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Texas snaps streak, Jayhawks cope with loss of Thomas Robinson's mother

Thomas Robinson’s baby sister, Jayla Paris, cell-phoned her big brother late Friday night. The news was the worst possible kind.

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Hot-shooting Oklahoma women take down KU, 75-57

The No. 14 Oklahoma women's basketball team made 50.8 percent of its shots and 50 percent of its three-pointers in a 75-57 victory over KU on Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

Colleagues say Zenger ideal to restore integrity and trust at KU

To new KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger, it’s not just about wins, dollar signs and donations. It’s about relationships with people, a concept that now permeates Illinois State’s campus.

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Former Jayhawk Woodland keeps PGA title hope alive

Gary Woodland and Jhonattan Vegas realize the marathon Bob Hope Classic will come down to a sprint. At least the weather will be perfect for a good run at their first PGA Tour victories.

Longhorns weather early Kansas flurry

Rick Barnes has been to Allen Fieldhouse enough times to know that the home team always delivers one of those runs that lights up the scoreboard, raises the volume and brings the Kansas University fans to their feet.

Self shrugs off streak's end, other KU notes

The longest homecourt winning streak in Kansas University basketball history has been snapped at 69 games. “I couldn’t care less about the streak. I couldn’t all along,” KU coach Bill Self said after Saturday’s 74-63 loss to Texas, KU’s first home loss since a 69-66 setback to Texas A&M on Feb. 3, 2007, in Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks play with heavy hearts

The first loss in 19 games this season and in the past 70 games in Allen Fieldhouse didn’t have anything to do with why the three Kansas University basketball players who attended Saturday’s postgame interview session had difficulty talking. Tyrel Reed, Marcus Morris and Brady Morningstar looked emotionally spent after they lost, 74-63, to a terrific Texas team.

Marcus Morris: ‘We beat ourself’

The Kansas University men’s basketball players said it was their own subpar effort that led to a 74-63 loss to Texas on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. “You can’t take anything from them, but I think we beat ourself,” KU forward Marcus Morris said. “I think that’s the only thing that really happened is that we beat ourself out there.”

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Texas snaps streak, Jayhawks cope with loss of Thomas Robinson's mother

Thomas Robinson’s baby sister, Jayla Paris, cell-phoned her big brother late Friday night. The news was the worst possible kind.

Kansas women's basketball looking to rebound against Oklahoma

It’s only four games into the Big 12 slate, so it’s far too early to count out the Kansas University women’s basketball team.

Washington's Kirk Hinrich to have MRI on elbow

Washington Wizards guard Kirk Hinrich sat out Saturday night’s game against Boston and will have an MRI on his sprained right elbow. Hinrich hyperextended the elbow in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Phoenix.

KU coach Turner Gill thrilled for Packers RB James Starks

Most Sundays, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill chooses to spend his time recruiting and with family, not always in that order.

KU swimming team beats UNI, South Dakota

Senior Iuliia Kuzhil, senior Amanda Maez and sophomore Stephanie Payne all won two events to help Kansas University swimming and diving team defeat both Northern Iowa (161-91) and South Dakota (165.5-89.5) Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Big 12 hoops roundup: K-State nosedive continues with loss to Texas A&M

Khris Middleton had 18 points, and Texas A&M made 13 free throws in the last two minutes to hold on for a victory over struggling Kansas State on Saturday.