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Defensive issues typified KU football’s 2019 season

In a season full of highs and lows for the Kansas football team, the valleys outnumbered the peaks for the Jayhawks’ defense. Although the unit got off to a somewhat promising start, with KU’s three nonconference opponents scoring only 17.7 points a game, the Big 12 often proved too ...

Jayhawks remain No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

The top two spots in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remained the same this week, but there was plenty of movement behind No. 1 Louisville and No. 2 Kansas. The Jayhawks, who knocked off No. 20 Colorado at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night to pick up their seventh ...

Chiefs survive mistakes, take AFC West with 23-16 win over Patriots

Foxborough, Mass. — Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady’s fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone Sunday. The Chiefs survived a series of mistakes and questionable calls by the officials to hold off the New England Patriots ...

Jayhawks pick up pledge from Virginia prep CB Karon Prunty

A little more than a week before the start of the December early signing period, the Kansas football team added another commitment for its 2020 recruiting class. Karon Prunty, who visited KU this weekend, announced on Sunday his plans to join the program. Prunty, rated a two-star cornerback ...

Self seeking better consistency from KU’s bench

Always one to think big picture first and recognize subtle weaknesses ahead of splashy stat lines, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Saturday pointed to the need for better play from his bench after a 72-58 win over No. 20 Colorado at Allen Fieldhouse. Specifically, better play ...

Lawrence High boys basketball falls to Liberty in season opener

Liberty, Mo. — Despite a second-half resurgence by Lawrence High, Liberty’s offense was too much in the Blue Jays’ 77-64 victory over the Lions in the 810 Varsity Tipoff Classic Saturday night. “I really thought our guys showed a lot of heart and fight,” LHS coach Mike Lewis said. ...

Lawrence High boys basketball drops season opener to Liberty

Liberty, Mo. — Despite a second-half resurgence, Liberty’s offense was too much in the Blue Jays’ 77-64 win over Lawrence High in the 810 Varsity Tipoff Classic Saturday night. “I really thought our guys showed a lot of heart and fight,” LHS coach Mike Lewis said. “(We) played ...

Quick recap: No. 2 Kansas pushes past No. 20 Colorado

Behind another strong defensive showing, Kansas was victorious in a top-20 matchup Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. No. 2 Kansas picked up right where it left off following last week’s run through the Maui Invitational. As was the case last week, the Jayhawks were impressive on the ...

FSHS boys basketball nets 3rd place at Hays City Shootout

Free State’s boys basketball team came home with some hardware in its first tournament of the 2019-20 campaign. The Firebirds pushed past Hays High School for a 46-31 win Saturday in the third-place game of the Hays City Shootout. Free State came away with two wins and one loss in the ...

Game Day Breakdown – No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 20 Colorado

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (6-1) vs. No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes (7-0) Time: 6 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow ...

Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys claim win in season opener

The only No. 1 team in the area started the 2019-20 campaign off with a win. Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team pushed past St. Marys for a 68-62 road win Friday night. Joao Carlos Ramirez started off his sophomore campaign with 28 points to lead the way for the Seahawks. Stavian Jones ...

LHS girls basketball suffers season-opening defeat at Topeka High

Topeka — Despite a lopsided final score, the season-opening defeat could end up being an important lesson for the Lawrence High girls basketball team. For the Lions, the season opener served as the ultimate measuring stick for a team that is experiencing plenty of roster turnover. Topeka ...

FSHS boys drop 51-49 decision to Manhattan High

Free State’s boys basketball team faltered down the stretch in a 51-49 loss to Manhattan High on Friday night during the semifinals of the Hays City Shootout. MHS outscored FSHS by a 24-11 margin in the final period en route to the narrow win. Manhattan will now play in the championship ...

KU football welcoming visitors as early signing period approaches

With the December early signing period just around the corner, the Kansas football coaches are working toward adding to the program’s 2020 class. While Les Miles and members of his staff spent much of the past several days out of town recruiting, they were expected to welcome a handful of ...