Stories for May 2012


Thursday, May 31

How former Jayhawks fared (June 1)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA playoffs.

Ex-Jayhawk Langford wins Israeli title

Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has returned to the United States with another championship on his resume.

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Leaders at Big 12 meetings: League set at 10

If the Big 12 Conference is planning to expand in the near future, its leaders sure are putting forth a strong effort to hide it.

Wednesday, May 30

How former Jayhawks fared (May 31)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared Wednesday in the NBA playoffs.

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Charlie Weis shows national scope

It’s early to draw any concrete conclusions on where, other than in the home state and neighboring Missouri, the new Kansas University football staff will concentrate its recruiting efforts. But it’s not too early to get a hint. Thus far, it looks as if the Charlie Weis recruiting net will more closely resemble Glen Mason’s than Mark Mangino’s.

Jayhawks in the NBA (May 29)

How former Jayhawks fared in the NBA playoff game of May 29.

Jayhawks in top 5 … for schedule

According to’s Bruce Feldman, Kansas University’s football team will have to tackle the fifth-toughest schedule in the country during head coach Charlie Weis’ first season in charge.

Tuesday, May 29

KU basketball player Ben McLemore enters into diversion agreement

A Kansas University basketball player has entered into a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors over a minor in possession of alcohol citation, according to court records.

Kansas football scouring country

A quick look at some KU targets

While most of April was spent coaching the players they had in front of them, a good chunk of May has been spent trying to find new ones.

Jayhawks in the NBA (May 28)

How former Jayhawks fared in the NBA playoff game on May 28.

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KU’s Elijah Johnson cautious at camp

Kansas University senior Elijah Johnson accepted a pass from Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder, then bounced the basketball off the court into the hands of high-flying Jayhawk junior Justin Wesley, who finished a memorable Memorial Day dunk before 100 KC Gym Rats Collegiate All-Star campers in Blue Valley Northwest High’s gym.

Sunday, May 27

KU track adds 6 to NCAAs

Six additional Kansas University track and field athletes earned trips to the NCAA Outdoor Championships during the NCAA West Preliminary late Saturday at Myers Stadium.

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Man with a plan: Weis making impression beyond field

We all know about the Notre Dame transfers, the big-time quarterbacks and the changes he made to the Kansas University football roster. But six months after he was hired, the impact of new KU football coach Charlie Weis goes far beyond a simple reshaping of the rules and roster.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 27)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA playoffs.

Saturday, May 26

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Missouri ends KU's baseball season

Missouri outfielder Dane Opel went 3-for-5 with five RBIs, while relief pitcher Jeff Emens blanked Kansas University over the final 3 2/3 innings as Missouri advanced to the Big 12 Baseball Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark with a 12-2 run-rule victory over KU on Saturday.

South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris picks Florida

Damontre Harris has decided to transfer to the University of Florida.

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Kansas men's basketball schedules Buffs for home-and-home

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has scheduled a home-and-home nonconference series against a familiar foe.

Kansas baseball ousts A&M, gets another shot at Mizzou

Junior Thomas Taylor allowed three runs in a complete-game effort, lifting Kansas University to a 5-3 win over Texas A&M on Friday in the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament.

KU track qualifies six for NCAAs

Six Kansas University track and field athletes advanced to the NCAA Outdoor on Friday by virtue of their top-12 finishes at the West Preliminary.

Friday, May 25

ESPN ranks Kansas basketball's Class of 2013 recruits

Future Kansas University basketball players Brannen Greene and Conner Frankamp are listed Nos. 33 and 72 respectively in’s new top 100 rankings of the high school recruiting class of 2013.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 25)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA playoffs.

Four KU track athletes qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships

Four Kansas University track athletes qualified for nationals on Thursday at the NCAA West prelims.

Luck leading West Virginia onward

A third-century ago, West Virginia University’s football program was at a crossroads, the quarterback at the time now says, and the contrast between two choices was a stark one.

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KU baseball downs Texas, will face A&M in rematch today

A three-run first inning and strong pitching lifted Kansas University to a 4-2 win over Texas and eliminated the third-seeded Longhorns from the Big 12 Baseball Championship on Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

KU softball’s Maggie Hull named Academic All-America

Kansas University softball left fielder Maggie Hull was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I third team, KU announced on Thursday.

Kansas Athletics, Inc., board discusses Big 12 growth

Conference realignment and Big 12 expansion continues to be one of the hot topics of discussion across the country, and both came up Thursday at the regularly scheduled Kansas Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors meeting.

Thursday, May 24

KU baseball eliminates Texas with 4-2 victory at Big 12 tourney

A three-run first inning and strong pitching lifted Kansas to a 4-2 win over Texas and eliminates the Longhorns from the Big 12 baseball tournament.

Jayhawks in the NBA (May 23)

How the former Kansas University basketball player fared in the NBA playoff game of May 23, 2012.

Wednesday, May 23

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Signee Perry Ellis a valedictorian

Incoming Kansas University basketball forward Perry Ellis served as one of four valedictorians at Wichita Heights High School’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

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KU baseball falls to Texas A&M, 10-4, in Big 12 tournament opener

Jacob House and Scott Arthur had two hits and three RBIs apiece and Daniel Mengden pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, leading two-time defending champion Texas A&M to a 10-4 victory over Kansas in the Big 12 tournament Wednesday.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 23)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on Tuesday.

Ex-KU O-line commitment hoping to catch on at BYU

Former Kansas University commitment Phil Ford, a 6-foot-6, 330-pound offensive lineman from Bishop Miege High in Roeland Park, appears to have a growing fondness for BYU, according to a blog on the Deseret News’ website.

Thomas Robinson aiming high in upcoming NBA draft

Former Kansas University power forward Thomas Robinson, who is projected as the No. 2 pick overall in the NBA Draft by and — and No. 4 selection by — still thinks he has a shot at the top spot.

KU ace Duncan proves value

He pitched for a small, all-boys Catholic high school in San Francisco, had a fastball that might not get arrested for speeding on I-70 and didn’t have any scholarship offers.

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Kansas baseball savoring Big 12 tourney appearance

Getting in was the goal, but the reward was not nearly as exhilarating as the road it traveled to reach it.

Tuesday, May 22

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Ottawa’s Semi Ojeleye to visit Duke on May 31

Ottawa High senior-to-be Semi Ojeleye will make an unofficial basketball recruiting visit to Duke on May 31, reports.

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KU aide shrugs off Tiger taunts

LB coach Demontie Cross happily traded Wisconsin for KU

Every time Demontie Cross set his cell phone down on his desk, it would buzz again. “Traitor,” one text message said.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 22)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games on Monday, May 21, 2012.

Jayhawk great Glenn Cunningham to be enshrined

Former Kansas University track and field great Glenn Cunningham will be inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, it was announced last week.

Big 12 honors KU’s Frank Duncan

Kansas sophomore pitcher Frank Duncan has been named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 21, the conference office announced Monday.

Monday, May 21

KU football player gets diversion for OUI case

A Kansas University football player has entered into a diversion agreement after an April arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence. James D. Sims, 20, entered into the agreement on May 9, according to a Lawrence Municipal Court clerk. As part of the one-year diversion agreement, Sims agreed to pay $1,060 in fines and costs, not to violate any laws for the duration of the agreement and not to consume alcohol. Sims, a starting running back last season, was arrested in the 1300 block of Jayhawk Boulevard shortly after 2:15 a.m. April 8. He also must agree to abide by any recommendations given following an alcohol counseling session. After his arrest, Sims was suspended for the first three games of the season.

Sunday, May 20

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Keith Langford on fire overseas

Former Kansas University basketball guard Keith Langford continues to dominate overseas.

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Name recognition: Campo widely respected, especially by Texans

Kansas senior cornerback Greg Brown paid special attention to defensive back Terence Newman growing up as a Dallas Cowboys fan in Cedar Hill, Texas. There was good reason for that.

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Kansas baseball loses battle with Missouri, but wins final Border War series

Saturday, nearly 121 years after Kansas University kicked it off with a 22-10 football victory over arch-rival Missouri in 1891, the historic Border War series between KU and Mizzou ended at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark with a 6-3 victory for Missouri’s baseball team and a rather calm and cordial exchange of handshakes.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 20)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA playoff games.

Tax forms reveal Weis’ Notre Dame buyout

We knew all along that current Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis had been paid by his former employer to go away.

Saturday, May 19

Mizzou tops KU, 6-3, but Jayhawks take series and earn No. 7 seed at Big 12 tourney

Missouri's baseball team salvaged the final game of its series with Kansas University with a 6-3 victory Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark, but the Jayhawks won the series and earned the No. 7 seed at next week's Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma.

KU men's basketball guards to join European tour

Kansas University sophomore walk-on guard Christian Garrett will join former KU guard Jordan Juenemann on an Athletes In Action all-star basketball team that will tour Poland and Germany in late May and early June.

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They’re in! KU beats Mizzou, earns trip to tourney

They’re in. And they made it in the sweetest way possible.

Friday, May 18

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Big 12, SEC have deal for football champs to play

The Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regular-season champions against each other in a bowl game for five years beginning in 2014.

It’s time to accent year’s top Jayhawks

As the school year winds to a close, it’s time to highlight Kansas University’s top performers.

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Duncan, Kansas baseball bottle up Missouri

When the starting pitcher throws a complete-game shutout, it can be pretty difficult to upstage him.

Nooner joins KU women’s basketball staff

Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner and his wife, Tracy, are expecting the birth of the couple’s first child — a girl — on Aug. 30.

KU’s Maggie Hull on softball All-Region team

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Kansas University junior left fielder Maggie Hull to its First Team All-Region team, the organization announced on Thursday.

Thursday, May 17

How former Jayhawks fared (May 18)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA playoff games.

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Former KU men's basketball guard Terry Nooner joins Bonnie Henrickson's KU women's hoops coaching staff

Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for Bonnie Henrickson’s KU women’s basketball team.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 17)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA playoff games.

Baseball series to mark end of Border War

From Bud Stallworth’s 50-point night and Tony Sands’ 396-yard day to Todd Reesing’s touchdown pass to Kerry Meier in the snow and February’s 19-point KU comeback in Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas-Missouri rivalry has seen it all throughout its 100-plus years of existence. This weekend, the Jayhawks and Tigers will be conference adversaries on the field for the final time.

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Coach: Recruit Anrio Adams ‘big-time talent’

Anrio Adams, the Associated Press Class 3A basketball player of the year in the state of Washington, should be able to make an immediate, major impact at Kansas University during the 2012-13 season.

Wednesday, May 16

Big 12 track honors KU's Michael Stigler

Kansas University hurdler Michael Stigler was named Big 12 Outstanding Male Freshman of the Year on Wednesday. The awards were voted on by league head track-and-field coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own athletes.

Vote: Who had the best KU Missouri vanity license plate?

We asked you what you'd put on a personalized Missouri license plate, if the state allowed the Jayhawk to appear on plates. Some of your submissions weren't exactly street legal, but we applaud your creativity. We're asking for your help in determining three winners of an 8x10 photo of Mario Chalmers' "The Shot." Vote for your favorite (sorry, one vote per person). Voting closes at noon Friday.

Missouri House moves to stop Jayhawks license plate

Missouri license plates won't be sporting Kansas Jayhawks logos anytime soon if the Missouri House has its way.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 16)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA playoff games.

KU baseball six get Big 12 honors

Kansas University junior Jake Marasco was named first-team Academic All-Big 12 for the third time in his career to highlight KU’s six selections, announced Tuesday by the conference.

KU softball trio named All-Big 12

Kansas University junior left fielder Maggie Hull earned first-team All-Big 12 honors, the conference announced on Tuesday.

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Vacation's over: Self refreshed, ready for 10th season at KU

Refreshed after last week’s golf excursion to Cabo San Lucas — and energized after watching three of his Kansas University basketball players graduate on Sunday — an upbeat Bill Self returned to work bright and early Monday.

Tuesday, May 15

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KU men's basketball leads conference in home attendance for 26th straight year

The Kansas men's basketball team led its conference in home attendance for the 26th straight year, as the NCAA recently released the final attendance numbers for the 2011-12 campaign.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 15)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on Monday, May 14, 2012.

FSU prez: Big 12 has pros, cons

The president of Florida State University says moving the athletic program from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big 12 has several drawbacks to be considered.

Monday, May 14

Chicago prep guard pays KU a visit

Kansas University may soon be adding a reinforcement to its backcourt for the 2012-13 men’s basketball season.

Missouri lawmaker's vow: No Jayhawk license tags on his watch

Take it as a sign that even though the University of Missouri is leaving the Big 12 Conference, its rivalry with Kansas University is alive and well.

High school guard Milton Doyle expected to visit KU on Monday

Kansas University is expected to receive a visitor Monday in 6-foot-4 guard Milton Doyle.

Sasha Kaun’s team falls in title game

Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun’s CSKA Moscow team was stunned by Olympiacos, 62-61, in the Euroleague title game on Sunday.

Coach: FSU should give Big 12 a look

Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday that his school is “committed” to staying in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Spetman may be the only one who thinks that way.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 14)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on Sunday, May 13, 2012.

Sunday, May 13

Kansas baseball tumbles at KSU

This week’s Missouri series just became a whole lot more important for Kansas University’s baseball team.

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Runners-up: KU women second at league

Kansas University’s women’s track team placed second at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor track and field championships, which concluded Sunday at Kansas State’s track complex.

Kansas baseball snares big win at KSU

Kansas University freshman starter Wes Benjamin knew it was a big game even before KU trainer Ken Wainwright approached him right before first pitch against Kansas State.

Jayhawk women lead after Day 2

A 1-2 finish in the long jump from Francine Kimone Simpson (21-103⁄4) and Andrea Geubelle (21-4) sparked Kansas University’s women’s track team to a first-place finish in the team standings heading into the final day of the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor championships.

KU boat wins C-USA title

Kansas University’s first varsity four placed first at the 2012 Conference USA Rowing Championship on Saturday. As a team, KU finished eighth overall with 16 total points.

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KU hoops trio graduates today

Kansas University senior basketball players Jordan Juenemann, Tyshawn Taylor and Conner Teahan figure to do a lot of reminiscing — and a lot of celebrating — this morning as they participate in graduation ceremonies in and outside of Memorial Stadium.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 13)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA playoffs.

FSU would benefit Big 12

The thought of Florida State and all its fine football tradition joining the Big 12 took on a realistic feel Saturday when the school’s chairman of the Board of Trustees wound up and socked the ACC in the nose.

Saturday, May 12

KU thrower wins title at Big 12 track championships

Kansas University senior thrower Alena Krechyk broke multiple records and claimed her second career conference title in the hammer throw on Friday at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Kansas State University.

Wildcats shut out KU baseball, 2-0

Even a gift from Mother Nature wasn’t enough to help out the Kansas bats Friday night against Kansas State in a 2-0 loss at Tointon Family Stadium.

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Spring game visit fires up incoming KU QB Turner Baty

The announced attendance for this year’s Kansas University football spring game was 15,000 — one of the largest turnouts for the annual game in years and the fourth highest total in the Big 12 Conference this spring.

Friday, May 11

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KU fires men’s golf coach Kit Grove

Kansas University men’s golf coach Kit Grove officially was fired as the program’s head coach Thursday, ending the KU graduate’s five-year run as the leader of the program for which he once starred.

KU softball puts six on academic team

Six Kansas University softball players earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors, as announced by the conference on Thursday.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 11)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA playoff games.

KSU series crucial for Kansas baseball's postseason

The Kansas University baseball team’s goal for this weekend’s three-game series at Kansas State is simple: Win enough games to worry only about one scoreboard next week.

KU Barnstorming Tour kicks off tonight

KU seniors Tyshawn Taylor, Conner Teahan and Jordan Juenemann will compete in a Barnstorming Tour game at 7:30 tonight at Roeland Park’s Bishop Miege High School.

Thursday, May 10

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A KU license plate in Missouri? It could happen

A Jayhawk on a Missouri license plate? No need to check to see if those pigs have sprouted wings. It could be a reality as soon as June 2013.

Kansas University basketball team to take European vacation

Jayhawks to play two games in Switzerland, two in Paris in August

KU's basketball team will play four exhibition games — two in Switzerland and two in France — in August.

Did UF give KU a boost?

Only time will tell, but it looks as if recent developments could help Kansas University in its pursuit of former University of South Carolina forward Damontre Harris.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 10)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA playoff games.

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Turner Gill left recruiting abyss

The inevitable roster upheaval that occurs when coaching changes take place in college football makes it particularly difficult to try to forecast starters, just shy of four months from the season-opener. But for the purpose of looking at Turner Gill’s impact on the Kansas University football program during his two-year stay, let’s give it a try.

Wednesday, May 9

Legislators, Brownback honor Kansas State's Snyder

Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder continues to pick up honors for the Wildcats' successful 2011 football season.

T-Rob living large before NBA draft

Former Kansas University power forward Thomas Robinson, who recently signed with sports agent Tony Dutt and Rivals Sports Group, is living the good life as he prepares for the 2012 NBA Draft.

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Out with the old, in with the new as Weis era brings big changes to KU roster

When the 2011 football season ended last November, 92 Kansas University football players expected to be back with the Jayhawks for spring football in 2012.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 9)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA playoff games.

Tuesday, May 8

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KU offers to Memphis prep Austin Nichols

Austin Nichols, a 6-foot-8, 193-pound senior-to-be from Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, has received a scholarship offer from Kansas University, reports.

Monday, May 7

One benefit of KU's loss to Kentucky: Brownback delivering burgers to Lawrence Community Shelter

The Lawrence Community Shelter will benefit from Kansas University’s men’s basketball team’s loss to the University of Kentucky in the NCAA championship game.

Jayhawks in the NBA (May 6)

How former Jayhawks in the NBA fared in games of May 6.

KU softball no-hit, 9-0

Two Texas A&M pitchers combined on a no-hitter, and the Aggies banged 11 hits in a 9-0 rout of Kansas University in the Jayhawks’ regular-season finale.

Xavier transfer Lyons commits to ’Zona

Former Xavier University combo guard Mark Lyons committed to Arizona on Sunday following his campus visit to the Pac-12 school.

Sunday, May 6

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KU baseball falls in extras. Again.

It’s not that Kansas University’s baseball players are tired of playing extra-inning games. They’re just tired of losing them.

Former Xavier guard Mark Lyons to transfer to Arizona

Former Xavier combo guard Mark Lyons committed to Arizona on Sunday.

A&M edges KU softball

Kansas University senior Liz Kocon blasted a three-run home run in the Jayhawks’ 4-3 loss to No. 18-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday at the Aggies’ field.

KU baseball blanked

Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another wasn’t the only longshot to stand in the winner’s circle late Saturday afternoon. For Air Force Academy left-hander Ben Bertelson, a junior from Midland, Texas, the winner’s circle on which he stood was the Hoglund Ballpark pitcher’s mound. Bertelson soft-tossed his way to a career-best performance, defeating Kansas University, 3-0, with an eight-hit shutout.

KU softball Hulls on academic team

Juniors Maggie and Rosie Hull represented Kansas University’s softball team on district seven when the Capital One Academic All-District teams were announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

How former Jayhawks fared (May 6)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA playoff games.

Katie O’Connor returns to KU women’s basketball staff

Katie O’Connor is returning to the Kansas University women’s basketball coaching staff.

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Well received: Competition fierce at wideout

By his own admission, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis understands he has a long way to go before reaching the point of complete comfort with his new team. Still, in just a few months and 15 spring practices, Weis was able to make plenty of headway and arrive at a couple of concrete conclusions.

Saturday, May 5

Kansas softball shut out in pitchers’ duel

Kansas University starting pitcher Alicia Pille allowed Texas A&M just two hits all night, but the Aggies turned each into a home run and played spectacular defense of their own to finish off the Jayhawks in a 3-0 victory on Friday night at the Aggie Softball Complex.

Kansas baseball holds off Air Force

Kansas University’s Frank Duncan grounded Air Force from the mound, and the Jayhawks held off the Falcons for a 5-2 victory on Friday night in the Jayhawk Classic at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Catching on: Ex-KU tight end Tim Biere ready to begin NFL career

Former Kansas University tight end Tim Biere is a realist, and that characteristic served him well last weekend as he watched the 2012 NFL Draft without worrying too much about it.

KU track competes in Arkansas Twilight

Kansas University’s Iain Trimble (210-7) and Dan Hitman (206-7) placed second and fourth respectively in the javelin at Friday’s Arkansas Twilight meet.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 5)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA playoff games.

Friday, May 4

Ex-KU basketball player Marcus Morris enters diversion agreement for battery charge

Former Kansas University and current NBA basketball player Marcus Morris has entered into a diversion agreement with prosecutors related to a February incident at a Lawrence nightclub.

Big 12 formally introduces new commish Bowlsby

Bob Bowlsby was apprehensive when he first met with a group of Big 12 school presidents about becoming the league commissioner.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 4)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA playoff games.

Thursday, May 3

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KU senior-to-be Kevin Young will try out for Puerto Rico senior national team

Kansas University senior-to-be Kevin Young will try out for Puerto Rico's senior national team.

AP Source: Stanford AD Bowlsby offered Big 12 commissioner job

A person with knowledge of the search says Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby has been offered the Big 12 commissioner job to replace the ousted Dan Beebe.

KU soccer player to go to Olympics

Kansas University freshman Liana Salazar will compete for Colombia in the 2012 Olympics in London, it was announced Wednesday.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 3)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA playoff games.

Jayhawks schedule men's basketball home-and-home with Temple

Kansas University’s basketball team will play Temple in a home-and-home series starting with a game next season in Allen Fieldhouse.

Wednesday, May 2

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Appeal unsuccessful: NCAA denies hardship waiver for KU WR Justin McCay

Oklahoma transfer and Kansas City native will sit out 2012 season

Not yet. So says the NCAA, which on Wednesday, after an appeal heard by the Subcommittee for Legislative Relief, denied the hardship waiver requested by Kansas University wide receiver Justin McCay, making the sophomore from Bishop Miege High ineligible to play during the upcoming season.

Government opposes request to shorten sentence from ex-KU employee convicted in ticket scandal

Prosecutors on Wednesday urged a judge to reject a request by a former consultant for Kansas University to have his sentence shortened in a ticket scalping conspiracy that he helped conceal.

KU track teams ascend in rankings

Kansas University’s women’s track and field team jumped two spots to No. 5 and the men moved up two spots to No. 23 in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings.

KU baseball edges UALR

Jordan Dreiling had four hits and three RBIs, and Alex DeLeon and Michael Suiter each hit three-run home runs as Kansas University outslugged Arkansas-Little Rock, 16-12, in nonconference baseball Tuesday at Hogan Field.

Xavier transfer visits UK

Former Xavier University combo guard Mark Lyons, who recently said he had not set dates for any campus visits, actually visited Kentucky’s campus on Monday, reports.

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Notre Dame coach Kelly: Transfers will help Weis, KU

The Notre Dame Club of Eastern Kansas welcomed Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly to town Tuesday, and Kelly spent the afternoon being serenaded by the school’s famous fight song and talking up the Fighting Irish.

How former Jayhawks fared (May 2)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of May 1.

Tuesday, May 1

How former Jayhawks fared (May 1)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 30.

KU rowing signs 9

Kansas University signed nine athletes to rowing letters of intent this spring.

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In good hands: Pierson, Jackson help ease worries over KU’s running-back position

When news broke that two-year starter and leading rusher James Sims had been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season after an arrest for OUI, people inside and outside of the Kansas University football program began to wonder what that would do to KU’s ability to run the ball.

Xavier transfer to set campus visits

Former Xavier University point guard Mark Lyons, who recently said he will transfer to Kansas University, Arizona or Kentucky, is concentrating on final exams this week as he completes work on his undergraduate degree.