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Bill Self: More polished jumper could make Josh Jackson 'unbelievable'

A lot was made this summer about the odd shooting stroke owned by Kansas freshman Josh Jackson. While discussing the topic at a recent charity event, KU coach Bill Self said Jackson could become "an unbelievable player" if he can turn the quirk into a strength. By Matt Tait

Evening

Daniel Wise's trash-talking didn't give KU intended lift

As Daniel Wise finished the earliest portion of his pre-game routine and made his way toward the visiting locker room last week at Jones AT & T Stadium, in Lubbock, Texas, he noticed some Texas Tech football players talking at him. The Kansas defensive tackle freed his right ear from under his headphones and engaged the Red Raiders in a bit of trash-talking. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks won't worry if starting linebackers can't play

Should Kansas (1-3 overall, 0-1 Big 12) be forced to face TCU (3-2, 1-1) without its starting linebackers, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has confidence in what senior Courtney Arnick and others can bring to the field. By Benton Smith

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Bill Self: More polished jumper could make Josh Jackson 'unbelievable'

A lot was made this summer about the odd shooting stroke owned by Kansas freshman Josh Jackson. While discussing the topic at a recent charity event, KU coach Bill Self said Jackson could become "an unbelievable player" if he can turn the quirk into a strength. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Slow starts stopping Kansas football

Offensive coordinators open games with the advantage because they script the first 15 plays and usually mix in new plays that haven't appeared on film. So far though, only opposing offenses have taken advantage of that.

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Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. TCU

Before the Kansas football team returns to Memorial Stadium to face TCU, get the keys to the game, the mega matchup and more. By Benton Smith

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KU basketball, volleyball programs rally prayer support for Scott "Scooter" Ward

Scott “Scooter” Ward, KU’s associate athletic director for academic and career counseling who oversees academics for the KU men’s hoops and women’s volleyball teams, on Friday morning suffered a tear in his aorta after a cardiac episode and was flown from Lawrence Memorial Hospital to the University of Kansas Hospital for surgery, according to a colleague. By Matt Tait