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<strong>FINAL:</strong> Collins' 17 points lead KU in 84-69 victory over Cal

Five Jayhawks scored in double figures as the Jayhawks pulled away from the pesky Bears in the second half.

Early Morning

Illnesses burden Aldrich

Ailing junior worried about his grandmother

Cole Aldrich, who didn’t score a field goal in last Saturday’s win over Michigan, has been battling what coach Bill Self called a case of bronchitis.

Not his true calling: It’s a good thing Turner Gill gave up baseball

When Turner Gill was named Kansas University’s new football coach, I told our desk people I thought we had an old black-and-white print of him in our photo files. So I went to search one of the drawers in the large sports-department filing cabinet, found the G section, shuffled through some photos, and there it was — a picture of Gill playing shortstop for Nebraska in the early 1980s.

Stories

KU women defeat Houston, 89-69

Danielle McCray scores career-high 37 points

Kansas senior Danielle McCray scored a career-high 37 points, leading the KU women to an 89-69 victory over Houston on Tuesday in Houston.

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FINAL: Collins' 17 points lead KU in 84-69 victory over Cal

Five Jayhawks scored in double figures as the Jayhawks pulled away from the pesky Bears in the second half.

KU baseball No. 36

The Kansas University baseball team checked into the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason rankings at No. 36 on Monday, the first time since 1995 the Jayhawks are ranked to start the season.

Henrickson pushing Morris to be more aggressive

Is tonight the night Sade Morris breaks out of her scoring slump?

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Illnesses burden Aldrich

Ailing junior worried about his grandmother

Cole Aldrich, who didn’t score a field goal in last Saturday’s win over Michigan, has been battling what coach Bill Self called a case of bronchitis.

Tease photo

Not his true calling: It’s a good thing Turner Gill gave up baseball

When Turner Gill was named Kansas University’s new football coach, I told our desk people I thought we had an old black-and-white print of him in our photo files. So I went to search one of the drawers in the large sports-department filing cabinet, found the G section, shuffled through some photos, and there it was — a picture of Gill playing shortstop for Nebraska in the early 1980s.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

California enters tonight’s game with a 6-3 record. All of Cal’s losses have been to Top-25 teams: Syracuse (95-73), Ohio State (76-70) and New Mexico (86-78). The Bears have beaten Murray State (75-70), Detroit (95-61), Jacksonville (79-47), Princeton (81-60), Iowa State (82-63) and Pacific (79-54).