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3 and out: Jeff Withey's long-range shot highlight of Senior Night win

Kansas center Jeff Withey, who is known for his shot blocking and dunking — definitely not his long-range bombing — sank the first three-point shot of his KU career in his final home game as the Jayhawks routed Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Senior speech videos

Texas Tech coach Chris Walker: KU rout of TTU 'open season'

Without a hint of disappointment in his voice and a smile on his face, Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Walker sat back and tried to explain the takeaway from a 79-42 loss to Kansas University Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Finale four: Four KU seniors to say fieldhouse farewell

Elijah Johnson today plays his final game in Allen Fieldhouse with fellow senior starters Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young. By Gary Bedore

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KU track sends 12 to NCAA Indoor Championships

Kansas University’s women’s track team will send 11 athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships, the NCAA announced Monday. One KU men's runner will join them.

KU men's golf in second place after two rounds

Kansas University men's golf sits in second place, and two KU golfers are poised for top-five individual finishes after two rounds Monday at the Louisiana Classics.

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Charlie Weis foretells drastic overhaul for second spring

Change, across the board, seems to be the theme for the Kansas University football team as it enters spring practice, which begins today at Memorial Stadium, where the snow is piled high on the track and hope and optimism even higher. By Matt Tait

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KU women's seniors focus on winning, not home finale

Kansas women’s basketball guard Monica Engelman already has her Senior Night at Allen Fieldhouse planned out. “I know it’s going to be emotional,” the senior said, “but I want to get the win first, then cry after.” By Jesse Newell

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Notebook: Kevin Young delivers one-liners in speech; top recruit Andrew Wiggins visits

Kevin Young resembled a stand-up comedian as he took the microphone for the first of four Senior Night speeches following Monday’s 79-42 rout of Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore • Box score• Senior speech videos

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Opinion: KU seniors let their play do the talking

On a night that featured what could be remembered as the greatest senior day starting lineup in Kansas history, it became more evident than ever that this team is getting better with age, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Senior speech videos

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3 and out: Jeff Withey's long-range shot highlight of Senior Night win

Kansas center Jeff Withey, who is known for his shot blocking and dunking — definitely not his long-range bombing — sank the first three-point shot of his KU career in his final home game as the Jayhawks routed Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Senior speech videos

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Texas Tech coach Chris Walker: KU rout of TTU 'open season'

Without a hint of disappointment in his voice and a smile on his face, Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Walker sat back and tried to explain the takeaway from a 79-42 loss to Kansas University Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Linebacker Huldon Tharp will not play for KU football in 2013

Kansas University linebacker Huldon Tharp will forego his final season of eligibility and conclude his football-playing career, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.

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Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore sweep Big 12 weekly honors

Kansas guards Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore are the recipients of the Big 12 player of the week and freshman of the week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 3 NBA games

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

Kansas softball stops Stony Brook

Alicia Pille walked none and struck out a season-best 12 in a complete-game four-hitter as Kansas University softball beat Stony Brook, 7-1, on Sunday at Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium.

KU baseball falls to Eagles

Eastern Michigan collected a season-high 16 hits and earned a split of the four-game weekend series with an 11-6 baseball victory over Kansas University on Sunday at QuikTrip Park.

K-State, Kansas in stretch run for title

The first time that Kansas State coach Bruce Weber approached Bill Snyder about speaking to his team, Snyder, the ‘ol football coach, jokingly said that the Wildcats were playing too well and that he didn’t want to mess things up.

Opinion: Goodbye, Ben McLemore; hello, Andrew Wiggins?

Ben McLemore plays his 17th and final game in Allen Fieldhouse tonight, a freshman on Senior Night and the best player in the building, with the possible exception of his potential replacement, visiting recruit Andrew Wiggins. By Tom Keegan

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Finale four: Four KU seniors to say fieldhouse farewell

Elijah Johnson today plays his final game in Allen Fieldhouse with fellow senior starters Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young. By Gary Bedore