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Luke Bakula: The nephew also rises for KU baseball

His desire to become a student at the University of Kansas outweighed his thirst for continuing his baseball career, so Luke Bakula gave up the game and enrolled at KU. “My dad went here,” Bakula said. “My brother went here. I’ve always been a Jayhawk guy.” Not ... Continue reading

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Top Class of 2020 Kansas basketball target playing in Lawrence Saturday night

Local basketball fans won’t have to go far for a first look at a possible Kansas star of the future. N’Faly Dante, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound center from Mali ranked No. 4 by Rivals in the Class of 2020, is scheduled to play at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at ... Continue reading

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How Svi Mykhailiuk’s pro career could begin the way a future Hall of Famer’s once did

[It's comparison season here at KUsports.com][1] and we have no shortage of former Kansas basketball players to pay attention to this week at the NBA combine in Chicago. As you surely know by now, KU sharpshooter [Svi Mykhailiuk went off on Thursday during his first scrimmage of ... Continue reading

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NBA Combine 2018: The measurements are in

Just before Noon on Thursday, the NBA started releasing the various measurements of the 69 NBA Draft hopefuls participating at this week's combine in Chicago. Most of the measurements — height, weight, hand size, body fat, etc. — were taken Wednesday but some had to finish up ... Continue reading

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Steady Kansas one of seven Big 12 schools in men’s golf finals

In becoming one of four Big 12 schools to win one of the six NCAA men's golf regionals and one of seven Big 12 schools to advance to the finals, Kansas was a model of steadiness and consistency. KU's team score for the three days was -7, ... Continue reading

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NBA Combine 2018: Interviews & measurements under way, on-court action to begin Thursday afternoon

While Wednesday marked the first day of the NBA's pre-draft combine, it almost exclusively featured the off-the-court action at the five-day event that flies a bit under the radar in terms of media coverage. From interviews with NBA team officials and [photo shoots in front of the ... Continue reading

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NBA Combine 2018: Jayhawks jump in front of the camera

After weeks of waiting and preparation, five Kansas Jayhawks finally made their way to Chicago this week to participate in the annual pre-draft combine, which featured nearly 70 participants this year. Devonte' Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk, Malik Newman, Billy Preston and Udoka Azubuike all arrived in Chicago this ... Continue reading

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New mock draft projects just 2 Jayhawks getting selected in 2018

As the NBA Draft Combine gets underway in Chicago, it’s important to remember that not all analysts are as high on this year’s crop of Kansas prospects as others. While ESPN long has included Devonte’ Graham, Malik Newman and Svi Mykhailiuk among its list of projected second-rounders ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self to rappel down a 7-story building for charity later this summer

Later this summer, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be literally stepping out of his comfort zone in an effort to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Self, on Aug. 25, will be rappelling down the side of a seven-story building in ... Continue reading

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Marcus Morris and Celtics ‘gooning’ their way to 2-0 lead in East finals

Marcus Morris learned a new word following his team’s Tuesday victory over perennial Eastern Conference champion LeBron James and Cleveland. After a physical Game 2 in the conference finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue described how Boston took a 2-0 lead. > “I think they're playing tougher than ... Continue reading

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Kansas wins regional, advances to NCAA national championships in men’s golf for first time since 2000

When Kansas last advanced beyond the NCAA regionals in men’s golf, President Bill Clinton had recently announced that GPS access would no longer be restricted to just the U.S. military, and the Xbox did not yet exist. It had been that long, 2000, to be exact. The ... Continue reading

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KU’s Malik Newman has heard his game reminiscent of a couple NBA guards

While four of the league’s best teams remain alive (technically) for the 2018 championship, it’s currently pre-draft season for most NBA franchises. Prospects and evaluations will dominate conversations in the coming days at the NBA Draft Combine, in Chicago, as executives, coaches and scouts scrutinize the viability ... Continue reading

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Kansas gunning for first appearance in NCAA golf championships since 2000

The Kansas men’s golf team made it to an NCAA regional nine times in Ross Randall’s final 10 seasons of a 27-year career as head coach, a stretch that included eight consecutive appearances (1998-2005). Upon Randall’s retirement after the 2007 season, KU experienced an eight-year drought and ... Continue reading

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KU point-guards-in-waiting confident enough to get the job done

There's this notion out there that it's going to be tough for the Kansas men's basketball team to move forward with somebody new in the driver's seat, playing point guard for Bill Self's team during the 2018-19 season. Makes sense, if you ask me. After all, the ... Continue reading

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Recent EYBL AAU event featured plenty of notable KU targets

While much of the weekend in Lawrence was about former KU basketball players moving on — Devonte' Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk and Clay Young all walked down the hill at graduation — a handful of potential future Jayhawks were busy trying to put their best foot forward elsewhere. ... Continue reading

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Lance Legendre’s quick feet and strong arm make him potential Kansas legend

Kansas has scored just one non-binding football commitment from the Class of 2019, but it's an exciting one, which in turn makes it one that will be difficult to secure through the December signing day. Four-star quarterback Lance Legendre's Feb. 26 verbal commitment to Kansas triggered much ... Continue reading

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Marcus Morris helps Celtics curb LeBron James — at least for 1 game

The mere concept of successfully defending otherworldly NBA superstar LeBron James borders on laughable. So plenty around The Association likely recalled their favorite eye-roll meme or GIF when Marcus Morris stated his belief leading up to Boston’s Eastern Conference Finals series with Cleveland that he’s “probably the ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self talks about his options for the Jayhawks’ 13th scholarship for 2018-19

As graduation 2018 comes and goes and next season's Kansas men's basketball players head home for a few weeks before reporting back to campus on June 2 for the start of summer classes and workouts, Bill Self's Jayhawks remain in possession of a valuable commodity — an ... Continue reading

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KU will face highly motivated K-State baseball team in Manhattan this weekend

Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill’s contract is up at season’s end. He knew it wasn’t going to be renewed, so he decided to announce his resignation Tuesday with a couple of weeks remaining in the season. The timing could not have been worse for K-State’s chief ... Continue reading

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Devonte’ Graham scheduled for 4 book signing appearances this weekend

With the biggest audition of his life just around the corner, hard-working Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham will carve out some time this weekend, just days ahead of the NBA draft combine in Chicago, to reconnect with KU fans in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City areas. ... Continue reading

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