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After NBA summer league, Perry Ellis looking forward to playing in Australia

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/08/317396/ After attempting to land a spot in the NBA during the Las Vegas Summer League, former Kansas basketball standout Perry Ellis is looking ahead to his future in Australia’s National Basketball League. Ellis signed a contract with the Sydney Kings in May, but the club allowed him to play ...

Beaty: It was a ‘miracle’ KU landed Dorance Armstrong in recruiting

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jul/17/318087/ Frisco, Texas — It’s difficult to make up time in recruiting, but that’s exactly what Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff had to do when he first arrived on campus. Looking over to junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the ...

Big 12 commish would like to see a revamped football signing period

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jul/17/318079/ Frisco, Texas — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was happy to see the NCAA adopt a December signing period for football teams, but wants it to go a step further. During the spring, the NCAA approved an early football signing period for high school recruits in December, which will ...

KU's Louisiana football commits receive high marks entering final prep seasons

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/17/300763/ Preparing for the upcoming high school football season, the Times-Picayune created a countdown of the top 20 players in the New Orleans metro area, and two Kansas commits made the list. In fact, both of the KU commits — Corione Harris and Anthony Williams — were selected in the ...

Reviewing offseason changes around Big 12 basketball teams

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/07/317346/ With the college basketball offseason in full swing, and teams preparing for their overseas trips to play exhibition games, it’s time to take a look at all of the roster changes. In the Big 12, the early predictions for next season have Kansas winning another conference title, West Virginia ...

Aqib Talib, Chris Harris rated among top 20 players in the NFL

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/apr/15/316158/ It’s been several years since Aqib Talib and Chris Harris suited up for the Kansas football team, but they continue to make a big impact for the Jayhawks. Both Harris and Talib remain actively involved with their alma mater. Harris attended KU's spring football game in April. Two weeks ...

Kings GM Vlade Divac surprised Frank Mason available for 34th pick

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/oct/13/311018/ At the beginning of the second round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac was fielding calls about potential trades for his team's next pick. Divac gave the offers some thought, but Frank Mason III was still available and he was a player that the Kings ...

Suns GM says Josh Jackson was the best player in the draft

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/jun/22/317760/ During a press conference Thursday night, Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough admitted he would’ve slept much better in the past few weeks if his team landed a higher pick in the NBA Draft. But McDonough was relieved Thursday when the draft played out how he expected, and he ...

KU football strength coach Zac Woodfin a difference-maker at previous stops

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/feb/23/314742/ With rising expectations for the Kansas football team, many eyes this summer will turn to Zac Woodfin, KU football's new director of strength and conditioning, who was hired in February. Last summer there was a lot of attention to the number of Jayhawks who were running faster than ever ...

David Beaty on KU's talent level from his first year to third year: 'Night and Day'

Bobby Nightengale

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/nov/17/kansas-football-v-texas/119177/ It was no secret when David Beaty was named head football coach at Kansas that he was going to have a massive rebuilding process in front of him. After a winless first season, the Jayhawks took some steps forward with a 2-10 record, including a home win over Texas. ...

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