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OSU’s Marcus Smart returns to scene of backflip

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, who certainly will hear a lot about last year's post-victory backflip from Kansas University fans in pre-game warmups prior to Saturday’s 3 p.m. return game at KU, discussed his actions with the Journal-World at this year’s preseason Big 12 Media Day event. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks land commitment from 2014 defensive end Daniel Wise

Just hours before the Jayhawks usher in the latest crop of promising prospects, Daniel Wise, a 6-foot-2, 244-pound defensive end from Hebron High in Lewisville, Texas, gave an oral commitment to KU coach Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 15

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Ex-KU QB Berglund on the move again

Former Kansas University football player Brock Berglund, who became best known for uttering a quote comparing himself to Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and Michael Vick all rolled into one, is on the move again. By Matt Tait

KU track set on repeating 2013 success

Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine, his staff and several of his athletes gathered Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse to discuss their expectations for the 2014 season at the team’s annual media day. The Kansas women’s team claimed its first national title in May by winning the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, and Redwine believes that success is carrying over into this indoor season. By Chris Duderstadt

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OSU’s Marcus Smart returns to scene of backflip

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, who certainly will hear a lot about last year's post-victory backflip from Kansas University fans in pre-game warmups prior to Saturday’s 3 p.m. return game at KU, discussed his actions with the Journal-World at this year’s preseason Big 12 Media Day event. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Todd-forsaken KU starting QBs rough to rank

The Kansas University football program, 9-39 since the departure of the great Todd Reesing, has started seven quarterbacks since No. 5 stopped scrambling and entered the business world. When compared to Reesing, his seven successors are tied for eighth. When compared to each other, who ranks first? Much, much tougher question. Columnist Tom Keegan is stumped and needs your help.