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Hey, ma! This dunk's for you

Taylor’s mother on hand for son's slams in UT victory

Mother Jeanell Taylor and other relatives of Kansas University's Tyshawn Taylor watched as the Jayhawks slammed Tennessee, 92-85.

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Challenges ahead for KU before conference play begins

The Jayhawks play Siena, then no. 8 Michigan State, before Big 12 play begins.

KU's Sutherland has break-out game

Aishah Sutherland had played 32 minutes and scored four points in KU's first seven games. On Sunday against New Mexico, she played 16 minutes, logging six points, four boards and two assists.

Collins wins Big 12 player of the week

Kansas University guard Sherron Collins was named the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Two prep wideouts commit to KU

Erick McGriff of Tampa, Fla., and Chris Omigie of Arlington, Texas, gave Kansas University's football team nonbindingn oral commitments.

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Jayhawk women rout Aggies of New Mexico

Katie Smith has hand in victory

Seldom-used senior captain Katie Smith had career highs in points and rebounds in Kansas University's 91-49 rout of New Mexico State.

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Hey, ma! This dunk's for you

Taylor’s mother on hand for son's slams in UT victory

Mother Jeanell Taylor and other relatives of Kansas University's Tyshawn Taylor watched as the Jayhawks slammed Tennessee, 92-85.

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Longhorns motivated by bowl snub

Texas still has a shot at the national football championship, but it's a long shot — and the Longhorns have to take care of Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.

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Utah worthy of No. 1

Tom Keegan makes the case that it's hard to ignore Utah when talk turns to picking the national football champion.

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Who’s backing up this batch of ’backers?

Departing seniors Holt, Rivera, Mortensen say: Don’t worry; new wave of talent ready to take over

Senior linebackers James Holt, Mike Rivera and Joe Mortensen said their position will be in good hands in the immediate future.