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KU football locker room renovations under way

You may have read a couple of weeks ago [about the $2-2.5 million Anderson Family Football Complex upgrades][1] planned for the Kansas University football program. A new-look locker room, new players lounge and updated Mrkonic Auditorium film and meeting room were the cornerstones of the project and ... Continue reading

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100 days out from another KU football opener & why you should care

Well, here we are, 100 days away from the start of yet another college football season. And, as much as that’s a national holiday for the rest of the country, it often is a day to dread for Kansas fans. Not only is the interest in this ... Continue reading

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Ben McLemore dons Chewbacca mask in video parody

As sweet a life as the NBA provides its players, it honestly can’t be all that much fun to play for one of the league’s struggling franchises. Still, former one-year Kansas standout Ben McLemore proved to be a good sport when someone with Sacramento pitched him the ... Continue reading

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Thomas Robinson expected to opt for free agency

If you don’t remember much about Thomas Robinson’s 2015-16 season, well, you’re probably not a Brooklyn season-ticket holder. Between the Nets’ general ineptitude (21-61 record, second-worst in the Eastern Conference to woeful Philadelphia) and Robinson’s sparse on-court opportunities most of the year, the former Kansas star’s fourth ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Lone Star state recruiting paying off

SportsDayHS.com ranked the top 100 high school football recruits in North Texas and three of them already have committed to Kansas. Fortunately for the Jayhawks, one of them is a running back. Kansas will need to have a little luck to make it through the season with ... Continue reading

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Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley’s chase for .400

KU catcher Michael Tinsley's quest to become the first Jayhawk since 1997 to finish a season hitting above .400 is over. Tinsley, who was red hot in the month of April but cooled off in the middle of May, went 1-for-4 in both games of a double ... Continue reading

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Rankings place KU football dead last in Big 12 in 6 of 8 position groups

ESPN.com recently wrapped up its [annual look at the post-spring position rankings][1] among Big 12 football teams and, to no one’s surprise, Kansas finished at the bottom. There is good news here, though, KU fans — the Jayhawks did not rank dead last at every position. And ... Continue reading

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Chris Harris: KU football players won infamous fight vs. basketball counterparts

Former Kansas football star and Super Bowl champion Chris Harris of the Denver Broncos didn’t hold back Thursday in an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. In the midst of an interview with co-hosts Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones, Harris offered his recollection of an infamous on-campus ... Continue reading

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Morris twins, Thomas Robinson need fans’ help to enter team in summer hoops tournament

Marcus Morris is the coach. Markieff Morris is the general manager. Thomas Robinson is the team’s booster. What is this? Some Kansas basketball fanatic’s twisted NBA 2K dream? Not exactly. Actually, this is the structure for team FOE, a potential entry in this summer’s The Basketball Tournament ... Continue reading

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‘I’ve been here so long’: Nick Collison remains fixture with Oklahoma City

Most veterans fortunate enough to have played 12 NBA seasons have bounced around the league, worn an assortment of uniforms and called city after city their new hometown. Stability just doesn’t exist for them. Former Kansas star Nick Collison hasn’t dealt with such turmoil. The 35-year-old power ... Continue reading

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Drew Gooden claims he snuck into White House to play basketball

Former Kansas star Drew Gooden is known in the NBA for a couple of things: rebounding and his unique sense of humor. The 34-year-old Washington power forward showed off the latter of his defining characteristics when bombarded by a TMZ video camera in Los Angeles. Gooden, while ... Continue reading

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Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley’s chase for .400

Junior catcher Michael Tinsley's chase for .400 took a pretty big hit on Tuesday night, when he finished 0-for-3 during [the Jayhawks' 7-6 loss at Wichita State.][1] Tinsley, who has been in a bit of a mini-slump since watching his average climb above .400 in the final ... Continue reading

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Is a new, red, Jayhawk-themed helmet in the works for KU football?

Recruiting news, be it on the basketball front or the football trail, always seems to drum up serious interest from fans of Kansas University athletics. And this week certainly has provided plenty of excitement. Second-year KU football coach David Beaty and company landed three oral commitments from ... Continue reading

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Break time: KU basketball irrelevant in NBA Draft lottery for first time since 2009

Think back for a minute, if you will, to the summer of 2009, when Barack Obama was in his first year in the White House, the swine flu was causing a panic throughout the United States, the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson and the Kansas basketball ... Continue reading

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Cheick Diallo thanks fans in letter announcing decision to turn pro

Hey, everyone. You’ll never believe this. Cheick Diallo is entering the NBA Draft. This obviously isn’t news [at this point][1], but we do have Diallo’s somewhat official statement on the matter as of Monday afternoon. The big man who spent one season at Kansas tweeted out a ... Continue reading

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Stock watch: Wayne Selden’s knee injury not helping 2nd-round status

When Wayne Selden Jr. opted to undergo a procedure to fix a [“small” meniscus tear][1] in his right knee, it meant the junior shooting guard from Kansas wouldn’t be able to, you know, play basketball at the NBA Draft Combine. Theoretically, Selden could have helped his draft ... Continue reading

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Bill Self sends video message to young fan in hospital

Bill Self is a popular and busy man around Lawrence, but the Kansas basketball coach doesn’t mind taking some time to boost the spirits of a young fan. A short video message from Self began making the rounds on Facebook Monday. The coach wished a bleated happy ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: On Cajun Country recruiting

Only five schools from the state of Louisiana compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision: LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech and Tulane. Only one of those five schools, LSU, is a member of one of college football’s Power Five conferences. The SEC is recruiting the state of ... Continue reading

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Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley’s chase for .400

One day after going hitless for just the second time since April 5, KU catcher Michael Tinsley returned to the hit column in KU's series finale at Kansas State. Tinsley, who actually made four plate appearances [in Sunday's 8-5, rubber-match loss to the Wildcats,][1] recorded an RBI ... Continue reading

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Tinsley Tracker: Following KU catcher Michael Tinsley’s chase for .400

KU catcher Michael Tinsley’s quest to finish the season above .400 took a blow and a break on Saturday in Manhattan. Tinsley, who was removed late in the game for some extra rest heading into Sunday’s huge series finale, was part of [a KU offense that struggled ... Continue reading

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