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Afternoon

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

Night

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

Stories

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.