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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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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