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Jeff Fedotin

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Rowing going be to young

After losing 10 seniors, a tender-aged Kansas University rowing team will feature just five seniors this year.

Track standouts abound

From the moment Stanley Redwine first recruited Crystal Manning, the talented triple jumper from Terrell, Texas, the Kansas University track coach knew he was pursuing a special athlete.

Grove tickled to take over men's golf reins

Asked for his emotions upon replacing his mentor as Kansas University men's head golf coach, Kit Grove was at a loss for words.

Surging swimmers on a roll

Kansas University swimming and diving coach Clark Campbell lauded last year's team, ranking it above the others he has coached during his five years at the school.

Cross country strong

Kansas University's men's cross country seems poised for another strong year, and the Jayhawks' success begins with returning seniors Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon.

Bonnie stays busy as camp closes

More KU camps, off-campus recruiting loom

Bonnie Henrickson concluded her Individual Camp on Wednesday, but her busy summer continues as the Kansas University women's basketball coach looks to improve on last year's disappointing season.

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Less is more

McCray heeds weight-loss edict

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson issued an edict to Danielle McCray: Weigh 170 pounds by Aug. 1, or else. What does "or else" mean?

KU sophomores dressing for success

Kohn dons odd ensemble to improve ball-handling; Morris adjusts to college game

When Kelly Kohn's Kansas University teammates watch her go through basketball drills while wearing thick goggles and gloves, they do a double take - or guffaw. "Everybody makes fun of me," Kohn said Monday during the Bonnie Henrickson Camp. "It looks a little funny."

Collins lends a hand at prep camp

Sporting new Bible-verse tat, sophomore keeps book; Wright tweaks ankle during workout

As Sherron Collins sat at midcourt, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self leaned over to peek at the guard's newest piece of ink. His just-emblazoned forearm tattoo quotes a passage from Jeremiah 15:15."It just basically means, reaching out to God, telling Him to care for me and watch over me," Collins said.

Public Links tourney on tap

This much is certain: This weekend's 13th annual, 36-hole Public Links Championship at Eagle Bend Golf Course will not have a repeat victor.

So much for the offseason

Camps, defection, injuries give coach plenty to think about

Although Sunday was the first day of his camp, Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self already was in the midst of a turbulent offseason.

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Beginning to bond

Jayhawk freshmen 'like to work hard'

With the high schoolers occupied during a scrimmage at Bill Self's Elite basketball camp Saturday, Kansas University's incoming freshmen used the 45 minutes to hoist 600 jump shots.

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Kansas baseball falters at the finish

Jayhawks honor four seniors, then lose finale, 4-2, to Nebraska to end with losing record

Kansas University senior Dylan Parzyk nearly capped his career in memorable fashion after his solo home run gave the Jayhawks a momentary lead during the fifth inning."I was thrilled for him," KU coach Ritch Price said.

KU wins one, but Bears salvage series

Plagued by defensive miscues during the series against Baylor University, Kansas University second baseman Ryne Price atoned for his errors in dramatic fashion.

KU baseball trounces Wesleyan

Underclassmen seize chance to shine in 'freshmen game' at Hoglund

Facing the less talented NAIA school Kansas Wesleyan, the Kansas University baseball team used Wednesday's game for player development.

KU baseball hopes to reprise Big 12 tourney success at MU

The Border War baseball games between Kansas University and Missouri University have been laden with intensity, but the rivalry escalated when the teams met for a fourth time last year during the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

OSU pitching stifles Jayhawks

Although Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price spent the weekend praising the potency of the Oklahoma State University offense, the Cowboys' pitching stymied the Jayhawks on Sunday afternoon.

Ashwood has an answer

KU starter stymies Cowboys in bounce-back win

One day after Oklahoma State's baseball team blasted Kansas University for 14 runs, the Jayhawks silenced one of the Big 12 Conference's best offensive teams Saturday with a 6-3 victory at Hoglund Ballpark.

Oklahoma State overpowers KU baseball team

With his Kansas University baseball team playing host to Oklahoma State - the Big 12 Conference's offensive juggernaut - third baseman Robby Price said his team had to score more than 10 runs.

Jayhawks finally enjoy some fun in the sun

KU tennis team in good spirits following victory against Nebraska in outdoors debut

After sophomore Edina Horvath scored the final point of her match to seal Kansas University's 5-2 defeat of Nebraska University at Robinson Courts, the rest of the girls tennis team enveloped her in celebration.

Streak busters

McCray's treys help KU topple K-State

After studying Danielle McCray's three-point struggles lately, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached the freshman forward before Sunday's game and emphasized setting her feet before preparing to fire away.

'Cats await KU women

Youthful inconsistency has troubled Jayhawks

With four regular-season games left, the seven freshmen on the Kansas University women's basketball team still play like newcomers, alternating displays of potential with maddening ineffectiveness.

K-State coach praises Kansas

With Kansas University's 97-70 victory Wednesday night, the Jayhawks pushed past Kansas State, taking over sole control of second place in the Big 12 conference.

Singles struggles sink KU tennis squad

Texas University continued its domination against Kansas University's women's tennis team Saturday, defeating the Jayhawks, 6-1, at the First Serve Complex. "They're not ranked 20th in the nation right now for nothing," KU coach Amy Hall-Holt said. "Anybody in the Big 12 always wants to go after the Longhorns." Texas (2-0) has defeated the Jayhawks 19 consecutive times and represents the only Big 12 Conference team the Jayhawks have never beaten.

Kansas women tumble

If someone had told Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson that Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy would score only 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting, Henrickson would have liked her chances Saturday night.

Jayhawks seeking extra effort

KU women looking to end Big 12 skid tonight vs. Nebraska

The numbers speak for themselves. The slumping Kansas University women's basketball team has lost six in a row, dropping the Jayhawks to 5-10 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12 Conference.

Baylor barely beats overmatched Jayhawks

No. 9 Bears' dominance in paint yields victory

For those looking for a silver lining, Kansas University's women's basketball team lost 71-64 to No. 9-ranked Baylor University, a team that beat the Jayhawks by 60 last year. "We've got to find mini-victories in each loss," KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "There are positives, but all of us hate to lose."

KU women seek safe haven

Baylor visits Allen Fieldhouse for today's Big 12 home opener

Kansas University's seven women's basketball freshmen will experience their first Big 12 Conference home game when KU plays host to Baylor University at 3 p.m. today.

No. 1 Nebraska pounds KU

The Nebraska University volleyball team demonstrated why it owns the No.1 ranking in the nation, soundly sweeping Kansas University (30-16, 30-16, 30-20).

Marquette stuns No. 9 Duke

Marquette University's Dominic James may stand 5-foot-11, but his quickness and ability to take a pounding reminded Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski of his former All-American Jay Williams.

Towson zones work awhile

During head-coaching stops at Florida State and DePaul, Towson University coach Pat Kennedy used a variety of defenses. He reached into his bag of tricks again during Sunday night's 87-61 loss to Kansas University in Allen Fieldhouse.

K-State QB Freeman struggles

Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, last week's Big 12 Conference player of the week, entered Saturday's game against Kansas University as the league's "it" player, but left looking like another befuddled freshman.

KU lands Burlington prep

Guard Reed thrilled with scholarship offer

So, Kansas University coach Bill Self phones you at 8 p.m. Tuesday to offer you a basketball scholarship. How do you celebrate?

Jayhawks lauded

'They just keep coming and coming'

Northern Arizona coach Mike Adras has faced Texas Tech, Arizona and Arizona State in the last four years, and he said none of those squads could match the talent Kansas University displayed in its 91-57 victory Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

New routine, same result

KU volleyball team swept by Colorado

The Kansas University volleyball team wore red jerseys instead of white. The Jayhawks ate a catered pregame meal instead of going to a restaurant. KU coach Ray Bechard even showed his team a highlight video of its best plays.

Small-town girl

Feickert finds life different at KU

While driving along a deserted stretch of North Dakota road, Kansas University head coach Bonnie Henrickson told assistant Katie O'Connor to pull the car to the side of the road.

Rush driven by last year's finish

Loss to Bradley in NCAAs, late struggles prompted return

The rumor mills had him slotted him on NBA Draft boards, but guard Brandon Rush formed his own contrasting notion as he sat in the Palace of Auburn Hills locker room following Kansas University's shocking NCAA Tournament first-round exit. "Right after the Bradley game, I knew I was going to come back," Rush said. "It wasn't a close decision."

First half carries Jayhawk women

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson joked that several of her seven freshmen recruits did not play in the fourth quarter of their high school games, and it showed Wednesday.

Kansas women to rely on rookies

Henrickson eager to welcome seven - yes, seven - freshmen

During the Big 12 meetings, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached Texas University's Jody Conradt, who coached seven freshmen last year, for advice on how to handle her own class of septuplets. Conradt, whose team finished 13-15 last year, looked at Henrickson and shook her head. "Call three right now," Conradt said, "and tell them not to come."

Bechard lifelong fan

Walk-on grew up 'loving' Jayhawks

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard had dreamed of coaching Division I volleyball. So when Kansas State offered the Barton Community College coach its head job during the mid-1990s, moving on seemed like a no-brainer except to his son, Brennan. "Dad, you can take that job," Brennan said. "But I'm still going to cheer for Jacque Vaughn and the Jayhawks."

Starters anything but set for KU women

Lineup still in flux as Jayhawks open exhibition play tonight against Fort Hays State

Ivana Catic will start. So will Taylor McIntosh. After that, only coach Bonnie Henrickson knows who will open for Kansas University's women's basketball team in tonight's exhibition against Fort Hays State.

Tech trips KU in five

All losses hurt, but Kansas University's five-game loss to Texas Tech on Saturday delivered a punch to the gut. "It's rough, guys. It's rough. " KU coach Ray Bechard said. "This is very disappointing."

Rush ready to elevate his game

Self has realistic expectations regarding sophomore's hoop future

Attention, Kansas University basketball fans. Enjoy Brandon Rush's long-range marksmanship and his deft acrobatics through the lane, because this year may serve as the sophomore's last at KU.

Sooners set tone early

Rapidly improving Oklahoma fends off Kansas, 3-1

Oklahoma set the tone against the Kansas University volleyball team early in the first game when both teams' preseason All-Big 12 players met at the net, and OU's Eliane Santos stuffed Emily Brown's shot right back in her face.

KU volleyball sweeps Baylor

Jayhawks score second straight Big 12 victory

Kansas University swept its first Big 12 Conference opponent this season, defeating Baylor, 3-0, Saturday night in Horejsi Family Athletic Center. "Our kids executed the game plan very well," Kansas coach Ray Bechard said. "I was very proud." The Jayhawks, notoriously slow starters, keyed their victory with a dominating game-one performance.

KU too harsh on women

Kansas University's golden geese of football and men's basketball may have received more high-profile penalties, but the NCAA determined the school dealt women's basketball a harsh and unnecessary blow.

KU women's basketball notebook

Coach Bonnie Henrickson called Shaquina Mosley into her office not too long ago and asked the senior guard to write down all of last year's mistakes on a erasable board.

KU volleyball puts end to skid

With both state Big 12 Conference rivals mired in losing steaks, something had to give Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.

KU squeaks out first Big 12 win

Jayhawks go to five games to edge A&M

It may have come by the slightest of margins, but Kansas University won its first Big 12 Conference volleyball match in a five-set thriller with Texas A&M University. "You've got to protect your own court," KU coach Ray Bechard said. "And we did that - barely."

KU volleyball tumbles

Razorbacks win by razor-thin margin

Like a swinging pendulum, momentum shifted between Kansas University and the University of Arkansas, but Arkansas eventually won the close match in five games Saturday afternoon.