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Roy Williams’ surgery ‘shock to everyone’

Roy Williams gathered his golf buddies last week in a cottage in western North Carolina to report some disturbing news. Williams, North Carolina’s 10th-year basketball coach who ran Kansas University’s program for 15 years, told his pals during their annual excursion that he needed surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney and might need similar surgery on the left kidney.

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Three-star juco linebacker from California picks Kansas

Kansas University’s football team picked up its second oral commitment of the week from the Class of 2013 on Thursday, landing a pledge from Marcus Jenkins-Moore, an outside linebacker from Pierce Community College in Woodland Hills, Calif., JayhawkSlant.com reported.

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Baker’s dozen: Twelve Wildcats (and two coaches) products of Lawrence high schools

High school football players from Lawrence follow Jason Thoren to Baker University the way rats followed the Pied Piper of Hamelin to the river.

KU volleyball gives coach Ray Bechard 950th win

Ray Bechard claimed the 950th victory of his coaching career in Kansas University’s 27-25, 25-21, 21-25, 19-25, 15-13 victory over Creighton on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.

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Roy Williams’ surgery ‘shock to everyone’

Roy Williams gathered his golf buddies last week in a cottage in western North Carolina to report some disturbing news. Williams, North Carolina’s 10th-year basketball coach who ran Kansas University’s program for 15 years, told his pals during their annual excursion that he needed surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney and might need similar surgery on the left kidney.

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JaCorey Shepherd ascends at corner for KU

One of the most subtle tweaks to this week’s Kansas University football depth chart came at boundary cornerback, where sophomore JaCorey Shepherd moved into the two-deep as a back-up to starter Tyler Patmon.