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Tuesday, May 31

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Indiana, Duke highlight KU's 2016-17 men's basketball non-conference schedule

KU on Tuesday afternoon officially released the non-conference portion of the Jayhawks' 2016-17 schedule. Included are high-profile showdowns with some of the best programs in college basketball, starting with Indiana, Nov. 11 in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu, and Duke at the Champions Classic, Nov. 15 in New York.

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KU response to rape alleged in lawsuit: Incident is ‘tragic’ but university not liable

In its first legal response to a lawsuit by a former student who said a football player raped her in Jayhawker Towers, Kansas University said the incident was not the university’s fault and the suit should be dismissed. “That incident is tragic, but it is not one for which Title IX makes the university liable,” KU wrote in its response.

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Guard Malik Newman leaving MSU

Malik Newman — Rivals.com’s No. 8-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2015 who ultimately chose his dad’s alma mater, Mississippi State, over Kansas University and Kentucky — on Monday announced plans to transfer after one season at the SEC school. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: A look at next preseason’s top 10 basketball teams

No rational thinker could deny that Bill Self’s 13th Kansas University basketball team was the third-best in the nation, ranking behind only national champion Villanova and runner-up North Carolina. And third is as good a guess as any as to where the Jayhawks will open next season. By Tom Keegan

Monday, May 30

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 30, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29

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Tom Keegan: Henderson impressed by Kansas head coach

Late October, 1999, defensive coordinator Pat Henderson took over for fired Dave Rader as interim head football coach at the University of Tulsa and charmed the media with straight talk spiced with humor.

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Greene hailed as hero

A driver for a ride-sharing service, who lives in Yonkers, N.Y., says he would not be alive today if not for former Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene.

Saturday, May 28

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Cooper wins NCAA West

Kansas University’s Mitch Cooper certainly solidified his status as one of the best discus throwers in the NCAA during the month of May.

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

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on May 28, 2016.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 27, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27

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Kansas’ Lokedi qualifies for NCAA in 10,000

Kansas University sophomore Sharon Lokedi was planning on competing in the NCAA West Preliminaries 10,000-meter run at 9 p.m., on Thursday at Rock Chalk Park.

Thursday, May 26

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

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on May 26, 2016.

Markieff Morris detained at airport

A person familiar with the situation says Washington Wizards and former Kansas University forward Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport and then released.

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Storms trim NCAA Prelims to two days

Heavy rain, strong winds and lightning made made it impossible to hold a track meet on Thursday afternoon/evening at Rock Chalk Park. Thus, the first day of the NCAA West Prelims were beset with delays until first day’s action was officially postponed at 6:53 p.m. By Gary Bedore

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Reports: Baylor dismisses football coach Art Briles

One of the Big 12’s top football coaches is out of a job. According to multiple media reports on Thursday, Baylor dismissed head coach Art Briles.

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Big man Marcus Lee leaving UK; KU in hunt?

Yet another basketball big man became available to colleges Wednesday when Kentucky junior Marcus Lee, a 6-foot-9, 225-pounder from Antioch, Calif., not only dropped out of the 2016 NBA Draft but also announced plans to transfer from the SEC powerhouse school. By Gary Bedore

KU-hosted track regional runs Thursday-Saturday

Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams will play host to the 2016 NCAA West Preliminary track and field championships today through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

Wednesday, May 25

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

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of May 25, 2016.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 24, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 24, 2016

Kawinpakorn on All-America list

Kansas University senior women’s golfer Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn has been named 2015-16 All-American honorable mention by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Five KU baseball players named All-Big 12

Five Kansas University baseball players received All-Big 12 recognition with senior left-hander Ben Krauth and junior catcher Michael Tinsley earning first team distinction.

Tuesday, May 24

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Kansas hoops matchup with UK revealed

Kentucky and Kansas University, the two winningest programs in college basketball history with 2,205 and 2,186 victories respectively, will meet for the second straight season in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the two conferences announced Tuesday.

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KU-Kentucky to meet Jan. 28, 2017 in SEC/Big 12 Challenge in Lexington

The SEC and Big 12 conferences announced Tuesday that Kansas and Kentucky would meet again in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, this time on Jan. 28, 2017, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Banks Floodman leaving Williams Fund

After five years as a player and 10 more working various jobs in the athletic department, Banks Floodman is leaving Kansas University. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: If Big 12 expands, Florida is the place

The smart money says that status quo will prevail at expansion discussions among Big 12 presidents/chancellors and athletic directors next week in Dallas.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 23, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 23, 2016

Monday, May 23

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Liberty transfer Evan Maxwell makes commitment to KU official

Good college basketball coaches/recruiters have connections in the sport all over the country. One of those relationships helped Kansas University’s basketball program become aware of the availability of former Liberty University forward Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound sophomore who committed to KU on May 13 and on Monday officially was introduced as a Jayhawk signee by head coach Bill Self.

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Notebook: Prep Trae Young has two picks to make

Before he announces his college choice, blue-chip basketball prospect Trae Young still has to announce where he’ll be playing his senior year of high school. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas AD Zenger keeps faith in baseball coach Price

For the second year in a row, Kansas University’s baseball team will be checking in uniforms and getting an early start to summer while the rest of the Big 12 Conference teams do battle this week in Oklahoma City for the conference crown. But that fact has not soured KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s opinion of the man in charge of the Kansas program. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Carlton Bragg's forecast quite bright

A look at the statistical profiles of past highly recruited power forwards who played for Bill Self at Kansas University forecasts a season of significant improvement for sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., who showed promise in limited action as a freshman. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 22, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21

Oklahoma State ends Kansas baseball season

Junior reliever Stephen Villines matched a career-high six innings pitched, as the Kansas University baseball team fell to No. 12 Oklahoma State, 8-1, Saturday.

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KU targets Porter, Young featured in KC Classic

The opening tip of the marquee game of the KC Classic basketball tournament went to MoKan Elite point guard Trae Young, who after a couple dribbles, launched a deep lob pass to fellow blue-chip college prospect Michael Porter, Jr., who flushed it — one-handed of course.

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Brannen Greene escapes burning car

Former Kansas University basketball guard Brannen Greene, who has been based in White Plains, N.Y., the past six weeks as he trains for the 2016 NBA Draft, barely escaped a blazing car accident late Friday night in N.Y., and survived the ordeal with what appear to be only minor injuries, his dad, Jeffrey, said Saturday.

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

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of May 21, 2016.

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Report: Colorado State RB transferring to Kansas

According to a report from KWCH television station in Wichita, Deron Thompson, a sophomore from Colorado State University, has decided to transfer to KU, per information from his father.

Kansas baseball drops twinbill

Kansas University’s baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Oklahoma State on Friday and was eliminated from qualifying for the Big 12 tournament.

Timberwolves will not retain GM Milt Newton

When Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president of basketball operations and Scott Layden as general manager, many in the organization braced for sweeping changes to the front office and coaching staff.

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Border legends will play July 16 at SMS

The inaugural “Border War Legends Basketball game,” which will be run by private individuals not Kansas University and Missouri officials, will be played at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Shawnee Mission South High School, event organizers said Friday.

Friday, May 20

Kansas-OSU schedule altered

With heavy rain blowing through Stillwater on Thursday night, Oklahoma State officials elected to alter the schedule for this weekend’s conference baseball series between Kansas University and the No. 12 Cowboys at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

Brickey named to all-region team

One day after the Big 12 all-conference selections were announced, Kansas University softball learned that four Jayhawks garnered additional postseason accolades, as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its all-region teams Thursday.

Kansas track qualifies 32 for NCAAs

The Kansas University track and field program learned Thursday afternoon that 32 entries between the men’s and women’s teams have been accepted into the preliminary round of the 2016 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held May 26-28 at Rock Chalk Park.

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Redwine named top Big 12 coach

Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine has been selected as the 2016 men’s Big 12 Coach of the Year by the league’s coaches, it was announced by the conference office Thursday.

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Ex-Jayhawk Collison fixture with Thunder

Veteran Oklahoma City Thunder reserve forward Nick Collison is at an age (35) at which he’s starting to think about life after active duty on the court. <

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Beaty: New personnel coming in kicking game

The kicking game for Kansas University’s football program has been a point of consternation and experimentation for the past several years, and it continues to be a problem under second-year head coach David Beaty. But help could be on the way. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas starters not easy to pick

Predicting Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s starting lineup seldom is as easy as it seems on paper during the offseason. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 19

Kansas catcher Tinsley on Bench semifinal list

Kansas University junior baseball catcher Michael Tinsley is one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award.

KU men’s golf finishes 10th at regional

Kansas University’s men’s golf season ended with a 10th-place finish at an NCAA regional on Wednesday at the Ol’ Colony Golf Course.

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Top preps in local hoops tourney

Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young, two of the top basketball prospects in the recruiting Class of 2017, will be playing for Mokan Elite EYBL at this weekend’s KC Classic at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 247Sports reports. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18

Kansas’ Brickey makes All-Big 12

Kansas University senior shortstop Chaley Brickey became just the second Jayhawk to earn four consecutive conference honors after the league office announced the 2016 All-Big 12 Conference selections Tuesday afternoon.

KU men’s golf still in 10th place

Kansas University’s men’s golf team shot a 13-over 301 and remained in 10th place after Tuesday’s second day of an NCAA regional at Ol’ Colony Golf Course.

KU baseball falls to WSU

Wichita State had an answer for every Kansas University score, including a two-run eighth that lifted the Shockers to a 7-6 nonconference baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Tuesday at Eck Stadium.

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CBE Classic field revealed

Three teams that participated in the 2016 NIT, including tourney champion George Washington University, will join Kansas University in the 2016 CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Nov. 21-22, in Sprint Center, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Kansas receiver outlook improving

Coach David Beaty’s desire for an ultra-fast-paced Air Raid offense demands a deep stable of wide receivers, and it looks as if his Kansas University football team is making progress in that regard. By Tom Keegan

Tuesday, May 17

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Why Bill Self doesn't pay Kansas taxes on about 90 percent of his earnings

Since 2012, Bill Self has paid no Kansas taxes on almost 90 percent of his considerable earnings. And the Kansas University men's basketball coach has done so legally, thanks to Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Class of 2017 Texas receiver decides to join Jayhawks

Mere minutes after news broke about the Jayhawks landing an oral commitment from New Orleans wide receiver Takulve Williams, another wideout from Dallas' Bishop Dunne High, joined him. Like Williams, Reggie Roberson, a three-star prospect, announced his commitment to Kansas Tuesday afternoon via Twitter.

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KU football lands another Louisiana prospect

St. Augustine High senior-to-be Takulve Williams, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver from New Orleans, announced Tuesday via Twitter that he had orally committed to the Kansas football program.

KU golfers in 10th at NCAA regional

Following an opening round that saw two Jayhawks in the top 20 at one point, the Kansas University men’s golf team stands in 10th place of the NCAA regionals, after shooting a 308 on Monday.

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Work on KU football complex underway

A $2-2.5 million locker-room renovation that will be done in time for preseason camp and the upcoming football season is underway at the Anderson Family Football Complex, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the Journal-World on Monday. By Matt Tait

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Jay Dineen commits to KU

After talking with his parents Monday, Free State High junior Jay Dineen decided he couldn’t wait any longer. He knew where he wanted to play college football. By Bobby Nightengale

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Diallo conveys thanks to fans

Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo issued a “thank you” letter in announcing on Twitter on Monday he’d officially decided to sign with an agent and enter the June 23 NBA Draft. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: K-State makes Kill-er hire

The first time Bill Snyder decided to retire as Kansas State football coach, the school didn’t get it right in hiring a replacement. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 16, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16

KU men second, women take fourth at Big 12 Outdoor

Kansas University’s men’s 4X400-meter relay team of Jaron Hartley, Ivan Henry, Stryman Livingston and Tre Daniels won the final event of the day to punctuate the Jayhawks’ second-place finish in the team standings at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday.

KU rowers 3rd at Big 12

Kansas University’s Second Varsity Four boat took third place, and the Jayhawks placed third in the overall team standings at the Big 12 Rowing Championship on Sunday at Melton Lake.

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Baseball loss to K-State a blow for Jayhawks

Kansas University senior Colby Wright returned to the Jayhawks’ lineup with a bang Sunday, but the second baseman’s two-home-run, four-RBI afternoon was not enough, and Kansas dropped the series finale to Kansas State 8-5 at Tointon Family Stadium.

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Self not surprised by Diallo’s decision to stay in NBA Draft

After playing well, measuring well and interviewing well at last week’s NBA Combine, Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo proclaimed to ESPN.com and CBSSports.com reporters he would be signing with an agent and keeping his name in the June 23 draft. The 6-foot-9 Mali native’s decision to turn pro certainly did not surprise Jayhawk coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: KU tennis coach fulfills ‘vision’

Coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles at Texas Tech in women’s tennis, Todd Chapman decided to give that up and take a job at a school that was in the midst of a 15-year NCAA Tournament drought. My first thought was he must have lost a bet on a golf course. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, May 15

Vaulter Taylor paces KU at Big 12

Kansas University’s Laura Taylor placed fourth in the pole vault to highlight the Day Two performances by Jayhawks on Saturday at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Kansas baseball stumbles at KSU

Kansas State banged out 18 hits and scored 12 runs Saturday night to even their weekend series with Kansas University baseball, 12-2, at Tointon Stadium.

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Brother battles shaped transfer Evan Maxwell

Future Kansas University basketball center Evan Maxwell never had to worry about losing his competitive edge — or his conditioning — during breaks in the school calendar the past two years at Liberty University. By Gary Bedore

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Fitting finish: Brickey helps KU softball sweep Cyclones

Kansas University shortstop Chaley Brickey first set foot on the KU campus as a 17-year-old freshman four years ago. On Saturday, during KU’s 11-1, 8-0 doubleheader sweep of Iowa State at Arrocha Ballpark, Brickey played her final home game for the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

Saturday, May 14

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Newest Jayhawk Evan Maxwell speaks Saturday after Friday's commitment to KU

Former Liberty University center 'honored to say I belong to the best basketball program in the country'

Evan Maxwell chose KU over Virginia Tech and Baylor.

KU track nabs 3 titles

Kansas University won three individual tittles on the first day of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at the Lowdon Track complex.

Kansas baseball claims opener at KSU

Senior left-hander Ben Krauth allowed just one run over 81⁄3 innings, and Kansas University collected 11 hits off four Kansas State pitchers in a 4-1 Big 12 baseball victory over the Wildcats on Friday at Tointon Stadium.

KU men’s golfers relish NCAAs

Sometimes, things really are as enjoyable as they would appear from a distance. For example, taking a college golf road trip after finishing final exams sounds like emerging from a blizzard and landing on a sun-kissed beach that has a seat with your name on it. By Tom Keegan

KU-ISU softball to play 2 today

Due to the threat of severe weather, Kansas University officials opted to postpone Friday’s scheduled Big 12 softball game between Kansas University and Iowa State. The teams will conclude their three-game series with a doubleheader beginning at noon today at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas tennis falls in NCAAs

Kansas University’s women’s tennis season ended with a 4-3 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Championships at Hellman Tennis Center.

Friday, May 13

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KU adds transfer in Liberty University sophomore center Evan Maxwell

He's a 6-10, 245-pounder who averaged 10 points and 4.8 boards last season

Former Liberty University center Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore out of Clarks Summit, Pa., is headed to Kansas University on a basketball scholarship, Maxwell told the Journal-World on Friday night. By Gary Bedore

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Naismith’s original rules of ‘Basket Ball’ freshly installed, now on view at KU’s DeBruce Center

Kansas University’s DeBruce Center is now truly complete: James Naismith’s original rules of “Basket Ball” — the high-profile acquisition for which the building was constructed — are installed and on display. By Sara Shepherd

Kansas tennis snags 5 awards

Kansas University women’s tennis freshman Anastasiya Rychagova snagged three postseason honors from the Big 12 Conference and Smith Hinton and Nina Khmelnitckaia each picked up one of their own, as the conference announced its awards Thursday.

Thursday, May 12

KU baseball players earn academic honors

Eleven members of the Kansas University baseball program were recognized by the Big 12 Conference as the league office unveiled its 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team Thursday.

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Big 6th inning carries Kansas softball

Kansas University’s softball team broke open a tight ballgame with a six-run sixth inning Thursday to defeat Iowa State, 11-5, at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball needs wins at KSU this weekend

The Kansas University baseball team heads to Manhattan for the weekend, looking to keep alive its hopes of reaching the Big 12 Championship May 25-29 in Oklahoma City.

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Diallo has big day at NBA Combine

Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo, whose 7-foot-41⁄2 wingspan measured second longest of all players at this week’s NBA Combine, scored 18 points off 7-of-10 shooting with four blocks and four rebounds, in his first official scrimmage at the pre-draft extravaganza in Chicago. By Gary Bedore

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

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of May 12, 2016.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 11, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 11, 2016

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Ellis’ test impressive at Combine

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis had the fourth lowest body fat of all players tested Wednesday at the 2016 NBA Combine in Chicago as reported by NBA.com.

Peck advances

Kansas University senior golfer Connor Peck advanced to the sectional qualifying round for the 2016 U.S. Open Wednesday. He finished the day in sole possession of third-place, shooting a 3-under, 66 at Wichita Country Club.

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Tom Keegan: Expansion bad idea for Big 12 but might help KU

It will take expanding all the way to 16-member conferences for power brokers in college athletics to realize that the size that makes most sense is cutting that number in half.

Wednesday, May 11

KU’s Chapman is coach of year

Kansas University women’s tennis head coach Todd Chapman was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Coach of the Year Tuesday after leading the Jayhawks to their first NCAA Championship bid in 17 years.

30 KU athletes on academic list

A total of 30 Kansas University student-athletes were named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Teams, the league office announced Tuesday.

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Selden has ‘minor’ knee procedure, will miss Combine

Former Kansas University basketball guard Wayne Selden, Jr., will not participate in basketball-related activities at this week’s NBA Combine as he recovers from a “minor knee procedure” to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 10, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10

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Report: Knee injury sidelines Wayne Selden Jr. for combine

Wayne Selden Jr. won’t be able to impress NBA coaches and executives with his on-court skills this week at the league’s draft combine, in Chicago.

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Introducing the Sadler twins, Landon and Lucas

Newborn Tulsa twins named after KU basketball forward

Kansas forward Landen Lucas was one of the biggest surprises of the 2015-16 KU basketball season. His production and improvement played a huge role in the Jayhawks reaching the Elite Eight and also inspired one Tulsa couple to honor him for a lifetime. Introducing the Sadler twins, Landon and Lucas. By Matt Tait

KU’s Rychagova freshman of year

Kansas University freshman tennis player Anastasiya Rychagova was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Freshman of the Year on Monday. Rychagova is the first player in KU history to win the award.

KU men’s track nationally ranked

For the first time since 2014, Kansas University’s men’s track and field team is ranked in the national Top 25.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 9, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 9, 2016

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Kansas hoops trio at NBA Combine

Kansas University’s Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden Jr. and Cheick Diallo will attend the 2016 NBA Combine, today through Sunday in Chicago. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Recruiting 'formula' working for KU men's golf coach

When Kansas last qualified for the NCAA Tourney in men’s golf, Todd Reesing had not yet started a game at quarterback, Danny Manning played for the last basketball team to win a national tournament and Kansas Golf Hall of Fame inductee Ross Randall was the coach. By Tom Keegan

Monday, May 9

KU softball disappointed by rainout

With two runners on base and one out in the bottom of the fourth Sunday afternoon at a drenched Arrocha Ballpark, Kansas University’s softball players and coaches remained optimistic something positive would come out of a weekend series already sealed in favor of visiting Oklahoma State. By Benton Smith

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Josh Jackson makes ‘Super Five’ team

Incoming Kansas University freshman Josh Jackson was named to the 44th-annual Louisville Courier-Journal Super Five team, which honors the country’s top high school players. By Gary Bedore

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Swept aside: Villines stingy, but KU baseball skid hits 6

When Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price handed the ball to closer Stephen Villines to start the fourth inning of Sunday’s series finale with No. 8 Texas Tech, the Jayhawks trailed by four runs, and the idea was that Villines would shut the Red Raiders down the rest of the way and give Kansas a chance.By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Nine potential successors for Self

The recent report that the coach-shopping Houston Rockets were “intrigued” by Big 12 bosses Bill Self and Shaka Smart served as a reminder that all good things come to an end. Eventually, although not likely any time soon, Self will probably want to take a crack at coaching the best basketball players on the planet and see if he can join one-time mentor Larry Brown as the only coaches to win NCAA and NBA titles. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, May 8

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 8, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 7, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 7, 2016

KU vaulter Meyer claims crown

Kansas University junior Nick Meyer became the 10th Jayhawk in school history to break the 18-foot barrier in the pole vault while winning the event Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational.

KU golfers miss NCAA tourney

Kansas University golfers Pornvipa Sakdee and Yupaporn Kawinpakorn placed 15th and 43rd, respectively, at the NCAA regional Saturday at Shoal Creek but missed qualifying for the NCAA women’s golf tournament.

OSU softball tops Kansas

Oklahoma State hit three home runs to defeat Kansas University, 11-9, in Big 12 softball Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

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Kansas catcher Tinsley stays hot

In the grand scheme of things, Kansas University junior Michael Tinsley’s triple in the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday’s 9-2 loss to No. 8 Texas Tech at Hoglund Ballpark meant very little.

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Huskies’ prospects for Porter improve

It seems the University of Washington wasn’t the only school to offer Michael Porter Sr., dad of high school junior phenom Michael Porter Jr., a coaching job in recent weeks.

Big 12 honors Kansas boat

Kansas University’s First Varsity Eight boat was named boat of the week by the Big 12 Conference on Friday.

KU golfers 25th, 30th at regional

Kansas University women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Pornvipa Sakdee moved within a stroke of each other on the second day of their NCAA regional on Friday at Shoal Creek Country Club.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 6, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 6, 2016

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Tough break: KU has chances in baseball loss to Tech

Over nine innings, 54 outs and more than three hours, there are a lot of factors that go into determining the outcome of a baseball game. By Matt Tait

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Chris Thompson sets mark at LCC, but leaves upset he didn't break into 50s

Chris Thompson shot the greatest round in the 102-year history of Lawrence Country Club on Friday and left the course in a miserable mood. By Tom Keegan

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Azubuike first 7-foot center at KU since Embiid

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, for the first time in three seasons, will have a 7-footer on his roster during the 2016-17 campaign. By Gary Bedore

Friday, May 6

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Self: Azubuike "an impact guy right off the bat"

KU men's basketball coach Bill Self on Friday spoke publicly about the addition of 7-foot big man Udoka Azubuike, and it's clear from Self's comments that the Jayhawks are expecting big things from their new big man right away.

Kansas golfers in 15th, 55th

Shoal Creek, Ala. — Kansas University women’s golfers Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn and Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee finished the first of three rounds at the NCAA Regional in Shoal Creek. Playing at the 6,470-yard, par-72 Shoal Creek Country Club, Kawinpakorn and Sakdee scored 75 and 79, respectively.

KU softball puts 5 on academic team

For the sixth year in a row, Kansas University softball has had at least five Jayhawks earn Academic All-Big 12 honors.

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Now a true 7-footer, Azubuike signs letter

Just 16 years old, Kansas University basketball signee Udoka Azubuike still may have some sprouting to do. “He is a true 7-foot. He actually grew I’d say an inch and a half (this past year). He is projected to grow another inch and a half to two inches,” Harry Coxsome, mentor of the Lagos, Nigeria native told the Journal-World on Thursday after the Potter’s House Christian senior signed his letter-of-intent with KU in a ceremony at the Jacksonville, Fla. High School. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas men’s golf selected for NCAAs

The Kansas University men’s golf team is headed to an NCAA regional for the first time since 2007 and 18th time in school history. By Tom Keegan

Thursday, May 5

KU thrower Levy honored by Big 12

Kansas University senior thrower Daina Levy was named the Big 12 track-and-field athlete of the week after a season-best mark and victory in the hammer throw at the Rock Chalk Classic.

KU’s Kawinpakorn makes All-Big 12

Kansas University senior women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn was named to the All-Big 12 team, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Juco guard signs with KU women

Eboni Watts, who played the past two women’s basketball seasons at Tallahassee Community College, has signed a national letter of intent with Kansas University, KU coach Brandon Schneider announced Wednesday.

Gophers pound KU baseball

Minnesota scored nine runs in the first two innings and coasted to a 12-7, nonconference baseball rout of Kansas University on Wednesday at Siebert Field.

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FSHS vaulter Hicks thrilled to pick KU

When Callie Hicks entered high school, she never pictured herself as a pole vaulter. Until three years ago, the Free State High senior spent most of her time focusing on gymnastics. By Bobby Nightengale

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Transfer Thornton continues KU visit today

Former Duke point guard Derryck Thornton, who could help fill a need in Kansas University’s backcourt during the 2017-18 season and perhaps beyond, today begins the second day of his official recruiting trip to Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Kansas should go corporate route to relocate Cozart

Just this once, I would like to see a slice of corporate structure used by the Kansas University football program to solve the issue of what to do with Montell Cozart, such a graceful athlete blessed with such a positive attitude. By Tom Keegan

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

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on May 4, 2016.

Wednesday, May 4

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KU football offers Bishop Miege wide receiver

According to JayhawkSlant.com, the Kansas University football program officially has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege standout Jafar Armstrong. By Matt Tait

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Duke transfer Derryck Thornton begins Kansas visit

Derryck Thornton, a 6-foot-2 freshman who recently announced plans to leave Duke, begins his official visit to KU today after visiting USC last weekend. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 3, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 3, 2016

Minnesota pounds KU baseball, 19-7

Matt McLaughlin banged a home run in the top of the first inning to give Kansas University a quick, 1-0, lead but it was pretty much all downhill from there as the homestanding Minnesota Gophers pounded the Jayhawks, 19-7, Monday night.

Kansas tennis gets NCAA berth

Any tension in the room was defused quickly as Kansas University was one of the first four teams to flash across the screen during the 2016 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships selection show. KU, which is appearing in the tournament for the first time since 1999, will take on UC Santa Barbara in the first round of play at noon on Friday, May 13 at the Hellman Tennis Center in Berkeley, Calif.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas golfer ‘Mook’ always learning

Winning golfers never stop learning, forever turn bad experiences into growth opportunities. Watch Jordan Spieth next April at Augusta eat up No. 12, the hole that ate him up last month in the Masters. If it takes him more than one Masters to conquer that demon of a par 3, so be it. He’ll never stop embracing the challenge.

Tuesday, May 3

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It’s official: Jackson a Jayhawk

Bill Self, who knows a special prospect when he sees one, does not spend any time scouring the rankings of individual high school players when he’s evaluating talent on the recruiting trail.

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KU officially announces signing of No. 1-rated Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson has signed with KU, coach Bill Self announced today.

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Recruit Lightfoot ‘serious’ player

The official website write-up on Saturday’s Ballislife.com All-America game referred to future Kansas University forward Mitch Lightfoot as a “rugged and serious-minded player.”

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 2, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 2, 2016

Monday, May 2

Ex-Kansas player Stubblefield charged in felony rape case

Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco 49er and Kansas University player Dana Stubblefield with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” woman.

Kansas softball falls to Texas

A day after a collecting a season-best 14 hits in a lopsided victory, Kansas University’s softball team managed just five hits — all singles — in a lopsided 6-0 loss to Texas on Sunday at McCombs Field.

KU men’s golf surges to 6th

Three Kansas University men’s golfers shot under par to help the Jayhawks move up two spots in the final standings to tie for sixth overall at the Big 12 Championship on Sunday at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 1, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 1, 2016

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Short-lived success: Jayhawks thumped in series finale

For two innings of Sunday’s baseball series finale against Oklahoma at Hoglund Ballpark, it looked as if Kansas University were poised to finish off a sweep. By Matt Tait

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KU signee Lightfoot lights up all-star game

Future Kansas University forward Mitch Lightfoot erupted for 32 points to lead all scorers in Saturday’s Ballislife All-America game at Long Beach (Calif.) City College. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Kansas' streak should hit 13

On paper at least, barring a major, major upset, Kansas University will earn at least a share of the Big 12 basketball title for a remarkable 13th consecutive season. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, May 1

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Five undrafted former Jayhawks ink free-agent deals with NFL teams

Former KU defensive lineman Ben Goodman was one of five former Jayhawks to earn a free agent deal this weekend after going undrafted. Running backs De’Andre Mann (Atlanta) and Taylor Cox (Dallas), offensive lineman Larry Mazyck (Houston) and former KU safety Isaiah Johnson, who finished his college career at South Carolina and will head to camp with Tampa Bay, all agreed to free agent deals in the hours that followed the conclusion of this year’s draft. By Matt Tait

KU men’s golf remains in eighth

Kansas University men’s golf team improved by nearly 20 strokes in the third round of the Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club, but the Jayhawks remained in eighth place.

Kansas soccer stops Arkansas

Kansas University’s women’s soccer team blanked Arkansas, 2-0, on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park to conclude its spring season.

KU rowing sweeps K-State

Kansas University swept Kansas State, 22-0, in the rowing Sunflower Showdown on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.

KU softball splits with UT

Kansas University softball ended its four-game losing streak with a vengeance.

Jayhawks fall in tennis semis

Kansas University’s run in the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championship ended with a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Oklahoma State in the semifinals on Saturday at Greenwood Tennis Center.

KU track claims 10 individual wins

Senior Daina Levy’s season-best toss in the hammer throw highlighted 10 Kansas University individual wins at the Rock Chalk Track and Field Classic on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

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KU looking to upgrade special teams

During his 17 months as the leader of the Kansas football program, David Beaty has talked often about the importance of what he calls the “hidden third” of the game.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas pitcher Krauth simply a winner

In Big 12 play, when left-hander Ben Krauth is the starting pitcher for Kansas University, the Jayhawks win. When it’s somebody else, they lose. It’s almost that simple, although Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma was a welcome exception.

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Jayhawks take two from Oklahoma

All season, despite dealing with more losses than anyone expected or would care to count, the Kansas University baseball team continued to preach that its offense was among the best in the Big 12 Conference.