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Garden party: KU basketball's Tyshawn Taylor has happy homecoming in New York City

Kansas University point guard Tyshawn Taylor bumped fists with head coach Bill Self as he headed through the center tunnel of famed Madison Square Garden toward the locker room following Tuesday’s 81-68 Jimmy V. Classic victory over Memphis.

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Four former KU Athletics officials enter not guilty pleas at preliminary hearing in Wichita; another defendant set for plea change in January

While four of her former colleagues were entering not guilty pleas in U.S. District Court, Kansas Athletics' former director of ticket operations was taking steps to change her plea and — perhaps — begin cooperating with investigators.

Defense attorney: Trial unlikely in case involving former KU football player Jamal Greene

A defense attorney on Wednesday said he doesn’t expect a trial to be held on allegations that a former Kansas University football player held four students at gunpoint last May.

KU joins Champions Classic with Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State

College basketball powers Kansas University, Kentucky, Duke and Michigan State will participate in ESPN’s Champions Classic over the next three seasons, the network announced on Wednesday.

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Garden party: KU basketball's Tyshawn Taylor has happy homecoming in New York City

Kansas University point guard Tyshawn Taylor bumped fists with head coach Bill Self as he headed through the center tunnel of famed Madison Square Garden toward the locker room following Tuesday’s 81-68 Jimmy V. Classic victory over Memphis.

Gary Bedore's KU hoops notebook: Elijah Johnson denies transfer rumors

Elijah Johnson, who had seven points, three assists and a steal in 21 minutes against Memphis on Tuesday, spent some of his postgame interview session commenting on transfer rumors that never seem to die.

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Memphis ‘out-toughed’ by Kansas basketball at Madison Square Garden

Memphis guard Will Barton needed only a few words to explain what went wrong for his team on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Texas A&M LB Von Miller wins 2010 Butkus Award

Texas A&M’s Von Miller has won the Butkus Award as college football’s best linebacker.

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KU sophomores Elijah Johnson, Thomas Robinson make most of minutes vs. Memphis

Ideally, by the time conference play starts Jan. 12 in Ames, Iowa, Markieff Morris will have mastered the art of playing defense with his feet, not his hands, and can consistently play 30 minutes a game.