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Silvio De Sousa speaks about losing season to NCAA suspension

On Friday, during an interview in which he revealed his plans to enter the 2019 NBA draft — to stay if the NCAA maintains he is ineligible for the 2019-20 season — Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa explains how he managed to stay positive while sitting out an entire season of basketball.

“I think the day I found out I couldn’t play was the hardest one,” De Sousa said of this past season.

Before discussing what comes next for him, now that KU has filed its appeal of De Sousa’s suspension to the NCAA, the sophomore big man described how he navigated the past several months successfully, despite his frustrations.

“I think it’s a family thing, and my mom always taught me and told me to be a good person, no matter what you’re going through,” De Sousa said. “That’s one thing I always carried on, to care for others, even when I’m not in a good position. So right now I can’t play, it’s fine. I can for sure clap for good things for my teammates. That’s why I keep the same positive energy every day.”

De Sousa’s attorney, Scott Tompsett, said they expect to learn the result of KU’s appeal next week.

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Hakeem Adeniji says Jayhawks have a lot of talent after finishing up spring ball

Senior Hakeem Adeniji spoke to reporters Monday evening after KU's final spring practice.

Adeniji says the Jayhawks have a lot of talent, they just need to work on not making self-inflicted mistakes. Les Miles and Adeniji say that the summer will be key for the outcome of the 2019 season.


Bryce Torneden says Les Miles brought consistent energy during spring

Bryce Torneden spoke to reporters Monday evening following KU's final spring practice.

Torneden fielded plenty of questions about Les Miles, who in his first season at the helm. Torneden says that Miles has brought consistent energy on a daily basis.


Les Miles on how much Kansas improved during spring ball

Les Miles spoke to reporters Monday evening after the conclusion of spring practices.

Miles said that Thomas MacVittie had an edge in the quarterback competition. He admitted that this team is more talented than some of his first-year squads at his previous stops. Miles also had fun with multiple reporters throughout the press conference.


Chris Harris on importance of coming back for KU football spring game

Chris Harris spoke to reporters Saturday ahead of KU's spring game at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

"I always want to give back the love and support that KU gave to me," Harris said.

The blue team, which was the offense, won by a 45-7 margin.


Former quarterback Todd Reesing on vibe of 2019 KU spring game

Former quarterback Todd Reesing spoke to reporters Saturday night ahead of the 2019 Spring Game.

"There is a lot of energy around the program right now," Reesing said.

The blue team, which was the offensive unit, won by a 45-7 margin against the white team.


KU Athletic Director Jeff Long shows off hands in drill during KU football practice

KU Athletic Director Jeff Long competed in a drill during KU football practice Thursday evening.

Long has shown multiple times that he is willing to be different than most administrators. His latest example of that was performing the gauntlet, where he caught multiple passes from Kansas quarterbacks.

The Spring Game is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday.

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KU competes in an open scrimmage ahead of Spring Game

For the first time this spring, reporters got to see KU compete in a scrimmage during open practice.

Benton Smith wrote about how the scrimmage provided a glimpse of the current depth chart. Thomas MacVittie was the quarterback for the first unit, while Carter Stanley was the signal caller for the reserves.

The Spring Game is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday.


Quarterback Thomas MacVittie excited for first Spring Game with Kansas

Quarterback Thomas MacVittie spoke to reporters Thursday evening.

MacVittie says head coach Les Miles is the most excited for Rick Ross. He also spoke about his comfort level with the program ahead of the Spring Game.

KU's Spring Game is slated to take place at 6 p.m. Saturday.


Les Miles on mistakes KU has made during spring practice

Les Miles spoke to reporters following practice Tuesday afternoon.

Miles talked about mistakes the Jayhawks have made during spring practice, and about what players have impressed him thus far.

The Spring Game is slated to take place Saturday, April 13.



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