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Awfully close: Kansas barely holds on

Kansas University’s basketball team put itself in position to claim at least a tie for its eighth-straight Big 12 championship Saturday at home against Missouri. So why wasn’t ninth-year coach Bill Self smiling after Wednesday’s 66-58 victory over Texas A&M in Reed Arena?

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Basehor-Linwood tight end Ben Johnson commits to KU football

Ben Johnson, a junior tight end from Basehor-Linwood High School, has orally committed to the Kansas football team, Rivals.com is reporting.

Bill Self hypes KU-MU

Let the hype for Saturday’s Kansas-Missouri game begin.

How former Jayhawks fared (Feb. 23)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 22.

Journal-World's Tait honored in APSE contest

Matt Tait, the Journal-World’s Kansas University football beat writer, was honored among the top 10 in the Beat Writing category of the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Victory should provide tourney lesson

While winning a basketball game Wednesday night in Reed Arena, the fourth-ranked Kansas University basketball team also managed to diagram a blueprint for how to make an early exit in the NCAA Tournament.

KU swim team fourth at Big 12 championship

Kansas University’s swimming and diving team sits in fourth place after the first day of the Big 12 Championships on Wednesday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

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Awfully close: Kansas barely holds on

Kansas University’s basketball team put itself in position to claim at least a tie for its eighth-straight Big 12 championship Saturday at home against Missouri. So why wasn’t ninth-year coach Bill Self smiling after Wednesday’s 66-58 victory over Texas A&M in Reed Arena?

Jayhawks’ Elijah Johnson foils Aggies’ plan

Billy Kennedy gambled and lost.