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Only a junior, Columbia basketball star Michael Porter has Mizzou’s and KU’s attention

Michael Porter is a 6-9 small forward from Columbia who ranks as the No. 2 overall basketball recruit in the class of 2017, according to a consensus of recruiting rankings. He’s earned the nicknamed “Baby Kevin Durant,” and his skillset borders on the absurd. And for college coaches — from KU’s Bill Self to Kentucky’s John Calipari to Mizzou’s Kim Anderson — the most intriguing thing is not how good Porter is right now. It’s how good he could become.

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For David Beaty, KU football reconstruction starts with the foundation

The Kansas football program is in a historically bad place, even by its own standards. How do you turn the worst of 64 power conference programs around? One pep talk at a time, one convinced mind at a time. Across an aisle from David Beaty, maybe 20 feet away, sits perhaps the best model possible for what he’s trying to do. Bill Snyder has lived what Beaty is only beginning.

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Montell Cozart leads KU depth chart at quarterback as Michael Cummings could miss season following ACL tear

The Kansas quarterback question is a complicated one, and it was this way even before Michael Cummings was cut down by an ACL injury in the spring game. Cummings, who finished last season as the Jayhawks’ starter, could miss the entire season, leaving junior Montell Cozart ahead of two incoming freshmen — Florida high school product Carter Stanley and Bishop Miege graduate Ryan Willis — on the depth chart.