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College football picks: 'Hoops' schools No. 17 Duke, No. 24 Kansas, Kentucky try to stay unbeaten

Sep. 27, 2023 11:12 AM EDT

It feels a little like March Madness in September as basketball blue bloods command the spotlight in Week 5 of the college football season. No. 17 Duke (five), No. 24 Kansas (four) and Kentucky (eight) have won 17 total NCAA championships in men's basketball. They have had sporadic...

Utah must keep riding its defense until Rising returns. Notre Dame-Duke is Week 5's best matchup

Sep. 27, 2023 06:13 AM EDT

Utah has quietly emerged as a top-10 team with convalescing quarterback Cam Rising yet to play a down and a defense that so far has put up better numbers than the 2019 unit that is regarded as the Utes' best ever. To be determined is whether the Utes can keep doing what they've been...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas - Advisory

Sep. 26, 2023 07:14 AM EDT
Eds: The Kansas editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2023. The AP

K-State agrees with hoops coach Jerome Tang on new 7-year contract

Sep. 25, 2023 18:46 PM EDT

Kansas State and Jerome Tang agreed to a new seven-year contract Monday after the men's basketball coach took a program that had just two returning players and was picked last in the Big 12 to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season. The contract replaces the six-year deal...

Quinn Ewers and No. 3 Texas get ready for Jalon Daniels and No. 24 Kansas

Sep. 25, 2023 16:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels already has delivered one program-shaking play in Austin. He would love to do it again. Quinn Ewers guided Texas to a win over Alabama that changed the trajectory of the season for the Longhorns. His goal is to keep them...

Influential Kansas House committee leader to step down next month

Sep. 25, 2023 12:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An influential Kansas House committee leader who helped temper fellow Republicans' drive to limit what state and local officials can do during pandemics plans to give up his legislative seat next month. Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Patton announced...

Daniels throws 3 TD passes, KU gets 2 defensive scores to beat BYU 38-27 in Cougars' Big 12 debut

Sep. 23, 2023 19:49 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lance Leipold did plenty of background work on Kansas before accepting its head-coaching job a couple of years ago. But in the pantheon of the obscure, he never looked up the last time the Jayhawks started 4-0 in back-to-back seasons. When told it had been 108...

Kansas cold case detectives connect two 1990s killings to the same suspect

Sep. 21, 2023 14:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with two counts of murder after detectives in a newly formed cold case unit connected him to the deaths of two women nearly three decades ago. DNA evidence led to the arrest of 52-year-old Gary Dion Davis, Kansas City Police...

BYU heads to Kansas for first-ever Big 12 game in matchup of unbeatens

Sep. 21, 2023 13:47 PM EDT

BYU (3-0) at Kansas (3-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Kansas by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Kansas leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Cougars make their Big 12 debut when they travel to Memorial Stadium...

UCF will be without QB Plumlee when it makes its Big 12 debut on the road vs. Kansas State

Sep. 21, 2023 12:21 PM EDT

UCF (3-0) at Kansas State (2-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FS1) Line: Kansas State by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Kansas State leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UCF will be making its Big 12 debut when it heads to Bill...