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Hinrich amazed by honor

Ex-KU guard grateful for jersey retirement

Kirk Hinrich, who won two Big 12 championships and played in two Final Fours at Kansas University before being tapped seventh overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, says the greatest moment of his storied hoops career will take place Sunday.

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KU swimming in 4th at Big 12 meet

Kansas University's swimming and diving team is in fourth place after two days of the Big 12 Championships.

KU tennis moves

Kansas University's scheduled tennis match with UMKC has been moved inside to First Serve Tennis Center because of expected bad weather.

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McCray finalist for Naismith Trophy

Kansas University's Danielle McCray is a Naismith Trophy Mid-Season candidate. McCray is listed as one of 30 mid-season candidates. The Big 12 has six of those candidates: Kansas State guard Shalee Lehning, Oklahoma forwards Ashley and Courtney Paris, Oklahoma State guard Andrea Riley and Baylor forward Danielle Wilson.

KU mulls Gridiron Club

Kansas University is considering the formation of a Gridiron Club, which would include a new premium seating section at Memorial Stadium. In a March 7 meeting for Williams Fund members at KU’s Wagnon Student Athlete Center, the university plans to address the possibility of forming a Gridiron Club, which would include a new premium seating section within the confines of Memorial Stadium.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Some analysts have compared Kansas University’s Cole Aldrich to former NBA great Kevin McHale. “Well, they are both tall, they are both white, and they are both from Minnesota so there’s obviously some similarities, and both have funky shots,” KU coach Bill Self said with a laugh.

Tease photo

Hinrich amazed by honor

Ex-KU guard grateful for jersey retirement

Kirk Hinrich, who won two Big 12 championships and played in two Final Fours at Kansas University before being tapped seventh overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, says the greatest moment of his storied hoops career will take place Sunday.

Boathouse dedication upcoming at KU

Kansas University's rowing team will dedicate its new boathouse at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Draft gossip quiet

One of the most delightful aspects of this Kansas University basketball season is the absence of incessant blattering about which Jayhawk underclassman will be turning professional after NCAA time. No seniors have even a faint prayer.