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KU hopes to make strides following break

Though they currently may be dazed and confused following a 25-point loss to unranked Temple, Kansas University’s basketball players nonetheless figure to be refreshed and ready to go for the remaining three months of the marathon 2014-15 season following what they hope is a relaxing three-day Christmas vacation.

Jayhawks head different directions for holiday break

Monday, when Kansas University lost 77-52 to Temple, it was KU’s last game before Christmas, and the players were allowed to head to their respective homes after the  game, not having to return to Lawrence until Friday night.

Column: KU bigs no-show in Philadelphia

The silliest chant in all of sports broke out, “Overrated! Overrated!” as Temple poured it on in a game the Owls would win Monday night, 77-52, against No. 10 Kansas. Column by Tom Keegan

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Column: Traylor should turn up the heat

Since starting the first two games of the season and playing 29 and 26 minutes in a victory over UC Santa Barbara and a loss to Kentucky, Kansas University junior Jamari Traylor has seen his minutes dip and only once — Dec. 13 vs. Utah — played as much in a single game as he did in either of those contests.

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KU hopes to make strides following break

Though they currently may be dazed and confused following a 25-point loss to unranked Temple, Kansas University’s basketball players nonetheless figure to be refreshed and ready to go for the remaining three months of the marathon 2014-15 season following what they hope is a relaxing three-day Christmas vacation.

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Chris Harris, Aqib Talib among NFL-best 9 Broncos named to Pro Bowl

Former Kansas University players Chris Harris and Aqib Talib, starting cornerbacks in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, both were selected to the NFL Pro Bowl roster, the league announced on Tuesday.

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Local high school coaches see Gene Wier as solid fit for KU football

Sources told the Journal-World early Monday afternoon that longtime Kansas high school coach Wier, who won six state titles at Olathe North before leaving in 2003 for a nine-year stint as the head coach at Richland (Texas) High, soon will be joining Beaty's staff in an off-the-field coaching role. By Matt Tait

KU women fall in OT

Creighton guard MC McGrory hit a tying three as time expired in regulation, and the Bluejays carried that momentum into overtime in an 84-81 women’s basketball victory over Kansas University on Monday at D.J. Sokol Arena.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 22, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 22, 2014