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Evening

West Virginia unwelcoming to Andrew Wiggins, Jayhawks

Fans in the state where Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins played high school basketball booed him and/or chanted “USA, USA” in derision pretty much every time the Canadian sensation touched the ball on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. He didn’t quite get the last laugh, as the Mountaineers beat the Jayhawks, 92-86. By Gary Bedore

Early Morning

KU men wrap up Big 12 regular season at WVU

Maybe more impressive than the Kansas University basketball team's domination at home during the 11-year Bill Self era is KU’s 65-25 record in Big 12 enemy arenas heading into today’s regular-season finale against West Virginia. By Gary Bedore

Stories

Wizards sign Gooden again

Forward Drew Gooden was signed to a second 10-day contract by the Washington Wizards.

KU tennis loses at Tulsa, 6-1

The 33rd-ranked Kansas University tennis team lost to No. 19 Tulsa, 6-1, on Saturday.

KU softball wins pair in Florida

Kansas University sophomore shortstop Chaley Brickey hit her second and third home runs of the weekend in a pair of KU victories Saturday at the Under Armour Showcase.

Kansas baseball rally falls short vs. Stanford

Kansas University’s baseball team fell behind by five runs against Stanford on Saturday and couldn’t complete a comeback in a 5-4 loss.

Bob Huggins: Juwan Staten best PG in country

West Virginia junior point guard Juwan Staten of Dayton, Ohio, sat down with his father last summer to discuss goals for the upcoming season. Staten made becoming a unanimous first-team all-conference pick and Big 12 player of the year honors two of his primary goals. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Joel Embiid to visit specialist in California

Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid was to fly to Los Angeles Sunday and visit a back specialist on Monday morning, coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World after the Jayhawks’ 92-86 loss to West Virginia on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Kansas not so dynamic without freshman duo

Even on a day Andrew Wiggins totaled 41 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and five steals, he needed another superior talent, fellow freshman Joel Embiid, for KU to knock off a hungry West Virginia team that played a terrific game. By Tom Keegan

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West Virginia unwelcoming to Andrew Wiggins, Jayhawks

Fans in the state where Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins played high school basketball booed him and/or chanted “USA, USA” in derision pretty much every time the Canadian sensation touched the ball on Saturday at WVU Coliseum. He didn’t quite get the last laugh, as the Mountaineers beat the Jayhawks, 92-86. By Gary Bedore

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Baylor overwhelms KU women in Big 12 quarterfinal, 81-47

Kansas couldn’t duplicate the magic from its biggest win of the season. The Jayhawks trailed Baylor by just a point at halftime on Jan. 19 before dominating the second half and winning by 16. In the rematch Saturday, the ninth-ranked Lady Bears led by 26 at the break and routed Kansas 81-47 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

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Andrew Wiggins named Wooden Award finalist

Kansas University men's basketball freshman Andrew Wiggins was named to the final John R. Wooden Award Ballot, announced Saturday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPN’s College GameDay.

KU track champs invited to White House

The Kansas University women’s track and field team, which earned the program’s first national title in June at the NCAA Outdoor meet, will be honored by President Barack Obama on Monday at the White House.

KU softball splits twinbill at USF

Sophomore shortstop Chaley Brickey’s first-inning home run started a string of nine straight runs for Kansas University in its eventual 9-3 victory over host South Florida on Friday at the Under Armour Showcase.

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KU men wrap up Big 12 regular season at WVU

Maybe more impressive than the Kansas University basketball team's domination at home during the 11-year Bill Self era is KU’s 65-25 record in Big 12 enemy arenas heading into today’s regular-season finale against West Virginia. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 7

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, March 7.