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KU volleyball sweeps two more matches to improve to 5-0

The 4th-ranked Kansas volleyball team swept six sets from Chicago State and Maryland on Friday during Day 1 of the Kansas Invitational. The perfect day pushed KU to 5-0 and ended with the Jayhawks still not having lost a set this season.By Matt Tait

Notebook: KU defense not worried about who gets most tackles

In the race to surpass KU senior safety Fish Smithson as the leading tackler during the months ahead, the most likely candidates play linebacker. While Smithson’s 111 total tackles topped the unit a year ago, Joe Dineen (86) and Marcquis Roberts (71) often contributed to stops, as well. By Benton Smith

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Gameday Breakdown: Kansas football vs. Rhode Island

A preview of the Kansas football team's Saturday night season opener against Rhode Island, when the Jayhawks need a quick start. By Benton Smith

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KU volleyball sweeps two more matches to improve to 5-0

The 4th-ranked Kansas volleyball team swept six sets from Chicago State and Maryland on Friday during Day 1 of the Kansas Invitational. The perfect day pushed KU to 5-0 and ended with the Jayhawks still not having lost a set this season.By Matt Tait

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Former KU linebacker files concussion lawsuit against NCAA

Eric Washington claims to suffer from 'severe depression, mood swings'

One-time University of Kansas linebacker Eric Washington has joined a group of former college football players in the latest wave of concussion lawsuits against the NCAA. A complaint filed in federal court this week reveals Washington still suffers from “severe depression, mood swings and other debilitating issues,” due to head injuries he suffered while playing for the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Weekend visitors likely part of plan by KU basketball

Marcus Garrett was scheduled to arrive in Lawrence on Friday morning and Chaundee Brown on Saturday. Both are highly coveted Class of 2017 hoops prospects and one of them already has pledged his services to Kansas and head coach Bill Self. According to Rivals.com recruiting analyst Eric Bossi, it might not be merely a coincidence that these two were brought to town at the same time. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks show support for young fan battling cancer

KU football players on #TeamCole

Normally Shanda Hayden wouldn’t even consider asking her son Cole whether he would be up for going to a Kansas football game. She would already know his answer was yes. But the past few months have taken a toll on her 7-year-old Jayhawk enthusiast, who just returned home from his latest five-day chemo regimen. The Haydens learned a few weeks ago Cole is battling undifferentiated sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. By Benton Smith

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Top 30 player in 2017 Class adds name to KU's Late Night list

On Friday, forward Cody Riley, the No. 29-ranked player in the Class of 2017, according to Rivals.com, told Shay Wildeboor of JayhawkSlant.com that he, too, was planning a trip to Late Night. By Matt Tait