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Thursday, December 31

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Lost opportunity for Kansas basketball to win a title highlights the top KU sports stories of 2020

A new year is upon us and one of the craziest sports years in recent memory is now finished. Here’s a quick look back at the biggest events and happenings in the world of KU sports in 2020.

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Self says Jayhawks free of COVID concerns as of Thursday, more testing to come

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Thursday that the initial COVID-19 tests taken by the Jayhawks revealed no issues, but added that he was not quite ready to exhale just yet. By Matt Tait

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Kenny Logan Jr.'s football education came with lots of help from his older brother

Former Florida returner Brandon James proud of KU standout's approach

Brandon James was headed toward one of the open concession stands on the west concourse at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on a Saturday afternoon this fall when he thought better of it. The public address announcer for KU football’s home game against Iowa State had just said Kenny Logan Jr., James’ younger brother, was back to receive an Iowa State kickoff. So James, a special teams star in his heyday, stopped in his tracks and turned around to see what his sibling and protégé had in store.

Wednesday, December 30

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KU corner Karon Prunty makes freshman All-America team

The rise of Kansas cornerback Karon Prunty proved to be one of the few bright spots for KU’s football program in 2020, a year that wrapped up with the Jayhawks’ young defensive standout being named to 247 Sports’ True Freshman All-American team.

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KU freshman Dajuan Harris has shown a clear understanding of his role with the Jayhawks thus far

Despite averaging just 14.8 minutes per game in nine appearances for the Jayhawks so far this season, redshirt freshman Dajuan Harris has locked up a key role for the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Jones touts incoming KU freshmen Rector and Robinson

Kansas football receivers coach and passing game coordinator Emmett Jones used the same two words to describe his anticipation for the arrival of two of his newest pupils: “can’t wait.” Jones had plenty more to say, too, about Class of 2021 early signees Majik Rector and Kelan Robinson.

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Former KU women's basketball coach Marian Washington nominated for Naismith Hall of Fame's 2021 class

Former Kansas women’s basketball coach Marian Washington recently was named a nominee for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 class.

Tuesday, December 29

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KU women's basketball gets back in win column with 78-59 victory over New Mexico State

With three full days to prepare for New Mexico State, the Kansas women’s basketball team appeared to be in more of a rhythm Tuesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks never trailed on their way to a 78-59 win over the Aggies.

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TE Jack Luavasa latest KU football senior making use of transfer portal

Yet another Kansas football senior, tight end Jack Luavasa, is hoping to extend his college career with a different program.

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Lee Grimes named KU football's new offensive line coach

A Kansas football position group that struggled throughout 2020 will have a new assistant coach leading it next year. Head coach Les Miles announced Tuesday he hired Lee Grimes to coach the Jayhawks’ offensive linemen.

Monday, December 28

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Les Miles looking for immediate help from incoming freshmen at various positions

Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff proved in 2020 they don’t mind starting freshmen. But it may still be a while before Miles is ready to make any proclamations about how specific members of the Jayhawks’ 2021 signing class could make an impact next year.

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KU sophomore Christian Braun named Big 12 Player of the Week

KU sophomore Christian Braun earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Monday, for his strong showing against West Virginia in the Jayhawks’ 79-65 win on Dec. 22. By Matt Tait

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KU women's basketball looking to bounce back from loss to North Dakota State

One week after dropping a 72-69 decision to North Dakota State, the Kansas women’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column with an afternoon matchup against New Mexico State. Tipoff is slated for 12 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.

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KU football assistants Chevis Jackson, Kwahn Drake coming back in 2021

Two of the assistants Les Miles hired shortly after becoming the head coach of the Kansas football program are officially coming back for a third year on Miles’ staff.

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Jayhawks looking to mix fun with focus over holiday break

In fact, Self said he felt it was critical for the Jayhawks (8-1 overall, 2-0 Big 12) to find a way to get a little enjoyment from something other than basketball during the week leading up their next game. By Matt Tait

Sunday, December 27

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Defensive improvement from opening day a key part of KU's current 8-game winning streak

Like every other team that has played Gonzaga this season, third-ranked Kansas was overmatched and outworked when the Jayhawks and Zags did battle on Thanksgiving Day to open the season. But KU has won every game it has played since then, and two of the team’s top leaders believe there’s one area the Jayhawks have improved the most since giving up 102 points to the nation’s No. 1 team. By Matt Tait

Thursday, December 24

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New KU commitment Kyle Cuffe Jr. has ties to former Jayhawk Russell Robinson

Former Kansas point guard Russell Robinson did for future Jayhawk Kyle Cuffe Jr. what Cuffe’s father did for him back in his days as an upcoming basketball star in New York. By Matt Tait

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KU gains natural born leader in Lawrence High senior standout Devin Neal

It was about 10 years ago when Freda McPhail first noticed that her son, Devin Neal, has what it takes to be a leader.

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'Gritty,' 'nasty' freshman WR Luke Grimm emerged as key contributor for KU

Luke Grimm showed up at the University of Kansas this past summer with reasonable expectations for his freshman year with the football program. What Grimm didn’t know then was his work ethic and some unexpected opportunities would allow him to finish the year as one of the Jayhawks’ most promising receivers.

Wednesday, December 23

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Double-double vs. West Virginia illustrated KU forward David McCormack's maturity, potential

Junior forward David McCormack delivered the kind of showing third-ranked Kansas believed it would need from him to knock off No. 7 West Virginia on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. But more important than the 10 points and 11 rebounds he recorded in a season-high 32 minutes on the court, was something he said off of it after the victory. By Matt Tait

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Bill Self after KU's win over West Virginia: 'The crowd was great'

Although it was another Kansas basketball game with 2,500 fans in the stands instead of the usual mark of 16,300, KU coach Bill Self came away impressed with the effort from the bleachers following Tuesday's 79-65 win over No. 7 West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, December 22

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No. 3 Kansas surges past No. 7 West Virginia behind 16 3-pointers

Another battle with West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse ended with the third-ranked Jayhawks running away from the visitors, 79-65, to move to 8-1 on the season, 2-0 in Big 12 play and 9-0 all-time at home against the Mountaineers.

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Notebook: Players from both teams will head home for break after KU's 79-65 win over WVU

But both Kansas coach Bill Self and West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said recently that they planned to allow their players to head home for the holidays following Tuesday’s 79-65 KU victory.

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KUsports Live: No. 3 Kansas basketball vs. No. 7 West Virginia

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Monday, December 21

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 3 Kansas basketball vs. No. 7 West Virginia

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in tonight's Big 12 clash with No. 7 West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Missing leading scorer, KU women's basketball drops 72-69 decision to North Dakota State

The combination of fatigue and playing without its best player proved to be too much to overcome for the Kansas women’s basketball team during a 72-69 loss to North Dakota State Monday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

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James Sosinski joins other KU football seniors in transfer portal

Mark another name off the list of potential Kansas football players who could return for an extra season. Tight end James Sosinski, like many of the Jayhawks’ 2020 seniors, has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to Monday reports from Rivals and 247 Sports

Saturday, December 19

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KU coaches will get extended look at newest QB, incoming freshman Ben Easters

At a struggling football program such as Kansas, the coaching staff is almost always searching for a No. 1 quarterback. Before the 2021 season kicks off months from now, Les Miles and his assistants figure to get a long look at incoming freshman QB Ben Easters.

Friday, December 18

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KU football wraps early signing period by adding 3-star DB Edwin White

Jayhawks now have 20 signees in Class of 2021

The three-day December early signing period wrapped up with a pleasant surprise for the Kansas football program. The Jayhawks’ list of signees grew to 20 on Friday, when Edwin White, a safety from Mobile, Ala., made public for the first time his decision to join KU’s Class of 2021.

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DT Sam Burt plans to return for bonus senior season with KU football

While it remains to be seen how many other 2020 seniors do the same, veteran defensive lineman Sam Burt plans to stick around with the Kansas football program for an extra season.

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How 8 minutes of zone defense helped Kansas top Texas Tech and why the Jayhawks played it to begin with

For a little less than eight minutes down the stretch of Thursday's 58-57 victory by No. 5 Kansas at No. 14 Texas Tech, the Jayhawks exclusively played a 2-3 zone defense. And for those eight minutes, the Red Raiders had next to no answer on offense. By Matt Tait

Thursday, December 17

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Ochai Agbaji delivers game winner, No. 5 Kansas knocks off No. 14 Texas Tech in Big 12 opener

On a night when Ochai Agbaji got red hot from behind the 3-point line, it was actually one of his closest shots that helped No. 5 Kansas knock off No. 14 Texas Tech, 58-57, in Lubbock, Texas, where the Jayhawks won their 30th consecutive conference opener.

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Benton Smith: Jalen Wilson tough in crunch time again — this time on defense

These days in the Big 12 there are few toughness tests out there quite like facing a Chris Beard-coached Texas Tech team in Lubbock. Kansas passed the exam, 58-57, Thursday night in its first true road game of the season, with the No. 5 Jayhawks showing their defensive grittiness.

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Quick recap: No. 5 Kansas defeats No. 14 Texas Tech, 58-57, in Big 12 opener

If Thursday night’s Big 12 opener was any indication, this year’s race for the league title figures to be as interesting as it has ever been. KU earned a 58-57 win over Texas Tech in the United Supermarkets Arena.

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KU's AD expects 'improvement' from football program in Les Miles' 3rd year

With a winless 2020 Kansas football season still fresh in his mind, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said Thursday he thinks the program’s fans should expect “improvement” in 2021, but hesitated to quantify that term.

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KUsports Live: No. 5 Kansas basketball at No. 14 Texas Tech

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Denzel Feaster joins growing list of KU football seniors in transfer portal

Make it nine Kansas football seniors who hope to finish their college careers playing on greener turfs.

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KU announces plan to allow fans at games in Allen Fieldhouse through Jan. 2

Kansas Athletics announced Thursday that the Pandemic Medical Advisory Team would continue to allow a limited number of fans inside Allen Fieldhouse through at least Jan. 2. By Matt Tait

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KU AD Jeff Long says NCAA's infractions case against KU has encountered delays because of the pandemic

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Thursday that the NCAA’s infractions case against the KU men’s basketball program had encountered delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Matt Tait

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KU football adds to 2021 signing class on Day 2 of early period

Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff weren’t done signing players on Wednesday, the first day of three in December’s early signing period.

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All-Big 12 1st, 2nd teams don't include any Jayhawks

For the first time in a decade, no Kansas football players appeared on the Big 12’s postseason all-conference teams.

Wednesday, December 16

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 5 Kansas basketball at No. 14 Texas Tech

A look at some of the keys for fifth-ranked Kansas in tonight's Big 12 Conference opener at Texas Tech, slated for 6 p.m. on ESPN from United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. By Matt Tait

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'It’s like a dream come true': Lawrence High standout Devin Neal signs to play football and baseball at KU

Lawrence High’s multi-sport standout Devin Neal officially signed his national letter of intent to the University of Kansas. He is staying in town to play both football and baseball at the collegiate level for the Jayhawks.

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Les Miles thinks new Class of 2021 signees are 'pretty special'

Les Miles opened his video press conference Wednesday afternoon in a jolly mood, inspired by the 18 high school seniors the Kansas football head coach and his staff signed.

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KU football announces 18 signees in 2021 recruiting class

As Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff continue with their ongoing rebuilding project, they began adding more pieces for the future bright and early Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, December 15

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Bill Self calls Big 12 basketball 'a monster' and he means it this time

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has praised Big 12 Conference basketball plenty of times in years past. And he did it again on Tuesday ahead of the start of the fifth-ranked Jayhawks' 2020-21 conference slate.By Matt Tait

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Numerous 2021 recruits prepared to sign with KU football

Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff are poised to get much of their Class of 2021 recruiting work completed when the early signing period commences Wednesday.

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Senior WR Stephon Robinson Jr. latest Jayhawk to enter transfer portal

The NCAA’s transfer portal continues to be a popular route for Kansas football seniors looking to extend their careers, and on Tuesday the Jayhawks lost receiver Stephon Robinson Jr. via the same exit ramp.

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KU connection gives Jayhawks added concern about Florida junior Keyontae Johnson's condition

A direct connection to Florida basketball standout Keyontae Johnson has caused some within the Kansas basketball program to view Johnson’s recent collapse on the court as a reason to think longer and harder about playing college basketball in a pandemic. By Matt Tait

Monday, December 14

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Fifth-ranked Jayhawks closing in on developing an identity

Seven games into the pandemic-altered 2020-21 college basketball season, Kansas coach Bill Self says the Jayhawks are starting to figure out what kind of team they want to be. By Matt Tait

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Former walk-on Kwamie Lassiter II finished as Jayhawks' leading receiver in 2020

Entering the 2020 season, many expected Kansas senior Kwamie Lassiter II to play a key role for the offense. Few would have predicted, however, the former walk-on would finish the year as the Jayhawks’ leading receiver.

Sunday, December 13

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Monday's KU women's basketball game canceled because of COVID-19

Monday's Kansas women's basketball game against UT Rio Grande Valley has been canceled because of injury and COVID-19 protocols within the KU women's basketball program.

Saturday, December 12

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Mitch Lightfoot's career night came within the framework of what the KU senior's always been about

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji has a simple theory about KU teammate Mitch Lightfoot. “Anytime he’s out there on the court, he’s having fun,” Agbaji said of Lightfoot following KU’s 95-50 win over Omaha on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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1st steps of KU football offseason include figuring out which seniors to bring back

The offseason arrived a few days early for the Kansas football program this week, once the Jayhawks’ rescheduled finale versus Texas got scrapped. So by Thursday afternoon head coach Les Miles and his staff turned their attention away from the Longhorns and toward what’s next for their roster, in part by considering what to do with the 2020 senior class.

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Safety Davon Ferguson leaving KU football

Just as Kansas football coach Les Miles indicated a month ago, safety Davon Ferguson won’t be back with the program in 2021.

Friday, December 11

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Starters set the tone, No. 5 Kansas rolls to 95-50 win over Omaha

A 17-0 run to open the game paved the way for both the Kansas starters and KU’s reserves to roll over Omaha on Friday night, 95-50, at Allen Fieldhouse. Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Now a veteran, Ochai Agbaji better equipped to move past one bad outing

More unflappable as a player and versatile as a scorer than he was earlier in his career, Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji recovered quickly from his zero-point outing this week versus Creighton. The junior’s ability to redeem himself served as an important development in an otherwise trivial Friday night rout at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Notebook: KU's matchup with Tarleton State is canceled before start of Big 12 play

The Kansas basketball program announced just before Friday’s tipoff with Omaha that Sunday’s game against Tarleton State had been called off.

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Quick recap: No. 5 Kansas cruises to 95-50 win over Omaha

There was no drama in KU’s final game before the start of Big 12 play, as Kansas cruised to a 95-50 win over Omaha Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

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KUsports Live: No. 5 Kansas vs. Omaha

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Andrew Parchment will play extra senior year elsewhere

Mayberry also leaving as grad transfer

As the Kansas football offense looks to rebound from a disappointing 2020 season, it will have to do so without receiver Andrew Parchment.

Thursday, December 10

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Kansas women win Big 12 opener, 74-64 over Oklahoma

Winning in the Big 12 Conference has been a struggle for the Kansas women’s basketball team for the past decade. But Brandon Schneider’s Jayhawks are 1-for-1 so far this season after Thursday night’s 74-64 victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 opener for both teams at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Caldra Williford, 3-star Class of 2022 DB from St. Louis, commits to KU

It will be a long time before he can actually join the Kansas football program and contribute, but as of Thursday night that’s the plan for Caldra Williford, a touted high school junior from St. Louis, Mo., who already had six other Power Five scholarship offers.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 5 Kansas basketball vs. Omaha

A look at some of the keys for fifth-ranked Kansas in tonight's non-conference tilt with Omaha at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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KU-Texas football game canceled, ending Jayhawks' 2020 season

The Kansas football season came to an abrupt conclusion Thursday afternoon, two days before the Jayhawks’ would-be finale versus Texas.

Wednesday, December 9

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Texas football resumes with 'limited outdoor team activities'

The Texas football program returned to some normalcy on Wednesday, three days after pausing all team activities.

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KU freshman Bryce Thompson comes through in crunch time vs. Creighton

Playing down the stretch of a close game for the first time in his college career, Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson made a mistake and then made up for it to help lead fifth-ranked Kansas past No. 8 Creighton on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, December 8

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Notebook: More fans in attendance for KU's 73-72 win over Creighton in Allen Fieldhouse

The fifth-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team’s 73-72 victory over No. 8 Creighton on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse was still very much basketball in the time of a pandemic. But this version looked a lot more like what we’ve seen in the past, with living, breathing fans occupying roughly 2,500 seats inside the historic venue.

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'This dude's got no fear': Jalen Wilson's clutch 3 keys KU win over Creighton

In the final minute of a tied game against No. 8 Creighton, the No. 5 Jayhawks needed a basket when the ball once again found its way into the hands of the man who had carried them all night.

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Quick recap: No. 5 Kansas escapes with 73-72 win over No. 8 Creighton

For the second game in a row, the Kansas men’s basketball team had to survive a scare in Allen Fieldhouse. Despite a late-game blunder, No. 5 Kansas held on for a 73-72 win over No. 8 Creighton Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Longhorns' football activities remain paused

The Texas football program’s team activities remained on pause Tuesday, with just a few days left before the Longhorns are scheduled to travel to Lawrence to face Kansas.

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KUsports Live: No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 8 Creighton

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Former prep QB Daniel Hishaw Jr. had no problem moving to RB for Jayhawks

When Daniel Hishaw Jr. joined the Kansas football program this year, the former high school standout from Moore, Okla., already knew plenty about making plays with the ball in his hands. All Hishaw had to do once he became a Jayhawk was get used to doing that without playing quarterback. By Benton Smith

Monday, December 7

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 5 Kansas basketball vs. No. 8 Creighton

A look at some of the keys for fifth-ranked Kansas in today's top-10 clash with Creighton at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Miles says 'practice and competition' will determine whether Kendrick starts again

The 2020 Kansas football season will conclude much like it began, with head coach Les Miles yet again heading into a game week accompanied by some uncertainty regarding the team’s starting quarterback.

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UT's Herman and KU's Miles optimistic their teams will meet as planned

Ahead of its already rescheduled trip to Lawrence to take on Kansas, the University of Texas football program paused all activities on Sunday. Texas announced three players and two staff members who tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday traveled with the team for Saturday’s victory at Kansas State and then tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

Sunday, December 6

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Kansas women crack century mark in rout of Oral Roberts

The Kansas women’s basketball team shook off the sting of its first loss of the season by hitting the century mark in a win over Oral Roberts on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Former Kansas RB Pooka Williams declares for NFL Draft

Pooka Williams’ Kansas football career is officially over. The Jayhawks’ former star running back, who opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season after four games, announced Sunday afternoon the next step in his football life, declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.

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High-energy KU defense shines with 4 takeaways in 16-13 defeat

Late in a season that had been defined by blowout losses, the Kansas football team’s defense delivered an inspired effort Saturday at Texas Tech, albeit in another defeat. The 16-13 setback in Lubbock, Texas, was a far cry from recent weeks, when Iowa State put up six touchdowns, Oklahoma piled up eight TDs and TCU’s offense crossed the goal line five times.

Saturday, December 5

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Tyon Grant-Foster helps No. 7 Kansas survive scare from North Dakota State in 65-61 win

Kansas junior Tyon Grant-Foster did a lot of memorable things on Saturday to help No. 7 Kansas survive a scare from North Dakota State. But the one that made him smile the most was a block with 10 seconds left that preserved KU’s three-point lead en route to a 65-61 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Notebook: D.J. Eliot, KU's DC, misses Tech trip due to COVID

Jayhawks don't play QB Jalon Daniels

The Kansas football team traveled to Texas Tech for its road finale without defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot, a result of the assistant coach testing positive for COVID-19, head coach Les Miles revealed on Saturday.

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'One play away': Jayhawks fall short at Texas Tech in closest game of season

Even on a day when the Kansas defense delivered its best performance of the year, creating four takeaways Saturday at Texas Tech, the Jayhawks’ offense couldn’t help secure the team’s first victory of 2020.

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KUsports Live: No. 7 Kansas 65, North Dakota State 61

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KUsports Live: Texas Tech 16, Kansas 13

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Friday, December 4

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Former KU basketball player Silvio De Sousa formally charged with felony aggravated battery

Former University of Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa was formally charged with aggravated battery during a brief first appearance in court Friday.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 7 Kansas vs. North Dakota State

A look at some of the keys for seventh-ranked Kansas in Saturday's home clash with North Dakota State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Texas Tech

True freshman Jalon Daniels seems to be the Jayhawks’ longterm answer at the quarterback position. But Les Miles and his staff showed last week against TCU that they’re willing to adapt in the moment if doing so gives KU a better chance to compete on a Saturday this year.

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Former KU starting C Api Mane enters transfer portal

The Kansas football team’s starting center most of the year, Api Mane has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal as a graduate transfer, according to reports Friday from recruiting sites Rivals and 247 Sports.

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Kansas basketball bench looking to develop more rhythm, comfort on the court

Thursday’s 35-point Kansas basketball victory over visiting Washburn provided KU coach Bill Self with an opportunity to give extended minutes to some of his reserves. And while each had moments where he took advantage of the extra playing time, Self was not exactly wowed by the play of any of them. By Matt Tait

Thursday, December 3

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David McCormack finally has some fun as KU rolls vs. Washburn

Junior forward David McCormack’s 17 points on Thursday made him the fourth different leading scorer in four games for seventh-ranked Kansas, which ran past Washburn, 89-54, in the home opener at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women's basketball loses road opener at Ole Miss

Playing its first road game of the young season, the Kansas women’s basketball team also suffered its first loss Thursday night at Ole Miss, 70-53.

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Notebook: Small number of fans will soon be back inside Allen Fieldhouse

Family members of the players and coaches were the only fans in the Allen Fieldhouse stands during Thursday’s 89-54 victory by the seventh-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team over Washburn, but that plan will be short-lived.

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KUsports Live: No. 7 Kansas 89, Washburn 54

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Amauri Pesek-Hickson goes from 4th-string KU RB to 100-yard rusher

When the season began, it appeared Amauri Pesek-Hickson might have to wait a year or two before becoming more involved with the Kansas football offense. But eight games into the schedule, the Jayhawks needed the freshman to make his first career start.

Wednesday, December 2

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KU punter Kyle Thompson enters transfer portal

Senior punter Kyle Thompson, who holds two of the highest season punting averages in Kansas football program history, won’t be booting the ball for the Jayhawks anymore.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 7 Kansas vs. Washburn University

A look at some of the keys for seventh-ranked Kansas in Thursday night's 2020-21 home opener against Washburn University at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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'They're not throwing the ball to him': Freshman CB Karon Prunty building reputation with pass coverage

Opposing quarterbacks loved the idea of testing true freshman cornerback Karon Prunty — or at least they did for awhile. It seems the more Kansas football foes learn about Prunty, the less inclined they are to challenge him.

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KU women set for first road test of 2020-21 hoops season

Following a 2-0 start to the season, the Kansas women’s basketball team will face its toughest test yet when it travels to Ole Miss (1-0) Thursday night. Tipoff for the nonconference clash that is part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge is slated for 7:30 p.m.

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'We don't come close to winning the game without him' — Jalen Wilson's career night leads Kansas past Kentucky

Kansas guard Jalen Wilson has a theory about the game of basketball that has everything to do with being around the ball as much as possible. That approach paid off bigger than ever Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.By Matt Tait

Tuesday, December 1

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No. 7 Kansas earns gritty 65-62 win over No. 20 Kentucky in Champions Classic

Kansas senior Marcus Garrett was the source of some serious confusion prior to Tuesday’s 65-62 win by No. 7 Kansas over No. 20 Kentucky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

KU's Ioanna Chatzileonti named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Freshman Ioanna Chatzileonti was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week following the first two games of her collegiate career.

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KUsports Live: No. 7 Kansas vs. No. 20 Kentucky

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Jayhawks assess pros, cons of starting 3 true freshmen on O-line

Kansas football coach Les Miles hasn’t minded sending some of the program’s youngest athletes onto the field this season, but Saturday’s home loss to TCU featured an even greater reliance on inexperienced players than usual, with the Jayhawks starting three true freshmen on the offensive line.

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Gameday Breakdown: No. 7 Kansas vs. No. 20 Kentucky

A look at some of the keys for seventh-ranked Kansas in tonight's Champions Classic showdown against No. 20 Kentucky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. By Matt Tait