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One thing Kansas football roster has is experience

Provided that the mental gains achieved through repetition and physical gains acquired via natural growth and weight-room work outpace the wear and tear on the body that comes with increased exposure to hits and injuries, it’s generally safe to assume that experience makes a football player better. ... Continue reading

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Quentin Grimes the latest in long line of KU ties to USA Basketball

A photograph taken by USA Basketball photographer Bart Young and released on Wednesday, one day after the organization announced the identity of the 12 players who made the 2018 U18 Men’s National Team, got me thinking a little bit about KU’s presence within the history of USA ... Continue reading

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Three more Jayhawks taken in MLB draft

The Florida Marlins chose hard-throwing Kansas closer Zack Leban in the 12th round with the 357th overall pick of the Major League Baseball draft, the Oakland A's selected Jayhawks right fielder Devin Foyle in the 17th round with the 503rd overall pick, and the Pittsburgh Pirates selected ... Continue reading

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Former KU guard Travis Releford assesses the current Jayhawks

Travis Releford, a former Kansas basketball player, speaks to the media after the scrimmage at the University of Kansas basketball camp. Releford discusses the 2018-19 Jayhawks, and some of their strengths and weaknesses at this point. Releford is back in the area for the off-season. He plays ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye during Tuesday’s KU basketball camp scrimmage

We got our first extended look at the 2018-19 Kansas basketball team on Tuesday afternoon during the first of two camp scrimmages expected to take place during the next couple of weeks. [Although the scrimmage, won by the seven-man red team over the six-man blue squad,][1] was ... Continue reading

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KU basketball camp scrimmage — Red team highlights

Check out highlights from the Red team's victory over the Blue team during a basketball scrimmage at the University of Kansas basketball camp on Tuesday. Mitch Lightfoot led all scorers with 22 points during the show put on for youth campers. Silvio De Sousa scored 17 for ... Continue reading

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KU basketball camp scrimmage — Blue team highlights

The Blue team lost to its Red team counterparts Tuesday afternoon during a scrimmage at the University of Kansas basketball camp. Still, Dedric Lawson, David McCormack, Marcus Garrett, Ochai Agbaji, E.J. Elliott and Chris Teahan kept things close in an 81-74 defeat. Scoring both inside the paint ... Continue reading

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David McCormack: KU could have ‘best frontcourt in the nation’

Following a scrimmage Tuesday afternoon at the University of Kansas basketball camp, freshman big man David McCormack praised the Jayhawks’ frontcourt depth. Even though returning starting center Udoka Azubuike sat out the first-to-80 pick-up game due to illness, campers watching inside Horejsi Family Athletics Center got to ... Continue reading

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Kansas pitcher Jackson Goddard chosen by Arizona Diamondbacks with No. 99 overall pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks chose Kansas junior right-hander Jackson Goddard with the 99th overall selection in the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday. A native of Tulsa, Goddard missed six weeks this past season with a strained abdominal muscle, but finished the season strong enough to be selected late ... Continue reading

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Self discusses strange Lagerald Vick situation at USA Basketball camp

A bit of strange news from the Jayhawks trying to make it in the NBA Draft circuit that surfaced late last week received a little clarity on Monday. ESPN.com’s Jeff Borzello, who is in Colorado Springs covering the USA Basketball tryout for the U18 Men’s National Team ... Continue reading

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KU bigs work out at camp

Kansas basketball big men Dedric Lawson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack show off their footwork and finishing ability in front of campers Monday afternoon during KU basketball camp. Lawson, a 6-foot-9 junior, sat out the 2017-18 season after transferring from Memphis. De Sousa, a 6-9 sophomore, ... Continue reading

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KU junior Mitch Lightfoot a big time asset for Jayhawks simply because he gets it

Here’s the thing about Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot, now a junior in his third year in the program, that makes it impossible not to like him. He gets it. And it’s not like, ‘Oh, he finally gets it now that he’s a junior and has grown up ... Continue reading

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Jackson Goddard on verge of becoming KU’s highest draft pick in 15 years

Unless he lasts longer than most expect, University of Kansas right-hander Jackson Goddard will become the highest draft pick since 2003 Pittsburgh Pirates second-round draft choice Tom Gorzelanny, a left-handed pitcher. "Is that right?" Goddard said by phone from his family's home in Tulsa. "I didn't even ... Continue reading

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KU freshman Quentin Grimes one of 18 to make 1st cut at USA Basketball camp

Officially, Quentin Grimes’ first game under Kansas coach Bill Self is supposed to take place Nov. 6, when the Jayhawks face Michigan State in the annual Champions’ Classic in Indianapolis. But by the time that game actually rolls around, Grimes may have as many as four or ... Continue reading

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Aaron Miles soaking up coaching experiences during 2018 NBA playoffs

Whether it was during the Western Conference Finals, earlier in the playoffs or at some point during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, you might have caught a glimpse of a familiar face near the Golden State Warriors bench that you just couldn’t place. ... Continue reading

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Kansas baseball recruit candidate to be drafted in first round

In most sports, a college coach receives a commitment from a high school prospect, tracks his or her progress, and is delighted to see he just keeps getting better and better and better. College baseball is not most sports in the area of recruiting, which brings us ... Continue reading

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KU coach Bill Self has some serious talent at his disposal at USA Basketball Camp

Kansas coach Bill Self has been up to his ears in basketball evaluations during the past couple of days, but not in search of players to add to the KU roster in the Class of 2019 and beyond. Instead, Self has been busy evaluating the 33 players ... Continue reading

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Is Kansas willing to pay next AD seven-figure salary?

Is the University of Kansas willing to pay its athletic director $1 million a year? If so, then it’s worth starting at the top to see if the superstars of the AD field might be interested in taking on the challenge of turning KU into more than ... Continue reading

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Veteran NBA assistant coach breaks down where Azubuike needs to improve most

Before we put the whole Udoka Azubuike testing the NBA waters issue to bed, let’s be clear on one thing: Azubuike did not miss out on a chance to leave school early because of his lack of a jump shot. The sooner people understand that popular take ... Continue reading

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Udoka Azubuike explains decision to return to KU for junior season

The news came out slowly and from a variety of places a little before 12:30 p.m., central time, on Wednesday afternoon. So, officially, it will go down as KU big man Udoka Azubuike making a decision to return to Kansas with 11 hours to spare instead of ... Continue reading