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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 ...

3 and easy: Jayhawks’ hot hands lead to rout of Milwaukee

Tuesday night’s 95-68 rout of Milwaukee at Allen Fieldhouse was a perfect illustration of why the Kansas players and coaches say guys will be fine while opening the season in a shooting slump. After entering December shooting 31% from 3-point range, Kansas sophomore Ochai Agbaji opened ...

FSHS girls basketball falls to Nixa in opening round of Lady Hawks Classic

Olathe — Early in the fourth quarter, Free State junior Shannon Clarke drilled a 3-pointer from the right wing to pull her team within 10 points. It appeared to be the start of another strong finish by the Firebirds, similar to their overtime win in the season opener last week. Instead, Nixa ...

A Heisman Trophy vote 30 years in the making

I would’ve voted for Charles Woodson in 1997. I’ve always loved the idea of defensive players winning the Heisman. I would’ve put Todd Reesing in my Top 3 in 2007. He might not have deserved to win the award, but he was every bit the factor as those who made it to New York City for ...

Game Day Breakdown – No. 2 Kansas vs. Milwaukee

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (7-1) vs. Milwaukee Panthers (5-4) Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: Big 12 Now/ESPN+ | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Sign up for ESPN+ and watch your Hawks on the go. Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow ...

Texas prep OL Armaj Adams-Reed joins KU football’s 2020 class

Kansas head football coach Les Miles and receivers coach Emmett Jones headed Monday to Texas for some recruiting, and by the end of the day the Jayhawks had another 2020 commitment in place. Armaj Adams-Reed, an offensive tackle prospect at DeSoto High, announced Monday night he has committed ...

Khalil Herbert to transfer to Virginia Tech

After three-plus seasons with the Kansas football program, running back Khalil Herbert now has a destination for the final chapter of his college football career. Herbert announced Tuesday he has committed to play in the ACC, for Virginia Tech. A 5-foot-9, 205-pound rusher from Coral Springs, ...

Defensive issues typified KU football’s 2019 season

In a season full of highs and lows for the Kansas football team, the valleys outnumbered the peaks for the Jayhawks’ defense. Although the unit got off to a somewhat promising start, with KU’s three nonconference opponents scoring only 17.7 points a game, the Big 12 often proved too ...