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Rushing off

Sophomore to test waters in draft

First Julian Wright. Now Brandon Rush. Kansas University's sophomore class is dwindling at a rapid rate. "This doesn't surprise me," KU coach Bill Self said Friday in discussing Rush's decision to copy Wright and enter his name in the 2007 NBA Draft. "Julian is a potential lottery pick. With Brandon, we were hopeful to get one year, two would be a bonus. The only reason we thought we might get three is this is the strongest draft in recent memory."

Falkenstien book gives insider's look at Kansas

Max Falkenstien, the legendary Kansas University basketball and football announcer, has written a new book, "A Good Place to Stop, 60 Seasons with Max and the Jayhawks." Today and Sunday, the Journal-World is running excerpts from the book, published by Power House.

Cornish awaits pro fate

Ex-Jayhawk hopes to be tapped in draft

Jon Cornish won't be by the television this weekend watching the NFL Draft. He's going to try to make the weekend as normal as possible. "Me and my girlfriend," he said, "are probably going to do laundry."

Decision catches some Jayhawks by surprise

Brandon Rush's decision to enter the 2007 NBA Draft took at least one of his Kansas University teammates by surprise. "I wasn't ready for it or expecting it," freshman guard Sherron Collins said. He was preparing for an early Friday afternoon workout at Allen Fieldhouse when informed by coach Bill Self.

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Keegan: Money deciding factor

As soon as Julian Wright said it wasn't about the money at his farewell news conference, he unofficially stepped out of college and into the professional ranks. Once an athlete says it's not about the money, he has made the leap from kid to commodity.

OSU's Curry to enter draft

Oklahoma State junior guard JamesOn Curry plans to enter the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, according to a report by The Oklahoman.

KSU coach becomes father

Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin is a father - again.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas University football assistant coach Earle Mosley has resigned for health reasons, and head coach Mark Mangino announced Friday that Louie Matsakis would be Mosley's replacement.

Kansas softball to entertain OU

Who you play often means more than where you play. That may be the explanation for the Kansas University softball team's glaring home-road disparity. Against Big 12 Conference foes, the Jayhawks are 0-7 at home, but 6-1 away from Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball falls to OU

Oklahoma scored eight runs in the final four innings to hand Kansas University an 8-0 setback on Friday at Mitchell Park.

Commentary: NCAA right about text messaging

We can all probably agree the NCAA is among the most hypocritical, overly regulated and insanely silly regulating bodies known to man. For example, you could not give a Wisconsin-Milwaukee soccer player a ride were he or she trudging across Downer in a snowstorm or a hungry Marquette swimmer a couple of bucks for a sandwich.

KU's Costner named to All-Big 12 team

Kansas University senior Amanda Costner was named to the All-Big 12 Conference women's golf team, as selected by league coaches.