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Soph WR Neal taking snaps on defense, too

Kansas University wide receiver Derrick Neal admitted earlier this week that he was surprised when the KU coaching staff recently approached him about playing a few snaps on defense. But that did not prevent him from accepting the offer without hesitation. By Matt Tait

Hoops, hope converge at Ladies Night Out event

Kansas University freshman forward Cheick Diallo, whose high school academic credentials continue to be examined by the NCAA Eligibility Center as tipoff for the 2015-16 season nears, showed off some linguistic expertise at Bill Self’s sixth-annual Ladies Night Out cancer benefit Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Stories

Royals beat Blue Jays, will face Mets in World Series

Yoenis Cespedes launching long drives, Lorenzo Cain dashing to catch them. Noah Syndergaard zinging 100 mph heat, Alcides Escobar trying to catch up.

Big 12 to reinstate softball championship

The Big 12 Conference has announced it will reinstate its softball championship beginning with the 2017 season.

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Soph WR Neal taking snaps on defense, too

Kansas University wide receiver Derrick Neal admitted earlier this week that he was surprised when the KU coaching staff recently approached him about playing a few snaps on defense. But that did not prevent him from accepting the offer without hesitation. By Matt Tait

KU fired up for volleyball matchup with mighty Texas

In his 18th season at Kansas University, volleyball coach Ray Bechard couldn’t exactly pinpoint how long it has been since the Jayhawks last beat perennial power Texas. In his mind, the Longhorns have been beating KU “forever.” By Benton Smith

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Hoops, hope converge at Ladies Night Out event

Kansas University freshman forward Cheick Diallo, whose high school academic credentials continue to be examined by the NCAA Eligibility Center as tipoff for the 2015-16 season nears, showed off some linguistic expertise at Bill Self’s sixth-annual Ladies Night Out cancer benefit Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Column: Stingy OSU will test Kansas

Offensive coordinator Rob Likens, true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis, the freshman-heavy receiving corps and Kansas University football’s flawed yet improving offensive line face the sort of heat Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that they haven’t seen yet and won’t see again. By Tom Keegan