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KU's Frank Mason III laments bouncing first pitch at KU Day at The K

There was a lot of hype and, yes, even a few nerves in the hours leading up to Kansas point guard Frank Mason III throwing out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium before Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. But when all was said and done, the KU senior from Petersburg, Virginia survived. Barely. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

Jayhawks appreciate details as fans watch open practice

If David Beaty’s plan comes to fruition, his Kansas players will exit preseason camp more football savvy than when they arrived. In an effort to make the Jayhawks a smarter team, the second-year coach made a point this week to simulate as many specific game scenarios as possible. The KU faithful who made it out to Memorial Stadium Saturday morning for Fan Appreciation Day got to witness exactly what the coach meant. By Benton Smith

Stories

KU soccer tops Marquette

Freshman Mandi Duggan scored her first career goal, and Kansas’ soccer team claimed its first victory of the season, 1-0 on Sunday night at Rock Chalk Park.

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David Beaty: Jayhawks need to give fans reason to fill Memorial Stadium

Every time the Kansas football team plays a home game, head coach David Beaty would like to see Memorial Stadium filled to capacity, with more than 50,000 spectators cramming into the nearly century-old venue. The second-year coach also understands the struggling program has a lot of work to do before that vision comes close to reality. By Benton Smith

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Chris Thompson ties for 44th in News Sentinel Open

Former Kansas All-American Chris Thompson finished tied for 44th in the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., pushing his web.com tour season earnings to $18,879.

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KU's Frank Mason III laments bouncing first pitch at KU Day at The K

There was a lot of hype and, yes, even a few nerves in the hours leading up to Kansas point guard Frank Mason III throwing out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium before Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. But when all was said and done, the KU senior from Petersburg, Virginia survived. Barely. By Matt Tait