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Senior sadness: KU collapses in fourth quarter, blows 21-point lead in 31-30 overtime loss to Baylor

The Kansas University football team played well for three quarters, fell apart for a fourth and, somehow, still had a chance to win Saturday afternoon against the No. 25 team in the BCS standings in front of 35,188 fans at Memorial Stadium.

Early Morning

Trouble, double: Thomas Robinson doubles up despite fouls

Thomas Robinson’s 18 points and 11 rebounds stood out on the postgame stat sheet Friday night.

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Things just not working out for Turner Gill at KU

With one more successful play from his offense Saturday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could have ended a seven-game losing streak, made irrelevant blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead and drawn praise for having had the guts to fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

Game Balls and Gassers: Baylor

Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers ...

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Senior sadness: KU collapses in fourth quarter, blows 21-point lead in 31-30 overtime loss to Baylor

The Kansas University football team played well for three quarters, fell apart for a fourth and, somehow, still had a chance to win Saturday afternoon against the No. 25 team in the BCS standings in front of 35,188 fans at Memorial Stadium.

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Three-and-outs have been killers for KU football

Kansas right tackle Tanner Hawkinson knows that his team’s offense hasn’t always been able to help out its defense this season.

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Towson coach lauds Tharpe, Jayhawks

Towson coach Pat Skerry, who originally recruited Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe when Skerry was a part of the Providence coaching staff, was impressed with the freshman following KU’s 100-54 victory on Friday.

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Kevin Young no longer new kid on blocks

In the Kansas University basketball team’s two exhibition games against in-state Div. II schools, Loyola Marymount transfer Kevin Young looked like the new kid in class who moved in mid-year.

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Trouble, double: Thomas Robinson doubles up despite fouls

Thomas Robinson’s 18 points and 11 rebounds stood out on the postgame stat sheet Friday night.

Defending Robert Griffin

When Kansas University freshman quarterback Michael Cummings joined the Jayhawks last summer, he had no idea he would play such a large role in helping KU’s defense prepare for games.

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Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: UK next test for KU

Kansas Unviersity’s basketball team goes from playing Towson at home to Kentucky on Tuesday in Madison Square Garden in New York. Tipoff is 8 p.m. Central time.

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Missouri sinks Kansas

The Kansas University swimmers knew what was coming when No. 15 Missouri entered Robinson Natatorium Friday night.

Chiney Ogwumike paces Stanford over Texas, 72-59

Even with half the Ogwumike frontcourt on the bench, No. 5 Stanford was still too strong and powerful for No. 24 Texas to handle.

Brittney Griner's 22 points lifts No. 1 Baylor over Howard, 82-28

The driving focus for Baylor is to finish the job with a national championship this season. Brittney Griner and the Lady Bears are off to dominating start.

NCAA finds major violations in Sooners basketball

Oklahoma had about one quarter of its recruiting days this season taken away by the NCAA on Friday as punishment for committing major violations while the men's basketball program already was on probation.

Texas Tech hangs on to beat Troy, 90-85

Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie saw plenty his young team needs to work on, but acknowledged his players came through down the stretch en route to beating Troy 90-85 on Friday night.

Sooners rally back to win Lon Kruger's debut, 78-74

Lon Kruger's tenure at Oklahoma got started with a scare.

No. 12 Baylor opens with 77-57 win over TSU

The new Quincy is already getting comfortable on the court for No. 12 Baylor.

Oklahoma St. routs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 71-39

LeBryan Nash says he'd been waiting for the first game of his college basketball career his whole life. On Friday night, the most anticipated freshman recruit in recent Oklahoma State history gave the Cowboys a glimpse of what to expect.

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No. 25 Missouri beats SE Missouri, 83-68

No. 25 Missouri led by only two at halftime of its opener, rushing shots and getting outrebounded. Players knew they'd be hearing from new coach Frank Haith.

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Kansas State survives Charleston Southern, 72-67

Frank Martin didn't yell. He didn't tear down the walls of the locker room at halftime, though just about everyone inside Bramlage Coliseum on Friday night expected just that.