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KU student who won $10,000 on half-court shot will pay it forward to ‘Nana’
“I was just thinking about my Nana and what I was going to do to help her,” Stiers said. “I’ve always thought about that one question: ‘If you win so much money, what are you going to do with it?’ And she’s helped me a lot in my life, so pay it forward.”

Allen Fieldhouse rocks with 16,300 basketball-hungry fans at KU’s Late Night in the Phog
Allen Fieldhouse was full, just the way Bill Self likes it at Late Night in the Phog, when he grabbed the microphone at center court and spoke to Kansas’ 16,300 basketball-hungry fans plus a horde of recruits and their families on Saturday night.

KU’s Carlton Bragg shows personality, game in Late Night scrimmage
Bragg — already known as one of KU’s happiest players — was even more boisterous Saturday night, leading the Jayhawks with 18 points as the Crimson and Blue teams played to a 48-all tie in the scrimmage at the end of Late Night in the Phog.

New Beginning: Bragg makes the most of 'fresh start' at Late Night |
One of the biggest questions about the deep, talented and experienced Kansas basketball team entering the 2016-17 season was whether sophomore forward Carlton Bragg could adequately fill the role and hole left by the departure of Perry Ellis.

Brennan Bechard repeats $10,000 shot |
Shortly after the fan-friendly extravaganza wrapped at Allen Fieldhouse, the KU staffer would’ve preferred to be working behind the scenes on one of the most important recruiting weekends of the year. But after he hit a half-court shot to win a Kansas student $10,000 out of his boss Bill Self’s pocket — repeating his same feat from 2015’s festivities — he fielded questions, and admitted his status as a defending champion of sorts brought with it some added pressure.

KU women's basketball transfers thrilled to play at Allen Fieldhouse |
After sitting out all of last season because of the NCAA transfer rule, Kansas women’s basketball guards Jessica Washington and McKenzie Calvert were more than happy to step back on the court at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Other Kansas Sports

Kansas volleyball team kneels for cause, stands for anthem |
The team decided to send the message, according to junior middle blocker Chayla Cheadle, in the wake of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, being shot and killed. Crutcher’s death resulted in Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby getting charged with first-degree manslaughter. Shelby entered a not-guilty plea.

Kansas ends Baylor's 10-match volleyball winning streak |
Baylor’s Katie Staiger and Madison Rigdon of Kansas came out on fire Saturday afternoon in Horejsi Center. They both bruised the floorboards with high-velocity, steep shots.

KU doubles advances |
Kansas University’s tennis tandem of Anastasia Rychagova and Tess Bernard-Fiegenbaum are now two wins away from securing a spot in the qualifying bracket at the 2016 Riviera ITA Women’s All-American Championship.

KU, Sutton lead Golfweek event |
Kansas golfer Daniel Sutton led the Golfweek Conference Challenge after second round Saturday, and KU led the team standings in the 12-team field.

KU 2nd, 3rd at Rim Rock |
Kansas’ men’s cross country team placed second and KU’s women’s squad took third in the Rim Rock Classic on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm.