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Improved Kansas secondary faces difficult test vs. Baylor receivers

The Kansas secondary played exceptionally well during the nonconference portion of the schedule. The Jayhawks have allowed 5.1 yards per pass attempt, a figure that ranks them 11th nationally. They have allowed one touchdown pass and have seven interceptions, three returned for touchdowns. You have to do ... Continue reading

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KU senior Lagerald Vick more vocal during Kansas basketball boot camp

Quiet in the eyes of the public and seemingly content to play a supporting role during his first three years with the program, Kansas senior Lagerald Vick has stepped to the forefront this preseason. With the Jayhawks three days into their annual conditioning test known as boot ... Continue reading

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

Thanks to the Kansas football program's two-game winning streak and 2-1 record heading into Big 12 play, my past few appearances on Rock Chalk Sports Talk with Nick Schwerdt have included heavy doses of football talk. And there was some of that on this most recent segment, ... Continue reading

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KU still has plenty of options after four-star forward Samuell Williamson picks Louisville

A few hours after [new Kansas basketball commitment Christian Braun made his pledge official,][1] a former KU target ranked in No. 34 overall in the class of 2019 ended his recruitment elsewhere. Small forward Samuell Williamson, a 6-foot-7, four-star prospect from Rockwall, Texas, orally committed to Louisville ... Continue reading

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KU coach David Beaty discusses Big 12 opener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoByzm6A-AA&feature=youtu.be Head coach David Beaty spoke to reporters on Tuesday ahead of the Big 12 opener against Baylor. The Jayhawks (2-1) have won consecutive games since dropping their season opener against Nicholls State. Baylor (2-1) is coming off a 40-27 loss to Duke at home. The Bears ... Continue reading

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New KU commitment Christian Braun no stranger to Border War basketball

When it comes to the 100-plus year history of Kansas basketball, finding good KU-Missouri stories is easy to do. For decades until its end in 2012, the Border War matchup was one of the most anticipated games of the season, no matter how each team was doing ... Continue reading

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Quarterback controversy brewing in Waco too

As a freshman last season, Charlie Brewer lit up Kansas for 315 yards and three touchdowns in his first start, leading Baylor to its first and only victory of the 2017 season. But Brewer hasn't won the job outright. Bears coach Matt Rhule has been using North ... Continue reading

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Marcus Garrett on 1st day of boot camp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf6u-0yb3G0&feature=youtu.be University of Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett talked to reporters after the first day of boot camp on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Garrett discussed the importance of senior Lagerald Vick's leadership this season among other topics regarding the basketball program. In addition, Garrett gave his thoughts on ... Continue reading

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2019 SG Christian Braun commits to Kansas

A shooting guard in the Class of 2018, Christian Braun gave Kansas basketball coach Bill Self his verbal commitment on Sunday night during his in-home visit with the KU staff. The 6-foot-5 Braun chose KU over Kansas State, Illinois, Minnesota and a host of other schools that ... Continue reading

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Kansas football ranked high in defensive, rushing statistical categories

In the past two weeks, Kansas did what good teams do to weak competition, dominating Central Michigan and Rutgers by a combined score of 86-21. In so doing, KU worked its way high up the national rankings in several statistical categories. KU leads with a turnover margin ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Rumbling Past Rutgers

After the same Kansas football team (sort of) that lost at home to Nicholls State delivered its second consecutive convincing victory, Benton Smith and Tom Keegan discuss the ramifications of the Jayhawks’ 55-14 drubbing of Rutgers. Carried once again by its defense and running game, KU (2-1) ... Continue reading

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Pooka Williams tops ratings in rout over Rutgers

**1 - Pooka Williams:** Rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, averaging 8.8 yards for the game and season. His third touchdown of the season went for 52 yards. **2 - Bryce Torneden:** Has steadily improved since joining the program and has stood out ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Rutgers football

After ending a 46-game road losing streak, the University of Kansas football team will look to record a winning streak for the first time since 2011. Kansas (1-1) notched a 31-7 victory at Central Michigan last weekend, and returns home for the final contest before Big 12 ... Continue reading

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Rutgers right opponent at right time for Kansas

The same sort of logic that made so many prognosticators overrate Texas coming into this season made a few of them paint way too optimistic a picture for Rutgers’ 2018 fortunes. Second-year Texas coach Tom Herman received kudos for landing the nation’s third-ranked recruiting class. That’s nice, ... Continue reading

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KU-Nova officially set for 11 a.m. tip Dec. 15 at Allen Fieldhouse

It remains to be seen if it’s the game of the season. And given the hype and recent history between the two programs, it has to be in the running. But we now know exactly when the Kansas-Villanova Final Four rematch will tip off and where it ... Continue reading

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Latest “Mic’d Up” feature shows KU’s Andrea Hudy as builder of minds as much as muscle

If you’ve paid much attention to Kansas basketball over the past decade and a half, you’re more than familiar with the role Andrea Hudy plays in keeping the Jayhawks strong, healthy and on top of their game. Hudy, officially listed as KU’s assistant athletics director for sports ... Continue reading

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Kansas Basketball Record Watch 2018-19: Marcus Garrett

A couple of months ago, when KU junior Udoka Azubuike announced he would return for his junior season at Kansas instead of trying to make it in the NBA, the first thing that popped into my head was where Azubuike stood in KU’s record books in a ... Continue reading

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Another 2019 star to visit Kansas for Late Night in the Phog

After hosting Kansas coach Bill Self and assistant coach Kurtis Townsend for an in-home visit on Wednesday, 2019 shooting guard Cassius Stanley revealed on Thursday he will officially visit Kansas during the weekend of Late Night in the Phog. The 6-foot-5 Stanley, a four-star prospect from North ... Continue reading

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Where 11 former David Beaty assistants are now

Rob Likens, David Beaty's first offensive coordinator, came to Kansas with a reputation for being one of the more well liked assistant coaches among peers, and did nothing to change that in his two seasons in Lawrence, even though things didn't go well for him. Likens lasted ... Continue reading

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‘He’s a Tasmanian devil:’ Torneden displays growth in junior campaign

It’s no secret that the game slows down for veteran players at almost any level. That expression is often thrown around by experienced players in nearly every sport, though it’s not always easy to explain. University of Kansas defensive back Bryce Torneden, who has looked better through ... Continue reading

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