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Cozart sends Kansas past Central Michigan »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Montell Cozart threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Justin McCay to break a fourth-quarter tie, and Kansas pulled away for a 24-10 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday. Tony Pierson ran 74 yards for a touchdown on the game’s opening play, and Cozart added a […]

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KU’s Dexter McDonald tabbed Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas senior cornerback Dexter McDonald was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday following his standout performance in the Jayhawks’ season-opening win over Southeast Missouri State.McDonald, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, led the Kansas defense with the first multiple interception game of his career. He first picked off SEMO […]

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Kansas holds off Southeast Missouri State in season opener »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. - The score read Kansas 34, Southeast Missouri State 7, at the beginning of the fourth quarterSaturday evening at Memorial Stadium. All of a sudden, the Redhawks exploded to hang 21-straight points on the Jayhawks after three fourth quarter touchdown passes from quarterback Kyle Snyder.SEMO trailed by only six points with 1:33 left on the […]

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Jayhawks in must-win mode as Weis begins year 3 »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Charlie Weis believes this may be the most talented team he’s had in his first three seasons in charge. He also knows it’s time to prove it. After winning one game his first season and three last year, Weis may need to show some significant progress this season to […]

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KU to appear on ESPN’s Big Monday four times for ninth straight season »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas - For the ninth-straight season, the Kansas men’s basketball team will make four appearances on ESPN’s Big Monday, as announced by the Big 12 Conference Tuesday. KU’s first two ESPN Big Monday contests will be featured inside Allen Fieldhouse: Jan. 19 vs. Oklahoma and Feb. 2 vs. Iowa State. The Jayhawks will then hit the road for […]

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Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change »

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby warns that anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now will hate what’s coming. During his opening address at Big 12 football media days Monday, Bowlsby said significant changes are on the way. Bowlsby isn’t sure people understand how […]

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Kansas State picked 3rd, Kansas 10th in Big 12 Preseason Football Poll »

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The media’s Big 12 football preseason poll is out and Kansas State is picked finish third and Kansas 10th. Oklahoma is the media pick to the win conference title, just ahead of last year’s champ Baylor. The third place pick is the Wildcats highest since the conference went to full round robin play in 2011. […]

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KU’s Heeney named to 2014 preseason All-Big 12 Team »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas senior linebacker Ben Heeney was named to the 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football team as selected by members of the media and announced by the league office on Wednesday. Heeney, who was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2013, is heading into 2014 as the conference’s leading returning tackler. Last year […]

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KU’s Wiggins, Embiid taken in first three picks of NBA Draft »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid become just the fourth teammates drafted in the first three picks since 1980 to be drafted in the first three picks. The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick in the draft to select forward Andrew Wiggins, who averaged a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points last season. […]

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Embiid has stress fracture in foot »

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UNDATED (AP) – Kansas center Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA draft, has a stress fracture in his right foot and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday. Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, made the announcement on Thursday, a week before the draft. Tellem says Embiid fractured the navicular bone in […]

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Kansas adds Ukrainian prospect to recruiting class »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Highly touted forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has signed to play college basketball at Kansas, adding the talented swingman from Ukraine to what was already a top-10 recruiting class. The school announced his signing in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 forward will be eligible to play this season, even though he won’t turn […]

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KU releases non-conference basketball schedule »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Known for its schedule strength, Kansas men’s basketball will face traditional powers Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, Utah, Temple and UNLV with the potential to meet up with the likes of Michigan State, Tennessee, Marquette, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island, making the 2014-15 non-conference schedule another difficult slate for the Jayhawks. There is […]

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Kansas forward Andrew White III leaving program »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Guard Andrew White III is transferring from Kansas in search of more playing time after two seasons in which he failed to break into the regular rotation. Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced White’s decision in a statement Thursday night. White played in 25 games as a freshman and showed a deft […]

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