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Sign creators ‘motivated to do something huge’

One of the things that Andrew Stanley — co-creator of the John Brown poster that surfaced recently at Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse — has learned in his career as an amateur sign-maker is that, on many occasions, bigger is indeed better.

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Longtime Jayhawk fan, 96, cherishes her game days

‘Ms. Steady’ recalls memories of stellar players, ‘Phog’ Allen

While fans sat on the edge of their seats for the better part of yesterday’s game, one remained calm, ever confident in the Jayhawks’ ability. She’s been watching them play for 68 years, after all. Marjorie “Marge” Smith may not be the loudest KU fan, but at 96 years old, she’s arguably the most dedicated.

Ex-Jayhawk Gooden joins Spurs

Drew Gooden arrived at his sixth team in seven years Thursday with the hope that he finally found a permanent home.

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Senior walk-ons to share spotlight

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self says, yes indeed, senior walk-ons Brennan Bechard and Matt Kleinmann will be in the starting lineup for Saturday’s Senior Day contest against Texas.

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Sign creators ‘motivated to do something huge’

One of the things that Andrew Stanley — co-creator of the John Brown poster that surfaced recently at Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse — has learned in his career as an amateur sign-maker is that, on many occasions, bigger is indeed better.

Mayrovich, Kuzhil qualify for NCAAs

Kansas University swimmers senior Maria Mayrovich and sophomore Iuliia Kuzhil will represent the Kansas swimming and diving team at the 2009 NCAA Championships on March 19-21 in College Station, Texas.

Five Jayhawks named to academic team

Kansas University women’s basketball players Ivana Catic, Rebecca Feickert, Kelly Kohn, Katie Smith, and Marija Zinic were named to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 team, the conference office announced Thursday.

KU softball to make home debut

During four weekends on the road, Tracy Bunge witnessed a disturbing trend in her Kansas University softball team. “We played very well against ranked opponents,” Bunge said, “but not well against teams not ranked. It’s very frustrating.”

It’s all about money

The legendary Deep Throat told the Woodward-Bernstein Watergate bloodhounds to “follow the money” and they brought down the Dick Nixon presidency. Incredible, isn’t it, how tracing the treasure can explain so many things?