Stories for October 25, 2017


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Media Day Notebook: Big year by KU's biggest player would be good for both Jayhawks and Azubuike

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self knows that sophomore center Udoka Azubuike is one of the most important players on this year’s team for what he brings to the table on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. By Matt Tait

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No. 11 Jayhawks 'outplayed,' 'outhustled' and 'outworked' in win over OU

Ray Bechard couldn’t hide his emotions. As he walked to the media tables following No. 11 KU volleyball’s match against Oklahoma, the coach's eyes were fixed on the floor. He shook his head, wearing an expression bordering on despondence. What he saw was unacceptable. By Scott Chasen

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Snyder: KU football situation not as bad as one he inherited at K-State

Back in 1989, Bill Snyder inherited a Kansas State football program that had won three or fewer games in 12 of the previous 14 seasons under his three predecessors. Given Snyder’s familiarity with taking on a job that looked dire, the K-State coaching legend, who has gone 205-109-1 and led the Wildcats to 18 bowl games since, was asked at his weekly press conference whether the current situation at Kansas reminded him at all of what he took on in Manhattan. By Benton Smith

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KU to retire jerseys of Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins in February 2018

Given that their Kansas basketball careers were tied so closely together, including key spots on the 2008 national championship team, it only makes sense that Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich would have their jerseys retired in the same year. By Matt Tait

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Report: Beaty one of Power Five's lowest-paid football coaches

According to USA Today, Kansas head coach David Beaty isn’t the lowest-paid man leading a Power 5 football program, but he’s close. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: West Virginia's Bob Huggins a fountain of smart, original ideas, wardrobes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As he does every year at Big 12 Basketball Media Day, supervisor of officials Curtis Shaw explained new rules interpretations, including this year's emphasis on enforcing traveling more strictly. Not surprisingly, it was West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, who had the most interesting take on officiating Tuesday.