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Family comes first

Collins relieved after uplifting news about his mother

Sherron Collins desperately wanted to represent his country this month at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. A lock to make the team, Kansas University’s senior basketball point guard on June 15 informed USA Basketball officials he wouldn’t be able to fulfill a promise to attend tryouts in Colorado Springs.

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Taylor posts 10 points, 7 assists in U.S. victory over Canada

Kansas sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor contributed 10 points and a game-high seven assists, helping the U.S. men's U-19 team to a 93-73 victory over Canada on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Family comes first

Collins relieved after uplifting news about his mother

Sherron Collins desperately wanted to represent his country this month at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. A lock to make the team, Kansas University’s senior basketball point guard on June 15 informed USA Basketball officials he wouldn’t be able to fulfill a promise to attend tryouts in Colorado Springs.

Mitchell, Frederick, Harp will be dearly missed

The grisly Rule of Three recently pervaded the Kansas University athletic family and claimed a trio of stalwarts — Bob Frederick, Martha Sue Harp and Jack Mitchell. If you’re in the dark, legend has it that The Reaper grabs notables in threes.

Women’s hoops program on rise

Bonnie Henrickson still hasn’t coached the Kansas University women’s basketball team into the NCAA Tournament, but her bunch has managed to pull off a feat thought to be far more improbable. It has converted me from an unapologetic basher of women’s basketball to someone looking forward to next season.

Discus record-holder picks Kansas

Mason Finley, a high school national record-holder in the discus, will attend Kansas University this fall.

KU softball adds assistant, loses recruit

New Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith has gained an assistant coach, but lost a recruit.

McCray sparks USA women

Kansas University senior All-American Danielle McCray scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in the USA Women’s World University Games Team’s 81-66 victory over Australia on Thursday.