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Jayhawks return to kindergarten for a good cause

The kindergarten class at Hillcrest School got three big surprises yesterday, and they were all more than 6 feet tall.

Keegan: Perkins versus Ainge

Kansas University's senior associate athletic director Larry "Contrary" Keating, always eager to disagree with anybody, anywhere, any time, was busy finalizing details of the women's basketball schedule Tuesday afternoon. Athletic director Lew Perkins was in Rhode Island, schmoozing donors. Smart move. New England sports fans are in a great mood now, thanks to the remarkable revival of the Boston Celtics engineered by general manager Danny Ainge.

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More than a little gifted

Kansas' Little passionate about basketball, music

Mario Little was hanging out in Kansas University basketball teammate Conner Teahan's Jayhawker Towers apartment when he spotted a keyboard next to a computer. "Plug it in. I'll play it," Little, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound tough guy born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, said defiantly. "Man, you can't play," responded a skeptical Teahan, who took piano lessons as a kid growing up in suburban Kansas City.

KU-NU volleyball to be televised

Kansas will try to end Nebraska's domination in volleyball when the Jayhawks and Cornhuskers tangle on national cable television at 7 tonight in Lincoln, Neb.

Raiders want male opponents

The Texas Tech women's basketball team is seeking a few young men to help them improve.

A year after Gundy's rant, OSU on verge of Top 25

Mike Gundy's rant quickly took its place in college football lore. Measuring its effect, though, is hard to do even a year later.

Vegas prep to visit for KU's Late Night

Elijah Johnson, a 6-foot-2 senior guard from Cheyenne High in Las Vegas, will attend Kansas University's Late Night in the Phog on an official recruiting visit, Johnson told Rivals.com

Colorado, CSU extend Showdown past 2010

Colorado and Colorado State agreed Tuesday to keep their football rivalry alive past 2010, but it's unclear if the game will ever return to the Denver Broncos' stadium.

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The most unbreakable records in Big 12 history

Missouri's Chase Daniel and Texas' Colt McCoy recently threw themselves - literally - into the Big 12 Conference football record books. Daniel set a conference record for consecutive completions in a game with 20 in Missouri's 42-21 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, eclipsing the previous marks of 18 by Sam Bradford (2007) and Seneca Wallace (2001).

This week in the Big 12 Conference...

Nearly half the Big 12 schools are averaging more than 500 yards a game, led by NCAA pacesetter Missouri at 595.5. Texas Tech is third nationally at 572.8, Oklahoma fourth at 556.7 and Oklahoma State fifth at 546.0. Texas is ninth at 502.3. Kansas ranks 15th at 473.0.