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FINAL: Taylor bounces back with big night as KU routs Tennessee Tech, 112-75

KU's sophomore guard finished with 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting, as five Jayhawks posted double figures in the blowout win.

Early Morning

Natural scorer: Xavier Henry used to carrying points load

Xavier Henry, who averaged 28.3 points a game as a senior and 26.7 as a junior at Putnam City (Okla.) High School, leads Kansas University in scoring through the first four games of his college basketball career.

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FINAL: Taylor bounces back with big night as KU routs Tennessee Tech, 112-75

KU's sophomore guard finished with 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting, as five Jayhawks posted double figures in the blowout win.

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KUsports.com staff's Week 13 football picks

The following are the Journal-World/6Sports staffers’ picks for Week 13 of the college football season. This will be the last pick 'em week for the 2009 season.

Huskers’ visit brings back bad memories for CU

The turning point that began the Colorado Buffaloes’ spiral came when Nebraska kicker Alex Henery just cleared the crossbar with a 57-yard field goal in Lincoln last year with the Cornhuskers trailing by a point in the closing minutes.

Tennessee Tech coach thankful

Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton, his wife, Karen, and members of their extended Golden Eagles’ basketball family gathered for a make-shift Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday night.

Texas prevails in Paradise

Texas defeated Mississippi State and Oklahoma took down South Carolina on Thursday.

Musketeers hand KU women first loss

The Xavier Musketeers are glad to have Amber Harris back from the knee injury that sidelined her last season.

Aggies knock off No. 19 Clemson

B.J. Holmes scored 20 points to help Texas A&M upset Clemson in the first round of the 76 Classic.

KU follows Cal financing game plan

Kansas Athletics Inc. didn’t come up with the idea for a new Gridiron Club on its own, or at least not the vehicle for financing it.

Recession makes large donations harder to come by

As Kansas Athletics Inc. seeks support for building a $34 million Gridiron Club atop Memorial Stadium, pumping $25 million into building an Olympic Village for nonrevenue sports, and sending $40 million up Mount Oread to address academic needs, officials are counting on loyal KU fans and supporters to make the vision a reality.

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Kansas Athletics seeks football fans to invest $34M for Gridiron Club

Kansas football stock is taking a beating this season, just as its top officials ask fans to invest in what could amount to more than a $200 million Initial Public Offering.

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Longhorns win in shootout

Colt McCoy threw four touchdown passes and dashed 65 yards for another score, and No. 3 Texas overcame a huge game by Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson to wrap up an undefeated regular season with a 49-39 win over the Aggies on Thursday night.

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Jayhawks: We are focused on Tigers

Since the news broke early last week that Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins had launched an investigation into the conduct of KU football coach Mark Mangino, distractions have run wild throughout the KU football program.

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Natural scorer: Xavier Henry used to carrying points load

Xavier Henry, who averaged 28.3 points a game as a senior and 26.7 as a junior at Putnam City (Okla.) High School, leads Kansas University in scoring through the first four games of his college basketball career.

Gridders, win one for yourselves

Phog Allen’s Kansas basketball pep talks emphasized that while it was all right for his players to win a given game for Phog, the university, the state, their families — on and on — the most important approach was to win it for themselves.