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A driven duo: Ex-KU golfers Vermeer, Thompson chase dream

Ryan Vermeer and Chris Thompson, former teammates on the Kansas University golf team that won the Big 12 title in 1999, make for good travel partners on frequent road trips from Lawrence to North Carolina, where they play in mini-tour events.

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Nathan Lindeman of Lawrence wins KUsports.com NBA Draft contest

Nathan Lindeman of Lawrence is the winner of the KUSports.com NBA Draft contest conducted last week. Lindeman beat out 315 other entries to win the grand prize, which is a Paul Pierce Boston Celtics jersey and a Pioneer Blu-ray disc player courtesy of Kief's in Lawrence.

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Selby's finger healing well, Self says

Kansas University freshman basketball point guard Josh Selby, who broke the pinkie on his left, non-shooting hand in a June 7 pick-up game, is “progressing fine,” coach Bill Self said on Monday’s Big 12 summer coaches teleconference.

Dons have Kansas look

Lee: USF resembles ‘Jayhawks West’

Kansas University’s basketball program has spread its wings to the Bay Area in California. “It’s kind of obvious we’re ‘Jayhawks West,’ if you want to call it that,” said former KU guard Michael Lee, who earlier this month accepted a job as assistant coach at the University of San Francisco.

KU’s Finley eighth

Kansas University sophomore Mason Finley recorded a personal-best mark of 19.74 meters to place third in the shot put at the 2010 USA National Track and Field Championships on Sunday.

Jayhawk golfer third

Kansas University senior-to-be Jennifer Clark tied for third in the Women’s Amateur of Kansas City Golf Championship.

Junior college OL commits to Kansas football

The Kansas University football staff continues to build on its Class of 2011 recruiting haul, this week adding a pair of offensive linemen, including junior college transfer Nick Johnson, who orally committed to KU late Friday night.

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A driven duo: Ex-KU golfers Vermeer, Thompson chase dream

Ryan Vermeer and Chris Thompson, former teammates on the Kansas University golf team that won the Big 12 title in 1999, make for good travel partners on frequent road trips from Lawrence to North Carolina, where they play in mini-tour events.