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Family, friends, community gather to celebrate Frederick

Rarely, if at all, did Bob Frederick appear in public wearing shorts and a T-shirt. Frederick, in fact, may have made Beau Brummell look like a hobo.

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KU's Smyth signs with Oakland A's

Former Kansas University pitcher Paul Smyth signed a contract with the Oakland A's organization Thursday, a week after being selected in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

KSU faces another buyout

Kansas State University could be required to pay another expensive buyout if it does not reinstate Jim Epps, a deputy athletic director on indefinite administrative leave, according to a published report.

It’s time to change NBA Draft rule

Kudos to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self for coming down on the wise side on the issue of when basketball players should become eligible for the NBA Draft. Self, likely about to coach his first one-and-done player in Xavier Henry, could have kept his mouth shut on the issue, but as he’s known to do, he was asked a question and answered it.

Thompson named to ABCA 2nd team

Kansas University sophomore Tony Thompson was named a second-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

Gary Bedore's KU Basketball Notebook

Kansas University freshman Jeff Withey and junior Tyrel Reed did not play in the scrimmage. Withey, a 7-foot transfer from the University of Arizona, is out two to four weeks with a sprained right thumb.

Woodland set for U.S. Open

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland will tee off at the 2009 U.S. Open on Thursday, which will be his first ever major.