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4-star combo guard Chris Johnson picks Kansas

The University of Kansas men’s basketball program landed its first oral commitment in the 2023 recruiting class on Tuesday evening, when four-star prospect Chris Johnson announced his plans to attend KU. By Matt Tait

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KU's Lance Leipold calls recent contract extension 'very humbling and appreciated'

Somewhat lost in the euphoria of the Kansas football team’s 56-10, season-opening victory over Tennessee Tech last Friday night was the fact that head coach Lance Leipold recently received a one-year contract extension. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball to host welcome home event at 4:15 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium

New Orleans — The Kansas men’s basketball program, and the brand new, national champions trophy they collected on Monday night, will host a welcome home party at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at approximately 4:15 p.m. this afternoon. By Matt Tait

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In latest update on injured KU guard Remy Martin, Kansas coach Bill Self says Martin 'definitely feeling better'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Thursday, at his weekly news conference at Allen Fieldhouse, that injured guard Remy Martin told him this week that he was “definitely feeling better,” but a timeline for Martin's potential return to action remains unknown. By Matt Tait

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KU senior Ochai Agbaji tests negative for COVID, eligible to play Saturday vs. No. 8 Baylor

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday and is eligible to play against No. 8 Baylor on Saturday. By Matt Tait

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Early look at West Virginia did not change Jayhawks' preparation for Big 12 opener

Just because the Kansas football team’s Week 2 opponent opened its season one day before the Jayhawks last week, and on national television at that, did not mean the Jayhawks threw a massive watch party and studied the action in silence. By Matt Tait

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Top-seeded Jayhawks arrive in New Orleans ready to soak up 'college basketball's best'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self had a simple thought go through his head when the Jayhawks’ team bus pulled up to its J.W. Marriott headquarters at the Final Four just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. “Pretty cool,” Self said. The Jayhawks are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2018 and back at a Final Four in New Orleans for the first time since reaching the national title game in the Big Easy in 2012. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: In opening night win, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels proved worthy of all of that confidence he flashed in the offseason

One of the biggest questions I had for the Kansas football coaches heading into the first week of the 2022 season was what Jalon Daniels’ ability to hold off Jason Bean in the QB race during camp did for their view of the junior starter. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball guard Ochai Agbaji in position to add name next to Danny Manning's on exclusive list

With confetti flying around them and the rest of the Jayhawks celebrating top-seeded Kansas’ 26-point win over Miami in the Elite Eight last Sunday in Chicago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self quietly pulled Ochai Agbaji to the side of the celebration stage for a quick chat. On Thursday afternoon, between Final Four media sessions at the Caesars Superdome, Self shared the message he delivered during that conversation. By Matt Tait

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Kansas senior David McCormack not leaning either way as he awaits feedback to make stay-or-go decision

While his immediate future is up in the air, Kansas forward David McCormack is looking at his decision to turn pro or return to KU for one more season as “a bonus.” By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks say Monday's national title win helped avenge lost opportunity in 2020

New Orleans — Of all the motivating factors that led the 2021-22 Kansas men’s basketball team to the top of the college basketball world on Monday night, avenging the lost opportunity in 2020 sat near the top of the list. By Matt Tait

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Kansas football searching for ways to avoid slow starts

Although the scoreboard showed a Kansas victory at the end of each of the last two games, KU football coach Lance Leipold knows the Jayhawks can’t expect that to continue if they don’t find a way to start faster. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says Remy Martin still ailing, 'operating at 60 or 70%'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Monday that KU guard Remy Martin was currently operating at 60-70% and that conversations were being had about resting him for longer than portions of games. By Matt Tait

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Quick gamer: Red Raiders too much for No. 6 Kansas in 75-67 Texas Tech victory

Playing without its top two scorers, No. 25 Texas Tech knocked off No. 6 Kansas, 75-67 on Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets Arena. By Matt Tait

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Kansas, Villanova don't care if they're playing in the Final Four shadow of Duke and North Carolina

New Orleans — On a stage with four college basketball powerhouses, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said this week that he thought the shine of the first-ever Final Four matchup between Duke and North Carolina has fewer people talking about the Kansas-Villanova matchup that will precede it on Saturday night. By Matt Tait

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Top-seeded Kansas basketball team greeted by good vibes in return to Windy City

Chicago — The top-seeded Kansas men’s basketball team arrived at its team hotel in The Windy City via police escort on a rainy Wednesday evening, much to the delight of head coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 Champs: KU 'euphoric' after 74-65 win over Texas Tech, but Jayhawks still hungry for more

The 6th-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team validated its Big 12 regular season title by winning three games in three days this week to claim the Big 12 tournament title, as well, knocking off Texas Tech, 74-65, in a thrilling battle in front of a packed house at T-Mobile Center on Saturday night. By Matt Tait

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Kansas coach Bill Self says Remy Martin returned to practice late last week, timetable for return remains unknown

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Monday that there was still no update on the timetable for senior guard Remy Martin to return to the lineup but that Martin had made strides toward being back in action. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks' mindset heading into Monday night: 'Might as well give it all we've got'

With just one game standing between them and the ultimate goal of winning a national championship, the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks are planning to leave nothing in the tank during Monday's NCAA title game showdown with 8th-seeded North Carolina. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Strong play by KU's front seven, led by Lonnie Phelps, sets tone for Jayhawks' dominant Week 1 win

Newcomer Lonnie Phelps made the splashy plays — seven tackles, four for loss and three sacks — but he’ll be the first to tell you that he didn’t make them alone. Friday night, when the Kansas football team rolled to a 1-0 start to the season via a 56-10 pasting of Tennessee Tech, it was the KU front seven that stood out the most. By Matt Tait

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