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Self praises freshman Thomas’ attitude

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self singled out an unsung — some might say forgotten — freshman in the winner’s locker room Saturday at Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum.

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Opening Day almost here for KU softball

Senior Ellie Pottorf hasn't played in almost a year, after recovering from an injury.

KSU athletic director Krause announces resignation

Less than a year after taking over as Kansas State's athletics director, Bob Krause announced Tuesday that he is leaving that job to direct fundraising for a new K-State campus in Olathe.

Curiosity about coaches

Although I didn’t realize it at the time, something unusual occurred on the sidelines in Saturday’s Kansas-Kansas State women’s basketball game.Neither K-State coach Deb Patterson nor KU coach Bonnie Henrickson had a male serving as a full-time assistant coach.

Big 12 honors Brackins

Iowa State’s Craig Brackins has been named Big 12 player of the week on the heels of one of the finest games in conference history. The 6-foot-10 junior scored a career-high 42 points in an 82-67 loss to Kansas on Saturday.

New tournament in works

A new men’s postseason basketball tournament has been scheduled in March by CollegeInsider.com for 16 teams not chosen for the NCAA and NIT tournaments.

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Self praises freshman Thomas’ attitude

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self singled out an unsung — some might say forgotten — freshman in the winner’s locker room Saturday at Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum.

OU survives Bedlam scare

Just when Oklahoma State looked like it might make a Bedlam comeback to remember, Oklahoma came back with a 1-2 punch that has been putting just about every opponent down for the count.

KU brings experience to field

Like any coach, Tracy Bunge will let the chips fall where they may. Yet it sounds like one of those chips already has landed. On her shoulder.