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Azubuike leads No. 4 Kansas to 75-63 win over E Tennessee St

Nov. 19, 2019 10:52 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The buzzer had just sounded on another win for Kansas when coach Bill Self collared East Tennessee State guard Bo Hodges in front of his bench and whispered something in his ear. Then he did the same to the Pirates’ Tray Boyd III. “He was just saying we’re a good...

Kansas researcher denies working for Chinese university

Nov. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An associate professor in Kansas accused of secretly working for a Chinese university contends in a court filing that a visiting scholar fabricated the allegations against him after unsuccessfully trying to extort him for $300,000. Attorneys for Feng “Franklin” Tao filed...

Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Moss leads No. 5 Kansas to 112-57 romp over Monmouth

Nov. 15, 2019 10:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas was seconds away from another lopsided win in Allen Fieldhouse when Monmouth’s George Papas stole the ball from freshman Tristan Enaruna and ran the other way for a dunk, triggering a minor scuffle under the bucket. It was the most fight the Hawks showed all night....

Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations

Nov. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew it was important to fill the majority of his upcoming recruiting class during the early signing period, given the uncertainty that surrounds the Jayhawks when it comes to potential NCAA violations. The school was hit with a series of allegations earlier...

Dotson had 22 points, No. 3 Kansas beats UNC Greensboro

Nov. 9, 2019 12:20 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson and No. 3 Kansas got back on track. Dotson had 22 points and six assists and Udoka Azubuike added 10 points and 10 rebounds in Kansas' 74-62 victory over UNC Greensboro. "I thought Devon played great," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "That was a different Devon than we saw...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

Nov. 6, 2019 3:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the...

Thompson runs for 3 TDs as No. 22 K-State routs Kansas 38-10

Nov. 2, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Chris Kleiman views himself as a caretaker for Kansas State football, sustaining and building on the traditions that predecessor Bill Snyder established over more than two decades. Turns out that applies to the Wildcats' dominance of Kansas. Skylar Thompson ran for 127 yards and three...

No. 22 K-State, Kansas meet off wins in Sunflower Showdown

Nov. 1, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The scenes that took place last Saturday in two football stadiums separated by a 100-mile stretch of Interstate 70 were quite similar: The clock ticking to zero, the players streaming off the sideline, the fans pouring from the stands to celebrate with them. No. 22 Kansas State (5-2,...

Kansas prosecutors to drop charges of false rape report

Oct. 29, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors in Kansas are dropping all charges against a University of Kansas student accused of falsely reporting a rape, saying they feared publicity surrounding the case could discourage sexual assault victims from coming forward. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson...