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6Sports video: KU women fall 59-35 to Baylor

The Kansas University women's basketball team's rough start to the Big 12 slate got no smoother Wednesday night, as No. 6 Baylor slugged Bonnie Henrickson's squad 59-35 in Waco, Texas.

6Sports video: From LHS Lions to KU seniors

In 2002, they led Dirk Wedd's team to a 8-3 record and a spot in the Class 6A Semi-finals. Five years later, they helped Mark Mangino's squad to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl win. Coincidence? Certainly not! Kevin Romary takes a look at the careers of Brian Seymour and Brandon McAnderson.

6Sports video: 'Hawks ready themselves for Columbia

The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team will travel to Columbia on Saturday to take on rival Missouri.

6Sports video: Rush hopes to remain hot against Missouri

Columbia, Mo. is the perfect place for junior guard Brandon Rush to continue his torrid conference shooting stretch.

6Sports video: Young denies accepting Miami job

Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young denied a published report stating he accepted a job at Miami on Wednesday. "I haven't accepted a job anywhere," Young said when reached Wednesday evening.

KU women fall 59-35 to Baylor, drop to 0-3 in Big 12 play

The Kansas University women's basketball team's rough start to the Big 12 slate got no smoother Wednesday night, as No. 6 Baylor slugged Bonnie Henrickson's squad 59-35 in Waco, Texas. The Jayhawks drop to 0-3 in conference play and 11-5 overall.

Young denies accepting Miami job

Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young denied a published report stating he accepted a job at Miami on Wednesday. "I haven't accepted a job anywhere," Young said when reached Wednesday evening.

Oklahoma cornerback leaving

Cornerback Reggie Smith has become the third University of Oklahoma junior to declare for the NFL Draft.

Texas proves it can sustain departures

Untrained observers might have wondered how Texas could have defeated two top-10 teams in November and be ranked as high as No. 4 without Kevin Durant, unequivocally the best player in college basketball last season.

Jayhawks relieved Griffin to return

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was relieved Tuesday to learn Oklahoma freshman forward Blake Griffin would not need surgery on his injured left knee. "It's great news in what could potentially have been a terrible situation. It's not good, but better than what it could have been," Self said, commenting on reports Griffin will be out up to four weeks after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament five minutes into Monday's 85-55 victory over the Sooners in Allen Fieldhouse.

Top 25 Roundup: Boston College back on track

Tyrelle Blair blocked five shots against Miami, and that was enough to make the Hurricanes worry about him every time they put the ball up.

KU to celebrate football season

Kansas University athletics officials have scheduled a free public event to celebrate the football team's Orange Bowl victory.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

One of the most intriguing positions Kansas is pursuing in the final weeks of recruiting is running back, with the loss of Brandon McAnderson to graduation still on the minds of KU coaches.

KU women not panicking, but No. 6 Baylor awaits

Jayhawks head to Waco still looking for first conference victory

Back-to-back Big 12 Conference defeats don't mean Bonnie Henrickson is reaching for the button with the capital P on it.

KU athletes set GPA record

Kansas University student-athletes earned a combined 2.93 grade-point average during the 2007 fall semester, setting an athletic-department record for a fall semester.

Cal receiver to enter draft

California receiver DeSean Jackson will skip his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. Jackson, a punt returner who had an underwhelming junior season as a receiver, waited until the last possible day to declare his long-assumed intention to leave the Golden Bears (7-6), who lost six of their final eight regular-season games.

Woodling: Kansas all over the dial

I'm like most of the rest of you. I watch Kansas University's multi-talented men's basketball team on television. This, of course, has been an adjustment after covering the Jayhawks in person for nearly four decades. Sure, I miss the fieldhouse buzz and all that, but that's not really the biggest change.

NU's Lucky says he'll return

With a deep pool of running backs set for the NFL Draft, Marlon Lucky announced he would return to Nebraska for his senior season.

Big 12 Roundup: Baylor runs record to 14-2

Henry Dugat scored 23 points as the Baylor Bears got off to their best start since the 1940s with a 79-71 victory over Oklahoma State Tuesday night.