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Going, going, gone

Baylor belts eight homers in blowout

Wind whistled and whirled in all directions on an unusually wacky Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. The only direction in which the wind failed to blow was back into the ballpark. That meant a hitter’s paradise and spelled trouble for Kansas University’s normally steady pitching staff, which got waxed, 21-9, in the rubber match of a three-game series against No. 7 Baylor.

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Kansas tennis falls to Texas Tech, 4-2

KU won just two of six singles matches in a 4-2 loss to Texas Tech.

McCray, KU women get a little love, too

Danielle McCray ventured to downtown Lawrence on Friday night to get something to eat. Before and after dining, McCray was often interrupted by Kansas University basketball fans who recognized her and wished her well in the WNIT championship game the next day against South Florida. McCray had earned that limelight, and she basked in it.

Anderson shines for KU

Senior sprinter claims 100, 200, 4X100 relay victories

Nickesha Anderson regionally qualified with victories in the 100 and 200 meters, contributed to the winning 4x100 relay team and led the 4x400-meter relay to a second-place finish to pace the Kansas University track & field team Saturday at the Jim Click Shootout.

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Going, going, gone

Baylor belts eight homers in blowout

Wind whistled and whirled in all directions on an unusually wacky Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. The only direction in which the wind failed to blow was back into the ballpark. That meant a hitter’s paradise and spelled trouble for Kansas University’s normally steady pitching staff, which got waxed, 21-9, in the rubber match of a three-game series against No. 7 Baylor.

Four ways Michigan St. upsets UNC

I have a theory about upsets: They usually aren’t as big as we think they are. One team gets overhyped. The other team, the underdog, is outstanding, but people don’t realize it yet.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat was asked by the Associated Press on Sunday to reflect on his game-tying three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left that sent the 2008 NCAA title game between KU and Memphis into overtime.

KU women’s golf in sixth

KU was in sixth place after the first day of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.

Michigan State gets another shot at Heels

The NCAA final between North Carolina and Michigan State is a rematch, though Carolina insists its even better than the team that beat the Spartans, 98-63, last time.

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Darnell reflects on title

Jackson: NCAA crown ‘greatest feeling in the world’

Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson says winning the national title was the "greatest feeling in the world."

Kansas softball tumbles to Tech

Kansas University claimed a run-rule-shortened Big 12 softball shutout from Texas Tech on Saturday. A day later, the Jayhawks suffered a 4-2 setback and had to settle for a split of the series. KU, which routed the Red Raiders, 10-0 in six inning on Saturday, fell to 12-21 overall, 2-4 in the Big 12. The Raiders improved to 13-29 and 2-7.