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David Beaty wants more progress on defense

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NCAA Football: Kansas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Mason was named co-Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year (2016-17) alongside Texas swimmer Will Licon, as announced by the conference yesterday. One True Champion, amirite?

Kansas Basketball games during the exhibition Italy tour can be caught on the Jayhawk Radio Network, including the Tune In app and eight radio stations across the state of Kansas.

The Jayhawks have one more practice left before they leave for Italy.

Matt Galloway at the Topeka Capitol Journal notes that David Beaty had the longest breakaway interview session at Big 12 media days. Beaty said that when he took over, he specifically identified year 3 as the “year where we start seeing dividends.” Beaty goes on to say that “dividends are reflected in wins.”

David Beaty wants more progress on the defensive side of the ball, specifically, in scoring defense (points allowed per game). You know, coach, if the offense doesn’t give the other team the ball, especially in plus territory, that would go a long way in helping the defense. Just saying.

Nick Saban has some thoughts on what schedules ought to look like.

Last Chance U Season 3 might be moving to Independence CC in Kansas this year.

Volleyball players are awesome. I bet several KU players could dunk a volleyball, too.

Tom Brady may be the first active player to own an NFL franchise.

John Gruden, back to the NFL?

Who will win the Yu Darvish sweepstakes?

The Rock waxes nostalgic on how Steve Austin’s “Stunner” could throw him halfway across the ring.