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Power source: Self seeks energy off bench from Diallo

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self envisions an epic Allen Fieldhouse roar when Cheick Diallo enters tonight’s KU-Loyola game. It’s time for the long-awaited collegiate debut of the 6-foot-9 Mali freshman, who missed two exhibitions and the first five regular-season contests as he awaited clearance by the NCAA Eligibility Center. By Gary Bedore

Afternoon

Wayne Selden Jr. shares Big 12 Player of Week honors

Wayne Selden Jr., co-MVP of the Maui Invitational, earned another co-honor Monday, with the announcement of the Big 12 Player of the Week.

Early Morning

Grateful hosts: Jayhawks happy to be at Horejsi

Seated in front of a TV screen in the Naismith Room of Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University’s volleyball players cheered wildly Sunday night when it was revealed on ESPNU that the Jayhawks would be hosting a first-round NCAA Tournament match against Furman at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in cozy Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

Stories

Former Jayhawk Robben dies

Roger Robben, a former Kansas University fullback who played for football coach Glen Mason from 1989-91, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning after returning home from a run.

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KU’s Bechard named top Big 12 coach

Kansas University’s volleyball team topped off the best season in program history with six postseason Big 12 honors, including head coach Ray Bechard being named coach of the year and sophomore Ainise Havili being selected as setter of the year.

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Tom Keegan: Addition of Diallo makes this Self’s best

We never will know what shape last season would have taken for the Kansas University basketball team had Devonté Graham not missed six consecutive games from the middle of December through the first week of January with an injury. By Tom Keegan

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Power source: Self seeks energy off bench from Diallo

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self envisions an epic Allen Fieldhouse roar when Cheick Diallo enters tonight’s KU-Loyola game. It’s time for the long-awaited collegiate debut of the 6-foot-9 Mali freshman, who missed two exhibitions and the first five regular-season contests as he awaited clearance by the NCAA Eligibility Center. By Gary Bedore

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Wayne Selden Jr. shares Big 12 Player of Week honors

Wayne Selden Jr., co-MVP of the Maui Invitational, earned another co-honor Monday, with the announcement of the Big 12 Player of the Week.

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Grateful hosts: Jayhawks happy to be at Horejsi

Seated in front of a TV screen in the Naismith Room of Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University’s volleyball players cheered wildly Sunday night when it was revealed on ESPNU that the Jayhawks would be hosting a first-round NCAA Tournament match against Furman at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in cozy Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

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One-win Greyhounds to visit KU

Loyola University Maryland will bring a 1-5 record to town for Tuesday’s 7 p.m. game against Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: ‘Dock’ proof Kansas volleyball for real

Sometimes college coaches really do tell the truth when recruiting athletes. Kansas University senior volleyball player Tiana “Dock” Dockery can attest to that. By Tom Keegan

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KU football sets futility standard

Jayhawks rare Power 5 school to go winless

Kansas University’s football team made the wrong kind of history Saturday with its 45-14 loss to Kansas State cementing the first winless season in Big 12 history. By Matt Tait