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Little breaks bone in left hand

Mario Little, who has yet to play in a game this season because of a stress fracture in his lower left leg, will not be coming back anytime soon.

Early Morning

NCAA official confirms home streak intact

Kansas University’s home winning streak is apparently alive and well at 29 games and counting.

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KU women preparing for West Coast swing

The Lady Jayhawks return to action this weekend, starting with a match-up against UCLA.

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KU's Briscoe an honorable mention all-American selection

Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe was named an honorable mention all-American selection by SI.com (Sports Illustrated), the school announced Wednesday.

Governor's press secretary to work for KU athletic director

Nicole Corcoran, who has served as Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' communications director and press secretary, has accepted the position of chief of staff for Lew Perkins, the athletic director at Kansas University.

Vitale’s got the right idea

When Dick Vitale recently handed me a signed copy of the book he wrote with Dick “Hoops” Weiss of the New York Daily News, I thanked him and told myself I only would read it if he listed former Bradley University great Hersey Hawkins among college basketball’s top 50 players since Vitale started screaming into a microphone during college basketball games in 1979.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Jeff Withey’s high school coach says there’s a good chance the 7-foot University of Arizona freshman will be playing basketball at KU second semester.

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Early report card: Big 12 separates itself from Pac-10

If the Big 12 were to claim a signature victory roughly one month into the college basketball season, it’d likely be Texas 68, UCLA 64, on Dec. 4.

MU hoops should finish no lower than No. 2 in North

Sorrentino's lightning round

Not much was made of Missouri before the college basketball season this winter. The Tigers weren’t ranked anywhere. In fact, they’re still not ranked after an 8-1 start.

Wilson leads BU past Texas-Pan American

A recap of Big 12 women's basketball action.