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6Sports video: KU track junior named to 2nd-team

KU junior Egor Agafonov was named a second-team academic all-american by CO-SIDA and ESPN the Magazine.

Woodling: Wright, Giddens diverge

Julian Wright was the third-leading scorer on Kansas University's men's basketball team following his sophomore season. So was J.R. Giddens. Wright's inherent athleticism and jumping ability allow him to make highlight-reel dunks. Giddens also can jam with the best of them.

Nebraska's Pavan top female athlete

Canadian volleyball player with perfect grade-point average nets Honda-Broderick Cup

Nebraska volleyball standout Sarah Pavan maintained a 4.0 grade-point average in biochemistry while leading the Cornhuskers to a 33-1 season and the NCAA title.

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Tovar to the rescue

New linebackers coach a leader, not a bystander

Three-time all-conference selection. Big Ten defensive player of the year as a senior, the same season he and current ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit were Ohio State's co-captains. The Buckeyes' leading tackler three consecutive seasons. Such honors don't come to those who are content to blend quietly into the background, always following, never leading.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Maybe it's because he has been slowed by a sprained ankle and not shot the ball especially well in workouts for NBA teams. Whatever the reason, former Kansas University forward Julian Wright is one player whose stock is said to be dropping just days before Thursday's NBA Draft.

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."

Earl shifts his focus

Knee injuries put end to forward's career

A 1998 knee surgery for former Kansas University men's basketball player Lester Earl didn't seem to have any short-term effects, since the Louisiana native went on to play in another 31 games at KU before more knee surgeries. Nearly 10 years later, Earl found out about the long-term effects.