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Planet Withey: KU center moves up blocks list as Jayhawks rout Richmond

Though Kansas center Jeff Withey prides himself on his blocks, two of his most spectacular plays were steals in the Jayhawks' 87-59 victory Tuesday over Richmond. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio

Richmond coach Chris Mooney: KU 'every bit as good as advertised'

When scouting Kansas, Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney was caught off guard that the Jayhawks started four seniors. Each of those upperclassmen played a role in the Jayhawks' rout over the Spiders. By Matt Tait • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio

Close to home: KU’s Andrew White III familiar with tonight’s foe

A blue-chip basketball prospect living just 15 minutes from the University of Richmond’s campus, Andrew White III spent a lot of time with the Spiders’ players and coaches the past few years. By Gary Bedore

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How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 18 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA games.

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Jayhawk recruit Marquel Combs top-ranked juco prospect

What already was perceived by many as a solid Kansas University recruiting class received a little extra validation Tuesday, when ESPN released its list of the top 100 junior-college football prospects in the country. Six of those players have committed to KU, including top-ranked Marquel Combs. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Naadir Tharpe challenging himself against Elijah Johnson in practice

Kansas University sophomore Naadir Tharpe has some epic 1-on-1 battles with senior point guard Elijah Johnson at Jayhawk basketball practices. By Gary Bedore

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Planet Withey: KU center moves up blocks list as Jayhawks rout Richmond

Though Kansas center Jeff Withey prides himself on his blocks, two of his most spectacular plays were steals in the Jayhawks' 87-59 victory Tuesday over Richmond. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio

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Opinion: KU-Ohio State will be must-see TV

There's a lot to like about this year's Jayhawks basketball team, but it's time to see if Kansas can prove itself on the road, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio

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Richmond coach Chris Mooney: KU 'every bit as good as advertised'

When scouting Kansas, Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney was caught off guard that the Jayhawks started four seniors. Each of those upperclassmen played a role in the Jayhawks' rout over the Spiders. By Matt Tait • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio

KU athletes play up spirit of giving

As the holiday season heats up and the spirit of giving takes priority, several members of the Kansas University athletic department are stepping up to bring joy and cheer to those less fortunate both in Lawrence and around the world. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 17 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA games.