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Adversity molds Jayhawks into team

After playing 10 games in 29 days — six on the road, with an unexpected two-day trip to Washington, D.C., also thrown into the wintry mix — Kansas University’s basketball players can finally exhale.

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Carolyn Davis for the win: Jayhawks upend Cyclones

The Kansas University women’s basketball team knocked off No. 20 Iowa State, 86-85, in overtime, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Federal government asks judge to order 3 defendants to turn over money gained in KU ticket scam

The federal government is moving forward with plans to collect up to $2 million from three defendants convicted in a scam to steal, sell and profit from diverted tickets to Kansas University football and basketball games.

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KU sophomore Travis Releford listed as "Dunk of the Year" nominee

Kansas University sophomore Travis Releford's windmill dunk against UMKC on Jan. 5 has been selected as a 2011 Dunk of the Year nominee in a contest run by company Intersport on Facebook.

Dancing flash mob at KU basketball game provides popular floor show

Before she spotted the sign-up sheet, Lindsey McAlonan didn’t even know what a flash mob was. If they didn’t before, the 16,300 fans who packed into Allen Fieldhouse for the Kansas-Missouri basketball game Monday have a much better idea of what it is, too.

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Adversity molds Jayhawks into team

After playing 10 games in 29 days — six on the road, with an unexpected two-day trip to Washington, D.C., also thrown into the wintry mix — Kansas University’s basketball players can finally exhale.

Jordan Hamilton, Texas tearing up Big 12

After everything went so wrong for the Texas last season, Jordan Hamilton apologized to his teammates.

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KU women's basketball point guard Angel Goodrich improving

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson has a simple philosophy about basketball in February.

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K-State’s Curtis Kelly under investigation by athletic department

Curtis Kelly is the subject of a Kansas State athletic department investigation for a violation of a condition in the student-athlete handbook, the Wichita Eagle reported on Tuesday night.

NFL Alumni Association names former KU football player Aqib Talib defensive back of year

Former Kansas University standout cornerback Aqib Talib was named the 2010 Defensive Back of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association on Tuesday.

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Numbers illustrate KU basketball's depth

A basketball team doesn’t make it all the way to second in the national rankings without compiling some amazing numbers along the way. It’s time to have some fun with data created by the entertaining Kansas University basketball team.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011.

Paul Pierce to defend 3-point crown in All-Star contest

Paul Pierce will defend his three-point shootout title against a field that includes fellow Boston Celtics All-Star Ray Allen and NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City.