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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2016 file photo shows LSU head coach Les Miles watching from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La. Miles is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the down-trodden Jayhawks, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press. Sports Illustrated was the first to report that Miles and Kansas athletic director Jeff Long were discussing a contract. It remains unclear when a deal will be complete. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 18, 2018 - 5:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles walked confidently to the podium and slipped on a familiar white hat. This one had "KU" embroidered across the front. The quirky and energetic coach who led LSU to the 2007 national title, after building a consistent winner at Oklahoma State, is back in the Big 12...
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November 18, 2018 - 12:10 am
Kyler Murray lifted Oklahoma — and boosted his Heisman Trophy campaign — with a big finish. The sixth-ranked Sooners used every bit of offense from Murray to overshadow a huge game from Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr. in Oklahoma's 55-40 victory Saturday night Murray accounted for...
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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
November 17, 2018 - 7:31 am
Lagerald Vick had declared for the NBA draft and Kansas had moved on without him, recruiting a trio of backcourt players to take his place and planning for the upcoming season. Then Vick changed his mind and returned for his senior year. Good thing for the Jayhawks. Vick hit seven 3-pointers and...
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Ted "The Sports Head"
Ted "The Sports Head"
November 15, 2018 - 11:42 am
The entire concourse of downtown Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont stadium has now been reduced to rubble. The light pole stationed behind what was the first-base concourse is now the only one among the eight light standards still standing. The 1930's-era stadium is being demolished, making way for...
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Ted "The Sports Head"
Ted "The Sports Head"
November 13, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Demolition continues in downtown Wichita at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, as the pressbox and the grandstands are being reduced to rubble. Crews have until the end of the year to completely clear the site, clearing way for construction of a new stadium, to be ready for a Triple-A franchise by the 2020...
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Ted "The Sports Head"
November 12, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Despite a 1-0 record with a win over a Top 10 team, Kansas did not retain the #1 ranking in the nation this week in the Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll. Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation's best team with a single dominating performance...
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Amy Kontras - USA TODAY Sports
November 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Daniel Salloi scored two goals and Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Sunday for Sporting's first playoff win in five years. It gave Sporting a 5-3 series win on aggregate to advance to face the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference finals, also a two-game series. Sporting KC scored two...
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Denny Medley - USA TODAY Sports
November 11, 2018 - 4:20 pm
Patrick Mahomes threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns, outplaying Arizona counterpart Josh Rosen in a matchup of two of the NFL's bright young quarterbacks, and the Kansas City Chiefs rolled past the Cardinals 26-14 on Sunday. Mahomes threw both TD passes to Tyreek Hill, the second giving the...
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November 10, 2018 - 10:45 am
Markis McDuffie scored a career-high 32 points and sparked a second-half run that carried Wichita State past Providence 83-80 Friday night. Playing at the Naval Academy in the opener of the Veteran's Classic, the Shockers (1-1) bounced back from an early 10-point deficit to avoid their first 0-2...
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November 07, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Kansas State cornerback Duke Shelley was arrested this week for failure to appear and released after paying a $500 bond, though his status for this weekend's game against Kansas remains in question. A school spokesman said any punishment will be handled internally. The Wildcats' best cornerback,...
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