Stories for January 25, 2017


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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks need Bragg to take step forward, just like WVU needed Ahmad

West Virginia’s unencumbered procession to the hoop for easy buckets in Tuesday’s 85-69 bullying of Kansas at packed WVU Coliseum might have had a little to do with the same players’ procession to the treadmill in the wake of consecutive losses to Oklahoma and Kansas State. By Tom Keegan


KU's Jessica Washington leads comeback that falls just short at Oklahoma State, 74-70

Junior guard Jessica Washington caught fire in the second half and fell just short of shooting the Kansas women’s basketball team to its first Big 12 victory and Oklahoma State prevailed, 74-70, Wednesday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

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Why did KU police delay adding reported McCarthy Hall rape to public record?

Officials cite exceptions in daily crime log requirements of federal Clery Act

University of Kansas officials, citing federal law, are standing by the decision to delay publicly releasing a police log entry for a rape reported in December at the apartment building where the men’s basketball team lives. Most incidents are added to KU’s daily crime log a day or two after they are reported; the rape was added to the log more than a week after it was reported to police. A Journal-World reporter searching past months of log activity discovered it and published an article about the incident on Tuesday.

Self comments on reported rape at apartment building where basketball team lives

University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self responded Wednesday to the investigation of a reported rape of a 16-year-old at the on-campus apartment building where team members and other male students live.

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KU football removes recruit Darreon Jackson from consideration

Cross former Derby safety Darreon Jackson off of the Kansas football team’s list of incoming recruits. The safety from Coffeyville Community College announced Monday his intentions to transfer to KU and join the program, but according to an official in the athletics department, Jackson is no longer a part of the football team’s Class of 2017. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks focused on not letting one loss become two

There are different looks and vibes that emanate from the Kansas basketball players and coaches in the postgame media sessions that follow losses than those that exist after wins. By Matt Tait