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At pep rally, Weis won’t utter B-word

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis didn’t have to use the words “bowl game” to fire up a parking lot full of crimson-and-blue-clad supporters Friday evening at Corinth Square. By Benton Smith

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Ballock continues sharp shooting

Basketball notes. ... Eudora High sophomore guard Mitchell Ballock continues to make a name for himself as one of the country’s top sharpshooters.

Wiggins trade to ’Wolves official

As long rumored and reported, former Kansas University guard Andrew Wiggins will begin his NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Jayhawks turning former liability into strength

During the first few months of Charlie Weis’ initial season back in 2012, the new Kansas University football coach and several of his assistants often stressed the need for improved speed.

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Plano prep Davis commits to A&M

Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10 senior center from Plano (Texas) West High, on Friday orally committed to play at Texas A&M. Davis, who is ranked No. 35 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, also had Kansas University, Arizona, Baylor, Texas and others on his list of schools. By Gary Bedore

Column: Kansas assistant AD Grant helped Tiger, Seals

In his seventh season as the KU football team’s head athletic trainer and his fifth as the university’s director of sports medicine, Murphy Grant and the rest of the Big 12 athletic trainers have pooled their brains and research to find better ways to detect and treat sickle cell anemia, cardiac issues and heat illnesses. By Tom Keegan

Perfect pitch: KU rolls in Rock Chalk Park debut

Friday night marked the first home game in the Kansas women’s soccer program’s history that was played under the lights of Rock Chalk Park, and the Jayhawks shined under them in a 3-1 victory against Wyoming in their season opener. By Chris Duderstadt

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KU football fans asked to vote on opening-game uniforms

Don’t expect Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis to spend any time on his phone texting his vote for which of three uniform combinations the Jayhawks will wear Sept. 6 in their home opener against Southeast Missouri State. By Benton Smith

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At pep rally, Weis won’t utter B-word

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis didn’t have to use the words “bowl game” to fire up a parking lot full of crimson-and-blue-clad supporters Friday evening at Corinth Square. By Benton Smith

Wiggins trade to be announced

The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed today, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly.