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After All-American freshman season, Mike Lee excited to tackle prom

After passing summer classes last year, Kansas safety Mike Lee finalized his decision to enroll early at KU. Lee, reclassifying from the 2017 class, graduated early and opted to skip his senior year of high school. That meant he had an earlier start to his collegiate career, ... Continue reading

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Signs of life: Peyton Bender showing why David Beaty had so much confidence in him

*In 2016, a rebuilding Kansas football team put a far more sound defense on the field than it did the year before, in head coach David Beaty’s first season. Still, KU’s offense couldn’t produce enough first downs or scoring drives to keep the Jayhawks competitive for much ... Continue reading

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Six defensive ends go in first round of NFL draft, a reminder of Dorance Armstrong’s NFL potential

All the intrigue centered on quarterbacks in Thursday’s compelling first round of the NFL draft, with the Chiefs trading up to select project Patrick Mahomes II, two picks before the Texans moved up to take born winner Deshaun Watson. That carried the day, but on the undercard ... Continue reading

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Signs of life: Former Alabama WR Daylon Charlot as good as advertised for KU

*In 2016, a rebuilding Kansas football team put a far more sound defense on the field than it did the year before, in head coach David Beaty’s first season. Still, KU’s offense couldn’t produce enough first downs or scoring drives to keep the Jayhawks competitive for much ... Continue reading

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The worse the conditions the better for KU’s gritty golfers

Many who never took up golf cling to the false notion that it takes no toughness to play it. Some even maintain it’s not a sport because it doesn’t feature contact with other humans. Anyone who thinks that should watch the best Kansas golf team since 2000 ... Continue reading

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New KU PG Charlie Moore resembles recent part-time Jayhawk

Maybe it was just the name playing tricks on my brain or it might’ve been the sly smile and smaller frame. Either way, the first person who came to mind when I began looking into new Kansas point guard Charlie Moore was none other than Nic Moore. ... Continue reading

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Nick Collison not ready to retire just yet

Thirteen-year NBA veteran Nick Collison isn’t going anywhere. Well, at least he doesn’t plan to call it a career just yet. The former Kansas star said Wednesday, less than 24 hours removed from Oklahoma City’s first-round playoff loss to Houston, he doesn’t intend to retire — a ... Continue reading

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Signs of life: Expect an upgrade in KU’s depth and production at running back

*In 2016, a rebuilding Kansas football team put a far more sound defense on the field than it did the year before, in head coach David Beaty’s first season. Still, KU’s offense couldn’t produce enough first downs or scoring drives to keep the Jayhawks competitive for much ... Continue reading

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A look at 21st-century Jayhawks selected in NFL draft

The NFL draft starts Thursday night and concludes Saturday, by which time it is likely that for the seventh time in the 21st century, no Kansas player will be selected, unless safety Fish Smithson is snagged with a late-round pick. Sixteen Jayhawks have been selected this century. ... Continue reading

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4-star WR Devonta Jason — committed to KU — now has 27 offers

It’s been less than three months since four-star high school receiver Devonta Jason — one of the top 25 juniors in the nation according to Rivals — shocked the football recruiting world by committing to Kansas, along with his Louisiana prep teammate Corione Harris, a four-star cornerback. ... Continue reading

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Cal PG Charlie Moore picks Kansas

In past years, the Memphis-to-Kansas pipeline may have delivered Tarik Black and Lagerald Vick, but that seems tame compared with what’s going on today. According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, KU coach Bill Self has secured a commitment from California transfer Charlie Moore, a 5-foot-11, former four-star ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks lack power, speed, defense, experience and stand alone in fourth place in Big 12 baseball

No hitter ranked in the top 10 in Big 12 play in on-base percentage or slugging percentage. Last in the conference by a long shot with three home runs and last with four stolen bases. Also, last in the Big 12 with a .963 fielding percentage. So ... Continue reading

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Chris Teahan, younger brother of Conner, plans to walk-on at KU

Because Frank Mason III’s son is still a dozen years or so away from attending college, and with recent family ties Evan Manning, Josh Pollard and Tyler Self now gone from the program, the Kansas men’s basketball team was staring at the possibility of moving forward without ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason III jersey retirement tour begins at Massanutten Military Academy

His trophy-hauling days may be behind him — for now — but the Frank Mason III jersey retirement circuit is just heating up. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self last season said it merely would be a matter of time before KU’s national player of the year had ... Continue reading

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‘Crown jewel’ of 76ers, recovering Joel Embiid argues he was Rookie of Year

Joel Embiid would like it if you forgot the number 31. And 51 for that matter. Do the former Kansas center a favor, and don’t remember that he played in 31 games as a rookie for Philadelphia — and missed 51 in total, due to both his ... Continue reading

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The Jayhawks who stood out most to coaches during spring football

After five weeks and 15 practices, one of the most crucial stretches of the Kansas football team’s offseason has come to a conclusion. Spring ball is over, and the Jayhawks won’t reconvene for full team drills in helmets and pads with David Beaty and his position coaches ... Continue reading

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Kansas OC/WR coach Doug Meacham explains the traits of each letter in the receiver alphabet

The ability to communicate in terms that are easy to understand is a trait successful coaches in all sports share. First-year Kansas offensive coordinator/receivers coach Doug Meacham does a nice job of sifting through the alphabet soup that comes with spread offenses favored by so many college ... Continue reading

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Twelve AP All-Americans in nine seasons for Kansas basketball

The Bill Self statement that resonated most loudly at the team banquet came in reference to Malik Newman, who practiced with Kansas last season after transferring from Mississippi State. “I’ll be disappointed if Malik’s not an all-league or All-American player next year,” Self said. The KU coach ... Continue reading

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Wayne Selden Jr. comes through with highlight jam in Memphis playoff victory

Wayne Selden Jr., only experienced 14 regular-season games as an un-drafted rookie, but the former Kansas guard on Thursday night didn’t let a much larger stage keep him from delivering his first NBA Playoffs moment. With Memphis on its way to putting away Western Conference juggernaut San ... Continue reading

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