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Strong second half leads KU past Florida

It was layup city for much of the night for the Florida basketball team, which overcame a slow start, built a huge lead and then went ice cold as the 11th-ranked Kansas University men's basketball team stormed its way to a 71-65 victory at rockin' and rollin' Allen Fieldhouse.

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Vitale judges Jayhawks

Dick Vitale — whose new book is entitled, “It’s Awesome, Baby: 75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love” — definitely has an early-season take on Kansas University’s basketball team. By Gary Bedore

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Column: David Beaty brings energy, work ethic to KU football

The Allen Fieldhouse crowd that watched its basketball team play olé defense and handle the ball as if it were more slippery than Oleo margarine needed something about which to cheer with the halftime scoreboard showing a 15-point deficit. Onto the court walked the school’s new head football coach, David Beaty, microphone in hand, Texas twang at the ready, familiar with the lines that trigger the roars. Column by Tom Keegan

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Gators: KU picked up pressure late

It's hard to say if the Florida Gators got complacent after building a 15-point halftime lead or were just swallowed up by a more intense and passionate Kansas University men's basketball team during the second half of Friday's 71-65 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Strong second half leads KU past Florida

It was layup city for much of the night for the Florida basketball team, which overcame a slow start, built a huge lead and then went ice cold as the 11th-ranked Kansas University men's basketball team stormed its way to a 71-65 victory at rockin' and rollin' Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU confirms hire of David Beaty as new football coach

Clint Bowen staying as defensive coordinator, assistant head coach

A little less than eight hours after the news first surfaced, Kansas University officials confirmed this evening, through a press release, that David Beaty had been hired as the school's 38th football coach.

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Source: David Beaty expected to be named KU's head coach, perhaps as soon as today

It looks as if Texas A&M recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach David Beaty has emerged as the clear leader for the job and may be named the 38th coach in KU history as soon as this afternoon. By Matt Tait

KU’s Wait steps up quickly

Kansas University sophomore Cassie Wait always figured she would wind up playing the libero position in college. She just never expected she would find so much success quite so quickly. By Matt Tait

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Donovan remembers fieldhouse atmosphere

Tonight’s trip to Allen Fieldhouse marks Billy Donovan’s first to the hoops shrine as a head college basketball coach. He’s been here as an assistant, however.

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Jayhawks unimpressed with victory over UIW

Hey, at least the starters didn’t have to play much. Although Kansas University’s women’s basketball team handled Incarnate Word, 68-46, Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse, coach Bonnie Henrickson didn’t find many positives in the win — other than the fact she didn’t have to ask too much of her starting five.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 4, 2014

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.