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KU dominates distance events

The good news for Amanda Miller, a sophomore distance runner on the Kansas University track and field team? With Thursday’s victory in the women’s 5,000-meter run, she earned her first victory in the Kansas Relays — a meet which counts Jim Ryun, Marion Jones and Maurice Greene as past participants. The bad news? “I have class tomorrow,” the Olathe native said.

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Little has surgery on lower left leg, will be back on court June 1

Kansas University junior basketball player Mario Little had surgery Thursday to repair the stress fracture in his lower left leg, KU coach Bill Self said Friday.

Recruits won’t work miracles

Chamber of commerce-type promoters are always on the prowl for new businesses and industries to broaden a tax base, bring in socially productive executives and provide lots of high-paying jobs. Yet the good ones also know it’s even more vital to keep nurturing proven, established entities, those that got them to the picnic — “dance with the ones who brung ya.”

Ryun’s record still stands

Comedian Will Ferrell, over-actor Paul Giamatti and tattoo model Pamela Anderson weren’t yet famous when the Kansas Relays mile record that still stands was set by Jim Ryun. In fact, they all were in their mothers’ wombs.

DT picks KU

Jeremiah Edwards, a 6-foot-1, 270-pound junior defensive tackle from Garland (Texas) High School, on Thursday orally committed to play football at Kansas University, according to Rivals.com.

KU signee dazzles at Derby Classic

Elijah Johnson found out last weekend that folks of all ages in Kentucky are serious about their basketball.

KU’s Faunce finalist for CLASS award

Kansas University captain Nick Faunce has been named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors the country’s most outstanding senior in Div. I baseball.

KU women awards scheduled Thursday

Kansas University’s women’s basketball postseason awards will be revealed at a reception Thursday in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

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KU dominates distance events

The good news for Amanda Miller, a sophomore distance runner on the Kansas University track and field team? With Thursday’s victory in the women’s 5,000-meter run, she earned her first victory in the Kansas Relays — a meet which counts Jim Ryun, Marion Jones and Maurice Greene as past participants. The bad news? “I have class tomorrow,” the Olathe native said.

Announcer Harmon used to call KU football, basketball

Former NBC announcer Merle Harmon, who died recently, used to broadcast Kansas University football and basketball.