Stories for October 23, 2019


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KU's defensive struggles continued in loss at Texas

For all the relatively positive vibes a last-second defeat at Texas seemed to generate for the downtrodden Kansas football program, the Jayhawks obviously encountered some defensive issues yet again in a 50-48 loss. As Les Miles succinctly put it during his Saturday night postgame press conference while glancing at the statistics in front of him, and reading that the Longhorns finished with 638 total yards, “That’s too much.” By Benton Smith


KU volleyball falls to Kansas State in 5 sets

The Kansas volleyball team suffered a 3-2 loss (33-31, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22, 15-9) to Kansas State Wednesday night at Ahearn Field House.

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KU argues with NCAA that Adidas isn't a booster, but sends out flyer to local businesses suggesting otherwise

Whether former Adidas consultants — and now convicted felons — were boosters of KU Athletics is a big question in the NCAA’s case against the university. KU leaders this week sent out a flyer to thousands of local businesses that may create some confusion about that argument. The Kansas Athletics Compliance Office this week sent an electronic copy of its “Guide for Jayhawk Supporters” to many businesses in the Lawrence area.

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KU coach Bill Self defends texts that led to notice of allegations

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday defended his text message conversations with now-convicted former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola. Matt Tait

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Bill Self 'proud' to see KU football 'on an uptick' under Les Miles

“I know one thing. We’ve gotten better,” Bill Self said of KU football under Les Miles. “Gosh dang. We’ve gotten better. It’s proud to see as a fan, that you can see we’re on an uptick.” By Benton Smith

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Big 12 coaches notebook: Texas Tech coach Chris Beard enjoying perks from title game appearance

Kansas City, Mo. — Life has been different for Chris Beard since leading Texas Tech to the national championship game just six months ago.

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Kansas Basketball Notebook: PG Dotson wearing walking boot, listed as day to day

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas sophomore Devon Dotson rolled his ankle during Tuesday’s practice and has spent the past couple of days with a walking boot on his right foot. By Matt Tait