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Wait, what? DeAndre Daniels picks UConn

Huskies make late push for prize recruit, who spurns KU

Prize college basketball recruiting prospect DeAndre Daniels, who for the longest time had listed Kansas University, Texas and Oregon as his three finalists, has decided to play college basketball at ... Connecticut.

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FINAL: Led by Cole Aldrich, Elijah Johnson, Red team wins first camp scrimmage

Johnson scores 19 points; Tyshawn Taylor has 20 for Blue team

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from the Horejsi Center on the Kansas University campus where the KU men's basketball team is getting set for its first summer camp game.

KU pitcher Tanner Poppe popped in 37th Round by Tampa Bay

For the second time in his baseball career, Kansas University sophomore Tanner Poppe has been picked in the 37th round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft.

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Kansas guard Elijah Johnson puts on shooting clinic at Bill Self hoops camp

Kansas University junior combo guard Elijah Johnson put on an impressive three-point shooting exhibition for Bill Self’s basketball campers on Tuesday afternoon in Horejsi Center.

Kansas last in Big 12 in Director’s Cup

Kansas University’s athletic department ranked in 87th place of 263 teams overall — last of all Big 12 schools — in the current Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings.

KU's Colton Murray, T.J. Walz selected in MLB draft

As the years have gone by, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price has seen more and more former Jayhawks work their way up from the college ranks into minor league and, in some cases, Major League success. That, Price says, can be a helpful tool in recruiting, as he can point to the affiliations between his former Jayhawks and Major League ballclubs with more regularity each year.

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Diamond in the rough: Freshman track star Dixon takes top time in country into today’s NCAA championships

When you’re given a name like Diamond, nicknames don’t really seem that interesting. Such is the case for Kansas University freshman track star Diamond Dixon, one of a handful of KU athletes who will compete at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, which begin today in Des Moines, Iowa.

No DeAndre Daniels, no sweat

Forgive me if I’m not ready to move back to Connecticut in order to cover the college basketball career of DeAndre Daniels.