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Little ‘Dipper’: Jeff Withey matches Wilt Chamberlain

Jeff Withey now has something in common with Kansas University basketball legend/fellow 7-footer Wilt Chamberlain.

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KU women defeat Emporia State, 83-61, in exhibition opener

Kansas junior guard Angel Goodrich scored 16 points, leading the Kansas women's team to an 83-61 exhibition victory over Emporia State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Brittney Griner voted to All-America

Brittney Griner has already left a mark on women’s basketball, and she’s only beginning her junior season.

Hurdles aside, West Virginia plans 2012 move

Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas said Tuesday he fully expects West Virginia to start play next season despite a hard-line stance from the Big East.

Kansas women's basketball team eager to smell hot dogs

It might just be an exhibition, but the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s players and coaches aren’t any less excited about getting the 2011-12 season started.

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PSU wanted Kansas’ best

It might have been known that the Kansas University men’s basketball program would be without starters Elijah Johnson (suspension), Thomas Robinson (injury) and Tyshawn Taylor (suspension) for its exhibition opener against Pittsburg State on Tuesday. But that didn’t change the way the Gorillas approached the game.

Conner Teahan calming influence

The team’s three best players didn’t dress. Two were serving the first half of two-game suspensions. The third was injured. Two of the team’s top three freshman recruits will watch all season in street clothes because the NCAA denied them eligibility.

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Little ‘Dipper’: Jeff Withey matches Wilt Chamberlain

Jeff Withey now has something in common with Kansas University basketball legend/fellow 7-footer Wilt Chamberlain.

Seven Jayhawk soccer players on academic team

Kansas University senior Jordyn Perdue was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the third time in her career to highlight a list of seven Kansas soccer players named to the conference’s academic list.

AP Source: Big East readies invites

The Big East is ready to start adding members after spending the last month and a half losing them.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook: Bill Self ‘nervous’ for short-handed Jayhawks

Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self admitted he had a bit of a queasy feeling entering Tuesday’s exhibition game without Thomas Robinson (hyperextended knee), Elijah Johnson and Tyshawn Taylor (suspension).

Kansas football turns page, looks to future

Kansas University’s football team, which has lost six games in a row and been outscored by an average of 55-21 in those losses, has found a way to flip the focus in its favor: by turning the page on the calendar.