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Former KU athletic director dies

Bob Frederick, who played and coached basketball at Kansas University and served as athletic director for 14 years, died Friday night at Kansas University Hospital at the age of 69.

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Former KU athletic director dies

Bob Frederick, who played and coached basketball at Kansas University and served as athletic director for 14 years, died Friday night at Kansas University Hospital at the age of 69.

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KU pitcher Shaeffer Hall signs with Yankees

Left-hander will forgo senior season at KU

Kansas pitcher Shaeffer Hall has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees and will not return for his senior season at KU.

Snyder tells crowd of K-State's boosters he was Sebelius' first choice to be her Lt. Gov.

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder prefers football to politics. Snyder told a crowd of football boosters in Winfield, Kan., this week that he was asked to be former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ running mate in 2006. He said he seriously considered the job but eventually decided not to delve into politics.

Global game growing

It’s still called the National Basketball Association, but International Basketball Association would be a more fitting name considering the league long ago went global. Young basketeers trying to make the jump to the pros after one year in college must beat out not only collegians such as Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans and Stephen Curry, but international stars such as Spain’s Ricky Rubio.

KU volleyball team’s schedule release

Ten NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago highlight the Kansas University volleyball team’s 2009 schedule.

Ex-Tennessee forward joins KU women’s staff

Former University of Tennessee forward Alex Fuller has been named graduate student manager for the Kansas women’s basketball team, head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday.

KU’s Hayes qualifies for hurdles semifinals at NCAA championships

Kansas University’s Keith Hayes earned a spot in today's 110-meter hurdles semifinals to lead the Jayhawks on day two of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday at John McDonnell Field.

MU to test for sickle cell

University of Missouri athletes will face mandatory sickle cell tests in a change spurred by the 2005 preseason death of a 19-year-old football player. The change comes less than three months after the school agreed to pay $2 million to the family of reserve linebacker Aaron O’Neal. The redshirt freshman collapsed and later died during a voluntary summer workout.

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Welcomed return

Jackson scores 30 in charity game at FSHS

He has performed in packed NBA arenas from New York to Los Angeles, suited up for the recently completed Eastern Conference Finals and played alongside the most exciting player on Earth.

Langford reports accurate

Various international Internet Web site reports of Keith Langford playing basketball in Russia next season are accurate, Langford’s agent, Michael Whitaker told the Journal-World on Thursday.

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Former KU pitcher pursuing pro dream

Ryan Knippschild sipped on a small styrofoam cup of beer outside the T-Bones’ clubhouse, relaxing and visiting with a couple of friends, after a solid pitching performance.

Jayhawks’ Thompson earns more awards

Kansas University sophomore Tony Thompson was honored with three more awards this week, including selection to two All-America teams.

Xavier Henry to skip summer school, will report to KU's campus in August

Incoming Kansas University freshman basketball player Xavier Henry won't be attending summer school, coach Bill Self said today on the final day of his five-day camp for youths.