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Signs of spring

Ten things to watch for at Spring Game

As a general rule of thumb, it is wise not to read too much into the outcome of a collegiate spring football game. Coaches generally limit their playbooks significantly. Players are going against teammates (and schemes) they know inside and out. And most of a program’s newcomers — some of whom likely figure prominently into the team’s immediate plans — haven’t yet arrived on campus.

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FINAL: Johnathan Wilson posts 133 receiving yards; Blue team takes 20-7 victory in KU Spring Game

KU football coach Mark Mangino also announced Saturday that running back Jocques Crawford was suspended for violation of team policy.

KU men's golf in 14th

Andrew Storm shot a two-round total of 147 (74-73) on Friday to lead the Kansas University men's Golf team to a 14th-place standing at the River Landing Intercollegiate.

KU tennis rips Tulane

The Kansas University tennis team swept its three doubles matches for the fourth time this season, and the Jayhawks beat Tulane, 6-1, on Friday at First Serve Tennis Center.

Sought-after Appleton looking for major minutes

Tyrone Appleton, who announced his decision to leave Kansas University’s basketball program Thursday afternoon, had college coaches eager to speak with him Thursday night and Friday.

OU softball roughs up KU

Sooners claim 8-0 rout; cancer benefit game today

Oklahoma run-ruled the Jayhawks, 8-0, at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU's Powers selected

Kansas University junior golfer Emily Powers received a sponsor’s exemption to compete in the Mercedes-Benz Championship of Kansas City from May 15-17 at Leawood South Country Club.

Juco PG visiting KU

Rhea Codio, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Independence Community College, is making an official women’s basketball recruiting visit to Kansas University this weekend. Codio, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 16.0 points and 7.0 assists for the Pirates last season.

Kansas baseball silencing doubters

Hall leads Jayhawks to 8-1 rout of OSU

Apparently, someone has forgotten to inform the Kansas University baseball team that it’s not supposed to be winning games this season.

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Seals of approval

Ex-Jayhawks impressed with KU football’s transformation

Perhaps the greatest testament to the progress enjoyed by the Kansas University football program is this: Even at an event held primarily to celebrate the past, talk was never far from the future.