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Column: Wayne Selden Jr. shows board potential

Kansas University junior Wayne Selden Jr. has the strength and quickness advantage on most college basketball small forwards, yet he had such poor offensive rebounding numbers his first two seasons. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Clock reduction plays to Jayhawks’ advantage

Under international and NBA rules, teams have 24 seconds from the time they gain possession of the ball to the time a shot must go up.

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Column: Cliff Alexander learns a difficult lesson

Call Thomas Robinson a journeyman or reach a more harsh conclusion and label him a bust, but don’t call him anything but brilliant in the judgment he used in making the most important financial decision he’ll ever make.By Tom Keegan

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Column: Jayhawks’ Traylor develops maturity

Too often, Jamari Traylor looked like a young man whose emotions were residing in a cave, dark and damp. He didn’t look that way Tuesday night at Sprint Center, where he helped Team KU/USA to an entertaining 91-83 victory against Canada.

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Column: Jayhawks provide glimpse of priceless experience

It was just a sparring session in advance of a tournament that won’t budge the Kansas University basketball team’s 2015-16 record from 0-0. Consequently, heading into the night, it didn’t feel as if it meant anything. Then the players started diving for loose balls and exchanging the lead by answering clutch shots with clutch shots and it felt for a while as if the gold medal was at stake. Column by Tom Keegan

Column: U.S. Open course was no beauty

I much prefer to watch golf tournaments played on courses that don’t look thirsty, don’t have multi-colored greens, don’t need dots to inform where the fairway ends and the green begins. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Despite odds, Open in reach for Gary Woodland

I think Gary Woodland is the best bet on the board at 100/1 odds to win the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Chambers Bay in Seattle. By Tom Keegan

Column: New rule could distract high school football recruits

An early, extra letter-of-intent signing window of three days in mid-December could be voted into existence as early as today or Wednesday for college football recruits. As it stands, football signing day is the first Wednesday of February. By Tom Keegan

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Column: KU has depth only at defensive end

It’s time to take a position-by-position look at how the Kansas University football roster shapes up, fitting each player into one of six offensive positions and five defensive ones and then ranking the positions. By Tom Keegan

Column: Football appearances sometimes deceiving at first glance

The impression a football player makes when he walks through the locker room door for the first time can be misleading. It only reveals what the athlete looks like on the outside.

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Column: Jimmay Mundine in good position with Pats

In the case of former Kansas University tight end Jimmay Mundine, the odds of making a deep run at a roster spot this fall increased recently when Mundine signed a free-agent deal with the New England Patriots. By Matt Tait

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Column: Russell Robinson recalls guarding Stephen Curry

How, I asked Russell Robinson, did the Jayhawks prevent Stephen Curry, reigning NBA MVP and one of two central figures in the NBA Finals, from beating them? How did they defend him? By Tom Keegan

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Column: KU’s Ellis has shot at history, records

Ever the student of Kansas University basketball history and the lead teacher of the school’s basketball team, Bill Self rattled off what Perry Ellis’ decision to return for his senior year could mean for the versatile power forward’s standing in school history.

Column: Former KU center cooks up business

The latter half of the term student-athlete didn’t go as well as the first half for former Kansas University football center Dylan Admire, a 4.0 student. Now Admire is ready to get down to business, as in starting one of his own. By Tom Keegan

Column: Today’s hot tip: take the under

Oddsmakers don’t take setting lines lightly. They want to draw action on both sides of a proposition and in setting the over-under for the 2015 Kansas University football team at 1.5, 5Dimes set up an argument between believers and non-believers.