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Hidden highlights: Scout team duties, dunks prep Traylor, McLemore for ‘12-13

From now until they make their much-anticipated debuts in Allen Fieldhouse, the prowess of ineligible Kansas University freshmen basketball players Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor will remain shrouded in mystery.

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KU baseball swept by OSU

Kansas University managed just two runs off six hits in a 4-2 Big 12 Conference baseball loss to Oklahoma State on Sunday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, the Jayhawks’ fourth-straight loss.

Charlie Weis focused on improving grades

The most alarming statistic from the atrocious 2011 Kansas University football season wasn’t that the 59 points surrendered in a loss to Kansas State ranked as the fourth-most allowed, rather another number that starts with five. The football team, late in the academic year, reportedly was headed for more than 50 “F’s” in the classroom. Bad numbers on the scoreboard and classroom tend to keep company. The words that make up the term student-athlete are linked inextricably by one word: discipline. You don’t have it in the classroom, you’re not going to have it on the football field.

KU running back James Sims arrested for operating under the influence

A Kansas University football player was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence early Sunday morning, according to Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director.

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Thomas Robinson to announce decision to enter NBA Draft on Monday

KU junior Thomas Robinson will hold an 11:30 a.m. news conference on Monday to announce plans to enter the NBA Draft.

KU track athletes run at Stanford

Junior Austin Bussing was one of the Kansas University track and field team’s top performers on Saturday at the Stanford Invitational.

K-State rowers sweep Kansas

Kansas State swept all five events from Kansas’ rowing team Saturday to win the Sunflower Showdown on Wyandotte County Lake.

Jayhawk softball slams Bears, 6-1

Freshman Chanin Naudin hit her first career grand slam and the Kansas University softball team upset No. 25 Baylor, 6-1, in the final game of a three-game series on Saturday at Getterman Stadium.

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Bowen: Kansas football is special

Of all the things that frustrated Clint Bowen about being away from his hometown during the last two college football seasons, one of them came roaring to the front of his mind upon his return.

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Hidden highlights: Scout team duties, dunks prep Traylor, McLemore for ‘12-13

From now until they make their much-anticipated debuts in Allen Fieldhouse, the prowess of ineligible Kansas University freshmen basketball players Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor will remain shrouded in mystery.

How former Jayhawks fared (April 8)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 7.

OSU overwhelms KU baseball

Oklahoma State defeated KU, 11-1, Saturday afternoon in Stillwater, sending the Jayhawks (12-18, 2-6) to their third straight defeat.