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FINAL: Collins' 21 points help KU rally for 83-73 victory

After trailing by as many as 14 in the first half, the Jayhawks secured the outright Big 12 championship with the win.

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FINAL: Collins' 21 points help KU rally for 83-73 victory

After trailing by as many as 14 in the first half, the Jayhawks secured the outright Big 12 championship with the win.

KU tennis falls, 4-3

In its first outdoor match of the season, the Kansas University women’s tennis team lost, 4-3, to No. 61 BYU Friday at First Serve Tennis Center.

Gary Bedore’s KU Basketball Notebook

Kansas coach Bill Self said he’ll start senior walk-ons Brennan Bechard and Matt Kleinmann in today’s 3 p.m. Senior Day game against Texas.

Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook

While he didn’t exactly open his defensive playbook to reporters during an afternoon press conference Friday, the Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino did divulge the basics of how he plans to approach the linebacker position this season.

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Position battles highlight spring football

Ah, the signs of a forthcoming spring. The sunshine. The blossoming plant life. The opportunity to fiddle endlessly with one’s depth chart in an effort to maximize positional talent.

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KU softball buffaloed by Bison

Kansas University's softball team fell to North Dakota State, 5-4. “We try to concentrate on the positives,” senior pitcher Val George said. Accentuating the good things was difficult, however, after North Dakota State rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh inning and spoiled KU’s home opener Friday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.

Rush was top X factor

Two good Big 12 basketball teams meet today for a 3 p.m. tipoff in a regular-season finale. If each team could take one player from last year’s team and add it to this year’s roster, two great teams would be squaring off today.

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Kansas baseball rallies, sweeps

Kansas University's baseball team swept Northwestern, 9-8 and 7-3.

KU women’s golf holds lead in Arizona

Four top-10 performances by KU golfers helped the Jayhawks climb to the top of the leaderboard after day one at the Duramed Collegiate Invitational at Rio Verde on Friday.

Jayhawks trying to keep win streak alive and well

Hilton Coliseum has a history of greeting visitors with closed arms.

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Diligent Kleinmann ready for final home game

Matt Kleinmann, who will graduate with a degree in architecture in May, sometimes has to stay awake studying — and preparing class projects in his chosen field — for days on end.