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Young Kansas football fan loses his battle with cancer


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Bender solid with Kansas after Georgia made pitch | JayhawkSlant

"Coach (Kirby) Smart and coach (Jim) Cheney have been calling me all week," Bender said. "They offered me a spot to go and play there."

Kyron Johnson already packing for Kansas | JayhawkSlant

The Jayhawks are going to add some speed to the linebacker position in January. Kyron Johnson, a linebacker from Arlington, will enroll early at Kansas and go through spring football.  During the Jayhawks summer camp circuit Johnson ran the fastest 40 of any player. He turned in a 4.40 and 4.42. At 6-foot-1, 200 pounds he said he is ready to get with strength and conditioning coach Je'Ney Jackson.

Young KU football fan dies after cancer battle |

Cole’s mother, Shanda Hayden, works as an academic and career advisor for the program. As the youngster withstood illness and various treatments, beginning this past summer, KU football players and coaches rallied around Cole, often sporting #TeamCole accessories of some form on a daily basis.

Carlton Bragg sits against Nebraska, Self calls it 'a very humbling situation' |

Asked if he had given any thought to keeping Bragg away from Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Self said to do so would have been to miss out on an opportunity to teach another lesson.

No. 3 Jayhawks outclass Huskers in building big lead, but coach Tim Miles lauds NU’s second-half tenacity | Men's Basketball |

The Jayhawks, Miles said, are "a fast team, a skilled team, a powerful team. They can get you a lot of ways. I was really proud of our guys. I thought the second half we showed some toughness, some resiliency to at least claw back and make it uneasy on them."

KU coach Bill Self bothered by team’s poor free-throw performance

I said yesterday, ‘100 shots for every miss.’ Josh (Jackson, 3 of 8 vs. Nebraska) will be out there a while and ’Doke (Udoka Azubuike, 1 of 4), too. Obviously practice them more … that’s what we need to do.

KU offense humming despite poor free throw shooting |

"There’s no excuse for our team missing free throws," Self said, "because we have a gymnasium where we live with three goals on it just for guys to shoot free throws, so we’re going to have to do more.... It hasn’t yet, but it’s going to cost us if we can’t start making some shots."

Svi Mykhailiuk determined to contribute more than 3-pointers for Kansas | Smithology |

"People just know me for shooting those three-point shots," he said after Kansas improved to 9-1, "but I don’t think they expect me to drive the ball as much. So now I’m working on driving more."

Women's Bball - Kansas dismantles Rhode Island, 72-36

Kansas women's basketball brought its most complete team effort to the hardwood, as sharp shooting and stifling defense were the perfect combination to deliver a 72-36 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon inside Allen Fieldhouse.

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Inside the emotional, exhilarating end of Army's 14-game losing streak to Navy -

"I don't know what to draw up here," Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper told his offense at halftime, standing before the dry-erase board and dropping his marker to the ground. "I don't. Anything I can't draw? Nothing. Just freaking play. Make good decisions. It's that simple."

Charlie Strong becoming coach at South Florida may lead to great success -

Two weeks after being fired by Texas, Charlie Strong is a head coach again, agreeing to take over at South Florida. Strong replaces Willie Taggart, who left the Bulls to coach at Oregon.

Shockers outlast Sooners, 76-73 | Crimson and Cream Machine

The Sooners come up short in a close battle against the shockers, 76-73. Oklahoma competed with Wichita State the entire game, but were not able to assemble a consistent performance once again. The depth of Wichita State was too much for OU to handle in this clash.

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Wichita State has dunk of the year candidate -

Daishon Smith, a 6-foot-1 guard, went hard to the rim and posterized Oklahoma freshman Kristian Doolittle at the rim.

Harry Douglas' cheap shot on Chris Harris leads to Aqib Talib starting Broncos vs. Titans fight -

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. suffered a knee injury in Week 14 caused by Tennessee Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas. Aqib Talib retaliated against the receiver, sparking a brawl between the teams.

John Cena, SNL mock Alabama and college football in hilarious sketch -

The show, hosted by WWE superstar John Cena, performed a skit mocking the "student" part of student-athlete, and it chose Alabama specifically as its target.

Trump nominates New Mexico high school science teacher Walter White for DEA Chief

Donald Trump has appointed a climate denier who is suing the EPA to actually head up the Environmental Protection Agency. He's chosen a school privatizing advocate to take over the Department of Education. He's picked an oil drilling advocate to lead the Department of the Interior. It was too much for the folks Saturday Night Live to handle.