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Stoic Perry Ellis shines in KU's exhibition win over Emporia State

Kansas freshman guard Perry Ellis didn't show much emotion in his major-college debut, but that didn't stop him from pouring in a team-high 15 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting in Kansas' 88-54 exhibition victory over Emporia State on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore jumps but nowhere near as high as his ceiling

To watch red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore play basketball is to wonder just how his ceiling is as a player. His put-back dunk was the highlight of the night for Kansas, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.

Jayhawks' pressure defense overwhelms Hornets

Emporia State men's basketball coach Shaun Vandiver knew when he saw the starting lineup for Tuesday's exhibition contest with Kansas University that his undersized squad would have its struggles. The Jayhawks outrebounded the Hornets, 43-23, including a 13-7 advantage on the offensive glass. By Matt Tait

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Emporia State upset KU basketball? It happened 65 years ago

Gene Cusic only missed one game during his collegiate basketball career because of sickness. Sixty-five years later, he wishes it hadn’t been when his Emporia State Teachers College team defeated Phog Allen-coached Kansas University, 67-44. Story by Jesse Newell

KU's Jamari Traylor sees wait, work rewarded with start vs. Emporia State

The long wait is over for Kansas University red-shirt freshman basketball power forward Jamari Traylor. The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder from Chicago — who, as a partial qualifier was ineligible to play in games all last season — has been slotted a spot in the starting lineup for today’s exhibition opener against Emporia State. Story by Gary Bedore

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Notebook: Elijah Johnson starts on bench after showing up late to class

Kansas University senior point guard Elijah Johnson did not start Tuesday’s exhibition opener against Emporia State. “Elijah was substantially late to a class today. He knows the deal. (It’s) not a big deal,” Self said.

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Stoic Perry Ellis shines in KU's exhibition win over Emporia State

Kansas freshman guard Perry Ellis didn't show much emotion in his major-college debut, but that didn't stop him from pouring in a team-high 15 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting in Kansas' 88-54 exhibition victory over Emporia State on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore jumps but nowhere near as high as his ceiling

To watch red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore play basketball is to wonder just how his ceiling is as a player. His put-back dunk was the highlight of the night for Kansas, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.

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Jayhawks' pressure defense overwhelms Hornets

Emporia State men's basketball coach Shaun Vandiver knew when he saw the starting lineup for Tuesday's exhibition contest with Kansas University that his undersized squad would have its struggles. The Jayhawks outrebounded the Hornets, 43-23, including a 13-7 advantage on the offensive glass. By Matt Tait

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Jeff Withey selected as AP preseason All-America honorable mention

Kansas senior Jeff Withey has been named honorable mention for the 2012-13 Associated Press preseason All-America Team released Monday.

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Low penalties a positive for Weis' Jayhawks

Charlie Weis' first Kansas University football team might be 1-7, but it's in elite company in one area of the game. Through eight games, the Jayhawks are tied for second nationally for fewest penalties. Story by Matt Tait

KU soccer trio on All-Big 12 teams

Kansas University senior Whitney Berry claimed first-team All-Big 12 honors, junior Caroline Kastor and sophomore Jamie Fletcher earned second-team honors on Monday. Freshman Ashley Williams was named to the All-Big 12 Newcomer Team.

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Emporia State upset KU basketball? It happened 65 years ago

Gene Cusic only missed one game during his collegiate basketball career because of sickness. Sixty-five years later, he wishes it hadn’t been when his Emporia State Teachers College team defeated Phog Allen-coached Kansas University, 67-44. Story by Jesse Newell

KU women's golf seventh, golfer fifth in S.C.

Kansas University junior golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for fifth place individually on Monday at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at the Oak Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C.

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KU's Jamari Traylor sees wait, work rewarded with start vs. Emporia State

The long wait is over for Kansas University red-shirt freshman basketball power forward Jamari Traylor. The 6-foot-8, 220-pounder from Chicago — who, as a partial qualifier was ineligible to play in games all last season — has been slotted a spot in the starting lineup for today’s exhibition opener against Emporia State. Story by Gary Bedore