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Danielle McCray selected 7th in WNBA Draft by Connecticut Sun

Kansas University senior Danielle McCray was selected seventh overall by the Connecticut Sun in the Thursday's WNBA Draft.

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Texas pitcher shuts down KU softball team, 6-2

Megan Smith isn’t questioning the dominance of Texas Longhorns standout pitcher Blaire Luna. The Kansas University softball coach just thinks her Jayhawks might have contributed a little something to it.

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McCray hopeful for WNBA chance

Former Kansas University women’s basketball standout Danielle McCray figured a season-ending ACL injury would affect her stock in the upcoming 2010 WNBA Draft, and a pair of league analysts agreed with that assessment Wednesday.

KU football assistant happy to be back in Lawrence

In the 10 years since Darrell Wyatt last coached in Lawrence, some things have remained more or less the same.

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Elgie powers Jayhawks’ baseball rout of Baker

Zac Elgie was in need of a good, old-fashioned slump-buster entering the Kansas University baseball team’s Wednesday-night matchup with visiting Baker University, and that’s precisely what the Jayhawks’ struggling first baseman got.

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Oklahoma State a mixed bag

Cowboys have standout in Anderson, but they’ve been inconsistent

Like most teams entering this week’s NCAA Tournament as middle-of-the pack seeds, the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team has been a mixed bag of sorts this season, alternating flashes of brilliance (victories over top-10 opponents Kansas University and Kansas State, for instance) with bouts of mediocrity.

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Greatest KU games: No. 4

Wilt put everyone on notice of his skills

On the day that Wilt Chamberlain turned in arguably the greatest single-game performance in Kansas University basketball history, a photograph of the then-Kansas University sophomore ran in the Journal-World.

Three Kansas football players invited to NFL Combine

Former Kansas University football players Dezmon Briscoe, Kerry Meier and Darrell Stuckey have each been invited to participate in the NFL Combine, held Feb. 24 through March 5 in Indianapolis, Ind., the school announced Tuesday.

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Freshmen star in narrow loss to UT

Davis, Engelman combine for 51 points, but Jayhawks fall short against 14th-ranked ’Horns

Freshman guard Monica Engelman hit a game-tying three-pointer to force overtime, but the Kansas University women's basketball team couldn't complete its upset bid Saturday, falling 85-82 in double overtime to No. 14 Texas.

KU women to face Texas

Freshman Davis stepping up for injury-plagued Jayhawks

When the Kansas University women’s basketball team lost two of its top players to season-ending injuries within a three-week span, it became quickly apparent that the Jayhawks’ hopes of survival would depend largely on the remaining players’ ability to account for the loss of production.

New era begins today for inexperienced KU softball team

Though Megan Smith has spent the past eight months acquainting herself with the Kansas University softball program, the first-year coach admitted Thursday she won’t truly know the makeup of her team until she sees it in action.

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Oh, so close: KU threatens NU, but falters

The Kansas University women's basketball team couldn't overcome a number of late miscues, falling to visiting Nebraska, 67-60, on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women to face unbeaten Nebraska

When Kansas University standout Danielle McCray suffered a season-ending ACL injury last week, head coach Bonnie Henrickson made a point of telling replacement Monica Engelman that she didn’t have to pick up all the slack herself.

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Western Kentucky hires Bowen

Former Kansas University assistant football coach Clint Bowen will be named defensive coordinator at Western Kentucky during a press conference today, he confirmed in a text message to the Journal-World on Tuesday.

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Foul disparity frustrates head Husker

Doc Sadler — apparently well versed in the rules and expectations of the Big 12 Conference — had little interest in criticizing the officiating following his team’s 75-64 loss to Kansas University on Saturday.

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Gill’s assistants to earn more than Mangino’s

For Kansas University assistant football coaches, the Turner Gill era is already proving fruitful.

Gill not relying heavily on junior college players

If Kansas University’s 2010 recruiting class is any indication, fans of the program shouldn’t expect to see an abundance of junior college players on the team’s roster in coming years.

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All things considered, Gill thrilled with first class

After spending a large portion of his introductory news conference detailing his intentions to make recruiting the highest of priorities, first-year Kansas University football coach Turner Gill took the first step this week in making good on that promise.

Gill breaks down first recruiting class

As expected, the Kansas University football team signed 18 players to its 2010 recruiting class during today's National Signing Day.

Video and notes on KU's football 2010 recruiting class

Today, new Kansas University football coach Turner Gill will introduce his first recruiting class as part of 2010 National Signing Day. Highlighted by four-star prospects Brandon Bourbon (running back) and Keeston Terry (wide receiver), the group is expected to include 18 players.

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17 expected to sign with KU football team today

As recently as a month ago, the state of recruiting within the Kansas University football program was far from ideal.

Four-star running back Bourbon commits to Kansas

Four-star running back prospect Brandon Bourbon has switched his commitment from Stanford to Kansas University and is expected sign with the Jayhawks on Wednesday's National Signing Day, according to

New faces spark Kansas track

Given the level of acclaim bestowed upon the Kansas University women’s track team’s 2009 recruiting class — a group that featured three high school All-Americans and was tapped as the nation’s fourth-best by “Track and Field News” — it was reasonable to assume the unit eventually would have a major impact on the program.

KU football adds cornerback, defensive end

With next Wednesday’s National Signing Day quickly approaching, Kansas University’s football coaching staff padded its commitment list Thursday with the addition of a pair of three-star prospects.

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KU releases details of Gill's contract

Kansas to pay Gill $2M

New Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has signed a contract that will pay him $10 million over the next five years and make him the Big 12’s fifth highest-paid coach, the university announced Wednesday.

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Lopsided loss mystifies MU

Shooting dooms Tigers

Of all the questions facing the Missouri men’s basketball team following Monday’s road matchup with Kansas University —and there were a lot of them — perhaps the most baffling was how a team that managed to win the turnover battle by 18 somehow suffered a 19-point loss that really wasn’t as close as it sounds.

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Stuckey has big day at Shrine game

Darrell Stuckey made the most of his final collegiate game Saturday, turning in the best performance of any of the three former Kansas University football players who participated in the annual East-West Shrine football all-star game in Orlando, Fla.

Shrine Game to feature 3 Jayhawks

Receiver Kerry Meier, safety Darrell Stuckey and quarterback Todd Reesing, three players commonly associated with the ascension of the Kansas University football program, will participate in their final collegiate game today, the East-West Shrine Game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

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Baylor meant no disrespect

It didn’t take long for word to get back to Baylor coach Scott Drew that his decision to lead his team off the court and into a nearby hallway during Kansas University’s pregame introductions Wednesday had rubbed some of the Jayhawks’ coaches and players the wrong way.

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Tech gagged, handcuffed

Red Raiders speechless after offensive struggles

Scoring never has represented much of a problem for Texas Tech junior forward Mike Singletary.

Four-star recruit Clark will not attend KU

Four-star football recruit Dave Clark, who last month committed to play at Kansas University and was expected to enroll for the spring semester, will no longer be attending KU, a university spokesman said Wednesday.

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KU's Goodrich to miss remainder of season with torn ACL

Angel Goodrich, a red-shirt freshman on the Kansas University women's basketball team, will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus damage in her right knee during Tuesday's 70-68 loss to No. 15 Oklahoma State.

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KU women's basketball falls in final seconds

Jayhawks confident after near upset

The outcome might not have been perfect, but following a week members of the Kansas University women’s basketball team would just as soon forget, Tuesday’s promising showing during a 70-68 loss at the hands of visiting Oklahoma State was at least a step forward.

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Oklahoma State's Riley to provide tough test for Kansas women

While members of the Kansas University women’s basketball team surely could have used a break following a week in which they were beaten twice and saw themselves drop from the national rankings, they won’t get one today against No. 15 Oklahoma State.

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Nowhere to hide: KU women suffer historic loss to Wildcats

The Kansas University women's basketball team struggled through its worst perforance of the season Saturday, falling 59-35 to rival Kansas State in both team's Big 12 opener.

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KU women hoping to break Manhattan losing streak

So far this season, the road hasn’t been overly kind to the Kansas University women’s basketball team.

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Cornell didn’t falter

Big Red not intimidated by KU

Generally speaking, there is a moment in every men’s basketball game played at Allen Fieldhouse when the opposing team seems to take stock of its surroundings — Kansas University’s stable of All-Americans, the unrelenting fan base, the decades of history packed into the old venue — and realizes that it’s in over its head.

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Gill announces full coaching staff

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill officially announced his 10-man coaching staff Tuesday, a group that includes two former KU assistants and 213 years of college coaching experience.

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KU coach Gill officially announces two signings

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill officially announced the first two signings of his tenure Monday, welcoming in junior college players Quinn Mecham and Dave Clark.

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Warinner expected to coach offensive line at Notre Dame

Former Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who was not retained following the arrival of new KU football coach Turner Gill, is expected to join the staff of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly in the coming days, a source close to the situation told the Journal-World on Friday.

KU football adds Richmond's Shealy

Richmond defensive coordinator Vic Shealy will join Kansas University football coach Turner Gill's staff, the Journal-World has learned.

KU lands four-star cornerback

Dave Clark, a four-star cornerback out of Independence (Kan.) Community College, has informed new Kansas University coach Turner Gill that he will sign with the Jayhawks, according to

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Bruins laud Aldrich inside

‘You’re not going to be able to score against him’

Rick Byrd trod lightly.

KU football's Parish arrested on four charges

Kansas University offensive lineman Darius Parish was released from the Johnson County jail Sunday night after being charged with one count of making a criminal threat, one count of criminal trespassing and two counts of criminal damage.

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California comes close

For a short while Tuesday night, it looked like California might be the team to snap the Kansas University men’s basketball team’s streak of 48 consecutive home victories.

Gill adds Mitchell to KU football staff

Reggie Mitchell, a former Kansas University football assistant and current Illinois aide, will be named to new KU coach Turner Gill’s staff in the coming days, the Journal-World has learned.

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Kansas aide Bowen interviews with K-State

Former Kansas University defensive coordinator Clint Bowen interviewed last week with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder for a possible position on the K-State staff, the Journal-World has learned.

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Buffalo’s Gill: Witnesses of UB turnaround have utmost confidence in coach

Perhaps the best way to understand the impact Gill, the recently named head coach of the Kansas University football team, has had on the city of Buffalo is to see it up-close — board a plane, rent a car, hop onto I-90 and head toward the University at Buffalo.

Former KU football assistants to be compensated

Though Kansas University’s recently released football assistants find themselves in the unenviable position of being unemployed at the holidays, they’ll be well compensated for their tenures in Lawrence.

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Mangino, KU settle for $3 million

Mark Mangino’s image might have taken a hit following his messy departure from Kansas University’s football program, but his pocketbook suffered no such fate.