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KU wins return to Allen

To Cole Aldrich, it seemed like an eternity since Kansas University had played a game in much-beloved Allen Fieldhouse. “We had what they call in the NBA a West Coast swing, where we were gone for a week and a half. It’s great to finally get back. Like they say, ‘There’s no place like home,’’’ sophomore center Aldrich said after scoring 22 points off 9-of-12 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds in Wednesday’s 72-55 victory over Iowa State.

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10-year-old with lung disease gets to meet the Jayhawks

Ten-year-old Kansas University fan Michael Douglas won’t forget Feb. 18.

Bulls trade Gooden to Kings

The Chicago Bulls have traded former Kansas University standout Drew Gooden to the Sacramento Kings.

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Jayhawks’ rally falls just short

After trailing by a dozen, Kansas University's women's basketball team rallied for a late lead, but eventually fell to Colorado, 69-62.

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Turnovers plague KU

Sherron Collins had no turnovers, but Kansas University’s men’s basketball team still had 18 giveaways Wednesday against Iowa State. Though the Jayhawks came away with a 72-55 victory at Allen Fieldhouse, they didn’t exactly improve upon what has been their biggest weakness lately.

KU softball to play in Palm Springs

For the third straight weekend, Kansas University’s softball team will be on the road, this time in the four-day Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

KU shut out of Combine

A year after the Kansas University football team had four players drafted into the NFL — defensive back Aqib Talib, offensive lineman Anthony Collins, tight end Derek Fine and receiver Marcus Henry — none of the 2008 team members earned an invitation to the NFL Combine, according to a university spokesman.

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Brackins ‘terrible’

ISU standout struggles in rematch

If Craig Brackins’ dazzling 42-point home performance against Kansas University three weeks ago was part of Iowa State University’s famed Hilton Magic, call Wednesday evening’s encore presentation against the Jayhawks a slice of Allen Fieldhouse Tragic.

Collins lively; KU dead

The Allen Fieldhouse seats all were filled, as usual, but you have to wonder how many of the minds drifted away from Wednesday night and all the way to Norman, Okla., all the way to Big Monday, to the biggest Big 12 game of the season.

KU basketball notebook

A “Phantom of the Phog” tribute video to Cole Aldrich was played on the videoboard in the second half. Kansas University freshman Quintrell Thomas recently nicknamed Aldrich “Phantom of the Phog” because of the sophomore center’s Phantom of the Opera-like protective facemask. “I heard about it. I didn’t quite see it. If anybody wants to send me a copy, I’d love to see it,” Aldrich said.

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Home cookin’

KU wins return to Allen

To Cole Aldrich, it seemed like an eternity since Kansas University had played a game in much-beloved Allen Fieldhouse. “We had what they call in the NBA a West Coast swing, where we were gone for a week and a half. It’s great to finally get back. Like they say, ‘There’s no place like home,’’’ sophomore center Aldrich said after scoring 22 points off 9-of-12 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds in Wednesday’s 72-55 victory over Iowa State.