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UT coach Elliott: Kansas victory good for Big 12 volleyball

Asked outside of the team bus about the impact of No. 2 Texas’ five-set loss to No. 6 Kansas Saturday night at Horejsi Family Athletics Center, UT coach Jerritt Elliott had nothing but positive things to say about the team he is now tied with atop the Big 12 standings. By Matt Tait

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Transfers Washington, Calvert spark Kansas women in exhibition opener

Transfer guards Jessica Washington and McKenzie Calvert showed the Jayhawk faithful a glimpse of what the season could have in store for the Kansas women’s basketball team.

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Jayhawks trying to recover from worst loss of season

After surrendering a season-high 56 points and scoring a season-low three Saturday night at Oklahoma, the down-and-out Kansas football team’s players and coaches couldn’t leave Norman, Okla., feeling as if they made any progress. By Benton Smith

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Oklahoma appeals Bledsoe suspension

Sources with knowledge of the NCAA’s suspension of Oklahoma freshman defensive end Amani Bledsoe because he tested positive for a banned substance are hopeful the Lawrence High graduate’s reputation will be upheld and his suspension lifted or at least shortened once Oklahoma’s appeal on Bledsoe’s behalf is heard.

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Former Jayhawk Brannen Greene selected 7th overall in D League draft

Brannen Greene on Sunday was drafted No. 7 overall by Delaware in the first round of the NBA’s Developmental League draft, a six-round, 126-selection preseason event. By Matt Tait

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Tuesday's KU basketball exhibition opener holds special significance for visiting coach

Longtime Washburn basketball coach Bob Chipman on Tuesday night will tip off his final season with the Ichabods against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. And, in Chipman's mind, there's no better place to tip off his final season on the Washburn sideline. By Matt Tait

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UT coach Elliott: Kansas victory good for Big 12 volleyball

Asked outside of the team bus about the impact of No. 2 Texas’ five-set loss to No. 6 Kansas Saturday night at Horejsi Family Athletics Center, UT coach Jerritt Elliott had nothing but positive things to say about the team he is now tied with atop the Big 12 standings. By Matt Tait

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New book aims for a clearer look at Phog Allen

Most Kansas basketball fans can recall from memory the classic photo of the game’s creator James Naismith standing proudly on the left with the coach Phog Allen to his right. The two figures of basketball royalty are both wearing fedoras and the only thing stopping them from holding hands is a basketball that they hold together. The image portrays the two as allies and collaborators in lock step, cradling the game in its fledgling years. But a new book on Phog Allen suggests reality wasn't nearly as picturesque.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 29, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas players fared in NBA games of Oct. 29, 2016.