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World class: U.S. rallies for win in Games opener

The United States/Kansas University men’s basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first quarter against Turkey to win its World University Games debut, 66-57, at DongKang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Column: Beating Watson a thrill for KU’s Hanna

It’s evident from the stories, photographs and videos posted on KUsports.com by reporter Bobby Nightengale Jr. and photographer Mike Yoder that the Kansas University basketball players are having a blast on their basketball/culture-learning trip to Gwangju, South Korea.

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Team USA relies on intensity

After practicing through tired legs all week, and dealing with jet lag, United States/Kansas University men’s basketball players used their conditioning to their advantage in a 66-57 victory over Turkey on Saturday at DongKang College Gymnasium.

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KU tight end Johnson keeps learning

For the past couple of seasons, Kansas University tight end Ben Johnson had a front-row seat to watch the development of Jimmay Mundine.

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KU football lands one of top cornerbacks in Oklahoma

Class of 2016 target Kyle Mayberry on Saturday orally committed to join the Jayhawks. He becomes the seventh player and second defensive back to commit to KU from the 2016 recruiting class. By Matt Tait

Independence Day abroad has special meaning for Jayhawks

Gwangju, South Korea — Before Saturday, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self and most of his players had never represented the United States in an international basketball tournament.

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U.S. struggles shooting in victory over Turkey

The United States shot just 39 percent from the field in a 66-57 victory over Turkey in its World University Games men’s basketball opener on Friday night at the DongKang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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World class: U.S. rallies for win in Games opener

The United States/Kansas University men’s basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first quarter against Turkey to win its World University Games debut, 66-57, at DongKang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

Column: Kansas QB Ryan Willis turning heads

According to multiple eyewitnesses, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Ryan Willis has been a monster this summer, flashing good leadership skills, tremendous work ethic and his big arm on a regular basis. By Matt Tait