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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

Evening

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

Stories

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.