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Self: Calipari not the first to platoon

Kentucky coach John Calipari has said he has not been running a platoon system “to be a genius.” Proof of that is the fact other coaches have used the same strategy throughout the years.

KU hoops recruiting update

Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8 senior small forward from Kinston (North Carolina) High, who has both Kansas University and Kentucky on his list of schools, will announce his college choice in the coming days or weeks, his high school coach tells zagsblog.com.

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Jayhawks speak their minds following blowout

A team meeting involving Kansas University's basketball players probably is not necessary in the wake of Tuesday’s 32-point loss to Kentucky. The Jayhawks spoke their minds in the locker room after the game. By Gary Bedore

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Manning off to hot start at Wake Forest

Danny Manning’s initial Wake Forest team (2-0) thrashed Tulane, 71-49, on Monday in New Orleans.

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Abysmal in Indy: Top-ranked Kentucky throttles Kansas

Drubbing marks worst loss of Self era

Kansas University’s basketball team figured to have some problems with Kentucky’s star-studded Wildcats and their nine McDonald’s All-Americans on Tuesday night at the Champions Classic. But a 72-40 thrashing? The worst loss of the Bill Self era and fourth worst in Jayhawk history? That proved quite a sobering surprise to the (1-1) Jayhawks and their legion of fans who helped sell-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse (19,306). By Gary Bedore

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Column: Wildcats could make serious run at unbeaten season

When trying to figure out why Larry Brown said what he said about Kentucky going undefeated, so many possibilities came to mind. Not once did it occur to me that he might have said it because he meant every word of it. By Tom Keegan

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NBA execs, scouts fill Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Champions Classic

More than 60 NBA execs and scouts attended Tuesday night's Champions Classic to see some highly regarded players who played in victories by Duke over Michigan State and Kentucky over Kansas University.

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Olathe native Cauley-Stein not heavily recruited by KU

Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein was not recruited heavily by Kansas University.

KU-UK notebook: Jayhawks on Wooden list

Four Kansas players have been named to the 2014-15 John R. Wooden Award preseason top 50. They are: Cliff Alexander, Perry Ellis, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Wayne Selden Jr. By Gary Bedore

KU, UK are recruiting rivals

Kansas and Kentucky often go head-to-head in recruiting. By Gary Bedore

'Cal' addresses Kansas

UK coach John Calipari spoke Monday about KU. By Gary Bedore

KU ‘anxious’ for Classic

After dropping games to Kentucky and Michigan State in the first two editions of the Champions Classic, Kansas University’s basketball team was delighted to deck Duke last November in Chicago. By Gary Bedore

Column: Calipari system adds intrigue

Here in the first days of the college basketball season, Kentucky coach John Calipari walks that fine line that separates brilliance from madness. For that, we all owe him a debt of gratitude. By doing so, he has made November so much more interesting. By Tom Keegan

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Arch rivals: KU-UK an All-American reunion

Kansas University freshmen Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. won’t have to be introduced to four equally accomplished Kentucky newcomers at the Champions Classic tonight in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Can Kentucky run the table? ‘I don’t know’

There was much talk of John Calipari’s Kentucky’s basketball team going undefeated during the 2013-14 season. The undefeated talk is back again this preseason. By Gary Bedore