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Jackson returns to Lawrence to benefit youths

As an eighth grader, Darnell Jackson wasted a lot of time loitering in a park adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma City. One day, the self-proclaimed troublemaker decided to swing open the doors of the club’s gymnasium.

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Chalmers, Wright to return to K.C. for exhibition

Former Kansas University basketball players Mario Chalmers and Julian Wright will be playing an NBA exhibition game in Kansas City, Mo., this fall.

Recruit Mays commits to KU women's basketball program

Guard ranked 93rd-best player in ESPN HoopGurlz Hundred

Keena Mays, a 5-foot-7 guard from Arlington, Texas, verbally committed to the Kansas women's basketball team earlier this week, according to ESPN.com.

6News Video: Chalmers reflects on rookie season in NBA

Mario Chalmers talks with Kevin Romary about his rookie season in the NBA. Chalmers was in Lawrence to host his first annual National Championship Classic golf tournament.

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Jackson returns to Lawrence to benefit youths

As an eighth grader, Darnell Jackson wasted a lot of time loitering in a park adjacent to the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma City. One day, the self-proclaimed troublemaker decided to swing open the doors of the club’s gymnasium.

Kansas University basketball notebook

ESPN’s Dick Vitale has tapped Kansas University’s basketball team preseason No. 1 in the country.