Stories for January 7, 2019


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KU football redshirted 27 players in 2018

In the final season before head coach Les Miles took over the Kansas football program, 27 different players on the 2018 roster finished the season eligible to use the year as a redshirt season. According to KU, as the Jayhawks head into 2019, every one of them ended up taking a redshirt. By Benton Smith

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Benton Smith: Bill Self and Jayhawks about to reinvent their 4-guard lineup

The two-big go-to lineup Bill Self envisioned for his Kansas basketball team this season is no more. While that configuration technically is still available by sliding a substitute big man into the spot in the starting lineup Udoka Azubuike’s season-ending wrist injury left behind, Self has little incentive to take that route, nor to try and replicate KU's four-guard lineups of the past two years. By Benton Smith

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Seventh-ranked Jayhawks, injured Azubuike preparing to move forward into uncertain times

With KU junior Udoka Azubuike lost for the season, the 7th-ranked Kansas men's basketball team is preparing to move forward into uncertain times for both the program and Azubuike. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self exploring idea of pulling redshirt off freshman guard Ochai Agbaji

Even though there are seven inches and 60 pounds difference between them, one unexpected benefactor of the season-ending wrist injury to Udoka Azubuike could be Kansas freshman Ochai Agbaji.By Matt Tait