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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.

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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.