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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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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.

Danny Manning takes over at Wake Forest

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

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.