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Super-sized relief: Ex-Jayhawk Hartwig wins championship with Pittsburgh

For a few minutes two Sundays ago, it looked like the goat of Super Bowl XLIII would be Kansas University alum Justin Hartwig.

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KU football promotes Warinner, Blaney

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino promoted two members of his staff Thursday, six weeks after the Jayhawks finished the 2008 season 8-5 and beat Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.

Gooden upbeat about return to Bulls

Call Drew Gooden an optimist. In one breath, the veteran big man out of Kansas talked excitedly about visiting a specialist Tuesday and getting “nothing but good news” about the abdominal and groin strains that have sidelined him for 11 straight games. In the next, he confirmed he would be out through the All-Star break and that if the injury didn’t respond in the first few games afterward, season-ending surgery is a possibility.

Big 12 men: Sooners win 12th straight

Blake Griffin had 18 points and 10 rebounds for his Oklahoma record-tying 21st double-double this season and the Sooners won their 12th straight game.

Big 12 women: Paris leads Oklahoma past Iowa State

Courtney Paris got back into double-double territory with a season-high 25 points and 19 rebounds to lead Oklahoma.

Kansas softball cracks top 25

The Kansas softball team took down two teams in two days ranked in the top nine in the nation.

Ex-Jayhawk Woodland has what it takes

He drives the ball farther than just about anyone on the PGA Tour. He is charismatic. He is athletic.

Robinson hoping to receive bid to McDonald's All-America game

Kansas University basketball signee Thomas Robinson is hoping he’ll be selected for the 2009 McDonald’s All-America game, set for April 1, at the University of Miami (Fla).

Smith’s season-high 18 points not enough for KU

Nicollette Smith led all scorers with 18 points, but it wasn't enough as the Kansas women's basketball team fell to No. 13 Texas, 74-66, on Wednesday.

OSU receiver suspended

Oklahoma State wide receiver Bo Bowling was suspended from the team Wednesday after he was arrested on felony drug charges.

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Super-sized relief: Ex-Jayhawk Hartwig wins championship with Pittsburgh

For a few minutes two Sundays ago, it looked like the goat of Super Bowl XLIII would be Kansas University alum Justin Hartwig.