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Roles played: Before acting, KU senior Wesley left mark as key big

Off the court, Justin Wesley is best known in Lawrence for his film portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the recent movie release, “Jayhawkers.” On the court, he’s the walk-on transfer from Lamar University who averaged 8.6 minutes a game — 7.8 minutes in Big 12 action — for KU’s 2011-12 NCAA runner-up/Big 12 championship team. By Gary Bedore

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Six Jayhawks win Big 12 award

The Big 12 Conference honored six Kansas University athletes among the 64 recipients of its Dr. Gerald Lage Award, the league’s highest academic award.

Kansas softball adds twinbill

Kansas University’s softball team has added a doubleheader to its schedule next week, coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.

KU tennis climbs to No. 33 in poll

Kansas University’s tennis team climbed to a program-best No. 33 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.

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Kansas women unable to play spoiler as WVU wins share of Big 12 title

Bria Holmes scored 16 points to lead No. 7 West Virginia to a 67-60 victory over Kansas University on Tuesday night for a share of the Big 12 women’s championship. The Jayhawks did their best to spoil West Virginia’s party but couldn’t overcome a 13-point deficit in the second half. Kansas lost its fifth straight game.

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Roles played: Before acting, KU senior Wesley left mark as key big

Off the court, Justin Wesley is best known in Lawrence for his film portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the recent movie release, “Jayhawkers.” On the court, he’s the walk-on transfer from Lamar University who averaged 8.6 minutes a game — 7.8 minutes in Big 12 action — for KU’s 2011-12 NCAA runner-up/Big 12 championship team. By Gary Bedore

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KU women to tackle No. 7 WVU

After four straight losses dropped the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s record to five games below .500 with one date remaining in the regular season, one might think the outlook couldn’t get much worse for the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith