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Brandon Rush fights back emotions during jersey retirement ceremony

With about five minutes remaining in the first half of the Kansas men’s basketball game Wednesday, Brandon Rush took a few moments to drink water and gather himself. By Bobby Nightengale

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Townsend brothers tie Kansas, UCLA conference title streaks together

One of just a handful of players to suit up for all three coaches responsible for UCLA’s record run of 13 consecutive conference titles in the late 1960s and 1970s, Raymond Townsend could do nothing but smile when No. 3 Kansas clinched a share of its record-tying 13th-consecutive Big 12 title with a win over TCU on Wednesday night. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Former KU football player directs compelling documentary on Thailand prison fighters

Micah Brown's project to air on Showtime

Imagine a world where the better a prisoner is at beating up another man with his fists and feet, the greater his chance at gaining freedom. Better yet, don’t imagine that world. Immerse yourself in it from a safe distance for 90 minutes Friday night in front of your television. You can do that by watching former Kansas football player Micah Brown’s documentary, “Prison Fighters: 5 Rounds to Freedom." By Tom Keegan

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Four Jayhawks named Academic All-Big 12

One day after helping the team secure a record-tying 13th consecutive Big 12 men's basketball title, four members of the Kansas basketball team added some academic hardware to their memorable week. By Matt Tait

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David Beaty announces KU's new strength coach

Currently operating within a crucial portion of the college football offseason, Kansas head coach David Beaty wasted no time in filling a staff vacancy. Beaty announced Thursday the addition of Zac Woodfin as the new director of strength and conditioning. By Benton Smith

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KU basketball player Graham arrested on municipal court charge after team's Big 12 conference win

Several hours after the University of Kansas men’s basketball team celebrated winning its 13th Big 12 conference title in a row, one of the team’s players was arrested.