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Speedy running back Tony Pierson stands out in spring

Kansas receiver Daymond Patterson had always been the kind of guy who was unafraid to challenge his teammates.

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KU baseball falls, 7-2

Texas managed just six hits, but manufactured seven runs to upend Kansas University, 7-2, in the final game of a Big 12 baseball series Sunday at Disch-Falk Field.

Georgia prep Tony Parker expected to pick UCLA

Tony Parker, a 6-foot-9, 280-pound senior center from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Ga., today will announce his college choice at a 3 p.m. Central time news conference at his high school.

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KU softball gets ‘complete’ rout of ISU

The first two games of Kansas University’s Big 12 weekend softball series with Iowa State weren’t much to look at.

Bob Davis dials back radio duty with K.C.

The Kansas University basketball team kept Busy Bob Davis, the voice with boundless energy and enthusiasm, working college basketball games longer than anybody expected. No complaints. Davis viewed it as a memorable bonus.

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Time to man up: Kansas D-backs embrace challenge

A few months ago, Kansas University defensive coordinator Dave Campo told his defensive backs that they needed to keep running hard in their conditioning drills and that they couldn’t get tired, as KU was going to run a lot more man coverage this season. The words “man coverage” put a smile on Greg Brown’s face.

Kansas tennis falls to K-State

Freshman Maria Belen Ludueña nabbed the team’s lone victory against Kansas State, as Kansas fell to the Wildcats, 6-1, Saturday at the Wamego Recreation Complex.

KU softball gives up lead, falls 10-9

Kansas lost to Iowa State, 10-9, Saturday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark, despite Jayhawk freshman Maddie Stein’s career day.

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Speedy running back Tony Pierson stands out in spring

Kansas receiver Daymond Patterson had always been the kind of guy who was unafraid to challenge his teammates.

Elijah Johnson undergoes offseason knee surgery

Kansas University senior-to-be Elijah Johnson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last week, coach Bill Self said in a phone interview from the recruiting trail on Saturday night.

Texas blanks Kansas baseball, 3-0

Texas freshman Parker French threw seven shutout innings and allowed just four hits, as No. 23 Texas blanked Kansas, 3-0, Saturday night in front of 7,308 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Behind the Lens: Robinson’s reaction sums up KU defeat

I’ll offer one more story on our recent photo coverage of the Kansas University men’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament.

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Superhuman: ‘Batman’ Jackson breaks own record in Kansas Relays finale

The song “Crank Dat Batman” blared over the Memorial Stadium sound system to the delight of 14,500 fans and at least one 400-meter hurdler Saturday at the Kansas Relays.