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KU's Bill Self named Big 12 Coach of the Year again

Bill Self, who has led Kansas University, Illinois and Tulsa to 11 regular-season conference championships in the last 13 years, on Sunday was named Big 12 Coach of the Year by his peers — the league’s coaches.

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KU coach Bill Self wins Associated Press Big 12 coach of the year

Kansas' Bill Self, whose remarkable run of seven consecutive Big 12 championships has astounded his rivals and probably spoiled his fans, is the Associated Press Big 12 coach of the year.

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Bill Self gives updates on guards' injuries heading into Big 12 tournament

Kansas coach Bill Self revealed Monday that guard Tyrel Reed only practices the day before games because of his lingering left foot injury.

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Kansas forward Carolyn Davis named to All-Big 12 first team

Kansas sophomore forward Carolyn Davis was named to the All-Big 12 first team, the conference announced Monday.

Charlotte Bobcats withdraw offer to Sherron Collins after undrafted rookie misses two flights

Two missed flights have ended guard Sherron Collins' chance of returning to the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Brandon Simmons, Jason Jeffries sentenced to two years probation, must repay thousands of dollars in KU ticket scandal

Brandon Simmons and Jason Jeffries will spend the next two years trying to pay back some of the thousands of dollars they took illegally from Kansas Athletics Inc. and, by extension, season-ticket holders, Kansas University fans and Jayhawk supporters overall.

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Texas Tech fires coach Pat Knight

Pat Knight sat in the Texas Tech locker room and lauded his bosses for the way they let him go after three disappointing seasons.It was, after all, different from the way his famous father was ousted at Indiana more than a decade ago.

KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger at home on the road on outreach tour

Kansas University’s new athletic director got a chance last week to make good on a promise he made during his introductory press conference — to get behind the wheel and meet new people.

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KU's Bill Self named Big 12 Coach of the Year again

Bill Self, who has led Kansas University, Illinois and Tulsa to 11 regular-season conference championships in the last 13 years, on Sunday was named Big 12 Coach of the Year by his peers — the league’s coaches.

Marciel, Jayhawks trip Air Force in baseball

Senior left-handed pitcher Wally Marciel allowed just one run over seven innings, and third baseman Jake Marasco went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored as Kansas University snapped a three-game baseball losing streak with a 4-1 victory over Air Force on Sunday at the Coca Cola Classic.

Marcus Morris Big 12 Player of Year

If Bill Self could have, he would have voted for Kansas University junior Marcus Morris as Big 12 Player of the Year.

Thomas Robinson's return uplifting for KU basketball

If Thomas Robinson played every game against Missouri the way he played Saturday in Columbia, Mo., basketball fans here in Lawrence might commission local sculptor Jim Brothers to build a life-size statue of the power forward, in which case there would be two Thomas Robinson statues in town: one that runs, jumps, dunks, talks and smiles, one that doesn’t.

Kansas softball rolls over San Diego, 7-0

Freshman Kristin Martinez pitched seven scoreless innings, and junior Marissa Ingle hit her second grand slam of the season as Kansas University’s softball team blanked San Diego, 7-0, Sunday in KU’s final game of the UNLV Eller Media Stadium Classic.

KU tennis wins, 4-3

Freshman Dylan Windom clinched the match as Kansas University’s tennis team beat Saint Louis, 4-3, Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.