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David McCormack on KU’s early season success

Kansas sophomore big David McCormack recapped some of the Jayhawks’ Maui Invitational success while fielding questions from reporters at Allen Fieldhouse.

McCormack and the No. 2 Jayhawks return to action Saturday vs. No. 20 Colorado.


KU Sports Extra: Flat in the Finale

Benton Smith and Shane Jackson review an odd end to the first year of KU football under the direction of Les Miles.

The Jayhawks lost to No. 11 Baylor, 61-6, to end the season.

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Les Miles on KU’s late 4th down try at ISU

Following his Kansas football team’s 41-31 loss at Iowa State, head coach Les Miles explained why he wanted to go for it on 4th down in the fourth quarter, with his team down three.

“I thought the offense played spotty at times but really got in a groove late in the game,” Miles began.

KU trailed 34-31 with a little more than four minutes left when a Carter Stanley incompletion from the KU 37-yard line ended the drive.

“In the back half of the game I would have rather had the ball in our hands than their hands, and the opportunity to go for it on 4th down when your quarterback is hot,” Miles said. “It didn’t turn out.”


KU Sports Extra: Drama goes Jayhawks’ way this time

The Kansas football team broke its four-game losing streak Saturday night with a last-second victory over Texas Tech, in Lawrence.’s Benton Smith and Shane Jackson discuss how the Jayhawks won a bizarre game in fitting fashion, 37-34.

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Marcus Garrett more confident in 3-point shot

Kansas junior guard Marcus Garrett may not be known for his 3-point touch. But when the No. 3 Jayhawks made their preseason debut against Fort Hays State at Allen Fieldhouse, Garrett led the team in distance shooting.

Garrett, who scored 15 points in KU’s 86-56 win, said following a 4-for-7 night from long range that much of his offseason work, which included plenty of pickup games, helped him improve as a shooter.

“The biggest thing is just confidence,” Garrett said.


Late Night in the Phog Highlights

Highlights from the 2019 Late Night in the Phog scrimmage, where the Crimson squad prevailed, 32-30.

Devon Dotson of the Blue team led all scorers with 12 points. David MCormack put up 10 for the winning Crimson team.


KU Sports Extra — Football worth watching

Although Kansas football players and coaches left Saturday's 29-24 home loss to West Virginia discouraged by the result,'s Benton Smith and Shane Jackson discuss why the showing actually was a promising sign for the Jayhawks.

KU fell behind by two touchdowns but managed to have at least a chance of winning the game on the final play of the fourth quarter.


Scenes from the Jayhawk drill

Members of the Kansas football offense and defense square off, one on one, during Les Miles’ Jayhawk drill at Friday morning’s practice.

At least a few minutes during every contact practice are set aside for the drill, during which Miles calls out the names of each participant — one in blue for the offense and one in white for the defense — before each battle.

Miles first introduced the drill to the team in the spring.


Dedric Lawson on the challenges of taking on Auburn

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson explains how the Jayhawks are preparing for their Saturday night matchup with Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Although the Jayhawks rolled past Northeastern, they know the Tigers, SEC Tournament champions and winners of nine straight, will be a huge challenge.

“If you don’t win tomorrow, there’s no K.C.,” Lawson said of potentially advancing to the Sweet 16. “So it’s just taking care of what’s now.”

Lawson spent much of his discussions with media members Friday sharing his thoughts on Auburn’s abilities on both ends of the floor.


Dotson on the play-making that keyed KU’s Big 12 tourney win over Texas

After speeding and driving his way to 17 points and 4 assists in a 65-57 Kansas victory over Texas in the Big 12 quarterfinals, freshman Devon Dotson explained what led to his productive night at Sprint Center.

“I felt like there were driving lanes I could attack and that was an emphasis, just to get downhill and make plays,” Dotson said.

The Jayhawks advanced to set up a matchup in the semifinals with No. 10 seed West Virginia.