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Tom Keegan: Can Kansas stop Grayson Allen, Duke's top Devil?

Grayson Allen was by far the most popular choice as college basketball’s preseason player of the year and therefore deserves to be called college basketball’s top player until somebody proves otherwise. That helps to explain why Allen is a player Duke-haters love to hate.

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Self still seeking rebounding help as KU prepares for top-ranked Duke

A little less than two weeks ago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self spent 40 minutes watching his team struggle on the glass in an exhibition victory over Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse and followed it up by proclaiming simply, “I think we're a pretty poor rebounding team right now.” Last Friday night in Hawaii, that fact reared its ugly head again and cost Kansas in a 103-99, overtime loss to No. 11 Indiana in the Armed Forces Classic. By Matt Tait

Evening

Winning Strike: Heuchan's goal in OT lifts KU soccer over Missouri

When junior Lois Heuchan fell to the turf and awaited her teammates, tears of joy flooded down her face. As the rest of the Kansas soccer team swarmed in, Heuchan disappeared under the dog pile at the top of the 18-yard box. By Shane Jackson

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Tom Keegan: Can Kansas stop Grayson Allen, Duke's top Devil?

Grayson Allen was by far the most popular choice as college basketball’s preseason player of the year and therefore deserves to be called college basketball’s top player until somebody proves otherwise. That helps to explain why Allen is a player Duke-haters love to hate.

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Trust key for KU in bounce-back effort vs. Duke at Champions Classic

Fresh off of a 30-point performance that added to the legend of his Fearless Frank Mason persona, KU’s senior guard posted a simple message on social media following last week’s season-opening loss to No. 11 Indiana in Honolulu. Trust the process, Mason wrote.By Matt Tait

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 7 KU basketball vs. No. 1 Duke

A look at some of the keys to the KU men's basketball team's 2016-17 Champions Classic showdown against No. 1 Duke, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. By Matt Tait

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Carter Stanley 'pretty efficient' in first career start for Kansas

Redshirt freshman starting again this week

In the minutes following his team’s latest defeat, Kansas football coach David Beaty was not prepared Saturday to immediately grade new starting quarterback Carter Stanley’s performance in a 31-24 home loss to Iowa State. Upon reviewing the game footage, Beaty said Monday the redshirt freshman played a “pretty efficient game” in his first career start. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks drop to No. 7 in latest AP poll

After a season-opening loss against Indiana on Friday, the Kansas Jayhawks dropped four spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

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Frank Mason opens season as Big 12 Player of Week

As a result of willing the Kansas basketball team to overtime against Indiana Friday in Honolulu, and tying his career-high with 30 points prior to fouling out, KU senior point guard Frank Mason opened the season as the Big 12’s Player of the Week.

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KU women drop season opener to Missouri State, 87-64

The Kansas women’s basketball team trailed for most its season opener Sunday, taking every punch that Missouri State threw its way through three quarters. The same can’t be said for the fourth quarter. By Evan Riggs