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The ultimate KU fan favorites of the Bill Self era

The other night, when I was perusing yet another NBA Summer League box score, a thought occurred to me that inspired a little extra examination. Why is it that a short story about an average game by new Sacramento Kings point guard Frank Mason III gets a ... Continue reading

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Kansas primed for three football victories

Once Las Vegas sets a line on “college football win totals” for those wishing to wage a guess as to how many games a particular college football team will win in a given season: Guess the over, guess the under, abstain. In 2015, I advised guessing the ... Continue reading

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Bill Self talks about summer practices, upcoming trip to Italy

After two summer practices in preparation for the team's exhibition games in Italy, Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self gave an update on the team's progress. Off of the court, he's seen senior point guard Devonte Graham take the top leadership role and he believes the summer ... Continue reading

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Malik Newman discusses lessons learned from Mason, Graham in redshirt season

Expected to become one of the team's leading scorers in the upcoming season, Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman did his best to learn from his teammates last year. That included picking up things from national player of the year Frank Mason III and returning senior Devonte Graham ... Continue reading

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Big passing numbers follow Kansas OC Doug Meacham everywhere he goes

Doug Meacham comes to Kansas after spending the past four seasons with the title co-offensive coordinator. He spent 2013 at Houston and the next three seasons at TCU. During that four-year stretch, the offenses with which he worked never finished worst than 29th in the nation in ... Continue reading

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Dedric Lawson looking forward to pushing teammates in practice, trip to Italy

Kansas junior forward Dedric Lawson, a transfer from Memphis, isn't eligible to play during the upcoming 2017-18 season, but he has plenty of motivation to bring his best to practice each day. Lawson is one of three KU transfers — along with his brother KJ Lawson and ... Continue reading

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Self comments on not resuming rivalry games against Missouri

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self responded to comments from Missouri's ex-chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Tuesday, which cited Self as the main reason for the lack of Border War rivalry games. "I'm shocked that he would think I would be involved in a football negotiating deal ... Continue reading

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Comfortable with backup role, Frank Mason finally gets chance to shine in Las Vegas

With his team in the midst of a potentially embarrassing drubbing versus an undermanned Los Angeles Lakers squad late Monday night at the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, former Kansas All-American Frank Mason III got a chance to outshine some of the event’s stars — the more ... Continue reading

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Anderson, Soucie, Wait will be missed

Kansas volleyball has what could be remembered as the school’s most talented and accomplished senior class in school history this coming season, but that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks won’t miss last year’s senior class. Libero Cassie Wait and middle blocker Tayler Soucie were All-Big 12 players and ... Continue reading

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Wayne Selden Jr. showing that his mind, body and soul are in a good place

The best thing that ever happened to Wayne Selden Jr., came on draft night 2016, when 30 NBA teams told him for 60 picks that they did not believe he was good enough to play in their league. Until that very moment, Selden spent most of his ... Continue reading

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Frank Mason III explodes during 3rd NBA game; plans summer camps after summer league

The wild ride as an NBA rookie soon may be slowing down for former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III, but that does not mean the reigning national player of the year will be. Mason, who will wrap up summer league action in Las Vegas with the ... Continue reading

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Suns rookie Josh Jackson welcomes Kawhi Leonard comparison

For every promising young rookie who enters the NBA, there’s always some inevitable player comparison slapped on him — fairly or unfairly — by those who have analyzed his skills, style, strengths and weaknesses. Months before Josh Jackson became the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft, ... Continue reading

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Big 12 tough road to negotiate for Kansas football

The 41-game road losing streak Kansas takes into the upcoming football season overshadows another streak of futility that hasn’t been all that uncommon for the Jayhawks through the decades. KU has lost 37 consecutive Big 12 road games, the last victory coming by a 35-33 margin vs. ... Continue reading

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Ben McLemore ready to grind with his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies

Ben McLemore, no doubt, needed a change of scenery. Four seasons in Sacramento brought the former Kansas standout declining returns in terms of both his on-court production and his perceived value around the NBA. Free agency offered McLemore a way out this summer, and now that he ... Continue reading

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Kansas volleyball schedule loaded with big home matches

The NCAA women’s volleyball Final Four is in Sprint Center, Dec. 14 and 16, so it’s a good year for Kansas to have a roster that has a legitimate shot to make a second run to the sport’s ultimate stage in three years. A look at key ... Continue reading

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Reports: Marcus Morris traded to Boston

With a surplus of guards and a need up front, the Boston Celtics made somewhat of an inevitable move on Friday. And it involved a former Kansas basketball player. According to multiple reports citing sources, the Celtics have agreed to send guard Avery Bradley to Detroit for ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self joins the #VoteMoose craze

July 4, as you well know, is known as Independence Day in the United State of America, but there’s a developing situation for another, lesser-known holiday a couple of days later. Thanks to the last-chance vote for this year’s Major League Baseball All Star Game, July 6 ... Continue reading

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KU men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel calls Jayhawk Club ‘huge for recruiting’

Kansas men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel, whose team has been in the NCAA tournament field the past two seasons, is confident that once the planned new practice facility for the men’s and women’s golf teams is complete, it will benefit performance and recruiting. “I haven’t seen everybody’s, ... Continue reading

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David Beaty firmly on the cold seat as head football coach at Kansas

As evidenced by the two-year [contract extension and raise][1] he received this past December, the University of Kansas is pleased to have David Beaty as its head football coach. Sure, the Jayhawks have yet to escape the Big 12’s cellar in Beaty’s first two seasons leading the ... Continue reading