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Bill Self stresses science of hoops to youths

With most of his Kansas University basketball players out of town for a four-week break before the start of first semester classes, Bill Self hit the road Thursday to do some teaching at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Wyandotte County Unit. By Gary Bedore

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KU football lands former UT offensive-line commit for 2015

Aaron Garza, a three-star offensive lineman in’s Class of 2015, orally committed to the Kansas University football program Thursday night. By Matt Tait

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Ukrainian signee has 17 vs. Sweden

Incoming Kansas University freshman guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored a game-high 17 points off 7-of-17 shooting in Ukraine’s 61-53 victory over Sweden on Wednesday at the Under 18 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. By Gary Bedore

Column: KU can win 4; here’s how

The annual look at KU’s best shots at victories, ranked from most likely to least. By Tom Keegan

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Head and shoulders: Holsopple aims to develop leaders on KU football team

Since Scott Holsopple arrived on campus after being hired away from Florida by KU coach Charlie Weis, the Penn State graduate and former boxer has emphasized his belief that athletes should be trained first from the shoulders up, with the neck and the brain being two of the most important target areas. By Matt Tait

KU softball lands Ball State transfer

Briana Evans, an outfielder who started all 52 games for Ball State last season, will transfer to Kansas University, KU coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.

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Another big plans to visit Late Night

So far, two high school basketball players have said they’ll be attending the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. They’ll be able to visit with another accomplished big man — former KU center Joel Embiid. By Gary Bedore

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One true champion?

League touts title purity — except when, you know, there’s a tie

The Big 12 Conference’s ability to implement a full round-robin schedule distinguishes it from the other four power conferences, all of which boast more than 10 teams. It is that unique characteristic that led the league to its slogan: one true champion. By Benton Smith

Ex-Jayhawk Sterling done in Denver

Former Kansas University offensive lineman Aslam Sterling is done in Denver. By Matt Tait

KU football players shrug off negativity

It takes a special kind of confidence and optimism to represent Kansas University football. By Benton Smith

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Column: Laying odds on Kansas' top rusher

Vote for the player you think will lead KU in rushing and see if you can find five buddies to pony up for a friendly competition. By Tom Keegan

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Feelin' the Heat: Mario Chalmers still likes Miami’s makeup

Miami Heat veteran combo guard Mario Chalmers knows it won’t be easy to win championships in the post-LeBron James era. By Gary Bedore

KU's Lucas, Mickelson to play for all-star teams in coming weeks

Hunter Mickelson and Landen Lucas will be playing basketball for all-star teams overseas in coming weeks.

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Big Vegas prep Zimmerman to visit for Late Night

Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot, 240-pound senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Top 10 reasons to watch this fall

This football season represents a litmus test for the toughness of the Kansas University sports fan. By Tom Keegan

Earning her stripes: Female official to work KU opener

The 38-year-old Cat Conti had been assigned to the Southeast Missouri State-Kansas game on Sept. 6, making her the first woman to work a football game in the Big 12 Conference.

KU golfer Hanna falls in Match Play semi

Kansas University golfer and defending Match Play champion Chase Hanna won his quarterfinal, 2 up, before losing in the semifinal, 1 up, on Saturday at the Kansas Amateur.

KU thrower 6th, Ottawa alum 9th at World Junior Championships

Kansas University thrower Mitchell Cooper earned a sixth-place finish in the discus on Saturday at the IAFF World Junior Championships.

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Ex-KU guard Naadir Tharpe explains pro decision, desire for Kansas degree

Former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe, who left KU this spring with the intent to transfer after three seasons with the Jayhawks, recently decided to forego his final season of college eligibility to turn pro instead. Saturday, he explained that becoming a KU graduate and finishing what he started, academically, played a huge role in his decision. By Matt Tait

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Ben McLemore delights with dunks at inaugural Summer Slam event

Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore wanted to bring a taste of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend to his second home. So, late in his first Sir McLemore Summer Slam event Saturday at Lawrence’s Community Building, McLemore set about recreating his routine from February’s Slam Dunk Contest. The All-Star tribute put the finishing touches on a day that connected McLemore’s friends, family and fans in a place he holds near and dear to his heart. By Matt Tait