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His own worst critic

Taylor’s approach changing

Bill Self’s “think about the next play” command isn’t easily learned by emotional young athletes just out of high school.

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Baby Mangino bowls over the competition for 2008 Sports Human of the Year honor

At 8 months old, Bode Lubbers is already an Internet superstar. And all the young Wichitan had to do was let his mother put on an eyeliner mustache and a KU sweat suit. And, of course, channel his inner Mark Mangino.

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His own worst critic

Taylor’s approach changing

Bill Self’s “think about the next play” command isn’t easily learned by emotional young athletes just out of high school.

Sunday sports trivia

When was the last time the Kansas State men's basketball team beat KU in Lawrence?

Spikes still a work in progress

To hear Kansas University red-shirt freshman Jeff Spikes talk about what it was like manning the left tackle position early in the season is to picture a youth basketball player learning the proper mechanics of shooting a layup.

Withey ready for fresh start

Jeff Withey on Sunday night jammed as much stuff as he could into a pair of suitcases. “I’m really excited. I’m packing right now. I’ll be in Lawrence tomorrow,” Withey said in a phone conversation from Tucson, Ariz.