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Friday, February 28

Cliff Alexander's Chicago Curie High team forfeits all victories

Squad may be allowed to compete in Illinois state tournament

Seven unnamed Curie High players were deemed ineligible on Friday.

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Wiggins one of 10 semifinalists for Naismith Trophy

Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Men's Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 27

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

KU swimmer Miller sets record at Big 12

Kansas University sophomore Chelsie Miller broke a school record in her 200-yard individual medley preliminary and finished third in the finals on Friday at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships.

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Self: Selden shouldn't be overlooked

Wayne Selden doesn’t receive as much acclaim as say, Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s also having a stellar freshman year, according to Kansas University coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Andrew Wiggins the right choice for Big 12 Player of the Year

Even with three games left in the Big 12 season, it’s difficult to imagine anything happening that could prevent Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins from winning the Big 12's Player of the Year award. Column by Tom Keegan

Thursday, February 27

Kansas swimmers set school relay record

Kansas University’s 800-yard freestyle relay team set the school record in the event at the first day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 26

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

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Justin Wesley relishes positive reviews

Kansas University senior basketball power forward Justin Wesley has certainly received local acclaim — from the 10,000 or so individuals who attended showings of the movie “Jayhawkers” Feb. 14-16 in the Lied Center. By Gary Bedore

Gooden available for Wizards after signing deal

Drew Gooden has signed his 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards. The veteran forward and former Kansas University standout joined the Wizards at Wednesday’s practice and will be available for tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors.

Wednesday, February 26

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KU women fall to K-State, 76-68

21-0 first-half hole dooms Jayhawks

A 21-0 deficit during the game's first six minutes proved to be too much for the Kansas University women's basketball team to overcome in a 76-68 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

No. 6-ranked recruit Myles Turner to visit KU for Texas Tech game

Big man recruit Myles Turner will visit Kansas University, Rivals.com reports.

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New KU track at Rock Chalk Park honored with distinct label

Kansas University officials announced Wednesday that the track surface at Rock Chalk Park will be recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as the fifth Class I Certified track on United States soil, and will be one of only 105 in the entire world.

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Jayhawks won't celebrate Big 12 title just yet

Kansas University’s men’s basketball players won’t break out the T-shirts and hats until the day they wrap up the undisputed 2013-14 Big 12 regular-season championship. By Gary Bedore

Big 12 honors 9 Jayhawks in swimming/diving

Nine Kansas University representatives were named to the Swimming and Diving Academic All-Big 12 first- and second-teams, the league announced Tuesday.

KU baseball moves series

Kansas University’s scheduled baseball home opener has been moved away from home, but KU still will be considered the “home” team.

Gooden, Wizards agree on 10-day contract

Drew Gooden has agreed to join the Washington Wizards on a 10-day contract.

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KU women: KSU ‘biggest game of the year’

The Kansas University women’s basketball team has reached the point of the year when every remaining game magically transforms into the Jayhawks’ biggest game of the season. Tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup with Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse might have been that anyway. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, February 25

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 25

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

Notebook: Donation marks start of Fieldhouse Apartments project

Kansas University alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy have donated the lead gift for the financing of Phase One of the Fieldhouse Apartments project at KU, it was announced Monday night. By Gary Bedore

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Decade of dominance: Kansas earns share of 10th straight Big 12 title

Bill Self exited briskly out the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse, hands up, palms extended high, at the conclusion of Kansas University’s historic 83-75 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night. The fans behind the KU bench and in the north student section stuck around after the 11th-year KU coach’s ESPN interview to acknowledge ever-so- briefly one of the great accomplishments in school history — a 10th straight Big 12 regular-season title. By Gary Bedore

Monday, February 24

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Column: Familiar song emanates from Allen Fieldhouse

The lyrics and notes change, but the song remains the same. High school All-Americans around whom their teams revolved come to Kansas University with little clue just how hard they must compete to maintain a winning tradition like few others in sports. By Tom Keegan

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Naadir Tharpe puts pesky Sooners away late

With the outcome of Monday's game hanging in the balance and Oklahoma within striking distance of gutting out its first victory at Allen Fieldhouse since 1993, the littlest guy on the floor slew the Sooners. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 24

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

Kansas pitcher Duncan earns weekly baseball honors

Kansas University pitcher Frank Duncan earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors Monday.

KU baseball wraps up tourney with eight straight victory

Kansas University’s baseball team stayed perfect to start the season with a 9-4 victory over St. Bonaventure on Monday in the final game of the Snowbird Classic.

KU receives gift to begin Phase 1 of Fieldhouse Apartments project

McCarthy family recognized during KU-OU basketball game

Kansas University alumni Kent and Missy McCarthy have donated the lead gift for the financing of Phase 1 of the Fieldhouse Apartments project at KU.

Bernie Parmalee added to KU football staff

The Kansas University football program's overhaul of its coaching staff continued Monday, when KU coach Charlie Weis announced the addition of Bernie Parmalee to the staff as a quality control coach for special teams.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 23

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

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Jayhawks aim to clinch 10th straight Big 12 title tonight

Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe remembers the excitement and enthusiasm, the utter frenzy in Allen Fieldhouse the last time the Jayhawks wrapped up at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season basketball championship at home. This year's squad can claim a share of the league title — their 10th in a row — tonight with a victory against Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

KU golf’s Hanna finishes tied for 19th

Kansas University’s Chase Hanna shot his third-straight round of 1-under-71 to finish tied for 19th place on Sunday at the Desert Intercollegiate.

Kessler, KU softball shut out SIUE

Kansas University sophomore pitcher Kelsey Kessler earned her second victory of the weekend against SIU Edwardsville, 5-0 on Sunday at the Jackson State softball tournament.

Duncan strikes out 14 for KU baseball

Kansas University senior right-hander Frank Duncan struck out a career-high 14 batters as the KU baseball team won its seventh straight game, 11-1 against Mississippi Valley State, on Sunday at the Snowbird Classic.

Ex-KU track standout Clemons claims USA 400m title

Former Kansas University track and field standout Kyle Clemons won gold in the 400 meters on Sunday at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships.

Column: WSU deserves top spot in poll

In the chummy world of college basketball, everybody knows who sits at the cool kids’ table. Wichita State is not welcome at the cool kids’ table and will not be ranked No. 1 when today’s Associated Press college basketball poll is released. Column by Tom Keegan

KU basketball snowbird picks 'Hawks over heatwaves

Retiree Rosalie Gerstner doesn’t head south to escape the blustery Western Kansas winter. She heads east — for Allen Fieldhouse. By Sara Shepherd

Sunday, February 23

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 22

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

Kentucky sweeps KU tennis, 4-0

Kansas University suffered its first tennis loss of the season, 4-0, to Kentucky on Saturday.

Hanna cards 71 again for KU men's golf

Kansas University’s Chase Hanna shot a second-straight 1-under-71 to lead the KU men’s golf team on Saturday in the second round of the Desert Intercollegiate.

KU track teams tune up in Indiana

The Kansas University women’s distance medley relay team ran the third-fastest time in school history as KU track and field athletes competed on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

KU baseball rallies to win, 9-8

Ka’iana Eldredge and Blair Beck had back-to-back clutch hits late to propel Kansas University’s baseball team to a come-from-behind victory over Milwaukee, 9-8, on Saturday at the Snowbird Classic.

Pille throws no-hitter as KU softball splits

Kansas University junior pitcher Alicia Pille recorded the first no-hitter of her career as the Jayhawks split a pair of games on Saturday at the Jackson State softball tournament.

Saturday, February 22

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Notebook: Andrew Wiggins' birthday could mean a Tarik Black punch party

Tarik Black grinned when asked what he’ll give Andrew Wiggins today on Wiggins’ 19th birthday. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Defensive decapitation keys Jayhawks' thumping of Texas

Statisticians have a number for everything else, so why not decapitation execution? Translation: Stop the opposing point guard’s dribble before he gets anywhere near the paint. Cut off the head and the body dies. By Tom Keegan

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Showtime: Kansas runs past Texas on a night filled with highlights

The showdown between the top two teams in the Big 12 Conference turned into showtime for Kansas University’s basketball team on Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks shut down speedy Texas PG in rematch

In the first meeting between Kansas and Texas this season, Longhorns guard Isaiah Taylor looked virtually unstoppable and scored 23 points in pretty much any manner he wanted during a 12-point UT victory in Austin, Texas. In the rematch, Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, the 6-foot-1 freshman from Hayward, Calif., was not as fortunate. By Matt Tait

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KU women lose another close game, 64-61, at Oklahoma

Chelsea Gardner pulled the Kansas University women’s basketball team within two points of Oklahoma with 53 seconds left, but the Jayhawks couldn’t force a stop and lost, 64-61, on Saturday.

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NCAA return slipping away from KU women

Stuck in a season-long holding pattern, hovering around the .500 mark, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team needs a spectacular finish to the season in order to reach the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year. By Benton Smith

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Kansas looks to save face in rematch with Texas

Today, Kansas University’s basketball team can take a huge step toward claiming a 10th-straight Big 12 Conference championship. KU coach Bill Self isn't focused just on that, though: “It’s about playing Texas and playing a team that’s already handled us once. One of the residual effects is that it’s big for the league race, but it’s also just an opportunity for us to try to play better against a team that smacked us around pretty good.” By Gary Bedore

Column: Freshmen duo’s KU stay short, sweet

I hate the one-and-done rule, but with no change on the immediate horizon, maybe it’s time to relish the gifts the rule has bestowed upon Lawrence. After all, one year of watching Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins certainly trumps not getting to watch them at all, doesn’t it? Column by Tom Keegan

KU men’s golf tied for 19th

Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna carded a 1-under-71 to lead the KU men’s golf team on the first day of the Desert Intercollegiate.

KU tennis wins eighth in a row

The Kansas University tennis team defeated Eastern Kentucky, 6-1, on Friday to extend its season-opening victory streak.

KU baseball tops Northwestern in 11

Senior catcher Ka’iana Eldredge hit a two-run single in the 11th inning as Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern, 14-10 in 11 innings, Friday in the Snowbird Classic.

KU softball wins twice

Kansas University’s softball team posted a pair of victories Friday, 4-3 in 10 innings over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, and 9-1 over Southeastern Louisiana in five run-ruled innings at the Jackson State Tournament.

Friday, February 21

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 21

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

Former KU football player pleads guilty to felony robbery

Christopher S. Martin, a 22-year-old former Kansas University football player and one of four men arrested following a May 2013 robbery in west Lawrence, pleaded guilty to felony robbery on Friday after negotiations. By Stephen Montemayor

Column: Kansas guards’ defense subpar

So far this season, Kansas University’s point guards have encountered difficulty preventing several opposing point guards from going where they want to go with the play and from playing at the pace they desire. Column by Tom Keegan

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Embiid set to break KU freshman block mark

One blocked shot against Texas on Saturday would give Kansas University’s Joel Embiid a school freshman record 63 rejections. The 7-footer from Cameroon is primed to pass Californian Eric Chenowith, who will be sitting in the Allen Fieldhouse stands during the 6:30 p.m., game and also will attend Monday’s 8 p.m., home contest against Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, February 20

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20

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

KU football names former Washington coordinator Eric Kiesau as WR coach

Charlie Weis won't be the Kansas University football team's wide receivers coach, after all. Weis announced Thursday the addition of Eric Kiesau, who will coach the Jayhawks' wide receivers.

Wednesday, February 19

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 19

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

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Nickname 'Fish' sticks with KU juco safety Smithson

Forget you ever read or heard the name Anthony Smithson. He doesn’t exist. Just ask him. Smithson, a junior-college transfer in the Kansas University football program’s latest signing class, goes by “Fish.” His grandmother gave him the aquatic alias when he was just an infant, living in Baltimore’s inner city. By Benton Smith

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Self: Jayhawks showed poise late at Texas Tech

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had a good feeling about what was about to transpire as he huddled with his players with 12 seconds left in Tuesday’s 64-63 victory at Texas Tech. “The demeanor was good. I think everyone felt comfortable with what we were trying to do. Certainly, we were fortunate, but it worked out well,” Self said. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 18

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

Tuesday, February 18

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Tubby Smith: Andrew Wiggins negates strong Texas Tech effort

First-year Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith did just about everything a coach could do to set his team up for an upset Tuesday night in United Spirit Arena. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Wayne Selden hits critical three after slow start

Chenowith discusses Embiid's shot-blocking prowess

Kansas University freshman guard Wayne Selden wasn’t lacking in confidence as he went up for a huge three-point shot attempt with 2:34 left and the Jayhawks down by four points to Texas Tech on Tuesday night in United Spirit Arena. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Joel Embiid thrives in return to Kansas lineup

After the bumps and bruises that tend to gain steam through the night settle in, more will be known about just how close freshman Joel Embiid’s long, graceful, athletic body is to a full recovery from knee and back injuries. But he was far enough recovered to play a huge role in Kansas University getting out of a United Spirit Arena with a victory. By Tom Keegan

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New territory: Andrew Wiggins' first game-winner lifts Jayhawks

Kansas University freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins — who has already accomplished superhuman feats in basketball, evidenced by all of his driving and dunking highlights shown on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” this year and last — added a first to his hoops résumé on Tuesday, in the Jayhawks' 64-63 win at Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore

Monday, February 17

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Resurgent Raiders: Tubby Smith has Texas Tech headed up

One victory in Texas Tech’s final six regular-season basketball games would give the Red Raiders six wins in Big 12 conference play for the first time in six seasons. By Gary Bedore

Big 12 honors KU baseball's Hernandez

Kansas University third baseman Aaron Hernandez was named the co-Big 12 Baseball Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Kansas baseball sweeps four-game series with BYU

Kansas University broke open a close game with nine runs over the final three innings and routed Brigham Young, 10-1, on Monday to complete a sweep of a four-game series.

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Kansas defensive back Ronnie Davis fan of rodeo, too

Five starters return to the Kansas University secondary, so Northeastern Oklahoma A&M transfer Ronnie Davis realizes playing time will not be easy to come by next season. By Chris Duderstadt

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Perry Ellis shares Big 12 player of week award

Sophomores Perry Ellis of Kansas and Isaiah Austin of Baylor shared the latest Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor.

Sunday, February 16

KU women’s golf 9th at FSU

Kansas University’s women’s golf team shot a third-round 301 (13-over) to place ninth at the Florida State Matchup on Sunday at Southwood Golf Club.

Kansas tennis rolls over UTA

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team cruised past Texas-Arlington, 4-0, Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center to push its season-opening record to 7-0, tying its best start in 20 years.

DePaul softball rallies past KU

DePaul scored an unearned run in each the sixth and seventh innings to rally past Kansas University, 3-2, in the final game of the College of Charleston Cougar Softball Classic on Sunday.

Joel Embiid practices with Jayhawks

Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid “practiced full speed today,” coach Bill Self was happy to report Sunday. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas’ James Sims left off NFL Combine invite list

Overlooked by those who sent out the invitations to the NFL Combine, which starts Saturday and runs through Feb. 25, James Sims finds himself in the familiar position of having to prove himself without any help from anyone else. By Matt Tait

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Column: Kansas' Perry Ellis strives for perfection on, off court

Show me a straight-A student, a high school valedictorian, and I’ll show you a perfectionist. Perry Ellis is no exception. By Tom Keegan

KU freshman center Embiid practices on Sunday

Joel Embiid practiced full-go on Sunday and should play in Tuesday's game at Texas Tech.

ISU women outlast KU, 72-69

Iowa State women’s basketball team erased Kansas University’s seven-point halftime lead and held off the Jayhawks, 72-69, on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.

KU golf tied for last in Florida

Kansas University’s women’s golf team fell into a tie for last place after the second round of the Florida State Match-Up Tournament on Saturday.

Buchanan leads KU track at ISU

Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan was runner-up with a career-best time in the 3,000 meters on Saturday at the ISU Classic, site of the upcoming Big 12 track and field championships.

KU track’s Dixon PRs again in Arkansas

For the second week in a row, Kansas University senior Diamond Dixon set a new personal best in the 200 meters on Saturday as the KU track and field teams wrapped up their weekend at the Tyson Invitational.

KU baseball walks off, shuts out BYU

Tucker Tharp knocked in a single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning against BYU on Saturday night to give the Kansas University baseball team an 11-10 walk-off victory.

KU softball wins two in S.C.

Kansas University freshman Taylor Dodson drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded single in the top of the eighth inning against College of Charleston on Saturday. Junior Alicia Pille forced a fly out and two strikeouts to close the Jayhawks’ 6-5 victory.

Saturday, February 15

Notebook: White gives it his all in rare minutes

Kansas University sophomore Andrew White III, who hadn’t scored a point since Thanksgiving Day, busted the drought with four points in five minutes in Saturday’s 95-65 victory over TCU in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Sophomore star: Perry Ellis impresses former Jayhawk Brandon Rush

Brandon Rush of the NBA’s Utah Jazz walked out of Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday singing the praises of one of Kansas University’s future pro players. But it wasn't any of KU's highly regarded freshmen. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Jamari Traylor learns from punishment

Backup forward scores career-high 10 points in return

Membership on a team, any team, is a privilege, not a right. Jamari Traylor, Kansas University’s third-year sophomore reserve forward, did something to have that privilege revoked for a game that his teammates lost without him. By Tom Keegan

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TCU coach deals with 30-point loss to Kansas with dry humor

The reality of it was, TCU basketball coach Trent Johnson was not all that upset with his team after a 95-65 loss to No. 7 Kansas University on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Not that you'd know that from listening to a few of Johnson's post-game soundbites following the loss. By Matt Tait

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Natalie Knight rolling as KU women head to ISU

To say Kansas University junior guard Natalie Knight is on a roll would be putting it mildly. By Matt Tait

Bill Self: Wesley ‘terrific’ as Wilt

Kansas University basketball coach/amateur movie critic Bill Self gave a resounding thumbs up to KU senior forward Justin Wesley’s portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the film “Jayhawkers,” which premiered before a full house Friday night in Lied Center. By Gary Bedore

Column: Movie, hate-bill timing divine

What else but divine intervention could explain the accidental, pluperfect timing of the release of “Jayhawkers,” Kevin Willmott’s film centered on the racial climate in Lawrence when Wilt Chamberlain came to town? By Tom Keegan

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Joel Embiid-less KU to face 0-for-Big 12 TCU

Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid, who has started the last 16 games after coming off the bench to open the season, will miss today’s 3 p.m. KU-TCU contest as he continues to rehabilitate his aching knee and back. By Gary Bedore

Kansas baseball tops BYU, 10-4

Having already hit a two-run home run to tie the game in the fifth inning, junior outfielder Connor McKay hit a two-run double in the seventh to spark a six-run rally as Kansas University opened its baseball season Friday with a 10-4 victory over Brigham Young.

KU’s King excels in 800 meters

Kansas University sophomore Rhavean King posted one of the best all-time performances by a Jayhawk in the 800 meters at the Tyson Invitational.

KU tennis wins sixth straight

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team pushed its season-opening run to 6-0 with a 4-3 win over Houston on Friday. The Jayhawks are two wins away from having the best dual season start in Kansas tennis history.

Boonraksasat fires 1-under 71

Kansas University senior Thanuttra Boonraksasat carded a 1-under 71 and finished in the top five Friday after day one of the Florida State Matchup.

Kansas softball splits in tourney

Kansas University’s softball team split a pair of games Friday in the College of Charleston Classic. KU used an eight-run fifth innings to roll past Fordham, 10-1. The Jayhawks then fell to Mississippi, 6-2.

Friday, February 14

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Self: KU center Joel Embiid out vs. TCU

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said after Friday's practice that injured freshman Joel Embiid would not play Saturday at 3 p.m. against TCU at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Jayhawks: Embiid definitely ‘beat up’

Brannen Greene disagrees with those who say some of Kansas University’s first-year players, including center Joel Embiid, have hit the fabled “freshman wall.” By Gary Bedore

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Proposed sub rule may slow pace of college football offenses

A proposed rule change for the 2014 college football season could impact the way Kansas University and others defend the fast-paced offenses that have created havoc during recent seasons. By Matt Tait

Thursday, February 13

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 13

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

Self says Jamari Traylor will play Saturday

Jamari Traylor, who missed the K-State game, will play on Saturday against TCU.

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Self: Decision on Joel Embiid's availability coming Friday

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self said he will likely decide Friday whether freshman center Joel Embiid will play Saturday against TCU. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 12

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

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KU senior Wesley: Decrease in playing time doesn't sour career as Jayhawk

Kansas University power forward Justin Wesley has played just 14 minutes in his senior season, but said he has no regrets about his career as a Jayhawk: “My experience has been great. Of course I wanted the basketball side of it to go a little bit differently. That’s part of life. Some things go your way. Some things don’t. You have to make the best of it. It’s what I’ve done." By Gary Bedore

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Transfer Millweard ready for KU QB battle

Sophomore transfer T.J. Millweard spoke to the media on Wednesday about the upcoming race to be the Kansas University football team's starting quarterback. “We’re all trying to learn from each other, get a little bit better, push each other in the weight room,” Millweard said. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, February 12

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KU women hang on, top TCU, 62-53

The Kansas University women’s basketball team climbed back from a double-digit deficit during the first half and held on to beat TCU, 62-53, on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 11

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

KU women look for strong end to games, season

The last time the Kansas University women’s basketball team faced TCU, the Jayhawks let the game slip away, 52-50, despite holding an 11-point lead with 5:23 to play. As KU coach Bonnie Henrickson and her players prepare for tonight’s 7 p.m. rematch with the Horned Frogs at Allen Fieldhouse, their minds are fixed on holding their focus to the end. By Matt Tait

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KU tough guy Tarik Black aims to share strengths off court, too

For all of his life, senior reserve center Tarik Black was groomed for the role he plays for the seventh-ranked Kansas University basketball team. He’s big brother to younger, even more talented athletes. He knows the view from both sides of that equation. By Tom Keegan

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Self: Injured Embiid shut down for days, at least

Rest and rehab is ahead for Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid for at least the next couple days as the 7-footer recovers from an aching knee and sore back. “He definitely will not practice. The earliest he’d practice is Friday,” KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday night. “We don’t know yet. We’ll see how he feels day to day,” Self added, asked if Embiid would play in Saturday’s 3 p.m., home game against TCU. By Gary Bedore

Poll snub fires up Kansas baseball

It didn’t go unnoticed in the Kansas University baseball locker room when the Big 12 coaches picked the Jayhawks ninth — dead last — in the conference’s 2014 preseason poll. By Benton Smith

Tuesday, February 11

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Coordinator: KU football offense work in progress

New Kansas University offensive coordinator John Reagan has a plan for the KU football offense. “You have to be able to run the football,” Reagan said during his first meeting with the media on Monday. “I think if you’re a much more talented team than everybody else you play, you can wing it all over the field. I don’t think that fits everybody. I don’t think that fits necessarily the mold that we have.” By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Self doesn't want KU players interacting with opposing fans

Bill Self doesn’t want Kansas University’s basketball players interacting with opposing fans during games. By Gary Bedore

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Doomed: Jayhawks lose at K-State in OT

Nobody confused Bramlage Coliseum for “Allen Fieldhouse West” on Monday night. Kansas University’s basketball team, which entered 23-2 in the home of the Kansas State Wildcats, fell to KSU, 85-82, in overtime — a somewhat surprising result since the Jayhawks pounded the Cats by 26 points earlier this year in Lawrence. By Gary Bedore

Monday, February 10

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Column: Savvy Wildcats survive furious Kansas rally

Down nine points Monday night in Bramlage Coliseum, 19 fewer seconds remained than when the Kansas University basketball program faced the same deficit and staged its greatest comeback ever in San Antonio six years ago. In a remarkable flurry spurred by reserve Brannen Greene, KU forced an overtime again, but lost this time, 83-79. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 10

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

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Wildcats beat Kansas for first time since 2011

The last time former Kansas State Wildcat Jordan Henriquez felt this much joy inside Bramlage Coliseum was Valentine's Day 2011, when his KSU team knocked off Kansas University for the lone victory of his career against the Jayhawks. The big man was courtside Monday for the Wildcats' first win over the Jayhawks since then. By Matt Tait

Bill Self weighs in on hot button sports topics

During Monday's Big 12 media teleconference, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self was asked about interactions between fans and players, as well as Missouri football star Michael Sam announcing he is gay. By Gary Bedore

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Charlie Weis shifts responsibilities on KU coaching staff

An adjustment has been made in staff responsibilities within the Kansas football program, effective immediately. Rob Ianello will move to a new position as Director of Research. Reggie Mitchell will add the title of Recruiting Coordinator. Head coach Charlie Weis will take over the wide receiver position.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 9

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

KU softball takes 1-0 victory

Kansas University sophomore Kelsey Kessler threw a complete-game four-hitter and struck out a KU-record and career-best 15 in a 1-0 Kansas University softball victory over Chattanooga on Sunday in the UCF Knights Invitational.

Sunday, February 9

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’Cats fondly recall ’08 win over KU

Kansas State freshman basketball standout Marcus Foster has studied the picture of Michael Beasley dancing on the Bramlage Coliseum scorer’s table after the Wildcats’ 2008 home victory over rival Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Oklahoma defeats Kansas women, 81-71

Jayhawks lose second straight game

Career afternoons from guards Natalie Knight and Markisha Hawkins couldn't get Kansas University's women's basketball team a victory over Oklahoma on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8

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

Kansas softball twinbill canceled

The Kansas University softball team’s doubleheader against LIU Brooklyn and Fordham on Saturday at the UCF Knights Invitational was canceled because of stormy weather.

KU swimming falls in ISU dual

Kansas University’s swimming and diving team lost its two-day dual meet to Iowa State, 161.5-138.5.

Track relay team sets KU record

The Kansas University women’s 4x800-meter relay team broke a 34-year school record with its first-place finish at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at the Armory Track and Field Center.

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KU women push on after tough losses

Hovering around the .500 mark most of the season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team really needed the boost of another Top-25 victory this week. “It was just disappointing,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said after the Jayhawks lost by two at No. 12 Oklahoma State. “But we’ve got to hold on from a confidence standpoint and use the things we did well.” By Benton Smith

Saturday, February 8

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Notebook: Joel Embiid 'all right' after landing funny

Kansas center Joel Embiid tweaked his back in the closing moments of the Jayhawks' Saturday win over West Virginia, but he is "all right." By Gary Bedore

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Andrew Wiggins more aggressive after talk with prep coach

KU freshman scores 19 in victory over West Virginia

Andrew Wiggins' prep coach Rob Fulford was able to witness a pair of vicious dunks from the 6-foot-8, 200-pound freshman, who at times has been a bit tentative in finishing around the goal. The explosive young forward helped Kansas beat West Virginia, 83-69. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Kansas depth too much for talented WVU to overcome

The Mountaineers had so much going for them, but it never felt as if they had a realistic shot because Kansas has so many players to turn to when things aren’t working out for a few of the starters. By Tom Keegan

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Mountaineers appreciate road support in tough loss at KU

Despite the 14-point final deficit and Bob Huggins' obvious disappointment that followed, Saturday seemed like a pretty good day for West Virginia basketball. Sure, the Mountaineers lost to first-place Kansas University, 83-69, but they played the Jayhawks tough throughout both halves. By Matt Tait

KU to honor 1974 Final Four team during WVU game

Kansas University’s 1973-74 Final Four team will be honored during a first-half timeout at today’s KU-West Virginia basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Mountaineers aiming for fearless attitude at Allen Fieldhouse

Bob Huggins — whose West Virginia Mountaineers have won three of five road games in Big 12 Conference play this season and 28 league road battles in his seven seasons at his alma mater — won’t be dwelling on historic Allen Fieldhouse in his pregame preparation today. By Gary Bedore

KU swimmers lead at Iowa State

Senior Morgan Sharp finished first by six-hundredths of a second in the 200-yard freestyle Friday, helping Kansas University’s swim team to a one-point advantage (75.5-74.5) heading into day two of competition against Iowa State.

KU softball opens with two losses

Sophomore Kelsey Kessler and the Kansas University softball team fell on the short end of a pitchers’ duel, as the Jayhawks dropped a 1-0 decision in their season opener to host Central Florida on Friday in the UCF Knights Invitational.

KU sprinter Dixon sets 500 record

Kansas University senior sprinter Diamond Dixon posted one of the fastest 500-meter times ever by a collegian as she claimed an easy victory in the event Friday night inside The Armory Track & Field Center. Eleven other Jayhawks turned in personal record performances as both the men’s and women’s squads wrapped up a solid first day at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.

Kansas tennis edges Colorado for 3-0 start

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated former Big 12 foe Colorado, 4-2, on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center as KU raised its record to 3-0.

Friday, February 7

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 7

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

Column: Traevohn Wrench could be best prospect in KU's signing class

RB has the makings of a special player

The highlights shown of Gardner-Edgerton running back Traevohn Wrench during Charlie Weis’ hour-long news conference to discuss the recruiting class of 2014 screamed “superstar in the making.” By Tom Keegan

Thursday, February 6

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Charlie Weis’ latest recruiting class shows shift

The piles of snow around Lawrence might have delayed Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis from discussing his latest recruiting class with the media, but they did nothing to cool off Weis’ excitement about the 25-member class. By Matt Tait

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Justin Wesley: Movie role just for ‘fun’

Kansas University senior basketball forward Justin Wesley will not be scouring any of the trade magazines for possible reviews of his portrayal of legend Wilt Chamberlain in the movie “Jayhawkers.” By Gary Bedore

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Kaws' cause: Perry-Lecompton supports ailing teammate

Zach Linquist has made a habit out of striking out hitters and fighting for rebounds as a baseball and basketball player at Perry-Lecompton High, but on Oct. 2 he met an unfamiliar and more challenging opponent. By Chris Duderstadt

Chalmers fined for flopping

Mario Chalmers’ travails with the NBA’s league office continue. Already on notice that his next flagrant foul will result in a suspension, the Miami Heat point guard on Thursday was cited for his second flopping violation of the season, which resulted in a $5,000 fine.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 6

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

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 5

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

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National signing day a smooth affair for KU football

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis put the finishing touches on KU’s 2014 recruiting class Wednesday when he received 20 letters of intent in the first several hours of national signing day. Things went so smoothly for the Jayhawks that all letters were signed, faxed and received by just after noon, leaving very little reason to worry that anything would go awry. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, February 5

Ex-KU pitcher Walrond hired by Red Sox

Former Kansas University left-hander Les Walrond has been hired to work for the Boston Red Sox in the organization’s professional scouting department.

Pole vaulter wins KU's third straight Big 12 weekly award

Kansas University senior pole vaulter Natalia Bartnovskaya earned the KU women’s track and field team’s third-straight Big 12 Athlete of the Week award, the conference announced Wednesday.

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Amid talk of NBA prospects, KU's Tarik Black gets NFL attention

An imposing 6-foot-9, 260-pounder who likes to rebound, but also possesses a soft shooting touch around the rim, Tarik Black figures to make some money next season playing basketball in Europe, if not the NBA. “If I was him, I’d try out for an NFL team, though,” KU coach Bill Self said Wednesday on his weekly “Hawk Talk” radio show. By Gary Bedore

Column: Vets key to KU’s tourney success

In many ways, the most significant development to come out of the Kansas University basketball team’s 69-52 victory Tuesday at Baylor involved the strong play of non-freshmen. Looking ahead to the NCAA Tournament, KU’s heavy reliance on freshmen makes forecasting its postseason prospects a little shaky. Column by Tom Keegan

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KU women fall short in upset bid at No. 12 OSU

Kansas University senior guard CeCe Harper missed a last-seconds layup to tie the game against Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena, giving the No. 12 Cowgirls a 76-74 victory over the Jayhawks.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 4

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

Tuesday, February 4

Seventy magic number for KU women

In Bonnie Henrickson’s perfect world, the coach’s Kansas University women’s basketball team would always score at least 70 points and always win. In the reality of the 2013-14 season, the Jayhawks have lost every time they failed to reach 70 and too often have found themselves in the 50-point range, or worse. Of KU’s 11 losses this season, they didn’t even crack 60 points 10 times, and on one such occasion they didn’t get to 50.

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KU football recruiting class to #PlayforDre

A year after the “Dream Team 2013” hashtag dominated recruiting talk about the Jayhawks, several members of KU’s latest class have followed suit and created a hashtag for the 2014 version. By Matt Tait

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Column: Andrew Wiggins' half-court three ends slump

When a player arrives in college basketball lugging outrageous expectations and doesn’t hide his intention to stay just one year, it’s as if every game counts as 10. Do the math and that calculates to Andrew Wiggins being seconds from a 15-game slump when he stole a pass under the hoop, took a few dribbles and buried a half-court shot to beat the buzzer and the slump. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas defense slows down Heslip, Baylor offense

Baylor’s Brady Heslip hit four threes in eight tries the first half, then missed his only two attempts the final half of BU’s 69-52 loss to Kansas University on Tuesday in Ferrell Center. By Gary Bedore

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Reinvigorated Naadir Tharpe punishes Baylor

Kansas wins, 69-52, behind point guard's big shots

KU junior point guard Naadir Tharpe exploded for 22 points off 9-of-13 shooting (4-of-6 from three) with four assists against two turnovers, plus five rebounds, just a few hours after receiving an earful from his head coach at shoot-around. By Gary Bedore

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Notebook: Joel Embiid 'not thinking' about NBA right now

Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid caused quite a stir on Tuesday when he told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman he was strongly considering returning to school for his sophomore season. By Gary Bedore

Column: Wiggins, Jayhawks not likely to repeat UT dud

The poor Baylor Bears. They have caught the Kansas University basketball team at the absolute worst time. Coming off a road loss to Texas and sick and tired of hearing about the shellacking they took in Waco last March, the Jayhawks shouldn’t have any trouble playing at their best. Column by Tom Keegan

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Don’t panic: Self steadies ship after loss as KU preps for Baylor

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self gave his Jayhawks a bit of a pep talk this week following their first loss in Big 12 Conference play. Today, the Jayhawks continue their quest for a 10th-straight league title as they head to Waco, Texas, where Baylor awaits following a surprising victory at Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore

Monday, February 3

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 3

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

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KU football picks up commitment from one of top prospects in Dallas

A little more than 24 hours before the arrival of signing day, the Kansas University football program got some huge news when Dallas Carter High athlete Corey Avery orally committed to the Jayhawks on live television in his hometown.

Sunday, February 2

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KU’s Naadir Tharpe stews over loss on bench

Kansas University starting point guard Naadir Tharpe had plenty of time to reflect on his performance as he sat the final 9 minutes, 42 seconds of Saturday’s 81-69 loss to Texas in Austin. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Seattle QB evokes Reesing

The question might seem crazy to some, probably most, but I couldn’t purge it from my thoughts: Had he been given a shot, could that have been Todd Reesing leading his team to a Super Bowl victory? By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 1

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

KU swimming splits double dual

Kansas University’s swimming and diving team beat Vanderbilt, 163-130, and fell to Arkansas, 207-91, in a double-dual on Saturday at the Arkansas Natatorium.

Saturday, February 1

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Demarcus Holland, Longhorns stymie Andrew Wiggins

The most misleading number on the box score of Saturday’s 81-69 Texas victory against Kansas University revealed the point total for Longhorns guard Demarcus Holland, a 6-foot-2 sophomore. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Jayhawks 'didn't compete' in loss at Texas

Wayne Selden did his best to offer an explanation for Kansas University’s double-digit loss to Texas on Saturday afternoon in Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Longhorns now in hunt for Big 12 title

A young, hungry, cohesive Texas basketball team stormed out of the enormous Big 12 shadow cast by Kansas and there went the Longhorns’ anonymity. By whipping the Jayhawks, 81-69, Saturday in the aging Erwin Center, the ’Horns tore the veil off of their secret: They’re a very good basketball team, a bona fide contender for the Big 12 title. By Tom Keegan

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Unbeaten no more: Texas hands Kansas first Big 12 loss

Those who like drama during the course of the conference season have to be happy Texas’ basketball team crushed Kansas University, 81-69, on Saturday in Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore

Gardner scores career-high 34 points as KU women beat Texas Tech

Kansas University junior forward Chelsea Gardner set a career high 34 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the KU women's basketball team over Texas Tech, 70-62, on Saturday at United Spirit Arena.

Hot-and-cold KU women seek focus

After dropping three games to open Big 12 Conference play but responding with an upset of No. 7 Baylor and a near-upset of No. 8 Oklahoma State, the first half of the conference schedule was a bit of a wild ride for the Kansas University women’s basketball team. By Matt Tait

Column: ’Horns will be fired up for KU

The ’Horns are coming off of three consecutive victories against ranked opponents, a school first. With a fourth in a row against Kansas today in the Erwin Center, third-place Texas would draw within a game of the first-place Jayhawks. By Tom Keegan

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Young, overachieving UT awaits KU

Texas, which had some stellar basketball teams during Rick Barnes’ first 15 years at the Lone Star State school, was expected to be in all-out rebuilding mode for the 2013-14 season. By Gary Bedore