Stories for June 8, 2013


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KU wins NCAA women's track title

Kansas University has won its first NCAA women’s track title. The top-ranked Jayhawks had 60 points to hold off runner-up Texas A&M (44) and Oregon (43).


Jayhawks popular in MLB draft

Five current and former Kansas University baseball players and one future Jayhawk were selected during the third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Saturday.

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Ex-Jayhawk Tunde Bakare starts fitness site

Although his training-camp invitation from the Chicago Bears did not lead to a contract, former Kansas University linebacker Tunde Bakare remains on the Bears’ potential-call-ups list and hopes to get another chance at professional football. By Matt Tait

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Andrew Wiggins on his way

One unexpected piece of news at Bill’s Basketball Boogie raised the party atmosphere to a fever pitch on Saturday night at Abe & Jake’s Landing: news that Canadian freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins likely will be on campus for summer school Monday or Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

Kansas AD relishes title

Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger shook the hand of women’s track coach Stanley Redwine and hugged him after Redwine’s Jayhawks on Saturday won the NCAA Outdoor title at University of Oregon’s track.

Opinion: Stanley Redwine best coach in nation

He won’t say it, so someone else must: Kansas has the best track and field coach in the nation. By Tom Keegan

Andrew Wiggins expected to be in Lawrence this week

Frosh sensation won't be playing summer ball for Canada

Andrew Wiggins is expected to arrive in Lawrence this week, coach Bill Self says.

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KU wins NCAA women's track title

Kansas University has won its first NCAA women’s track title. The top-ranked Jayhawks had 60 points to hold off runner-up Texas A&M (44) and Oregon (43).

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Football notebook: Jayhawks land on early preseason lists

The arrival of June often marks the beginning of the prediction season for the upcoming college football campaign, and the first batch of predictions regarding the Big 12 Conference are now out. Notes by Matt Tait

Kansas Athletics budget, revenue on the rise

Kansas Athletics Inc., the operating arm of the Kansas University athletic department, on Friday approved a proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that is $5.4 million dollars — or 7 percent — higher than the one it worked with during 2013.

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Selden: Nothing painful about process of picking KU

Kansas University freshman Wayne Selden says picking KU was an easy choice once he visited for Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore

KU golfer ties for 15th at LPGA Thailand

Kansas University women’s golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-under par 71 on Friday and finished tied for 15th at the Singha-Sat Thai LPGA Championship at Black Mountain Golf Course. Her 5-over 221 for the three-round tournament tied the Bangkok, Thailand, native for third among the 25 amateurs in the field.

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KU's Vollmer wins NCAA Outdoor heptathlon title; women's team still leads

Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer is a national champion, an honor she hopes to share with her teammates today. Vollmer earned the first individual outdoor title in program history Friday with a dominant performance in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Vollmer’s performance helped extend the Jayhawks’ lead in the women’s team standings with one day to go.

Selden: Picking KU easy process

The recruiting process for five-star, Top 20-ranked high school boys basketball players can be long, drawn out, excruciatingly painful for those players, their parents and fans.