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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

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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