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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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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, Rivals.com 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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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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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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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.