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New KU TV deals may limit handful of hoops games

Tuesday’s announcement of a seven-year deal between Kansas Athletics and ESPN did little to squash concerns of Kansas University basketball fans nationwide about six games at the beginning of the upcoming season. For some fans, the deal may limit access to those handful of games, but KU officials caution that "the full story may not have been written yet." By Matt Tait

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KU basketball notebook: Self still saying no to KU-MU

As long as the Big 12/SEC Challenge goes on in men’s basketball, Kansas University will not be facing the Missouri Tigers. KU coach Bill Self reiterated that point Tuesday during a Big 12 teleconference, responding with a simple “No” when asked if he anticipated playing MU in the conference agreement. Notes by Jesse Newell

Former Jayhawk McCray undeterred by injuries

Former Kansas University standout Danielle McCray says she never considered retirement despite two major injuries at the start her professional basketball career. By Jesse Newell

Opinion: In NBA, drafting smaller smarter

To center, or not to center, that is the question in the NBA draft. History says the guy with his finger on the button will press center. History also teaches that to do so is to take a risk not worthwhile. Column by Tom Keegan

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Ex-KU star Angel Goodrich finding way in WNBA

Former Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich says she's adapting well to the more physical brand of basketball in the WNBA. By Andrew Hartsock

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New KU TV deals may limit handful of hoops games

Tuesday’s announcement of a seven-year deal between Kansas Athletics and ESPN did little to squash concerns of Kansas University basketball fans nationwide about six games at the beginning of the upcoming season. For some fans, the deal may limit access to those handful of games, but KU officials caution that "the full story may not have been written yet." By Matt Tait

KU Athletics, ESPN announce rights agreement

Kansas Athletics and ESPN have agreed to a seven-year agreement, beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, under which ESPN3 annually will carry a minimum of 70 live events distributed nationally, one of the largest deals the multiscreen network has signed to date.