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Jayhawks jump back into top spot in AP Top 25

With no team positioned to jump them into the top spot during the past seven days, the Kansas men’s basketball team returned to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday. The Jayhawks, winners of eight in a row to open the 2018-19 season, received 57 of the 65 first-place votes, with ...

Les Miles expected to hire D.J. Eliot as KU’s defensive coordinator

New Kansas football coach Les Miles will soon have both of his coordinators in place for his first staff. According to reports from both Brian Howell of the Boulder Daily Camera and Football Scoop, Miles is expected to hire D.J. Eliot, a former defensive coordinator at Colorado and Kentucky, ...

Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The fourth-down play was designed to go left, yet there was Patrick Mahomes scrambling to his right with a phalanx of Ravens in pursuit, his eyes trained on Tyreek Hill deep downfield. Mahomes heaved an audacious throw. Hill made an incredible catch. The Chiefs proceeded ...

Preps notebook: Veritas boys claim 61-60 win in overtime thriller

The Veritas boys basketball team edged Omaha Roadrunners, 61-60, in overtime Saturday afternoon. Veritas scored 26 points in the opening period, pouring in 20 more in the final period. As a team, the Eagles shot 48.9 percent from the floor. They outrebounded the opposition by a 30-18 margin, ...

Matt Tait named sports editor of Journal-World

A longtime Lawrence resident and reporter has been named the next sports editor of the Lawrence Journal-World. Matt Tait will oversee sports coverage in the Lawrence Journal-World, LJWorld.com and KUsports.com. Tait previously had served as editor of KUsports.com, while also covering the ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 63, New Mexico State 60

Kansas City, Mo. — Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 63-60 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night at Sprint Center. Offense: C ---------- The starting lineup didn’t miss Lagerald Vick in the opening minutes versus the Aggies. Charlie Moore came out ...

Quick recap: No. 2 Kansas takes down New Mexico State, 63-60

It wasn’t always the prettiest showing, but No. 2 Kansas found a way to survive once again. KU (8-0) struggled for much of its non-conference clash with New Mexico State Saturday night in the Sprint Center. Just like they have done a number of times during the young season, though, the ...

Area basketball roundup: Bishop Seabury boys improve to 3-0 with 86-32 win

The Bishop Seabury boys basketball team set the tone in the first quarter. After a 24-point first quarter, the Seahawks were in control throughout their 86-32 victory over Christ Prep Saturday afternoon at home. With the win, Bishop Seabury (No. 3 team in Class 2A) improved to 3-0 to start the ...

Game day: No. 2 Kansas basketball vs. New Mexico State

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (7-0) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (7-1) Time: 7:30 p.m. | Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri TV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Not going to be home for the game? Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our ...

Huge second half lifts LHS girls to 60-26 win over St. James

When Lawrence High girls basketball coach Jeff Dickson walked into the locker room during halftime of the Lions’ home matchup against St. James on Friday, he had a long speech in mind that he hoped would inspire his team after a lethargic start. By the time Dickson opened the locker room ...

Free State girls earn 7th place in Lady Hawks Basketball Classic

OLATHE — Free State’s girls basketball team was able to hold Barstow to 20 points on defense without allowing 3-pointer en route to a 40-20 win to take seventh place in the Lady Hawks Basketball Classic Friday night at Olathe East. “We still missed a lot of opportunities to score in and ...