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Former Florida QB Feleipe Franks visits KU football

As Les Miles and the Kansas football coaching staff look to figure out who will be the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback in 2020, the staff welcomed a former SEC starter to campus this weekend. A potential graduate transfer who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal recently, former Florida QB ...

Area basketball roundup: Eudora girls notch 3rd at Paola tournament

Eudora’s girls basketball team went home with some hardware from the Paola tournament. EHS earned a 46-43 win over Wellsville Friday night to take third place at the event. It was an impressive response by the Cardinals, who fell to Piper in the semifinals for their first loss of the ...

LHS girls drop 45-41 decision at St. James Academy

The Lawrence High girls basketball team fell just shy of a perfect week. After a pair of wins over the previous three days, Lawrence couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch in a 45-41 road loss to St. James Academy on Friday night. The Lions are now 2-2 on the year following a 2-1 clip ...

FSHS girls fall to Blue Springs in 5th-place game of Lady Hawks Classic

Olathe — Free State head coach Nick Wood is certain his team improved this week, even though things ended on a sour note. The FSHS girls basketball team went 1-2 to notch sixth place in the 2019 Lady Hawks Classic, which was one spot higher than it did last year. Unlike last season, though, ...

Lawrence High girls roll past J.C. Harmon for 74-13 win

Cree Stewart picked up her dribble just beyond the arc with no defender within shouting distance. Cheers for the freshman to shoot could be heard from the Lawrence High bench with less than a minute remaining in Thursday’s contest. Stewart obliged and drained the 3-pointer, which earned a ...

LHS boys advance to championship game with 63-62 win over Blue Valley

Stilwell — It would have been easy to let the game get away down the stretch. Blue Valley led by six with 3:39 remaining during the semifinals of its home tournament Thursday night at BVHS. Instead, Lawrence High’s boys basketball team remained composed and made enough plays down the ...

Free State girls basketball narrowly beats Barstow 57-54

In an absolute nail-biter, Free State girls basketball pulled out a narrow 57-54 victory over Barstow in the Olathe East tournament Thursday. Junior guard Evy Harrell led the way for the Firebirds with 18 points, with junior guard Shannon Clarke and senior guard Caely Kesten right behind, each ...

Devon Dotson doing much more for KU’s offense than scoring

It may come as a surprise to many, including the head basketball coach at the University of Kansas, that the Jayhawks’ starting point guard currently is leading the Big 12 in scoring. Bill Self called that development “a shocker” for him nine games into Devon Dotson’s sophomore season. ...

Udoka Azubuike answers rebounding challenges

When a Kansas basketball player’s effort level is keeping him from living up to his potential, he knows he will hear about it. And he certainly knows whose voice will bring the problem to his attention. So after Udoka Azubuike went a two-game stretch — more than 58 minutes of action — ...

2020 CB no longer committed to KU football

A week ahead of December’s early signing period for college football, the Kansas coaching staff’s 2020 recruiting class shrank by one member. A prep cornerback from Shreveport, La., Tanner Hooker announced Wednesday he is no longer tied to the Jayhawks. “After a long talk with my family ...

Jayhawks willing to embrace No. 1 ranking – if it comes

Not surprisingly, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self’s first thought after learning of Texas Tech’s upset of No. 1 Louisville on Tuesday night was about the Red Raiders and the Big 12. “It’s a great win for Tech,” Self said. “Great for our league.” From there, the topic quickly ...

Jayhawks handle business during lull in schedule

In a college basketball season devoid of truly elite teams, there’s one surefire way for the best programs in the country to actually stand out. Don’t get complacent. Every massive underdog that shows up at Allen Fieldhouse envisions leaving this venue the way Stephen F. Austin left ...