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6Sports Video: Finals week almost over for Jayhawk student-athletes

Friday will be the last day for finals at KU, which will be a big sigh of relief for lots of KU students. But for the men's basketball team, it means a return to the hardwood to ready for next week's match-up with WSS.

KU coach Redwine lands Pan Am post

Kansas University's Stanley Redwine will coach Team USA at the 2007 Pan American Games July 13-29 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Redwine's appointment - one of the most prestigious in track and field - puts the sixth-year Jayhawk track and cross country coach on a path to perhaps someday lead the United States in the Olympic Games.

Peterson pumped

OU tailback looking good for Fiesta Bowl return

Adrian Peterson isn't yet talking about it, but his teammates and coaches said Wednesday the Oklahoma tailback is eager to play football again for the Sooners.

Another McCoy may play for UT

Matt McCoy, a senior walk-on who has never thrown a pass in college, is practicing as the No. 1 quarterback for Texas while the Longhorns wait to see if injured Colt McCoy will be able to play in the Alamo Bowl against Iowa.

Clark guides ISU back to win column

Rahshon Clark scored 16 points, and Wesley Johnson had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Iowa State broke a three-game losing streak with a 70-59 victory over Savannah State on Wednesday night.

Funny what talent can do

Badgers win battle of in-state rivals with similar systems

Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Milwaukee run a similar version of the same offense.

MU jumps on bowl-ticket give-away wagon

It's becoming a growing trend in college football. Big trips for big bowl games? Give the rowdy - and traditionally poor- fans a little extra incentive to go.

Commentary: KU falling into same trap as UConn

Jayhawks could finish with plenty of victories but not much to show for them at tournament time

There are similarities, which could be good or bad. There are three or four NBA first-rounders. There is the cast of veteran supporting players, maybe wishing for greater glory.

Keegan: Hiring Ole Roy took guts

Those who hired Bill Self as the fifth successor to Phog Allen didn't need a great deal in the way of either imagination or guts to pull the trigger. Self already had coached two schools into the Elite Eight, headed three Div. I programs and won 207 games.

Salmonella sidelines Simien

Wayne Simien, who has missed the Miami Heat's last 10 games, isn't injured or in coach Pat Riley's doghouse.