Stories for January 31, 2019


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Pittsburg LB Jerek Butcher plans to join KU football

As the Kansas football coaching staff geared up for the last weekend before National Signing Day, Les Miles and his assistants learned that one of their under-the-radar recruits plans to join the Jayhawks.

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'Crazy' Big 12 race 'jumbled' at top as contenders try to dethrone Kansas

The Big 12 title race is far from over, with at least 10 games remaining for each of the league’s 10 teams. But as perennial champion Kansas approaches the midway mark on the conference schedule, Bill Self’s Jayhawks find themselves in an unfamiliar position, with little elbow room existing between themselves and four other contenders to their throne. By Benton Smith

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Red Raiders' dynamic defense the next major test for Kansas basketball

The numbers say it all, but sometimes the coaches say it better. Such is the case when describing the defense played by 16th-ranked Texas Tech, which will come to Allen Fieldhouse for a 3 p.m. tipoff Saturday in a game that could have an enormous impact on the rest of the Big 12 Conference race.By Matt Tait

Corcoran promoted to executive associate athletics director

As Jeff Long, first-year athletic director at the University of Kansas, continues his reorganization of the department, he announced this week a promotion for Nicole Corcoran.

White hired to oversee Williams Education Fund

The Williams Education Fund has a new coordinator. Jeff Long, first-year athletic director at the University of Kansas, announced this week the hiring of Ryan White as Kansas Athletics’ senior associate athletics director for development.

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Les Miles and staff have a few days to complete 2019 recruiting class

With less than a week to go until college football’s National Signing Day, the hours between now and Wednesday figure to be critical for the Kansas football program, as new head coach Les Miles and his staff complete their first recruiting class.