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The need for speed: Who are the fastest players on the KU football roster?

Ever since Tony Pierson left after the 2014 season, fans of KU football have had a difficult time pinpointing exactly who the fastest player on the team has been. Pierson, a former four-star speed demon out of East St. Louis, who enjoyed a solid but injury-plagued four-year ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 18 - S Tyrone Miller

Today's stop on the Most Crucial Jayhawks list takes us back to the secondary, where a cornerback-turned-safety who received some valuable experience as a true freshman comes in at No. 18. After breaking into the starting lineup during his first season as a Jayhawk because of his ... Continue reading

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Making a case for Joel Embiid as the NBA’s 2017 Rookie of the Year

No offense, Ben Simmons. Sorry, Brandon Ingram. Nothing personal, Buddy Hield. Don’t get upset, Kris Dunn. With all due respect to those lottery picks and the other big names from the 2016 NBA Draft class, if you asked me right now who I would pick to win ... Continue reading

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Examining Perry Ellis’ chances with the Dallas Mavericks

When the 2016 NBA Draft came and went without Kansas forward Perry Ellis getting selected in the two-round, 60-pick extravaganza, there was no need for the 6-foot-8 prospect to panic. A rookie free agent, Ellis knew he would soon be weighing his options as his agent tracked ... Continue reading

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Kansas football enjoying a terrific time for the tight end

It’s been a while since the Kansas University football program had a tight end that put fear into opponents and made plays all over the field. Jimmay Mundine, who last played in 2014, certainly had his moments and improved a great deal from the beginning of his ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 19 - DE Damani Mosby

It's more pass rushing on the list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season today, because, in the Big 12 Conference, stopping the pass (or at least slowing it down), either in the secondary or at the point of release, is a critical part ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Culture of keeping each other accountable taking root

Strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson and the rest of his staff put in multiple 15-hour days a week this time of year, but somehow the days don’t seem as long to them as they did last summer. “I love coming in here every day and grinding ... Continue reading

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Valuable role player Darrell Arthur might be on move in free agency

It’s not often that the name Darrell Arthur comes up in the buzz surrounding the NBA, but with the season over, the draft complete and free agency revving up at the end of the week, rumors regarding Arthur’s future began swirling Monday. A few days after reports ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 20 - RB Denzell Evans

It can be a little risky to put a newcomer or unknown player on the list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks, but occasionally a perfect situation pops up that makes it easy to do. That's the case with No. 20 on the list, a soon-to-be transfer ... Continue reading

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KU football coach David Beaty shows off recruiting game

By now, you've surely heard, read or been told about second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty's reputation as a recruiter. With strong ties throughout the state of Texas and an energetic, enthusiastic and infectious personality, Beaty, throughout his career, has made building relationships with players, coaches, recruits, ... Continue reading

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New Pelicans big man Cheick Diallo gets his first ‘last laugh’

When freshman big men Cheick Diallo or Carlton Bragg Jr. barely played in a particular game this past season, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self liked to say after such an outing the two forwards would get the “last laugh.” Self knew both Diallo and Bragg would one ... Continue reading

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Draft night snub sets up perfect storm for Wayne Selden

Jump with me, for a minute, into the mind of Wayne Selden to see why not getting drafted might actually wind up being the best thing that could have happened to the former Jayhawk’s chances at a pro career. Here’s why. Selden, as you know, has always ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft delivers latest reasons NBA, NCAA should tweak draft rules

One day, who knows how long from now, we’ll be talking about the NBA/NCAA 2-year rule like it was always in place. That rule, which would require any player who chooses to attend college to stay a minimum of two years, does not exist yet, of course, ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 21 - DE Anthony Olobia

The end of the first week of our summer series brings us to our first defensive veteran, Anthony Olobia. Although Olobia has played just one season in a KU uniform, he has been in Lawrence for two seasons and is heading into his third after two standout ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 22 - WR Steven Sims Jr.

It took a few days, but we've reached our first play maker on offense in this year's summer series that lists the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for 2016. It's no secret that scoring points, snagging first downs and producing on offense has been a challenge for the ... Continue reading

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A look at Big 12 NBA draft history

Rob Carolla, director of communications for the Big 12, distributed interesting NBA draft facts from the conference. Such as: The Big 12 has had 28 lottery picks since 2000, which puts the conference second behind the ACC (31). Others: Big East 27, SEC 25, Pac-12 24, Big ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Finding the right NBA team for Perry Ellis

According to the experts, four-year Kansas standout Perry Ellis won’t hear his name called at the 2016 NBA Draft. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’m not buying it. Ellis has spent most of the past couple of months proving his worth at workouts in front of coaches, executives ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Finding the right NBA team for Wayne Selden Jr.

When Wayne Selden Jr. first arrived at Kansas in 2013, some thought the Roxbury, Mass., native would play one season of college basketball and enter the NBA Draft for guaranteed money, just like his KU teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. Two years after Selden rightfully stayed ... Continue reading

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LeBron James sings Jayhawks’ praises following Cavs’ victory parade in Cleveland

Thanks to a video recording from Twitter user @CJR16255, we now can all see just how Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James feels about Jayhawks. Speaking to an estimated crowd of more than 1 million Cavs fans after Cleveland's parade on Wednesday, James shared with the crowd a ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 23 - OL Joe Gibson

In case anyone needed any further proof of just how important the offensive line will be to the Kansas football program's chances on the field this fall, we're now encountering our second lineman in three tries during our summer series that highlights the most crucial Jayhawks for ... Continue reading

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