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Thursday, March 31

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Solid ’backing: Bradford took time off for family, now he’s back coaching

An only child, new Kansas University linebackers coach Todd Bradford felt needed at home by both parents, the cancer patient and the caretaker, so he put his career on hold.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 31, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 31, 2016.

Kansas vaulters soar at Texas

A career-best from pole vaulter Nick Meyer in his first outing of the outdoor season highlighted a solid afternoon from the Kansas track and field team at the Texas Relays Thursday. Meyer turned in an NCAA top-10 clearance en route to the top-collegiate finish in the event.

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Bill Self named AP Coach of the Year

Bill Self, who this past season directed Kansas University to its 12th-straight Big 12 championship, the league postseason tourney title for the seventh time (in 13 tries) and a spot in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, on Thursday was named Associated Press national coach of the year.

Kansas baseball rips Benedictine

Michael Tinsley went 4-for-4 and drove in five runs, and Kansas University’s baseball team belted Benedictine, 19-7, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 30, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 30, 2016

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Jayhawks' Greene declares for NBA Draft

KU guard's father: NBA feedback seems 'promising'

Brannen Greene, a 49 percent three-point marksman (31 of 63) in limited duty his junior season at Kansas University, on Wednesday said he would forgo his senior campaign to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Miller moving from CB to safety

Whether it was Biletnikoff Award winner Corey Coleman of Baylor, TCU monster Josh Doctson or Oklahoma standout Sterling Shepard, Kansas University freshman Tyrone Miller lined up against some of the best wide receivers in the country during his first season of college football.

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Jayhawks will have new look next year

Returning KU players hope to carry over culture

As March comes to a close, and the Jayhawks, the top overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, watch from afar while four other programs battle for a national championship, no one — not even Bill Self — knows exactly what the Kansas University basketball roster will look like next fall.

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KU target Jackson excels in McDonald’s game

Kansas University recruiting target Josh Jackson scored 19 points and earned co-MVP honors with future Duke player Frank Jackson as the West all-stars beat the East, 114-107, at Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-America game in United Center.

Wednesday, March 30

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Brannen Greene latest Jayhawk to turn pro

3-point marksman plans to hire agent, enter draft

Brannen Greene’s three-year Kansas basketball career, filled with three-point marksmanship and trips in and out of coach Bill Self’s doghouse, came to a close Wednesday afternoon with the junior guard announcing he’ll declare for the NBA Draft.

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Jayhawks participate in student managers' version of Final Four

Kansas and Michigan State are participating in the Final Four after all, albeit on a much smaller scale than expected.

Kansas softball falls in extra innings

Kansas softball played into extra innings to decide the outcome, only this time found themselves on the losing end, as Wichita State surged past the Jayhawks, 6-1, on Tuesday evening at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

Jayhawks edge Missouri State

Kansas baseball scratched out a pair of runs and got eight innings of shutout pitching to defeat Missouri State Wednesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

Valentine, Hield lead AP All-America; Kansas’ Perry Ellis named to second team

Whenever talk of the best college basketball player this season came up so did two names: Denzel Valentine of Michigan State and Buddy Hield of Oklahoma.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 29, 2016

How former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 29, 2016.

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Tom Keegan: Selden parting means Jackson good fit

Wayne Selden Jr.’s decision to enter his name in the NBA Draft and hire an agent means that Kansas University must replace a starting wing in Selden and a go-to scorer in Perry Ellis.

Tuesday, March 29

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Perry Ellis named second-team All-American by AP

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis’ productive final season with the Jayhawks garnered him second-team All-America status from the Associated Press.

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Wayne Selden Jr. declares for NBA Draft

KU junior to hire agent, turn pro

After three seasons, Wayne Selden Jr.’s days of playing for the Kansas Jayhawks are through. The junior guard announced through a press release Tuesday afternoon he will forgo a fourth and final season at KU in order to enter the NBA Draft.

Pitt officially names Stallings coach

Kevin Stallings spent 17 years at Vanderbilt, making the Commodores consistently competitive at a place where success had only been sporadic. Yet the itch for a new challenge kept at bay for the better part of a decade kept nagging at him.

Once recruited by Stanford, Haase hired to coach Stanford

More than a decade ago, when Jerod Haase had just bought his own home in Kansas, his mother sent a truckload of his most precious belongings from where he grew up in Northern California.

Monday, March 28

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 28, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 28, 2016

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Tom Keegan: All eligible players should test NBA waters

Any college basketball player with even a remote chance of earning an invitation to the NBA pre-draft combine would be a fool to do anything other than precisely what Cheick Diallo did Monday.

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Hurting Kansas players hurt more for Ellis

Even as much as they were hurting for themselves, because their team had just ended its season a couple of wins short of the ultimate goal, several members of the Kansas University men’s basketball team found a deeper level of hurt for the way senior forward Perry Ellis went out. By Matt Tait

NABC, Wooden honor KU’s Ellis

Kansas University men’s basketball senior Perry Ellis has been named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team for 2015-16.

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Cheick Diallo plans on entering NBA Draft, Self tells Journal-World

At this time he's not hiring an agent

Cheick Diallo will enter his name in the NBA Draft, Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World on Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Reports: KU freshman Cheick Diallo to declare for NBA draft; won't hire agent

Monday afternoon, multiple reports from CBS, ESPN and others surfaced on Twitter that said sources had indicated that freshman forward Checik Diallo would declare for the NBA Draft but not hire an agent.

Kansas-WVU baseball finale snowed out

Due to snowfall Sunday morning, Kansas University baseball’s series finale against West Virginia was canceled.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 27, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 27, 2016

Stallings leaving Vanderbilt for Pitt

Former Kansas University assistant Kevin Stallings abruptly left the Commodores for Pittsburgh on Sunday, trading a program that spent most of his tenure in the muddled middle of the SEC for one trying to forge a new identity in the stacked ACC after Jamie Dixon bolted last week for TCU.

Is point in Svi’s future? ‘I don’t think so’

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who played some point guard in practice this season and also worked as emergency/experimental lead guard in a game or two, was asked last weekend in Louisville, Ky., if he might become a true combo guard if he decides to stay for a third season at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Difference between Final Four, Elite Eight — ‘Huge. It’s monumental’

Any season that ends one loss to a No. 2 seed shy of advancing to the Final Four qualifies as a successful one. That’s especially so in a year that included a 12th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title, a Big 12 tournament championship and 17 consecutive victories leading up to the elimination game. At the same time, no loss in any other round stings quite the same as coming so close and then having to watch the Final Four on television.By Tom Keegan

Sunday, March 27

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Prep bigs Maker and Ayton to play for World Team

Two of the top big men in the country, senior Thon Maker and junior DeAndre Ayton, who both are considering attending Kansas, will play for the World Team in the Nike Hoop Summit, set for April 9 in Portland, Ore.

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Bill Self: Elite Eight loss 'hard for everybody'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, as well as his players, hoped Louisville wouldn’t be their last stop of the 2015-16 season. By Gary Bedore

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Devonté Graham addresses controversial fifth foul

Kansas sophomore guard Devonté Graham was called for his fifth foul with 0:45 left of what turned out to be a 64-59 loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight, Saturday night at KFC Yum! Center. Graham appeared to get hit as he lost the basketball near mid-court on the play. He was called for a foul while diving for the ball and hit the leg of a ’Nova player. By Gary Bedore

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KU target Corprew held to six points

For most of the Grind Session national championship game on Saturday, a showcase for some of the top prep schools across the nation, Deshawn Corprew was a distributor, trying to help his teammates find open looks. That’s not the way Corprew prefers to play. By Bobby Nightengale

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Seniors likely not only players KU will lose

Seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickelson and Evan Manning have completed their basketball careers at Kansas University. Some additional players could also be moving on, the futures of some non-seniors to be decided in coming weeks. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas soccer falls to FC Kansas City in exhibition

The stifling defense of the National Women’s Soccer League’s defending champion proved to be too much for Kansas Univeristy soccer, as the Jayhawks fell, 3-0, to FC Kansas City in an exhibition Saturday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park.

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Mountaineers top Jayhawks, 11-6

After a 1-0 pitchers’ duel on Friday, Kansas University and West Virginia produced a decidedly different game Saturday, when the Mountaineers blasted the Jayhawks, 11-6, at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Tom Keegan: Brutal first-half stretch doomed KU

Sure, there were chances at the end, a five-point, second-half lead, even. But the reality is Villanova won Saturday night’s Elite Eight game in the KFC Yum! Center by making Kansas University lose it, 64-59, with as bad a seven-minute stretch of basketball as it had played in months. By Tom Keegan

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Frustrating finish: Jayhawks baffled by Villanova

Senior Perry Ellis limited to 4 points in finale

Perry Ellis, the eighth leading scorer and 12th-leading rebounder in Kansas University basketball history, sat dejectedly in front of his KFC Yum! Center locker and, in a clear voice, explained to wave after wave of reporters how he felt after Saturday’s 64-59 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight loss to Villanova. It was a loss that ended the 6-foot-8 Wichita native’s career as a Jayhawk. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 26, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 26, 2016.

Saturday, March 26

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Villanova game-planned to stop Perry Ellis

Although it looked at the time like No. 2 seed Villanova was on the verge of melting down, Wildcats coach Jay Wright said an early timeout his team took after a hot second-half start by Kansas might have been the best thing that could’ve happened. By Matt Tait

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Villanova ends KU's season, reaches Final Four

The top overall seed is out of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova is headed to the Final Four. No. 2 Villanova snapped Kansas’ 17-game winning streak Saturday night inside KFC Yum! Center with a stifling defensive effort that limited Kansas to one of its roughest shooting nights of the season. By Matt Tait

Milt Newton’s job safe for now

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glenn Taylor says he plans to keep general manager Milt Newton on through the draft and free agency to evaluate him fully.

Stanford hires Haase

Stanford hired University of Alabama at Birmingham coach Jerod Haase as its new basketball coach Friday, a week and a half after firing eighth-year coach Johnny Dawkins.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 25, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 25, 2016

Notebook: KU’s Graham says he’s over cramps

Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham thinks he’s over the bout of the cramps that affected him in the second half of Thursday’s Sweet 16 victory over Maryland. By Gary Bedore

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’Nova-Kansas three matchup: efficiency vs. volume

Even with second-seeded Villanova shooting a red-hot 53 percent in this year’s NCAA Tournament — including a 10-of-15 clip in Thursday’s Sweet 16 victory over Miami — top-seeded Kansas University enters tonight’s Elite Eight showdown with significantly better three-point statistics. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Ellis, Jenkins ‘mismatch nightmares’

He is a highly skilled power forward in the midst of the hottest scoring streak of his career, defending much better than in younger years and coming off a monster Thursday night game that launched his school into an Elite Eight game today. His name is Perry Ellis. His name is Kris Jenkins. By Tom Keegan

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Man on a mission: Frank Mason III driven to move Jayhawks past ’Nova

Just a freshman, Frank Mason III made a key blunder on Villanova’s shot heard ’round the Bahamas back in 2013. It was a mistake on a game-winning three by current 6-foot-3 ’Nova senior Ryan Arcidiacono that haunted the Jayhawks’ guard for a long time. By Gary Bedore

Tulsa topples KU tennis, 4-2

Kansas University’s Anastasiya Rychagova won at No. 1 singles, but KU’s women’s tennis team fell to Tulsa, 4-2, on Friday in its final nonconference match of the season.

Krauth sparkles, but KU tumbles

Ben Krauth allowed just three hits and struck out a career-best 12, but Kansas University’s offense couldn’t support him in a 1-0 Big 12 baseball loss to West Virginia on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Friday, March 25

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Notebook: Jerod Haase possible candidate for Stanford vacancy?

Former Kansas guard Jerod Haase, the fourth-year head coach at UAB, is one of the leading candidates to fill the Stanford vacancy, CBSSports.com reported Thursday. By Gary Bedore

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Aaron Miles misses playing days

Like Kansas University’s current basketball players, Aaron Miles played in a huge NCAA Tournament game against Maryland. “No bueno,” Miles said with a smile, referring to KU’s 97-88 Final Four semifinal loss to the Terps on March 30, 2002 in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore

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One step closer: Perry Ellis' career night leads Kansas into Elite Eight

Strong 2nd half pushes KU past Maryland, 79-63

Behind an NCAA-Tournament-best 27 points from senior Perry Ellis, the Kansas University men's basketball team moved within one victory of earning a spot in the 2016 Final Four in Houston with a 79-63 victory over fifth-seeded Maryland in the Sweet 16 in Louisville. Top-seeded Kansas and No. 2 seed Villanova will meet in Saturday's Elite Eight with a trip to Houston on the line. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas uses brain and brawn inside

He beat out a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans in practice daily to earn a spot in the starting lineup, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Landen Lucas beat up another hamburger All-American to help Kansas University advance to the Elite Eight. Maryland freshman Diamond Stone showed early why he projects as a one-and-done, first-round talent and Lucas proceeded to take him right out of the game so that he could do what he does best, dominate the boards. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 24, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 24, 2016

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Mark Turgeon: We lost to nation's best team

In the moments that followed Thursday’s 79-63, Sweet 16 loss to top-seeded Kansas at KFC Yum! Center, the teary-eyed Maryland Terrapins were left lamenting what could have been. After a first half in which Maryland delivered the first punch and outplayed the Jayhawks much of the way, the Terps went to the locker room trailing by two. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 24

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Sweet victory: Jayhawks beat Maryland to stay alive

In a city and state known for horse racing, the Kansas University men’s basketball team saddled up its Thoroughbred on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center and rode him into the Elite Eight. KU senior Perry Ellis scored a tournament-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line to lead the Jayhawks to a 79-63 victory over fifth-seeded Maryland in the Sweet 16. By Matt Tait

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Larry Brown helped mold ‘Turg,’ Self

Wisdom often is passed down from elders to youngsters, experienced veterans to wide-eyed rookies. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and Maryland coach Mark Turgeon — whose teams will face off at KFC Yum! Center tonight in the Sweet 16 — both had the opportunity to tap into this concept early in their coaching careers while working under the legendary Larry Brown. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jayhawks visit Churchill Downs

A trip to Louisville wouldn’t be complete without an excursion to Churchill Downs, site of the world-famous Kentucky Derby. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Lucas pivotal player in battle of the bigs

The most pivotal player in Thursday night's talent showcase just might be the last player to make his way off the bench into the lineup as a permanent starter. Kansas center Landen Lucas can’t be found on any mock drafts, but if he keeps playing the way he has of late, he’ll make his presence felt by future pros. By Tom Keegan

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Guarded optimism: Melo vs. Mason could be focal point Thursday

There was a lot of talk about point guards, past and present, in KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, eve of Thursday's NCAA South Regional matchup between No. 1 seed Kansas University and No. 5 Maryland. By Gary Bedore

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Ex-Kansas QB Cummings works during Pro Day

Wednesday afternoon, after almost an entire year away from football, former Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings was back on the turf throwing passes.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 23, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 23, 2016.

Kansas-Creighton baseball canceled

Kansas University’s baseball game Wednesday at Creighton was called off because of the threat of severe weather in Omaha, Neb.

Kansas golfers fall to Oregon

Kansas University’s women’s golf team fell to Oregon, 4-1, in San Diego State’s March Mayhem at the Farms on Wednesday and placed eighth in the 16-team tournament.

KU’s Cardona nets Big 12 honor

Kansas University senior Maria Jose Cardona was named co-Big 12 women’s tennis player of the week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 23

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Bronze sculpture of James Naismith, inventor of basketball, takes a seat outside KU's DeBruce Center

Son of artist and professor emeritus Elden Tefft completed the work after Tefft's death

Of the beloved Elden Tefft sculptures on the Kansas University campus, this one — completed after the artist’s death — stands to become the favorite of many students and visitors alike. A bespectacled bronze likeness of James Naismith, inventor of basketball, now sits on a bench outside KU’s DeBruce Center.

KU women go 0-2 in San Diego matches

Kansas University’s women’s golf team started the day finishing its suspended second-round match against third-seeded Arizona at the SDSU Farms Invitational at the Farms Golf Club. Arizona was able to keep its momentum from Monday and defeated Kansas 3-1-1. KU then tied San Diego State, 2.5-2.5, but lost the tiebreaker.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 22, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 22, 2016

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Jayhawks arrive in Louisville

If there ever was a perfect travel day for Kansas University’s basketball team it was Tuesday. The Jayhawks, who flew charter to the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Cardinals, had absolutely no travel delays, arriving at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel at 5:10 p.m., Eastern time.

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Tom Keegan: Starting lineup a good fit for Kansas

Give me a dollar for every time Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has said he doesn’t care who starts, just who finishes games, and I’ll give you a wardrobe worthy of Villanova coach Jay Wright, plus a few threads, on a daily basis.

Tuesday, March 22

Kansas softball takes twinbill from Evansville

Lily Behrmann hit a two-run, game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Kansas University’s softball team defeated Evansville, 4-2, to complete a doubleheader sweep Tuesday at Arrocha Ballpark.

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Jayhawks cultivate a ‘killer instinct’

A couple of recent postseason victories afforded the Kansas University men’s basketball team an opportunity to show off just how far it had come in the killer instinct department.

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Louisville-bound: A guide for KU basketball fans

Jayhawks play Thursday night in this colorful Kentucky city

Kansas University basketball fans bound for Louisville are in for a long drive but should find a lot to do once they arrive in this colorful and historic Kentucky city, located on the Ohio River. Here's what you need to know about the game, the KU Alumni Association fan events and things to do in downtown Louisville.

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Frank talk: KU’s Mason considered Maryland

Kansas University junior point guard Frank Mason III says he definitely enjoyed his postgraduate year at Massanutten Military Academy. Yet, back in the fall of 2012, he was relieved to be granted at least one weekend pass by officials at the strict Woodstock, Va., school. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Keller explains A&M’s ‘miracle’

With Texas A&M down 12 points to Northern Iowa and 35 seconds remaining, even late, great Yogi Berra, squatting behind heaven’s home plate, no doubt declared the game over and headed for the clubhouse. By Tom Keegan

Monday, March 21

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2016

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Former KU rower who says she was raped in Jayhawker Towers sues university under Title IX

A former Kansas University athlete who said she was raped by another student in Jayhawker Towers apartments is suing KU under the federal mandate known as Title IX.

KU basketball recruiting targets in Free State tourney

The Grind Session National Tournament, which features Kansas University recruiting targets Thon Maker, Josh Jackson, DeAndre Ayton and others, will be held Thursday through Saturday at Free State High School.

Kansas baseball falls at Stanford

Kansas University stranded five base-runners in the first two innings and ultimately fell to Stanford, 6-2, in nonconference baseball on Sunday afternoon.

Formby throws no-no; Kansas softball rolls, 9-0

Andie Formby became the 26th softball pitcher in Kansas University history to throw a no-hitter when she pitched KU to a 9-0 rout of Saint Louis on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2016

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Turgeon: KU bittersweet (16) foe

Kansas University’s opponent in the 2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 is not Cinderella Hawaii, instead powerful Maryland, a 27-8 Big Ten team that slugged the Rainbow Warriors, 73-60, in a second-round South Regional contest on Sunday in Spokane, Wash. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Efficient Ellis draws little attention to himself

Perry Ellis draws so little attention to himself that he even can blend into the background on the court in the eyes of those who respect him the most. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, March 20

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Maryland will face top-seeded Kansas in Sweet 16

Former KU guard Mark Turgeon to meet alma mater

When the Kansas basketball team gets to Louisville, Kentucky, later this week there won’t be a March Madness Cinderella waiting for the top-seeded Jayhawks. Instead, KU and coach Bill Self will meet fifth-seeded Maryland, which defeated 13-seed Hawaii, 73-60, Sunday night to move on to the Sweet 16.

KU men’s golf 2nd at Shootout

Kansas University’s men’s golf team took second place among 20 teams Saturday in the Desert Shootout.

KU’s Miller 41st in 200 butterfly

Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller closed her KU career with a 41st-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly preliminaries Saturday at the NCAA championships.

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Notebook: Perry Ellis fine after bumping knee

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis banged knees with a UConn player during the Jayhawks’ 73-61 second-round victory Saturday at Wells Fargo Center, and left the floor limping early in the contest. KU fans were relieved when Ellis was back after a minute or so on the sidelines. By Gary Bedore

Stanford stops Kansas baseball

Stanford broke open a close game with a seven-run fifth inning and defeated Kansas University, 10-4, in college baseball Saturday.

Kansas softball falls short, 4-2

Chaley Brickey went 3-for-3, and Monique Wesley pitched five scoreless innings in relief, but Kansas University’s softball team dropped a 4-2 decision to Minnesota in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Saturday, March 19

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2016

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Bill Self likes Jayhawks' feisty attitude

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self loved his team’s feisty attitude at halftime of Saturday’s 73-61 second-round NCAA South Regional victory over UConn in Wells Fargo Arena. The squad’s veteran players were animated despite leading, 44-24. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor closing the lane on defense

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s search for quality post play alongside Perry Ellis kept coming up empty early in the season. It ended long ago and was stuffed deeper into the past Saturday night at a block party at the expense of Connecticut. By Tom Keegan

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On to the next round: Jayhawks show 'swag' in tourney win over UConn

Devonté Graham raced full speed downcourt, and after passing Kansas University’s bench, cupped the basketball and lobbed it in the direction of Wayne Selden, Jr., whose acrobatic one-handed flush with 1:31 left proved to be the exclamation point in the Jayhawks’ 73-61 second-round NCAA South Regional victory over UConn on Saturday night in Wells Fargo Arena. By Gary Bedore

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Husky wants best for Jayhawk pal Wayne Selden Jr.

After watching his team trim a 23-point Kansas lead down to nine on two different occasions late in the first half of Saturday’s second-round NCAA Tournament game at Wells Fargo Arena, UConn freshman Jalen Adams said he could feel the momentum turning the Huskies’ way. But both times a familiar face and fellow Roxbury, Mass., native made plays that pushed the Kansas lead back to double digits and kept UConn from completing the comeback. By Matt Tait

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Moving on: Jayhawks get back to Sweet 16 with win over UConn

Kansas is back in the Sweet 16, exorcising the demons of the past two seasons of Round of 32 failures by rolling past No. 9 seed UConn, 73-61, at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night.

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Huskies: Hey, we bleed blue, too

On paper, tonight’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup between Kansas University and UConn looks like a showdown between giants. But there are those inside the Connecticut locker room who feel that the Huskies historically have not been given the same respect as blue-blood programs like Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina. By Matt Tait

Notebook: Jayhawks not dwelling on early exits

Kansas University’s basketball team has not made it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons. Obviously, the Jayhawks hope for better results this year. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: By all accounts, UConn coach Ollie a great guy

Phil Martelli, Jay Wright, Fred Hoiberg, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovon, John Calipari, Tad Boyle. Saturday, Bill Self will attempt to do what those seven big names failed to accomplish: defeat UConn coach Kevin Ollie in an NCAA Tournament game. By Tom Keegan

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Laying it on the line: Jayhawks aware of UConn’s free-throw prowess

There’s something No. 9 seed UConn does better than (overall) No. 1 seed Kansas University — as well as all other teams in the country. That’s shoot free throws. By Gary Bedore

Kansas tennis topples Texas

Kansas University’s Janet Koch, Nina Khmelnitckaia and Maria Jose Cardona claimed singles victories, and KU’s women’s tennis team defeated Texas, 4-3, on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

KU’s Miller 8th in NCAA 400 IM

Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller took eighth place in the 400-yard individual medley Friday at the NCAA swimming and diving championships to earn first-team All-America honors.

Kansas golfers second at Desert

Kansas University’s Chase Hanna and Connor Peck were at 7-under 137 through two rounds, and KU’s men’s golf team held second place among 20 teams Friday in the Desert Intercollegiate.

Havili, Rigdon on U.S. squad

Kansas University volleyball setter Ainise Havili and outside hitter Madison Rigdon have been named to USA Volleyball’s 12-player roster for the U.S. collegiate national team that will tour China.

Kansas softball alters schedule

The opening day of Kansas University softball’s Rock Chalk Challenge was canceled because of rain and cold weather.

KU baseball falls to Stanford, 2-0

Ben Krauth pitched a complete game, but Kansas University’s baseball team fell to Stanford, 2-0, on Friday night.

Friday, March 18

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 18, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 18, 2016.

KU baseball set for Stanford trip

The Kansas University baseball team will be in Palo Alto, Calif., this weekend for three games with Stanford.

Kansas softball to host tourney

Kansas University’s softball team will host Minnesota, UMKC, Saint Louis and Tulsa in the Rock Chalk Challenge today through Sunday at Rock Chalk Park.

Jayhawks’ Miller 42nd in 200 IM

Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller swam a season-best 1:59.29 in the 200-yard individual medley preliminaries Thursday at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Thursday, March 17

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 17, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 17, 2016

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Notebook: Jayhawks not thrilled with defense in tourney rout; KU band fills in for Drake

Austin Peay hit 41 percent of its shots in a 105-79 loss to Kansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.

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Everybody plays: Seldom-used subs thrive against Austin Peay

Lagerald Vick, who hadn’t played at all in seven of the Jayhawks’ past 11 games and earned a combined 10 minutes in the other four contests, admitted to being “excited” when coach Bill Self told him to enter Thursday’s NCAA Tournament game against Austin Peay with 14:15 left, KU up 17. By Gary Bedore

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KU freshmen overjoyed by first taste of NCAA Tournament

Three Kansas University freshmen — Carlton Bragg, Cheick Diallo and Lagerald Vick — got their first taste of the NCAA Tournament during Thursday's 105-79 victory over Austin Peay at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. By Matt Tait

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Impeached: Governors no match for Jayhawks in first round

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is one of many Kansas University basketball players who, on Thursday, admitted to having a case of the jitters for the Jayhawks’ first game of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. “The court seemed kind of longer. Everything was a lot bigger. But it’s still the same game, same basketball,” Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Ukraine said after the Jayhawks — who led Austin Peay by a mere two points after eight minutes — impeached the Governors, 105-79. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks have no need to stress

Stressed out over the poor timing of Joel Embiid’s back injury two years ago and last March by the NCAA’s docking of Cliff Alexander, Kansas University’s basketball coach is back to his smooth self. Bill Self’s not mad in March. He’s not uptight, and if he can stay that way, his players will continue to play with the confidence they have displayed during a 15-game winning streak. By Tom Keegan

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Governors: Even KU's bench players were great

All week, during their preparation for a first-round matchup with No. 1 overall seed Kansas University in the NCAA Tournament, the Austin Peay Governors focused on names like Ellis, Selden, Mason and Graham. And then a guy who entered the tournament as the Jayhawks’ fifth-leading scorer at 5.7 points per game in an average of 13 minutes, checked in early in the first half and blew up their plans. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks fly by Austin Peay in NCAA opener

No. 1 overall seed Kansas rolled to a 105-79 first-round NCAA Tournament victory over 16 seed Austin Peay on Thursday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. The 105 points marked the most in an NCAA Tournament game since 2007, when the Jayhawks scored 107 in a first-round win over Niagara. By Matt Tait

Peay alumnus ‘Fly’ quite a character ... and scorer

Never having spoken to a to a man who scored 100 points in a basketball game, tracking down a phone number for former Austin Peay great James “Fly” Williams and giving him a call seemed a timely thing to do. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: KU’s Selden not dwelling on past

Nobody on Kansas University’s roster needed this basketball season to start in July instead of the customary November more than junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., even if it meant flying all the way to South Korea to cleanse the stench of another premature March exit. By Tom Keegan

Notebook: Jayhawks notice presidential bracket pick

President Barack Obama, who last correctly picked the national champion (North Carolina) in his first year in office, says Kansas University will win the 2016 NCAA Tournament. “I wasn’t that giddy about it at all,” KU coach Bill Self said. “He’s done that before, and then he will blame me for ruining his pool if things don’t work out." By Gary Bedore

Austin Peay's Horton a monster on glass

Like most young ballplayers, Austin Peay senior Chris Horton’s basketball beginning was built around scoring. But a tip from his father, Eddie, who played at Austin Peay in the mid-1970s, changed that. And it may have been the best advice he ever received. By Matt Tait

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Good to go: Mason, Jayhawks raring to get started in NCAAs

Still standing after playing a team-leading 1,131 minutes in Kansas University’s 34 basketball games, Frank Mason III took inventory of his current aches and pains Wednesday in Wells Fargo Arena. By Gary Bedore

Foyle fuels KU past Murray State

Devin Foyle went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs, and Kansas University’s baseball team hammered Murray State, 14-8, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas’ Formby baffles Creighton

Kansas University sophomore Andie Formby pitched a one-hitter and extended her scoreless streak to 262⁄3 innings, and the Jayhawks blanked Creighton, 6-0, in nonconference softball on Wednesday at Creighton Sports Complex.

Rychagova earns Big 12 honor

Kansas University freshman Anastasiya Rychagova was named the Big 12 Conference women’s tennis player of the week on Wednesday afternoon, the league office announced.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 16, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 16, 2016.

Wednesday, March 16

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President Obama picks KU basketball as champs in 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket

President Barack Obama has made his final NCAA Tournament call in office: Rock Chalk, champions.

Kansas women golfers finish 12th

The Kansas women’s golf team jump up two spots to 12th place on the final day of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, ending with a score of 900. Host Arizona captured the team title, shooting 857.

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Murray State belts KU, 14-9, in opener

Kansas University baseball staged a pair of late rallies Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Jayhawks fell, 14-9, to Murray State at Hoglund Ballpark.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 15, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 15, 2016

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KU’s voice: Bob Davis ‘calls ’em as he sees ’em’

It suits retiring voice of Kansas University basketball Bob Davis ideally that he does not know precisely when his career will end. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks receive raucous welcome

Kansas University basketball assistant Jerrance Howard performed a few dance moves to the beats of the Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps as the Jayhawk coaches and players exited a luxury, black Heartland Executive bus at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Des Moines. By Gary Bedore

Tuesday, March 15

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Lineup change sparked Austin Peay

Austin Peay basketball coach Dave Loos will be the first to admit that, a couple of months ago, he had to face the harsh reality that this just might not be the year for his Governors.

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Name dropping: Self surprised at teams in South Regional

The 2016 NCAA South Regional field of teams looked as tough to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Monday as it did upon first glance Sunday night. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 14, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 14, 2016

Kansas’ Krauth pitcher of week

The Big 12 Conference named Kansas University senior left-hander Ben Krauth the league’s pitcher of the week Monday, for his performance last week against North Dakota.

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Tom Keegan: Blood will be blue in Iowa

College basketball blue bloods. It’s an unofficial designation with a difference of opinion on which schools deserve the label. The general consensus zeros in on six schools. By Tom Keegan

Monday, March 14

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Heading to Des Moines to watch the Jayhawks? What you should know

Heading to Des Moines to watch the Kansas University men’s basketball team play in the first round of this year’s NCAA National Championship Tournament? Here are a few things to know about getting there and some ideas for what to do once you’re there.

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NCAA preview: Top 12 Big 12 stars denied a league title

So many terrific Big 12 players never experienced celebrating a regular-season conference title because Kansas University’s program, a model of consistent excellence, prevented them from winning the hardware. By Tom Keegan

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NCAA preview: Top 12 KU players responsible for the conference-crown winning streak

Every Kansas University basketball player who has a Big 12 championship ring from 2005 on has a share in the remarkable streak of 12 consecutive regular-season Big 12 championships. By Tom Keegan

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NCAA preview: Top 12 players (not from KU) in the NCAAs

Many of the Tremendous 12 listed below are names you’ve heard of from programs that always seem to be in the running for the big prize. But there are a couple of sleepers, too. Either way, this group figures to make the upcoming madness must-see TV. By Matt Tait

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NCAA preview: Top 12 reasons KU can win it all in 2016

Here are 12 reasons Kansas University’s men’s basketball team could reach the Final Four and win the school’s first national championship since 2008 By Gary Bedore

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NCAA preview: Top 12 performances by a Jayhawk in the NCAAs

Here’s a look back at the 12 most impressive individual NCAA Tournament efforts by a Kansas player. By Mat Tait

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NCAA preview: Twelve teams that can win it all

Here's a look at a dozen teams that could win it all once March Madness begins. By Tom Keegan

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KU draws Austin Peay in Des Moines; 'Now is where it counts the most'

Kansas University’s basketball team enters the 2016 NCAA Tournament as the best team in the country as deemed by AP and USA Today pollsters and 10 esteemed tourney committee members. After processing all sorts of numbers the last five days, the committee on Sunday selected KU as the No. 1 overall seed in the 68-team field. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Strange bracket does KU no favors

When I looked at the bracket, the first two things I noticed were that No. 2 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 seed Duke, both in the West region, were given easier roads than Kansas to the Final Four. I still like KU’s chances better than theirs, but its seems KU drew the short straw. By Tom Keegan

Kansas tennis tops Houston

Anastasiya Rychagova, Janet Koch and Maria Jose Cardona won singles matches, and Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated Houston, 4-2, on Sunday.

Formby pitches KU past UNO

Sophomore right-hander Andie Formby threw her third complete-game shutout of the season and ran her scoreless streak to 172⁄3 innings in Kansas University 5-0 softball victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 13, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 13, 2016.

Sunday, March 13

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Austin Peay's Khalil Davis grew up rooting against Kansas

When Austin Peay senior Khalil Davis saw his team’s name pop into the NCAA Tournament bracket against No. 1 overall seed Kansas University when the field was revealed Sunday evening, Davis could only shake his head. Not because the task of taking on Kansas (30-4) in the first round on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa, was too daunting. Instead, because Davis could not believe that he will be able to tap into a lifetime’s worth of anti-KU vibes. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks awarded the top overall seed in NCAA Tournament

KU opens vs. Austin Peay, in Des Moines

All the speculation and number-crunching leading up to Selection Sunday proved correct. The Kansas Jayhawks (30-4), regular-season and postseason champions of the Big 12, officially received the No. 1 overall seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2016

Kansas baseball snags two wins

Jackson Goddard and Blake Weiman both earned their first victories of the season, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated St. Louis, 5-3, and Purdue, 8-1, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas softball divides pair

Northern Iowa ended the Kansas University softball team’s winning streak at seven games with a 4-2 victory Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas tennis topples Tulane

Janet Koch, Nina Khmelnitckaia and Maria Jose Cardona claimed singles victories, and Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated Tulane, 4-1, on Saturday.

Jayhawk 15th in NCAA shot put

Kansas University sophomore Nicolai Ceban placed 15th in the men’s shot put Saturday at the NCAA Indoor.

Saturday, March 12

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Another day, another Wayne Selden Jr. clock for Uncle Anthony

Wayne Selden, Jr.’s uncle, Anthony Pitts, who made news Friday by bringing a huge Flavor Flav-styled clock to the Big 12 semifinals, wore a much bigger clock, predominately silver, around his neck for Saturday’s final.

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Notebook: Frank Mason III's foot bothering him

Kansas junior guard Frank Mason III played on a severely bruised left foot on Saturday night, while passing out a team-high seven assists in the Jayhawks’ 81-71 Big 12 title game win over West Virginia, at Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks likely No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney

KU projected to open NCAA Tournament in Des Moines

Various college basketball analysts are saying Kansas University’s 30-4 basketball team Sunday will be awarded the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Tough group of Jayhawks keep on conquering

First, the Kansas University basketball team conquered the world in South Korea. Next came the island of Maui. The grueling Big 12 regular season, a marathon in which the Jayhawks fell behind for a blink, proved a particularly gratifying championship. Saturday, Kansas claimed the Big 12 Tournament title in Sprint Center, with an 81-71 victory against relentlessly physical West Virginia. By Tom Keegan

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Dual champs: Devonté Graham pushes KU to Big 12 postseason title

Several hundred fans seated behind the basket chanted, “MVP, MVP,” at Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham as he stepped to the free-throw line with 1:33 left in the Jayhawks’ 81-71 Big 12 Championship victory over West Virginia on Saturday in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

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Devin Williams redeems himself vs. Landen Lucas

But Mountaineers lament lack of scoring support in loss

The last time West Virginia big man Devin Williams faced Kansas University, he watched KU junior Landen Lucas dominate the paint to the tune of nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in a 10-point Kansas victory in early February, in Lawrence. Playing the rubber match in the Big 12 title game on Saturday night at Sprint Center, Williams was determined to prevent that from happening again. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 champs: KU knocks off WVU for tourney title

Behind a huge game from sophomore guard Devonte' Graham, the Kansas University men's basketball team claimed the Big 12 championship title with a 81-71 victory over West Virginia at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait

Guard Aldridge asks for transfer

Sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge surprised Kansas University women’s basketball Thursday by requesting a transfer.

Kansas’ Formby tosses shutout

Sophomore right-hander Andie Formby tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out eight, as Kansas University ran its softball winning streak to six with an 8-0 win over Western Illinois on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas baseball blanks North Dakota

Senior left-hander Ben Krauth pitched a complete-game shutout as Kansas University’s baseball team blanked North Dakota, 7-0, Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Two Jayhawks All-Americans

A pair of Kansas University athletes turned in All-American performances on Day One the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night inside the Birmingham CrossPlex.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 11, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 11, 2016.

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Parents of alleged rape victim file lawsuit against KU, calling university housing unsafe

KU says allegations in lawsuit are 'baseless'

A couple who say their daughter was raped in Kansas University’s Jayhawker Towers apartments are suing the university, claiming KU is misleading the public by representing campus housing as safe. The former KU rower and Student Senate representative was a freshman when she says she was assaulted by another student.

Friday, March 11

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Kansas knows WVU will bring pressure in title game

The Big 12 postseason championship will come down to the top two teams from the regular season. KU (29-4) at 5 p.m. Saturday will meet (26-7) West Virginia in the conference’s tournament title game.

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Bill Self's halftime message to Jayhawks short and blunt

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self didn’t tear into his team at halftime of Friday’s Big 12 Tournament semifinal against Baylor. He calmly addressed the Jayhawks’ two-point deficit off his team’s lowest scoring output (21) in any half this season. By Gary Bedore

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Clocked: Wayne Selden Jr. highlights KU's semifinal victory

ESPN’s Holly Rowe walked with post-game interviewee Wayne Selden, Jr., to a TV monitor Friday night and showed the star of Kansas University’s 70-66 Big 12 semifinal win over Baylor not only a replay of his vicious dunk in the face of Baylor’s Ishmail Wainright, but the wild reaction of Selden’s much-beloved uncle, Anthony Pitts, in the Sprint Center stands. By Gary Bedore

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KU to face West Virginia in Big 12 title tilt

There will be a rubber match. For the third time this season, No. 1 Kansas will match up with West Virginia, this time with the Big 12 championship on the line. The tournament's top two seeds will tip off at 5 p.m. Saturday night.

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Tom Keegan: Carlton Bragg following Perry Ellis' development path

College basketball wasn’t always as easy as Perry Ellis, a McDonald’s All-American from Wichita, has made it look lately. For stretches during his freshman season, he looked lost, not unlike current freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr. By Tom Keegan

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Bears: 'Some of us got dunked on'

It was the play that tipped the momentum fully in favor of Kansas during Friday night’s 70-66 victory over Baylor in the Big 12 semifinals at Sprint Center. And BU junior Ishmail Wainright had no problem talking about it. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks dunk their way to Big 12 semifinal victory

It might have been sloppy for a while, but the minute the Kansas University men’s basketball team flipped the switch, it turned into a highlight show at Sprint Center. Friday evening in the Big 12 semifinals, top-seeded KU knocked off No. 5 Baylor, 70-66, to advance to the title game Saturday night. By Matt Tait

Chalmers out for season

Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, and Memphis waived the veteran to clear up a much-needed spot on the roster.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 10, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 10, 2016

Kansas’ Wesley tosses shutout

Senior right-hander Monique Wesley struck out 11 in a four-hit shutout, and Erin McGinley went 4-for-4 as Kansas University’s softball team defeated Missouri State, 4-0, on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Thursday, March 10

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Notebook: Cheick Diallo sits out Big 12 Tournament opener

Kansas freshman forward Cheick Diallo did not play in the Jayhawks’ postseason debut, an 85-63 win over rival Kansas State Thursday at Sprint Center.

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Jayhawks have incentive to beat Baylor

It sure looks as if Kansas University’s basketball team (28-4) has wrapped up the overall No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament entering Friday’s Big 12 semifinal versus (22-10) Baylor in Sprint Center. The likelihood of that made some media members wonder whether or not the Jayhawks have a deep desire to win a 6 p.m., contest against BU, as well as Saturday’s title game. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham and Frank Mason III driving KU's success

Nothing lasts forever. One of these decades, Bill Self will retire, an athletic director will botch the hire, and the once-proud Kansas University basketball program will have to cobble together a backcourt out of one player who committed to Towson, another to Appalachian State. And what will come of the Jayhawks then? Wait, that’s right, Frank Mason III originally committed to Towson, Devonté Graham to Appalachian State. By Tom Keegan

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On a roll: Carlton Bragg, Jayhawks impress in tourney opener

Carlton Bragg scored a career-high 12 points — seven in the first half — of the Jayhawks’ 85-63 Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal victory over Kansas State. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas native Dean Wade disappointed in performance vs. Jayhawks

Freshman says he needs to learn from Perry Ellis

In three games against Kansas University this season, Kansas State freshman and Sunflower State native Dean Wade averaged 3.7 points on 3-of-11 shooting in 23 minutes. To say the Jayhawks were a thorn in the side of the freshman from St. John (located between Wichita and Dodge City) is an understatement. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks roll vs. K-State to open postseason

After playing, and winning, two hard-fought battles against Kansas State during the regular season, the Kansas University men’s basketball team made it clear it was not interested in a third. In the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center, top-seeded Kansas jumped out to a double-digit lead early in the first half and never looked back, rolling to a 85-63 victory over the Wildcats. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 9, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 9, 2016

Kansas softball alters schedule

Due to the potential for inclement weather, Kansas University has altered its schedule for the softball Jayhawk Invitational.

Kansas tennis edges Baylor

Kansas University sophomore Smith Hinton won her match at No. 2 singles to break a tie, and the Jayhawks defeated Baylor, 4-3, in Big 12 women’s tennis Wednesday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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K-State awaits KU in tourney opener

Projected as a certain No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament no matter what happens in the Big 12 championship, Kansas University’s basketball team could, in theory, face some (lack of) motivation issues today in Sprint Center.

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Tom Keegan: Cozart has seen Kansas offense from many perspectives

It’s possible Kansas University rising senior Montell Cozart has had the most diverse X-and-O education of any quarterback in the history of college football.

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KU starts winning slogan

It can be heard throughout the Kansas University football complex on a daily basis and does not discriminate.

Wednesday, March 9

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KU legend Clyde Lovellette dies at age 86

Kansas men's basketball legend Clyde Lovellette died Wednesday evening at his home in North Manchester, Indiana, his daughter Cindy confirmed. Lovellette, who had been battling cancer, was 86.

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KU to face K-State in Thursday's Big 12 quarterfinals

Because of eighth-seeded Kansas State's 75-71 victory over ninth-seeded Oklahoma State in the opening game of the Big 12 championship, the Kansas University men's basketball team will have to take down its rival from the west for a third time this season to move on in the Big 12 Conference's postseason tournament.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 8, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 8, 2016

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Self lands another coaching honor

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who directed his Jayhawks to a 12th-straight Big 12 title and 27-4 regular-season record, on Tuesday was named national coach of the year by USA Today.

Tuesday, March 8

KU-Creighton baseball postponed

Kansas University’s home baseball game against Creighton on Tuesday was postponed because of rain.

Kansas tennis to add player

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team will add Purdue transfer Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum for the 2016-17 season, KU coach Todd Chapman announced Tuesday.

Brickey, Formby honored by Big 12

Kansas University softball swept the Big 12 weekly honors for the week of March 8, the league announced Tuesday.

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AP names Self top Big 12 coach

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Monday was named Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year for the second straight season and fifth time in 13 years. By Gary Bedore

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KU’s glue guy: Kansas won 11 of 12 with Lucas as starter

Kansas University junior forward Landen Lucas, who was named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches on Sunday, has also earned a spot on Sports Illustrated’s 17th-annual All-Glue Team. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Self clearly Big 12’s best

I considered Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins, but when it came time to fill out my Associated Press All-Big 12 college basketball ballot, I voted Kansas University’s Bill Self as coach of the year. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 7, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 7, 2016

Monday, March 7

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Beaty looks to other QBs as Willis heals

Sunday evening, following the first practice of the 2016 spring season, Kansas University football coach David Beaty proclaimed his team to be “way ahead” of where it was at this point a year ago. By Matt Tait

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KU opens postseason as AP's No. 1

Riding an 11-game winning streak, the Kansas basketball team enters the postseason as the No. 1-ranked team in the nation.

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KU's Self named AP Coach of the Year; OU's Hield first 2-time top player

Oklahoma's spectacular senior guard and the league's top scorer is The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He is the first player to twice be named the AP's top player in 20 seasons of Big 12 basketball, and was a unanimous pick this time after getting all 20 votes cast.

Sunday, March 6

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 6, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 6, 2016

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Happy camper: KU's Dwight Coleby thrilled to be part of clinic

Dressed in a gray Kansas University basketball T-shirt and blue and white shorts, Dwight Coleby resembled the rest of his Jayhawk teammates at Sunday’s 32nd-annual Wilt Chamberlain Special Olympics Clinic in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Beaty adds spice to spring

Coming off an 0-12 season and heading into one that will feature the smallest home crowds in decades, the Kansas University football program didn’t have much chance to generate any interest from the first day of spring practices. Wrong! By Tom Keegan

Kansas softball wins two more

Kansas University banged out 16 hits on the day en route to a pair of college softball victories to conclude the Coach B Classic on Sunday.

Kansas golfer third at Gator

Kansas University senior women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn claimed her fourth straight top-five finish Sunday when she tied for third at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational at Mark Bostick Golf Course.

Kansas tennis falls to Denver

Kansas University bolted to a 3-0 lead, but Denver rallied for a 4-3 college tennis victory over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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Notable faces missing from Day 1 of spring football

A couple of well-known names from rosters past no longer appear on Kansas University’s most recently updated football roster. Tight end Kent Taylor and linebacker Schyler Miles, both Florida natives who had one year of eligibility remaining, will not be back with the Jayhawks in 2016. By Matt Tait

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KU football coach David Beaty taking over play-calling duties for 2016 season

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty announced at the end of the first practice of spring football on Sunday that he would be handling play-calling duties and coaching KU's quarterbacks this season in place of offensive coordinator Rob Likens, who will inherit a more broad role within the entire offense. By Matt Tait

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Kansas looking for first Big 12 tourney title since 2013

As usual, Kansas University’s basketball team will have to wait until the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to find out its opponent for the quarterfinals.

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Perry Ellis unanimous selection for All-Big 12 First Team

A day after capping his final regular season in a Kansas basketball uniform in style with a Senior Day victory, Perry Ellis’ weekend kept getting better, with the announcement he made the All-Big 12 First Team.

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Texas ends season for KU women

Kansas University’s women’s basketball season ended with a 66-50 loss to sixth-ranked Texas in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals Saturday night in Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 5, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 5, 2016

KU baseball falls to BYU

Kansas University’s baseball team yielded two runs in the ninth inning and fell to Brigham Young, 7-6, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

Kansas softball takes two wins

Kansas University’s softball team swept a pair of games Saturday. The Jayhawks defeated Eastern Illinois, 3-2, and Butler, 5-3.

Kansas golfers 11th in Florida

Kansas University’s women’s golf team held 11th place among 13 teams Saturday after two rounds in the Gator Women’s Invitational.

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KU spring football opens with questions

Today marks the first spring practice of the second season of Kansas University football led by David Beaty.

Saturday, March 5

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Notebook: Seniors worn out after win, emotional day

Senior Day tends to be a tough day for the participants. Kansas coach Bill Self and seniors Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Hunter Mickelson and Evan Manning found that out Saturday, as the Jayhawks had additional ceremonies to go with an 85-78 win over Iowa State. By Gary Bedore

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Seniors grateful for experiences at Kansas

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis, who spoke for three minutes following the Jayhawks’ 85-78 Senior Day victory over Iowa State, thanked the fans.

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Jamari Traylor's Senior Day speech brings Bill Self to tears

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wiped a tear from one eye, then the other during Jamari Traylor’s eight-minute Senior Day speech on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks’ 13th-year coach was emotionally affected while listening to the 6-foot-8 Chicago native speak. By Gary Bedore

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Old-timer: Senior Perry Ellis leads KU in fieldhouse finale

Perry Ellis has heard all the jokes, read all the posts on Twitter about how he looks older than he is and how long he’s been a member of Kansas University’s basketball team. The 22-year-old KU senior got the last laugh in his Senior Day speech that followed his stellar 22-point, seven-rebound outing Saturday in an 85-78 victory over Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Matt Tait: Frank Mason III shows defensive pride KU needs

One of the best indicators that a team owns a pretty strong killer instinct showed up loudly on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse during top-ranked Kansas University's 85-78 victory over Iowa State. Not only did the Jayhawks avenge the third of their three Big 12 losses this season by knocking out the Cyclones with a late surge, they did it by almost completely flipping the script on one of Iowa State’s best players. By Matt Tait

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Georges Niang glad KU-ISU rivalry heated up in his time with Cyclones

One of the toughest competitors to come through Allen Fieldhouse during the past four years, Iowa State forward Georges Niang got one final crack at leaving Lawrence with a win on Saturday but came away with his fourth loss in four tries, an 85-78 grinder that went to No. 1 Kansas University. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks come through in crunch time to win on Senior Day

With the Big 12 regular season title and No. 1 seed in next weeks’ conference tournament already wrapped up — not to mention KU’s solid standing in the race for the top seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament — there was nothing concrete to play for when the Jayhawks hosted Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse for the final game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon.

Kansas baseball falls to BYU

For the fourth time in nine games, Kansas University’s baseball team stranded 12 base-runners, and the Jayhawks dropped game two of a three-game set to BYU, 8-2, Friday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU tennis rolls over SMU, 6-1

Kansas University handily won the doubles point, then took five of six singles matches for a 6-1 college tennis victory over SMU on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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KU women cruise to tourney victory

Kansas University snapped a 20-game women’s basketball losing streak on Friday — with a vengeance.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 4, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 4, 2016

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Traylor’s big dunk drawing raves

Jamari Traylor’s name — and clips of the Kansas University forward’s high-flying dunk Monday at Texas — have been all over social media this week.

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Benton Smith: Self sees Jayhawks making progress on defense

Bill Self has coached too many lock-down one-on-one defenders and above-the-rim intimidators in his time at Kansas University to automatically include his current collection of Jayhawks with the best defensive teams he has put on the floor in his 12-plus seasons at KU.

Friday, March 4

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Beaty: QB Ryan Willis will be limited this spring with wrist injury

Kansas University football coach David Beaty late Friday morning revealed that sophomore quarterback Ryan Willis recently suffered an injured wrist playing pick-up basketball and will be limited during spring practices, which begin Sunday. By Matt Tait

Kansas baseball comeback falters

Senior third baseman Ryan Pidhaichuk’s career day at the plate wasn’t enough, as Kansas University’s baseball team fell to BYU, 11-10, Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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First class senior

Kansas University basketball fans were officially introduced to Perry Ellis on Nov. 9, 2012 when the 6-foot-8 McDonald’s All-American and four-time state Gatorade Player of the Year out of Wichita Heights High School scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 74-55 victory over Southeast Missouri State. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Manning brought value(s) to KU

The last time I watched Evan Manning run onto the floor as his name was called during the pregame introduction of the starting lineups, it was at Free State High and he went on to total 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 65-54 victory against Shawnee Mission West. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 3, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 3, 2016.

Thursday, March 3

Kansas-TCU women at a glance

A look at Friday's Kansas-TCU women's basketball game

KU swimmer gets NCAA bid

Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller earned a trip to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 2, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 2, 2016

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Mickelson has liking for hoops, hunting, fishing

When one thinks of great outdoorsmen in recent Kansas University basketball history, the names Greg Ostertag and Wayne Simien (fishing, hunting), Luke Axtell (fishing), John Crider (mushrooms, fishing) and, yes, Hunter Mickelson, are some that quickly come to mind.

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Beaty confirms hiring of RB coach Hull

Wednesday morning, for the first time since early January, second-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty woke up with a full coaching staff.

Wednesday, March 2

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Near the end: Manning looks forward to Senior Day

Second-year Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning knew, no matter what, he’d be in Lawrence on March 5, 2016 for the Senior Day/Allen Fieldhouse swan-song of his son, Evan. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Offense, defense? Kansas has both

For most ranked college basketball teams the question elicits an easy response: Does it do a better job of scoring or keeping teams from scoring? By Tom Keegan

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Kansas-Nebraska series renewed

Kansas University and Nebraska will meet in men’s basketball next Dec. 10 in Allen Fieldhouse, KU officials confirmed Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 1, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 1, 2016.

Kansas athletes earn Lage award

Twelve Kansas student-athletes were among a total of 74 recipients of the 2016 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor, the league announced Tuesday morning. Kansas had the most selection among Big 12 member institutions.

KU’s Ben Welle wins La. Classics

Kansas senior Ben Welle outlasted Thomas Detry of Illinois to win the Louisiana Classics Invitational individual title by a single stroke. Welle’s victory marks the second title of his KU career. He has four top-five finishes in the seven events in which he has competed in 2015-16.

Three Jayhawks in NCAA Indoor

Kansas University’s track and field team will have three entries at the NCAA Indoor on March 11-12 in Birmingham, Ala., it was announced Tuesday night by the NCAA.

Tuesday, March 1

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Beaty hires prep coach Tony Hull from New Orleans to fill KU football RB vacancy

Tuesday's addition of Warren Easton High head coach Tony Hull as the new KU running backs coach opens up the potential for Kansas football to enjoy a greater recruiting presence in talent-rich Louisiana. New Orleans quarterback Tyriek Starks, who signed with KU in February and played for Hull, said other NOLA natives are sure to follow him and Hull to the Sunflower State. By Matt Tait

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KU, adidas unveil 'Made in March' uniforms for 2016 postseason

When Kansas University begins its 2016 trek through the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments, the Jayhawks will do so with some new uniforms, unveiled by adidas and KU on Tuesday.

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Shaka Smart: KU's Big 12 streak 'unheard of'

Texas coach Shaka Smart, even before suffering an 86-56 defeat at the hands of perennial Big 12 juggernaut Kansas, spoke highly of KU’s winning 12 straight regular-season league titles. By Gary Bedore

KU men’s golf 3rd after Day 1

Following a day-one performance in which four Kansas University men’s golfers are ranked in the top 15, the Jayhawks put themselves in third place after shooting a two-round 563 (-13) Monday at the Louisiana Classics.

Kansas women fall to TCU, 55-52

Kansas University women’s basketball held the lead for much of the first three quarters before falling behind in the fourth, then nearly erasing a seven-point deficit to TCU with 40 seconds to play.

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Thon Maker to take official visit to KU

Thon Maker, a 7-foot senior forward from Athlete Institute in Ontario, Canada, will make an official visit to Kansas University for Saturday’s Iowa State game, Maker’s guardian, Ed Smith, tells zagsblog.com and sny.tv.

Kansas baseball defeats Utah, 8-4

Arizona natives Devin Foyle and Marcus Wheeler combined for five hits and drove in three runs as Kansas University’s baseball team topped Utah, 8-4, Monday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.

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Notebook: Bill Self says Big 12 not one-team league

Hours before his team sealed the championship outright with an 86-56 drubbing at Texas, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on the Big 12 teleconference was asked if KU’s 12 straight titles reflects badly on the rest of the league. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 29, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 29, 2016

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Jamari Traylor's alley-oop leading candidate for KU's best dunk of season

Jamari Traylor accepted a pass from Devonté Graham and put down a thunderous alley-oop dunk midway through the second half of Monday’s 86-56 rout of Texas in Frank Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore

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Longhorns suffer emotional hangover, can't hang with KU

Both basketball teams playing a Big 12 game in the Erwin Center were coming off emotional victories two days previous. One handled it well, the other poorly. By Tom Keegan