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Notebook: Kansas to Debut Civil War Themed Uniforms Against Baylor

I don’t need your civil war

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Mike Lee aims to rectify on-field mistakes that cost him starting job |
Safety Mike Lee learned far in advance of this past weekend’s home game against Kansas State that, for the first time in more than a year, he wouldn't be starting.

KU football uniforms to pay homage to Civil War regiment with complicated legacy |
The uniforms take their inspiration from Col. Charles Jennison and his Seventh Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, aka Jennison’s Jay-Hawkers. The man who led them gained a reputation for his brutal tactics in pursuit of the abolitionist cause, and was apparently not very particular in choosing his victims.

Why former Alabama wideout Daylon Charlot switched to safety at KU | Smithology |
The “Where’s Daylon Charlot?” game — a popular pastime these past several months for those who follow Kansas football — took an interesting turn this past weekend when the former Alabama wide receiver wore a No. 7 KU football uniform against Kansas State, instead of his former No. 2 jersey.

Borrowing walk-on from football team might not be bad idea for Kansas basketball | Lunch Break |
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said that he left Udoka Azubuike in at the end of the 100-54 exhibition blowout against Pittsburg State for conditioning reasons. Not a bad idea. Azubuike looked winded at the end of his 24-minutes night.

This new KU player got through ‘long year’ on the bench with daily phone calls to dad
Eager to share new experiences and perhaps ease a bout of homesickness, Mississippi native Malik Newman maintained close contact with family members during his redshirt season with the Kansas basketball team.

Bill Self describes Billy Preston as ‘ridiculously talented’
“Have you guys noticed how talented he is?” Self said enthusiastically at Thursday’s Williams Fund-sponsored KU Roundball Luncheon at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. “Have we had anybody 6-10 that can shoot, run, jump and handle? I mean this dude is ridiculously talented.

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NBA games, Thursday scores, highlights, updates: Warriors hand Spurs fourth straight loss -
On this NBA Thursday there were only two games, both on national TV. Of course, not every night needs to be a League Pass extravaganza. Sometimes it's fun to just sit down, put the TV on, and not move for a few hours.

The dichotomy of humble, flamboyant Oklahoma star quarterback Baker Mayfield -
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Ranking the top 100 (and one) best college basketball players for 2017-18 -
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