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Hull of a hire

First-year KU football assistant Tony Hull tapping into Louisiana roots

During his first four months on the job, Kansas University running-backs coach Tony Hull’s deep connection to his hometown of New Orleans has paid off more quickly than expected for the rebuilding Jayhawks.

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Second chance: MSU transfer Malik Newman, KU ‘perfect marriage’

Former Mississippi State basketball guard Malik Newman, who admittedly was in a great mood Friday after announcing plans to transfer to Kansas University, laughed into his cell phone upon hearing a question he particularly embraced. “Did you ask if this was a great marriage? I like that. I think it’ll be a perfect marriage. Can I use that?” Newman asked a Journal-World reporter after making what he called at least a two-year commitment to KU. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Newman decision helps KU even more this time

Malik Newman commits to Kansas University out of high school, and the internet breaks, the Mass Street bars sell out of legal beverages, and every baby boy born in Lawrence for the next six months is named Malik.

KU’s Levy earns Olympic trip

One Kansas University track and field athlete has earned a trip to the Rio Olympics, while others still have a chance.

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Howard happy to welcome Newman

Kansas University basketball assistant Jerrance Howard, who had spent two years recruiting Mississippi high school phenom Malik Newman, remembers the disappointment felt on April 24, 2015 — the day Rivals.com’s No. 8-rated player announced for Mississippi State over KU and Kentucky.

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Hull of a hire

First-year KU football assistant Tony Hull tapping into Louisiana roots

During his first four months on the job, Kansas University running-backs coach Tony Hull’s deep connection to his hometown of New Orleans has paid off more quickly than expected for the rebuilding Jayhawks.

Tease photo

Second chance: MSU transfer Malik Newman, KU ‘perfect marriage’

Former Mississippi State basketball guard Malik Newman, who admittedly was in a great mood Friday after announcing plans to transfer to Kansas University, laughed into his cell phone upon hearing a question he particularly embraced. “Did you ask if this was a great marriage? I like that. I think it’ll be a perfect marriage. Can I use that?” Newman asked a Journal-World reporter after making what he called at least a two-year commitment to KU. By Gary Bedore

Woodland tied for 2nd in Reno

Greg Chalmers birdied five of his last eight holes to take a two-point lead in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event.