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Gill settling in

New Jayhawks coach making himself at home

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill wants you to know two things about his first few months in Lawrence. First, his new town does not yet feel like home.

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KU athletics director places Williams Fund official on administrative leave

A point man for helping Williams Fund donors connect with Kansas Athletics Inc. — including access to postseason basketball tickets — has been placed on administrative leave by Athletics Director Lew Perkins.

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KU's Collins, Aldrich selected to AP's All-Big 12 first team

Kansas University’s Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, who were named to the Big 12 coaches’ first-team all-conference squad Sunday, were honored in the same way by conference media members Monday.

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KU's McCray, Davis earn All-Big 12 recognition

Danielle McCray earned second-team All-Big 12 honors despite missing more than half of the conference basketball season due to a knee injury.

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Self: KU assistant coach Dooley has not been offered East Carolina job

A Foxsports.com report that Kansas University basketball assistant Joe Dooley has been offered the head coaching job at East Carolina apparently is incorrect.

How Keegan voted — March 8 college basketball poll

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Associated Press ballot for the March 8, 2010, college basketball poll.

KU back to No. 1 in both polls

After posting victories over Kansas State and Missouri last week, the Kansas men's basketball team moved back into the top spot in both national rankings after previous No. 1 Syracuse fell to Louisville on Sunday.

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Gill settling in

New Jayhawks coach making himself at home

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill wants you to know two things about his first few months in Lawrence. First, his new town does not yet feel like home.

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Kansas baseball beats up on Hawkeyes

If nothing else, the Kansas University baseball team’s 15-7 victory against Iowa on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark was a good indication that, with or without All-America third baseman Tony Thompson, the KU offense still can swing it.

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Aldrich, Collins on All-Big 12 team

Kansas University’s Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich on Sunday were named first-team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches for the second straight season.

KU women’s golf fifth at Duramed

Senior Emily Powers fired a team-best 77 in the final round as she helped lead Kansas University to a fifth-place finish at the Duramed/Rio Verde Collegiate on Sunday.

Kansas softball goes 1-1 on final day of tourney

Allie Clark drove in two runs and limited Western Illinois to just one hit from the pitcher’s circle as Kansas University’s softball team blanked Western Illinois, 3-0, Sunday in the Coach B Classic. Later Sunday, Clark and teammate Brittany Hile each homered, but the Jayhawks suffered a 5-2 loss to SIU-Edwardsville.

Kansas tennis rolls over New Orleans

Kansas University’s tennis team blanked New Orleans, 4-0, on Sunday.

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Markieff secret weapon

No player has done a better job off the bench for Kansas than the team’s most underrated player, 6-foot-9 sophomore post man Markieff Morris.