’s time at Kansas

In sports, opinions that start with a snowflake can turn into an avalanche because so many hear a viewpoint, run with it as their own and don't ever stop to think whether it's fair. In the case of Bill Self, who has led Kansas basketball to seven ... Continue reading

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Too much juco recruiting could put Kansas football in deeper hole

Kansas chancellor Dr. Doug Girod and athletic director Sheahon Zenger addressed the state of Kansas football once this season and that was at a Sept. 22 press conference centering on the campaign to raise $350 million to upgrade the facilities. Girod, based on the information he had ... Continue reading

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Joe Dineen tops ratings in 45-0 loss at Iowa State

**1 - Joe Dineen:** In on 16 tackles, 10 solo, two behind the line. Battled hard from first play to last. **2 - Daniel Wise:** Forced a fumble, picked up a sack and two quarterback hurries. **3 - Osaze Ogbebor:** Looked quick and was in on eight ... Continue reading

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Jacob Bragg biggest No. 1 in Kansas football history

Kansas fourth-year junior reserve center Jacob Bragg didn’t think much of a quick comment offensive line coach Zach Yenser made at the start of a practice during bye week. “You ready to run some routes and do some fullback blocking?” Yenser asked without stopping. “At first I ... Continue reading

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KU fans split on idea of Border War scrimmage

With rumors of a possible scrimmage, for charity, between the Kansas and Missouri men's basketball teams later this month dominating sports talk in the area late Thursday afternoon, one natural question came to mind. Are Kansas fans excited or upset about the idea of renewing the Border ... Continue reading

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Joel Embiid returns to Allen Fieldhouse, discusses what he misses about KU

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Is Peyton Bender still KU’s starting QB?

Football coaches and coordinators have no incentive to divulge their game plans publicly, and that’s the primary reason Kansas head coach David Beaty elected this week to not announce a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game at Iowa State. If you listen to offensive coordinator Doug Meacham’s perspective ... Continue reading

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Add “except with Kansas football” at end of your fortune cookie

There is a website for everything. For example, fortunecookiemessage.com exists. I recommend it for those stressed out by the inability of Kansas to field a competitive football program. Read the fortune-cookie messages and then add “except with Kansas football,” at the end. Here goes: “A friend asks ... Continue reading

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