Stories for October 5, 2018


Lead stories


KU offense in search of more points: 'I don't think 28 is enough'

When the Kansas football team got off to such a lethargic offensive start once conference play began, the Jayhawks’ four touchdowns against Oklahoma State in a 20-point loss this past week felt like progress. The truth of the matter, though, is that more often than not 28 points — the second-highest KU total in a league game in David Beaty’s time as head coach — won’t translate into a victory. By Benton Smith

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Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 9 West Virginia

Between new starter Carter Stanley, former starter Peyton Bender and backup Miles Kendrick (currently out with a shoulder injury), Kansas quarterbacks have thrown 147 passes without putting a single one of them in a bad enough spot to be intercepted by a defender (KU has completed 93 throws for 879 yards and eight touchdowns). By Benton Smith

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Now in his 3rd season at Kansas, Azubuike willing, ready for new role

With basketball’s version of a vetting process behind him, Udoka Azubuike enters his third season at the University of Kansas in possession of an extensive range of facts and judgments surrounding his on-court strengths and weaknesses. Benton Smith

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Freshman guard Quentin Grimes brings value of versatility to KU roster

A season’s worth of hype and praise was heaped onto Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes long before the smooth combo guard from Texas even thought about suiting up for his first game with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Self on KU forward Dedric Lawson: 'He's the best passer we've ever had here'

Not all great passers in basketball are small guards who take the ball down the court and run the team. By Tom Keegan