Stories for May 2013


Friday, May 31

KU football target Peyton Newell to reveal finalists Saturday night

Hiawatha High defensive tackle Peyton Newell, one of KU football's top targets in the Class of 2014, will release his six finalists at 6 p.m. Saturday night on Twitter. By Matt Tait

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SMU's Howard officially named assistant coach at KU

Former Texas A&M staff member was winner in only trip to Allen Fieldhouse

SMU assistant coach Jerrance Howard on Friday was officially named assistant coach to replace Joe Dooley on Bill Self's basketball staff at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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KU's Doc Sadler accepts assistant coaching position at Iowa State

Self in market for new director of basketball operations

Kansas director of basketball operations Doc Sadler has accepted an assistant coaching position at Iowa State, Cyclones men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced Friday morning. By Gary Bedore

Kansas thrower Bergmann on academic team

Kansas University senior thrower Heather Bergmann was named to the Acadmic All-District First Team by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America, it was announced Thursday.

Terry Nooner leaving KU women for ’Bama

Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner has been hired as assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Kristy Curry has announced.

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Houston looking to deal T-Rob

It looks as if top-five NBA Draft pick Thomas Robinson will be playing for his third NBA team next season — his second season as a pro. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Charlie Weis alone couldn’t salvage Chris Martin

I believe more was at work in Charlie Weis’ bringing problem child Chris Martin to Lawrence than setting him loose on quarterbacks. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawk fared in May 30 NBA game

How the former Kansas University player fared in Thursday's NBA playoff game.

Thursday, May 30

KU football player Chris Martin charged with aggravated robbery; bond set at $35,000

Douglas County prosecutors charged junior Kansas University football player Chris Martin and two other men Thursday with aggravated robbery in connection with a May 13 home invasion in southwest Lawrence. Ian Cummings

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Kansas football commitment Joe Dineen: 'KU was where I belonged'

Free State High standout Joe Dineen, a senior-to-be who has played multiple positions during his prep career, orally committed to join the KU football program late Wednesday night. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound Free State junior projects as a safety and chose KU over interest from Oklahoma State, Rice, Nebraska and others. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, May 29

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Juco coach: Darrian Miller versatile

Free State's Joe Dinnen commits to KU

Butler County football coach Troy Morrell believes the running back who recently rejoined Kansas University’s football team will contribute to the Jayhawks by doing more than taking handoffs and rumbling for yards. By Matt Tait

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Greener pastures: Former KU golfer Gary Woodland begins push to keep his Tour card

Gary Woodland said he plans to move into his Lawrence home next week, travel to tour stops out of here during the summer and reside in his Orlando, Fla., home during the winter months. By Tom Keegan

Kansas’ Maggie Hull gets All-America nod

Kansas University’s Maggie Hull was named a third-team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.

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Current, former KU football players among three arrested in connection with home invasion

Three men, including a Kansas University football player, were arrested today in connection with a May 13 armed robbery in the 1900 block of Camelback Drive. Ian Cummings

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SMU's Jerrance Howard the choice to replace Joe Dooley on KU basketball staff

Coach expected to be named today once paperwork complete

It looks as if SMU assistant basketball coach Jerrance Howard will replace Joe Dooley as full-time assistant on Bill Self's Kansas University basketball staff.

Tuesday, May 28

Kansas men’s golfer Gilbert named All-Region

The Golf Coaches Association of America named Kansas University senior golfer Chris Gilbert to a PING All-Region Team Tuesday.

KU women’s track still No. 1; men move to 15th

The Kansas University women’s track and field team held its No. 1 ranking for another week, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

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Basketball notebook: Top 2014 recruit considers KU

Stanley Johnson, a top prospect in the Class of 2014 from the West Coast, is showing interest in Kansas University, calling the Jayhawks a "wild card" in his recruitment. Notes by Gary Bedore

Opinion: Miller’s return proves pull of KU

The easy path back to Division I football would have taken Darrian Miller, a major talent at running back, elsewhere. That way, his having been run from the program by new coach Charlie Weis would not become a big part of the story. Miller didn’t take that path and that speaks to the pull Kansas University has on those who taste it. Column by Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in May 28 NBA games

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

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Former KU running back Darrian Miller returning to Jayhawks

Former Kansas University running back Darrian Miller, a standout from Blue Springs, Mo., who was one of the bright spots for the KU offense during the 2011 season, will rejoin the program and be eligible to play this fall, KU coach Charlie Weis confirmed Tuesday morning. By Matt Tait

Monday, May 27

How former Jayhawks fared in May 27 NBA games

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

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WR transfer bolsters hopes for improved KU pass offense

Former Miami of Ohio receiver Nick Harwell, who transferred to the Kansas University football team last week, is the latest upgrade to KU's passing offense, which struggled in the 2012 season. By Matt Tait

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KU baseball left out of NCAA Tournament field

The Kansas University baseball team's dream of seeing its name included in the NCAA Tournament field of 64 came to an end Monday morning. The Jayhawks, who finished with their best record since 2010 and advanced to last weekend's Big 12 Conference tournament championship game, did not do enough to receive an invite to the postseason. By Matt Tait

Sunday, May 26

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Opinion: Kansas rushes to better D-line

If the only surprises are pleasant ones, by the year 2014, the Jayhawks’ defensive line could so thoroughly harass quarterbacks that it will be referred to for decades to come by its as-yet-created nickname a la the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain and Minnesota Vikings’ Purple People Eaters. By Tom Keegan

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Jeff Withey works out with Boston Celtics

Former Kansas University basketball center Jeff Withey worked out for the Boston Celtics, who have the No. 16 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, on Friday in Boston. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in May 26 NBA games

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

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Kansas baseball awaits NCAA fate

The Kansas University baseball team’s charge toward the Big 12 tournament title came up one victory short Sunday in Oklahoma City, as the sixth-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 5 seed Oklahoma, 7-2, in the championship game. By Matt Tait

KU baseball falls in Big 12 title game to Oklahoma, 7-2

The Oklahoma baseball team scored three first-inning runs and never trailed after that, defeating Kansas, 7-2, in the Big 12 championship game on Sunday afternoon in the Big 12 championship game.

How former Jayhawk fared in May 25 NBA game

How the former Kansas University player fared in the NBA playoff game on May 25, 2013.

KU qualifies 20 for NCAA track

Kansas University will send a total of 20 entries to the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore., as the result of their performances at the West Preliminary qualifying meet, which concluded Saturday.

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KU's Self, others not fans of college basketball transfer rule

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and some of his peers are against a rule that allows players to switch schools without having to sit out a year, provided they have an undergraduate degree. By Gary Bedore

Saturday, May 25

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Kansas baseball shuts out TCU, earns trip to Big 12 title game

Michael Suiter hit a two-run home run and four Kansas pitchers combined on a shutout as the Jayhawks beat TCU 4-0 Saturday night to reach the Big 12 championship game.

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Kansas baseball moves to 2-0 in Big 12 tournament

Kansas University struggled to end the baseball regular season, but it’s starting off the postseason with a bang. The sixth-seeded Jayhawks beat second-seeded Oklahoma State, 5-3, in a game that ended early Saturday morning to improve to 2-0 in their pool of the Big 12 tournament.

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Goodrich makes opening-day roster

Former Kansas University point guard Angel Goodrich was named Friday to the opening-day roster of the Tulsa Shock.

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Bill Self: Security tricky subject

Longtime college basketball coach/ESPN announcer Seth Greenberg on Friday asked Kansas University’s Bill Self if it’s time schools create a new position called “director of security.” By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawk fared in May 24 NBA game

How the former Kansas University player fared in the NBA playoff game on May 24, 2013.

Friday, May 24

Kansas football adds KC stop to Weis tour

Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association announced Thursday the addition of June 27 in Kansas City, Mo., as the final stop on the Kansas Football Preview Party with Charlie Weis tour.

Kansas swimming hires diving coach

Kansas has hired former Tennessee volunteer assistant Brian Pritt as its new diving coach, the university announced Thursday.

KU track qualifies four for NCAA Outdoor Championship

On the opening day of the NCAA West Preliminary on Thursday, Kansas University qualified four track and field athletes for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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Basketball notebook: UNC hires son of ex-KU athletic director

Former Lawrence High basketball player Brad Frederick, an assistant coach the past 14 years at Vanderbilt and the son of a former KU athletic director, will be joining Roy Williams’ North Carolina staff, the website Inside Carolina reported Thursday night. Notes by Gary Bedore

KU softball’s Maggie Hull named Academic All-American

Kansas University senior softball player Maggie Hull’s relentless self-improvement agenda earned her what both she and her coach called the most meaningful of her many honors when she was named Thursday first-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. By Tom Keegan

Thursday, May 23

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KU baseball tops West Virginia in Big 12 tourney opener

The Kansas University baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over No. 3 seed West Virginia in the opening game of pool play at the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City on Thursday night.

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No consensus on McLemore's draft position after lottery

Former Kansas University star Ben McLemore will likely be taken near the top of this year's NBA draft, but he may no longer be a lock for the first few picks after the draft order was set Tuesday night. By Gary Bedore

Arrest made in death of former Jayhawk McMillan

An arrest has been made in the death of former Kansas University football and NFL player David McMillan III, police in suburban Atlanta say.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 22

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoff game of Wednesday, May 22.

Wednesday, May 22

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KU football adds Miami Ohio wide receiver Nick Harwell

Former Miami Ohio receiver Nick Harwell will be transferring to Kansas University, KU officials confirmed Wednesday evening. By Matt Tait

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Last hurrah: KU baseball's Jordan Dreiling feels sense of urgency

The fact that Joradn Dreiling still is playing the game he loves is a testament to his determination. By Matt Tait

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Tarik Black strong, physical

The words “big, strong and physical” appeared on the University of Tulsa’s scouting report of former Memphis center Tarik Black last college basketball season. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 21

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 21.

Tuesday, May 21

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Opinion: Wayne Selden sizes up recruits

Wayne Selden, the second-highest-ranked recruit in Kansas University's next basketball recruiting class, sizes up his classmates. By Tom Keegan

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KU baseball gets involved in Moore, Okla., relief effort

Start of Big 12 tourney delayed a day because of storm's devastation

The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday announced that this week's Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City would be pushed back a day out of respect for the victims of the tornado that devastated residents of Moore, Okla., just south of the city. Rather than using the extra day to rest, the Kansas University baseball team jumped right into the relief effort. By Matt Tait

Monday, May 20

They said it ... about Tarik Black

Tweets and other comments regarding new Kansas University forward/center Tarik Black, a 6-foot-9, 262-pound senior transfer from the University of Memphis, who is immediately eligible to play in games his final season following his graduation from Memphis.

Kansas baseball drops sixth straight

Utah’s Cory Hunt singled over the outstretched arms of Kansas University right fielder Connor McKay with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 13th to lift the Utes to their second walk-off victory of the series, 7-6, Monday at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

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Memphis forward Tarik Black transfers to KU

Tarik Black, a 6-foot-9, 262-pound junior forward from the University of Memphis, is transferring to Kansas University, the school announced Monday evening. By Gary Bedore

Kansas rowing hands out awards

Kansas University’s rowing team held its annual team awards presentation after its fourth-place showing at the Conference USA Rowing Championships on Saturday.

Kansas baseball routed by Utes

Kansas University baseball isn’t exactly surging into the postseason.

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Grads big part of KU football

On Sunday, 15 members of Kansas University’s 2012 football team made the traditional walk down Campanile Hill and became college graduates. Eight will return to the football program in 2013 to play out their eligibility. By Matt Tait

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For Kansas basketball, recruiting never ceases

“Recruiting is a never-ending process,” said Bill Self, KU’s 10th-year coach, who added top-ranked Andrew WIggins to his recruiting haul last week. By Gary Bedore

Sunday, May 19

How former Jayhawks fared in May 19 NBA games

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

Saturday, May 18

Kansas rowing places fourth at C-USA

Kansas University placed fourth at the 11-team Conference USA Rowing Championship on Saturday, and KU’s Olivia Kinet was named to the All-Conference USA team.

KU golfer 8th at regional

Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert birdied two of the last three holes and tied for eighth at the Fayetteville Regional, but he fell short of qualifying for the NCAAs.

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Utah walks off with 1-0 baseball win over KU

Utah strung together three infield singles in the bottom of the ninth to score the only run in a 1-0 nonconference baseball victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Spring Mobile Ballpark.

Past and present Jayhawk athletes set to graduate Sunday

Former Kansas University basketball guard Billy Thomas is one of 63 KU athletes who will take part in graduation ceremonies on Sunday in Memorial Stadium.

Kansas men's golfer Gilbert moves up at NCAA regional

Kansas University golfer Chris Gilbert moved up nine places Friday after carding an even-par 72 in the second round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

Friday, May 17

McLemore speaks about AAU coach, agent allegations

Former Kansas University basketball guard Ben McLemore, on Friday from the NBA combine, told Sports Illustrated that he would be willing to speak with NCAA officials about alleged payments made from middleman Rodney Blackstock to his former AAU coach, Darius Cobb.

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McLemore shows off athleticism at NBA combine

Friday's NBA’s pre-draft combine featured former Kansas star Ben McLemore and dozens of other draft hopefuls working through a series of on-the-court tests that will in some small way help determine where they are slotted in the June 27 draft. By Matt Tait

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Chiefs sign KU football's Opurum as fullback

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Kansas defensive end Toben Opurum as an undrafted free agent after trying him out as a fullback during rookie minicamp.

KU softball duo named All-Region

Kansas University softball’s Maggie Hull earned first-team All-Midwest Region honors, while teammate Maddie Stein was named to the second team, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Thursday.

KU golfer Gilbert tied for 20th at NCAA regional

Kansas University men’s golfer Chris Gilbert carded a 73 in the first round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional on Thursday at Blessings Golf Club.

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NBA teams size up McLemore, Withey at combine

Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore was a popular interview target at Thursday’s NBA combine in Chicago. He’s expected to be tapped No. 1 or 2 in the June draft. By Gary Bedore

Walking the field is special for KU baseball manager

Kansas University sophomore Jonathan Rosa took the field one recent morning at Hoglund Ballpark. As he began to walk from the right field line toward the K on the center field fence, the players of the KU baseball team erupted, shouting words of encouragement and cheering on one of the most dedicated members of the team. Rosa isn’t a player for the Jayhawks; he’s a manager. And he wasn’t taking the field to participate in the same pre-game routine as the rest of the team; he was following his own. By Meagan Thomas

Thursday, May 16

Ravens sign KU’s Dayne Crist

Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist signed a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.

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Bill Self basks in glow

KU coach relishes gift of Andrew Wiggins

Wednesday seemed a lot like the day after Christmas to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 15

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 15.

Wednesday, May 15

KU softball earns All-Big 12 honors

Kansas University softball players earned several All-Big 12 nods, the conference announced Tuesday.

Opinion: Wiggins may share something with Wilt, Danny

Monte Johnson, who played with Kansas University legend Wilt Chamberlain and was athletic director during the Danny Manning era, is looking forward to watching the next great Jayhawk, Andrew Wiggins. Column by Tom Keegan

Prep coach: Wiggins’ ability ‘off the charts’

Huntington (W. Va.) Prep coach Rob Fulford — who has worked with Canadian sensation Andrew Wiggins the past two seasons — won't go so far as to compare the future Jayhawk to LeBron James or Michael Jordan but insists 'his future is very bright." By Gary Bedore

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Wiggins followed heart in signing with Jayhawks

Down to four finalists, basketball phenom Andrew Wiggins had a difficult time deciding between Kansas University, Florida State, North Carolina and Kentucky. Ultimately... “I just followed my heart. Kansas had my heart so that’s where I wanted to go,” Wiggins said Tuesday morning after signing a letter-of-intent with KU. By Gary Bedore

Tuesday, May 14

KU football lands commitment from East St. Louis linebacker

Talk about a solid encore. A few hours after the Kansas University men's basketball program landed Andrew Wiggins, the top player in the Class of 2013, the KU football program picked up an oral commitment from linebacker Kyron Watson, the No. 4-ranked outside linebacker in the country, according to

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Top prospect Andrew Wiggins chooses Kansas

Bill Self says Wiggins 'an alpha dog and we definitely need that ... '

Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the high school recruiting Class of 2013, on Tuesday said he’d be attending Kansas University on basketball scholarship.

Monday, May 13

How former Jayhawks fared in May 13 NBA games

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

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Tanner Hawkinson shows versatility in camp

Tanner Hawkinson’s transition from tackle to the interior took another step forward last weekend at Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp. By Matt Tait

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D-Day arrives for prep standout Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 prospect in the high school recruiting Class of 2013, will sign a letter of intent with Kansas University, Florida State, Kentucky or North Carolina at 11:15 a.m., Central time, today in a ceremony at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep High School. By Gary Bedore

Former Memphis forward Tarik Black to visit KU on Tuesday

Tarik Black, a 6-foot-9 junior from University of Memphis who recently announced plans to transfer, will visit Duke today and Kansas University on Tuesday, according to

Sunday, May 12

KU softball gets sweep, misses bid

Hours after completing a regular-season-ending sweep of Iowa State to cap their fourth-place finish in the Big 12 race, Kansas University softball learned only the top three league teams had made the NCAA Tournament.

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Former Kansas DE Josh Williams leaves living legacy

Even if Josh Williams’ playing career ends after his tryout with the Bears, his impact on the Kansas program will linger and could go well beyond the modest stats — 24 tackles, 2 QB hurries and 3 fumble recoveries — he put up in 2012. By Matt Tait

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Lost weekend: KU baseball swept by league-leading KSU

For the third straight day, Kansas State flexed its offensive muscles and flashed its defensive leather, both of which were simply too much for the Jayhawks to overcome in a 7-3 baseball loss to the Wildcats. By Matt Tait

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Top prospect Andrew Wiggins to announce on Tuesday

Zach Peters picks Arizona as transfer destination

Andrew Wiggins will sign with either Kansas University, Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina in a ceremony at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, his coach announced Sunday. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in May 11 NBA games

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

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Basketball notebook: KU's Sadler mentioned for job at ISU

Kansas University director of basketball operations Doc Sadler has been mentioned as a possible candidate for a full-time assistant coach opening on Iowa State’s staff. Notes by Gary Bedore

KU track excels at Manhattan meet

Kansas University’s Natalia Bartnovskaya won the pole vault Saturday at the Ward Haylett Track Invitational, breaking school, meet and facility records in the process.

Kansas softball wins big in extras at Iowa State

Kansas University’s softball team rallied from two runs down with two outs in the seventh to score eight straight runs and defeat Iowa State, 12-6 in eight innings, on Saturday.

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Hard-hitting Wildcats top Jayhawks with nine-run rally

Facing a six-run deficit heading into the top of Saturday’s fourth inning, Kansas State responded with nine unanswered runs over the next five innings to win Game 2 of the crucial Sunflower Showdown series against Kansas University, 9-6. By Matt Tait

Saturday, May 11

RBI race heats up; KU softball rolls

Maggie Hull added to her school-career-RBI record and senior teammate Mariah Montgomery closed in on it in Kansas University’s 8-0, five-inning softball victory over Iowa State on Friday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.

Opinion: Coach, catcher keys for KU baseball in 1993

It took a catcher with skin thicker than his coach’s nose was hard for the Kansas University baseball team to go to a place where it never had been and hasn’t gone since. By Tom Keegan

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Close call: Wildcats win Sunflower Showdown baseball opener

Connor McKay hit for the cycle, but it wasn't enough for Kansas in a 4-3 loss to Kansas State in the opening game of a huge three-game series with Kansas State. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 10

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, May 10.

Friday, May 10

Opinion: Fantastic fielding keeps KU baseball in Big 12 hunt

The toughest players to impress with good glove work are slick fielders themselves. The Kansas University baseball team has an abundance of those, and even they drop a jaw at some of the web gems created by teammates. Column by Tom Keegan

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Unheralded closer Piché becomes dominant force for KU

Nothing about the path Kansas University pitcher Jordan Piché took to get to KU stands out, but the first-year Jayhawk has set himself apart as one of the nation's best closers. By Matt Tait

Thursday, May 9

Big 12 honors Kansas rower

Kansas’ Liz Scherer was named the Big 12’s Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Six Jayhawks on softball academic team

Six Kansas University softball players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 team Thursday.

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Bill Self OK that shot clock to stay at 35

In somewhat of a surprise, the NCAA men’s basketball rules committee Thursday didn’t even vote on reducing the college shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. By Gary Bedore

Kansas sprinter, track coach honored

Kansas University senior sprinter Paris Daniels was named Outstanding Female Performer of the Year, and Kansas’ Stanley Redwine was named Coach of the Year by the Big 12 Conference on Wednesday.

KU tennis coach resigns post

Amy Hall-Holt, Kansas University’s tennis coach the past 10 years, has resigned.

Kansas women's basketball releases noncon schedule

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will face six NCAA Tournament teams, four regular-season champions, four WNIT teams and six teams coming off 20-wins seasons in the 2013-14 nonconference schedule, which was released Wednesday.

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Former Jayhawk Michael Lee looking for work

Former Kansas University basketball guard Michael Lee is seeking a new assistant-coaching position after working the past three seasons at University of San Francisco and two before that at Gardner-Webb. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, May 8

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 8

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 8.

How former Jayhawks fared in May 7 NBA games

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

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KU basketball notebook: Wiggins may be nearing decision

With a commitment on Tuesday, all but one of’s top 150 players in the Class of 2013 have committed to a college with seven days remaining in the spring signing period. The lone uncommitted player, of course, is top-ranked Andrew Wiggins, who has Kansas University in his final four. Notes by Gary Bedore

KU women’s track back at No. 1

The Kansas University women’s track team climbed back to No. 1 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s top 25 poll, released Tuesday.

KU softball ace Kessler earns Big 12 weekly award again

Kansas University freshman pitcher Kelsey Kessler is the Big 12 Softball Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, the conference announced Tuesday.

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Former KU teammates: Pick should catch on quick as coach

Kale Pick, a Dodge City native and former Kansas University wide receiver, officially joined KU football coach Charlie Weis’ staff as a graduate assistant on Monday. Those who called Pick a teammate during recent years believe he will bring a lot to the Jayhawks’ passing game. By Matt Tait

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Kansas baseball sweeps Wichita State with 7-5 win

Too many weeks this season, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price had seen an encouraging Big 12 weekend go to waste and his team’s RPI crumble because of a midweek loss. With that in mind — and the season winding down — the KU coach utilized nearly every weapon he had to secure a 7-5 victory over Wichita State on Tuesday at Eck Stadium. By Jesse Newell

Tuesday, May 7

Kansas baseball off to WSU

Kansas will travel tonight to meet Wichita State. By Matt Tait

KU honors seniors

Kansas Athletics presented the student-athlete members of the 2013 senior class with their K Rings in a ceremony held Monday night in Kansas Student Union. In addition to the K Rings, the program featured awards presentations.

KU track basks in title

Paris Daniels earned 23 points, Diamond Dixon 20, Andrea Geubelle 18 and Francine Simpson 15 in helping the Kansas University women’s track and field team to its first outdoor Big 12 title in school history in a three-day meet that concluded Sunday. By Tom Keegan

KU golfer tapped for NCAA regionals

Kansas University’s Chris Gilbert was been selected to participate in the NCAA golf regionals.

KU stopper Piché gets Big 12 award

Kansas University baseball reliever Jordan Piché on Monday became the first three-time winner of the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Award.

Kansas’ Paris Daniels nets track honor

Kansas University senior Paris Daniels was named the National Female Athlete of the Week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.

How former Jayhawks fared in May 6 NBA games

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

Monday, May 6

Opinion: McLemore case exposes the seedy underworld of college basketball

Think of the college basketball we watch on television as the most beautiful stretch of landscape you ever have seen. But under that beautiful slice of earth lies the foul underworld of college basketball that involves the pursuit of top NBA prospects by disreputable agents who pay recruiters. Think of that underworld as the tunnel that carries away raw sewage. Thanks to a USA Today report over the weekend that detailed accusations made by Kansas star Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, we all have had a window to the underworld opened for us. By Tom Keegan

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Former KU receiver Kale Pick joins Weis' staff as Grad Assistant

Kale Pick, who graduated from KU in December of 2012 with a degree in psychology, has been added to head coach Charlie Weis' coaching staff, school officials announced Monday.

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Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach says KU knew nothing about middleman

In a release, Darius Cobb, the former AAU coach of Ben McLemore, said Kansas University officials knew nothing about middleman Rodney Blackstock’s involvement with Cobb, despite the fact Blackstock attended three KU games using complimentary tickets on McLemore’s KU pass list. By Gary Bedore

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Analyst: Nobody knows Andrew Wiggins’ pick

Paul Biancardi, who is’s director of basketball recruiting, professes no inside knowledge into the decision-making process of Andrew Wiggins, the country’s No. 1 high school prospect who has a final list of Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in May 5 NBA games

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

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First of all: KU women claim first Outdoor track crown

Paris Daniels won an individual title, was second in another event and ran legs on two winning relay teams Sunday to help Kansas University win the first Big 12 Outdoor team title in program history.

Kansas baseball sweeps Bears

For the third time in three days, the game came down to the final batter. And for the third straight day, the final at-bat went the way of Kansas University’s baseball team, which finished off a sweep of Baylor with a 5-4, 10-inning victory Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Matt Tait

Sunday, May 5

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KU softball splits with Oklahoma, picks up first victory ever over No. 1 team

Kansas freshman pitcher Kelsey Kessler threw a complete-game shutout, helping the KU softball team to a 2-0 Game Two victory over No. 1 Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. By Jesse Newell

Basketball notebook: KU players enjoying fantasy camp experience

Kansas University basketball players/fantasy-camp assistant coaches Andrew White III and Landen Lucas have been more than willing to offer their input in one-on-one conversations with members of “Team Vaughn” during this weekend’s Bill Self Basketball Experience. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Picking an agent can be perilous for NBA prospects

Earth to NBA prospects: Read Eric Prisbell’s outstanding reporting job for USA Today on the shoving match to get to the front of the line to start milking cash cow Ben McLemore, projected to be among the first few picks in the NBA Draft. Column by Tom Keegan

KU women’s track climbs to first at Big 12 Outdoor

Two Kansas University women’s track and field athletes claimed individual Big 12 Outdoor titles Saturday at the league meet.

KU rowing third at Big 12 meet

Kansas University’s rowing team placed third of five teams in the Big 12 Rowing Championship on Saturday.

KU softball series trimmed down

Kansas University changed its three-game softball series with No. 1 Oklahoma, originally scheduled to start Saturday with a doubleheader, to a twinbill today, beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

KU baseball strings together singles, wins walk-off over Baylor

Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday against Baylor, Kansas University’s baseball team had been outhit by the Bears, 16-8, yet trailed by just a run. Three straight two-out singles later, the Jayhawks spilled over the top of the dugout fence and celebrated a 6-5 victory. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in May 4 NBA games

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

Saturday, May 4

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Report: McLemore’s AAU coach took agent money

Kansas University’s athletic department is looking into a USA Today report that freshman basketball player Ben McLemore’s former AAU coach received $10,000 and three expense-paid trips to Los Angeles from a middle man who represented agents and financial advisers this past season.

How former Jayhawks fared in May 3 NBA games

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

KU women's track in third at Big 12 Outdoor Championships

Kansas University pole vaulters Natalia Bartnovskaya and Christen Guenther earned second- and third-place finishes, respectively, to kick off the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

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Former Jayhawk Mario Little grinding out pro basketball career

Former Kansas University player Mario Little says he’s in the best shape of his life as he tries to play professional basketball for a living. By Gary Bedore

Defense on damp night helps Kansas baseball edge Baylor

After giving up a run and struggling with his command in the top of the first inning against Baylor, Kansas pitcher Thomas Taylor regrouped and threw six strikes in a 3-2 KU victory over the Bears at Hoglund Ballpark.

Friday, May 3

Big 12 honors KU track athletes

Kansas University put 22 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field teams.

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Fantasy campers get to meet ex-Jayhawks

Collins, Reed, Simien among former players taking part in fantasy camp game

Captains Club members, who paid extra to attend this weekend’s Bill Self Basketball Fantasy Experience, participated in a 32-minute game that included former Kansas University players Sherron Collins, Jeff Hawkins, Mario Little, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Wayne Simien on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Glove stories: Kansas University baseball players talk about their first — and current — gloves

Nothing quite compares to that first glove, even for the Kansas University baseball players who execute such smooth fielding magic on the Hoglund Ballpark diamond. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 2

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, May 2.

Thursday, May 2

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KU men's basketball releases nonconference schedule

The Kansas men's basketball team released its 2013-14 men's basketball schedule, and it features road games against Florida and Colorado, home games against Georgetown and San Diego State and a neutral-floor game against Duke. By Gary Bedore

KU baseball rolls over Baker

Alex DeLeon went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBIs, and Tanner Poppe allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings as Kansas University cruised to an 8-0 baseball victory over Baker on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Signee Brannen Greene to visit officially

High-scoring Georgia small forward Brannen Greene — who orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University way back on Dec. 20, 2011, and signed his national letter of intent in November of 2012 — never got around to making an official recruiting visit to KU. By Gary Bedore

KU rowing puts 14 on academic team

Kansas University’s Caty Clements was one of 12 rowers in the Big 12 Conference with a 4.0 grade-point average and one of 14 KU rowers to earn Academic All-Big 12 honors Wednesday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 1

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 1.

Wednesday, May 1

KU softball vs. Wichita State canceled for Wednesday

The Kansas-Wichita State softball game scheduled for 6 p.m. in Lawrence has been canceled because of forecasted storms.

Friday forecast alters KU softball schedule

Kansas University softball’s weekend series against top-ranked Oklahoma at Arrocha Ballpark has been pushed back a day because of weather concerns.

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Kansas baseball outlasts Wichita State in 11 squirrelly innings

A baseball game pitting nonconference rivals Wichita State and Kansas University offered a little bit of everything Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark — everything except runs for the first 10 innings. By Tom Keegan