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The 20 most clicked on KU sports stories of 2013

As you might have guessed, Kansas basketball dominated the list of KUsports.com's Top 10 most clicked on stories of 2013.

But it wasn't just game stories and features that made Jayhawk fans smile during the past 12 months. A deeper look at the list indicates that newsy recruiting stories maintained their place at the top of the food chain when it comes to what KU hoops fans crave.

Half of the Top 10 had a recruiting flavor and more than half of the Top 20 traffic getters had to do with recruiting targets or those players after their arrival in town.

One of the biggest surprises in looking back at the traffic from the past 365 days was the fact that the Rio Adams saga — should I stay or should I go – produced four of the top 20 most read stories on our site. As a whole, that one topic was responsible for more than 82,000 pageviews. Seems strange for a guy who scored just 27 points in 24 games during his lone year at Kansas and now isn't playing Div. I ball at all.

But the appeal of the unknown is strong and few things show that like the following list. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane and, rest assured, there'll be more where this came from in 2014.

Happy New Year, everyone!

1 - Wiggins chooses Kansas — May 14, 2013 — 36,660 pageviews

2 - Kelly Oubre commits to KU — Oct. 8, 2013 — 30,725

3 - Ben McLemore declares for NBA draft — April 9, 2013 — 25,232

4 - Tarik Black transferring to KU — May 20, 2013 — 24,513

5 - Jayhawks flocked to Elijah Johnson in victorious locker room — Feb. 28, 2013 — 24,405

6 - Current, former KU football players among 3 arrested in connection with home invasion — May 29, 2013 — 23,968

7 - KU freshman Rio Adams to transfer — April 2, 2013 — 23,823

8 - 6-foot-10 Arkansas transfer Hunter Mickelson picks KU — April 25, 2013 — 22,493

9 - Andrew Wiggins’ acrobatic dunk highlights KU’s exhibition win over Pitt State — Oct. 29, 2013 — 22,004

10 - KU earns No. 1 seed in South region — March 17, 2013 — 21,865


The best of the rest...

No. 11. Self downplays animated Cyclones fan, Feb. 26 — 21,492

No. 12. Rio Adams might stay, April 5 — 21,335

No. 13. Cliff Alexander picks Kansas, Nov. 15 — 21,042

No. 14. Julius Randle chooses UK, March 20 — 19,242

No. 15. Andrew Wiggins arrives on campus, June 15 — 18,673

No. 16. Dooley hired at FGCU, April 17 — 18,083

No. 17. Wiggins makes season debut, Oct. 28 — 17,523

No. 18. KU hoops releases non-conference schedule, May 2 — 17,216

No. 19. Kansas recruiting targets’ tweets positive, Oct. 20 — 17,154

No. 20. Opinion: KU makes it hard for recruit Julius Randle to say no, Feb. 17 — 17,148

Comments

Bryce Landon 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I notice only one of these stories concerns KU football; but then again, I'm not surprised.

Jack Jones 10 months, 3 weeks ago

So glad you noticed ~ and called it to my attention.

Jonathan Allison 10 months, 3 weeks ago

My personal favorites (not really):

No. 7 KU freshman Rio Adams to transfer — April 2, 2013

No. 12 Rio Adams might stay, April 5

No. 20 Opinion: KU makes it hard for recruit Julius Randle to say no, Feb. 17

No. 14 Julius Randle chooses UK, March 20

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