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Pair of Jayhawks advance

Kansas University golfer Kevin Ward and former Jayhawk Tyler Hall have advanced to the Sweet 16 at the prestigious Western Amateur Golf Tournament at Point O'Woods Golf Club.

Kansas adds another AD

Kansas University's athletic department has added still another administrator. Although no announcement has been made, Ben Kirtland is listed in the new KU football media guide as an associate athletic director for development.

Price Chopper Invitational briefs

Kansas University recruits C.J. Miles and Kevin Rogers led Team Texas past the Tennessee Travelers, 60-55, in the Price Chopper Invitational semifinals Friday night. Miles had 15 points, and Rogers added six points. Team Texas will play the Illinois Warriors for the title.

KU's Self has good reason to smile

With paucity of point guards, Jayhawks' head man already has secured one of best in nation

It nearly is impossible to catch Kansas University coach Bill Self without that wide, disarming grin spread above his chin. Right now, though, he has a reason to smile. Many of the other coaches in this gymnasium are searching for point guard prospects like blackjack bettors wishing for another ace. The supply is short, but the Jayhawks grabbed theirs early in the game.

6Sports video: Returning KU offensive line strong

One of the main reasons for the Kansas football team's offensive success last year was the offensive line. The front five allowed only 19 sacks in 13 games in 2004.

6Sports video: Bowl appearance helps recruiting

A little bowl appearance is going a long way for Mark Mangino. Last season, the KU head coach engineered one of the biggest turnarounds in school history, improving the Jayhawks from two wins in 2002 to a Tangerine Bowl appearance.

KU's Hinrichs finalist at Northern Colorado

Kansas University athletic department staffer Jay Hinrichs is one of five finalists for the athletic director's job at Northern Colorado.

City baseball standouts to play at 'The K'

Matt Berner and Derek Bailey dreamed about playing at Kauffman Stadium while growing up in Lawrence. The Kansas University baseball players will have their chance Sunday morning during the Ban Johnson League All-Star Game at Kansas City, Mo.

Jones inks four-year deal

The New York Jets announced Thursday that they had signed their four remaining draft picks -- including Kansas University tackle Adrian Jones -- but terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

K.C. high school player Walker comfortable in spotlight

Considering Marcus Walker is the big-name local basketball player at the Price Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational Tournament, it would be understandable if he felt added pressure to play well.

Sideline

¢ KU's Hinrichs finalist at Northern Colorado ¢ Kansas adds another AD ¢ Jones inks four-year deal ¢ Pair of Jayhawks advance