Stories for November 19, 2018


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New KU football coach Les Miles wants to finish career with 'championships'

Two weeks after Jeff Long first stood in Hadl Auditorium and detailed what he hoped to accomplish in his Kansas football coaching search, the first-year athletic director returned Sunday night with an old colleague in tow. Just as the buzz throughout the past several days indicated he would, Long introduced Les Miles as KU’s 39th football coach, presenting his new high-profile employee with one of Miles’ signature white baseball caps — except this one came with a KU logo instead of LSU. By Benton Smith

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Vick earns Big 12 player of the week honor

Kansas senior Lagerald Vick earned Big 12 player of the week honors on Monday after recording recording career-highs of 32 and 33 points in KU victories over Vermont and Louisiana last week.

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During time off, new KU football coach Les Miles thought about adapting offensively

As Les Miles officially made his return to college football Sunday, when Kansas named him its next head coach, Miles insisted during his introductory press conference his time away from the sidelines included plenty of reflection about how his old LSU offenses operated. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: KU's lack of commitments in 2019 class actually an advantage for Les Miles

A funny thing happened on the way to hiring Les Miles. The outgoing Kansas football staff left him just one committed player in the 2019 class. And it might have been the best thing that ever could have happened. By Matt Tait

New Adidas lawsuit emerges as KU reviews its options with apparel company; civil suit alleges KU coaches knew of payments

Adidas, the apparel partner that the University of Kansas is trying to decide whether to extend a multimillion dollar scholarship agreement with, now is facing a civil lawsuit alleging racketeering.

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Bill Self: Les Miles a 'home-run hire' with credentials 'off the charts'

“I’m excited. I think everybody who supports us should be excited,” Bill Self said of Les Miles signing a five-year contract to take over the KU football program. By Benton Smith