Stories for January 6, 2019


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Former KU football standout Kwamie Lassiter dies

A former standout defensive back for the University of Kansas football program and a 10-year pro in the NFL, Kwamie Lassiter died Sunday at 49, after suffering a heart attack.

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Udoka Azubuike injury shifts focus even more to the status of KU sophomore Silvio De Sousa

The Silvio De Sousa question likely just went from a simmer to a full-blown boil for Kansas basketball fans. By Matt Tait

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KU center Udoka Azubuike out for the season

Sunday MRI reveals torn ligaments in right hand

According to a news release from the KU basketball program sent out Sunday night, an MRI of KU junior Udoka Azubuike’s right hand and wrist revealed that the junior from Nigeria tore ligaments and would need season-ending surgery. By Matt Tait

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KU coach Bill Self after KU's ugly night at Iowa State: 'The sky's not falling, even though we sucked'

There’s no telling exactly how Kansas basketball coach Bill Self felt about things when he woke up on Sunday morning, anywhere from 12-20 hours after fifth-ranked KU’s 77-60 loss at Iowa State on Saturday. But not long after the Jayhawks’ second setback of the season, which came largely as the result of a season-high 24 KU turnovers, Self already was providing himself — and the KU fan base — with instructions on how to move forward. By Matt Tait