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Now see Heere

Right fielder having ‘huge’ season for KU

Last season, Kansas University right fielder Brian Heere appeared in 21 games, made just two starts and was 1-for-3 with three runs scored while barely playing against Big 12 Conference baseball opponents. This year, Heere, a third-year sophomore, hits in the heart of the Jayhawks’ batting order and has become one of the most productive offensive players in the conference. It’s not by accident.

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Mortensen to work out with Bills

Joe Mortensen, a former first-team all-Big 12 linebacker for the Kansas University football team, is scheduled to attend a three-day mini-camp with the Buffalo Bills in New York this weekend, he said Tuesday.

Former KU forward Quintrell Thomas narrowing choices

Former Kansas forward Quintrell Thomas is making progress in his search for a new basketball program.

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Freeman looks the part

Many years ago, when I was writing a feature story on a Kansas University football player, I went to his position coach for an assessment. After chatting for a minute or so, I asked the KU aide what he thought of the player.

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Now see Heere

Right fielder having ‘huge’ season for KU

Last season, Kansas University right fielder Brian Heere appeared in 21 games, made just two starts and was 1-for-3 with three runs scored while barely playing against Big 12 Conference baseball opponents. This year, Heere, a third-year sophomore, hits in the heart of the Jayhawks’ batting order and has become one of the most productive offensive players in the conference. It’s not by accident.

Pederson puts Kansas in sixth at Big 12 golf

Zach Pederson was tied for 11th, and KU is in sixth place after the first day of the Big 12 men's golf championships.