Stories for July 12, 2015


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Keith Langford makes Pan-Am team

Former Kansas University basketball guard Keith Langford has been named one of 12 players to compete for the United States at the Pan American Games, July 21-25 in Toronto.

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Germany hopes size, defense can disrupt Team USA offense in gold-medal game

When the final buzzer sounded on Sunday, German players and coaches were excited about their 59-49 semifinal win against Brazil. But they knew they still had work to do. Germany will face the United States men’s basketball team in the World University Games gold-medal game, after the Jayhawks beat Russia, 78-68, at 9 p.m Monday (7 a.m. CDT on ESPNU) at Yeomju Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Notebook: Ellis breaks out in USA's semifinal victory

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis opened Sunday’s 78-68 victory over Russia in the World University Games semifinals with a dunk on the first possession, breaking past the defense in transition. Then Ellis missed his next six shots from the field. But his teammates told him to keep attacking. Ellis followed it up with a game-high 23 points on 8-of-21 shooting. By Bobby Nightengale

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One more: Team USA advances to the gold-medal game with 78-68 victory

Motivated by early exits from the NCAA Tournament for the past two seasons, Kansas University junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. wants to lead the Jayhawks to the next level. He's getting an early start this summer. Selden lifted the United States' men’s basketball team to the World University Games’ gold-medal game, drilling a go-ahead three-pointer in an eventual 78-68 victory over Russia on Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU coaches targeted specific type of cornerback

With only a couple of cornerbacks with game experience returning to the roster, the Kansas defense will be counting on at least a couple of newcomers to fill out the depth chart at the one position that routinely faces the most stress from offenses in the Big 12 Conference. By Matt Tait

Column: Bulk of KU’s top 20 football players history

Of the top 21 Kansas University football players in The Keegan Ratings last year, only two possibly will suit up this season. By Tom Keegan