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Current, former Jayhawks remember Dean Smith as one of college basketball's all-time greats

Reaction to Saturday's passing of legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith has dominated the sports world throughout the day Sunday. And people in Lawrence, where Smith went to school and played basketball for Kansas University coach Phog Allen have joined in the celebration of his life.

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Column: Sadly, Alzheimer's wins again

Dean Smith won 13 ACC tournament-title games, 11 Elite Eight contests, two national-title battles and an Olympic Gold medal. But there is no winning against Alzheimer’s. It’s undefeated. By Tom Keegan

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Self: ‘We just watch’ conference race

Bill Self, who has coached Kansas University’s basketball team to 10 consecutive Big 12 titles, most certainly keeps track of what’s happening day to day in the league. What he doesn’t do is root for — or against — certain teams with eight games yet to be played. By Gary Bedore

KU women’s golf slips past Tulsa

Kansas University senior Minami Levonowich shot a 1-under 71 to tie for individual honors as KU opened its spring women’s golf season with a 292-299 victory over Tulsa on Sunday at the Patriot Golf Course.

KU tennis routs Pacific

Kansas University’s tennis team made short work of Pacific, claiming the doubles point and the first three singles matches to clinch the victory in an eventual 6-1 win Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Pille’s no-no lifts Kansas softball

A walk to the second batter of the game was all that stood between Alicia Pille and run-rule-shortened perfection Sunday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8, 2015

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Current, former Jayhawks remember Dean Smith as one of college basketball's all-time greats

Reaction to Saturday's passing of legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith has dominated the sports world throughout the day Sunday. And people in Lawrence, where Smith went to school and played basketball for Kansas University coach Phog Allen have joined in the celebration of his life.

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Former Jayhawk, UNC coaching legend Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith, the Hall of Fame innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina along with an Olympic gold medal while coaching some of the game's biggest names like Michael Jordan, has died. He was 83.

Morgan first in 3,000 meters

Kansas University’s Jacob Morgan won the invitational 3,000 meters Saturday at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

KU swimming defeats Cyclones

Kansas University’s swim team closed the dual-meet portion of its season with a 169-131, two-day victory over Iowa State on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Kansas tennis tops N.M. State

Kansas University blanked New Mexico State, 4-0, on Saturday in women’s tennis.

Kansas softball takes two wins

Kansas University’s softball team improved to 4-0 with a pair of victories Saturday. The Jayhawks defeated Arkansas, 4-3, and Florida Atlantic, 7-6.