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Kanga-romped: KU women bounce back on ‘D,’ rout ‘Roos

Last time out, Bonnie Henrickson was seeing red. This time, Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach had her players wearing red.

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Kansas football loses commitment

Kansas University football commitment Jacoby Walker, a quarterback from Houston, Texas, has de-committed from KU and will now attend Utah, according to the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune.

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Perkins: Coach search ongoing

Amid Harbaugh reports, KU A.D. says he has not offered the job to anyone

By mid-day Friday, the word around town (and Internet sites and radio and multiple news stations) was that Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh had pretty much been signed, sealed and delivered as the new coach of the Kansas University football team. The only problem was, according to the man leading KU’s ongoing search for a new coach, none of it was backed by any kind of truth.

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Elijah Johnson to make second start Saturday against La Salle

Kansas freshman combo guard Elijah Johnson will make his second straight start Saturday against La Salle, KU coach BIll Self said Friday during his pre-game meeting with reporters.

La Salle, KU have history

The Kansas basketball program has a soft spot in its heart for La Salle, the Philadelphia school whose team confronts the Jayhawks on Saturday.

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Morris twins facing familiar hoops foe

Marcus Morris agreed to participate in a quick word association game before a Kansas University basketball practice the other day.

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Kanga-romped: KU women bounce back on ‘D,’ rout ‘Roos

Last time out, Bonnie Henrickson was seeing red. This time, Kansas University’s women’s basketball coach had her players wearing red.

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Ailing Appleton cheers on Kansas

Tyrone Appleton, who was a backup point guard at Kansas University last season, cheered his former teammates from the lower-level, westside Allen Fieldhouse bleachers on Wednesday night.

KU football booster Anderson lets coaching search take its course

While Dana Anderson’s success in the business world has made him a lot of things — millionaire, vice chairman of the California-based Macerich Company, major donor to Kansas University — it hasn’t given him any particular insight into what makes a successful college football coach.