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KU men's basketball second in preseason Big 12 coaches poll

For first time in conference history, K-State picked to win league crown

For the first time in Big 12 history, Kansas State is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12, according to the conference's preseason coaches poll.Big 12 basketball coaches believe Kansas University’s string of six straight league championships will be snapped in 2010-11.

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KU making most of bye week

The pads might not have popped as loudly as they had during game weeks, but the Kansas University football team was back on the practice field Tuesday after off days Sunday and Monday.

Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn arrested, suspended following aggravated assault accusations

Baylor indefinitely suspended leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn on Tuesday after he surrendered to police to face an aggravated assault charge accusing him of breaking his girlfriend’s jaw during an argument last week.

Coaches’ prank recalled

The coaching staff assembled by Pepper Rodgers at Kansas University in 1968 is known as one of the greatest in college football history, based on the success so many assistants went on to have as head coaches.

KU women’s golf finishes eighth in Missouri

Kansas University senior Grace Thiry finished tied for 27th and recorded the top finish for the women’s golf team for the third straight event as the Jayhawks finished eighth overall at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday.

Mizzou defensive lineman cited for alcohol violation

Missouri defensive lineman Jimmy Burge was cited for having an open beer in his truck while driving.

Oklahoma not ready to relax

No. 6 Oklahoma has a perfect record after clearing what’s usually the toughest hurdle on its way to the Big 12 championship game and beyond.

KU basketball notebook

The Kansas University men's basketball team in its second and final week of 6 to 7 a.m. Boot Camp conditioning drills.

Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse making most of extra year

The Nebraska Blackshirt represents defensive excellence, membership in a fraternity that spans five decades and, in Rickey Thenarse’s case, a personal watershed.

Sherron Collins scores two for Charlotte

Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins scored two points with four assists and three turnovers in Charlotte’s 87-72 NBA exhibition loss to Cleveland on Tuesday night.