Stories for April 6, 2014


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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


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.