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Jayhawks Fall in Volleyball Final Four to Nebraska

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time....

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Volleyball - No. 4 Nebraska Prevails Over No. 9 Kansas in NCAA Semifinal, 3-1

Kansas' list of never-before accomplishments finally stopped growing Thursday night with a 3-1 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the NCAA Championship Semifinals at CenturyLink Center, leaving unfinished work for another season.

End of the road: Huskers too much for KU in Omaha |

The Jayhawks finished their unprecedented 2015 season with an all-time best record of 30-3 and those three losses came to the two teams playing in the national championship match.

Notebook: Jayhawks leave Omaha with heads held high |

There were no long faces, teary eyes or sighs of serious disappointment on the podium following Thursday’s loss. Sure, the Jayhawks would’ve preferred to have won and also would’ve liked to have played better. But they left CenturyLink Center with their heads held high after a fantastic season that ended with KU fighting to the end.

VIDEO: Sights & sounds from the KU Volleyball Experience in Omaha | Tale of the Tait |

Here's a quick look at the venue and some practice scenes at the NCAA Final Four in Omaha, where No. 9 overall seed Kansas (30-2) will take on No. 4 seed Nebraska (30-4) tonight at 8:30 in the second national semifinal.

VIDEO: KU volleyball fitting right in at Final Four in Omaha | Tale of the Tait |

Here's a look back at what we learned on Day 1 of the NCAA Final Four in Omaha, where Kansas will take on No. 4 seed Nebraska tonight at 8:30.

Volleyball - Kuhn Named National Assistant Coach of the Year

Kansas associate head coach Laura Kuhn was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year at a banquet on Thursday afternoon.

Fans encouraged to welcome KU volleyball home at 5 p.m. Friday at Horejsi |

The Kansas University volleyball team is expected to return to Lawrence around 5 p.m. today. According to a news release from KU Athletics, Jayhawk fans and media members are invited to welcome the most successful team in program history back to Lawrence with a reception at Horejsi Family Athletics Center at that time.

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Smithson and Schadler Honored by Phil Steele Magazine

Phil Steele Magazine tabbed Kansas junior safety Fish Smithson and redshirt freshman kick returner Ryan Schadler for postseason All-Big 12 honors the publication announced Thursday. Smithson picked up second team honors, while Schadler was named to the third team.

2015 season review: Kansas endures Big 12's first winless season - Big 12 Blog- ESPN

In the end, the Jayhawks went down in infamy as the first 0-12 team in the history of the Big 12. The conference losses came by an average margin of 35 points. Against a few teams – South Dakota State, Rutgers, TCU, Texas Tech – they played close, tough games. The other eight losses were, well, brutal. Still, Beaty continues to inspire hope for the program. There are no quick fixes here, and he’s in it for the long haul. Here’s a look back at the Jayhawks’ season.

Kansas found important piece for rebuild in freshman QB Ryan Willis - Big 12 Blog- ESPN

Ryan Willis really had no choice. Ready or not, the true freshman took over for the Jayhawks’ final eight games and finished with 1,719 passing yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions, completing 52 percent of his passes. During the course of a painful, winless season, Willis emerged as one of the silver linings.

6 Questions with Devonte' Graham

In this week's episode, Shaffer picks on KU guard Devonte' Graham.

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Ken Niumatalolo to remain with Navy, BYU's coaching search continues -

After flirting with the idea of leaving for BYU, Ken Niumatalolo has decided to stay at Navy.

College football attendance drops for fifth straight year, but at slower rate -

The data used for this analysis counts only home games and not neutral-site venues. Figures represent the announced crowd totals schools reported to the NCAA and not necessarily actual attendance. Many athletic departments count attendance differently.

Aggies' QB problem: Kyler Murray 2nd to transfer from Texas A&M -

Texas A&M announced on Thursday that Murray has officially been released of his scholarship and is able to transfer to any program that is outside of the SEC and not on the Aggies' schedule for the next four years. That means Texas, Oregon and Oklahoma -- the three other schools he considered during his recruitment -- are all available options to him.

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Are you an avid college basketball fan? Consider yourself an expert in all things hoops? Here is your chance to prove it. Take the eight-question quiz below, challenge your friends and see who will cut down the trivia nets.

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A's closer Sean Doolittle dragged his girlfriend to the new Star Wars movie -

"I bought you a new outfit," he said. "We're going out tonight," he said. "Go try it on," he said.