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Jeff Boschee settles in as college head coach

Former Kansas University combo guard Jeff Boschee is a college head basketball coach at the age of 34. “I’m full of energy,” Boschee said Saturday, asked about his first few days as successor to Robert Corn as head coach at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. By Gary Bedore

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Oklahoma blanks KU tennis

Kansas University tennis was shut out for the second straight match by a Sooner State squad Sunday.

Kansas softball sweeps OSU

On a day when the offense was outhit and the defense committed the only two errors of the game, Kansas University capitalized on a couple of Oklahoma State miscues in the bottom of the ninth inning to pick up a Big 12 softball series sweep with a 2-1, extra-inning victory Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark. By Matt Tait

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Salvage job: KU baseball avoids sweep

Dakota Smith finally changed his fortune when he drilled a fastball over the head of a diving left fielder for a walkoff double, scoring Justin Protacio and providing the heroics for Kansas is it avoided getting swept with a 4-3 baseball victory at Hoglund Ballpark in front of a crowd of 1,178. By Bobby Nightengale

Wiggins to hold 2 p.m. news conference on Monday to announce NBA plans

Andrew Wiggins is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft at a news conference at 2 p.m., Monday.

KU rowing loses Sunflower Showdown

The Kansas University rowing team lost the Sunflower Showdown to Kansas State, 17-6, on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.

KU soccer falls to pro squad in exhibition

Kansas University’s soccer team lost its first spring exhibition match, 3-1, to FC Kansas City, a National Women’s Soccer League professional squad, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

KU track finishes competition at Texas Relays

Kansas University’s women’s track and field team finished its four days of competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with three events on Sunday.

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Column: Kansas football's potential on defense intrigues

If defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and the Kansas University football position coaches can draw maximum effort and attention to detail out of the players, KU should field a competitive defense this coming fall. The blend of talent, experience and depth is the best it’s been in years. Column by Tom Keegan

OU pitchers quiet KU baseball offense

The Kansas University and University of Oklahoma baseball teams feature two of the top offenses in the Big 12 Conference. Their matchup on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark had everything but offense. In a pitcher’s duel, the Jayhawks couldn’t muster any clutch hits in the late innings and dropped their second straight game to the Sooners, 2-1. By Bobby Nightengale

Brickey’s highlights lift KU softball over OSU

Chaley Brickey already had slammed into the dugout fencing while racing down a foul pop-up Saturday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. So getting mobbed by her teammates following a go-ahead, solo home run in the fifth inning just added to the beating she took while helping Kansas University’s softball team defeat Oklahoma State, 4-0. By Benton Smith

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Jeff Boschee settles in as college head coach

Former Kansas University combo guard Jeff Boschee is a college head basketball coach at the age of 34. “I’m full of energy,” Boschee said Saturday, asked about his first few days as successor to Robert Corn as head coach at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 29

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 29.