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A grand outing

McCray joins 1,000-point club

Danielle McCray scored a team-high 16 points, helping the Kansas women defeat Fairfield, 80-60, in the Jayhawks' final non-conference game.

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Football closing talent gap

Quietly, football coach Mark Mangino and his fleet of hard-working assistants are assembling a recruiting class that could enable Kansas University to shrink the talent disadvantage against the trio of Big 12 South teams Mangino hasn’t yet beaten.

Kansas AD’s salary No. 2 in nation

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins makes $900,000 a year, making him the second-highest-paid AD in the country, according to Bloomberg.com.

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Florida-OU should settle it … or not

Florida and Oklahoma will play for the BCS title, but it might not be the true -- or only -- national football championship.

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Marcus Morris on rise

Freshman wants to be full-game player

Marcus Morris had a good first half against Siena and hopes to put two good halves together.

Billy Self, not the KU coach Bill Self, is in Douglas County Jail

Coach's namesake is in jail facing misdemeanor charges

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self during an 810-AM radio interview Wednesday was asked about the consistent play of sophomore wing Brady Morningstar, who averages 7.7 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds a game. “Kansas won a national championship with a guy named (Jeff) Gueldner. To me, Brady is a lot like Jeff ... makes shots when he’s open, guards the other team’s best perimeter player for most of the time,” Self said.