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Friday, November 30

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Beaver fever: Self searching for answers on D after close win over Oregon State

After watching his guards get burned by Oregon State, Kansas coach Bill Self is considering drastic measures — and even zone defenses — following his team's 84-78 victory on Friday over Oregon State at Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore • KU coach Bill Self audio • Travis Releford and Ben McLemore audio • Box score

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Kansas volleyball wins NCAA opener

Kansas University's volleyball team won its NCAA Tournament opener, 3-1, over Cleveland State on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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KUsports.com staff's Week 14 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 14 of the college football season.

Cheering on KU in the NCAA tourney? Brush up on the vernacular of volleyball

With the Kansas University volleyball team hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament today at Allen Fieldhouse, here’s a quick glossary of some of the most popular terms that newcomers to the sport might hear tossed around at Allen Fieldhouse this weekend.

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Jayhawks refreshed and ready to open NCAA volleyball tourney at home

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard gave his players extra rest in preparation for the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament opener tonight at Allen Fieldhouse, and his players say they can feel the difference. By Jesse Newell

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Opinion: From the gridiron to the golf course, John Hadl's a gamer

Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan was able to cross off an item on his bucket list after playing a round of golf with Kansas University football great John Hadl.

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KU's Lucas eager to see match-up with all the president's men at Oregon State

Kansas University freshman Landen Lucas was recruited heavily by the Jayhawks' next foe, Oregon State, a team coached by President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law. By Gary Bedore

The makings of a match: FSHS coach details volleyball's key players, plays

Not all those attending this weekend’s NCAA Tournament volleyball matches at Allen Fieldhouse will be experts in the sport. Free State High School volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins has a few pointers. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 29 NBA games

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

Thursday, November 29

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On eve of NCAA volleyball tourney, KU's Tolefree happier than ever she stayed

Lawrence native and Kansas University volleyball senior Tayler Tolefree spent most of her youth dreaming of playing college volleyball far away from home. But the summer before her senior year of high school Tolefree changed her mind, allowing her to embark upon a career that made her dreams to come true in her hometown. By Matt Tait

‘Big, scary man’ helps KU volleyball get tough

She occasionally wears protective headgear during practices because she plays so hard, always wears a mouthpiece during matches and really never has been intimidated by anyone or anything on a volleyball court.

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Kansas’ Andrew White III student of game

A student of the game of basketball, particularly the art of shooting, Kansas University freshman guard Andrew White III regularly pores over film of NBA greats Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and Reggie Miller. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, November 28

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 28 NBA games

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

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KU women knock out Grambling State, 101-47

Sophomore forward Chelsea Gardner posted a career-high 26 points on 11-for-13 shooting, leading the Kansas women's basketball team to a 101-47 victory over Grambling State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell

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Post-concussion concerns, symptoms lead to Peters' leave from KU

Former Kansas University basketball forward Zach Peters will head home to Plano, Texas, to recover from the effects of post-concussion syndrome. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 27 NBA games

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

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Jayhawks wary of West Virginia game-breaker Tavon Austin

West Virginia playmaker Tavon Austin caught the eye of Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, who hopes his defense won't be the latest to fall victim to the do-it-all player's talent. By Matt Tait

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Heritage, hungry personality drive KU volleyball star Jarmoc

Kansas University volleyball star Caroline Jarmoc credits her parents, Polish emigrants, for her assertive personality and perspective on life. By Tom Keegan

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KU women confident shooting woes will sort out

For now, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is going to consider it a positive sign that her team is 5-0 despite ranking last in the Big 12 in three-point shooting. By Jesse Newell

Tuesday, November 27

Jayhawks: Culture change keyed breakthrough volleyball season

Just how did a Kansas University volleyball squad that went 15-14 a year ago transform into a 25-6 team this year? By Jesse Newell

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Opinion: Bill Self not happy with team's guard play

Generally, the worse Kansas coach Bill Self’s team plays, the more colorful the coach’s post-game remarks. Monday was no exception, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.

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A 'special' feat: Jeff Withey records triple-double, helps KU top San Jose State

On a night when Kansas coach Bill Self said his team "didn’t do anything," KU center Jeff Withey saved the Jayhawks with KU's second official triple double in a 70-57 win over San Jose State. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Notebook: Zach Peters to leave KU basketball team because of health issues

Monday, November 26

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SJSU guard James Kinney scores 30 in memorable night at fieldhouse

At one point during San Jose State senior James Kinney's 30-point explosion at Allen Fieldhouse on Monday, the hot-shooting guard and Kansas University coach Bill Self enjoyed a fun-filled exchange of words. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 26 NBA games

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

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Notebook: Zach Peters to leave KU basketball program because of health issues

Zach Peters’ basketball career at Kansas University is over, as the freshman has health concerns that include four concussions in the last two years and a rotator cuff injury that has kept him from practicing this season. By Gary Bedore

How Keegan voted: Nov. 26 AP college basketball ballot

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Associated Press ballot for the college basketball poll on Nov. 26, 2012.

KU men's basketball moves to No. 10 in both polls

The Kansas men's basketball team moved up to No. 10 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches poll released Monday.

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KU football coach Charlie Weis thrilled for former Notre Dame players on brink of national title

Although Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has had three different jobs since being fired as Notre Dame's head football coach following the 2009 season, people still ask him about the Fighting Irish all the time. It happened again on Monday morning's Big 12 coaches conference call, and Weis, who coached and recruited many current Notre Dame players, said he was thrilled that his former school and alma mater finished the season 12-0 and would play for the national title. By Matt Tait

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Kansas senior Travis Releford wins Big 12 player of week

Kansas senior guard Travis Releford was selected as the Big 12's player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.

Sunday, November 25

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Bill Self: Jayhawks need to pick up pace

It was tough for Kansas University’s basketball players to play as fast as coach Bill Self wants them to play at practice the day after Thanksgiving. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Ray Bechard needed big year, got it

Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger was seated to my left, volleyball coach Ray Bechard to my right Sunday afternoon in the Naismith Room of Allen Fieldhouse. Bechard’s seat was cool and comfortable. Zenger had nothing but praise for the 15th-year KU volleyball coach. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 25 NBA games

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

Carolyn Davis joins 1,400 club; KU women down Creighton

Kansas University senior Carolyn Davis joined the 1,400-point club as No. 22 Kansas University remained undefeated with a 58-48 nonconference women’s basketball victory over Creighton on Sunday at D.J. Sokol Arena.

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KU volleyball to host 1st and 2nd rounds, will play Cleveland State on Friday

The Kansas volleyball team has been named one of 16 hosting sites for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and the Jayhawks will open play in the first round against Cleveland State on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell

KU women's basketball to make road debut at Creighton

The No. 22-ranked Kansas University women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time this season at 2 p.m. today at Creighton.

Saturday, November 24

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 24 NBA games

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

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Self: Among power forward trio, Kevin Young is best fit for KU now

The Kansas University men's basketball team has had three different players start at power forward thus far this basketball season, but KU coach Bill Self says Kevin Young is the best fit for the Jayhawks right now. By Gary Bedore

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Record aside, senior transfers still proud of KU football experience

When Notre Dame graduates Dayne Crist, Anthony McDonald and Mike Ragone decided to team together for one more season of college football, they envisioned a scenario that played out much differently than the one the senior transfers have experienced this season at Kansas University. By Matt Tait

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KU volleyball crushes Texas Tech, wraps up best regular season in school history

The Kansas University volleyball team closed the best regular season in school history with sweep of Texas Tech on Saturday — KU's fourth straight sweep in the past two weeks — and sent the Jayhawks into Sunday's NCAA Selection show with smiles and excitement about their postseason prospects. By Matt Tait

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Grinnell player's feat not terribly Wilt-like

The college basketball world is buzzing about Jack Taylor, a 5-foot-10 sophomore running-and-gunning machine from Grinnell (Iowa) College who scored an NCAA-record 138 points in Tuesday’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible. “That is great, but that is not real,” Kansas University coach Bill Self said with a laugh. By Gary Bedore

Friday, November 23

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 23 NBA games

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

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Jayhawks beat Alabama A&M for Henrickson's 300th 'W'

Kansas University's women's basketball team beat Alabama A&M 76-59 Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse for the Jayhawks' most lopsided win of the young season and the 300th victory of coach Bonnie Henrickson's career. By Benton Smith

Thursday, November 22

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Bill Self: Kansas making progress

It’s hard to keep track of time once the marathon college basketball season starts rolling along. Just ask coach Bill Self, whose Jayhawks are 4-1. By Gary Bedore

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Tania Jackson making most of her starts

Kansas University junior forward Tania Jackson found out a few hours before the Jayhawks’ 64-58 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse that she would start her first game in more than a year. By Benton Smith

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 21 NBA games

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

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Opinion: Leaving Big 12 doesn't make sense for KU now

With conference realignment waters stirring again, the Journal-World's Matt Tait looks at whether members of the Big 12, including Kansas University, should make moves of their own or sit this round out.

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Bill Self: Kansas set as realignment ramps up again

Kansas University coach Bill Self says it’s not even worth talking about KU possibly being a target of the Big Ten Conference. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, November 21

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Kansas volleyball team sweeps Saint Louis at Allen Fieldhouse

Junior libero Brianne Riley breaks one school record, sits on the brink of another

Playing in Allen Fieldhouse for the first time since 1999, the Kansas University volleyball team rolled over St. Louis University, 25-16, 25-16, 25-12, on Wednesday night and watched junior libero Brianne Riley set one school record and climb closer to another. By Matt Tait

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Kansas volleyball fired up over playing in Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas University’s volleyball team has organized its own recruiting for today’s 6:30 p.m. match against Saint Louis. By Jesse Newell

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Opinion: Jeff Withey does it all for KU

The outrageously wide wingspan of Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey never touched more facets of a basketball game in the finishing minutes than it did Tuesday night in the CBE Classic title game in the Sprint Center. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: KU puts 3 on all-CBE team; Bill Self says team 'got better' in K.C.

Kansas University dominated the five-player CBE Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament team.

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SLU coach impressed by Jeff Withey, KU 'quarterbacks'

As soon as his post players fought around Kansas University center Jeff Withey, Saint Louis coach Jim Crews watched helplessly as the Jayhawks countered with a lob over the top.

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Travis Releford MVP as KU upends Billikens

Kansas University senior Travis Releford felt disrespected by Saint Louis when the Billikens didn't guard him closely in the first half. He responded with 23 points, leaving with the CBE Classic MVP trophy following KU's 73-59 win on Tuesday. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference • Jeff Withey and Travis Releford audio

Tuesday, November 20

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 20 NBA games

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

KU football announces 2013 schedule

The Kansas football will host seven home games in 2013, including the regular-season finale against Kansas State, as the team's 2013 schedule was approved by the Big 12 athletic directors Tuesday morning.

Juco offensive lineman Ngalu Fusimalohi picks Kansas

The Kansas University football program picked up its third oral commitment in two days on Monday night, when Ngalu Fusimalohi, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound guard from City College of San Francisco pledged his services to Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks.

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Notebook: Zach Peters not on KU bench because of illness

Kansas University freshman forward Zach Peters did not sit on the bench or behind the bench during the Jayhawks’ 78-41 rout of Washington State on Monday night in Sprint Center.

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Opinion: Jayhawks get production from 3 at the 4

Though Kansas coach Bill Self has started three power forwards in his team's first four games, he received an encouraging sign when all of them played well in Monday's blowout victory over Washington State, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Travis Releford and Kevin Young audio

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200 and counting: KU gets milestone win in rout over Washington State

Though Kansas players didn't don party hats for their 200th victory in Kansas City, there was some reason for celebration, as the Jayhawks broke out of an offensive funk in a 78-41 victory over Washington State. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Travis Releford and Kevin Young audio

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Royce Woolridge frustrated after getting blown out by 'friends'

Washington State guard Royce Woolridge, who transferred after playing one year at Kansas University, said he didn’t have to work hard to convince his Cougars teammates they were facing a good team. By Jesse Newell

KU swimming and diving places second at Kansas Classic

Freshman Bryce Hinde and junior Alison Lusk finished 2-3 in the 200-yard breaststroke to help Kansas University swimming and diving lock up a second-place finish at the Kansas Classic, which concluded Sunday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.

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KU's Carolyn Davis earns Big 12 Player of the Week award

Kansas University senior forward Carolyn Davis earned the fourth Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of her career, the conference announced Monday.

KU men’s golf adds transfer for fall 2013

Kansas University men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel added a fourth signee to his first recruiting class on Monday.

KU women's basketball returns to AP poll at No. 22

Kansas University returned to the Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday after an absence of almost three years.

KU offers free admission to Wednesday volleyball match at Allen Fieldhouse

No. 20 Kansas University volleyball’s match on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse will be free of charge, Kansas Athletics announced.

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Weis, KU football thankful for bye week over holiday

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis says the upcoming bye week — after a draining loss and during the Thanksgiving holiday — came at the perfect time for his team. By Matt Tait

Transfer to join KU women's golf for spring semester

A former top-100 golfer in the Class of 2011 will join the Kansas University women’s golf team in the spring semester, KU coach Erin O’Neil announced Monday.

Monday, November 19

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 19 NBA games

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

Majerus-less SLU awaits KU in CBE finals

Bill Self had hoped to visit with, and maybe even coach against, popular Saint Louis University mentor Rick Majerus during this week’s CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

KU football finale to kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1

The Kansas football team's season finale at West Virginia will kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and will be televised on Fox Sports Net, the Big 12 announced Monday.

Clyde Lovellette honored to join Hall

Former Kansas University basketball phenom Clyde Lovellette, who led the Jayhawks to the 1952 national title, was one of 10 individuals inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday night at the Midland Theatre.

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Royce Woolridge to reunite with KU tonight

It didn’t take former Kansas University basketball player Royce Woolridge long to become a fan favorite at his new school, Washington State. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Dayne Crist can still help KU

Dayne Crist obviously fell short of his billing as the short-term savior of the downtrodden Kansas University football program, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help KU in the long term. In fact, he already does every time he opens his mouth. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, November 18

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 18 NBA games

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

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KU football following a perplexing pattern

For the past seven weeks, the Kansas University football team has lived through a troubling pattern of following up a blowout loss with a close-call heartbreaker. Although the pattern continued this weekend with a tough home loss to Iowa State, KU coach Charlie Weis said he would continue to view each week as its own entity. By Matt Tait

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Kansas women's basketball holds off Wake Forest

Jayhawks overcome late misses in 64-58 win

Kansas University's women's basketball players didn't let some late-game pressure keep them from beating Wake Forest 64-58 Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

KU football program lands oral commitments from Juco LB and WR

The Kansas University football team picked up a pair of oral commitments from junior college players in the Class of 2013 over the weekend, as LB Samson Faifili and WR Mark Thomas became the 12th and 13th members of KU's commitment list in the Class of 2013. By Matt Tait

KU volleyball claims 23rd win

Nine Kansas University players recorded a kill, and KU swept Texas Christian University (25-18, 25-14, 25-17) Saturday for its 23rd victory of the year.

KU women seek support for senior leaders

Heading into the third game of the season, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson knows exactly which Jayhawks she can count on to make plays and score. By Benton Smith

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Clyde Lovellette inducted today

Clyde Lovellette says he is humbled and honored by today’s induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. By Gary Bedore

Bill Self: Jayhawks in need of senior ‘assassins’

Bill Self says he’s looking for one or two of his Kansas University basketball players to adopt a take-charge, take-no-prisoners mentality. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 17 NBA games

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

Saturday, November 17

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Notebook: KU seniors honored; Jayhawks wear alternate uniforms

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis got everything he wanted out of Saturday's Senior Day match-up with Iowa State except for the victory.

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Opinion: Tony Pierson represents hope for KU football

The Kansas football team had three good plays on Saturday night, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. All three came from running back Tony Pierson, who can do a lot but can't do it all for this year's Jayhawks.

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ISU quarterback shakes off nerves

Iowa State backup quarterback Sam Richardson — who carried the ball twice and didn’t throw a pass in mop-up duty against Western Illinois the third week of the 2012 season — on Saturday was awarded appearance No. 2 at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore

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Black and blue: KU drubbed by Iowa State, 51-23, in final home game

The Kansas football team didn't expect Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson to play. Heck, the freshman himself didn't even expect to play. That didn't stop the third-string QB from posting five total touchdowns in Iowa State's rout over KU. By Matt Tait • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Charlie Weis press conference

KU athletic director interested to see what new Big 12 university is doing

In the event Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger is impressed enough to start looking into clearing the hurdles that stand in the way of selling beers, how would he go about lobbying for new legislation? “I haven’t even given it enough thought to know what the next step would be,” Zenger said. By Tom Keegan

2012 Kansas football senior capsules

A quick look at the 23 Kansas University football players making their final appearance in uniform at Memorial Stadium today.

KU swimming in first place at Kansas Classic

Kansas University women’s swimming is in first place after the first day of the Kansas Classic on Friday at Hummer Sports Complex.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 16 NBA games

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

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Self: Jayhawks' defense not on point

Kansas University point guards Elijah Johnson and Naadir Tharpe need to step it up on defense, KU coach Bill Self says. By Gary Bedore

Kansas diver 19th at Houston

Kansas University senior Christy Cash finished with a score of 239.95 in one-meter diving to lead the Jayhawk divers during Day Two of the Phil Hansel Invite at Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Friday at the University of Houston.

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KU cornerback Greg 'Lockdown' Brown living up to his name

Kansas University cornerback Greg Brown takes pride in lining up against the best offenses the Big 12 conference has to offer and looks to keep a strong senior season going today against Iowa State. By Matt Tait

Kansas vs. Iowa State: Tale of the Tape

A unit-by-unit look at today's Kansas-Iowa State football game.

Friday, November 16

Guards Selden, Mason sign letters of intent to play basketball at KU

Wayne Selden, a powerful combo guard from Massachusetts, and Frank Mason, a conventional point guard from Virginia, on Friday signed letters of intent to play basketball at Kansas University, coach Bill Self announced Friday night.

Blue-chip high school forward Tyler Roberson picks Syracuse over Kansas, Villanova

Jersey native announces on ESPNU's Signing Day show

Tyler Roberson will play college basketball at Syracuse.

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KUsports.com staff's Week 12 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 12 of the college football season.

KU women’s golf inks top-50 player

Kansas University’s women’s golf team has added a top-50 player.

Three golfers sign with Kansas men

Kansas University’s men’s golf team landed the top-ranked golfer in Kansas as part of a three-man recruiting class announced Thursday.

KU women’s duo makes watch list

Kansas University seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich completed the sweep for the three major NCAA women’s basketball player-of-the-year-award watch lists.

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Charlie Weis: I'm paying

KU coach will foot bill for any student who wants to attend Saturday's home finale

Kansas University announced Thursday night that Weis would pay for any KU students without tickets who are interested in attending Saturday’s 6 p.m. Senior Night game. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Shooting performance reminds Bill Self of Oral Roberts

Chattanooga’s Farad Cobb, who sank six three-pointers in seven tries the first half, tried to single-handedly beat Kansas University’s basketball team on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Talib preparing for Patriots debut

Aqib Talib wants to leave his past troubles behind. The New England Patriots hope he can do the same for their secondary.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 15 NBA games

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

Thursday, November 15

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Opinion: Ben McLemore slams home beauty of the dunk

Red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore's five dunks transformed Allen Fieldhouse and served as a loud reminder of what a foolish thing the NCAA did when it banned the dunk in college basketball from 1967 to 1976, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.

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Chattanooga chew-chew: Bill Self's halftime words spur KU to 69-55 win

Kansas coach Bill Self had a lot to say to his shell-shocked players at halftime of the Jayhawks’ 69-55 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse. First, he asked if they were awake. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey postgame audio • McLemore tops KUsports.com ratings

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Chattanooga guard Farad Cobb puts scare into KU

More than one third of the Chattanooga basketball team's made shots on Thursday night came from the right hand of freshman guard Farad Cobb. • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore, Jeff Withey postgame audio • McLemore tops KUsports.com ratings

Joel Embiid, Brannen Greene officially sign with KU basketball

Coach Bill Self fired up after landing Cameroon big man, Georgia wing

Center Joel Embiid and forward Brannen Greene have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball at Kansas, coach Bill Self announced Thursday.

KU volleyball sweeps OU

Sophomore outside hitter Chelsea Albers set a career-high with 13 kills as No. 22-ranked Kansas University swept Oklahoma and set the school record with their 14th home victory this season.

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Kansas men eager to play again

Kansas University’s basketball team has been too busy to dwell on Tuesday night’s 67-64 loss to Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Atlanta. The Jayhawks (1-1), who arrived back in Lawrence at 1 a.m. Wednesday, held a cram session Wednesday afternoon for Chattanooga (1-0) — today’s opponent in a 7 p.m. CBE Classic game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 14 NBA games

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

Wednesday, November 14

Bonnie Henrickson announces KU women's basketball signings

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced that Jada Brown (Las Vegas), Dakota Gonzalez (Pocatello, Idaho), Dylan Gonzalez (Pocatello, Idaho), Caelynn Manning-Allen (Chicago) and Keyla Morgan (Rancho Dominguez, Calif.) each signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) Wednesday with KU during the early-signing period.

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Davis helps Jayhawks survive vs. SE Missouri St.

Even though Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson had every intention of limiting senior forward Carolyn Davis's minutes Wednesday night against Southeast Missouri State, she couldn't resist going back to her star post player late and KU held on for a 68-58 victory. By Benton Smith

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KU football coach Charlie Weis uses 'window dressing' to keep KU's running game humming

Despite getting very little from its passing game throughout the 2012 season, the Kansas University football team has run the ball successfully week in and week out and the Jayhawks rank as the Big 12's second best rushing team.

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Conner Frankamp officially signs with KU

Self: Wichita product 'one of the best guards we have recruited since we've been here'

Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot, 160-pound guard from Wichita, officially signed a National Letter of Intent to play men’s basketball at Kansas, head coach Bill Self announced Wednesday.

KU volleyball lands eight on Academic All-Big 12 first team

Eight Kansas University volleyball players earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

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KU women to focus on finishing shots against SEMO

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson thinks her team needs to be more physical on offense and finish through contact. The Jayhawks will get their chance to play tough when they face Southeast Missouri State tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

Tuesday, November 13

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 13 NBA games

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

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Notebook: Jamari Traylor holds his own against MSU bigs

Kansas University red-shirt freshman forward Jamari Traylor had a vicious one-handed put back dunk of an Elijah Johnson miss, took a charge and had three blocked shots in the Jayhawks’ 67-64 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday in the Georgia Dome.

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Keith Appling’s layup ‘all she wrote’

When Michigan State guard Keith Appling received a pass from teammate Derrick Nix in the final 30 seconds with his team leading by one, he said he had one objective: get to the lane. By Jesse Newell

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KU drops down-to-the-wire thriller with Michigan State

Travis Releford's last-gasp three-pointer missed, and Kansas University fell to Michigan State, 67-64, on Tuesday at the Georgia Dome. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self audio • Jeff Withey and Elijah Johnson audio • Jamari Traylor tops ratings

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Opinion: Perry Ellis will get the hang of banging

Perry Ellis used beyond-his-years basketball skills to lead Wichita Heights High to four consecutive state titles. But he never had faced a band of bruisers akin to Michigan State's big men and his long night amounted to a valuable basketball education. By Tom Keegan

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Weis hopes packed house will honor KU football seniors Saturday night

KU football coach Charlie Weis is passionate about his first bunch of KU seniors, which will play the final home games of their careers Saturday at Memorial Stadium against Iowa State. Tuesday, the first-year coach shared his thoughts on why these guys are so important to him and the program. By Matt Tait

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Cameroon center Joel Embiid to play basketball at KU

Cameroon basketball sensation Joel Embiid, a 7-foot, 220-pound senior center from The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., has orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 12 NBA games

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

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Under the lights: Unproven Jayhawks face tough test against Spartans

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self says his young team will face a tough test tonight against Michigan State in a primetime, powerhouse match-up at the Champions Classic in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore

Monday, November 12

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KU basketball notebook: Prep recruit Joel Embiid to announce college choice today

Joel Embiid, a 7-foot, 220-pound senior basketball center from The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., eventually decided to pick his college on Tuesday.

Sunday, November 11

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 11 NBA games

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

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RBs Sims, Pierson provide KU football with dynamic 1-2 punch

They don't have a flashy nickname just yet, but KU running backs James Sims and Tony Pierson have emerged as KU's version of "Thunder and Lightning." By Matt Tait

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KU women's basketball not thrilled by 52-36 victory

More interested in becoming a finished product than winning a season opener, members of Kansas University's women's basketball team had self-critiques instead of flowery reviews following a 52-36 victory over Idaho State University Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

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Kevin Young practices, is scheduled to play against Michigan State on Tuesday

Teammates say senior forward to provide much-needed energy to Jayhawk attack

Kevin Young will play in Tuesday's game against Michigan State, coach Bill Self said Sunday. By Gary Bedore

Jayhawks doubles duo wins draw at SDSU tennis tourney

Kansas University doubles partners Victoria Khanevskaya and Anastasija Trubica won their doubles draw Saturday on Day Two of the San Diego State Fall Classic.

Third-ranked Texas edges KU volleyball in five sets

The 23rd-ranked Kansas University volleyball team lost its first home match of the season, a five-set fight against No. 3 Texas on Saturday night at Horejsi Center.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 10 NBA games

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

Saturday, November 10

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Elijah Johnson least of Jayhawks’ worries

Elijah Johnson had as many fouls (five) as points and assists combined (five) in Kansas University’s 74-55 season-opening victory over Southeast Missouri State on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

KU women focus on boards for opener

Few things please Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson more than seeing her Jayhawks devour offensive rebounds on missed shots. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Charlie Weis trims travel roster from 70 to 54

With life on the road being awfully unkind to the Kansas University football program during the past few seasons, KU coach Charlie Weis altered KU's travel plans this week in hopes of fielding a more focused football team during Saturday's game against Texas Tech.

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Opinion: Weis not winning yet, but he gets his team ready

How did an undermanned Kansas football team push Texas Tech beyond regulation? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says the Jayhawks were prepared to play, and a lot of the credit for that has to go to the man at the top.

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KU surprised Red Raiders

Game plan caught Tech off guard

While scouting earlier in the week, Texas Tech defensive coordinator Art Kaufman watched film of about 230 Kansas plays. He only remembers four or five of them being speed-options — the plays that burned TTU for the biggest yardage Saturday. By Jesse Newell

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Just out of reach: KU comes up short in 41-34 double-OT loss to Texas Tech

The Kansas football team couldn't get late stops when it needed them, falling to Texas Tech in double overtime in another competitive loss under KU coach Charlie Weis. By Matt Tait

Kansas vs. Texas Tech: Tale of the Tape

A unit-by-unit look at today's Kansas-Texas Tech football game.

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Archi-Tech: Tuberville rebuilding Red Raiders

When Texas Tech hired Tommy Tuberville to take over for Mike Leach in January of 2010 — just weeks after Kansas University had removed Mark Mangino and hired Turner Gill to take his place — the people in power at Tech spoke about an opportunity to get Texas Tech football back on track. By Matt Tait

Davis, Goodrich named to preseason Wooden Award Top 30

Kansas University seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich were named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.

Kansas men's cross country sixth at NCAA regional

Freshman Gabe Gonzalez earned All-Region honors and led the Kansas University men’s cross country team to sixth place on Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. The KU women placed 13th.

KU tennis 5-6 on first day of San Diego State Fall Classic

The Kansas University tennis team struggled on Friday, losing five of its seven singles matches on the first day of the San Diego State Fall Classic.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 9 NBA games

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

Friday, November 9

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Notebook: Perry Ellis scores most points in a KU debut since Josh Selby

Kansas University freshman forward Perry Ellis scored 15 points in the Jayhawks’ 74-55 victory over SE Missouri State on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. It marked the most points scored in a debut by a Jayhawk newcomer since Josh Selby’s 21 points versus USC on Dec. 18, 2010.

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With no help from its shooting, KU grinds out 74-55 victory over Southeast Missouri

The Jayhawks, who couldn’t miss at shootaround Friday afternoon, made just two of 21 three-point tries in a workmanlike — some might say ugly — 74-55 regular-season opening victory over Southeast Missouri on Friday night. By Gary Bedore

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Southeast Missouri uses fast start in second half to hang with KU

Southeast Missouri State neutralized Kansas University center Jeff Withey in the second half and made a game of it with Jayhawks in a 74-55 loss on opening night Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Opinion: Improved Naadir Tharpe delivers in pressure situation

Though he didn't receiver a perfect grade from his coach, Kansas sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe passed the test with the game on the line, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.

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KUsports.com staff's Week 11 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 11 of the college football season.

Thursday, November 8

NBA suspends Kings’ Robinson for two games

The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko in the neck.

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Jeff Withey says ‘funk’ history

Center ready to ‘bring it’ tonight in season opener

Jeff Withey, who was named first-team preseason All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-America, said he doesn’t know why he’s been spaced out, but he says he's focused heading into tonight's season opener. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 8 NBA games

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

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Opinion: Help is on the way: WR Justin McCay part of Cavalry II

Kansas receiver Justin McCay likes and is similar to former standout wideout Keyshawn Johnson, but we'll have to wait until next season to see if McCay plays like Johnson. By Tom Keegan

Kansas volleyball players lauded

Fourth-year junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc became the second Kansas University volleyball player in program history named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 First Team, and KU junior setter Erin McNorton was named to the second team announced by CoSIDA on Thursday.

KU OL honored

Kansas senior offensive lineman Trevor Marrongelli was named to the Capitol One CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 football team, it was announced Thursday. Marrongelli has earned a spot on the team for the second-straight year.

Perry Ellis to start; Landen Lucas to sit

Perry Ellis, who came off the bench in Kansas University’s two exhibition basketball games, will start today’s 7 p.m. regular-season opener against SE Missouri State, KU coach Bill Self said Thursday. By Gary Bedore

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Elijah Johnson, Jeff Withey named to Wooden Award preseason top 50

Kansas seniors Elijah Johnson and Jeff Withey were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 for the 2012-13 season, the Los Angeles Athletics Club announced Thursday.

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Landen Lucas to sit out first game while considering red shirt

Kansas freshman forward Landen Lucas will sit out Friday's season-opener against SE Missouri State in order to keep a red-shirt option open, KU coach Bill Self said at his weekly press conference Thursday. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 7 NBA games

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

Wednesday, November 7

KU volleyball completes sweep of K-State

Sophomore outside hitter Sara McClinton led Kansas University with 16 kills to power the 23rd-ranked KU volleyball team to a season series sweep of No. 17 Kansas State on Wednesday night at Ahearn Fieldhouse.

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Bill Self: Rotation starting to come clear

Slicing Kansas University’s men’s basketball rotation to a workable number might be easier than most expected this season. By Gary Bedore

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Up-tempo offenses troubling for Kansas defense

It's a well-known fact that every week in the Big 12 conference is a challenge for defenses. But the Kansas University football team is smack dab in the middle of playing two of the team's fastest offenses, Baylor last week and Texas Tech this Saturday. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Quarterbacks dominate Heisman voting based on value, not hype

There's a reason that quarterbacks get all the Heisman love, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says: It's because they play the most important position on the field.

Tuesday, November 6

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Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps using transfer year to get head start on 2013

It’s been a rough season for Kansas University quarterbacks, but not all of them have endured rough week after rough week. Although watching the Jayhawks struggle on the field has been tough, junior QB Jake Heaps, a transfer from BYU, has gotten a lot out of the 2012 season. Story by Matt Tait

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Self: KU's seniors need to step up, be more aggressive

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self laments the fact the ball didn’t touch the paint much in KU’s 12-point victory over Washburn on Monday. Self said passive play by his seniors had a lot to do with it. Story by Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 6 NBA games

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

Monday, November 5

Notebook: Young resumes shooting at practice; McLemore snares 10 boards

Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young, who suffered a broken bone in his right hand on Oct. 25, took part in shooting drills on Monday.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 5 NBA games

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

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Self upset with 'miserable' offense following KU's 62-50 win over Washburn

The Kansas men's basketball team's 62 points were by far the fewest points scored by the Jayhawks in a home exhibition contest in school history. KU coach Bill Self called his team's offense 'beyond bad.' By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Be kind to Jayhawks, because Self won't be

Pity the poor Kansas basketball players at practice Tuesday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. They put their coach in a miserable mood Monday night, and Tuesday’s practice is his chance to exact revenge with the regular-season opener lurking Friday.

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Washburn coach Chipman proud of team's fight against KU

Despite shooting just 26 percent for the game, the Washburn Ichabods, ranked second in the preseason Div. II college basketball polls, forced 24 Kansas turnovers and forced a long night for the home team in Kansas' 62-50 exhibition victory on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Former KU football star Jon Cornish sets CFL record

Former Kansas University running back Jon Cornish broke a 56-year-old CFL record by becoming the first Canadian-born player since 1956 to lead the league in rushing. Amazingly, Cornish's total of 1,457 yards was the exact number he finished with in 2006 when he set the KU single-season record.

KU football to host Iowa State at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17

The Kansas University football team's final home game of the 2012 season — Nov. 17 vs. Iowa State — will kickoff at 6 p.m., the Big 12 announced Monday.

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Div. II elite Ichabods may offer Jayhawks stiffer test in final tuneup

Basketball fans will find out tonight what happens when one of the top teams in NCAA Div. I takes on one of the elite teams in Div. II. Tipoff for an intriguing exhibition contest between No. 7-ranked Kansas University and No. 2 Washburn is 7 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse. Story by Gary Bedore

KU rowing places boat second at Head of the Hooch

Kansas University rowing finished the fall season Sunday at The Head of the Hooch, placing second and fifth in the Open Quad.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 4 NBA games

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

Sunday, November 4

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Opinion: Ultra-confident KU freshman Rio Adams taking it slow ... for now

He scored 54 points in a game as a sophomore in high school and idolizes Jamal Crawford, an NBA player who starts shooting before he steps off the bus. But Kansas guard Rio Adams is trying hard to play within himself during his freshman year. Column by Tom Keegan

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KU wide receivers, quarterbacks equal culprits in passing game struggles

The Kansas University football team has struggled in the passing game this season, but quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Michael Cummings have only been part of the problem. By Matt Tait

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KU women's basketball balanced in exhibition rout of Fort Hays State

Ten of the 11 players on Kansas University women's basketball team scored and nine had at least one assist in the Jayhawks' 88-43 exhibition dismantling of NCAA Division II Fort Hays State Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

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For KU’s Andrew White, ‘III’ part of ‘legacy’

Proud of family heritage, freshman guard honors father, grandfather

Kansas University freshman Andrew White is sporting "III" after his last name on his jersey as a tribute to his family 'legacy.' By Jesse Newell

Bears find Big 12 win ‘relief’

Asked about his emotions following a victory, Baylor quarterback Nick Florence let out a huge sigh. By Jesse Newell

Kansas volleyball falls at Baylor

Kansas University’s 20th-ranked volleyball team suffered a 25-10, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23 loss Saturday at Baylor.

KU swimming wins double dual

Kansas University won six of nine events Saturday to conclude its sweep of a two-day double-dual meet at Robinson Natatorium.

Saturday, November 3

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Notebook: KU experiences another weather delay; defense racks up tackles-for-loss

For the second time this season, the Kansas University football team sat through an extended weather day and responded by playing like it.

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 3 NBA games

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

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Opinion: There's no worse place than the road for KU football

The Kansas football team's losing streak away from Memorial Stadium has spanned three coaches, five quarterbacks and 10 states. Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says no matter the location, the script hasn't seemed to change for the desperate Jayhawks.

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'A repeat story': KU falters in second half of 41-14 loss to Baylor

Kansas coach Charlie Weis once again had his team in a competitive game at halftime, only to see an opponent dominate the Jayhawks after the break. One of Weis' biggest issues continues to be his team's lack of production at quarterback. By Matt Tait

Warriors' Brandon Rush has torn ACL, out for season

Brandon Rush's season is over after two games. Rush's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday that an MRI exam on the Golden State Warriors' top reserve revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 2 NBA games

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

Kansas swimming leads double dual

Kansas University’s swimming team built big leads over TCU and North Dakota in a double dual on Friday at Robinson Natatorium.

KU soccer's Kastor earns All-District honor

Kansas University soccer forward Caroline Kastor was named to Capital One’s Academic All-District team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

KU basketball recruit Joel Embiid to narrow list next week

The recruitment of Joel Embiid is nearing and end as the Cameroon big man is headed to Marquette this weekend for his fifth and final campus visit. By Gary Bedore

Friday, November 2

Jayhawks haunted by last year’s loss to Baylor

With 12 minutes remaining in last year’s game against Baylor in Lawrence, Kansas University’s football team led the Bears, 24-3, and seemed headed toward its first victory in two months. But Baylor rallied … and don't think KU has forgotten. By Matt Tait

Kansas vs. Baylor: Tale of the tape

A unit-by-unit look at today's Kansas-Baylor football game.

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Easy-going: QB Michael Cummings proves unflappable

There was a time when being the starting quarterback for a Big 12 football program in a game that took place just 60 miles from his childhood home seemed like a pipe dream for Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: ESPN analyst Bilas shows why NCAA should listen to his constructive criticism

As a panelist at Bill Self’s Assists Foundation round-table discussion, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas again shows why the NCAA should listen to his constructive criticism. Column by Tom Keegan.

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Coming around: Panelists have high praise for Jayhawks

The panelists at Thursday night’s inaugural “Courtside View” at Crown Toyota Pavilion agreed: KU will have a heck of a team again this season. By Gary Bedore

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KUsports.com staff's Week 10 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 10 of the college football season.

Thursday, November 1

How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 1 NBA games

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

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Aqib Talib traded to Patriots

The New England Patriots have obtained former Kansas cornerback Aqib Talib for their shaky secondary from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

KU soccer falls in Big 12 tourney, 2-0 to Texas Tech

The postseason might be a short one for the Kansas University soccer team, which was eliminated, 2-0 by Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship on Wednesday afternoon.

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Tharpe shooter: Self, Jayhawks counting on sophomore guard for offense

Kansas University guard Naadir Tharpe is a much better shooter than last year’s percentage of .289 would indicate, KU basketball coach Bill Self says. Story by Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Oct. 31 NBA games

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

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Kansas kicker Nick Prolago makes the most of his moment

If Kansas University would have beaten Texas in a football game Saturday, walk-on kicker Nick Prolago would have been the unlikeliest hero in the history of KU football. Instead, Texas came from behind to win the game in Memorial Stadium with 12 seconds left. Sports editor Tom Keegan tells the story of Prolago's journey to KU.