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Saturday, November 30

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Opinion: 'Casual' Jayhawks fail to meet coach's expectations

Bill Self looked to the ballroom ceiling on more than one occasion Saturday night at Imperial Arena. And, despite the club music that pounded during timeouts at the Battle 4 Atlantis, it wasn’t the side show distracting the Kansas University basketball coach.By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Wiggins scores season-low six

Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins, who has been slowed by a bout of the flu, scored six points off 2-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds while playing 34 minutes in Saturday’s 67-63 Battle 4 Atlantis victory over UTEP.By Gary Bedore

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Victory in third-place game doesn't impress Self

A narrow victory over UTEP in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament was no cause for celebration for Kansas University’s basketball players, coaches and fans on Saturday in Imperial Arena in the plush Atlantis resort. By Gary Bedore

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No. 2 Duke routs KU women in Jam finale, 73-40

The Duke women's basketball team doubled up Kansas University in the second half and routed the Jayhawks, 73-40, Saturday in the final game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam tournament.

KSU running back Hubert has career day against KU

Kansas State’s featured running back, senior John Hubert, made up in one day for an inconsistent season that started slow and finished strong. Hubert rushed for 220 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries Saturday, leading K-State to a 31-10 victory against Kansas in Memorial Stadium. By Tom Keegan

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Opinion: James Sims should be remembered out of forgettable senior class

Just one player from this Kansas University senior class will be remembered for a long time by the average football fan. Running back James Sims finished his KU career in disappointing fashion Saturday, but a case could be made for ranking him in the top half-dozen rushers in KU history. Column by Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Zenger confident in Weis, direction of Kansas football

With his head coach scheduled to hit the road for recruiting and his football team having just wrapped up another disappointing season on Saturday, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger offered a vote of confidence for the current coaching staff and the direction it's taking Kansas football. Notes by Matt Tait

Game Balls and Gassers: Kansas State

Michael Reynolds and Ben Heeney earned game balls in a 31-10 Kansas football loss to Kansas State.

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Six turnovers trip KU football in 31-10 loss to Kansas State

Saturday, in front of a split crowd of 43,610 Jayhawks and Wildcats at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team ended its 2013 season by turning the ball over six times in a 31-10 loss to Kansas State. By Matt Tait

UTEP, KU's next foe, bemoans loss

If you thought Bill Self and the No. 2-ranked Kansas Jayhawks had a bad Friday night, you didn't see Tim Floyd and UTEP, lose 89-53, to Iowa in the first Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal.By Benton Smith

Notebook: KSU misses leader

Wildcats not same without safety

One of the most significant elements of today’s Sunflower Showdown might be the absence of one of Kansas State’s top defensive players. By Matt Tait

Tale of the tape: KU vs. Kansas State

A unit-by-unit look at today's football Sunflower Showdown By Matt Tait

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So long, seniors: Sunflower Showdown marks end for 23 Kansas seniors

For the final time in their Kansas University football careers, 23 Jayhawks — including 11 starters — will suit up for their last game at 11 a.m. today against Kansas State at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Hero shot from 'Arch' won't hurt KU long-term

When college basketball fans start chanting “Let’s go Hawks” tonight during the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game, they won’t be cheering for No. 2-ranked Kansas University, the presumed tournament favorite coming in.By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Ellis says Kansas needs to move past loss

Kansas University’s basketball team will not face its third undefeated team in three days during today’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.By Gary Bedore

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No trip to title game for KU

Late Villanova three shocks Jayhawks

A spot in the third-place game is not what Kansas University’s basketball team and its loyal fanbase that occupied all but a handful of the seats in 3,900-seat Imperial Arena wanted at the Battle 4 Atlantis holiday tournament in paradise. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 29

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 29.

Friday, November 29

Kansas women fall to Xavier

Xavier took advantage of a nearly two-for-one foul disparity to pull away from a halftime tie and upend Kansas University, 64-59, in women’s basketball on Friday at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

Field announced for 2014 Old Spice Classic

KU to be joined by Michigan State, six other teams in Florida event

KU will compete in the 2014 Old Spice Classic in Florida.

Thursday, November 28

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Charlie Weis: Showdown huge

Those wondering if Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has been around long enough to understand fully the importance of the Sunflower Showdown rivalry with Kansas State need look no farther than Tuesday’s news conference, where Weis demonstrated genuine and prolonged enthusiasm for his second go-around with the Wildcats. By Matt Tait

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Point guard, Demon Deacons not into moral victories

Down 14 points at halftime against the No. 2 team in the nation, Wake Forest University men’s basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik knew his team wasn’t through against Kansas.By Benton Smith

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Opinion: Jayhawks win ugly in paradise

By its very design, the Atlantis mega-resort screams, "Look at me; I’m beautiful." On Thanksgiving afternoon, inside the destination getaway’s Imperial Arena, an eyesore protruded out of the otherwise serene vacation wonderland, courtesy of Kansas team known for its attractive brand of basketball.By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Ailing Wiggins leads Kansas with 17 points

Kansas University, which handed Wake Forest its first loss of the season on Thursday, today meets another undefeated team in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.By Gary Bedore

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The right guys: Kansas bench keys win vs. Wake

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was brutally honest with his star-studded starting five during his postgame speech following an 87-78 first-round Battle 4 Atlantis victory over Wake Forest on Thursday in Imperial Arena. By Gary Bedore

KU women win Jam opener

Chelsea Gardner had 16 points and 14 rebounds to power Kansas University to a 68-63 women’s basketball victory over Central Michigan on Thursday in the Paradise Jam.

Wake Forest respects, doesn’t fear KU

Even with 11 sophomores, Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik won’t worry one second about his players feeling awestruck or nervous when they take on No. 2-ranked Kansas in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis this afternoon. By Benton Smith

Focus key for KU women's basketball on Virgin Islands trip

With paradise and palm trees all around her, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson’s biggest challenge of the season thus far might be convincing her team that what it is about to embark upon is nothing special. By Matt Tait

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Two tickets to paradise: Transfer Tarik Black gets second shot at Atlantis title

It’s not often a major-college basketball player gets a second chance in a holiday tournament played in an exotic locale. But that’s exactly the opportunity that awaits Kansas University senior power forward Tarik Black, who suffered two losses against one victory while playing for Memphis at the Battle 4 Atlantis last season. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, November 27

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 27

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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KU volleyball’s Ray Bechard, son and nephew part of growing coaching tree

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard is a member of a growing coaching tree that includes his son, Brennan, and his nephew, Connor. By Chris Duderstadt

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Source: Weis to hire John Reagan as offensive coordinator; KU confirms Tim Grunhard to step down

The wheels are in motion for Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis to bring in an offensive coordinator following this season. Sources told the Journal-World that Rice offensive coordinator John Reagan, a former KU assistant on Mark Mangino’s staff, will be hired to serve in the dual role of OC and offensive line coach after Weis confirmed current O-line coach Tim Grunhard would step down after Saturday's season finale. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 26

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Nov. 26.

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Bahamas drama? Self says tourney ‘competitive,’ but KU heavy favorite

Kansas University's men's basketball team is the heavy favorite to emerge as champion of the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, a three-day Thanksgiving-week extravaganza that includes Wake Forest, Villanova, USC, Tennessee, UTEP, Xavier and No. 23 Iowa. By Gary Bedore

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Weis sticking with Cozart as starting QB for finale

One day after saying he had no plans to divulge the identity of this week’s starting quarterback, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis released the latest version of his depth chart with true freshman Montell Cozart listed as the first-team quarterback. By Matt Tait

Kansas swimming adds four signees

Kansas University’s swimming and diving team has signed four athletes to national letters of intent, KU coach Clark Campbell announced Tuesday.

Opinion: Snyder’s genius, longevity impresses

How does Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder keep winning? Snyder’s relentless attention to every detail plays a huge role in his success. And so does the football genius Kansas University coach Charlie Weis referenced Tuesday in his weekly presser. Column by Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks, fans arrive at Atlantis resort

It’s hard to hide a seven-footer outfitted in Kansas University gear at a resort teeming with college basketball fans. Once the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks arrived at Atlantis Tuesday evening, it didn’t take long for KU fans to notice freshman center Joel Embiid and approach him to pose for a photo. By Benton Smith

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Holding court: KU volleyball overcomes slow start, wins on fieldhouse floor

In their final regular season match in Lawrence, the Kansas University volleyball team overcame a slow start and knocked off visiting Denver University in four sets, 25-23, 26-28, 25-16, 25-16, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, November 26

KU volleyball returns to fieldhouse tonight

One of the best collegiate athletes in all of Canada will be competing in Allen Fieldhouse at 6:30 tonight — volleyball All-American Caroline Jarmoc of Calgary, Alberta.

Opinion: ISU didn’t conspire against Kansas

Unless you don’t put 100-percent faith in comparative scores, something just didn’t add up Saturday in Ames, where the Jayhawks spent the night running not to fall down, and the Cyclones adjusted to the grass-and-ice field far better. By Tom Keegan

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Charlie Weis quiet on QB

It’s back to the drawing board for Kansas University’s football team as it prepares for Saturday’s 11 a.m. season finale against Kansas State at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

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On the job training: Landen Lucas battling for minutes

Kansas University’s basketball big men — Tarik Black, Perry Ellis, Joel Embiid, Landen Lucas, Hunter Mickelson, Jamari Traylor and Justin Wesley — engage in some spirited battles at practice. Just ask Lucas. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 25

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Nov. 25.

Monday, November 25

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Self: USA Basketball speculation ‘not realistic’

One thing Kansas University’s Bill Self and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski did not discuss at this year’s Champions Classic was the possibility of KU’s 11th-year coach succeeding “Coach K” as head coach of the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team. Notes by Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Road trips trouble for KU football

Kansas University football's last victory away from Memorial Stadium and Lawrence came four-and-a-half seasons ago in El Paso, Texas, against UTEP. Columnist Tom Keegan picks apart the Jayhawks' 27-game road losing streak.

KU swimmers win Kansas Classic

Kansas University swimmers and divers cruised to an easy team victory at the Kansas Classic on Sunday, the third and final day of races at Capitol Federal Natatorium.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 24

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Nov. 24.

Sunday, November 24

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KU football ready to shift focus to Sunflower Showdown

Jayhawks, Wildcats square off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium

Minutes after suffering through a bone-chilling 34-0 loss at one-win Iowa State on Saturday, members of the Kansas University football team shifted their focus on to what comes next. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball unusually offensive so far

Kansas University’s basketball team, which led the country in field-goal-percentage defense last year (.361) and has ranked first in the Big 12 in that category in eight of Bill Self’s first 10 seasons in Lawrence, has been amazing on offense through four games of the 2013-14 campaign. By Gary Bedore

KU swimming extends lead at Kansas Classic

The Kansas University swimming and diving team extended its lead, 679.5-523, over second-place Iowa State on Day 2 of the Kansas Classic, Saturday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.

KU cross country's Buchanan runs at NCAAs

Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan placed 142nd on Saturday at the NCAA men’s cross country championship.

KU volleyball sweeps in senior send-off

Caroline Jarmoc needed an extra piece of equipment to go with her knee pads on Saturday in Horejsi Center. She had a handkerchief at her disposal during Kansas University’s emotional 3-0 Senior Day rout of Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore

Cyclones snap losing skid, topple KU

A week ago, the Kansas University football team ended a 27-game Big 12 Conference losing streak with an upset victory over West Virginia. But Saturday, it was KU opponent Iowa State ended a losing streak and got a little taste of the joy that the Jayhawks experienced a week ago. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Defensive issues? It's gotta be the shoes

The grass near the boundaries of the football field at Jack Trice Stadium was covered with ice and for most of the night, it looked as if Iowa State wore ice skates and Kansas University roller skates. By Tom Keegan

Saturday, November 23

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Notebook: Heaps gets unexpected playing time at ISU

Junior quarterback Jake Heaps did not expect to play a single down and did not get many reps during last week's practices, but when he entered the game at Iowa State, he was one of the most effective Jayhawks.By Matt Tait

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Back to the futile

Jayhawks regress in 34-0 loss at Iowa State

Instead of invoking memories and hopes of the Kansas teams that reached back-to-back bowl games behind an exciting and mobile quarterback, the Jayhawks merely went back a few weeks and more closely resembled the team that, earlier this year, could not get anything going on offense and left its defense on the field way too long, in a 34-0 loss at Iowa State. By Matt Tait

Game Balls and Gassers: Iowa State

James Sims and Dexter McDonald earned game balls in a 34-0 Kansas football loss to Iowa State.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 23

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 23.

Friday, November 22

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 22

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 22.

Charlie Weis won’t dwell on forecast chill

Although a couple of recent games have been played in windy conditions and cooler temperatures, tonight’s showdown with Iowa State figures to be Kansas University’s first truly cold football game of 2013. By Matt Tait

Tale of the tape: KU vs. Iowa State

A unit-by-unit look at today's Kansas-Iowa State football match-up. By Matt Tait

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Front and center: Howard makes KU offensive line better in classroom, on field

It’s a bit of a leap to connect what happens at a school desk with an open math book to the rugged goings-on along the offensive line, but for this year’s Kansas University football team, familiarity in one area helped fix another back in early October. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Wiggins provides much more than highlights

Subtle isn’t a word that comes to the minds of tongues-hanging spectators when an Andrew Wiggins highlight video plays on the big board. Amazing, freakish, did I really just see that? Did he really get that high above the rim? Nothing quiet about the gifts he flashes on those plays. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: White produces off the bench for KU

Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid had a career-high three blocks, most by a Jayhawk in a game this season, and coach Bill Self thought Andrew White produced off the bench against Towson. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas unstoppable in rout of Towson

Nobody was talking about an undefeated season or anything crazy like that after Kansas University’s fourth basketball victory of the 2013-14 campaign — Friday’s 88-58 taming of Towson in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks too fast for Towson

If given another opportunity to face No. 2 Kansas University, Towson basketball coach Pat Skerry thinks he might have discovered a way to slow down the Jayhawks. Unfortunately, his master plan would violate one of the most basic rules of basketball. By Matt Tait

Former KU football player's aggravated robbery trial moved to March

A jury trial for former Kansas University football player Chris Martin's robbery case stemming from a May home invasion has been continued to March.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 21

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Nov. 21.

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Point proved: Ex-Towson signee Frank Mason off to good start with KU

A failing grade in a government class his senior year at Petersburg (Va.) High School cost Frank Mason a spot on Towson University’s basketball team — the one that meets Kansas University in a 7 p.m. tip today in Allen Fieldhouse. “It was a bad thing at the time. It’s a good thing now,” Mason said. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, November 21

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Pep back in Jayhawks' steps after Big 12 victory

Kansas University football players have been able to better enjoy their walks to and from classes in the wake of their first conference victory since 2010. By Matt Tait

KU lands Big 12-best 19 players on academic All-Big 12 football squad

Academic success continues to be one of the strong elements of the Kansas University football program under Charlie Weis, and, Thursday, the Jayhawks reaped the benefits of their work in the classroom. Highlighted by a pair of seniors in offensive lineman Gavin Howard and defensive lineman Shane Smith, Kansas football placed 19 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 teams for the second-consecutive season under head coach Charlie Weis. The 19 honorees tied for the Big 12 lead along with Oklahoma.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 20

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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Opinion: Future fireman Spencer fights off defenders, injuries to make impact for KU

If you have the misfortune of needing assistance and the firefighter who helps you out of your jam stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 305 pounds, thank him for his service. And then thank him for his service to the Kansas University football program. Riley Spencer, a fifth-year senior left tackle from Hesston, has doubled as a volunteer firefighter for the Wakarusa Township Fire Department. Column by Tom Keegan

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Self still not a fan of altered anthem

Bill Self, who, in his 11 years at Kansas University has occasionally provided pizza and donuts for students who camp out for seats at basketball games, never takes the Jayhawks’ loudest, most creative supporters for granted. At the same time, he requests that those students who sing “home of the Chiefs” at the conclusion of the National Anthem, return to singing the actual words of the song: “home of the brave.” By Gary Bedore

Kansas volleyball beats ISU, improves standing for postseason

A furious fourth-set rally helped the Kansas University volleyball team preserve its fast start, and the 22nd-ranked Jayhawks knocked off No. 24 Iowa State, 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, in Ames, Iowa, to give Kansas its first victory at ISU since 2004. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, November 20

Kansas women's basketball falls at Minnesota

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a poor second half and lost its first game of the season, 70-59, to Minnesota on Wednesday night.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 19

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Tuesday, November 19

KU volleyball to play in Allen

Kansas University’s volleyball match with Denver on Nov. 26 has been moved from the Jayhawks’ usual home, Horejsi Center, to Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women face first road test today

A win for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team in its first road game of the season tonight in Minneapolis would please coach Bonnie Henrickson on a couple of levels. By Benton Smith

Notebook: Self keeps Greene out of win over Iona

Kansas University freshman Brannen Greene was the only Jayhawk to not play in Tuesday’s 86-66 victory over Iona in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Embiid shines vs. Iona, with father in the stands

Dressed impeccably in suit and tie, Cameroon military man Thomas Embiid sat proudly in Kansas University’s parents’ section Tuesday night, watching his son play basketball for the very first time. His 7-foot son, Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid, exploded for 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 86-66 victory. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Ellis spectacular in his own way

Playing in a basketball program that conceivably could have the first pick of the NBA draft for the next two years — freshman Andrew Wiggins this year and Joel Embiid the next — it’s easy to leave the Perry Ellis conversation for another day. By Tom Keegan

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Gaels came to win, but didn't predict one

Shortly after Iona's 86-66 loss to Kansas, Gaels coach Tim Cluess took time to set the record straight. Sure, he was pleased with the way his team competed, but by no means had anyone on his team predicted an Iona victory. By Matt Tait

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KU's Tony Pierson may be shut down for final 2 weeks of 2013

The in-again, out-again saga surrounding Kansas University junior Tony Pierson may have reached a resolution. Pierson, KU's leading receiver who has missed portions of KU's last seven games, may be done for the season because of the lingering effects of a concussion suffered Oct. 5 against Texas Tech. KU coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that even though Pierson continued to be cleared by doctors and was able to play last week against West Virginia, the best thing for the player and the program might be to shut him down. By Matt Tait

KU volleyball's Soucie honored by Big 12

Kansas University freshman middle blocker Tayler Soucie was named Big 12 Volleyball Rookie of the Week on Monday.

MSU No. 1 in poll; Jayhawks vault to No. 2

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team moved from fifth to second in the Associated Press basketball poll Monday.

Iona president a KU grad

A talented freshman class of which Andrew Wiggins is headliner has made a ticket to Kansas University basketball games tougher than ever. That didn’t stop Joseph Nyre from landing one for tonight’s game against Iona College. By Tom Keegan

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Opinion: Zenger explains that TV deal good for KU

The TV partnership with Time Warner helps increase the Kansas brand, even though it means for two exhibitions and four real games ripping the remote out of the hands of so many people who cherish KU basketball as the most important form of entertainment in their lives. By Tom Keegan

Monday, November 18

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No lyin': Lion-killer Embiid* to lead Kansas against Iona tonight

* Kansas’ gentle-giant freshman center might or might not, in fact, have slain so much as a fly

Legend has it Joel Embiid once killed a lion back in his homeland of Cameroon. By Gary Bedore

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James Sims still has shot at KU rushing mark

Heading into last week’s game against West Virginia, Kansas University senior James Sims needed to average 219 yards per game in his final three games to move into the top spot on KU’s all-time rushing list. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 18

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Nov. 18.

Kickoff for KU-KSU Sunflower Showdown set for 11 a.m. Nov. 30

Game will be televised by Fox Sports 1

The 2013 Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State will kick off at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 at Memorial Stadium, the Big 12 Conference announced today.

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Wiggins, Ellis earn Big 12 honors

The Kansas duo of sophomore forward Perry Ellis and freshman guard Andrew Wiggins have been named the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday.

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KU RB James Sims named co-Big 12 offensive player of the week

Kansas University running back James Sims' career day during Saturday's victory against West Virginia earned him co-Big 12 offensive player of the week honors with Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, conference officials announced this morning.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 17

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Nov. 17.

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QB Montell Cozart makes most of first start

Saturday, during a 31-19 skid-snapping, celebration-inducing victory over West Virginia, Kansas University coach Charlie Weis handed the ball to freshman Montell Cozart and let him do what he does best — win.

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Bill Self: College prospects ‘top-heavy’ lately

The elite talent at the top has made some folks wonder if there are more program-changers in high school than ever before. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas women scrap past Bluejays

Gardner scores 24 in women’s 74-66 victory over Creighton

No one could accuse Kansas University’s women’s basketball team of failing to fight back. By Benton Smith

Sunday, November 17

Opinion: Weis' schemes give KU edge

Karma’s a bewitching thing sometimes, even if the spell it casts must be delayed a year. By Tom Keegan

Gardner, KU women hold off Creighton for 74-66 win

Creighton University's women's basketball team challenged Kansas at every turn Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse, but the Jayhawks always had an answer in a 74-66 victory.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 16

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 16.

Saturday, November 16

KU cross country teams left out of nationals

The Kansas University men’s and women’s cross country teams, which each placed fifth at Friday’s NCAA Midwest regional, were not selected as at-large qualifiers for the national championships.

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KU women relying on junior Asia Boyd

After her Kansas University women’s basketball team won its second straight home game, coach Bonnie Henrickson admitted thinking about the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Creighton, gave her a little anxiety. Perhaps the play of junior KU guard Asia Boyd will cure some of that angst when the Bluejays face Kansas Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse — tipoff at 4 p.m. By Benton Smith

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KU volleyball overcomes slow start, drops KSU

Losing was not an option for Kansas University’s volleyball team Saturday night in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Biggest KU catch comes from surprising source

When athletes on a team with a losing record don’t start blasting each other until they score a big victory, that’s proof that all that losing didn’t turn them into losers, didn’t fracture team unity. Finally, after a 27-game Big 12 losing streak, the Kansas University football squad won a conference game Saturday. By Tom Keegan

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KU football notebook: Celebration returns to Memorial Stadium

The scene on the Memorial Stadium turf following Saturday's 31-19 victory for Kansas University over West Virginia provided the kind of joy and excitement for which KU fans, coaches and players have been waiting a long time.

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WVU 'average' in loss to Jayhawks

When the West Virginia Mountaineers woke up Saturday morning in Lawrence, they felt good about heading over to Memorial Stadium, beating Kansas University and getting one win closer to bowl-eligibility. By Benton Smith

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Kansas football finally catches fire in 31-19 win

Saturday afternoon, senior running back James Sims served as the flint to freshman quarterback Montell Cozart's kindling and, together, the one-two punch set fire to the scoreboard in a 31-19 victory over West Virginia in front of a crowd of 30,089 at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

Game Balls and Gassers: West Virginia

Game balls and gassers for Kansas football, in its 31-19 home victory over West Virginia on Saturday.

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‘Humble,’ ‘tough’ Cliff Alexander signs KU letter of intent

Cliff Alexander's Twitter handle “humblekid11” is an appropriate moniker, says the AAU coach of the Kansas University basketball recruit, who signed his national letter of intent Saturday morning. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 15

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 15.

Kansas tennis signs four

Kansas University tennis signed four recruits to letters of intent, first-year KU coach Todd Chapman announced Friday.

KU volleyball signs seven

The Kansas University volleyball team has signed seven recruits to replace its seven graduating seniors, KU coach Ray Bechard announced Friday.

KU women’s golf adds three

Three golfers will be joining the Kansas University women’s team in 2014, KU coach Erin O’Neil announced Friday.

KU women’s hoops adds juco

Junior college transfer Shea Brown signed a national letter of intent to play for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Friday.

KU men’s runner qualifies for NCAAs; XC teams fifth

Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan ran a career-best time and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Friday, and he did it all with one shoe.

Coaches, scouts chime in on Cliff Alexander

Here’s the reaction of several individuals in the basketball world following Chicago Curie High senior power forward Cliff Alexander’s commitment to Kansas University on Friday.

Friday, November 15

Hall of Fame lineman McCormack dies at 83

Hall of Fame offensive lineman and former Kansas University standout Mike McCormack died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83.

KU football notebook: RB Darrian Miller to miss WVU

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said sophomore Darrian Miller likely would miss his second game in a row while dealing with personal issues that kept him out of KU’s loss to Oklahoma State last week. By Matt Tait

Tale of the tape: KU vs. West Virginia

A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-West Virginia football match-up. By Matt Tait

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Sims v. Sims: WVU, KU running backs share surname, reputation for toughness

In 2010, as running back Charles Sims was red-shirting during his second season at the University of Houston, another young running back was on the brink of beginning one of the great careers in Kansas University history. By Matt Tait

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No. 4 recruit Cliff Alexander picks Kansas basketball

Chicago power forward compared by some to Thomas Robinson

Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-rated player in the recruiting class of 2014 by Rivals.com, announced on Friday he would be attending Kansas University on a basketball scholarship. By Gary Bedore

No. 1-ranked prep Okafor, No. 5 Jones choose Duke over Kansas

Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1-rated basketball player in the recruiting Class of 2014 according to Rivals.com, and No. 5 Tyus Jones, today announced on ESPNU they would be attending Duke on basketball scholarships.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 14

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Nov. 14.

KU men's golf signs three in 2014 class

The Kansas University men's golf team received three letters of intent from recruits in its 2014 class, KU coach Jamie Bermel announced Thursday.

Former KU fullback files concussion lawsuit against NCAA

Christopher Powell, a fullback on the Kansas University football team from 1990-94, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA and is seeking an undetermined amount of damages for himself and athletes who suffered head trauma during their college careers. By Matt Tait

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Top KU basketball recruits to announce college choices today

No. 1-ranked high school basketball prospect Jahlil Okafor, No. 4 Cliff Alexander and No. 5 Tyus Jones — all Kansas University recruits — will announce their college choices this afternoon. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, November 14

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Weis: Next foes no easier, despite worse records

After running the annual Big 12 gantlet — one that seemingly never ends — the Kansas University football team is set to finish 2013 with three games that, on paper, appear to be a little easier than what the Jayhawks just went through. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Take it from Traylor: KU's 'definitely stacked'

When 11th-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self evaluates young talent, he ranks “hard-to-guard” as among the most important qualities he seeks. He struck gold with this team in that regard. Column by Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 13

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Weis mixes it up again in search for KU football fix

With three games remaining in 2013, and qualifying for a bowl game no longer in the picture, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis this week is implementing a few changes that he hopes will alter KU’s path and help the Jayhawks finish the season on a winning note. By Matt Tait

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Shorn Wiggins shines vs. Duke

Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins had his shaggy Afro clipped before Tuesday’s Champions Classic battle against Duke. It’s made inquiring minds wonder about the 6-foot-8 freshman’s motivation for sitting in the barber chair prior to such a big game. By Gary Bedore

Kansas women sign three in 2014 class

The Kansas University women’s basketball program received three letters of intent on the first day of the early signing period, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Wednesday.

Opinion: Young Jayhawks handle big stage like vets

From the moment the locker room door flew open Tuesday night to when the celebratory basketball was tossed skyward, the young Kansas University basketball team stayed in confident attack mode, keeping seriously skilled Duke from taking control and then burying the Blue Devils with a flurry at the end. Column by Tom Keegan

Wednesday, November 13

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Kansas women handle SIU-Edwardsville, 72-56

After winning the season-opener at the free-throw line three days earlier, Kansas University's women's basketball team earned its second victory of the young season with its defense Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith

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KU basketball receives letter of intent from Kelly Oubre Jr.

Kelly Oubre Jr., a versatile 6-foot-7, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward from Findlay Prep High in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with Kansas University on the first day of the week-long early signing period. By Gary Bedore

Notebook: Signing period begins today

Kansas University has one possible McDonald’s All-American in the fold — with three others to announce their college choices on Friday — as the weeklong early signing period for high school basketball players begins today. By Gary Bedore

Coach K: It’s not about freshmen

Jabari Parker scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Duke in 33 minutes. On the opposite side, Andrew Wiggins went for 22 points and eight boards for Kansas University in 25 minutes. By Gary Bedore

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Classic win: Ellis, Wiggins lift KU past Duke

Kansas University’s first victory in three tries at the Champions Classic proved to be one worth waiting for. By Gary Bedore

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KU treating final football games as ‘playoffs’

With his team officially eliminated from bowl contention after last week’s loss at Oklahoma State, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is moving forward with a new mentality for KU’s final three games. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 12

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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Opinion: Wiggins, fellow freshmen shine, beat Duke

Somehow, the players on Bill Self’s 11th Kansas team, the most talented, least experienced one he has coached, looked as if they had been playing together since Biddy Basketball. As freshman Andrew Wiggins sat out the latter portion of the first half with two fouls, classmates Wayne Selden and Frank Mason made sure Duke didn’t exploit his absence. By Tom Keegan

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KU women set for SIU-Edwardsville

Coach Bonnie Henrickson’s shot-selection rules don’t apply to every Kansas University women’s basketball player. By Benton Smith

Tuesday, November 12

KU-Iowa State kickoff set for 7 p.m. Nov. 23

The Kansas University football team's final road game of 2013 will kick off under the lights in Ames, Iowa, KU officials announced this afternoon. KU's Nov. 23 match-up with Iowa State is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports 1.

Monday, November 11

Kansas’ Bill Self: ‘We need to win this one’

Tonight’s early-season Kansas University-Duke basketball game is for Jayhawk pride as much as anything else. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Fab freshmen highlight Classic battle

Jabari Parker was the greatest prospect since LeBron James before Andrew Wiggins became the same. Both hyperbolic evaluations conveniently bypassed Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. Parker also beat Wiggins to his first Sports Illustrated cover by a good 16 1/2 months. By Tom Keegan

A look back at Kansas-Duke history

Tradition-rich basketball programs Kansas University and Duke, who rank second and fourth all-time in victories, have met just nine times throughout history. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas not only Big 12 team struggling at QB

To Jayhawk fans, it might seem as if the Kansas University football team’s search to find a quarterback to take the reins and run has been a bigger struggle in Lawrence than anywhere else. But a quick look around the Big 12 Conference shows the opposite is true. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 11

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Nov. 11.

KU bowling takes 5th at Leatherneck Classic

The Kansas University men's club bowling team placed fifth out of 38 teams over the weekend at the Leatherneck Classic in Moline, Ill.

Sunday, November 10

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 10

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

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Wiggins, Jayhawks eager for Blue Devils

Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins on Tuesday will play his second game in the United Center, home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Little guy Naadir Tharpe has big role Tuesday

In basketball, as on the big screen, tall men always seem to look down to the little guy to show them the way. By Tom Keegan

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Whistle-stop win: KU women cruise past Eagles in foul-fest

Before starting her postgame news conference, Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson turned to reporters and said what most of them were already thinking: “You guys like that free-throw contest?”

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QB Cozart gives Kansas ‘extra element’

Saturday night, following Kansas' 42-6 loss at Oklahoma State — the Jayhawks’ sixth straight setback this season and 27th consecutive Big 12 defeat — coach Charlie Weis indicated it might be time to lean either toward Montell Cozart or Jake Heaps for most of the snaps at quarterback. By Matt Tait

Kansas women open season with 84-62 rout of ORU

Junior Chelsea Gardner achieved her fifth-career double-double to help Kansas University’s women’s basketball team open it season with an 84-62 victory over Oral Roberts on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Knight recovered from ACL injury in time for KU women's opener

Natalie Knight has accomplished her goal. After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee on Jan. 30, the Kansas University junior guard recovered in time to rejoin the starting lineup for the Jayhawks’ regular-season opener — today’s 2 p.m. game against Oral Roberts at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell

Jayhawk fans wear pride on their walls

A peek inside three of Lawrence's 'KU rooms'

Pat Sullivan is one of those KU fans who wears his Jayhawk pride on his walls — and he’s far from the only one. The Journal-World last week visited Sullivan’s and two other Lawrence fans’ “KU rooms” and received photos from more than a dozen others. By Sara Shepherd

Saturday, November 9

KU swimming loses to Illinois

Kansas University’s swimming and diving team lost to Illinois, 186-114, on Saturday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 9

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 9.

KU volleyball falls to No. 1 Texas, 3-1

Kansas University’s volleyball team kept it close through three sets against defending national champion Texas, but lost, 3-1, on Saturday.

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If openers any indication, Duke will spank KU

If the Opening Night performances of No. 4-ranked Duke and No. 5 Kansas University mean anything — and that, of course, is debatable — the Blue Devils would have to be given the early nod entering Tuesday’s Champions Classic basketball contest in Chicago. By Gary Bedore

OSU great, Heisman winner Sanders part of reunion

What better way to honor Barry Sanders than to run the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. That’s what Sanders did to start the 1987 and 1988 Oklahoma State football seasons. And that’s what Sanders watched Justin Gilbert do to open the Cowboys’ 42-6 rout of Kansas University at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Patmon beats former teammates; Pierson returns from injury

For much of the past few seasons, cornerback Tyler Patmon sat in the Kansas locker room and dealt with the disappointment of another tough loss or a new embarrassing defeat.

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Jayhawks deflated from start of 36-point road loss

OSU's 100-yard kickoff return puts KU in hole for good

Thirteen seconds. That's all it took the Oklahoma State football team to demonstrate that Saturday would belong to the Cowboys and not the Jayhawks, who dropped their 27th consecutive Big 12 game, 42-6, in front of 58,476 fans at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: KU needs Cozart's mobility at QB

The scoreboard didn’t reflect it, but for the first time since Todd Reesing, the little gunslinger from Austin, Texas, set the Kansas University football team on fire, the Jayhawks had a trigger man Saturday who was able to turn a broken play into an exciting one that made a defense that did everything right end up on the wrong end of a big play. By Tom Keegan

Game Balls and Gassers: Oklahoma State

Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers, following Kansas University's 42-6 loss at Oklahoma State ...

Ex-Jayhawk Tyler Patmon starts for OSU

A year ago, cornerback Tyler Patmon was preparing to start at nickelback for Kansas University’s football team at Texas Tech. Today, he’s in line to play against Kansas. By Matt Tait

Tale of the tape: KU vs. Oklahoma State

A unit-by-unit look at today's football match-up between Kansas University and Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait

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Back on top: Kicker Doherty plans to make most of second chance

Ron Doherty returns to the top of the depth chart just in time for the match-up with Oklahoma State, 3 p.m. today at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 8

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 8.

Friday, November 8

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Opinion: Whistle-happy refs put stamp on KU opener

Whistle while you work took on an entirely new meaning Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse, where 16,300 basketball enthusiasts vacated the building grumbling variations of “Rock Chalk, Foul Hawk!" following KU's 80-63 victory over Louisiana Monroe. By Tom Keegan

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Ugly No. 700: Jayhawks top Louisiana Monroe 80-63 for 700th victory in Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas University’s 700th victory in Allen Fieldhouse will go down in history as ... a game in which the Jayhawks nudged Louisiana at Monroe, 80-63, despite using their third- and fourth-team point guards most of the first half. By Gary Bedore

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Men's basketball notebook: Bill Self calls Andrew Wiggins 'efficient' in collegiate debut

The first game of Andrew Wiggins’ Kansas University basketball career could best be described as “efficient,” coach Bill Self said on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse following his team's 80-63 victory over Louisiana Monroe. By Gary Bedore

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ULM coach laments missed layups

ULM coach Keith Richard’s biggest frustration after his team’s 80-63 loss against Kansas University on Friday wasn’t his team’s shot quality. Instead, it was his team’s accuracy.

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Freshman guard Mason brings determination, preparation to spot start

Kansas University freshman point guard Frank Mason will be asked to lead the Jayhawks on the court in their season opener tonight against Louisiana at Monroe. Mason, starting in place of suspended junior Naadir Tharpe, says he’s been “confident from Day 1.” By Tom Keegan

Opening-night victory would be 700th in Allen Fieldhouse

A victory over Louisiana at Monroe tonight would be Kansas University’s 700th in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: For Weis, cover-up worse than punt fake

In almost every scandal, the cover-up is worse than the crime. For Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, it’s with Fake-gate that he keeps digging himself a deeper hole. He did it again Tuesday at his always-entertaining weekly presser. Column by Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 7

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Nov. 7.

Thursday, November 7

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KU football players reunited on Baker coaching staff

The 1995 and 2007 Kansas University football teams often are argued as two of the best in school history. One place where that debate comes up is just a short drive from Lawrence, at Baker University. Former KU football players Jason Thoren, Tony Blevins and Caleb Blakesley coach the defense of the NAIA’s sixth-ranked Wildcats. By Chris Duderstadt

Brannen Greene OK after getting hit in abdomen at practice

Player undergoes tests at hospital; coach 'anticipates he'll play' in opener Friday night

Brannen Greene was checked out at the hospital after getting hit in the lower abdomen at practice Thursday. He's fine.

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Champions Classic extended through 2016

The Champions Classic — a neutral-site college basketball doubleheader featuring four of the top programs in the country — has been renewed three more years through 2016, Kansas Athletics and ESPN announced Thursday.

Ex-KU assistant Dooley, Dunk City trying to repeat magic

The reminder of last season still adorns the front windows of Alico Arena, the gymnasium that Florida Gulf Coast basketball calls home. “Dunk City.” Remember those guys? They’re back.

Kansas soccer season ends at Big 12

The Kansas University soccer team gave up two goals in the first 25 minutes of a Big 12 Championship quarterfinal match against West Virginia and lost, 3-0, Wednesday at Swope Soccer Village.

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Third quarters haunting KU football

Five games into the Big 12 Conference schedule, a trend has developed with the Kansas University football team and the third quarter. In all but one of their five conference losses thus far, the Jayhawks have been victims of backbreaking, momentum-changing plays that turned competitive contests into more comfortable victories for KU’s opponents. By Matt Tait

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Carmichael ready, steady for KU volleyball in 3-0 victory over WVU

Kansas University fifth-year senior volleyball hitter Catherine Carmichael, who started the 2013 season as an important member of the rotation, did not play in five of seven matches from Sept. 20 to Oct. 9. Showing no signs of rust, she’s been more than ready the past six matches — ones in which she’s re-established a prominent role. By Gary Bedore

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KU freshman Frankamp confident on eve of season

Conner Frankamp, the all-time leading scorer in Wichita City League history, didn’t manage a point in his Kansas University exhibition basketball debut against Pittsburg State on Oct. 29 in Allen Fieldhouse. That shaky outing was long forgotten after the 6-foot freshman had eight points in Tuesday’s victory over Fort Hays State. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 6

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Bucs claim McDougald

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday claimed safety Bradley McDougald, a Kansas University product, off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wednesday, November 6

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Opinion: Wiggins’ preseason no cause for alarm

Black sweatsuit, red headphones, the long, tall college student walked slowly across the Wagnon-Parrott Athletic Center parking lot in the cover of darkness Tuesday, destination Jayhawker Towers.

Kansas volleyball on watch list

Kansas University is one of 33 teams on the American Volleyball Coaches Association watch list for first- and second-round hosting.

KU soccer puts 9 on academic team

Kansas University seniors Madi Hillis and Caroline Kastor were named to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team for the third time to highlight a list of nine Jayhawks recognized on the league’s academic list.

Kansas’ Fletcher gets soccer nod

Kansas University junior midfielder Jamie Fletcher was named the Big 12’s Offensive Soccer Player of the Week.

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Kansas football focuses on Final Four finish

With four games remaining in his second season in town, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is more interested in looking ahead to what’s still possible than back at what went wrong. By Matt Tait

Chiefs waive McDougald

The Kansas City Chiefs have activated rookie defensive back Sanders Commings from injured reserve and waived defensive back Bradley McDougald to clear space on their roster. The moves came Tuesday during the Chiefs’ bye week.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 5

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Tuesday, November 5

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Men's basketball notebook: Self says he's not leaning toward red-shirts

Things could change in the next couple days, but as of 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, there were no plans to red-shirt any of Kansas University’s basketball players during the 2013-14 season. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Like so many before him, KU point guard Mason impresses early

It happens nearly every year. A freshman plays a terrific game against a Div. II team in an exhibition and I raise my expectations to the moon, conveniently forgetting that the overmatched opponent might have had something to do with it. By Tom Keegan

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Wiggins wakes up, helps Kansas top Fort Hays State, 92-75 in exhibition finale

Andrew Wiggins-watchers had to wonder what the heck was going on late in the first half as Kansas University’s basketball team built a 22-point lead over Fort Hays State on Tuesday night with the freshman phenom scoring nary a point. By Gary Bedore

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No knockout here: Fort Hays State coach pleased with team's fight

Fort Hays State may have left Allen Fieldhouse with a loss on Tuesday night, but men's basketball coach Mark Johnson was pleased that his team avoided being hit with KU's hay-makers.

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KU football releases 2014 schedule

The Kansas football team will once again end the 2014 regular season against its biggest rival.

Monday, November 4

All-Big 12 soccer taps 3 Jayhawks

Three Kansas University soccer players earned some sort of All-Big 12 honors on Monday.

KU freshman Soucie honored by Big 12

Kansas University freshman middle blocker Tayler Soucie on Monday earned her second Big 12 Rookie of the Week award.

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Tweaks to OL likely for KU

After freeing up his plate by giving offensive-game-planning duties to assistant coaches Ron Powlus and Jeff Blasko, Kansas University head coach Charlie Weis began working more closely with KU’s wide receivers, and, just like that, the wide receivers began playing better on Saturdays. Can the same approach benefit the offensive line? By Matt Tait

Point-guard switch in store for Kansas' second exhibition

Frank Mason — who scored five points with one assist and three turnovers while playing 18 minutes as Naadir Tharpe’s understudy in last Tuesday’s 84-55 opening exhibition rout of Pittsburg State — is slated to start in KU’s exhibition finale against Fort Hays State (7 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse). By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Catching up: Jamari Traylor growing into his role

Jamari Traylor joined Kansas University’s perennial-powerhouse basketball program and in many ways it was as if practices were in English and he spoke a foreign language. He possessed the raw athletic ability, but didn’t have the background to apply those skills with as much purpose as the basketball lifers who surrounded him daily. By Tom Keegan

KU bowling finishes 5th at Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge

The Kansas University men's club bowling team placed fifth out of 15 teams at the two-day Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge in Lawrence last weekend.

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KU's Andrew Wiggins selected to AP preseason All-America team

Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins is one of five selections for the Associated Press preseason All-America team released Monday afternoon.

KU, West Virginia kickoff set for 11 a.m., Nov. 16

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday morning that the Kansas University football match-up with West Virginia on Nov. 16 at Memorial Stadium would start at 11 a.m.

Sunday, November 3

Kansas rowing adds top-10s

Kansas University rowing claimed six more top-10 finishes Sunday for 10 total over the weekend at the Head of the Hooch.

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Kansas S Isaiah Johnson adept pickoff artist

Through eight games of his first season at Kansas University, sophomore safety Isaiah Johnson is tied for the Big 12 Conference lead in interceptions with four. By Matt Tait

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Ted Owens signing draws crowd

The only drawback in rooming with Ted Owens on golf excursions to Scotland and Ireland, Bill Self says, is the 84-year-old former Kansas University basketball coach’s habit of rising before the sun. By Gary Bedore

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Simply better: Hornets put scare into KU women

Sometimes, the game of basketball can be summed up pretty simply. Given the box score, one wouldn’t have needed a calculus class — or even a calculator — to see the main reason for the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s 61-53 exhibition victory over Div. II Emporia State on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 3

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Nov. 3.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 2

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Nov. 2.

KU cross country teams 6th, 7th at Big 12 meet

The Kansas University men’s cross country team finished sixth and the women placed seventh on Saturday at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships.

Kansas swimmers sweep double dual

Kansas University swimmers and divers won 13 of 16 events to defeat Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

KU tennis players advance in Houston Classic

Kansas University’s Claire Dreyer and Dylan Windom advanced to the Round of 16 in the main singles draw of the Cougar Classic on Day 2 of the tournament Saturday.

KU volleyball tops TCU, 3-1

Kansas University’s volleyball team regrouped after a first-set loss and defeated TCU, 3-1, on Saturday.

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KU women face tough foe in ESU

Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson was brutally honest with her team in the locker room following an 85-54 exhibition victory over Pittsburg State on Wednesday. By Jesse Newell

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Former coach Ted Owens recalls KU days in book

Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who recently completed work on his biography, is still entrenched in the working world at the age of 84. By Gary Bedore

Saturday, November 2

Malcolm Brown leads charge for UT

Undefeated in the Big 12, the Texas Longhorns are running hard from the rap that they’re a team stocked full of big, fast, talented five-star recruits. By Tom Keegan

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Opinion: Right now, Jayhawks are their own worst enemy

The Kansas football team lost the game with ill-timed self-destructive plays from the offense and special teams, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.

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Notebook: Kicker Ron Doherty strong off bench; Tony Pierson sits again

Despite a rough first half in which the Kansas University offense once again struggled to put points on the board, the Jayhawks got a late lift from an unlikely place as time ran out on the second quarter.

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Familiar story: KU fades late again in 35-13 loss to Texas

The formula is starting to look the same, but that does not make it any less painful for the Kansas football team. By Matt Tait

Game Balls and Gassers: Texas

Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas' 35-13 loss to Texas on Saturday ...

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ESPN hypes up KU foes, Wiggins

ESPN is hyping ESPN the Magazine’s college preview cover story, which hit stores on Friday, with the angle that Andrew Wiggins will be playing at KU just one season. Notes by Gary Bedore

Kansas’ Jarmoc up for award

Kansas University fifth-year senior Caroline Jarmoc earned one of the final 10 candidate spots to be considered for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball.

KU soccer player on academic team

Kansas University senior soccer forward Caroline Kastor has been named a Capital One Academic All-District selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kastor was named to the second team of the NCAA Div. I’s seventh district for the second consecutive season.

Win puts KU soccer in Big 12 tournament field

Jamie Fletcher’s second goal of the night — with less than 90 seconds left in regulation — lifted Kansas University to a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma and into the Big 12 tournament.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 1

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 1.

Friday, November 1

Charlie Weis: Wait until season’s end to judge

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis was asked earlier this week about the current state of KU football, given the rough first year and the slow start to his second season in charge of the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

Tale of the tape: KU vs. Texas

A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Texas football match-up. By Matt Tait

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The real McCoy: Young Case steps up as Texas’ QB

In Longhorn country, Texas quarterback Case McCoy is and likely always will be known as the younger brother of UT legend Colt McCoy. In Jayhawk country, the younger McCoy is known as someone entirely different. By Matt Tait

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WR Coleman learning on Weis’ watch

It’s called “sticking a route,” and Kansas University receiver Rodriguez Coleman has learned a whole lot more about it in the last few weeks. That’s because KU football coach Charlie Weis has been spending more of his time at practice and in film sessions working with the receivers. By Jesse Newell

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Kansas men ranked fifth in preseason hoops poll

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, which was picked No. 6 in USA Today’s preseason coaches poll, begins the 2013-14 campaign No. 5 in the Associated Press media rankings. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: For shot at upset, KU must run at UT

Scott Vestal, assistant defensive backs coach for a Kansas University football team trying to stop its Big 12 losing streak at 25 Saturday in Austin against Texas, carries no illusions about the enormity of that task. Column by Tom Keegan