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Lawrence resident wins 4-H Royalty Contest Area organizations receive Union Pacific grants Capitol reception planned for new KU vice chancellor Deadline nears to register for conference on aging

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Big 12 Commissioner on sports gambling: Still in wait-and-see mode

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby kicked off the Big 12 Media Days with a lengthy discussion on a variety of topics Monday morning in Frisco, Texas. One of the first topics Bowlsby discussed was about a conference-wide discussion about legalized sports gambling. Bowlsby had prepared for a number of questions during the opening day, but sports gambling was not a topic he expected to talk about.

Texas Tech bans sale of Vick shirt

Texas Tech has banned the sale of a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Michael Vick hanging the dog mascot of rival Texas A&M.

Brother of Krysten and Derek Boogaard arrested

The brother of former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard, who died from a drug overdose in May, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal prescription pills on the same night.

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Tom Keegan: No shortage of junkyard dogs in Kansas basketball program

A ranking of the four most aggressive men, aka junkyard dogs, in the Kansas basketball program.

Tickets to KU game to be sold only in sets

Officials say deal will help boost attendance, keep out Jayhawk fans

For years, the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center has been lovingly referred to by Kansas University fans as Allen Fieldhouse West. It's a topic for TV commentators and newspaper columns, and the Rock Chalk Chant can be heard on TV at the end of each KU victory as if the game were at Allen Fieldhouse Original.

KU fans taking money to K.C.

Game venue means loss of local revenue

Thank heavens for the dog show. The Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club's annual dog show will be the big event in town this weekend since Kansas University decided to move Saturday's home football game with Oklahoma University to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Horse, hoops musings

That poor horse Dewey Bunnell, a band member of America, rode through the desert in 1971. It had no name. Makes me sad to think that horse is dead now with no name engraved on its tombstone.

They're real: Southern Illinois' Salukis are dogs with long history

Unless you're a dog expert, Southern Illinois' mascot, the Saluki, might sound every bit as made-up as the Jayhawk.

Boogaard died of alcohol, oxycodone

The death of Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was an accident, due to a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkiller oxycodone.

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A dogged champion

KU's Wissel still cleans up after football

A sound argument easily could be made Colby Wissel, peering over his shoulder seven times during the stretch run, authored the single most exciting moment of any Kansas University athlete during the 2006-07 school year when he kicked his way to the Big 12 men's cross country title on a cold, damp morning at Rim Rock Farm last fall.

Arthur looking for confidence boost

Freshman to search for 'easy buckets'

It's way too early in the basketball season to suggest Kansas University's Darrell Arthur has hit the fabled "freshman wall." College rookies normally run into that invisible barrier late in the conference campaign - a topic for the dog days of February.

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Kansas defensive back Ronnie Davis fan of rodeo, too

Five starters return to the Kansas University secondary, so Northeastern Oklahoma A&M transfer Ronnie Davis realizes playing time will not be easy to come by next season. By Chris Duderstadt

Mayer: NBA talk should be silenced

Let's hope a 2006-07 Kansas University basketball team with all the ingredients to dominate its league and even win a national title does not face constant distractions because of speculation about who will and won't turn pro.

Woodling: Barrage no game to forget

As sand slithers through the hourglass, memories dim. We can recall, but we don't really remember. Specifics fade away. During a holiday party conversation the other day, the inevitable topic of Kansas University men's basketball arose, and somehow the conversation led to me mentioning how the Jayhawks once scored 150 points in a game against Kentucky. Jaws dropped. Eyes bugged. "One hundred and 50 points???" "Against Kentucky???"

It's about atmosphere

Neutral site, fair set Red River Rivalry apart

Darrell Royal is still quick with a quip, and few things get him rolling more than the Texas-Oklahoma game.

Texas Tech to review rider

A Texas Tech committee is looking into a stunt by the school's caped mascot, who apparently violated safety policy by riding a horse into the football stadium with the reins in his teeth and hands flung into the air like pistols.

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Notebook: Jayhawks visit Churchill Downs

A trip to Louisville wouldn’t be complete without an excursion to Churchill Downs, site of the world-famous Kentucky Derby. By Gary Bedore

Wilkes having fun at Kansas already

Sense of humor helps freshman guard adjust to college life, basketball

A world-renowned horse rider? From Los Angeles? In the "up close" section of Kansas University men's basketball media guide, freshman Omar Wilkes wrote, "Not many people know this, but I am a world renowned horse rider."

Stallworth loses part of finger in pit bull incident

A former KU basketball player lost part of his finger after trying to break up a fight between two pit bulls Tuesday morning. Lawrence police say former KU forward Bud Stallworth was being treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for injuries to his left ring finger. Lawrence Police Lt. Dave Cobb said Stallworth was trying to break up a fight between the two dogs in his back yard at 14 Westwood about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.