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Game day: Kansas basketball vs. Vermont

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) vs. Vermont Cattamounts (1-0) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse TV: ESPN2 | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait @TomKeeganLJW ...

Tom Keegan: Coaching search thoughts and a farewell to Lawrence

You know you can’t run or jump or withstand contact the way the athletes you cover do, which brings us to why coaching searches are such a blast to follow: You very often are convinced that you can do a better job with those than the people conducting them. Too often, you are right. Turner ...

KU volleyball falls to No. 5 Texas

After upsetting then-No. 4 Texas earlier this season, Kansas volleyball (15-8, 8-4 Big 12) was not able to duplicate the feat when it faced the No. 5 Longhorns (17-4, 12-1) Saturday in Gregory Gymnasium. Texas claimed a 3-1 win over KU to split the season series. Texas earned the opening set ...

Notebook: KU football speculation shot down by Jeff Long

Manhattan — Rumors of University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long speaking with recently fired Maryland football coach D.J. Durkin were shot down quickly Saturday afternoon. Not long after news of the alleged conversation between Long, who is searching for KU football’s next head ...

KU surrenders late lead in 21-17 loss to Kansas State

Manhattan — A victory in the first stage of David Beaty’s last stand as football coach at the University of Kansas remained in play as late as the final minute of an in-state rivalry game Saturday afternoon at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Trailing Kansas State by four points just 32 yards ...

Matt Tait: Jayhawks fall short of feel-good ending

Manhattan — The dream ending was there for the taking. And Kansas couldn’t hold on to it. OK. So maybe calling it a dream is a little dramatic. But given the nightmare that has been Kansas football for the last decade, winning in Manhattan on Saturday certainly would have qualified as a ...

Quick recap: Kansas drops narrow decision to Kansas State

Kansas State made enough plays down the stretch to hold off Kansas yet again. With 2:46 left in the game, K-State quarterback Alex Delton scored on a 21-yard touchdown run to give the hosts the final advantage in the 21-17 victory. The win extended the Wildcats’ (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) dominance ...

Game day breakdown: KU football at K-State

— Kansas (3-6 overall, 1-5 Big 12) at Kansas State (3-6, 1-5) • 11 a.m. kickoff, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, in Manhattan • Game-time forecast: 30 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports Networks • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our ...

Kansas soccer edges Saint Louis in double overtime

With all hands on deck by both the Jayhawks on the field and their support staff, Kansas advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 double overtime win over Saint Louis Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. After a fearful corner kick by Saint Louis that hit the crossbar, Kansas ...

Bill Self: David Beaty ‘a pro’ in how he’s handled news of firing

Since University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced his decision to move on from David Beaty as KU’s football coach, basketball coach Bill Self has not spoken with the soon-departing football coach in person. During his Friday press conference inside Allen Fieldhouse, Self was ...

Matt Tait: Best advice for KU AD Jeff Long: Go with your guy

I ran into Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Tuesday night in Indianapolis, and while chatting with him before KU’s basketball victory over Michigan State we talked a little football, too. Specifically, Long asked — joking I’m sure — if I had any tips for him as he began the ...

Preps notebook: Free State prepares for postseason battle with Manhattan

This week’s opponent figures to be unlike any Free State’s football team has faced thus far. Free State (10-0) welcomes Manhattan High (9-1) at 7 p.m. Friday for a quarterfinals matchup in the 6A west playoff bracket. The Firebirds, who have rolled over nearly every opponent this year, are ...

Jayhawks closing gap on Wildcats ahead of latest Sunflower Showdown

The Sunflower Showdown has featured its fair share of lopsided affairs, particularly this decade. Since 2010, Kansas and Kansas State have squared off eight different times in football. During that stretch, the Wildcats have won all eight meetings by an average margin of 24.4 points per ...