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KU football coach David Beaty shows off recruiting game

By now, you've surely heard, read or been told about second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty's reputation as a recruiter. With strong ties throughout the state of Texas and an energetic, enthusiastic and infectious personality, Beaty, throughout his career, has made building relationships with players, coaches, recruits, ... Continue reading

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New Pelicans big man Cheick Diallo gets his first ‘last laugh’

When freshman big men Cheick Diallo or Carlton Bragg Jr. barely played in a particular game this past season, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self liked to say after such an outing the two forwards would get the “last laugh.” Self knew both Diallo and Bragg would one ... Continue reading

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Draft night snub sets up perfect storm for Wayne Selden

Jump with me, for a minute, into the mind of Wayne Selden to see why not getting drafted might actually wind up being the best thing that could have happened to the former Jayhawk’s chances at a pro career. Here’s why. Selden, as you know, has always ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft delivers latest reasons NBA, NCAA should tweak draft rules

One day, who knows how long from now, we’ll be talking about the NBA/NCAA 2-year rule like it was always in place. That rule, which would require any player who chooses to attend college to stay a minimum of two years, does not exist yet, of course, ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 21 - DE Anthony Olobia

The end of the first week of our summer series brings us to our first defensive veteran, Anthony Olobia. Although Olobia has played just one season in a KU uniform, he has been in Lawrence for two seasons and is heading into his third after two standout ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 22 - WR Steven Sims Jr.

It took a few days, but we've reached our first play maker on offense in this year's summer series that lists the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for 2016. It's no secret that scoring points, snagging first downs and producing on offense has been a challenge for the ... Continue reading

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A look at Big 12 NBA draft history

Rob Carolla, director of communications for the Big 12, distributed interesting NBA draft facts from the conference. Such as: The Big 12 has had 28 lottery picks since 2000, which puts the conference second behind the ACC (31). Others: Big East 27, SEC 25, Pac-12 24, Big ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Finding the right NBA team for Perry Ellis

According to the experts, four-year Kansas standout Perry Ellis won’t hear his name called at the 2016 NBA Draft. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’m not buying it. Ellis has spent most of the past couple of months proving his worth at workouts in front of coaches, executives ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Finding the right NBA team for Wayne Selden Jr.

When Wayne Selden Jr. first arrived at Kansas in 2013, some thought the Roxbury, Mass., native would play one season of college basketball and enter the NBA Draft for guaranteed money, just like his KU teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. Two years after Selden rightfully stayed ... Continue reading

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LeBron James sings Jayhawks’ praises following Cavs’ victory parade in Cleveland

Thanks to a video recording from Twitter user @CJR16255, we now can all see just how Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James feels about Jayhawks. Speaking to an estimated crowd of more than 1 million Cavs fans after Cleveland's parade on Wednesday, James shared with the crowd a ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 23 - OL Joe Gibson

In case anyone needed any further proof of just how important the offensive line will be to the Kansas football program's chances on the field this fall, we're now encountering our second lineman in three tries during our summer series that highlights the most crucial Jayhawks for ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Finding the right NBA team for Cheick Diallo

Just a couple days ahead of the 2016 NBA Draft no one is certain exactly where Kansas forward Cheick Diallo will be selected — other than [somewhere in the second half of the first round][1]. That’s a desirable outlook for a prospect who averaged 3.0 points and ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 24 - CB Kyle Mayberry

It's time for the second installment of this summer's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and, [after starting off on the offensive side of the ball at arguably the most important position on the team on Monday,][1] we hop over to defense for No. 24. When you're coming off ... Continue reading

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Is KU football facing a favorable schedule?

Finally, the Kansas football team may be catching a break. It’s been a rough six seasons for the Jayhawks, who have piled up losses at a record pace since enjoying wild success under former head coach Mark Mangino. And there’s no doubting that in order to crawl ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Offense returns more experience than a year ago

Just one Big 12 school has failed to reach 30 offensive touchdowns in each of the the past four seasons. It was the same school every time. Kansas scored 27 offensive touchdowns in 2012, 22 in 2013, 25 in 2014 and 22 in 2015. Texas posted the ... Continue reading

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Udoka Azubuike should be more impactful than recent KU freshman bigs

When center Udoka Azubuike joined Kansas basketball’s 2016 recruiting class in January, it certainly didn’t come as much of a surprise. Coach Bill Self and his staff routinely land big men from the high school ranks who bring to campus loads of hype to go their size ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 25 - OL Jayson Rhodes

Each summer, across the country, football fans spend time watching, waiting and anticipating the arrival of another college football season. And while that might not always be a favorite pastime of KU fans, many still get sucked in to the journey. Will this be a better season? ... Continue reading

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Svi Mykhailiuk channels Bill Self, talks up defense and team-first basketball

Sure, Svi Mykhailiuk might be in Europe this summer, training with and playing for his native Ukraine’s Under 20 national team. But when the 19-year-old guard spoke earlier this week at the 2016 adidas Eurocamp, in Italy, it sounded like his Kansas coach, Bill Self, had just ... Continue reading

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Lagerald Vick preparing for larger role

Kansas sophomore guard Lagerald Vick already feels like a more important player in the Jayhawks’ rotation, months ahead of the 2016-17 season. “Looking back to where I came from and stuff,” Vick says, “I didn’t have a big name.” Now the athletic guard from Memphis says he ... Continue reading

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2016 Roundball Classic highlights, featuring Ben McLemore

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore provided most of the highlights as former Kansas players returned to Lawrence Thursday night to play in the 2016 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, benefitting children afflicted by cancer. Check out the highlights from the charity game, which included the Red team’s Nick ... Continue reading

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