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Players, coaches awed by fieldhouse’s fancy renovations

A Wednesday afternoon tour of renovated Allen Fieldhouse begins fittingly outside the northwest tunnel of the 54-year-old building. It’s the tunnel the Jayhawks sprint through — as they enter and exit James Naismith Court — each and every basketball practice and game.

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KU women picked to tie for second in Big 12

The Kansas women's basketball team has been picked to tie for second in the Big 12 in a vote of the conference coaches.

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KU women eyeing Big 12 crown

Sometime today the Big 12 Conference office will release its preseason women’s basketball poll, and it should be a bit different than the last five. On this coaches’ ballot, Kansas University should be picked to finish somewhere in the first division.

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Players, coaches awed by fieldhouse’s fancy renovations

A Wednesday afternoon tour of renovated Allen Fieldhouse begins fittingly outside the northwest tunnel of the 54-year-old building. It’s the tunnel the Jayhawks sprint through — as they enter and exit James Naismith Court — each and every basketball practice and game.

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Allen Fieldhouse sporting new look

Renovations include donor atrium, bridge

Lew Perkins has never entertained the idea of replacing 54-year-old Allen Fieldhouse.

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Wright has special plans for K.C.

Fans need to keep a close eye on New Orleans Hornets forward Julian Wright during pre-game drills tonight in the Sprint Center.

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Students’ halftime exits disappoint Jayhawks

Fans of the Kansas University football team have come out in droves this season — setting a single-game attendance record in the Jayhawks’ season-opener against Northern Colorado and exceeding the 50,000 mark in both of the team’s other non-conference home games.

KU’s Bal has career finish in sixth

Kansas University junior Meghna Bal tied for sixth individually and the Jayhawks women’s golf team placed in a tie for seventh on Wednesday at the Price’s Give Em Five Intercollegiate.

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Kansas volleyball swept by Texas

When you open for The Beatles, your notes can’t be flat. Using that mentality, the Kansas University volleyball team played sweet music for parts of the first and second sets Wednesday against No. 2-ranked Texas at Horejsi Family Athletic Center.

Murphy setting example

It’s certainly not fashionable to write nice words about anyone associated with the Kansas University football team’s defense, but since fashion never has been a strength of mine, here goes: