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Disappointed Diamond: Dixon 3rd in 400; women in 5th

The night before the 400 finals, Diamond Dixon picked up the notepad in her hotel room and started writing notes to herself.

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Finally, Zach Peters arrives at KU

Hoops signee hits town 26 months after committing

Zach Peters, the tall Texan who orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University two years and two months ago, has finally arrived in Lawrence to begin his college career.

It's time to review the review that cost Geubelle title

Sometimes it takes a controversy that taints an outcome and creates a suspicion that seedy gamesmanship has been rewarded at the expense of good sportsmanship for a rule to get changed in sports. The time has come for the NCAA to change a track and field rule and call it the Andrea Geubelle Amendment.

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KU jumper wins — then loses — NCAA title; KU women fourth

The thrill of victory, painted all over her face with an All-American smile, never felt better for Kansas University junior triple jumper Andrea Geubelle than when she and everyone else in Drake Stadium thought she had won an NCAA Outdoor championship Saturday in the triple jump. An endless stream of tears streaming down that same face made it clear that the agony of having that title taken away when an appeal by a coach from another school was upheld after completion of the event gave her a worse feeling than she ever had experienced.

Report: Kevin Pritchard to be Pacers’ GM

Former Kansas University basketball guard Kevin Pritchard will likely become general manager of the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo!Sports.

Three KU baseball signees drafted

Three Kansas University baseball signees were drafted this week by major-league organizations in the first-year player draft.

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T-Rob’s stature growing

Bill Self laughs off big man’s combine shrinkage

Thomas Robinson, who was listed as a 6-foot-10 power forward his junior season at Kansas University, shrunk just a bit at this week’s NBA Combine in Chicago. “I saw Thomas measured 6-83⁄4 (in shoes), which is good. I was hoping anything 6-8 (or taller),” KU coach Bill Self said with a smile at Friday’s Otto Schnellbacher Classic at Firekeeper Golf Course.

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Disappointed Diamond: Dixon 3rd in 400; women in 5th

The night before the 400 finals, Diamond Dixon picked up the notepad in her hotel room and started writing notes to herself.