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A fitting finale

Unselfish Serbian all about her teammates

Five years later, listen to Serbian native Ivana Catic of the Kansas women’s basketball team recount her first day in America. Then listen to her high school coach’s perception of Catic on that day and see if you don’t reach the conclusion she is ideally suited to play point guard.

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NBA offers tempting

In all the discussion about whether Kansas University basketball stars Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins will bypass pro status and return for KU’s 2009-10 season, a human side of the equation too often is swept under the rug.

Equal play

To the editor: Congratulations to the KU women’s basketball team on making the championship game of the WNIT. And, shame on the J-W for not routinely interviewing the girls on the team (aside from a comment or two from Danielle McCray).

Lengthy season just fine with KU women

Folks who like to walk and jog in Allen Fieldhouse can thank Kansas University’s women’s basketball team for a reprieve.

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A fitting finale

Unselfish Serbian all about her teammates

Five years later, listen to Serbian native Ivana Catic of the Kansas women’s basketball team recount her first day in America. Then listen to her high school coach’s perception of Catic on that day and see if you don’t reach the conclusion she is ideally suited to play point guard.

Henry brothers in no hurry

There was no family meeting at the Henry household on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

KU fans hope buzz about WNIT fills the fieldhouse

Bill Hougland says there’s been a change in his coffee conversations. The Lawrence resident, who gathers with friends each morning at McDonald’s at Sixth and Michigan streets, said the group has started talking about the Kansas women’s basketball team.

Boy with lung disease meets Chalmers during visit to Miami

Eleven-year-old Michael Douglas, of Wellsville, now can say he has walked in his favorite basketball player’s size 12 1/2 shoes.

American record-holder in mile on Relays slate

Webb trying to run first sub-four-minute time at meet since 1997

Alan Webb, the American record holder in the mile (3:46.91), will compete in this year’s Kansas Relays.