Stories for September 2015


Wednesday, September 30

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Transfer Dwight Coleby tears ACL

It won’t impact the Kansas University basketball team’s on-the-court lineup, but coach Bill Self announced Wednesday one of his Jayhawks suffered a season-ending injury.

KU golfers win Badger Invitational

Kansas Univeristy’s Chase Hanna and Daniel Hudson tied for third, and the Jayhawks’ men’s golf team won the Badger Invitational on Tuesday.

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Eudora’s Ballock has successful surgery

Major-college prospect Mitchell Ballock, a 6-foot-4 junior combo guard from Eudora High, had successful surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, his mom told the Journal-World. By Gary Bedore

Tuesday, September 29

NCAA penalizes Brown, SMU

The NCAA banned the SMU men’s basketball team from postseason play Tuesday, suspended coach Larry Brown for nine games and took away nine scholarships over the next three seasons, after concluding that he lied to its investigators and ignored a case of academic fraud involving one of his players.

Column: Eights are wild for Jerry Waugh

Driving a wooden peg into the ground, putting a dimpled golf ball on top of it, taking dead aim with a stick from 140 yards a way and hitting it so precisely that it drops into a hole in the ground that measures 4.25 inches in diameter isn’t supposed to be as easy as Alvamar Country Club fixture Jerry Waugh makes it look. By Tom Keegan

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QB Cozart comfortable with game planning

Sniffling and congested but still smiling, as he always seems to be, Kansas University quarterback Montell Cozart met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the Jayhawks’ upcoming battle with Iowa State. By Matt Tait

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Larry Brown again in trouble with NCAA

Former Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown, now the head coach at SMU, again is in trouble with the NCAA and, according to reports, is expected to be suspended for 30 percent of SMU's games during the upcoming season.

KU-Baylor set for 11 a.m. kickoff

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday morning that the Oct. 10 game in Lawrence between Kansas and Baylor would kick off at 11 a.m. and be televised on FOX Sports 1.

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Fond memory: Beaty: Mangino saw something in me

This Saturday, for the second season in a row, Iowa State offensive coordinator Mark Mangino, who spent eight years as the head coach at Kansas University, will look across the sideline and see a man he once hired running the show for the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Column: ISU no cupcake, but rest are brutal

Stop me if this sounds familiar, but the next opponent on the Kansas University football schedule presents the best opportunity for a Jayhawks victory of all remaining games. By Tom Keegan

Kansas golf one shot back at Wisconsin

Kansas University’s men’s golf team moved within one stroke of overall leader Miami of Ohio after Round Two of the Badger Invitational on Monday.

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Monday, September 28

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Ford out, Cozart to start at QB Saturday at Iowa State

Kansas University football coach David Beaty revealed on Monday morning's Big 12 coaches teleconference that junior quarterback Deondre Ford, who started last week's loss at Rutgers in place of the ailing Montell Cozart, was out for this Saturday's game at Iowa State because of the injured thumb he suffered at Rutgers.

KU tennis 4-1 in Little Rock

Kansas University tennis won four of five matches on the final day of the Little Rock Invitational on Sunday.

KU men’s golf in 2nd at Badger

Kansas University’s Chase Hanna and Charlie Hillier are tied for third, and the Jayhawks are in second place in the team race after the first round Sunday of the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course.

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Morris twins’ ‘circus’ today

The Morris twins — Markieff and Marcus, who both like to talk — figure to be stars of their Media Day festivities today in NBA cities Phoenix and Detroit, respectively. By Gary Bedore

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Fresh start: Jayhawks have high hopes for Big 12

The record shows a rough start in which the Kansas University football team has been outscored 123-75 through three games and just completed its first winless nonconference run since 1988. But the Jayhawks are not discouraged. By Matt Tait

Sunday, September 27

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Self, Ellis tapped fifth-best college duo lists Bill Self and Perry Ellis as the fifth-best player/coach duo in college basketball heading into the 2015-16 season.

Two Jayhawks to play for titles

Two Kansas University tennis players will compete today for singles championships.

KU volleyball improves to 14-0

Kansas University’s volleyball team remained perfect Saturday with a 25-21, 25-18, 26-24 victory over TCU.

Saturday, September 26

Game balls and gassers: KU at Rutgers

Quarterback Montell Cozart. His voice was so gravelly, his nose so plugged from the flu after the game that he had trouble making himself heard. He didn’t start the game, but when Deondre Ford went down with a thumb injury, Cozart entered and completed 13 of 18 passes for 193 yards and did not throw an interception. 

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Rutgers RBs cruise versus Kansas

Norries Wilson, permanent running backs coach and temporary head coach for the Rutgers football program, didn’t complain about defeating Kansas University, 27-14, Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, but he didn’t do a lot of bragging either. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Mistakes cost KU rare shot at 2015 victory

Playing so short-handed in terms of depth, talent and experience, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty’s stated goal was for his team to become the smartest football team in America.So far, not so good on that front. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: David Beaty addresses KU's QB situation

With one quarterback out with an injury and another playing under the weather, Saturday's 27-14 loss at Rutgers seemed like a golden opportunity for Kansas University football coach David Beaty to continue to mix true freshman Ryan Willis into the fold at the game's most important and visible position. By Matt Tait

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KU's road woes continue as illness impacts starting lineup

Whether you're talking about the camp that believes there's hope or the one that simply insists 2015 will go down as another rough year in a long line of colossal Kansas University football failures, the two sides probably can agree on one thing — it's hard to win without a quarterback. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks fall to 0-3 with loss at Rutgers

The Kansas football team trailed throughout a 27-14 loss at Rutgers Saturday, a defeat that marked the program’s 34th setback in a row away from Memorial Stadium.

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GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-Rutgers football game

A game-day breakdown of Kansas University's game Saturday at Rutgers By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis claims four singles wins

Kansas University claimed four singles victories in two tennis tournaments on Friday.

Kansas soccer blanks SDSU, 3-0

Ashley Pankey scored two goals in the final 12 minutes as Kansas University pulled away from a scoreless halftime tie to claim a 3-0 soccer victory over South Dakota State on Friday night at Rock Chalk Park.

Column: Losing streak becomes a monster

The Kansas University football program has arrived at the birthplace of college football to bury a monster, otherwise known as a 33-game losing streak in games played outside of Lawrence.

Eudora’s Ballock may miss season

Major-college prospect Mitchell Ballock of Eudora High will have surgery Monday in Lawrence to repair a torn labrum in his left (shooting) shoulder. It is likely the 6-foot-4 combo guard will miss his entire junior season.

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Ellis, Jayhawks survive another Boot Camp

It seems like only yesterday that Perry Ellis was completing his first basketball Boot Camp at Kansas University.

Jayhawks recall close calls

During the Kansas University football program’s 33-game losing streak away from Lawrence, which has spanned seven seasons and 12 states since that Sept. 12 victory at UTEP in 2009, there have been a handful of close calls along the way that could have stopped the number of consecutive road losses from climbing out of control.

Friday, September 25

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Column: Weis history, but skid lives on

Saturday was supposed to be a triumphant homecoming for Charlie Weis, who 26 years ago led Franklin High to a New Jersey state championship. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas football headed to college game’s birthplace

Although the focus will be on trying to win Saturday’s game, Kansas University football coach David Beaty said earlier this week that he had talked to his team about the significance of this weekend’s stage. By Matt Tait

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KU hoops notebook: Bolden not visiting KU this weekend after all

Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10 senior basketball center from DeSoto (Texas) High, will not take his scheduled visit to Kansas University this weekend, reports. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, September 23

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Texas forward lists KU on his final eight

Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound senior forward from St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, who is ranked No. 20 in the Class of 2016 by, on Wednesday listed his eight finalists on Twitter.

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KU’s Shaw to find familiar territory

Although his focus is almost entirely on preparing for Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Rutgers and doing everything he can to help the Kansas University football team come away with a victory, KU junior Tevin Shaw will be facing a win-win scenario this weekend.

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Column: Jayhawks’ offense looking to improve

A football team that doesn’t complete down-field passes faces defenses that have the advantage of forever playing as if it’s in the red zone, crowding the short field with bodies.

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KU clips KSU in Big 12 volleyball opener

Kansas University’s volleyball accomplishments to date — best start (12-0) and top national ranking (No. 15) in school history — looked good on the team’s NCAA Tournament résumé, but in actuality meant little to the Jayhawk players entering Wednesday’s match against Kansas State.

Tuesday, September 22

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Jayhawks stress execution during week off

The Kansas University football program was back on the practice field Tuesday, preparing for Saturday’s road game against Rutgers and armed with some fresh material with which to work. By Matt Tait

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Even Mason finds boot camp a grind

Even somebody as finely-tuned and well-conditioned as Frank Mason III has to prepare himself mentally for Bill Self’s Kansas University Basketball Boot Camp. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Kick (not) off: Bartollota, Wyman are perfect on season

Team Imperfect has been Team Perfect in the kicking department. Meet Mr. and Mr. Perfect, aka Nick Bartolotta and Matthew Wyman. By Tom Keegan

KU golfer Welle wins in Colorado

Kansas University senior golfer Ben Welle won Ram Masters Invitational on Tuesday.

KU’s Havili named Big 12 player of week

The national leader in assists, Kansas University sophomore setter Ainise Havili, was named Big 12 Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday after guiding the Jayhawks to a 12-0 start to the season.

Kawinpakorn wins OU tourney

Kansas University senior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn won her third career individual title at the Schooner Classic Monday.

Welle leads Ram Masters at CSU

Ben Welle continued the Kansas men’s golf team’s hot season start after day one of the Ram Masters Invitational. Welle’s 6-under 134 gave him a three-shot lead over Kyler Dunkle of Colorado State.

Monday, September 21

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Svi now stronger, more vocal for KU

A bit on the shy side during his freshman year at Kansas University, 18-year-old Ukraine native Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is communicating more freely and fluently this semester. By Gary Bedore

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On the road again, KU hopes to end streak

If the Kansas University football program hopes to rid itself of that ugly road losing streak that currently sits at 33 consecutive setbacks away from Lawrence, this week’s game at Rutgers — 11 a.m. Saturday — might represent its best chance of 2015. By Matt Tait

Sunday, September 20

Golf postponed

Stormy weather forced postponement of the second round of the Schooner Women’s Golf Classic on Sunday. Rounds 2 and 3 will be played today.

KU tennis team falls

The Kansas University women’s tennis duo of Maria Jose Cardona and Summer Collins fell in the semifinals of the Midland Invitational on Sunday, 6-4 to Texas Tech’s Sabrina Federici and Felicity Malthy.

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Self kicks off Kansas’ Boot Camp

Bill Self’s 13th basketball Boot Camp at Kansas University is off to a rousing start. by Gary Bedore

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Off & running: Kansas running back Kinner making most of shot

Before Kansas University landed arguably the best player on the 2015 football roster, former KU defensive back Patrick Resby believed so much in the ability of current KU running back Ke’aun (pronounced KEY-on) Kinner that he was not about to leave it to chance that Kinner would be discovered. By Matt Tait

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Column: Diallo’s potential impact: 1 seed

Late last month, Bill Self said he didn’t expect to hear anything conclusive from the NCAA Eligibility Center about prize recruit Cheick Diallo’s eligibility for the upcoming season until mid-September, “at the earliest.” So it’s too early to panic, but not premature to wonder what Kansas University’s experienced basketball team might look like with and without the 6-foot-9, 220-pound freshman from Kayes, Mali, Africa. By Tom Keegan

KU tennis duo reaches semis

Kansas University’s Maria Jose Cardona and Summer Collins advanced to the semifinal round of the Midland Invitational with a 6-3 victory over TCU’s Seda Arantekin and Alexis Pereira on Saturday.

Kansas golfer sets 2 records

Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn set a Kansas University 18-hole record and a Schooner Classic record for score versus par when she surged into the lead of the Classic on Saturday at the par-71 Belmar Golf Club.

KU volleyball nearly perfect

Jayhawks drop just 3 sets in noncon season

Kansas University’s volleyball team could not have played much better than it did during the 2015 nonconference season. By Gary Bedore

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Ex-KU coach Terry Allen stays connected

After 35 years in the coaching ranks, including a five-year stint at the helm of Kansas University’s football program from 1997-2001, Terry Allen is not calling plays from the sidelines this fall.

KU scholars say 'front porch' athletics programs often have unsustainable funding

Scandal-embroiled Rutgers, which KU happens to play Saturday in football, is one case study

Power Five schools — Kansas University included — generally make plenty of money off sports to sustain their respective athletics programs. Between television contracts, ticket sales and donations, KU and its fellow large-conference universities have healthy and sustainable funding models, a KU scholar says. In contrast, health, sport and exercise sciences assistant professor Jordan Bass’ recently published research focuses on a different category of schools: those that are questing for the same high level of athletics recognition but may not have the funding to back it up. By Sara Shepherd

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Boot Camp awaits Jayhawks

New Cleveland Cavaliers center Sasha Kaun is a proud four-year graduate of Kansas University ... and KU’s Basketball Boot Camp.

Saturday, September 19

KU doubles duo moves on to quarters

Kansas University’s tennis team opened its fall season Friday as Maria Jose Cardona and Summer Collins competed in doubles and singles matches in the Midland Invitational.

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KU volleyball surges to 11-0

At 11-0, Kansas University’s volleyball team is off to the best start in school history. By Gary Bedore

Friday, September 18

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Local Joe: Free State grad Dineen aims to rebuild tradition

Though obviously essential, preseason football practices can get a bit repetitive. The drills. The heat. The lack of Saturday payoff in the form of a game. By Benton Smith

Kansas soccer defeats Arkansas in overtime

After going more than four seasons without coming from behind to win a match, Kansas University’s soccer team did it for the second time in two games, defeating Arkansas, 2-1, Thursday in the third minute of the first overtime period with a header from senior Ashley Williams.

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Blue-chip forwards visit today

Kansas University’s basketball team, which will lose at least three frontcourt players in seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson after the 2015-16 season, welcomes a pair of blue-chip high school forwards to campus today for weekend recruiting visits. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, September 17

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Blue Ribbon Yearbook ranks Jayhawks No. 5

Blue Ribbon Yearbook has ranked Kansas University’s basketball team No. 5 in the country in its preseason Top 25 poll which was released on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, September 16

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Column: Rutgers will be arresting foe

Six arrested Rutgers football players, two charged in a home invasion, four with assault, have been dismissed from the team in the past two weeks. By Tom Keegan

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Catch 12: Dozen wideouts have seen field

Through the first two games of the 2015 season — home losses to South Dakota State and Memphis — offensive coordinator Rob Likens and the rest of his staff have seen as many as eight or nine wide receivers in a single game on a regular basis. By Matt Tait

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Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood to miss Sept. 26 KU game while serving suspension

According to a Wednesday afternoon report from, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has been suspended three games and fined $50,000 after a university investigation found Flood responsible for rules violations and a string of off-the-field issues involving a few of his players.

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Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib opens NFL season with AFC Player of the Week honor

Former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Denver's season-opening victory over Baltimore last weekend.

Tuesday, September 15

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KU defense off to rough start

Through two weeks of the 2015 season, the numbers back up what Kansas University football fans have seen with their own eyes — the KU defense is off to a rough start.

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TSN ranks Jayhawks preseason No. 1

The Sporting News 2015-16 college basketball preview yearbook, which hits newsstands next Tuesday, has ranked Kansas University No. 1 in its preseason Top 10.

Column: Toughness of Bowen clearly evident

Poll Lawrence residents as to where they saw Charlie Weis during his short stay in Lawrence and the answer, aside from the football complex, is bound to include one of two places.

Kawinpakorn ties for 10th

Kansas University women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn fired a final round of 2-over 74 and tied for 10th place in the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday at Minikahda Club.

Kansas golfers in 12th place

Kansas University’s women’s golf team sits in 12th place after the first two rounds of the Minnesota Invitational.

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Elite big men on campus this weekend

A pair of elite high school basketball big men will be making official recruiting visits to Kansas University this weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Ken Berry writes second chapter

Break with the crack of the bat, gracefully sprint toward the center-field wall, look over his shoulder and catch a baseball that everyone on hand with a scorebook and pencil already had marked a double? Easy. Same for catching up to a pass thrown by a college quarterback. But write a book? And not a scorebook, but a novel? By Tom Keegan

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Undeterred: Beaty, team still excited about season

At 0-2 heading into its lone bye week of the 2015 season, the Kansas University football team sits in a position that many people expected before the season began. By Matt Tait

Monday, September 14

KU's Stigler, Albers earn top awards

NCAA 400 hurdles track champion Michael Stigler and three-time NCAA volleyball tournament participant Chelsea Albers were selected as Kansas University’s male and female athletes of the year at Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at the Lied Center.

Kansas soccer takes 2OT win

Kansas University freshman Grace Hagan netted the golden goal and added an assist to help the Jayhawks rally for a 2-1, double-overtime soccer victory over Colorado College on Sunday at Stewart Field.

KU men’s golf fifth at Duke

Connor Peck tied for 12th to pace Kansas University’s men’s golf team to a fifth-place team finish at the Rod Myers Invitational on Sunday at the Duke Golf Club.

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Mr. Assists: Aaron Miles thrilled to join staff

An unselfish, pass-first point guard, 2005 Kansas University graduate Aaron Miles remains the program’s leader in assists with 954. In this day and age of increasing NBA early entry, it’s a record that may stand a long time.By Gary Bedore

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Kansas LB Roberts puts on show

More than an hour before recording a career-high nine tackles during Kansas University’s 55-23 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, KU junior Marcquis Roberts put on a show of a different kind. By Matt Tait

Sunday, September 13

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Column: Kansas’ defense needs stability

No matter the level of effort and creativity of the scheming, Kansas University’s football team could play its way into the record books. By Tom Keegan

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KU picks up commitment from 2017 RB Dom Williams

Despite Saturday's loss to Memphis, the Jayhawks got some good news over the weekend when they picked up an oral commitment from 2017 prospect Dominic Williams, a 5-foot-9, 186-pound running back from Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Memphis

Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

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Notebook: Juco transfer QB Ford takes snaps; Dineen starts

One week after sending true freshman Ryan Willis into the game to relieve starting quarterback Montell Cozart for a couple of plays, Kansas University coach David Beaty went a different direction during Saturday’s 55-23 loss to Memphis at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

KU volleyball improves to 9-0

Kansas University’s volleyball team remained undefeated with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-16 victory over Marquette on Saturday in the Pistol Pete Showdown.

KU golfers 8th in Carolina

Kansas University’s men’s golf team was eighth out of 14 teams Saturday after the second round of the Rod Myers Invitational. The Jayhawks were 20 strokes behind leader Wake Forest.

Saturday, September 12

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Tigers ‘didn’t panic’ early

Memphis’ explosive football team, which scored 63 points in its season-opener last week against Missouri State, didn’t fret after falling behind 10-0 to Kansas University on Saturday night in Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Montell Cozart's old problems return

Junior quarterback Montell Cozart’s mostly strong showing in Kansas University’s season-opening loss inspired cautious optimism regarding his future. The caution came from the caliber of the opponent and begged the question of how Cozart’s improvement would translate against a faster defense. The answer came Saturday night: Not very well. By Tom Keegan

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Mauled: Tigers handle Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium

It seemed inevitable that it would come to this. The Kansas University football team's shift to an up-tempo, Air Raid offense, though more exciting for the Memorial Stadium crowd of 37,798 to watch, became the Jayhawks' biggest problem during Saturday's 55-23 loss to Memphis, as the Tigers took advantage of several short KU drives and wore down the out-manned and overmatched Kansas defense. By Matt Tait

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Memphis blows out Kansas football

Despite an early 10-point lead against favored Memphis, the Kansas football team, early in a major rebuilding project, couldn’t keep up with the Tigers the rest of Saturday night’s 55-23 loss at Memorial Stadium.

Wyoming downs KU soccer, 2-1

Wyoming sophomore Kimmy Burbank scored two goals to power the Cowgirls to a 2-1 college soccer victory over Kansas University on Friday at the Madrid Soccer Complex.

KU volleyball wins a pair

Kansas University took a four-set victory over Northern Colorado, then swept Wyoming to open the Pistol Pete’s Showdown volleyball tournament on Friday at the UniWyo Sports Complex.

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Jo Jo White joins Hall of Fame

Dressed impeccably in dark suit and gray spotted tie, silk handkerchief in his left pocket, Jo Jo White stood tall and proud Friday night on the stage of the Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. By Gary Bedore

Beaty looking for more from defensive ends

Although senior Ben Goodman and true freshman Dorrance Armstrong recorded two of Kansas University’s three sacks during last week’s season-opening loss to South Dakota State, the play of KU’s defensive ends as a whole was a source of disappointment for the Kansas coaching staff. By Matt Tait

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GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-Memphis football game

A gameday breakdown of the Kansas University-Memphis football showdown. By Matt Tait

Friday, September 11

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Column: Beak Attack II a distinct possibility

Saturday is band day at Memorial Stadium, where Kansas University plays Memphis for a 6 p.m. kickoff. Do you suppose the Jayhawks’ marching band will unveil a formation of a Wildcat blowing a layup?

Bill Self honored

Kansas University coach Bill Self on Thursday received the 2015 Mannie Jackson — Basketball Human Spirit Award at the Hall of Fame Reunion Dinner in Massachusetts. Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith also received the honor. For more on that honor read Wednesday’s J-W story at

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Jo Jo White to enter Hall tonight

As of tonight, Jo Jo White will no longer be referred to as “the greatest player not in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.”

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Beaty offers praise for special teams

All offseason, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty drilled into the psyche of his players, assistant coaches and anyone else who would listen the importance of special teams for the Jayhawks’ chances this season.

Thursday, September 10

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Miles named to KU basketball staff

Kansas University all-time assists leader Aaron Miles, who worked Bill Self’s camps in June and spent a lot of time in the KU basketball offices all summer, has been named a full-time member of the Jayhawk hoops staff.

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Zenger, Beaty familiar with Memphis’ Fuente

In the fall of 2005, newly named Illinois State athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who now holds the same position at Kansas, wandered out to an ISU football practice and could not believe his eyes.

Column: Jayhawks’ Parmalee proving his worth

Tre’ Parmalee became the first player in the Charlie Weis era to make a commitment to attend Kansas University on a football scholarship.

Wednesday, September 9

Self to be honored

Kansas University coach Bill Self tonight will be awarded the 2015 Mannie Jackson — Basketball Human Spirit Award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Reunion Dinner in Massachusetts. Others to receive the honor: Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith.

Aaron Miles joins KU's basketball staff

Point guard named assistant director of student-athlete development

Aaron Miles has joined KU's basketball staff.

Kawinpakorn, KU take 7th in golf

Kansas University senior Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn tied for seventh overall, and the Jayhawks placed seventh in the team standings at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Women’s Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Colbert Hills Golf Club.

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Stop losses: KU football focuses on missed tackles

For all of the obvious shortcomings and handful of encouraging positives that came from last week’s 41-38, season-opening loss to South Dakota State, the one area that might be most important for Kansas University’s football team is how the Jayhawks address missed tackles. By Matt Tait

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Markieff shrugs off $10K fine; recruiting goes 'live'

Former Kansas University power forward Markieff Morris of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday was fined $10,000 by the NBA league office for publicly demanding to be traded. By Gary Bedore

Column: K-State apology sorry excuse for an apology

One of these centuries, people will realize that the cover-up and accompanying non-apology apologies are always worse than the original transgression. By Tom Keegan

Tuesday, September 8

K-State president's letter to band

This is the text of the electronic letter that Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz issued to members of the K-State Marching Band on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

KU women’s golf tied for seventh

The Kansas University women’s golf team is tied for seventh with Arkansas-Little Rock at the end of day one of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.

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Athlon picks Jayhawks No. 6 in preseason magazine

Kansas University’s basketball team is ranked No. 6 in Athlon Sports’ preseason Top 25 poll, the magazine’s staff announced Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Underdogs: Beaty acknowledges KU must prove oddsmakers wrong

On Monday morning’s Big 12 football coaches teleconference, Kansas University football coach David Beaty admitted that he pays no mind to the betting lines released each week for the dozens of college football games around the country. Having said that, Beaty, at least for now, also doesn’t mind what they say.By Matt Tait

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Column: Taking a hit helped Cozart settle in

Make quick reads and if nothing presents itself, tuck it and run. A simpler offense, the thinking on the part of the new Kansas University football staff went, would result in Montell Cozart using his speed more often. One game into the season, a 41-38 loss to South Dakota State, that’s pretty much how it played out. By Tom Keegan

Monday, September 7

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Texas prep Fox to visit for Late Night

De’Aaron Fox, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from Cypress Lakes High in Katy, Texas, will attend the Oct. 9 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Fast start: KU football vows to pick up pace

Saturday’s 41-38 loss by the Kansas University football team to FCS foe South Dakota State left a bitter and disappointed taste in the mouths of the Jayhawks. But not solely because of the final score. By Matt Tait

Sunday, September 6

Kansas soccer falls in OT again

Overtime has not been kind to Kansas University’s soccer team through its first six games. By Chris Duderstadt

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Column: Early returns not all bad

Once the anger dust settled after Kansas' season-opening football loss, a few exciting signs remained. Not enough to make KU the favorite in any game for the rest of the season, but enough to believe the Jayhawks could compete in a few and play entertaining football in the process. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks double-digit underdogs for Week 2 vs. Memphis

The Kansas University football team, which fell, 41-38, to FCS foe South Dakota State in the season opener last Saturday, finds itself as a double-digit underdog for Week 2 against the visiting Memphis Tigers.

KU volleyball stops UMKC

Kansas University’s volleyball team earned its fifth sweep after defeating UMKC, 25-17, 25-23, 25-16, Saturday in Horseji Family Athletics Center to round out the Kansas Invitational.

Saturday, September 5

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Jackrabbits nab first victory over FBS team

After several close calls, FCS program South Dakota State has finally defeated a bigger Football Bowl Subdivision school. The Jackrabbits, who lost to Minnesota by three points in 2009, Nebraska and Kansas by 14 points in 2010 and 2012, and Missouri by 20 tallies last season, improved to 1-7 all-time as a Division I program against the FBS by outlasting KU, 41-38, on Saturday in steamy Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. South Dakota State

Junior running back Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. 

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Notebook: RB Ke'aun Kinner impresses in KU debut

Add junior Ke'aun Kinner's name to the list of recent Kansas University running backs who turned in one heck of a game in their Jayhawk debuts. By Matt Tait

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Unfashionable late: Jayhawks drop season opener to South Dakota State

Game-ending fumbled snap ruins Cozart's outing

They say sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can start to climb back up. And even by Kansas University football standards, Saturday's 41-38 loss to South Dakota State in front of a crowd of 30,144 at Memorial Stadium was a stop at the bottom floor. By Matt Tait

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Column: David Beaty disappointed, but not discouraged

The often sloppy, never dull season-opener revealed enough to draw three conclusions about David Beaty’s first Kansas University football team as head coach. First, it might not win a game. Second, it won’t ever quit trying, no matter how discouraging the scoreboard. Third, Beaty isn’t going to peer out from under his baseball cap looking for someone to blame. By Tom Keegan

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David Beaty era opens with 41-38 loss to South Dakota St.

The first game of the David Beaty era got off to a slow start Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and despite the Kansas football team’s second-half showing giving the Jayhawks some hope, South Dakota State marred the first-year coach’s debut with a 41-38 road win.

Santa Clara soccer tops KU, 1-0

Kansas University’s soccer team dropped its home opener Friday at Rock Chalk Park, losing to Santa Clara, 1-0, in double overtime.

KU volleyball's Bechard joins 300 club

Pam Bechard, wife of 18th-year Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard, gave her husband a homework assignment Thursday night — a day before KU’s 3-0 sweep of Western Illinois and Duke in always-electric Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

KU seeks experience, opening win

The lack of experience on Kansas University’s football team has been well documented throughout the offseason.

Friday, September 4

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GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-South Dakota State football game

A game-day breakdown of Saturday's Kansas-South Dakota State football game By Matt Tait

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OC Likens can’t wait to reveal Air Raid offense

First-year Kansas University offensive coordinator Rob Likens has been waiting for Saturday’s season opener against South Dakota State for a long time. By Matt Tait

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Column: Bowen expects defense to be tested by SDSU

Clint Bowen has the best permanent job he ever has had, is getting paid more than he ever has and is working for a friend in first-year head coach David Beaty. Just as is the case with offensive coordinator Rob Likens, he’s heading a unit that lacks experience and, even more so, depth. By Tom Keegan

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Juco coach touts new walk-on Clay Young

Kelley Newton, who starred in both football and basketball at Kansas City Wyandotte High in the mid 1990s, would like to have attended a certain university just down the road from his childhood home. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, September 2

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KU basketball adds walk-on Young

Clay Young, who has been a Kansas University basketball fan “since a really young age, as long as I can remember,” now gets to play hoops for his beloved Jayhawks.

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Jayhawks seek right emotional state

During last Saturday’s game day simulation, which featured the Jayhawks suiting up in full uniform and running through everything from taking the field to pregame warm-ups and the opening coin toss, co-captain Ben Goodman caught a glimpse of something he did not quite expect.

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Column: Winning’s the key to better football attendance

One good omen for the Kansas University football team can be found in the broadcast booth for Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff against South Dakota State.

Clay Young added to KU basketball team as walk-on

Former Lansing High, KCK Community College forward officially joins Jayhawks squad

Former Lansing High standout Clay Young has been added to KU's basketball team as a walk-on

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CB Boateng dismissed from KU football program

Four days before the 2015 season opener against South Dakota State, Kansas University football coach David Beaty has dismissed cornerback Matthew Boateng (far left in above photo) from the team. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, September 1

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Transfer Coleby faces year of practice, not play

Bahamas forward says he'll be working on 'everything' this season

Former Ole Miss power forward Dwight Coleby knows it’s going to be extremely difficult to practice, but not play in games during his red-shirt transfer season at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

Parker receives conference honor

Kansas freshman midfielder Parker Roberts has been honored by the Big 12 Conference as the Freshman Player of the Week.

KU’s Saggau leads Jayhawk women to Bob Timmons Classic win

With a team loaded with juniors and sophomores, Kansas University cross country Stanley Redwine is eager to see what kind of strides his women’s team can make now that the Jayhawks have some experience under their belts.

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Column: Decisions, decisions, decisions

Kansas trails by two points with two seconds remaining and has the ball on South Dakota State’s 18-yard line. A decision will have to be made whether to send Matthew Wyman, the kicker with the stronger foot, or Nick Bartolotta, the more accurate kicker on short distances, to attempt the 35-yard field goal. By Tom Keegan

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Uncharted: Jayhawks working without depth chart

Kansas University defensive end Ben Goodman, a senior, projected starter and co-captain, has not actually seen KU’s two-deep depth chart with his own eyes. And that does not make him much different from anyone else. By Matt Tait

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Kansas State students asked to sign sportsmanship pledge

Kansas State students will have to sign a sportsmanship pledge before they can pick up their tickets for sporting events this year.