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New Kansas AD no stranger to working with big-time college basketball

During his introductory news conference last week, new Kansas athletic director Jeff Long made it crystal clear that the struggling Kansas football culture, coach and program would have his full attention when he officially takes over on Aug. 1. But don’t mistake that for Long jumping into his new job with tunnel vision. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: New KU TE Saunders on watch list; Beaty likes Long's 'vision'

The next catch Mavin Saunders makes in a college football game will be his first in a Kansas football uniform, as well as his first recorded reception since late in the 2016 season. Nevertheless, the former Florida State passing target enters the fall as one of more than 60 players on the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. By Benton Smith

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Suddenly well-known Porter Moser in Lawrence recruiting

A year after Loyola-Chicago basketball coach Porter Moser recruited the Hardwood Classic in Lawrence, he returned this weekend for the 2018 event with a Final Four ring and a whole lot more recognition. By Matt Tait