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Big step for Mario Little: Family proud of Chicago native

O’Keefe Little, who delivers pizza in one of the roughest neighborhoods of Chicago, never has to dodge bullets while working his route. “Nobody bothers me. It’s because I’m Mario’s uncle. Mario is a hero around here in the ‘Wild 100s,’’’ said Little, uncle of Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little.

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Iowa State women's basketball stomps KU, 72-36

Senior guard Kelsey Bolte scored a game-high 17 points in her final home game and No. 23 Iowa State earned a 72-36 win over Kansas on Tuesday.

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KU basketball coach Bill Self comments on Tyshawn Taylor's status, says he will be in uniform

Kansas University junior guard Tyshawn Taylor, who missed the past two games while on suspension, will be available for Wednesday's game against Texas A&M.

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Big step for Mario Little: Family proud of Chicago native

O’Keefe Little, who delivers pizza in one of the roughest neighborhoods of Chicago, never has to dodge bullets while working his route. “Nobody bothers me. It’s because I’m Mario’s uncle. Mario is a hero around here in the ‘Wild 100s,’’’ said Little, uncle of Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little.

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KU baseball wins, still a work in progress

Just as a few piles of snow are still melting in the corners of Hoglund Ballpark, the Kansas University baseball team is slowly working its way into mid-spring form.

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Tyrel Reed no longer nervous

Bill Self and Tyrel Reed, both sons of basketball coaches and both excellent students in the classroom and on the hardwood, seemingly had a lot in common. Yet, for a pair of 6-foot-3 guys, they didn’t necessarily see eye-to-eye at first.

Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self said he would start seniors Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Mario Little to go with the Morris twins in Wednesday’s 8 p.m. Senior Night game against Texas A&M.

KU women focused on Iowa State game

Already in possession of the most wins in conference play during her seven seasons at Kansas University, Bonnie Henrickson enters tonight’s women’s basketball game against Iowa State — 7 p.m. in Ames, Iowa — with a little more than a personal milestone on her mind.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.