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Not without fault: Bill Self confesses shortcoming after winning AP award

Kansas University’s Bill Self, who was named the Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year on Monday — a day after the league coaches accorded him the same honor — insists he has his faults.

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How Keegan voted: AP All-Big 12 teams

The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Associated Press All-Big 12 ballot.

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Marcus Morris named AP Big 12 player of the year

As a freshman, Marcus Morris was considered by his coach to be a complementary player. That evolved into becoming one of the most consistent performers for Kansas last season.

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KU women top Colorado, 71-45, advance to play top-seeded Baylor on Wednesday

With its 71-45 pounding of Colorado in Tuesday’s opening round of the Big 12 tournament at Municipal Auditorium, the Kansas University women’s basketball team made sure there would be no warm and fuzzy farewell tour for the Buffs, who will bolt for the Pac-10 next season.

Tuesday's KU-North Dakota baseball game, LHS boys golf practice canceled

The Kansas University baseball team has canceled Tuesday's game against North Dakota due to rain.

Former KU basketball star Mario Chalmers answer for Miami Heat

So much drama in South Beach these days. So much angst. Such soul searching for a solution to getting the mix of superstars on the Miami Heat to blend into a title-worthy contender.

Women's Big 12 basketball title up for grabs

With two of the conference’s teams ranked nationally in the Top 10 and a few others either ranked or receiving votes, this week’s Big 12 women’s basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo., figures to be one of the most entertaining and competitive crapshoots in years.

KU golf in ninth place after two rounds in Louisana

After two rounds of play, the Kansas University men’s golf team is in ninth place at the Louisiana Classics with a score of 590, placing the Jayhawks 20 strokes behind leaders LSU and Illinois.

Six Jayhawks to compete in track and field events at NCAA Indoor National Championships

Six members of the Kansas University track and field team will make the trip to College Station, Texas, this weekend to compete in the NCAA Indoor National Championships.

Ex-KU aide resigns at SJSU

San Jose State women’s basketball coach Pam DeCosta has resigned after four seasons with the Spartans.

KU-Creighton baseball game to be televised

The Kansas-Creighton baseball game on April 26 will be televised on CBS College Sports (cable channels 143, 243), it was announced Monday.

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Not without fault: Bill Self confesses shortcoming after winning AP award

Kansas University’s Bill Self, who was named the Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year on Monday — a day after the league coaches accorded him the same honor — insists he has his faults.

Nebraska, Iowa to play day after Thanksgiving through 2012

Iowa and Nebraska will meet on the Friday after Thanksgiving in each of the next two seasons.

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KU women's basketball feeling good heading into Big 12 tournament

The combination of a 6-10 record in conference play and two straight losses to end the regular season normally doesn’t yield the kind of favorable first-round draw that the Kansas University women’s basketball team received in this year’s Big 12 tournament.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Monday, March 7, 2011.

KU basketball's Tyrel Reed still hampered by left foot injury

Quiet, unassuming Tyrel Reed screamed and appeared to yell something in the direction of Missouri’s student cheering section, The Antlers, after hitting a late three-pointer in Saturday’s 70-66 victory at Mizzou Arena.