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Jayhawks excited for start of fall sports

For the first time in awhile, the Kansas volleyball team will have a new setter this season. Ainise Havili, who netted three consecutive Big 12 Setter of the Year honors, has since graduated. Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard, who spoke to reporters at Fall Sports Media Day on Thursday in ...

Injured KU O-lineman Jacobi Lott still being evaluated

Eight days after Jacobi Lott suffered an undisclosed injury at Kansas football practice that required him to leave in an ambulance, head coach David Beaty could not provide Thursday a detailed update on the freshman offensive lineman’s status. Lott, Beaty said, has not yet been able to ...

Tom Keegan: And the winner is … indecision

The fourth-and-1 decision arrived Thursday for David Beaty in the form of his final press conference until the week of the season opener against Nicholls State. This was going to be the moment that Beaty, who seemingly has built his deepest, most experienced, most exciting roster, showed he ...

Unresolved Kansas QB competition seemingly headed toward conclusion

Twelve practices into the Kansas football team’s preseason camp, head coach David Beaty has not yet seen enough to decide upon a starting quarterback. However, Beaty indicated at his weekly press conference Thursday the moment of truth should be right around the corner. “I love the ...

Brandon Rush seeks to resume NBA career

As Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were shooting the Golden State Warriors to their third NBA title in four seasons, retired voice of the Jayhawks Bob Davis reminded me that Brandon Rush guarded both of the NBA superstars. Rush was on Curry for much of the night in 2008 when Kansas defeated ...

Kansas Basketball Record Watch 2018-19: Charlie Moore

A couple of months ago, when KU junior Udoka Azubuike announced he would return for his junior season at Kansas instead of trying to make it in the NBA, the first thing that popped into my head was where Azubuike stood in KU’s record books in a few key areas. Granted, because he missed all ...

The case for Miles Kendrick as KU’s starting QB

At some point between now and the season opener, Kansas football coaches will decide upon a starting quarterback. Maybe tomorrow. Perhaps the night before the Jayhawks’ Sept. 1 debut. Or, conceivably, they already have identified the man for the job and they’re keeping it under ...

KU tennis duo wins Oracle ITA National Summer Championships Final

The University of Kansas tandem of Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch, who will both be seniors this season, finished their strong summer by claiming a doubles crown in Oracle ITA National Summer Championships at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Khmelnitckaia and Koch defeated the University of ...

Tom Keegan: Newcomers bring hope to Kansas football offense

Three and out after three and out. The quarterback seeing stars, but not open stars slipping behind the secondary, stars in his eyes from getting slammed to the turf yet again. Bubble screens bursting, blown up by a lack of blocking, the ball floating in the air too long or both. Those are the ...

Notebook: Kansas WR Steven Sims makes another watch list

The most experienced and prolific skill player on the Kansas football roster entering this season, Steven Sims Jr. expects the Jayhawks to show significant progress offensively in the months ahead. Those who follow college football foresee Sims, a senior receiver, playing a starring role ...

Former KU guard Sam Cunliffe headed to Evansville

In the end, the right fit won out over the chance to finish his career closer to his hometown of Seattle. Either way, [former Kansas guard Sam Cunliffe][1] on Tuesday announced via Twitter that he was headed to Evansville, where he will sit out the 2018-19 season and have two years of ...

Kansas Basketball Record Watch 2018-19: Dedric Lawson

A couple of months ago, when KU junior Udoka Azubuike announced he would return for his junior season at Kansas instead of trying to make it in the NBA, the first thing that popped into my head was where Azubuike stood in KU’s record books in a few key areas. Granted, because he missed ...

Putts mean more than money for Kansas pro golfers

Stop grousing about that 10-foot putt you barely missed costing you 10 bucks. Nobody wants to hear it. Besides, it could be worse. You could be missing it on the PGA Tour, where one stroke sometimes costs you more than 10,000 times as much as that. Gary Woodland’s 16-foot birdie putt on No. ...

Finley places 4th at NACAC Senior Championships

Kansas track and field alum Mason Finley placed fourth in the discus competition Sunday at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Senior Championships at Varsity Stadium in Toronto. Finley, who was representing the United States, recorded a mark of 61.55 meters (201-11 ft.) ...

Corione Harris ‘realistic’ option at CB for KU as true freshman

The closer the Kansas football team gets to its season opener, the more likely it seems fans who show up Sept. 1 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium will get ample opportunities to watch freshman Corione Harris. One of the most eagerly anticipated debuts in the program’s recent memory ...

Kansas Basketball Record Watch 2018-19: Mitch Lightfoot

A couple of months ago, when KU junior Udoka Azubuike announced he would return for his junior season at Kansas instead of trying to make it in the NBA, the first thing that popped into my head was where Azubuike stood in KU’s record books in a few key areas. Granted, because he missed ...

Lasting legacy: 1990 LHS volleyball team inducted into Hall of Fame

Earlier this summer, the 1990 Lawrence High School volleyball team was inducted into the Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Fame. Despite it being nearly 30 years later, and the fact several of the players have since left the area, a total of nine of the 10 players on the team — as well ...