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Bill Self the slugger? KU coach hopes to hit recruiting grand slam

Basketball coach/baseball fan Bill Self says it’s time to step up to the plate and swing for the fences.

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Marcus Morris named to 10-person Wooden All-American team

Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris was named to the John R. Wooden All-American team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday.

Former manager of KU athletics ticket office Kassie Liebsch sentenced to 37 months in federal prison

The former manager of the KU ticket office is headed to prison for her role in a $2 million ticket scheme that illegally funneled thousands of tickets for Kansas University basketball and football games to brokers and others.

Mizzou to talk to Purdue coach Painter

Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter has had one of the most successful runs in school history. It looks like he’s about to cash in.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

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Late grandfather inspiration for Smart

Before the college basketball world started screaming about Virginia Commonwealth, back when ESPN pundits still considered VCU a four-letter word, Shaka Smart spoke softly to the man who helped give him a strong voice.

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Bill Self the slugger? KU coach hopes to hit recruiting grand slam

Basketball coach/baseball fan Bill Self says it’s time to step up to the plate and swing for the fences.

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Elite Eight roadblock an issue

Acknowledging a problem brings a person halfway to solving it. Sometimes, it’s the more difficult half. Bill Self isn’t in denial and volunteered that he has an issue. He can clean a pool table with the best of them, but has trouble putting the 8-ball in the corner pocket.

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Buffs done, but WSU in NIT finals

Alabama is making sure Anthony Grant stays focused on his own team rather than watching his former team’s incredible NCAA Tournament run.