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KU tough guy Tarik Black aims to share strengths off court, too

For all of his life, senior reserve center Tarik Black was groomed for the role he plays for the seventh-ranked Kansas University basketball team. He’s big brother to younger, even more talented athletes. He knows the view from both sides of that equation. By Tom Keegan

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KU women hang on, top TCU, 62-53

The Kansas University women’s basketball team climbed back from a double-digit deficit during the first half and held on to beat TCU, 62-53, on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 11

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Feb. 11.

KU women look for strong end to games, season

The last time the Kansas University women’s basketball team faced TCU, the Jayhawks let the game slip away, 52-50, despite holding an 11-point lead with 5:23 to play. As KU coach Bonnie Henrickson and her players prepare for tonight’s 7 p.m. rematch with the Horned Frogs at Allen Fieldhouse, their minds are fixed on holding their focus to the end. By Matt Tait

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KU tough guy Tarik Black aims to share strengths off court, too

For all of his life, senior reserve center Tarik Black was groomed for the role he plays for the seventh-ranked Kansas University basketball team. He’s big brother to younger, even more talented athletes. He knows the view from both sides of that equation. By Tom Keegan

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Self: Injured Embiid shut down for days, at least

Rest and rehab is ahead for Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid for at least the next couple days as the 7-footer recovers from an aching knee and sore back. “He definitely will not practice. The earliest he’d practice is Friday,” KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday night. “We don’t know yet. We’ll see how he feels day to day,” Self added, asked if Embiid would play in Saturday’s 3 p.m., home game against TCU. By Gary Bedore

Poll snub fires up Kansas baseball

It didn’t go unnoticed in the Kansas University baseball locker room when the Big 12 coaches picked the Jayhawks ninth — dead last — in the conference’s 2014 preseason poll. By Benton Smith