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A memorable mile

Webb captures audience with hard-earned victory

Even now, 55 years after Roger Bannister made history on a dirt track in Oxford, the four-minute mile has managed to maintain a level of intrigue that defies true explanation.

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Eyes on quarterbacks in Nebraska

Bo Pelini won’t name his starting quarterback until the fall, but there was little doubt after Saturday’s Red-White scrimmage that Zac Lee will be the guy.

KU soccer team shuts out South Dakota

Junior Monica Dolinsky scored a pair of goals to lead the Kansas soccer team past South Dakota, 5-0, Saturday in the final game of the team's spring season.

Cornerback picks KU

Dave Clark, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback from Independence Community College, orally committed to play football at Kansas University on Saturday, according to Rivals.com.

KU tennis team falls to Texas, 7-0

Kansas’ Edina Horvath and Kate Morozova outlasted Texas' 34th-ranked doubles tandem of Vanja Corovic and Marija Milic to win their doubles match, 8-3, but it wasn't enough as the Jayhawk tennis team fell, 7-0, to the No. 32 Longhorns at First Serve Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.

KU women’s golf team in eighth place

The Kansas women’s golf team sat in eighth place after 36 holes at the Lady Buckeye Invitational after the Jayhawks shot rounds of 309 and 314 Saturday at the Scarlet Course.

T-Tech holds off Kansas rally, 7-5

Second baseman Robby Price went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in Kansas University’s 7-5 baseball loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at Law Field.

KU signee scores 14

Kansas University basketball signee Thomas Robinson scored 14 points in helping Team Finish defeat Team Create, 134-131, in the Reebok All-American game on Saturday night at American University’s Bender Arena.

KU softball shut out

The Kansas University softball team struggled to put runners on base as Texas held KU to just two hits en route to the Longhorns' 5-0 victory. The loss, which dropped KU to 16-24 on the season and 4-7 in Big 12 play, spoiled a three-game win streak for Kansas.

KU men’s golf team in 12th place

Zach Pederson shot a season-best 73 to put the Kansas men's golf team in 12th place at the rain-shortened Aggie Invitational.

Kansas Relays notebook

Bershawn ‘Batman’ Jackson was a last-minute scratch to the men’s 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the 82nd annual Kansas Relays, ending a longtime string of victories for the charismatic 25-year-old.

‘Meaningless’ rabbit has intriguing role on track

The marquee event of the Kansas Relays was well under way when track announcer David Lile let the crowd know to ignore the runner in the black shirt.

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A memorable mile

Webb captures audience with hard-earned victory

Even now, 55 years after Roger Bannister made history on a dirt track in Oxford, the four-minute mile has managed to maintain a level of intrigue that defies true explanation.