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Former Kansas All-American O'Leary dies at age 90

Ted O'Leary, a Kansas University men's basketball All-American in1932, died on Sunday night in Kansas City, Mo. O'Leary, who turned 90 in December, was believed to be KU's oldest living former All-American. He was the oldest former letter winner to attend the 100th reunion of Kansas basketball in 1998.

ISU's Shirley stunned by success

Cyclone senior amazed to have two victories in last two trips to KU

By Chuck Woodling Back-to-back victories in Allen Fieldhouse. Who would have thunk it? "This is just amazing," Iowa State center Paul Shirley said. "It's so hard to win here." Not for Iowa State. The Cyclones repeated last season's 64-62 stunner over the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse with a 79-77 triumph on Monday night.

Signee Simien out 3 weeks

Leavenworth High basketball player Wayne Simien will be out at least three weeks with a slight ligament tear in his right shoulder. Simien, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound senior who has signed with Kansas University, had an MRI on Monday. His shoulder was dislocated in last Friday's game against Shawnee Mission East.

Two Texans commit to Kansas

Killeen running back, Dallas defensive tackle select Jayhawks

By Andrew Hartsock Kansas' Killeen connection is alive and well. Kansas University's football team, which opened a pipeline to Killeen, Texas, with the help of native son Darrell Wyatt, has landed its first Killeen product without Wyatt.

Jayhawks savoring solid start

KU goes 5-1 at tournament

Astonished may not be the exact word to describe how Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge feels today. Surprised sure fits, though, after the Jayhawks won five of six games at the season-opening Diamond Invitational last weekend in Albuquerque, N.M.

Big 12 honors KU's Gruber

Kansas University senior Charlie Gruber has been named Big 12 male track athlete of the week, the conference announced Monday.

KU netters honored

Kansas University's Rodrigo Echagaray and Eleazar Magallan have been named to the Big 12's preseason all-conference singles tennis team.

Gooden: 'I'm all right'

Sophomore forward shrugs off pain in right wrist

By Levi Chronister Drew Gooden wasn't going to let a sprained right wrist stop him from playing against Iowa State. The 6-foot-10 sophomore injured his shooting wrist in the second half of Kansas University's 82-66 victory over Texas on Saturday, and the next day he wasn't sure if he could play against the Cyclones on Monday.

KU notebook: ISU on fire from 3-point range

ISU on fire from 3-point range

By Gary Bedore It was bombs away for Iowa State on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. With the shot clock running down several times, the Cyclones' Kantrail Horton (four threes) and Jamaal Tinsley (18 points) swished threes with Kansas players shaking their heads in disgust.

KU rally falls short - Iowa State 79, Kansas 77

Cyclones claim fourth straight victory over Jayhawks

By Gary Bedore Kansas senior Luke Axtell was right where he wanted to be: Past the three-point line, hoisting a shot that could win a basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. "It's what every shooter wants to do. I wanted that shot bad. To miss it it's a tough responsibility to bear," said Axtell, who airballed an off-balance 24-footer with two seconds left in Kansas' 79-77 ESPN Big Monday loss to Iowa State.