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Wednesday, April 30

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Five-star prospect Myles Turner picks Texas

Myles Turner, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas, today announced plans to play college basketball at the University of Texas.

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Prep PG Devonte' Graham narrows list to KU and NC State

Devonte' Graham, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, on Wednesday officially narrowed his list of schools to two — Kansas University and North Carolina State.

Kansas baseball routs WSU, 10-3

Jon Hander pitched five two-hit innings and picked up the win as Kansas University’s baseball team beat in-state rivals Wichita State, 10-3, on Tuesday at Eck Stadium.

KU’s Self offers his take on LHS coach firing

As an 11-year member of the Lawrence community with two children who graduated from Free State High, Bill Self follows the fortunes of Lawrence’s two high schools closely. As such, Kansas University’s basketball coach has an opinion on the recent unexpected, unexplained firing of Lawrence High hoops coach Mike Lewis. By Gary Bedore

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Myles Turner expected to choose between KU, Texas today

Myles Turner, Rivals.com’s No. 9-rated player nationally, is expected to commit to, and sign with, either Kansas University or Texas live today on ESPNU. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 29

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, April 29.

Tuesday, April 29

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Despite reports, KU quarterback Jake Heaps still a Jayhawk

Radio reports from Utah and a Tweet from ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy have indicated that Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps is transferring. However, KU coach Charlie Weis, through a KU spokesperson, said that Heaps was at a team meeting early Tuesday evening and was still listed on the KU roster.

KU pitcher Piche’ honored by Big 12 after one-hitter

Kansas University senior pitcher Jordan Piche’ was named the Big 12 Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.

KU honors 2014 scholar athletes of the year

Kansas University football player Gavin Howard and volleyball player Caroline Jarmoc were named winners of the Bob Frederick male and female scholar athletes of the year on Monday at the Senior Celebration and K Ring ceremony in the Student Union.

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KU recruit Myles Turner’s decision day nears

The recruitment of Myles Turner is nearing an end with Kansas University and Texas generally regarded as the leaders for the 6-foot-11 senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas. Rivals.com’s No. 9-rated player nationally is expected to announce for one of those schools — or perhaps close-to-home SMU — at a 3 p.m. Wednesday news conference. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 28

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Monday, April 28.

Monday, April 28

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KU women's golf makes history with NCAA at-large bid

Kansas University’s women’s golfers are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the organization went to a 72-team three-regional format during the 1992-93 school year. By Gary Bedore

KU men’s golf 8th at Big 12

Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna placed 27th to pace the Jayhawks to an eighth-place team finish at the nine-team Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Sunday at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Kansas softball shut out again

Kansas University managed seven hits over five innings, but the punchless Jayhawks softball offense couldn’t score. Again.

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KU women's golfer second in Big 12

Kansas University sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for second, and KU’s team tied for fourth — the Jayhawks’ best-ever Big 12-tournament finish — at the conference championship on Sunday at the University of Texas Golf Club.

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Run GMC wins Jayhawk Invitational

KC Run GMC, the host team of the 2014 Jayhawk Invitational, had some extra motivation in Sunday’s finals of this year’s tournament at New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner. By Gary Bedore

Tharp’s five RBIs drive KU to baseball sweep

Kansas University senior center fielder Tucker Tharp drove in a career-high five runs, and senior right-hander Frank Duncan allowed 13 hits but still picked up his fifth win of the year as KU completed a Big 12 baseball sweep of Baylor with an 8-5 victory Sunday at Baylor Ballpark.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 27

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, April 27.

Sunday, April 27

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Prep standouts show off for KU's Self, others at local AAU tourney

Whether from schools big or small, the coaches who traveled to the 2014 Under Armour Jayhawk Invitational AAU tournament on Friday night all had to be impressed with the play of Diamond Stone, a 6-foot-10, 253-pound junior from Milwaukee’s Dominican High. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

KU’s Stigler wins at Drake Relays

Kansas University junior Michael Stigler earned another title in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at the Drake Relays.

Walkoff sinks KU softball

Baylor’s Linsey Hays hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday to lift the Bears to a 2-1 softball victory over Kansas University.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 26

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, April 26.

KU women’s golf in third at Big 12

Kansas University sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and freshman Pornvipa Sakdee are both in the top 10 as the Jayhawks sit in third place after two rounds of the Big 12 women’s golf championship at the University of Texas Golf Club.

Men’s golf duo top 10 at Big 12

Kansas University sophomore Ben Welle fired a 1-over 73 and KU freshman Chase Hanna carded a 2-over 74 to tie for ninth place after the third round of the Big 12 golf championship Saturday at Whispering Pines.

KU baseball routs BU for coach’s 1,000th victory

The Kansas University baseball team scored six runs on seven hits in the second inning and defeated Baylor, 10-2, on Saturday for KU coach Ritch Price’s 1,000th career victory.

Saturday, April 26

Jayhawks relay sets record at Drake

Kansas University’s 4x200-meter relay team broke a 2-year-old record in the event with a runner-up finish Friday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Baylor ends KU tennis season

Kansas University’s tennis season ended with a 4-0 loss to Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships on Friday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

Kansas men’s golf in seventh

Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna shot rounds of even-par 72 and 4-over 76 and was tied for eighth place after the first day of the Big 12 men’s golf tournament Friday at Whispering Pines.

Jayhawk Kawinpakorn shares lead; women’s golfers in fourth

Kansas University sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 3-under 69 to forge a tie for the lead of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championships on Friday at the University of Texas Golf Club.

KU softball shut out in 7-0 loss to Bears

Two Baylor pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout, and the Bears rapped 10 hits off a pair of Kansas University pitchers in a 7-0 Big 12 softball rout of the Jayhawks on Friday at Getterman Stadium.

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Kansas’ Piché one-hits Baylor

Kansas University senior Jordan Piché surrendered a leadoff hit … and nothing else.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 25

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Friday, April 25.

Friday, April 25

KU freshman golfer Chase Hanna eager for Big 12

Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna — who was a three-time Sunflower League golf champion at Shawnee Mission East and continued his success into last summer when he won both the Kansas Amateur and Kansas Junior Amateur — is ready to see how he fares in the biggest meet of his young college career. By Gary Bedore

Kansas tennis rips ISU at league

Kansas University’s women’s tennis beat Iowa State, 4-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship on Thursday at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

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Kansas basketball signee Oubre jumps to No. 6

Alexander still No. 4 in final ranking

Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander kept his No. 4 national ranking, while Kelly Oubre jumped from 12th to sixth in Rivals.com’s final ratings of the high school recruiting Class of 2014. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 24

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, April 24.

Thursday, April 24

KU track gets Big 12 awards

Kansas University’s Michael Stigler and Sydney Conley were named Big 12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Kansas baseball falls to Missouri State

Kansas University surrendered three runs in the top of the ninth, and the Jayhawks' losing streak hit four games with a 6-5 setback to Missouri State on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas AD Zenger fired up for scholar-athlete speech

If only there were an opponent on the Memorial Stadium field outside, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger would have looked the part of a football coach ready to lead into battle the group of 11 scholar-athletes honored at KU on Wednesday night. By Matt Tait

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KU basketball recruiting target Graham visits NCSU

Devonte Graham, the top remaining uncommitted point guard in the high school recruiting Class of 2014, completed his official recruiting visit to North Carolina State on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 23

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, April 23.

Wednesday, April 23

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Weis: Reveal of KU's starting QB all about timing

Five days after naming sophomore Montell Cozart his starting quarterback for the 2014 season, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis shed some light on why he chose to call off the race at the end of spring drills. By Matt Tait

Strong season pulls KU women's golf closer to NCAAs

Kansas University’s women’s golf team has yet to receive an NCAA Tournament bid since the organization went to its 72-team, three-regional format back in 1992. That figures to change this year with the Jayhawks taking a No. 39 national ranking into the 2014 Big 12 championships, Friday through Sunday at UT Golf Club in Austin, Texas.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 22

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, April 22.

Tuesday, April 22

KU rowers earn CUSA honors

Eleven Kansas University rowers earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for the 2013-14 season.

Kansas Golf Hall of Fame taps ex-KU coach Randall

Former Kansas University golf coach Ross Randall will be one of two inductees into the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame, the Kansas Golf Foundation announced Monday.

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O-South girls star Kopatich switches commitment from KSU to KU

The MVP of Kansas’ Sunflower League is headed to Kansas University on a women’s basketball scholarship. Kylee Kopatich, a 5-foot-10 junior point guard for Olathe South, orally committed to Bonnie Henrickson’s KU program on Sunday and announced the commitment Monday. She initially had committed to Kansas State but made other plans following the removal of Deb Patterson as coach. Basketball recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 21

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

Monday, April 21

Kansas women’s golf takes fifth place

Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for sixth to lead the 39th-ranked Jayhawks to a fifth-place team finish at the Lady Buckeye Golf Invitational on Sunday at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

Homers sink KU baseball, 6-3

Frank Duncan allowed two long balls, and Oklahoma State completed the Big 12 baseball sweep of Kansas University, 6-3.

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Matt Kleinmann takes liking to teaching

Former Kansas basketball center in first year as adjunct architecture prof at KU

Matt Kleinmann is completing his first year as an adjunct professor of architecture at KU. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 20

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, April 20.

Sunday, April 20

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Starting over: Change of scenery, offense seem to suit KU receiver Harwell

Last May, Miami (Ohio) University wide receiver Nick Harwell chose to transfer to Kansas University because the change of scenery offered him a fresh start in a familiar offense. Today, the senior who sat out the 2013-14 season because of transfer rules finds himself starting over. By Matt Tait

KU tennis falls to K-State, 6-1

Kansas State handed Kansas University’s women’s tennis team a 6-1 loss Saturday in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 regular-season finale.

KU golfers 4th at Buckeye

Kansas University’s women’s golf team ended the first day of the Lady Buckeye Invitational in a tie for fourth place, led by sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn’s two-round total of 150 on Saturday.

KU baseball falters late, 5-3

Kansas University’s bullpen allowed four runs over the final two innings of a 5-3 Big 12 baseball loss to 13th-ranked Oklahoma State on Saturday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

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Bill Self to visit Texas prep Turner

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will meet with blue-chip high school prospect Myles Turner today in Texas, several recruiting sites have reported. By Gary Bedore

Kansas softball drops ‘Cure’ game

In the hours leading up to the Kansas University softball team’s series finale with Texas Tech on Saturday, 6-year-old Cooper Smith Buske took the field at Arrocha Ballpark and threw strike after strike as he got ready. By Benton Smith

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Easy, breezy: KU’s Stigler wins 400 hurdles, MOP title at Relays

Confident U.S. Olympic hurdles contender Michael Stigler didn’t let 30 mph wind gusts bother him Saturday during his first-ever race at Rock Chalk Park. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 19

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, April 19.

Saturday, April 19

KU baseball blanked by OSU, 7-0

Oklahoma State broke open a close game with a sixth-run seventh inning and defeated Kansas’ baseball team, 7-0, on Friday night.

KU softball falls to Texas Tech in extras

Kansas University’s softball team was one out away from defeating Texas Tech before the Red Raiders rallied for a victory, 9-7, in nine innings on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

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Olympian-turned-underdog Cantwell victorious in downtown shot put

Christian Cantwell, who placed fourth in the shot put in the 2012 Olympics after winning silver in ‘08, has heard he’s over the hill at the still-young age of 33. “I was reading some stuff leading up to this. Everybody was talking about (Ryan) Whiting and (Reese) Hoffa, this and that, and they never once brought my name up. I was like, ‘Damn, did I drop off the face of the earth?’ It was like they forgot about me or something,” an animated Cantwell said after winning Friday’s downtown Lawrence shot put with a throw of 70 feet, 1 inch. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas signee Alexander earns MVP honors at all-star game

Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander earned most valuable player honors for the West team during Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in New York City.

Friday, April 18

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KU starting pitcher Wes Benjamin done for season

Kansas University's No. 1 starting pitcher Wes Benjamin recently underwent Tommy John surgery, KU baseball head coach Ritch Price announced Friday.

KU swimming adds prep senior

The Kansas University swimming and diving team signed Niwot (Colo.) High senior Hannah Driscoll to a national letter of intent, KU coach Clark Campbell announced Thursday.

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Groundbreaking set for Naismith rules building

Kansas University will conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new 32,000-square-foot DeBruce Center at 11:30 a.m. May 2, at the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse. The event is open to the public.

KU softball drops series opener against Texas Tech, 7-5

Kansas University’s softball team was eager to get back on the field after a nine-day layoff, but opened its series against Texas Tech with a 7-5 loss on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.

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Hammer time: Med school-bound Levy competes as KU thrower while she can

Kansas University sophomore hammer thrower Daina Levy can’t imagine choosing between two of her greatest loves — track and medicine — in the future. By Gary Bedore

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Prep point guard set to begin KU recruiting visit

Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., today begins his official recruiting trip to Kansas University. Recruiting notes by Gary Bedore

Thursday, April 17

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Montell Cozart named KU's starting quarterback for 2014

Thursday morning, KU coach Charlie Weis announced in a press release that the sophomore Montell Cozart's body of work this spring was impressive enough to land him the Jayhawks' starting quarterback job for the 2014 season. By Matt Tait

Three KU women on academic golf team

Kansas University women’s golfers Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Minami Levonowich and Meghan Potee were named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Kansas baseball routs GCU, 7-1

Freshman Jon Hander allowed just one run off five hits over seven innings for his first career win, and Kansas University beat Grand Canyon, 7-1, Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark to split a midweek nonconference baseball series.

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No kidding: KU safety regularly reminds teammates of award

Let it never be suggested that Kansas University safety Isaiah Johnson is taking his reign as the Big 12’s defensive newcomer of the year too seriously. By Matt Tait

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And they're off: Kansas' Vollmer skips Relays-opening heptathlon

Lindsay Vollmer is not competing in the heptathlon at this week’s Kansas Relays. Instead, her coaches have entered her in the high jump, 100 hurdles and possibly a relay. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 16

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

Wednesday, April 16

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Myles Turner to announce college choice on April 30

KU, Texas, SMU, Duke, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M on list

Myles Turner will announce his college choice on April 30. By Gary Bedore

Kansas Relays begins today

Kansas University’s track and field teams will open the 87th annual Kansas Relays today at newly constructed Rock Chalk Park.

KU swimmer nets Big 12 scholar award

Kansas University junior Deanna Marks was named the Big 12 Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.

Big 12 honors Kansas’ Pille

Kansas University ‘s Alicia Pille was named the Big 12 Softball Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

KU baseball falls to Grand Canyon

Three walks, two passed balls and an error in a three-run seventh inning doomed Kansas University to a 5-3 nonconference baseball loss to Grand Canyon on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Zenger: ‘Bonnie will be back’ to lead KU women's basketball

Transfers mount, but AD confident in coach Henrickson

Three of Bonnie Henrickson’s underclassmen have decided not to return to Kansas University next season, but the KU women’s basketball coach will be back for her 11th season, determined to land her first winning conference record in Big 12 play. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 15

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

Tuesday, April 15

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Wiggins honored with 'Mr. Jayhawk' award at postseason banquet

Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins was named winner of the 2014 Danny Manning “Mr. Jayhawk” Award, for contributions on and off the court, at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s postseason awards banquet held before 660 fans at the Lawrence Holiday Inn. By Gary Bedore

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KU football coaches now turn to chemistry

It was not just new faces in helmets and shoulder pads who made their presence felt during the Kansas University football team’s recently completed spring session. By Matt Tait

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Kansas’ Self relishes Tisdale Award

Kansas University’s Bill Self on Monday received the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards in Oklahoma City. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 14

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

Monday, April 14

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Column: Downtown Shot Put should be quite a show

The Downtown Shot Put, an event that has greatly overshadowed the rest of the Kansas Relays the past few springs, will do so more than ever again Friday evening. By Tom Keegan

Kansas track gets 9 wins

Kansas University claimed victories in nine events Friday and Saturday at the Sun Angel Track & Field Classic.

Jayhawks claim rowing victory

Kansas University’s rowing team concluded the regular season with a victory and three second-place finishes Sunday at the Lake Natoma Invite.

TCU tennis upends Kansas

Kansas University’s tennis team won the doubles point, but TCU won five of six singles matches to beat the Jayhawks, 5-2, running Kansas’ losing streak to six straight matches.

KU men’s golf fourth in Iowa

Three Kansas University men’s golfers tied for seventh, and the Jayhawks placed fourth in the team standings after the final round of the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday at Finkbine Golf Course.

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N.H. prep guard Graham plans Kansas visit

Devonte Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior point guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Friday, Brewster coach Jason Smith reported Sunday on Twitter. By Gary Bedore

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Cozart: Offense shows progress

Even if he was disappointed in the way things played out during the first half of Saturday’s spring football game, Kansas University quarterback Montell Cozart was not surprised by the first-team offense’s slow start during the blue team’s 20-10 victory over the second-string white squad at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

Column: Kansas corners stand up, out

The days of Kansas University cornerbacks, short to begin with, shrinking in the rear-view mirrors of tall Big 12 receivers are gone. By Tom Keegan

Gary Woodland settles for 26th-place tie at Masters

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland’s roller-coaster trip to the Masters ended with a 4-over-par 76 on Sunday.

Former KU football player Chris Banks dies

Former Kansas University football player Chris Banks died Wednesday at the age of 41, the Baltimore Sun has reported.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 13

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

Sunday, April 13

KU alum Gary Woodland makes his move at Masters

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland made up significant ground Saturday on “moving day” at the Masters. Woodland jumped 23 spots in the third round and carded an eagle and four birdies while tying the Masters record of 30 on the front nine.

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Column: Second-year QB sure looks like Jayhawks’ starter

The play that killed any suspense for me as to the identity of the Kansas University football team’s quarterback this coming fall came long before Montell Cozart busted a 60-yard run, long before he found the end zone on two short runs. Column by Tom Keegan

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Sophomore bump: Cozart helps rally first-teamers to victory in spring game

Saturday’s Kansas University spring football game, between the first-string blue squad and the best of the rest on the white team, featured more than a few head-scratching moments in front of roughly 8,000 fans at Memorial Stadium. While the blue team rallied for a 20-10 victory after trailing 7-0 at halftime, perhaps the biggest shocker came on the first score of the game. By Matt Tait

KU NFL players return, tell team ‘enough is enough’

Former Kansas University football players and current NFL players Aqib Talib, Anthony Collins and Chris Harris returned to Lawrence for Saturday's spring football game and delivered a message to this year's team: 'Enough is enough.' Spring game notes by Matt Tait

KU baseball splits with TCU

Most college baseball teams send out their No. 3 starting pitcher in the last game of their weekend series. Kansas University senior Frank Duncan isn’t a typical No. 3 starter. Duncan, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, struck out seven and gave up just one run on five hits over 8 1/3 innings to help the Jayhawks avoid being swept by TCU with a 5-1 victory Saturday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 12

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

KU golf in third at Iowa Invite

The Kansas University men’s golf team sits in third place out of 12 teams after the opening two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational on Saturday.

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KU signees help USA squad to victory at Hoops Summit

Kansas University basketball signee Kelly Oubre scored 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished three assists in the United States Junior National Select Team’s 84-73 victory over an international 19-and-under squad at Saturday’s Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore. By Gary Bedore

Saturday, April 12

Kansas product Carolyn Davis signs with Stars

Former Kansas University basketball player Carolyn Davis signed with the San Antonio Stars of the WNBA on Thursday.

KU soccer adds Scot forward

Lois Heuchan, a three-year member of Scotland’s National Teams at the U15-U19 levels and standout from the Scottish Premier League will join Kansas University’s soccer team in the fall.

Jayhawk tennis blanked by Tech

Kansas University’s tennis team suffered its fifth straight loss and third shutout in its last five Big 12 matches on Friday, a 7-0 loss to Texas Tech at the McLeod Tennis Center.

KU rowing puts 38 on CUSA Honor Roll

Kansas University placed 38 rowers on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

KU’s Campbell Big 12 swim coach of year

After leading Kansas University to its highest Big 12 finish in school history, coach Clark Campbell has been named Big 12 Swim Coach of the Year.

Gary Woodland struggles, but makes cut at Masters

Gary Woodland dropped 32 places at the Masters on Friday, but he played well enough to return for the weekend.

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TCU slugs way past Jayhawks

If someone had asked Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price beforehand how his team’s Friday night home game against TCU would go, he would have banked on a low-scoring affair featuring plenty of pitching and defense. By Benton Smith

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Kansas hoops signees reach Summit

The United States Junior National Select Basketball Team will try to snap a two-year losing streak against a collection of international high school players 19 and under during tonight’s Nike Hoops Summit, set for a 6 p.m. tip on ESPN2, in Portland, Ore. By Gary Bedore

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Fans’ fun focus for Weis at KU football spring game

When Kansas University’s football team takes the field at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium for the annual spring game, it will do so with a handful of instructions from coach Charlie Weis and his coaching staff. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 11

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

Friday, April 11

Column: Five intriguing elements of KU football's upcoming spring game

Saturday’s spring football game will give Kansas University fans a chance to see plenty of elements of Charlie Weis’ third Jayhawk team. Column by Matt Tait

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KU basketball notebook: Signees Alexander, Oubre add to awards

Kansas University signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre have been named first-team All-America by USA Today, the paper announced this week. Notes by Gary Bedore

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Column: Todd Reesing recalls career, has hope for KU's new offense

Coaches often downplay the importance of spring football, particularly the spring game, but significant developments do take place during the 15 practices. It was during the spring of 2007 that Todd Reesing beat out Kerry Meier for the Kansas University starting quarterback job, a development that greatly strengthened both ends of the KU passing game. Column by Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 10

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

Thursday, April 10

Self: Embiid would have been focus

Joel Embiid would have been the focal point of Kansas University’s basketball team his sophomore season ... had the 7-footer from Cameroon stuck around for a sophomore season. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 9

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

Wednesday, April 9

Iowa baseball upends Kansas

Seven runs off 14 hits were not enough for Kansas University’s baseball team Wednesday in a 12-7 loss to Iowa.

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Weis reflects on spring progress

With the exception of a week off for spring break in late March, the past five weeks have included a lot of prodding and probing for Kansas University’s football program.

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Column: Joel Embiid top 5? Puh-lease

Every time I hear someone say that Joel Embiid will be a top-five pick in the next NBA Draft, I wonder if I have missed something. By Tom Keegan

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Playing it 'safe': Embiid chooses NBA’s millions

The decision Joel Embiid slept on for three nights — to be a one-and-done player in college — apparently boiled down to a few simple factors. By Gary Bedore

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KU freshman Joel Embiid headed to NBA Draft

Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid, a 7-footer from Cameroon who averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds for KU in 28 games during the 2013-14 season, announced his intention to turn pro at the Allen Fieldhouse media room this afternoon with several coaches and teammates in attendance.

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Column: Watch KU football go as Cozart grows

Charlie Weis hinted Tuesday that the goal for his third Kansas University football team equals the win total of the last three seasons combined (six). That might sound unrealistic, but if one player with exciting raw talent develops at a far faster pace than anyone has a right to expect, six is not only a reasonable goal, but as good a place as any to set the over-under bar. Column by Tom Keegan

Kansas baseball tumbles at Iowa

One bad inning doomed Kansas University to a 5-3 nonconference baseball loss to Iowa on Tuesday at Duane Banks Field

Pille throws gem; KU softball rolls

Alicia Pille came one out away from a perfect game but had to settle for a complete-game, one-hit shutout — her sixth shutout of the season — to spark Kansas University to a 5-0 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday at Missouri 3&2 Complex.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 8

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

Ex-KU golfer Gary Woodland set for Masters

Gary Woodland, the only golfer from Kansas University to win two PGA Tour events, guns for his first major championship beginning Thursday with a scheduled tee time of 8:13 a.m. at Augusta National in the Masters.

Danny Manning takes over at Wake Forest

Wake Forest is hoping Danny Manning can turn around its slumping basketball team. No miracles needed.

Tuesday, April 8

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Joel Embiid to announce future plans at news conference today

Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid will announce his future plans today at a 2 p.m. news conference in Allen Fieldhouse, coach Bill Self said Tuesday night. Sources close to the situation told the Journal-World that, barring some late change of heart, the 7-footer from Cameroon is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. By Gary Bedore

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KU O-linemen quick to connect with new coach

Building chemistry is an important and ongoing exercise for any offensive line, and already this spring, Kansas University’s group is feeding off its rapport with first-year position coach John Reagan. By Matt Tait

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College basketball coaches adapt Jayhawks’ go-to play

The play that resulted in Mario Chalmers’ overtime-inducing three-point basket in Kansas University’s 2008 NCAA title-game victory over Memphis now is referred to as “America’s Play.” ESPN announcer Fran Fraschilla devised that term for KU coach Bill Self’s “Chop” play — one that was featured on Monday in a story at Deadspin.com. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Embiid waits; public wonders

In most cities, “Hello, how are you?” is the most commonly asked question, although it’s really more of a greeting than a question. Nobody listens to the auto-answer. In Lawrence, it ranks a distant second to the runaway winner: “Why hasn’t Joel Embiid announced his decision yet?” The implied, though not stated, finish to that sentence is, “so that I can get on with my life already.” Column by Tom Keegan

Monday, April 7

Lightning ends women’s tourney

The third and final round of the SMU Women’s Golf Invitational Sunday was canceled 45 minutes in Sunday due to lightning in the Dallas area.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 6

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

Sunday, April 6

KU men’s golf finishes 14th

Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 14th at the Irish Creek Collegiate, which concluded Sunday at the Club at Irish Creek.

Kansas tennis falls to Texas

Freshman Morgan Barnhill earned the only victory for Kansas University in its 6-1 Senior Day tennis loss to No. 25 Texas on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Jeff Hawkins resigns as Perry-Lecompton coach

Former Kansas University guard Jeff Hawkins has decided to step down as boys basketball coach at Perry-Lecompton High after four seasons, Hawkins confirmed Sunday night.

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KU 8-21 vs. NCAA finalists

Kansas University has played NCAA Tournament finalist Kentucky 27 times and Connecticut twice. By Gary Bedore

Column: ’Cats, Huskies like cats, dogs

Here’s the beauty of tonight’s matchup for the college basketball national title: It blows to bits every theory about what it takes to make it to the season’s final night. By Tom Keegan

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Frankly better: Duncan pitches KU to Sunflower Showdown series win

Thanks to strong defense, a couple of timely hits and the stellar right arm of starting pitcher Frank Duncan, Kansas University picked up its first baseball-series victory over Kansas State since 2006 after a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Tointon Stadium. By Matt Tait

KU men’s golf in 13th place

Kansas University’s men’s golf team is in 13th after two rounds Saturday at the Irish Creek Collegiate at the Club at Irish Creek.

KU golfer Kawinpakorn tied for seventh

Yupaporn Kawinpakorn struggled early but recorded a pair of birdies on the back nine to shoot a 4-over 76 in the second round of the SMU Golf Invitational on Saturday.

KU women’s track second at Bayou

Kansas University’s women’s track-and-field team placed second and the KU men third at the Battle on the Bayou, which concluded Saturday at Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Kansas softball swept by OU

Kansas University managed just seven hits on the day and was swept by Oklahoma in a Big 12 softball doubleheader on Saturday at Marita Hynes Stadium.

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KU’s Townsend ranked No. 1 assistant

Kansas University’s Kurtis Townsend has been ranked the No. 1 assistant college basketball coach in the country, according to Basketball Times. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 5

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

Saturday, April 5

Kansas baseball gets even with K-State

Though Kansas State loaded the bases three times, the Jayhawks were able to limit most of the damage while their offense responded with 13 hits in a 6-3 Big 12 victory on Saturday afternoon at Tointon Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale

Column: Harwell obvious standout wideout

To watch wide receiver Nick Harwell run is to recall all the words typically used to describe athletes when they’re doing something right: balanced, smooth, precise, efficient, graceful, powerful, tireless. By Tom Keegan

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Fun for all: Campers, players relish KU football clinic

One day a year, Kansas University football players turn in their shoulder pads and intimidating stares and replace them with clothes worthy of the playground and smiles that can change lives. By Matt Tait

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Wildcats light up Jayhawks in baseball rivalry opener, 10-0

Kansas University's Jordan Piche’, who was dominant at the back end of games throughout the 2013 season, was roughed up for five runs and four hits in the bottom of the first against Kansas State on Friday, setting the tone for a 10-0 defeat. By Matt Tait

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KU football notebook: DT McKinney gone from team

Kansas University football officials confirmed Friday that the omission of defensive lineman Ty McKinney from a recent roster was no mistake. McKinney, a senior from Weatherford, Texas, is no longer on the team. Notes by Matt Tait

Distance runner breaks KU track record

Kansas University’s Natalie Becker ran the fastest 5,000-meter race in KU history (16:20.80) on Friday at the Stanford Track and Field Invitational.

KU tennis falls to Baylor

Kansas University tennis lost to Baylor, 5-2, on Friday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas softball one-hit by OU

The Oklahoma softball team limited Kansas University to one hit on Friday, handing the Jayhawks their first Big 12 loss of the season, 9-0 in five innings.

KU women's golfer Kawinpakorn first at SMU Invite

Kansas University’s Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn sits in first place after carding a 71 in the first round of the SMU Invitational on Friday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 4

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, April 4.

Friday, April 4

Former KU football player Christopher Martin sentenced to 3 years of probation for May 2013 robbery

A former four-star defensive end who transferred to Kansas University last year — but left without playing a game after a robbery arrest — was sentenced to three years of probation Friday in Douglas County District Court. Christopher S. Martin, 22, of Oakland, Calif., struggled to speak as he addressed District Judge Paula Martin, taking responsibility for his role in a May 2013 west Lawrence robbery. By Stephen Montemayor

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Wake Forest hires coach Danny Manning from Tulsa

Danny Manning, the former Kansas University standout who spent the past two seasons coaching Tulsa, was hired Friday as Wake Forest’s basketball coach. He’ll be introduced at a news conference next week on campus in Winston-Salem, N.C., a short drive from where Manning grew up.

Column: Senior urgency driving Kansas football this season

Every magic bullet — another new coach, another new quarterback, a blockbuster junior-college recruiting class — wrapped in hope and designed to reverse the sagging fortunes of Kansas University football opens one more wound in the heart of even the most optimistic fan. The cause for hope this year is the most substantial, least flashy of any in recent years. It’s called experience. Column by Tom Keegan

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Analysts: KU-bound duo deserving all-stars

ESPN’s Reggie Rankin proclaimed Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre as “best finishers” of the 24 high schoolers who competed, and others raved about the two future KU players, who took part in Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Game. Notes by Gary Bedore

Shot put returns to downtown

The downtown shot put, a popular event the past three springs, will be back for a fourth with another field loaded with Olympians, the Lawrence Sports Corporation announced Thursday.

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KU football defense aims high

In terms of numbers, Kansas University’s football defense took steps forward in several statistical areas during a 3-9 season last fall. Now the group is gunning for more. By Matt Tait

Thursday, April 3

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Lamaria Cole leaving KU women's basketball program

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday that sophomore guard Lamaria Cole has been released to transfer to another school.

Big 12 honors Kansas’ Vollmer

Kansas University junior Lindsay Vollmer was named Big 12 Female Track & Field athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday.

KU softball rolls over WSU, 10-1

Kansas University scored five runs in the first inning and two more in the second in a 10-1 softball rout of Wichita State on Wednesday at Wilkins Stadium.

KU-bound Oubre hits late FTs in McDonald's game

Kansas University basketball signee Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds as his West high school all-star team edged the East, 105-102, in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game on Wednesday night in the United Center.

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Waiting in the wings: Kansas signee Kelly Oubre says move to Vegas beneficial

Kelly Oubre Jr. had no say in the matter the first time his life was uprooted. The second time was not accompanied by such dramatic circumstances, and he did not question his father’s advice.

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Column: Kansas RB Miller veteran learner

Looking ahead to his third season as a Kansas University football player and not behind at the two that ended with him leaving to address personal problems, Darrian Miller is happy to be back on the team, slipping tackles with the ball tucked under his arm. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 2

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

Wednesday, April 2

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KU recruit Myles Turner keeping options open

Myles Turner has heard the talk that his college choices are down to Kansas University or Texas. Not so, the highly ranked basketball recruit said. Tuesday was Media Day leading up to tonight’s McDonald’s High School All-American Games, and it came as no surprise the cameras and notebooks flocked to the only uncommitted player in the group.

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Column: KU WR Coleman breaking out this spring

Spring football is the season for blossoming and Rodriguez Coleman’s name has popped up so often among coaches and teammates that it’s obvious the junior-to-be wide receiver is catching more eyes now than he did footballs last season. Column by Tom Keegan

Big 12 honors KU softball ace

Kansas University sophomore pitcher Kelsey Kessler was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Late sub saves KU baseball victory over Wichita State

He’s known for his defense, but there might be room in Ryan Pidhaichuk’s bio for late-inning heroics after Kansas University’s 4-2 victory over Wichita State, Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Matt Tait

Manning mulling options

Former Kansas University basketball All-American Danny Manning, currently the head coach at Tulsa, met with Tulsa’s president and athletic director Tuesday afternoon amid reports he is a leading candidate to fill the Wake Forest head coaching vacancy.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 1

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

Tuesday, April 1

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KU signee Cliff Alexander in no rush to go pro

Even before he ceremoniously grabbed an Illinois hat off a table, then dropped it and declared himself a Jayhawk, Cliff Alexander spoke openly about his one-and-done intention to help his family financially. On the same day Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft, the next big thing changed his tune following McDonald’s All-American Games practice Monday morning.

KU football suspends wide receiver Thomas

A Kansas University football player was suspended Monday after a weekend incident involving campus police.