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Andrew Wiggins' acrobatic dunk highlights KU's exhibition win over Pitt State

The first slam dunk of Andrew Wiggins’ Kansas University basketball career — the flushing of a deep lob from Jamari Traylor, who was stationed well beyond the three-point stripe — had 16,300 Jayhawk fans thankful on Tuesday night that the much-anticipated 2013-14 basketball season is finally under way. By Gary Bedore

It’s go time: Andrew Wiggins, KU to debut tonight

Andrew Wiggins, who arrived on Kansas University’s campus on June 15 for the start of his one-year college adventure, has picked up plenty of pointers from his new coaches and teammates. By Gary Bedore

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KGA honors KU golfer

Kansas University’s Chase Hanna was one of four golfers named a Kansas Golf Association Player of the Year.

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KU’s Tony Pierson still not well

Just three days after returning to the huddle following a two-week absence, Kansas University receiver Tony Pierson was nowhere to be found on KU’s latest depth chart, released Tuesday by coach Charlie Weis. By Matt Tait

Young KU women to open with Gorillas

A Kansas University basketball coach is ready to see how a young Jayhawks team reacts to a game situation against Div. II Pittsburg State. Sound familiar? By Jesse Newell

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Andrew Wiggins' acrobatic dunk highlights KU's exhibition win over Pitt State

The first slam dunk of Andrew Wiggins’ Kansas University basketball career — the flushing of a deep lob from Jamari Traylor, who was stationed well beyond the three-point stripe — had 16,300 Jayhawk fans thankful on Tuesday night that the much-anticipated 2013-14 basketball season is finally under way. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Bill Self's best choice? No redshirts

Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says the wisest choice for Kansas coach Bill Self regarding redshirts is to have none of his players sit out.

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Pitt State coach sees glimpses of Andrew Wiggins' ability

Like seemingly everyone on the planet, Pittsburg State men's basketball coach Kevin Muff entered Tuesday's exhibition game at Allen Fieldhouse fully aware of the talent and potential possessed by Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Naadir Tharpe to miss KU's season-opener; Self says redshirts still possible

Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will miss the season-opener on Nov. 8 against Louisiana Monroe after he illegally played in a summer-league game in Chicago, KU coach Bill Self announced after KU's 97-57 exhibition victory over Pitt State on Tuesday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

KU women’s golf wins Palmetto

Kansas University freshman Pornvipa Sakdee tied for fourth, and the KU women’s golf team claimed its second title of the fall season on Monday at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Brannen Greene knows Gorillas

Brannen Greene tonight makes his Kansas University basketball debut against a familiar foe — his dad’s alma mater, Pittsburg State. By Gary Bedore

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Last year’s football film fodder for KU, Texas

As 2-5 Kansas University prepares for a trip to Austin, Texas, this weekend to take on the 5-2 Longhorns, the two opposing head coaches are turning to the same thing for motivation — last year’s game film. By Matt Tait

Wiggins era begins

The cover of Sports Illustrated. Shirtless, hanging from a rim in GQ magazine. Jamming nasty dunks — 360, between the legs, behind the back, you name it — all over YouTube. Cited on mock NBA drafts as the likely No. 1 pick. Is there anywhere Andrew Wiggins hasn’t been spotted yet? Oh, yeah, playing in an actual college basketball game. That changes tonight. By Sara Shepherd