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Peyton Bender discusses bye week, Texas Tech

KU quarterback Peyton Bender had last Saturday off because of the bye week. That didn't mean, however, he spent his time away from the task at hand — the team's game this Saturday against Texas Tech. "Yeah, I watched. I watched a lot of the game," Bender ... Continue reading

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Should the Jayhawks run or should they pass vs. Texas Tech?

Kansas has a good shot to score at least 30 points in a game for a third consecutive week for the first time since doing so in each of the first six games of the 2009 season. The question then becomes whether Kansas travels primarily by ground ... Continue reading

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One game on Kansas basketball schedule a match made by Michael Porter Jr.

Larry Keating, special assistant to the athletics director, handles scheduling for Kansas men’s and women’s basketball and football. Having been in college athletics for so long, Keating, 73, has the advantage of knowing coaches and administrators in just about every league in the country. He uses those ... Continue reading

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Between Two Hoops, with Devonte’ Graham

If you’re the type that likes Pardon The Interruption, First Take or any of those other sports talk shows on television and you’re a fan of Kansas basketball, you might have to add a new one to your DVR or play list. Between Two Hoops with Devonte’ ... Continue reading

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Bill Self looking for more inside from Billy Preston

Billy Preston’s greatest hits at Late Night weren’t exactly what Bill Self wanted to see. Let's just say, he preferred Lil Yachty's. Playing for the Crimson squad in the scrimmage, the 6-foot-10 freshman had his moments. He knocked down a pair of three-pointers and flashed a couple ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Lil Late Night 2017

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Say What? Nightengale talks KU basketball, Lil Yachty on 810 radio

KUsports.com reporter Bobby Nightengale joins Joshua Brisco of 810 sports (22:00 mark) to discuss Late Night in the Phog, Lil Yachty and expectations for the Kansas basketball team this season. Continue reading

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Highlights from KU basketball’s Late Night scrimmage

With a 20-minute running clock, the Kansas men's basketball team held its annual scrimmage during the end of the Late Night in the Phog on Sept. 30, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. The game ended in a 45-45 tie on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Malik Newman. Devonte Graham ... Continue reading

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Dancing with the ‘Hawks: What to expect — and what not to — from the men’s basketball team at Late Night

*Author's note: This is intended to give some insight into the dancing process at Late Night in the Phog, but don't worry — what you read here is just a taste. There are still plenty of surprises to look forward to.* Clay Young didn’t want to continue ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self opens up on pressure surrounding recruiting, college basketball

In discussing the “tough week” that hammered college basketball from nearly all angles this week, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday night focused mostly on what could be done to fix a culture that has allowed shoe companies, third parties and the high-stakes world of recruiting ... Continue reading

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KU’s shoe deal with Adidas is company’s largest total dollar deal; KU ranks fourth in nation

With Adidas being dragged into [the FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting practices][1] from the outset and reports of a subpoena connected to Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League surfacing following further investigation on Wednesday, it seems as if the biggest players in the shoe game that have ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait joins Midco Sports Network to talk Late Night in the Phog

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Elite guard Romeo Langford hosts Kansas coaches, sets visit to KU campus

Gregg Doyel, sports columnist for the Indianapolis Star, reported on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that five-star guard Romeo Langford, 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, from New Albany, Indiana, may be strongly leaning toward committing to Kansas. In a series of Tweets, Doyel wrote: “Been talking to college coaches all day, ... Continue reading

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Grammy-nominated Lil Yachty to perform at Late Night

For the second consecutive year, Allen Fieldhouse will transform into a high-energy concert venue during the minutes leading up to the men’s basketball team’s first practice of the 2017-18 season. KU announced Tuesday afternoon that international rap star Lil Yachty would be the featured performer at this ... Continue reading

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

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Malik Newman

After a year of waiting and watching and four exhibition games in Italy to whet his appetite, Kansas guard Malik Newman is finally ready to get back to college basketball. The Mississippi State transfer and Jackson, Miss., native came to Kansas after his freshman season with the ... Continue reading

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Bill Self: Late Night 2017 to feature entertainment young people will ‘absolutely love’

With Late Night in the Phog now just five days away, the anticipation and preparation for the annual season tip-off event are beginning to reach new levels. While the week leading up to Late Night typically drags for Kansas fans who have been counting down the days ... Continue reading

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Khalil Herbert rushed for 291 yards and didn’t win Big 12 weekly honor

Kansas sophomore running back Khalil Herbert didn't land Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors, even though he rushed for 131 more yards than did TCU's Darius Anderson (three touchdowns, plus four receptions for 41 yards), presumably getting the nod because the Horned Frogs scored the ... Continue reading

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Impact of McCormack commitment goes beyond big man boost

While the immediate reaction to and impact from Kansas basketball’s ability to land Class of 2018 big man David McCormack took the minds of most people to the KU front court and just how loaded the forward/center position will/could be during the 2018-19 season, there was an ... Continue reading

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Class of 2018 big man David McCormack picks Kansas

The Kansas men's basketball program picked up another big time commitment in the Class of 2018 on Sunday evening when four-star center David McCormack (6-foot-9, 260 pounds) chose the Jayhawks. McCormack officially announced his decision during a live appearance on a local news broadcast in Virginia. With ... Continue reading