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Kansas guards rewarding coach Bill Self for trust he puts in them

It sometimes can take quite a while for Kansas basketball players to earn the trust of their demanding coach, Bill Self. That’s what made something Self said Monday afternoon so interesting when asked how much importance he puts on the first play of the game. “Not much,” Self ...

Frank Mason delivers another big night against Georgia

**1 - Frank Mason:** Led the Jayhawks in scoring for the fourth time in five games with 19 points. He made 2 of 4 free throws and put the pressure on Georgia's defense until tiring late in the game and mixed it up well enough to grab five rebounds. Also had three assists and three steals. ...

The next Todd Reesing? Watch these videos and you be the judge

I called Kale Pick to congratulate him and write [a story about his promotion][1] to head football coach at Fort Scott Community College. I came away with a bonus. Pick forever will be linked to the great Todd Reesing because he was his successor, although he lasted only three quarters ...

A look at why Duke is favored tonight against Kansas

Kansas made it to the Elite Eight in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, where eventual national-champion Villanova bounced the Jayhawks in a close game. Duke exited the tournament in the Sweet 16 in a 14-point loss to Oregon. Kansas has added the No. 1 recruit in the nation, according to ...

Gary Woodland second-round leader of OHL Classic

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland is the leader in the clubhouse after firing a 65 in Friday's second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to move to 13-under par. Webb Simpson shot 65-65 to head into the third round in second place, one ...

David Beaty: Iowa State ‘Best 1-8 team in the country’

Computer rankings for any sport are inherently flawed, as is constantly proven with the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament selection committee’s overuse of the Ratings Percentage Index, more commonly known as RPI. But as computer rankings go, the Jeff Sagarin Ratings, carried by USA ...

Ranking Reesing’s successors from No. 1 to No. 9

If Kansas head football coach David Beaty rides the wave Carter Stanely created with an encouraging second-half performance in Morgantown, W.V., and hands him the football Saturday for the 11 p.m. kickoff against Iowa State, Stanley will become the 10th quarterback to start a game for Kansas ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Carter Stanley makes it interesting

Finally, a little intrigue spices the stagnant-so-long air hovering over another dismal Kansas football season. Thank redshirt freshman quarterback Carter Stanley for supplying it by running the offense more sharply than any KU quarterback has in quite some time Saturday in a 48-21 loss ...

Cubs curse dies the night K-State hex marches on

One old sports curse finally perished Wednesday night, a few hours after a newer one mushroomed. First, a word on the curse that died a stormy death in Cleveland. William "Billy Goat" Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, purchased two tickets to the 1945 World Series. His ...

Washburn coach lauds former player Gary Woodland, current Jayhawks

Gary Woodland and wife, Gabby, had a front-row seat across the court from the Washburn bench upon which the PGA tour player once sat. Woodland scored three points in his freshman season in the exhibition against Kansas, before transferring to KU to play golf for Ross Randall. "I made ...

Stronger Frank Mason gives credit to Andrea Hudy

Frank Mason looked thicker, stronger during the Bill Self Basketball Camp games. In Tuesday night's exhibition opener against Washburn, Mason looked as if he might even have increased his already jaw-dropping vertical leap. “I’m not sure, but I’ve been working hard with (strength ...

Kansas open to recruiting another quarterback in this class

Kansas football coach David Beaty seems to remember everything he ever has heard from head coaches who have engineered successful rebuilding projects. He shared one of those pointers Tuesday. "He talked a lot about how he wants to make each room a little bit better each year," Beaty ...

Linebacker Joe Dineen out for season

Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen, out with a hamstring injury, will miss the remainder of the season, head coach David Beaty announced at his weekly Tuesday press conference. Dineen suffered the injury in the Memphis game the third week of the season, which means that he is eligible for a ...