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Tom Keegan: Teammates, coach weigh in on Landen Lucas' struggles

Kansas senior center Landen Lucas hasn’t been brought to recent media-availability sessions, which generally are reserved for players who aren’t battling slumps, so the “What’s wrong with Landen?” questions have fallen to others to answer.

Evening

KU freshman Josh Jackson, head coach Bill Self on same page through 6 games

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be the first to tell you that having a 6-foot-8, wildly athletic and ultra-versatile player to experiment with during the 2016-17 season already has been an absolute joy. By Matt Tait

Night

Outright Big 12 volleyball champ Kansas plays second fiddle to Texas in NCAA Tournament seeding

Kansas (26-2, 15-1) drew the fifth overall seed, highest in school history, in the NCAA volleyball tournament and had legitimate reason to feel slighted. Texas (22-4, 14-2), which finished second to Kansas in the Big 12 standings, was seeded No. 4 overall, which means that if it wins its first two matches it will the be host school for the regional in which the Jayhawks are competing.

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Starting role gives KU's Lagerald Vick a boost of confidence

Coming off a freshman year in which he played just 91 minutes in 19 games, Kansas guard Lagerald Vick said Monday that he had no idea he would be quite this comfortable nearly this quickly during his second season with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Kelsie Payne named Big 12's Player of the Year

After leading the Kansas volleyball team to its first Big 12 title in program history, junior outside hitter Kelsie Payne was picked as the conference's Player of the Year, highlighting a long list of Jayhawks to earn postseason honors, announced Monday.

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First Amendment scholars question KU’s immediate discipline of cheerleaders connected to ‘Kkk go trump’ social media post

On Monday, the four spirit squad members remained suspended from performing with the squad

Constitutional law experts say the University of Kansas may have acted too quickly in publicly disciplining four cheerleaders linked to a social media post that some people interpreted as racist. “This is a classic example of ready, fire, aim — they punished these kids before they had any evidence."

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Tom Keegan: Teammates, coach weigh in on Landen Lucas' struggles

Kansas senior center Landen Lucas hasn’t been brought to recent media-availability sessions, which generally are reserved for players who aren’t battling slumps, so the “What’s wrong with Landen?” questions have fallen to others to answer.

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Tom Keegan: Four victories best bet for KU football in 2017

The Kansas football program made legitimate progress at the end of the season. KU went 1-2 against its final foes, Iowa State, Texas and Kansas State, with an average score of Opponents 29, Kansas 22. A year ago, against the same three schools, the numbers were Opponents 47, Kansas 16. Much offseason work remains to keep the arrow pointing upward. By Tom Keegan