Stories for January 2011


Monday, January 31

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Josh Selby named Big 12 rookie of the week

Kansas freshman guard Josh Selby has been selected as Big 12 rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Defense is name of game for Big 12 hoops teams

This is the year of defense in the Big 12 Conference.

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Wanna bet? Duke the favorite to win NCAA basketball championship; Kansas 8/1

A Google of “odds to win the NCAA basketball championship” brought me to, which I guess makes me a Vegas insider of sorts. Not surprisingly, Duke has the best odds to win it all for what would be the first successful defense of a national championship since Florida did it in 2007.

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KU's search for new athletic director cost just more than $6,200

The bill for expenses related to Kansas University’s recent athletic director search totaled just more than $6,200.

D.C. trip touched Kansas’ Hinson

Assistant honored to accompany Robinson to mother's funeral

Kansas University director of basketball operations Barry Hinson, who had just spent five days with grief-stricken Thomas Robinson, shared a final thought with the sophomore power forward Friday afternoon in the parking lot outside Allen Fieldhouse.

Sunday, January 30

Blowout memorable for several reasons

In a building packed with so much history, so many banners and so much talent running on the hardwood through the years, calling a game played in Allen Fieldhouse a memorable one requires meeting a mighty lofty standard.

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Uplifting experience: Robinson heroic vs. ’Cats

His Kansas University basketball teammates and coaches — as well as the fans — would have understood had Thomas Robinson decided to take a leave of absence and skip Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown against rival Kansas State.

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Lopsided loss headache for Wildcats

In the postgame news conference, Kansas State coach Frank Martin was asked for something his team could learn from Saturday’s 90-66 loss to Kansas University.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

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Big 12 roundup: Texas men's hoops holds off Mizzou

The Texas Longhorns are tearing up the Big 12 and showing no signs of slowing down.

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Gary Bedore’s KU notebook: Simien's jersey hung in rafters

Wayne Simien’s jersey No. 23 was hung in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters during a halftime ceremony.

Saturday, January 29

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KU women make ‘progress,’ but lose

The Kansas University women’s basketball team dropped its fifth straight Big-12 contest today, 65-60 against Kansas State in Manhattan.

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Gary Bedore's notebook: Travis Releford may play; DeAndre Daniels update

Kansas coach Bill Self said there’s a chance Travis Releford, who has missed the past five games (severe ankle sprain) could return Saturday.

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Frustration mounting for KU women

Through the first 14 games of the 2010-11 season, the Kansas University women’s basketball team lost one time. However, in the last six games, the Jayhawks have been victorious just once.

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KU guard Tyshawn Taylor heats up rivalry

Kansas State senior guard Jacob Pullen opened his mouth in a way that no doubt made his volcanic coach, Frank Martin, open his in a louder way. Pullen said he would not play in the NIT, if that’s where the implosion of this season of high hopes takes the Wildcats. In so doing, Pullen inspired enemy crowds to chant “N-I-T” every time he makes his way to the free-throw line. Tyshawn Taylor opened his mouth Friday in a way that surely brought harsh words from his coach, Bill Self.

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Wayne Simien: Jersey honor a ‘tremendous experience’

Wayne Simien today receives the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Kansas University basketball player. His jersey No. 23 will be hoisted high in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters at halftime of the 6 p.m. KU-Kansas State game, making him the 26th player in KU history to have been so recognized.

Sophomore sprinters spark KU track squads

Kansas University sophomore sprinters Denesha Morris and Kyle Clemons each turned in victorious performances in leading the KU track and field teams at the Jayhawk Classic on Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.

Friday, January 28

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Thomas Robinson thanks KU fans, well-wishers; Jayhawks focused on K-State

Thomas Robinson took a seat in Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s office prior to practice Friday afternoon. The sophomore power forward had just returned from his hometown of Washington, D.C., site of Thursday’s funeral of his much-beloved mom, Lisa.

Preschoolers at Kennedy School learn importance of KU vs. K-State rivalry in honor of Kansas Day

Kids in Lawrence learn the importance of the KU-Kansas State rivalry early on. Try age 4. “They all know what a Jayhawk is,” said Jill Anderson, a K-State grad who teaches 16 preschoolers at Kennedy School. “When you’re born in Kansas, you’re a Jayhawker — no matter what.”

Colorado AD Mike Bohn asks for 'better behavior' from students

University of Colorado Athletic Director Mike Bohn has addressed an inappropriate chant during Tuesday night's Colorado-Kansas men's basketball game with a letter to CU students.

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Tom Blubaugh pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in KU ticket scandal case

Former consultant is latest to admit guilt in conspiracy case

Tom Blubaugh pleaded guilty Friday to his role in a scam to steal tickets and share in more than $2 million of illegal proceeds generated by selling KU basketball and football tickets through brokers and others.

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Support team: Storm doesn’t stop Jayhawks from being there for Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson placed a Kansas University basketball jersey into the casket of his mother, Lisa, before the start of funeral services late Thursday morning at Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

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One-and-done? Josh Selby one of six-plus college basketball players who may bolt quickly

The young stars come and go so quickly at Kentucky, with one group of one-year wonders followed by another.

Texas Longhorns set bad precedent with TV deal

The historic launching of the University of Texas’ own 24-hour sports cable network is as much an affirmation of enormous ego as it is commerce.

Thursday, January 27

Jayhawks make it back from D.C.

Self discusses Lisa Robinson's funeral after landing in Topeka

Kansas University’s basketball team charter touched down at Topeka’s Forbes Field at 5 p.m., Thursday as the Jayhawks returned safely from a safe, yet snow-and-ice riddled trip to Washington, D.C., for the funeral for Thomas Robinson’s mother, Lisa.

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Funeral held for KU basketball player Thomas Robinson's mother

The funeral for Lisa Robinson, Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson's mother, was held Thursday morning at the Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Charlette Blubaugh pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in KU ticket scandal

Another former ticket manager for Kansas Athletics Inc. has admitted in federal court that she took part in a scheme that converted stolen KU basketball and football tickets into tax-free cash through sales by ticket brokers and others.

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Darrell Stuckey returns to town, speaks to area youths

Decked out in designer jeans and a light green shirt, former Kansas University football standout Darrell Stuckey stood in front of more than 300 Oskaloosa Elementary students Wednesday afternoon and talked about the importance of being good citizens and good students.

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Wayne Simien's jersey to be hung in Allen Fieldhouse rafters Saturday

Former KU consensus first-team All-American Wayne Simien, who has a volunteer position at KU mentoring athletes in all sports and is basketball team chaplain, made the trip to D.C. with the Jayhawks for today’s Lisa Robinson funeral.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: Texas tops OSU

Tristan Thompson scored all 14 of his points in the second half, Jordan Hamilton added 12 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night, and the Cowboys marked the 10-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed 10 people with ties to the basketball program.

Nebraska breaks off deal

The Nebraska athletic department has ended its licensing agreement with the father of quarterback Taylor Martinez.

Top Mizzou recruit ruled ineligible

Tony Mitchell, a prized recruit for Missouri, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and the school plans no further appeals.

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NCAA offers Thomas Robinson support

The NCAA, which has been working with Kansas University athletic department officials since the death of Thomas Robinson’s mother, Lisa, late last week, issued a statement on Wednesday.

KU lands speedy WR Marquis Jackson

Kenneth Lynn expected to decommit

With less than a week remaining until signing day, the Kansas University football team continues to stack the Class of 2011.

Kansas soccer adds two to roster

Kansas University’s soccer team announced the addition of two players Wednesday.

Eight KU teams register 3.0+ GPA

Eight Kansas Athletics squads recorded grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2010 semester, interim athletic director Sean Lester announced Wednesday.

Tyrel Reed finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

KU senior Tyrel Reed is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

Wednesday, January 26

Missouri women cruise by KU, 66-52

The Kansas women's basketball team couldn't overcome 21 turnovers, falling to last-place Missouri, 66-52, on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.

Kansas Athletics Inc., not KU, paying for funeral of Robinson's mother and cost of sending team to D.C.

When Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson faced a tragic situation, he was able to lean on teammates and KU’s athletics department for support, both emotionally and financially.

Pay to play isn’t the way in college

Those vocal advocates of paying college athletes for their services can forget about it. It is not going to happen. At least that is the word from Mark Emmert, the NCAA’s new man in charge.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 201.

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KU women's basketball, Mizzou to clash Wednesday in Columbia

Searching for a way to snap its three-game conference losing skid, the Kansas University women’s basketball team turns its attention to a bitter rival as the Jayhawks take on Missouri at 7 tonight in Columbia, Mo.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Josh Selby smarting

Josh Selby (17 points, five assists, four rebounds) sprained an ankle late in the first half.

KU's Josh Selby bolder vs. Colorado

There he was sitting on the bench and watching again Tuesday night toward the end of the game, just as he was the first nine games of the season because the NCAA had suspended him.

KU baseball adds former Oregon assistant coach Jay Uhlman as aide

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price announced Tuesday that former Oregon assistant coach Jay Uhlman has joined his coaching staff to serve as an assistant.

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Fitting tribute: KU basketball pays ‘respect’ to Lisa Robinson in win over Colorado

Marcus Morris tapped his fist over the initials “LR,” which were sewn right above the American flag on his Kansas University basketball jersey, each and every time he shot a free throw Tuesday night in Coors Events Center.

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Mizzou’s Ricardo Ratliffe making impact

Ricardo Ratliffe was an eighth-grader before he started playing competitive basketball. He has sure beefed up No. 11 Missouri’s inside game as one of the top junior-college recruits.

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Colorado: Threes, offensive boards key for KU basketball in win

The Colorado students were a bit more frenzied than usual during the Buffs’ 82-78 basketball loss to Kansas University on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, January 25

Funeral plans set for Thomas Robinson's mother

Scholarship fund created to benefit younger sister

Funeral services for Lisa Robinson, the mother of Kansas basketball player Thomas Robinson, will be at 11 a.m. EST on Thursday at the Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Former KU AD Lew Perkins fined $4,000 over exercise equipment allegation

His attorney, Todd Thompson, released a statement from Perkins. "As the consent decree states, I never acted with any intent to violate any laws or ethical rules," Perkins said.

NOCSAE safety group gathers data from football helmet manufacturers

The group that sets safety standards for sports equipment has gathered information from manufacturers about football helmets made over the past 10 years.

Kansas basketball falls to 6th in AP poll; UT 7th

Ohio State is again the runaway No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll, receiving all but two first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

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New-look Buffs: Cory Higgins, Colorado put their trust in first-year coach Tad Boyle

When Colorado senior guard Cory Higgins first heard the news last April, he wasn’t particularly fond of the development.

K-State slips past Baylor

Jacob Pullen and Will Spradling had 17 points apiece, and slow-starting Kansas State held on Monday night for a ragged, foul-plagued victory over Baylor.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.

Jayhawk football adds speed with linebacker Tunde Bakare

The Kansas University football team’s continued quest to add speed this offseason may have just landed its biggest burner.

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KU hoops notebook: Jayhawks prepare for Colorado

CU’s shift from the Big 12 Conference to the Pac-10 next season will halt one of the strangest occurrences in sports: Jayhawk basketball fans’ migration to Coors Events Center for the annual KU-Colorado hoops game.

Monday, January 24

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Kansas players cope with loss of Thomas Robinson's mother together

Team will attend funeral services, NCAA clears KU to pay for expenses

Kansas University’s basketball players didn’t practice Sunday, a day after incurring their first loss of the 2010-11 season.

Men's basketball team announces addition of walk-on Christian Garrett

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has added a second-semester walk-on player in Christian Garrett, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

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State ethics commission to consider complaint against former KU AD Lew Perkins

The state ethics commission on Tuesday will consider a complaint against former Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins that alleges he violated a ban on gifts to state officials by accepting free exercise equipment and physical therapy sessions.

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Self: Thomas Robinson will not make trip to Colorado with team

Self expands on Robinson's situation during Big 12 teleconference

Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday morning that sophomore forward Thomas Robinson contacted him Monday and has now decided he will return to Washington, D.C. and will not attend Tuesday's KU-Colorado game in Boulder, Colo.

Prep defensive ends Michael Reynolds, Javonte Daniel commit to KU

Kansas University’s football program received oral commitments from a pair of defensive ends Sunday, bringing the Jayhawks’ total haul from the Class of 2011 to 25.

Here we go again: KU women's basketball dealing with familiar struggles

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but I really thought things would be different this year, really believed this Kansas University women’s basketball team would end the drought and make the NCAA Tournament field.

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland falters in Bob Hope Classic playoff; Jhonattan Vegas takes title

Jhonattan Vegas’ path to the PGA Tour started in the remote reaches of Venezuela, where the toddler imitated his father’s golf swing with sticks and stones while growing up in an oil-drilling camp.

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KU basketball forward Thomas Robinson expected to make trip to Colorado

Plans change Monday morning, as Robinson now will not make trip with team

Since this story's publication, Kansas coach Bill Self called the Journal-World on Monday morning to note that plans had changed, as now KU sophomore forward Thomas Robinson will not make the trip with the team to Colorado.

Sunday, January 23

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Hot-shooting Oklahoma women take down KU, 75-57

The No. 14 Oklahoma women's basketball team made 50.8 percent of its shots and 50 percent of its three-pointers in a 75-57 victory over KU on Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

Colleagues say Zenger ideal to restore integrity and trust at KU

To new KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger, it’s not just about wins, dollar signs and donations. It’s about relationships with people, a concept that now permeates Illinois State’s campus.

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Texas snaps streak, Jayhawks cope with loss of Thomas Robinson's mother

Thomas Robinson’s baby sister, Jayla Paris, cell-phoned her big brother late Friday night. The news was the worst possible kind.

Big 12 hoops roundup: K-State nosedive continues with loss to Texas A&M

Khris Middleton had 18 points, and Texas A&M made 13 free throws in the last two minutes to hold on for a victory over struggling Kansas State on Saturday.

Marcus Morris: ‘We beat ourself’

The Kansas University men’s basketball players said it was their own subpar effort that led to a 74-63 loss to Texas on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. “You can’t take anything from them, but I think we beat ourself,” KU forward Marcus Morris said. “I think that’s the only thing that really happened is that we beat ourself out there.”

Jayhawks play with heavy hearts

The first loss in 19 games this season and in the past 70 games in Allen Fieldhouse didn’t have anything to do with why the three Kansas University basketball players who attended Saturday’s postgame interview session had difficulty talking. Tyrel Reed, Marcus Morris and Brady Morningstar looked emotionally spent after they lost, 74-63, to a terrific Texas team.

Kansas women's basketball looking to rebound against Oklahoma

It’s only four games into the Big 12 slate, so it’s far too early to count out the Kansas University women’s basketball team.

Washington's Kirk Hinrich to have MRI on elbow

Washington Wizards guard Kirk Hinrich sat out Saturday night’s game against Boston and will have an MRI on his sprained right elbow. Hinrich hyperextended the elbow in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Phoenix.

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Former Jayhawk Woodland keeps PGA title hope alive

Gary Woodland and Jhonattan Vegas realize the marathon Bob Hope Classic will come down to a sprint. At least the weather will be perfect for a good run at their first PGA Tour victories.

Longhorns weather early Kansas flurry

Rick Barnes has been to Allen Fieldhouse enough times to know that the home team always delivers one of those runs that lights up the scoreboard, raises the volume and brings the Kansas University fans to their feet.

Self shrugs off streak's end, other KU notes

The longest homecourt winning streak in Kansas University basketball history has been snapped at 69 games. “I couldn’t care less about the streak. I couldn’t all along,” KU coach Bill Self said after Saturday’s 74-63 loss to Texas, KU’s first home loss since a 69-66 setback to Texas A&M on Feb. 3, 2007, in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU coach Turner Gill thrilled for Packers RB James Starks

Most Sundays, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill chooses to spend his time recruiting and with family, not always in that order.

KU swimming team beats UNI, South Dakota

Senior Iuliia Kuzhil, senior Amanda Maez and sophomore Stephanie Payne all won two events to help Kansas University swimming and diving team defeat both Northern Iowa (161-91) and South Dakota (165.5-89.5) Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Saturday, January 22

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Thomas Robinson's mother passes away

Sophomore still in town for Texas game

Kansas sophomore forward Thomas Robinson's mother, Lisa, died Friday, Kansas University officials confirmed Saturday.

KU baseball aide Graves promoted

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price announced on Friday that longtime assistant coach Ryan Graves was elevated to associate head coach.

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Gary Bedore's basketball notebook: KU’s Travis Releford could play against Texas

Kansas University sophomore guard Travis Releford, who has missed the last three games because of a left ankle sprain, practiced again Friday.

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Budding rivalry: Kansas, Texas to collide Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas and Texas have played some hotly-contested, wildly-entertaining basketball games since the 1996-97 season — the season the Big Eight Conference became the Big 12.

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Kansas-Texas hoops: A look back

KU has compiled a 7-4 record versus Texas in the Bill Self era. Here’s a quick glance at each of the games:

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UT's Jordan Hamilton difficult matchup

Upon leaving the New England Patriots because he didn’t have absolute authority on personnel decisions, renowned NFL coach Bill Parcells said, “They want you to cook the dinner. At least they should let you shop for the groceries.”

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Look who’s leading: Former Jayhawk Woodland tied for first in California

Gary Woodland played basketball for a season at Div. II Washburn University, and the 6-foot guard still describes a 30-point loss to his beloved Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse as the biggest thrill of his life.

Friday, January 21

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KU hoops notebook: Travis Releford practices

KU sophomore Travis Releford, who has missed the last three games after spraining his left ankle in the first half of the Jan. 9 Michigan game, practiced on Thursday.

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland sits three strokes back at Bob Hope Classic

Jhonattan Vegas isn’t exactly sure how his Venezuelan parents came up with the unusual spelling of his first name.

Six sophomores avoiding second-year slumps

Colorado guard Alec Burks lone Big 12 selection on list of midseason standouts

Imagine John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins still on the court together at Kentucky, instead of being among the NBA’s best rookies.

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KU football's Brad Thorson to play in NFL Players Association Game

Kansas senior offensive lineman Brad Thorson has been selected to play in the NFL Players Association Game, which will take place on Feb. 5 in San Antonio. The game was formerly known as the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game.

KU football coach Turner Gill to host Football in February events

Kansas football coach Turner Gill will host four special Football in February events to showcase KU’s 2011 football recruiting class and give fans an opportunity to visit with Gill and new athletic director Sheahon Zenger.

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KU basketball coach Bill Self: Texas is terrific

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self sat in front of his big-screen TV on Wednesday night and watched the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Texas, rout rival Texas A&M, 81-60, in Austin.

Thursday, January 20

Federal judge OKs delay of trial for defendant in KU athletic ticket scam case

A federal judge has agreed to delay the trial for the last remaining defendant charged with conspiring to steal Kansas University athletics tickets, sell them to outsiders and then conceal the proceeds from KU and the IRS.

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Bears, not bench, inspired Josh Selby in KU basketball's win over Baylor

Josh Selby, who stroked a three-pointer for Kansas University’s first basket, looked like a guy who had something to prove Monday night at Baylor.

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland 2 shots back at Bob Hope Classic

Derek Lamely shot a 9-under 63 in the first round of the Bob Hope Classic on Wednesday, playing the final 10 holes in 8 under to take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Henry and Jhonattan Vegas.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: No. 10 Texas snaps No. 11 Texas A&M's winning streak

Jordan Hamilton scored 27 points, and Texas snapped Texas A&M’s 13-game winning streak on Wednesday night.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

Former KU RB Jake Sharp to play for IFL's Wichita Wild

Former Kansas University running back Jake Sharp has signed with the Wichita Wild, an Indoor Football League franchise.

Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner recalls Lew Alcindor

The natural place the mind wanders when watching a superior athlete play in person for the first time is to a question: What other great is called to mind?

Wednesday, January 19

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Brittney Griner, Baylor women crush KU, 76-37

Baylor center Brittney Griner contributed 22 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks, leading the No. 1 Baylor women's basketball team to a 76-37 victory over Kansas on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Four-star RB Anthony Pierson commits to KU football

Anthony Pierson, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior running back from East St. Louis High School in downstate Illinois, has orally committed to Kansas University’s football team, reports.

KU women's game vs. Baylor will be played as scheduled Wednesday night

The Kansas women's basketball team's game against Baylor at 7 p.m. Wednesday night will be played as scheduled, the KU athletic department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

University of Texas reaches 20-year, $300 million deal with ESPN

The University of Texas, which already has one of the wealthiest athletic programs in the country, is lining up for even more money.

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K-State plunges out of top 25 rankings

As the final seconds ticked away in Colorado’s first victory over Kansas State in 10 games, a loud voice in a quiet arena rang out.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

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Kansas faces challenge of No. 1 Baylor

While dominating her opponents earlier this season, Kansas University women’s basketball forward Carolyn Davis was asked how eager she was to be tested by the taller, more physical forwards in the Big 12, like, say, Baylor’s Brittney Griner.

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KU’s Bill Self ‘not too excited’ after win

One of the 35 NBA scouts at Monday’s Kansas-Baylor basketball game briefly interrupted a Bill Self media session in a hallway in Ferrell Center. “Beautiful basketball, Bill,” the talent evaluator said as he walked briskly past KU’s coach, following the No. 2-ranked Jayhawks’ 85-65 victory over the Bears.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: Upstart Nebraska upends Colorado

Most seasons, a victory over Colorado wouldn’t mean that much. But Tuesday night’s victory against the surprise team of the Big 12 meant a lot, especially after two tough road losses to No. 13 Missouri and No. 2 Kansas.

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Tyrel Reed steadies Jayhawks

The NCAA required Josh Selby to sit out Kansas University’s first nine games for accepting extra benefits. Mario Little sat six games for the behavior that led to his middle-of-the-night arrest. Brady Morningstar lost his jumper 10 games ago.

Tuesday, January 18

Charlette and Tom Blubaugh expected to plead guilty in KU ticket scandal case

Two more former employees of Kansas Athletics Inc. are scheduled to plead guilty for their roles in a tickets scheme.

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Phil Pressey leads No. 13 MU past K-State

Pay no attention to the glove Phil Pressey wears on his shooting hand to protect a broken ring finger. The Missouri freshman guard certainly doesn’t.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here is a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011.

KU hoops notebook: Marcus Morris named Big 12 player of the week

Kansas University junior forward Marcus Morris on Monday was named Big 12 player of the week for the second time this season. Baylor’s Perry Jones was tapped rookie of the week, also for the second time in 2010-11.

Jayhawks put on quite a show vs. Baylor Bears

A stunning 35 scouts and 10 general managers from 21 of the 30 NBA teams attended Monday night’s Big 12 Conference game in the jacked and packed Ferrell Center.

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Twin-spired: Marcus and Markieff Morris lead ‘beautiful’ showing against Baylor

It’s tough to find the right words to describe the ultra-productive, utterly dominant play of Kansas University’s basketball team in the first half of Monday’s 85-65 victory at Baylor.

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Bears praise KU; Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew: Jayhawks were ‘efficient’

Following Kansas University’s 79.3-percent shooting performance in the first half Monday night, Baylor coach Scott Drew could only blame his defense so much.

Monday, January 17

KU moves up to No. 2 in both polls

The Kansas men's basketball team moved up a spot to No. 2 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls released Monday.

How Keegan voted: Jan. 17, 2011 college basketball poll

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's ballot from the Jan. 17, 2011, Associated Press college basketball poll.

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Former KU great Wayne Simien discusses importance of mentoring at MLK event

Lawrence residents of all different races and ages woke up early Monday morning to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and hear Kansas University basketball great Wayne Simien speak.

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Marcus Morris wins Big 12 player of the week

Kansas forward Marcus Morris was selected as the Big 12's player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.

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Baylor big man Perry Jones could play big role in Big Monday battle with Kansas

Don’t look now, but after a lukewarm start, Baylor University freshman Perry Jones is beginning to live up to his billing as possible No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Kansas rookie TE Jimmay Mundine a ‘stud’ in the making

He has yet to play an actual down for Kansas University’s football team, but red-shirt freshman Jimmay Mundine already has created some competition.

Big 12 commentary: Colorado, Texas A&M basketball making early noise

Texas A&M made the most of a big home week, and a distinct rumble continued from teams picked to the lower half of the conference.

KU basketball notebook: Baylor coach Scott Drew says KU team to beat in Big 12

Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew sees one team as overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 Conference’s regular-season title. “I think Kansas has obviously shown the last few years ... until somebody can take them down, they are the champs and capable of getting to 13, 14 wins,” Drew said of six-time defending champion KU, which travels to Ferrell Center for today’s 8:30 p.m. tipoff.

Kansas women's basketball rallies, but falls short against Nebraska in OT

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson couldn’t much fault the comeback. What led to it and what followed were another matter. The Jayhawks rallied from a sluggish start and eventual 12-point deficit to force overtime, but ultimately fell to Nebraska, 75-61 in OT, on Sunday at Devaney Center.

Sunday, January 16

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Nebraska coach Doc Sadler fond of Allen Fieldhouse

Though winless there, NU coach fan of Kansas' basketball home

For the past five years, Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler has come into Allen Fieldhouse and gone home with a loss. The trend continued Saturday, as Kansas University held on to beat Nebraska, 63-60, and sent Sadler and the Cornhuskers out losers in their final game in Lawrence before bolting the Big 12 for the Big Ten next season.

Big 12 roundup: A&M edges Mizzou in OT; K-State annihilates Texas Tech

Khris Middleton squirmed as his teammates raved about his play. The sophomore forward said he doesn’t like all the attention.

KU swimming team wins in Nebraska

The Kansas University swimming and diving team won 14 of 16 events as the Jayhawks defeated Nebraska, 180.5-114.5, Saturday in Devaney Natatorium.

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Sweating buckets: Jayhawks survive scare from NU, 63-60

It looked as if it might be time finally to wave bye-bye to Kansas University’s 68-game homecourt basketball win streak.

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Thomas Robinson helps KU rebound against Huskers

Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson sat on the bench most of the first half wishing he could help out his teammates against Nebraska’s big men. “It made me really, really mad,” Robinson said, “seeing that we got beat on the glass like that.”

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Selby sits and other Kansas basketball notes

Kansas University freshman Josh Selby, who had three points, four turnovers, one steal and no assists, sat the final 16 minutes. The combo guard was into the game emotionally, cheering as KU overcame a 10-point second-half deficit.

Saturday, January 15

KU women hit road to face Cornhuskers

Saturday, the Kansas University men’s basketball team escaped with a closer-than-expected three-point victory against Nebraska at Allen Fieldhouse. Today, the Kansas women will try to complete KU’s weekend sweep when they tip off at 2 p.m. at Nebraska.

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In quest to win, Self trusts his gut, not outside factors, in substitution decisions

A college basketball coach doesn’t win 69 consecutive games on his home court by letting any pressure but one determine who plays when and who sits and watches.

KU baseball aide Kevin Frady now head coach at Wenatchee Valley College

Former Kansas University assistant baseball coach Kevin Frady has been named the head coach at Wenatchee Valley College (Wash.).

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KU men's hoops to clash with Big Ten-bolting NU

Nebraska’s men’s basketball team — which has made an appearance in Lawrence each and every winter since 1922 — today may be visiting Allen Fieldhouse for the final time.

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KU notebook: Guard Royce Woolridge still learning

Phoenix native Royce Woolridge admits the winter of 2010-11 has provided a shock to his system.

KU’s Finley sets record in shot-put

Sophomore thrower Mason Finley had a record-setting day as he scored 10 points in leading Kansas University’s track and field team to a 190-171 victory over Missouri on Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.

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Still hope for Tyshawn Taylor on defense

Something so startling happened Friday afternoon that I marked down the date, Jan. 14, 2011, and the time, 3:17 p.m. For the first time in 51 years, somebody changed my mind.

Friday, January 14

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Beaty officially re-joins KU football as assistant

Former Kansas assistant coach David Beaty has been officially hired as the Jayhawks' wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator, KU coach Turner Gill announced Friday.

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Travis Releford doubtful for Nebraska game Saturday

Kansas sophomore guard/forward, who sprained his left ankle in the first half of Sunday's Michigan game, is doubtful for Saturday's game against Nebraska, KU coach Bill Self announced Friday.

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Rodney Jones pleads guilty for his role in KU ticket scandal

Jones also agrees to cooperate in prosecution of others

For the second time in as many days, a former employee of Kansas Athletics has pleaded guilty for his role in the ongoing ticket scandal at KU.

Former player Howard Engleman truly was KU basketball great

No Kansas University student athlete ever met Phog Allen’s ultimate standard for excellence better than Howard Engleman, the multi-faceted former basketball All-American who died Wednesday at age 91.

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Memory lane: Former KU basketball coach Ted Owens reminisces about faces, places over the years

On a cotton farm three miles south of Hollis, Okla., during the Great Depression, exhaustion from working the land all day was no match for a father’s love of his three sons. So when the boys came home from school, Homer Owens would unleash the mules, grab a baseball bat and hit them “skinners,” more commonly known as grounders.

KU swim team falls to Arkansas at home

Despite two wins from freshman Alison Lusk and senior Iuliia Kuzhil, Kansas University’s swimming and diving team lost to No. 18 Arkansas, 170-130, Thursday at Robinson Natatorium.

Thursday, January 13

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Report: David Beaty returning to KU football as assistant coach

Former Kansas University football assistant David Beaty is returning to KU after a year away from the school, the Houston Chronicle is reporting.

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KU women's basketball players team up with workers at Cottonwood Inc.

Kansas University women’s basketball players Krysten Boogaard and Angel Goodrich competed in a different way than they were used to on Thursday.

Former KU basketball great Howard Engleman dies

Former Kansas University men’s basketball great Howard "Rope" Engleman died Wednesday in his hometown of Salina.

Kassie Liebsch pleads guilty to wire fraud, faces up to 20 years in prison in KU ticket scandal

Another former Kansas Athletic Department employee pleaded guilty Thursday in federal district court for her role in the KU ticket scandal.

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Versatile junior Marcus Morris a triple-threat for Jayhawks

This wasn’t the night to fret that Kansas University’s basketball team didn’t deliver a convincing enough knockout punch to demoralize Iowa State, not the night to wonder when KU would sparkle from beginning to end and look for 40 minutes like the third-ranked team in the nation.

Kansas women's basketball balanced in victory over Colorado

Three Kansas University players scored in double figures as the Jayhawks claimed a 68-58 victory over Colorado on Wednesday in their first Big 12 Conference road game of the season.

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Double whammy: KU's Marcus Morris erupts for 33 against Iowa State

Marcus Morris, who exploded for a career-high 33 points and grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds in Kansas University’s Big 12 opener on Wednesday night, grinned when asked if he’s planning on similar production each and every night during the conference season.

Jayhawks in the NBA

Here is a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: Colorado stuns Kansas St.

Levi Knutson scored 20 points, Alec Burks added 12, and Colorado beat a ranked team on the road for the first time in 14 years with a victory over Kansas State on Wednesday night.

KU hoops notebook: Mario Little scores eight in return

Tyshawn Taylor up for Bob Cousy Award

Kansas University senior guard/forward Mario Little scored eight points off 3-of-8 shooting and grabbed four rebounds while playing 19 minutes.

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Iowa State Cyclones awed by Morris twins

After watching Kansas University forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris in Wednesday’s 84-79 KU victory, Iowa State forward Jamie Vanderbeken was ready to make a bold statement.

Wednesday, January 12

Former KU football player Vernon Brooks pleads no-contest to burglary, assault charges

Vernon Brooks, a former Kansas University football player, pleaded no-contest to charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault in connection with a May incident when four KU students were held at gunpoint.

Defense attorney asks for delay in KU ticket scandal trial

A defense lawyer wants to delay the trial of a former University of Kansas official charged with conspiring to steal more than $2 million in tickets to sporting events.

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Big 12 men's college basketball roundup: No. 12 Texas pounds Texas Tech, 83-52

Freshman Tristan Thompson scored 20 points to lift No. 12 Texas to a rout over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.

Jayhawks in the NBA

A look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action.

Can Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg find Hilton magic vs. Jayhawks?

Former Ames High School and Iowa State University basketball standout Fred Hoiberg is often referred to as the most popular player in the history of Cyclone basketball.

KU basketball's real test starts with conference play

Marcus Morris begins his third Big 12 season tonight in Hilton Coliseum, so he is well acquainted with the difference between the nonconference and conference seasons.

Kansas women's basketball team looks to bounce back vs. Buffs

Coming off of a loss in its first Big 12 game of the season, the Kansas University women’s basketball team will look to bounce back at 8 tonight on the road at Colorado.

Tuesday, January 11

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City prosecutor reveals details of Mario Little's diversion agreement

Basketball player must complete anger management classes and community service

Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little must complete anger management counseling and 30 hours of community service as part of a diversion agreement for his battery case in Lawrence Municipal Court.

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Travis Releford now doubtful for Iowa State game

Mario Little’s role undetermined

Kansas sophomore guard/forward Travis Releford is now doubtful for KU's road game Wednesday against Iowa State, KU coach Bill Self announced before Tuesday's practice at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks in the NBA

A look at how former Jayhawks fared in the NBA on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010.

New football hires generate optimism at Texas

New Texas football hires Manny Diaz and Bryan Harsin waited about three minutes into Friday’s lunch with Mack Brown to start talking business.

How Keegan voted: Jan. 10, 2011 college basketball poll

The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Associated Press ballot for the Jan. 10, 2011, college basketball poll.

Monday, January 10

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Bill Self clears Kansas senior Mario Little for competition

Travis Releford listed as questionable for ISU

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self on Monday cleared senior Mario Little for competition.

Jayhawks in the NBA

A look at how former Jayhawks fared in the NBA.

KU hoops notebook: Travis Releford ailing

Kansas University sophomore Travis Releford sprained his left ankle with 4:56 left in the first half and did not return.

How good is KU basketball? Good question

If not for an overtime in which Kansas University’s basketball team played like its confident, aggressive self, it might have been time to wonder just how good the Jayhawks are despite their undefeated record and No. 3 national ranking.

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Far from perfect: Jayhawks survive Wolverines in OT

Warts and all, Kansas University’s basketball team enters Big 12 Conference play undefeated for the first time since the 2007-08 national championship season.

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UM: Jayhawks tough on ‘D’

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein says there was more that went into Michigan’s poor offensive effort Sunday than simply bad shooting.

Sunday, January 9

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: Colorado upsets Mizzou; KSU falls

Super sophomore Alec Burks scored a career-high 36 points and Colorado beat Missouri in their final Big 12 opener on Saturday.

Transparency the best medicine for KU athletic department

News has come out of the Kansas University athletic department ticket scandal like a dripping faucet. You know it’s coming, but it still keeps you awake at night.

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Non-con loss triggers sour memories for KU basketball

Kansas University’s No. 1-ranked basketball team took a perfect 14-0 record to Tennessee last Jan. 10 for the Jayhawks’ final game of the 2009-10 nonconference season.

Jayhawks in the NBA

A look at how former Jayhawks fared in the NBA.

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Michigan soph eager to break out

“The Butterfly” hopes to spread his wings against Kansas University’s No. 3-ranked basketball team today.

KU swimming cruises

Senior Iuliia Kuzhil and freshman Alison Lusk won two events to lead Kansas University’s swimming a diving team to a 182-75 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday at the Centennial Sportsplex. KU improved to 6-4 in dual competition this year.

Saturday, January 8

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KU women fall in Big 12 opener, 61-57, to Texas Tech

First, the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s double-digit cushion had dwindled to only a few points. Then, the once comfortable lead was gone altogether.

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KU men's basketball team supports grieving Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson felt the support of his Kansas University basketball family earlier this week in his hometown of Washington, D.C.

LSU rolls over A&M in Cotton Bowl

With rumors swirling about LSU coach Les Miles’ future, Jordan Jefferson threw three touchdown passes to Terrence Toliver and ran for a score to help the 11th-ranked Tigers rally for a 41-24 victory over No. 18 Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.

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KU women look to get back on track for Big 12 play

With the exception of one road loss last month, the Kansas University women’s basketball team made it through the nonconference portion of its schedule with flying colors. But now the fun starts.

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Gary Bedore's notebook: Mario Little to travel with team to Michigan

Suspended senior Mario Little will travel with the Jayhawks to Michigan for Sunday’s 3:30 p.m. game against the Wolverines, Kansas coach Bill Self said Friday.

Friday, January 7

Kansas City Chiefs ticket chief Doug Hopkins named new KU director of ticket operations

Will start when NFL season is over

Doug Hopkins, who has served as the director of ticket operations for the Kansas City Chiefs since 1994, has been named the new Kansas University director of ticket operations, KU announced Friday.

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KU’s Bill Self: Travis Releford a utility player

Kansas University sophomore forward Travis Releford made a name for himself nationally on Wednesday night.

KU swimming tops No. 22 LSU in tri-dual

Sophomore Rebecca Swank won two events, helping the Kansas University swimming and diving team to victories over No. 22 Louisiana State (124-92), American (159-48) and Florida International (151-67) on Thursday at Bay Vista Aquatics Complex in Miami.

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Jake Sharp’s dream still alive

Too small. Won’t make the transition from high school record-breaker to featured running back in college. Dreamer.

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Ryan Broyles returning to Oklahoma

All-American wide receiver Ryan Broyles is coming back to Oklahoma for his senior season, saying he believes he can get himself “better prepared for the NFL.”

Jayhawks in the NBA

A look at how former Jayhawks fared in the NBA.

Thursday, January 6

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Marcus Morris named Wooden Award midseason candidate

Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris has been selected as a John Wooden Award midseason top 30 candidate, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.

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Break makes KU basketball better, but could immaturity return?

The list of things to love about Kansas University’s undefeated, third-ranked basketball team runs deep.

Taylor Martinez committed to Huskers

Quarterback Taylor Martinez is returning to Nebraska for his sophomore season, and he wants to quash speculation that he’s thinking of transferring.

Texas hires Mississippi State’s Manny Diaz to be defensive coordinator

Filling a critical need on a coaching staff that went through a major shakeup after a 5-7 season, Texas hired Mississippi State defensive coordinator Man

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Well adjusted: Tyshawn Taylor comfortable with Josh Selby now

It took Tyshawn Taylor 2 1/2 weeks — four games — to adjust fully to freshman sensation Josh Selby’s presence in Kansas University’s basketball lineup.

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Travis Releford's windmill dunk draws kudos

Travis Releford’s windmill dunk Wednesday was so impressive, even the opposition complimented him.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: No. 9 Missouri mauls N. Alabama, 98-58

Kim English scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a victory over Div. II North Alabama on Wednesday night.

UMKC's Michael Gholston Jr. relishes reunion with best friend Travis Releford

UMKC junior Michael Gholston Jr. didn’t log much time on the court during Wednesday’s 99-52 men’s basketball loss at No. 3 Kansas University.

KU hoops notebook

Kansas junior Markieff Morris, who picked up a technical foul for jawing with a UMKC player with 16:02 left, did not play the rest of the game.

Wednesday, January 5 recognized by sports editors' group as one of the top sports websites nationally was recognized this week as one of the top 10 sports sites in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

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Jeff Withey relishes chance to start for Jayhawks

It’s a big deal for a Kansas University basketball player to be introduced as a starter in tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse.

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Big 12 roundup: Baylor’s LaceDarius Dunn scores 43 points against Morgan State

LaceDarius Dunn set career highs with 43 points and 10 three-pointers as Baylor broke out of a shooting slump in the second half and raced past Morgan State on Tuesday night.

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KU basketball's Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford want bragging rights vs. UMKC

Bragging rights are at stake for Kansas University’s Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks in the NBA

A look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action.

KU swimming wins Orange Bowl Classic

Senior Iuliia Kuzhil and sophomore Monica Johannessen won two events, and Kansas University’s swimming and diving team won the Orange Bowl Classic on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 4

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Former KU track athlete, Ottawa native, gets her first rose on ABC's "The Bachelor"

Former KU runner Lisa Morrisey is among 20 women to make the first cut in the reality drama.

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Brock Berglund officially signs with KU football

QB says KU offense similar to one he played in HS

Three months away from the start of spring football practices, the Kansas University quarterback position became a little more crowded Tuesday, as the Jayhawks received a signed financial-aid agreement from Highlands Ranch, Colo., QB Brock Berglund.

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Rodney Jones, Kassie Liebsch expected to plead in KU ticket scandal next week

Two more former Kansas University athletics officials are due in federal court in Wichita next week with apparent plea deals for their roles in an alleged conspiracy to steal more than $2 million in sports tickets.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: With Jacob Pullen back, K-State cruises, 92-61

Jacob Pullen scored 24 points in his return from a three-game suspension, and Kansas State coasted to a victory over Savannah State on Monday night in the Wildcats’ final tune-up before Big 12 play.

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Warm welcome: Bill Self, Turner Gill quick to praise new boss Sheahon Zenger

Bill Self slipped unnoticed into Kansas University’s Hadl Auditorium at 1:40 p.m. Monday, right after the start of athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s introductory news conference.

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About that name … it’s ZENG-er

Jayhawk fans worried about nailing down the pronunciation of new Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s first name need look no farther than Tom Cross for help.

Former KU colleagues of new Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger remember him as driven, focused

Those who remember new Kansas University Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger from his days as a doctoral student at KU recalled a high-energy, focused and driven man who remained humble and true to his Kansas roots.

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Tyrel Reed emerges as ‘face’ of KU basketball team

Just one Kansas University men’s basketball player has started all 13 games this season.

KU welcomes new A.D. Sheahon Zenger

Zenger to make $450,000 a year

It may have taken four months and two offers for Kansas University to find its next athletic director, but it took only a fraction of a minute for Sheahon Zenger to say yes.

Monday, January 3

Mizzou QB Blaine Gabbert to enter NFL Draft

Missouri junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert has elected to make himself available for the NFL Draft.

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Kansas women bounce ’Roos

KU coach Henrickson not impressed with 56-41 victory

Carolyn Davis contributed 27 points and 14 rebounds, leading the Kansas women to a 56-41 victory over UMKC on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

How Keegan voted: Jan. 3, 2011

The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's Associated Press ballot for the Jan. 3, 2011, college basketball poll.

KU remains at No. 3 in both polls

The Kansas men's basketball team remained at No. 3 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls released Monday.

New KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger to be paid $450,000 per year for 4.5 years

Kansas University chose a man with deep local roots to be its next athletic director when it announced Sunday that Illinois State’s Sheahon Zenger had been hired.

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Bill Self uses holiday break to teach Morris twins a lesson

Ah, the holidays. A time to slip into your comfort zone, do whatever it is that makes you happiest, relieves you of stress, puts a smile on your face.

KU women’s basketball to face UMKC, Free State grad Ashli Hill

Tonight’s match-up between the Kansas University women’s basketball team and nearby Missouri-Kansas City will be much more than a midseason, nonconference tune-up for at least one player on the court: Ashli Hill, a former Free State High standout who grew up in Lawrence.

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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks say KU basketball team better than Duke

Few college basketball teams have the luxury — if that’s what you want to call it — of facing the three highest-ranked teams in the nation by the first week of January.

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Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

The website of the Douglas County sheriff’s office indicated Kansas University sophomore Elijah Johnson was arrested Saturday night for failure to appear in Douglas County District Court. An item on the website said Johnson paid a $100 fine.

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New KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger has deep local roots

Kansas University chose a man with deep local roots to be its next athletic director when it announced Sunday that Illinois State’s Sheahon Zenger has been hired and will be introduced today at a 1:30 p.m. press conference.

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Tyrel Reed, Jayhawks hit boards hard in win over Miami (Ohio)

During halftime of a game before winter break, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finally got through to KU guard Tyrel Reed about his lack of rebounding.

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The magic touch: Massage from mom helps Josh Selby rebound

Extremely sore from a series of excruciating practices, Josh Selby turned to a loved one for treatment before Sunday’s game against Miami University.

Sunday, January 2

Turner Gill announces wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt is heading for Texas

After much speculation in recent weeks, Kansas football coach Turner Gill made official what many had speculated: Darrell Wyatt, KU's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, will take a receivers coach position at Texas.

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KU names Sheahon Zenger new athletic director

Kansas University has named Sheahon Zenger its next athletic director.

KU basketball notebook: Miami (Ohio) now faces No. 3 Jayhawks

Miami University’s basketball team, which has already played the Nos. 1- and 2-ranked teams in the country, today takes on No. 3-rated Kansas University in a 5 p.m. tipoff in Allen Fieldhouse.

Red Raiders escape, 45-38, in TicketCity Bowl

Tommy Tuberville knew better. The last two onside kicks he called this season were returned for touchdowns. The most recent came in this very stadium. The thing is, he just couldn’t help himself. Leading Northwestern by three touchdowns late in the third quarter, the Texas Tech coach tried it again — and it backfired again, setting up an exciting finish in the inaugural TicketCity Bowl.

Sooners put end to BCS losing skid, 48-20

The Oklahoma Sooners don’t have to hear about their BCS losing streak anymore. They busted it up in a big way. Landry Jones threw for a school bowl-record 429 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 9 Oklahoma ended a five-game BCS bowl losing streak with a 48-20 victory over Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night.

Wide-receivers coach Wyatt crucial to KU

More than eight months out from the first game of the 2011 college football season, Kansas University coach Turner Gill is staring down the first huge decision of his second season at KU.

KU forward Marcus Morris learning through ‘bumpy’ time

Kansas University’s leading scorer sat on the bench, waiting patiently for his name to be called in Wednesday’s nonconference basketball game against Texas Arlington. Finally, with 11:53 left in the first half, Marcus Morris became the 10th KU player to take the court.

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Break in action: KU commitment Julius Green uses time off as motivation to get ahead

For the first time since he was 7 years old, Julius Green spent the fall doing something other than playing defensive end on a football field.

KU women's basketball team holds Holiday Hoops Clinic

About 300 youngsters and parents attended the KU women’s basketball team’s Holiday Hoops Clinic on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Saturday, January 1

Top official: Two bowl calls correct

The national coordinator for college football officials said Friday the controversial calls in the Music City and Pinstripe bowls were correct, but added the chaotic end to the North Carolina-Tennessee game will lead the NCAA rules committee to consider a rule change.