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KU to remove track from Memorial Stadium

Construction set to begin Tuesday

Removal of the track that surrounds the playing surface at Memorial Stadium is set to begin Tuesday. The process, as first reported by the Journal-World on Friday, is expected to take six weeks and will be finished before the 2014 Kansas football season. By Matt Tait

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KU to remove track from Memorial Stadium

Construction set to begin Tuesday

Removal of the track that surrounds the playing surface at Memorial Stadium is set to begin Tuesday. The process, as first reported by the Journal-World on Friday, is expected to take six weeks and will be finished before the 2014 Kansas football season. By Matt Tait

Former Kansas center Joel Embiid has successful foot surgery in California

Joel Embiid had surgery on his right foot on Friday in Los Angeles.

KU puts 50 on rookie academic team

Fifty Kansas University student-athletes who recently completed their freshman year were among 455 athletes named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team on Thursday.

Japanese golfers sweep Woodland golf titles

As former Kansas University golf star Gary Woodland continues his quest to become one of the top players in the world, the Topeka native has made sure not to forget about the generation of young golfers hoping to follow in his golf shoes. By Matt Tait

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Joel Embiid's injury could prove costly

Joel Embiid, who missed the 2014 NCAA Tournament because of a stress fracture in his back, today will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot. News of the foot fracture shook the NBA on Thursday, just seven days before the 2014 Draft in Brooklyn, New York — a draft in which the 7-foot former Kansas University center was expected to be selected No. 1 overall. By Gary Bedore

Column: Embiid’s foot injury complicates NBA Draft

As long as the goal is set exactly 10 feet off the floor — just like back in good, old Hickory — basketball coaches and team executives will always see the value, and hear the siren song, of having players able to visit that lofty area with ease.