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Seldom-used 4-guard lineup coming to a Kansas basketball team near you

Loaded with talented, athletic guards in the backcourt and a hint of uncertainty in its frontcourt, the Kansas men’s basketball team will play plenty of four-guard lineups during the upcoming season. Thursday, at the team's annual media day, KU coach Bill Self explained why and how. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas volleyball throws block party, sweeps Kansas State

Kansas volleyball followed the scouting report, which led to early blocks and ultimately a sweep of Kansas State. Kansas has is 8-1 in its last nine matches against Kansas State.

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Tom Keegan: KU boasts blend of youth, experience

Unlike in professional sports, in college the general manager of a program never needs to worry about the coach back-stabbing him by blaming him for roster shortcomings.

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With D'Andre Banks back at right tackle, KU O-line at its best

Back in August, University of Kansas offensive line coach Zach Yenser made senior tackle D’Andre Banks a promise. Yenser didn’t know when exactly, but the coach told one of his most talented linemen he intended to get Banks back to playing right tackle. By Benton Smith

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Seldom-used 4-guard lineup coming to a Kansas basketball team near you

Loaded with talented, athletic guards in the backcourt and a hint of uncertainty in its frontcourt, the Kansas men’s basketball team will play plenty of four-guard lineups during the upcoming season. Thursday, at the team's annual media day, KU coach Bill Self explained why and how. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks unanimously favored to bring home 13th straight Big 12 title

The Kansas men’s basketball team was a unanimous choice by the Big 12 Conference coaches to repeat as Big 12 champions for the 13th season in a row. That and other notes and nuggets from KU Basketball media day on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse.By Matt Tait

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Bill Self makes good on promise to Scott "Scooter" Ward

Wednesday night, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self made KU academic advisor Scott “Scooter” Ward a lighthearted promise in his hospital room in Kansas City, where he continues to grind through his recovery from recent surgery to repair a torn aorta. By Matt Tait

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KU football dismisses defensive tackle D.J. Williams

The Kansas football defense will have to play the remainder of the season down one defensive lineman. The program dismissed sophomore defensive tackle D.J. Williams this week for a violation of team rules. By Benton Smith

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KU safety Fish Smithson up for Senior CLASS Award

A standout defender for the Kansas football team, senior safety Fish Smithson has earned recognition for his off-the-field abilities, as well. Smithson became one of 30 NCAA FBS student-athletes nominated for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. A standout defender for the Kansas football team, senior safety Fish Smithson has earned recognition for his off-the-field abilities, as well. Smithson became one of 30 NCAA FBS student-athletes nominated for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. By Benton Smith

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KU basketball recruiting notebook: Oct. 13, 2016

A few notes and nuggets from the recruiting trail, where several KU basketball targets in the Class of 2017 and beyond continue to make news. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas volleyball throws block party, sweeps Kansas State

Kansas volleyball followed the scouting report, which led to early blocks and ultimately a sweep of Kansas State. Kansas has is 8-1 in its last nine matches against Kansas State.