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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

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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