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Don't overlook C.J.'s impact on KU

Terrific talent Tyshawn Taylor sometimes looked as if he got caught standing up when he should have been locked in a defensive stance. Taylor’s coach let him have it for such lapses, but it’s not as if Bill Self could have replaced him with close to an equal talent. Now he can, which is one reason Taylor will push himself harder to remain in that defensive stance longer.

Early Morning

Final answer? KU

All-American guard Xavier Henry chooses Jayhawks

Xavier Henry fiddled with his cell phone, delaying the start of his much-anticipated news conference late Thursday morning in Putnam City High School’s gym.

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KU softball coach Tracy Bunge to retire

Tracy Bunge dropped a bombshell after Friday’s practice.

KUSports.com contest winner takes home TV

After over twenty years of filling out brackets, Ben Hendricks finally has something to show for it. Hendricks was the big winner in KUSports.com's 2009 NCAA Tournament bracket contest, sponsored by Kief's Audio/Video.

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Don't overlook C.J.'s impact on KU

Terrific talent Tyshawn Taylor sometimes looked as if he got caught standing up when he should have been locked in a defensive stance. Taylor’s coach let him have it for such lapses, but it’s not as if Bill Self could have replaced him with close to an equal talent. Now he can, which is one reason Taylor will push himself harder to remain in that defensive stance longer.

KU tennis falls at Big 12s

The Kansas University tennis team ended its season with a 4-1 loss to Missouri in the first round of the Big 12 Tennis Championship on Thursday.

Lawson, Ellington leaving

Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington put off a jump to the NBA last season so they could improve their draft standing and make another run at a national championship. Now with that title in hand, the juniors figure it’s the perfect time to give pro ball another try.

KU coach Self thrilled with landing Henry

Xavier Henry actually cell-phoned coach Bill Self with his decision to become a Kansas Jayhawk after a workout on Tuesday night in Putnam City High’s gym.

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Final answer? KU

All-American guard Xavier Henry chooses Jayhawks

Xavier Henry fiddled with his cell phone, delaying the start of his much-anticipated news conference late Thursday morning in Putnam City High School’s gym.

Talent runs in the family

In late summer of 1981, Barbara Adkins enrolled for her freshman year at Kansas University. Adkins had been recruited out of an Oklahoma City high school to play basketball for the Jayhawks.

Drake drills KU softball, 7-1

Thursday was a forgettable day for Kansas University’s struggling softball team.

Three KU teams honored

The Kansas University men’s basketball, men’s cross country and women’s cross country teams were among those recognized Wednesday by the NCAA for being among NCAA Division I teams that earned multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.