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The master motivator

Former Jayhawk coach Mitchell dies at 85

When you get right down to it, when you cut away all the pomp and personality and everything else, Jack Mitchell was a recruiter.

Afternoon

Former KU coach Jack Mitchell dies

Former Kansas University football coach Jack Mitchell has died in Sun City, Ariz., the Journal-World has learned.

Stories

KU football lands TE commit

Trent Smiley, a tight end prospect out of Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High, has become the Kansas University football team's seventh known commitment in the Class of 2010.

Taylor scores 8 as United States has no problem handling Puerto Rico

The United States jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they cruised to an easy 82-61 victory against Puerto Rico in the U19 World Championships. KU guard Tyshawn Taylor played nearly 21 minutes and scored 8 points.

Bill’s Boogie moved

Due to a scheduling conflict, Bill’s Basketball Boogie, a fundraising event for Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s Assists Foundation, has been moved from this October to June 11-12, 2010, at the NABC’s College Basketball Experience next to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas pitcher Walz earns second U.S. victory

Kansas University sophomore pitcher T.J. Walz pitched six solid innings to earn his second victory with the U.S. National Team, leading the Americans to a 5-2 victory over the Holyoke Blue Sox, a collegiate summer league team, on Monday evening.

Appleton transferring to Southwest Baptist

Former Kansas University basketball reserve point guard Tyrone Appleton will play his senior season at NCAA Div. II Southwest Baptist (Mo.) University, sixth-year Bearcats coach Jeff Guiot said Monday.

Mitchell had many talents

He’s the only Kansas football coach ever tendered a “lifetime” contract. During his tenure (1958-66), Memorial Stadium was expanded twice.

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The master motivator

Former Jayhawk coach Mitchell dies at 85

When you get right down to it, when you cut away all the pomp and personality and everything else, Jack Mitchell was a recruiter.

KU’s Redwine tapped as Team USA aide

Kansas University track coach Stanley Redwine has been selected as the men’s distance coach for Team USA at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany.