Stories for July 17, 2018


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Tom Keegan: Khalil Herbert reflects on coach he lost in Parkland shooting

Frisco, Texas — Big 12 football players take being selected to represent their universities at Media Day as an honor. They dress like business executives and genuinely seem to enjoy the experience.

David Beaty and Jayhawks maintain presence of new AD not accompanied by additional pressure

The man who hired David Beaty and placed him in charge of revitalizing a barren football program no longer works at the University of Kansas. Still, Beaty insisted Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days the presence of a new boss, athletic director Jeff Long, hasn’t made the Jayhawks’ fourth-year coach less comfortable about his standing. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: David Beaty could leave scholarship situation roughly same as one he inherited

Dealing in reality, one must conclude that Beaty has made a scholarship situation that seemingly only had one way to go (up) neither better nor worse during his three-and-a-half years on the job.

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Notebook: David Beaty's 'reality' includes 'urgency' to produce KU football wins

Over the past year, David Beaty often has asserted he deals in “reality” when it comes to the onerous business of reversing the University of Kansas football program’s fortunes. Currently, just ahead of his fourth season leading the Jayhawks, Beaty said his vantage point remains un-skewed. And he understands that because of the team’s 3-33 record under his watch and the arrival of new athletic director Jeff Long, his existence currently involves much outside speculation about his job security. By Benton Smith

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After contemplating leaving KU, linebacker Joe Dineen optimistic about senior season

It only took a nondescript question for Joe Dineen to understand the task awaiting him. “Do you have your suit?” By Benton Smith

KU softball adds transfers to pitching staff

Kansas softball head coach Megan Smith on Tuesday announced the addition of pitching transfers Kirsten Pruett and Hannah Todd. Both Pruett and Todd will enter their sophomore seasons and will compete immediately for the Jayhawks during the 2019 season this spring.

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Quarterbacks dominate 2nd day of Big 12 Media Days

Nearly every summer football conversation starts with the quarterback position. The second day of Big 12 Media Days was no different, as all five coaches were asked about their respective signal callers. Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia all fielded questions about their quarterbacks — among other things — during a press conference in Frisco, Texas.