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Aldrich’s dad: Cole content at KU

Kansas University junior-to-be Cole Aldrich told the Journal-World before the NBA Draft he had no second thoughts about putting the pros on hold another year.

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Hoops troubles not new

USA Today this week devoted a cover story to the premise that college basketball is in troublesome shape with its payoffs, academic finagling, coaching crookery and financial excesses.

Clippers draft Sooners’ Griffin

Blake Griffin was the consensus No. 1 pick. Shaq to the Cavs was the consensus blockbuster.

Softball coach Smith eager to start at KU

Never in 14 years of Big 12 Conference softball has Kansas University ever won a regular-season championship.

KU releases GPAs for spring semester

Eleven Kansas University athletics teams posted grade-point averages of 3.0 or better, leading KU student-athletes to an overall GPA of 2.95 during the 2009 spring semester, KU athletic department officials announced Thursday.

Taylor, U.S. hoops team leave for New Zealand

Kansas University sophomore Tyshawn Taylor and his USA Basketball Under 19 World Championship teammates left training camp in Colorado Springs on Thursday for Auckland, New Zealand, site of the July 2-12 tournament.

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Aldrich’s dad: Cole content at KU

Kansas University junior-to-be Cole Aldrich told the Journal-World before the NBA Draft he had no second thoughts about putting the pros on hold another year.