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Thursday, January 31

AAU coach clears Twitter confusion: Ben McLemore's brother won't be attending KU next year

Kevin McLemore, a 6-foot senior guard from St. Louis' Normandy High and brother of Ben McLemore, will not be attending Kansas University next year, his AAU coach, Darius Cobb, said Thursday.

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Kansas, nation struggle to score

Kansas University’s basketball team has labored a bit offensively the past six games, but the Jayhawks aren't the only ones struggling to score this season. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 30 NBA games

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

Wednesday, January 30

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Jayhawks storm back to top Cyclones, 78-75, in overtime

The Kansas University women's team erased an 18-point second half deficit and knocked off 23rd-ranked Iowa State, 78-75, Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 29 NBA games

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

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KU freshman Rio Adams bringing energy, on and off court

Kansas University freshman combo guard Rio Adams has played sparingly in the Jayhawks' past few games but says he's committed to earning more minutes with his energetic play. By Gary Bedore

Tuesday, January 29

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KU women look to correct rebounding woes in Big 12 play

Rebounding, or a lack thereof, has been one of the big weaknesses for the Kansas University women’s basketball team during a stretch in which the Jayhawks have lost four of five Big 12 Conference games after opening the season 2-0 in league play. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 working on preferred bowl lineup, schedules

Big 12 athletic directors worked Tuesday to determine the league’s preferred bowl lineup with the anticipation that the Cotton Bowl will become part of college football’s new playoff system.

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Opinion: Guard play concern for KU

Kansas keeps on winning, but the Jayhawks would make it much easier on themselves if they could eliminate some of their sloppy play on the perimeter, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Mono-dramatic: Jayhawks sloppy in new jerseys

Kansas coach Bill Self promised he wouldn't burn KU's blue monocromatic alternate jerseys. Though it wasn't always pretty, KU did come away with a 61-56 victory over West Virginia on Monday to increase its win streak to 18 games. By Gary Bedore • Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Bob Huggins: KU's Bill Self 'a guy who can really coach'

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said Kansas is a team with experience and a great coach following his team's 61-56 loss on Monday. By Tom Keegan• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Notebook: KU moves up in polls; Bob Huggins disappointed in lack of 'hoopla' for game

Kansas University’s basketball team ascended to the top spot of the USA Today Coaches Poll on Monday for the first time this season and 20th time overall in the 10-year Bill Self era. By Gary Bedore• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

Monday, January 28

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 28 NBA games

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

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Big 12 ADs discussing pros, cons of staying at 10

Big 12 athletic directors spent several hours Monday discussing the pros and cons of maintaining their 10-team configuration or eventually making additions to the conference — or maybe doing something in between.

How Keegan voted: Jan. 28 AP college basketball ballot

The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's ballot for the Associated Press men's basketball poll on Jan. 28, 2013.

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Kansas is new No. 1 in USA Today coaches poll, No. 2 in AP

The Kansas men's basketball team is the new No. 1 team in the USA Today coaches poll released Monday morning.

Offbeat Occupations: Volunteer scores unique vantage point to KU athletic events

At the last second, Kansas University red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore banked in a three. The usual 16,300 paying customers screamed. Allen Fieldhouse shook. The fans knew the game that a moment earlier had seemed like a sure loss was headed to overtime. The scoreboard told them so. Scoreboard operator Robbie Vannaman had done his job, just as he had at 800 other games in the old barn. By Adam Strunk

Sunday, January 27

Ex-Jayhawk Zach Peters enrolls at Collin College

Former Kansas University basketball forward Zach Peters, who left KU after first-semester final exams following a series of concussions, has enrolled at Collin College in Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Opinion: A look at best recent NCAA Tournament coaches

Now that this is the 10th season since the coaching dominoes rippled shortly after Roy Williams used a bad word talking to Bonnie Bernstein on national TV, it’s a good time to see which college basketball coaches have made the most noise in the NCAA Tournament since the shake-up. By Tom Keegan

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First ascent: Mountaineers, Huggins await Jayhawks

Someday, Kansas and West Virginia may become fierce Big 12 Conference basketball rivals. As of today, however, the teams coached by Bill Self and Bob Huggins classify as strangers preparing to meet for the first time in the history of the two proud programs. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 27 NBA games

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

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 26 NBA games

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

Saturday, January 26

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KU women fall to OSU, 65-52

Oklahoma State muscled its way to a 65-52 victory over Kansas University's women's basketball team. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Elijah Johnson believes shooting will improve; KU will wear alternate unis Monday

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson did not score or dish an assist while playing just nine minutes the first half Saturday. Two quick fouls cut into his playing time. By Gary Bedore

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OU's Romero Osby: Pump-fakes had no effect on Jeff Withey

Oklahoma's Romero Osby, who had made at least half of his shots in each of his last 10 games, didn’t come close to that Saturday, posting just 12 points on 4-for-16 shooting against Kansas center Jeff Withey. By Jesse Newell

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Life of the party: Jeff Withey's blocks highlight KU's win over OU

Kansas center Jeff Withey’s defensive performance — he blocked four shots and came away with three steals — helped the Jayhawks improve to 18-1 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12 following a 67-54 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday. By Gary Bedore• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: KU not perfect but still deserving of No. 1 spot

Kansas isn't a team without flaws, but that doesn't mean that the Jayhawks aren't the best team in the country right now, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Pentathlete Vollmer breaks KU record at Jayhawk Classic

Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer broke the school record in the pentathlon on Friday at the Jayhawk Classic, fulfilling not only a personal goal but prophetic words from the woman she replaced in the record books. By Jesse Newell

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Grand careers of KU women's trio continue against Oklahoma State

Kansas University seniors Angel Goodrich, Monica Engelman and Carolyn Davis will take the floor against No. 12 Oklahoma State — 8 p.m. today at Allen Fieldhouse — as KU's first starting trio of 1,000-point scorers. By Matt Tait

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Kruger, Sooners to challenge Kansas for Big 12 lead

Lon Kruger's surprising Oklahoma Sooners will look to upend Kansas University and claim first place in the Big 12 standings today at 3 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 25 NBA games

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

Friday, January 25

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New NCAA recruiting rules aim for 'common sense'

The NCAA recently adopted more than 25 rule changes that could have a major impact on the way prep athletes make their decisions and, perhaps more significantly, could impact the way college coaches are forced to handle recruiting. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Jayhawk, Sooner become bloody good friends

Oklahoma University basketball walk-on James Fraschilla and former Kansas walk-on Jordan Juenemann aren’t related, but forever will be linked by blood. Column by Tom Keegan

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KU offering free tickets to women for Saturday's KU-Oklahoma State women's basketball game

In honor of the 27th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Kansas Athletics is offering free admission to women of all ages for the KU women's basketball team's 8 p.m. game Saturday against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 24 NBA games

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

Thursday, January 24

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Opinion: Geubelle, KU track have plenty to smile about this season

Kansas University All-American horizontal jumper Andrea Geubelle and the KU women's track and field team are poised to make a run at the national championship, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.

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Mario Chalmers to have jersey retired at halftime of Texas game

Former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers will have his No. 15 jersey retired at halftime of the ESPN College Gameday Texas at Kansas men’s basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 16, KU announced Thursday. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 23 NBA games

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

Wednesday, January 23

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Bill Self: Kansas ‘thinks it should win’

So far, the 2012-13 Kansas University men’s basketball team shares an important trait with last year’s NCAA runner-up squad. By Gary Bedore

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KU women roll over Texas, 76-38

The Kansas University women's basketball team raced out to a 26-8 lead over Texas on Wednesday night and never looked back, dropping the Longhorns 76-38 and snapping a three-game conference losing streak in the process. By Matt Tait

Notebook: Naadir Tharpe keeps his cool; Kevin Young jokes about his 'pass'

Naadir Tharpe insists he wasn't nervous when he stepped to the free-throw line with 22 seconds left in Kansas' narrow victory at Kansas State. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Ben McLemore once again shows his huge upside

On a night he watched from the bench in foul trouble and too often from the perimeter when in the game, red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore again showed he’s the player on the roster with the most untapped potential. By Tom Keegan

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KU's losing streak in mind, Goodrich closes on 1,000 points

Kansas University senior guard Angel Goodrich needs just four points tonight — 7 p.m. vs. Texas at Allen Fieldhouse — to join KU's 1,000-point club, but she says she's more concerned with the Jayhawks' three-game, conference losing streak. By Matt Tait

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Wildcats try, but die, by the three

Kansas State’s offensive strategy coming into Tuesday’s men’s basketball game was to avoid Kansas University shot-blocker Jeff Withey by trying to shoot open shots on the outside. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 22 NBA games

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

Tuesday, January 22

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Sealed with a kiss: Travis Releford's 'unbelievable' game lifts KU over K-State

Kansas senior Travis Releford, who scored 12 points off 5-of-6 shooting, perhaps more importantly held Kansas State's Rodney McGruder to 13 points off 4-of-12 shooting as the Jayhawks held off the Wildcats, 59-55, on Tuesday night in Bramlage Coliseum. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

Ex-KU football player Elvis Patterson arrested on drunken driving charge for second time

Former Kansas University football player Elvis Patterson was arrested in Douglas County in the 1600 block of East 23rd Street early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Memphis trades ex-KU guard Josh Selby to Cleveland

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade former Kansas University guard Josh Selby, Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and a future first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 21 NBA games

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

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All-star showing boosts Dayne Crist’s stock

Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist boosted his NFL Draft stock tremendously during the past two weeks, turning in a solid performance at one all-star game and earning MVP honors at another. By Matt Tait

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Swagger State: No. 11 Wildcats enter Showdown on a roll

Kansas State University’s No. 11-ranked basketball team carries a healthy dose of confidence into tonight’s showdown against No. 3-rated Kansas. By Gary Bedore

Monday, January 21

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Postponed: Maintenance taking place on KUsports.com

Update: Tonight's scheduled maintenance on KUsports.com has been postponed.

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Opinion: Weber great hire for K-State

An upset against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum would vault Kansas State's Bruce Weber into the driver’s seat for national Coach of the Year honors. By Tom Keegan

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KU moves up to No. 2 in coaches poll, No. 3 in AP

The Kansas men's basketball team moved up to No. 2 in the latest USA Today coaches poll and also into a tie for third in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.

How Keegan voted: Jan. 21 AP college basketball ballot

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's ballot for the Jan. 21 Associated Press men's basketball poll.

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Ben McLemore wins Big 12 rookie of the week

Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore was named the Big 12's rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.

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Monday maintenance scheduled for KUsports.com

Starting Monday, the World Company websites — including KUsports.com — will be making the move to a new server infrastructure. By Jesse Newell

Sunday, January 20

KU football misses out on recruits

It was a rough weekend for Kansas University’s football program, which lost an assistant coach to TCU and then watched a couple of its top remaining recruiting targets commit elsewhere. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Small comes up big for KU

It’s not who starts a basketball game that matters most, Kansas coach Bill Self is fond of saying, it’s who finishes it. In Saturday’s come-from-behind, 64-59 victory against Texas in Austin, Texas, the Jayhawks who finished it did so in style. By Tom Keegan

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Family man: KU’s Travis Releford relishes fatherhood

After having grown up without a father in his life, Kansas University's Travis Releford vowed to be there for his son, Travis Junior. "Since Day One, I have been," Travis said. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 20 NBA games

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

KU pole vaulters shine at summit

Kansas University men’s pole vaulters Alex Bishop and Regan Gilbert finished 1-2, and KU standout Natalia Bartnovskaya won the women’s event on Saturday at the UCS Pole Vault Summit.

Kansas tennis 3-9 at Clemson Winter Classic

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team won just three of nine matches during the second day of the Clemson Indoor Winter Classic on Saturday.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 19 NBA games

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

Kansas quarterback Crist MVP of NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the National to a 34-0 victory over the American on Saturday at the second annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Saturday, January 19

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KU women drop third straight, 70-63

The 23rd-ranked Kansas University women’s basketball team lost its third straight game Saturday night, 70-63 to Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena.

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Texas coach Rick Barnes questions team's mental toughness after losing another late lead

If Texas sophomore Sheldon McClellan is watching instead of playing when his team is trying to protect a late lead again, he need not wonder why. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Self pleased with team's late 'D'; Ben McLemore '100 percent'

There was one, huge positive to be taken from a game in which Kansas trailed by as many as 11 points the second half against Texas: The Jayhawks finished the game well, according to coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

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Naadir Tharpe makes most of second chance in KU's comeback win over Texas

After being re-inserted into the game late in the second half, Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe didn't let his team down, knocking down two big shots in the Jayhawks' 64-59 victory over Texas. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: It's time to embrace this team's ugly way of winning

The Kansas men's basketball team's formula of having a long shooting slump before finishing pretty doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, so it's time to sit back and enjoy the way this team wins, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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KU quarterback Turner Baty leaving the program

Kansas University quarterback Turner Baty, who red-shirted during 2012 after transferring to KU from City College of San Francisco, has decided to leave the program and return to CCSF.

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KU football coach Charlie Weis issues statement on linebacker Ben Heeney incident

Kansas football coach Charlie Weis released a statement Saturday morning regarding linebacker Ben Heeney, who was cited for battery early Sunday morning.

KU tennis 5-6 at Clemson

Kansas University’s tennis team went 3-5 in singles and 2-1 in doubles on Day One of the Clemson Winter Indoor Classic on Friday at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center.

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Bill Self: Don’t count out Longhorns yet

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has a message for those who have buried the 2012-13 Texas Longhorns three games into the conference season. By Gary Bedore

Kansas women brace for Tech

With just one starter standing taller than 6 feet, the Texas Tech women’s basketball team often employs a small lineup and tries to attack its opponents by spreading the floor and using quickness and mismatches on the perimeter. By Matt Tait

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KU football assistant Clint Bowen moved to LBs

Kansas University football special-teams coordinator Clint Bowen will take over as the Jayhawks’ linebackers coach and will replace DeMontie Cross, who is heading to TCU to take a similar job with the Horned Frogs. By Matt Tait

Friday, January 18

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 18 NBA games

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

KU soccer’s Whitney Berry drafted into NWSL

Kansas University senior midfielder Whitney Berry was selected with the third pick in the third round of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft by FC Kansas City on Friday. The 19th overall pick, Berry is the second Jayhawk to be drafted by a professional team in the United States.

KU football player cited for battery

A junior Kansas University football player was cited for battery in an early morning incident Sunday at Tonic, 728 Massachusetts St., according to municipal court records.

To our readers: KUsports.com website problems

The World Company websites, including KUsports.com, have experienced some technical problems in the last week. That included this morning, when we were down for a couple hours.

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KU women set sights on track title

The Kansas University women’s track and field team enters the 2013 indoor season with a No. 2 national ranking and aspirations of making the upcoming seasons some of the best in school history. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Diamond Dixon precious jewel

Diamond Dixon is real, and so is her smile and her gold medal and her national championship in the 2012 NCAA indoor 400 meters. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 17 NBA games

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

Thursday, January 17

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KU freshman guard says right ankle has responded well to treatment

Ben McLemore says his injured right ankle is about "85 percent" healed. By Gary Bedore

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Devoted Jayhawk fan and alumnus Gary Woodland eyes return to PGA elite

PGA touring pro Gary Woodland, a former Kansas University golfer and big KU basketball fan, is hoping to make a comeback in 2013 after an injury-plagued 2012 season. By Tom Keegan

Keegan honored as Kansas sportswriter of the year

Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan, now in his eighth year leading the sports department, has been named the Kansas sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

KU football, soccer set GPA records in fall 2012

The Kansas University football and soccer teams set academic records during the fall semester in 2012.

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KU freshman Ellis settling in; McLemore to practice today

Kansas University freshman forward Perry Ellis had a strong first semester in the classroom and is getting more comfortable on the court. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 16 NBA games

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

Wednesday, January 16

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Weis sets earlier start to KU spring football practice

Instead of kicking off spring practice in the last days of March, as KU has done for the past several years, Kansas coach Charlie Weis is moving up the Jayhawks from one of the latest starts in college football to one of the earliest. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 15 NBA games

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

Tuesday, January 15

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Ben McLemore 'sore' after ankle sprain, but may not miss next game

Kansas men's basketball star Ben McLemore is responding well to treatment after spraining his right ankle against Baylor, coach Bill Self said Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

Problems with World Company websites resolved

The World Company websites experienced some technical problems today, beginning around 8 a.m. Users of the sites most likely encountered error messages when attempting to accessing the sites. By Shaun Hittle

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Bill Self to be inducted into Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self is one of seven people in the 2013 induction class for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb announced Tuesday.

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Opinion: After victory, KU's 'scout' deserves honor

When Baylor called a play Monday night, Kansas looked more sure about the moving parts than the guys running it. Credit a senior-laden team, a veteran coach with an effective system in place and long-time assistants who know how to scout, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.

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Notebook: Bill Self likes 'showcase' that ESPN's Big Monday brings

Kansas coach Bill Self likes playing on ESPN Big Monday even with a quick turnaround. By Gary Bedore

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Twisted ending: Ben McLemore suffers minor ankle injury in KU rout over Baylor

Kansas guard Ben McLemore, who scored a game-high 17 points off 7-of-13 shooting while playing 34 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 61-44 victory over the Bears, suffered a Grade One sprain of the ankle and is listed day-to-day, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World. By Gary Bedore • Box score

Monday, January 14

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 14 NBA games

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

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Bears struggle to find explanations for shooting woes

One statistic spelled out just how bad things were for Baylor better than any words could: The Bears' 23.2-percent clip from the floor was their worst field-goal performance since at least the 1997-98 season. By Matt Tait

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Bill Self: Ben McLemore has sprained ankle, should only miss a few days

Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore has a Grade One sprained right ankle and should only miss a few days, KU coach Bill Self said following the Jayhawks' 61-44 victory against Baylor on Monday night. By Jesse Newell

How Keegan voted: Jan. 14 AP college basketball ballot

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Jan. 14 ballot for the Associated Press men's basketball poll.

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Ben McLemore wins Big 12 player of the week

Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore has been selected as the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.

Sunday, January 13

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KU men wary of Baylor PG Pierre Jackson

Pierre Jackson, the starting point guard on Baylor’s 2012 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team, certainly has lived up to expectations after arriving in Waco, Texas, as national junior college player of the year. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Guard play crucial for KU

Even more than Kevin Young and Ben McLemore, this Kansas team that can count on consistently strong efforts from seniors Jeff Withey and Travis Releford swings in the direction of its point-guard play. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 13 NBA games

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

Mario Chalmers goes on a 3-point spree for Heat

Former Kansas Jayhawk Mario Chalmers put on a shooting display to remember in Sacramento on Saturday night, making 10 3-pointers — the most in the NBA this season and good enough to tie a 20-year-old Miami Heat franchise record.

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KU women fall to top-ranked Baylor, 82-60

The top-ranked Baylor Bears knocked off the No. 17 Kansas University women’s basketball team, 82-60, Sunday in front of a half-full Allen Fieldhouse.

KU swimming loses double-dual at UCLA

Bryce Hinde earned two top-three finishes for Kansas University’s swimming team, which lost its double-dual with San Diego State and UCLA on Saturday at UCLA.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 12 NBA games

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

Saturday, January 12

Kansas women brace for BU, Griner

Baylor star center Brittney Griner will play her final game in Allen Fieldhouse at 1:30 p.m. today, when the top-ranked Bears take on No. 17 Kansas. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: KU shuts down Crockett; Self says possession-arrow rule 'makes zero sense'

Billed as one of the best sixth men in the country, Texas Tech’s Jaye Crockett had a game to forget against Kansas University on Saturday at United Spirit Arena. By Gary Bedore

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Red Raiders pleased with defense against Ben McLemore

Texas Tech junior Jamal Williams led his team with 11 points Saturday in a 60-46 loss to Kansas in United Spirit Arena. But it was talk of his defense that put a smile on his face. By Tom Keegan

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Flat in Lubbock: KU overcomes energy woes in 60-46 win over Texas Tech

Senior forward Kevin Young scored 12 second-half points, sparking the Kansas men's basketball team in a 14-point triumph at half-empty United Spirit Arena. • Box score • Photo gallery

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Opinion: Jayhawks will need to turn up juice against Baylor

There are a lot of reasons to like the Kansas basketball team's chances against Baylor on Monday, even after a sluggish performance in a 60-46 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • Photo gallery

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Former KU quarterback Dayne Crist helps lead West all stars to easy victory

Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist got back on the winning track Friday night at the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., helping lead the West all stars to a 40-7 rout of the East.

KU sets records at home track meet

Kansas broke three facility records Friday at the Jayhawk Challenge inside Anschutz Pavilion.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 11 NBA games

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

Senior Cash leads KU divers

Kansas University senior Christy Cash finished with a score of 243.70 in the three-meter event to lead KU divers on the first day of the Bruin Diving Invitational at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday.

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McLemore, Jayhawks eager for Big 12 road debut at Texas Tech

Kansas University freshman Ben McLemore traveled to several Big 12 away games during his red-shirt season in 2012 and is looking forward to being a part of the Jayhawks' road debut today at Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore

Friday, January 11

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Ben McLemore impresses ex-KU assistant Matt Doherty

Former Kansas University basketball assistant coach Matt Doherty was not surprised to see Ben McLemore’s last-second, game-tying, overtime-inducing three-pointer bank off the backboard before falling through the net. By Gary Bedore

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A Devil, you say: Ottawa standout Semi Ojeleye says Duke best fit

At 6-foot-7, 225 pounds, mammoth Ottawa High senior forward Semi Ojeleye is Thor with a hi-top fade. A teenage superhero in Nike Hyperdunks. And that’s before he even gets his colossal mitts on a basketball. When he does, good luck stopping him. By Benton Smith

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Dayne Crist relishes all-star invite

Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist, who came to KU with a world of hype and left with a whimper, will begin the first stage of his quest to become a professional football player at 7 tonight in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 10 NBA games

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

Thursday, January 10

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 9 NBA games

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

Wednesday, January 9

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CB Dexter McDonald thrilled to be back with Jayhawks

An issue that led Dexter McDonald away from Kansas University’s football program the first time around turned out to be the very thing that brought him back. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Bill Self on Cyclones: 'Hey, they're good'

For a long time Wednesday, it looked as if Kansas University’s basketball team would drop its first Big 12 opener in 22 years. By Gary Bedore

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Calling his shot? McLemore's banked-in 3 saves KU in 97-89 OT win

Kansas coach Bill Self guesses that guard Ben McLemore probably didn't call glass on his game-tying three with 1.3 seconds left in regulation. The freshman, however, said he did following the Jayhawks' 97-89 overtime win over Iowa State. • Box score

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Opinion: Field-goal droughts should be history with McLemore on team

Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore showed what he can do when his team needs somebody to take the game by the throat, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. Because of that, the Jayhawks should learn that it's best to make sure he gets the ball. • Box score

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ISU coach Hoiberg on McLemore's 3: 'I wish it would've swished'

For all of the things about Wednesday's battle with the Kansas University men's basketball team that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg was proud of, there was one thing he could not get over: the ending. By Matt Tait • Box score

Opinion: Travis Releford's making the most of his shots

Kansas University senior Travis Releford has turned himself into one of the most efficient scorers in the country. Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan explains.

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Graduating KU football players accept invites to all-star games

Another sign that the outgoing Kansas University football class may include some NFL talent came Tuesday, when the NFL Players Association confirmed that five Jayhawks had been selected to participate in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19 near Los Angeles. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks begin quest for ninth straight Big 12 title with ISU

Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches begin their two-month quest for a ninth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title with a match-up tonight against Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas women never lead in 76-59 loss at No. 21 Oklahoma State

Liz Donohoe scored 17 of her season-high 24 points in the first half and No. 21 Oklahoma State never let No. 17 Kansas lead in its first conference loss, 76-59, on Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Tuesday, January 8

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 8 NBA games

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

KU portion of Rock Chalk Park project wins approval at Lawrence City Hall; KU Relays could be at site by 2014

The starter’s pistol now has sounded on the Rock Chalk Park project. Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday gave approval to a pair of rezoning requests and a special use permit that will allow Kansas University and its private partners to move ahead with plans for a new track and field stadium, soccer field, softball stadium and other amenities on about 90 acres just north of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. By Chad Lawhorn

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Kansas women need Angel Goodrich on floor

Few college players mean as much to their teams as Kansas University women’s basketball senior Angel Goodrich means to hers. By Tom Keegan

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Jeff Withey gone wild

Big man had monster noncon season

There are some striking similarities between 2012 Naismith Player of the Year/Wooden Award winner/NABC Defensive Player of the Year Anthony Davis and current Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 7 NBA games

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

Monday, January 7

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KU athletic director presses case for Rock Chalk Park

If all goes well during tonight’s vote by the Lawrence City Commission regarding land usage and zoning specifications — as is expected — the Kansas University athletic department could begin construction on what has come to be known as “Rock Chalk Park” within weeks. By Matt Tait

How Keegan voted: Jan. 7 AP college basketball ballot

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Jan. 7 ballot for the Associated Press men's basketball poll.

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 6 NBA games

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

Danny Manning's Tulsa team upends Larry Brown's SMU squad at buzzer

Tulsa’s Danny Manning seemed to enjoy facing mentor Larry Brown of SMU in just the second sideline match-up of an NCAA-winning coach and the Final Four’s most outstanding player. The ending was even better for him.

Sunday, January 6

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Notebook: Travis Releford responds to halftime criticism from Bill Self

Kansas University senior guard Travis Releford, who had six points, one rebound, two turnovers and an assist while committing two fouls in just 12 minutes the first half, heard from an angry coach Bill Self at intermission of Sunday’s KU-Temple game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Solitary swipe: Ben McLemore's late steal turns tide in 69-62 KU win

Kansas guard Ben McLemore made KU's only steal of the day count, turning the defensive play into a breakaway dunk as the Jayhawks grabbed the lead for good in a seven-point victory over Temple. By Gary Bedore • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio

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Opinion: Jeff Withey saves KU against Temple

It wasn’t difficult to determine the difference in Kansas' 69-62 victory on Sunday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. KU had Jeff Withey, and Temple didn’t. • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio

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Temple guard Khalif Wyatt impresses once again playing top opponent

Temple guard Khalif Wyatt's hot shooting and poised play allowed Temple to take the Kansas University men's basketball team to the wire before the Jayhawks pulled away for a 69-62 victory. By Matt Tait • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio

Kansas track gains three NCAA-leading marks

The third-ranked Kansas University women’s track and field team had individual winners in all but one event Saturday afternoon at the Bill Easton Classic inside Anschutz Sports Pavilion.

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Larry Brown, Danny Manning facing off as friends, rival coaches

The stars of Kansas University's 1988 title run, Larry Brown and Danny Manning, will take the court together again today as rival coaches when Manning and Tulsa travel to face Brown at SMU.

Temple, Dunphy hoping to notch upset again, at KU

Coach Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls have already knocked off one of college basketball's top teams this season and hope for the same result this afternoon when they face No. 6 Kansas University at Allen Fieldhouse.

Former KU coach Warinner: Relationship with Reesing brought out best in both

Former Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, now coaching with Ohio State football, reflects on his record-setting partnership with quarterback Todd Reesing during the Mark Mangino era. By Tom Keegan

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Former KU football assistant Ed Warinner on the rise at Ohio State

Ohio State offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who got his start at Kansas University under Mark Mangino, says coaching college football with Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes has been a dream job. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 5 NBA games

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

Saturday, January 5

KU women rally for 60-59 road win over West Virginia

Carolyn Davis hit a go-ahead layup with 42 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Kansas University defeated West Virginia, 60-59, for a Big 12 women’s basketball victory Saturday night.

Friday, January 4

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 4 NBA games

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

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Senior Kevin Young embracing role mentoring KU's freshmen bigs

Kansas University men's basketball forward Kevin Young has made it a point to coach up the Jayhawks' freshmen big men this season, even at the expense of the senior's own minutes. By Gary Bedore

After fast start, KU sprinter Paris Daniels aims even higher

Kansas University sprinter Paris Daniels has already set two facility records early in her senior season and is looking to take the conference and nation by storm this spring. By Jesse Newell

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New foe, locale await KU women at West Virginia

The Kansas University women's basketball team faces off against West Virginia on Saturday for the first time in 19 years. It'll be a new environment for the Jayhawks, but not KU coach Bonnie Henrickson. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Race for second place in Big 12 begins Saturday

If the Kansas University men's basketball team is the favorite to take home the Big 12 title, then who's the best bet for second place? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan ranks the contenders.

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Self praises KU bench's improved play, confidence

Pleased with Kansas University’s men’s basketball starting lineup, Bill Self has also been impressed with the work of his reserves. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, January 3

Jayhawks land commitment from Hawaii LB, teammate of highly sought after offensive lineman

The Kansas University football program's 2013 recruiting haul grew by one on Thursday, when the Jayhawks landed an oral commitment from Honolulu linebacker Colton Goeas, the teammate of one of the country's top prep offensive lineman prospects, Reeve Koehler. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, January 2

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 2 NBA games

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

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Bill Self: Jayhawks’ defense needs work

Kansas University’s basketball defense, which received rave reviews for holding Ohio State to 30.8 percent shooting in a 74-66 road victory on Dec. 22, might be a tad overrated at this point, coach Bill Self says. By Gary Bedore

Natalie Knight makes right

Natalie Knight had a huge night for Kansas in every way Wednesday in a 72-63 victory over Kansas State witnessed by 3,727 fans in Allen Fieldhouse. By Tom Keegan

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Counter punch: Kansas women end skid against ’Cats

Kansas University opened the Big 12 season with a 72-63 victory over rival Kansas State, snapping a four-game losing streak to the Wildcats. By Matt Tait

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KU offensive lineman Luke Luhrsen won't play football in 2013

Kansas offensive lineman Luke Luhrsen has decided to end his football playing career, KU football coach Charlie Weis announced Wednesday morning. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, January 1

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Evan Manning relishes his first KU trey

Evan Manning’s three-pointer with a minute remaining in Saturday’s 89-57 victory over American University was Kansas University’s 15th — one off a single-game school record. By Gary Bedore

KU women's basketball team learned from losses

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team hasn’t played since its nine-point loss at California (now ranked No. 7) on Dec. 21. The Jayhawks didn’t let that setback ruin their holidays. By Benton Smith

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Opinion: Go. Tonight. Really. Don’t miss chance to see Angel Goodrich

Decades from now, don’t be that voice with woulda-shoulda-coulda sadness lamenting, “I wish I had seen Angel Goodrich laser a no-look pass in Allen Fieldhouse.” By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 1 NBA games

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

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KU football standouts Hawkinson, McDougald snag NFL combine invites

With their college careers now behind them, Kansas University football players Tanner Hawkinson and Bradley McDougald have turned their attention toward earning a spot on an NFL roster in 2013. Their goals received a boost this week when both were officially invited to February's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. By Matt Tait