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Big 12 tournament to stay put; league also announces series with Big East

The Big 12 men’s basketball tournament will remain in Kansas City. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made two announcements during his brief press conference at the Big 12 Media Day Wednesday morning at the Sprint Center, one of which included that the conference has selected Kansas City to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 men’s and women’s basketball championships in a multi-year agreement that will run from 2021-24.

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Notebook: RB Pooka Williams cleared for debut ‘late, late’ Friday night

Exactly what kept Pooka Williams out of the Kansas football lineup a week earlier remained unclear following the freshman running back’s debut Saturday, which sparked a 31-7 road win at Central Michigan. Following KU’s victory at Kelly/Shorts Stadium seven days later, head coach David Beaty did not offer many specifics when asked how it was determined Williams could suit up and participate in the game at CMU.

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Big 12 Conference announces record revenue number for 2017-18

The Big 12 Conference wrapped up its annual spring meetings on Friday and did so with a couple of big things to celebrate. By Matt Tait

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Jerry Jones: Dorance Armstrong Jr. has shot at becoming 'hell of a pass-rusher' in NFL

Cowboys draft KU DE in 4th round

Each of the previous two years, the NFL Draft came and went without a University of Kansas football player deemed worthy of a selection. As expected, the drought didn’t stretch to three years. Former KU defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. put an end to it Saturday, when Dallas picked him in the fourth round. By Benton Smith

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All eyes on Keenan Evans' toe heading into Big 12 Game of the Year between Kansas, Texas Tech

Texas Tech point guard Keenan Evans is not Superman. But there does appear to be a direct link between him and saving the day for the sixth-ranked Red Raiders.

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No. 3 Lady Bears rout Jayhawks, 88-51

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has often said she never tells a shooter to stop shooting when they go into a slump. That philosophy paid off Saturday.

Oklahoma State women defeat Kansas, 92-63

Loryn Goodwin had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Kaylee Jensen scored 23 points with nine boards to help Oklahoma State beat Kansas on Saturday night.

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Tom Keegan: Matt Campbell showing major progress already in second season at Iowa State

Nobody freaked out last season when Matt Campbell started his Iowa State career 0-3, losing to FCS school Northern Iowa, then at Iowa, 42-3, then at TCU, 41-20.

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NCAA basketball coaches, Adidas executive among 10 charged in bribe scheme

In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, financial advisers, even tailors.

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K-State football captain Dayton Valentine grew up a KU fan

Long before Dayton Valentine was named one of the five captains of the Kansas State football team, he had dreams of playing for a different team in the state. By Bobby Nightengale

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Tom Keegan: K-State coach Bill Snyder remains in son's corner when time comes to name replacement

The best at their jobs in sports transcend rivalries and gain the respect of the enemy. In college football, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has reached that level of respect, regardless of the loyalties of fans, players and coaches. By Tom Keegan

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Big 12 football notebook: Texas building a competitive culture

After being named the head football coach at Texas in November, Tom Herman has spent the following months trying to develop a competitive culture. By Bobby Nightengale

Sooner surprise: Okla. coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

Like a well-executed blitz, Bob Stoops shocked the college football world.

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Big 12 strong financially; teams split $348M in revenue

The Big 12 Conference reported another year of record revenue Friday, with school officials saying it was proof of financial strength.

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Italy, here come the Kansas Jayhawks

Arrivederci, Lawrence. The Kansas Jayhawks are headed to Italy.

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