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A good start: Thomas Robinson powers Jayhawks past UTA

Kansas University power forward Thomas Robinson, who had three vicious dunks en route to a career-high 20 points, paid the price for his rim-rattlers Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Careless win: Henrickson not happy with 21 turnovers

Following the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s 80-57 victory over Texas Arlington on Thursday, freshman Keena Mays walked into the interview room and picked up a copy of the box score.

Thunder dispatch Aldrich back to D-League Tulsa 66ers

The Oklahoma City Thunder is sending rookie center Cole Aldrich back to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.

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Juco offensive-line recruit Bo Adams won’t come to KU after all

Kansas University recruit Bo Adams, an offensive lineman from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, said Wednesday that his efforts to transfer to KU were blocked by the NCAA clearinghouse, making Adams’ move to KU unlikely.

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A good start: Thomas Robinson powers Jayhawks past UTA

Kansas University power forward Thomas Robinson, who had three vicious dunks en route to a career-high 20 points, paid the price for his rim-rattlers Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Releford carves his niche

Quietly, while most of the rest of the players frustrate their coach with uneven performances, particularly at the defensive end, Kansas University red-shirt sophomore Travis Releford continues to get better.

Darrell Wyatt linked to Texas?

KU wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, who also serves as the Jayhawks’ co-offensive coordinator, has been linked to a similar vacancy at the University of Texas on various Internet message boards for the past few weeks.

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Henrickson: Jayhawks have work to do

Nearly all of the numbers have gone the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s way this season.

Maryland cruises in Military Bowl, Friedgen’s finale

Ralph Friedgen soaked in the chants and fought back a few more tears. He gave a parting gift to his alma mater — the highest point total Maryland has ever posted in a bowl game — then followed it with a parting shot at the administration that fired him.

Leshoure, Illinois run all over Bears in Texas Bowl

Mikel Leshoure isn’t sure whether he’ll declare for the NFL Draft or return to Illinois for his senior season. But if Wednesday night’s Texas Bowl ends up being his college send-off, it will certainly be remembered as a good one.

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Cowboys crush ‘Cats in Alamo Bowl, 36-10

Justin Blackmon caught two touchdown passes, including a 71-yard strike, and No. 16 Oklahoma State finished its first 11-win season with a 36-10 victory over Arizona in the Alamo Bowl on Wednesday night.

KU hoops notebook

Displeased with his team’s play overall, Kansas University coach Bill Self was especially bothered by the last play of Wednesday’s game against Texas Arlington.

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Mavericks awed by fieldhouse

When UT Arlington junior Bo Ingram first walked into Allen Fieldhouse, he was hit with a small-scale version of the video that Kansas University runs before its games.

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Kansas’ Elijah Johnson puts in his time

Kansas University guard Elijah Johnson is used to being subbed out when he gets tired.

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QB Gabbert’s future at MU uncertain

In his last remarks at a postgame news conference following Missouri’s 27-24 football loss to Iowa in the Insight Bowl on Tuesday night, junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert glanced ahead at MU’s prospects next season.