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Evening

KU quarterbacks not progressing like David Beaty hoped

David Beaty possesses no “magic little answer.” If the head coach could “sprinkle some dust” on a quarterback and fix the Kansas football team’s offensive tribulations he would. At the midway mark of his second season in charge and first as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Beaty said Tuesday at his weekly press conference the Jayhawks’ passers have not made the progress he envisioned. By Benton Smith

Afternoon

David Beaty: QB competition 'always open'

University of Kansas football coach David Beaty didn’t name a new starting quarterback Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches conference call, but he didn’t necessarily endorse incumbent Ryan Willis, either. By Benton Smith

Evening

Big 12 presidents pass on expansion

The Big 12 Conference has decided against expansion from its current 10 schools after three months of analyzing, vetting and interviewing possible new members. The announcement came after a six-hour meeting Monday with the conference's university presidents and Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

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Injured KU linebacker Joe Dineen out again

Redshirt decision getting closer

Joe Dineen has missed every snap for Kansas since a hamstring injury forced him to walk off the field in the first of a Sept. 17 loss at Memphis. David Beaty said the would-be starting linebacker isn't expected to play for the fourth consecutive game Saturday, and it’s nearly reached a point where the staff isn't sure if the team captain will make another appearance this season. By Benton Smith

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Tyriek Starks running scout team for now and running it well

Red-shirt freshman Tyriek Starks, a dual-threat quarterback from New Orleans, will compete for starting QB job during spring football.

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Jayhawks loaded but pieces still have to 'fit'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said at KU's recent media day that the 2016-17 Jayhawks have the chance to be more talented and perform better in the biggest moments than last year's team as long as the individual pieces fit together the way he believes they can. By Matt Tait

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KU quarterbacks not progressing like David Beaty hoped

David Beaty possesses no “magic little answer.” If the head coach could “sprinkle some dust” on a quarterback and fix the Kansas football team’s offensive tribulations he would. At the midway mark of his second season in charge and first as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Beaty said Tuesday at his weekly press conference the Jayhawks’ passers have not made the progress he envisioned. By Benton Smith