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A Mother's Day first for Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and family

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has celebrated plenty of Mother's Days throughout his 55 years, honoring both his mother, Margaret, and wife, Cindy, many times over on the special holiday. But he's never had one like this. By Matt Tait

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KU's Lokedi and Al Hizam defend Big 12 titles

Two days after securing her third 10,000-meter conference title in a row, Kansas senior Sharon Lokedi had another repeat gold-medal performance left in her legs.

K-State takes Sunflower Showdown baseball series with extra-inning victory

For the second time in its weekend series with Kansas State in Manhattan, the Kansas baseball team found itself in extra innings on Sunday. This time, however, it was the Wildcats who emerged victorious, 7-6 in 11 innings in the series rubber match, to take this year's Sunflower Showdown two games to one. All three games were decided by one run.

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'Finally': KU linebacker Joe Dineen amped for redshirt senior season

When Joe Dineen thinks about this stage of his college football career, and how close he is to launching into his senior season, one word springs from his mind and out of his mouth. “Finally.” By Benton Smith

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A Mother's Day first for Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and family

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has celebrated plenty of Mother's Days throughout his 55 years, honoring both his mother, Margaret, and wife, Cindy, many times over on the special holiday. But he's never had one like this. By Matt Tait

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Administrative salaries jumped by 42 percent in a single year at Kansas Athletics; KU salaries top K-State's

The year of the big deal for the Big 12 conference was 2012. The year for big paychecks at Kansas Athletics Inc. came right after it with administration salaries increasing by $6 million — or 42 percent — in a single year, a review by the Journal-World has found.

K-State baseball evens series with Game 2 win over KU

The Kansas State Wildcats baseball team out-dueled Kansas, 1-0, on Saturday night at Tointon Family Stadium to even the series at one win apiece heading into Sunday's rubber match.

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How much does KU spend on athletics? More than the city spends on police, fire and roads, but returns are big too

In Lawrence, college athletics is a basic necessity. Don’t believe it? Look at the numbers. In 2017, according to budget documents, the city of Lawrence spent $81.9 million on police, fire and roads — often ranked among the most important of government services. Kansas Athletics during its fiscal year 2017 spent $94.7 million hosting athletic events and serving the university’s approximately 500 student athletes.