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Saturday, May 31

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Louisville beats Kansas, 6-3, at NCAA regional

Jayhawks have rematch Sunday with Kentucky

After defeating Kentucky on Friday in its NCAA Tournament opener, Kansas University’s baseball team lost, 6-3, to host Louisville — the regional’s top seed — Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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KU-Louisiville NCAA baseball game to be shown on ESPN2

On the heels of its 10-6, opening-day victory over No. 22 Kentucky in NCAA Baseball regional action, the KU baseball program announced early Saturday morning that today's game vs. No. 13 Louisville would be shown on ESPN2.

Kansas sends two more to NCAA track

Two more Kansas University track-and-field athletes on Friday earned trips to the NCAA Outdoor Championships based on top-12 performances at the West Preliminary at John McDonnell Stadium.

LHS, FSHS grads go 3-1 at NCAA baseball

Three of the four Lawrence high school products playing in the NCAA Baseball Tournament won opening-round regional games on Friday.

Kansas outfielder Tucker Tharp ascends from walk-on to captain

Throughout his youth, Kansas University senior Tucker Tharp watched his two older brothers play important roles for their collegiate teams and always figured that he, too, one day would travel down that path. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks weather rain delays, upend UK; Louisville next

Kansas vs. Louisville to air live on ESPN 2

After Ritch Price’s program went five seasons without an NCAA Tournament appearance, the coach’s Kansas University baseball players didn’t mind spending long stretches of Friday afternoon killing time at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 30

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Friday, May 30.

Friday, May 30

Four Jayhawks advance at track and field prelim

Four Kansas University track-and-field athletes advanced, and one qualified for the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary.

Jayhawk qualifies for Public Links

Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich shot a 1-under 71 at Drumm Farm Golf Club in Independence, Missouri, on May 27 to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship.

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Bill Self weighs in on Big 3 draft order

Barring some monumental surprise, one of three players — Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker — will be taken first in the June 26 NBA Draft. It’s the order in which the Big Three will be selected that has everybody guessing with a month to go before the NBA extravaganza in Brooklyn, New York. By Gary Bedore

Column: Newest recruit shows courage

Even for someone 16, an age at which fear tends to take a back seat to the need to experience the new and thrilling, Kansas University basketball recruit Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk showed courage on many levels in deciding to become one of the youngest college basketball players in history. By Tom Keegan

City well represented in NCAA Baseball Tournament

When the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament begins today, Lawrence will be well represented, and not just because of Kansas University making its first appearance in five years. By Benton Smith

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The right stuff: KU baseball pitchers rely on ‘D,’ not heat

None of the Jayhawks who step on the mound this weekend at the NCAA Tournament regional in Louisville, Kentucky, will do so with the intention of going all Nolan Ryan against Kentucky, Louisville or Kent State. By Benton Smith

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 29

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, May 29.

Thursday, May 29

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KU football season opener set for 6 p.m. kickoff

Sept. 6 game vs. Southeast Mo. St. to be televised on Jayhawk Television Network

The Big 12 Conference released the television broadcast assignments for the first three weeks of the 2014 college football season, with Kansas University scheduled for television in each of its first two games.

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Get Ritch: KU baseball coach Price bonds with players to build program

Baseballs hang from every branch of the Price family tree. Ritch Price is in his 12th season as Kansas University’s baseball coach. His son, Ritchie, is the third-base coach. Ritchie and his brothers, Ryne and Robby, also played for KU. Price’s days of coaching his sons are over, but to hear his players tell it, he’s not done blurring the lines between father and coach. By Tom Keegan

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‘Sir McLemore’ brings slam to Lawrence

Former Kansas University basketball standout Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings will hold his first “Sir McLemore Summer Slam” from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in Lawrence. The Slam, which will include a variety of events, in McLemore’s words, “will help me raise awareness (and funds) for the fight against childhood hunger.” Notes by Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 28

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 28.

Wednesday, May 28

Price, 'true team' of Jayhawks depart for NCAA regional

Ritch Price stood outside the home dugout at Hoglund Ballpark late Tuesday afternoon, an hour before Kansas University’s baseball team departed for Louisville, Kentucky — site of Friday’s NCAA Tournament opener against the University of Kentucky.

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Cool head, hot hand: Freshman closer Villines quick to make impact for KU

If not for the way he executed his craft — one strike after the next, pinpoint accuracy, fantastic command — one might think Kansas University freshman Stephen Villines did not care all that much about pitching. But it’s the competitor behind that happy-go-lucky exterior that allowed Villines to lead the Jayhawks in saves (8) and fill one of the game’s most important roles, despite inheriting it just a few months after receiving his first Div. I scholarship offer. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 27

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 27.

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Basketball notebook: Tharpe draws interest from New England schools

Providence and UMass have emerged as possible transfer destinations of former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe. CBSsports.com’s Jeff Borzello tweeted on Tuesday that the 5-foot-11 Worcester, Massachusetts, native is being pursued by both schools. Playing overseas also was listed as an option for Tharpe, who announced his decision to transfer from KU on May 1. Basketball notes by Gary Bedore

Jayhawks embrace facing do-it-all Wildcat at NCAAs

If baseball were a one-on-one game, Ritch Price’s Kansas University team might be in trouble Friday during its first NCAA Tournament game in five years. Waiting across the diamond at Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium will be Kentucky junior A.J. Reed, the Wildcats’ ace on the mound and top hitter in their batting order. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, May 27

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Gonzalez twins leave KU women's basketball team

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Tuesday that freshmen guards Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez have been released to transfer.

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Top basketball preps ‘package deal’

Malik Newman and Diamond Stone, the Nos. 1- and 3-ranked high school basketball players in the recruiting Class of 2015, say they’ll definitely attend the same college as part of a so-called “package deal.” By Gary Bedore

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Column: Intrigue abounds with new Ukrainian recruit

Basketball fans of Kansas University’s perennial powerhouse program can’t wait to see Ukrainian prodigy Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk take the court in Allen Fieldhouse for Late Night. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 26

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Monday, May 26.

Monday, May 26

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KU baseball headed to NCAA Tournament

Jayhawks will play Kentucky in opening game at 1 p.m. on Friday in Louisville

The Kansas University baseball team was one of 64 teams selected for this year's NCAA Tournament. KU, seeded third in the four-team Louisville regional, will open its run to the College World Series at 1 p.m. on Friday against No. 2 seed Kentucky in Louisville. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 25

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, May 25.

Sunday, May 25

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KU baseball’s Connor McKay eager to bust slump

Kansas University junior Connor McKay wishes he could do more to help the baseball team. Perhaps that’s the problem. By Bobby Nightengale

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Embiid, Wiggins submit to tape

Former Kansas University basketball players Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid — who did not attend the recent NBA Draft combine, where all-important measurements were taken — submitted to such measurements over the past few days. By Gary Bedore

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Playing it forward: KU football players visit schools to ‘give back’

The first thing they always want to do is race. That’s what several members of the Kansas University football team learned recently during a two-week stretch in which more than 40 Jayhawks visited with elementary-school students across Lawrence. By Matt Tait

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Healing KU ace Benjamin faces uncertain future

Wes Benjamin, drafted in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of high school by the New York Yankees, was KU’s top pro prospect this year. That hasn’t changed despite a season-ending injury. By Benton Smith

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Cole Aldrich makes most of his minutes

Cole Aldrich, the No. 11 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has played for Oklahoma City, Houston, Sacramento and the Knicks. He has developed a reputation as a hard-working backup and a good teammate. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 24

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, May 24.

Saturday, May 24

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Healthy-looking Embiid impresses at NBA workouts

Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid appears to have recovered fully from the back injury that forced him to miss the 2014 Big 12 and NCAA Tournaments. “Great workout this morning with lots of influential people in the gym,” Embiid wrote on Twitter after wowing NBA scouts and reporters at an open workout in Santa Monica, Calif. By Gary Bedore

Kansas stays in last place in NCAA women's golf

The Kansas University women’s golf team’s saved its best round for last but was unable to climb out of 24th place as the NCAA Championship concluded Friday at Tulsa Country Club.

Friday, May 23

KU track lands 41 prelim entries

Kansas University learned Thursday that 41 entries had been accepted into the preliminary round of the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held May 29-31 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Kansas women's basketball adds Canadian forward

Lorraine Enabulele, a 6-foot-1 forward from Ajax, Ontario, Canada, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Kansas University, women’s coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday.

Women’s golf back to last place

Kansas University’s women’s golf team fell back to last place after the third round of the NCAA Championship on Thursday at the Tulsa Country Club.

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KU perimeter gets a boost from Ukrainian signee

One thing is certain: Following Wednesday’s signing of the 6-foot-8 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, KU’s perimeter is one of the deepest in the country. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, May 22

Baylor eliminates KU baseball at Big 12 tourney

With its second loss in two days, Kansas University's baseball team got bounced from the Big 12 tournament Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Eagle highlights Jayhawks’ 2nd round at NCAA women's golf

Kansas University junior Minami Levonowich recorded an eagle, and the Jayhawks moved up a spot during the second round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship on Wednesday at the Tulsa Country Club.

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Self says Ukrainian recruit will provide immediate impact

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who this fall will become one of the youngest (if not the youngest) college basketball players in history, is apparently more than ready for the challenge of big-time hoops. By Gary Bedore

Column: Kansas hoops could be killer by ’15

Staying power, the hidden beauty of Bill Self’s latest blockbuster recruiting class, separates it from most elite ones. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 21

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 21.

Wednesday, May 21

WVU scores eight in seventh to knock off KU baseball

A wild, eight-run West Virginia rally in the top of the seventh inning sent Kansas University's baseball team to a 10-9 loss Wednesday at the Big 12 Baseball Championship.

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Ukrainian wing Mykhailiuk chooses KU

Self says versatile athlete will report to school in fall

Ukrainian basketball sensation Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-6 wing from the Ukraine who has been compared to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, is headed to Kansas on basketball scholarship.

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KU duo’s likely destinations revealed at NBA draft lottery

Barring some big surprise, Kansas University’s Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid will be playing basketball in either Cleveland, Milwaukee or Philadelphia next season. The NBA Draft Lottery revealed Tuesday that the Cavaliers will pick No. 1, the Bucks No. 2 and the Sixers No. 3. By Gary Bedore

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Column: KU baseball's ‘Proto’ atypical but effective at shortstop

Teammates call Kansas University junior shortstop Justin Protacio by his nickname: Proto. It does not stand for Div. I prototype. At 5-foot-5, nothing about him screams prototype. Everything screamed at him by student hecklers from opposing teams references his height. Column by Tom Keegan

KU tennis signs two recruits

Two more recruits have signed national letters of intent with the Kansas University women’s tennis program, coach Todd Chapman announced Tuesday.

KU baseball lands 11 on All-Big 12 teams

Eleven Kansas University baseball players earned All-Big 12 Conference honors, the league announced Tuesday.

KU women begin in last place at NCAA golf

Gusty winds didn’t do any favors for a Kansas University women’s golf team making its first NCAA Championship appearance in 24 years. The Kansas women finished the first day of nationals in 24th place out of 24 teams, Tuesday at Tulsa Country Club. KU’s second of four rounds will get underway at 12:56 p.m. today.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 20

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 20.

Tuesday, May 20

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KU-Duke football game to kickoff at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13

Kansas University officials announced Tuesday that the Sept. 13 game at Duke would kickoff at 2:30 p.m., central time, and would be televised by the ACC's Regional Sports Network.

KU golfers confident underdogs at NCAAs

If teams were seeded according to Golfstat.com rankings, Kansas University’s women’s golfers would enter this week’s NCAA championships 21st in a 24-team field. By Gary Bedore

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Wiggins preps for NBA draft, lottery

Former Kansas University basketball standouts Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid soon will know a lot more about where they might be playing basketball next season. The NBA will hold its annual lottery at 7 tonight on ESPN. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 19

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Monday, May 19.

Monday, May 19

Kansas baseball falls, 4-0

After stringing together a nine-game conference winning streak and taking the nonconference opener with Michigan, the 22nd-ranked Jayhawks managed just four hits in a 4-0 loss to the Wolverines on Sunday at Ray Fisher Stadium.

KU women 4th, men 7th at Big 12 Outdoor

Kansas University collected three event titles, the KU women placed fourth and the men seventh Sunday at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 18

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, May 18.

Sunday, May 18

Despite loss, KU softball enthused

As tough as Saturday was for Kansas University’s softball players and coaches, the Jayhawks left Columbia, Missouri, proud of their season and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006 and excited for what the future holds. By Benton Smith

Chris Thompson ends in tie for 64th in PGA Tour debut

Playing in his first PGA Tour event at the age of 37, Chris Thompson’s tournament score fluctuated between even-par and 2-under par through 70 of the 72 holes of the Byron Nelson Championship. By Tom Keegan

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Gary Woodland collects another top-10 finish

The same golf gods who tortured Gary Woodland throughout the front nine Sunday, seemingly shrinking the cup on the right side by an inch, finally let his Callaway golf ball roll slowly in the right side of the cup on No. 18 at Las Colinas. And all he was trying to do was get it close. By Tom Keegan

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Former KU golfer Thompson drops to 52nd at Byron Nelson

One of the massive message boards on the course Saturday at the Byron Nelson Championship flashed a “Did you know?” feature that shared interesting tidbits about one of the players playing the hole. For former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson, a member of Lawrence Country Club, the only words on the board were “Did you know?” By Tom Keegan

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Woodland one back from leaders at Byron Nelson

After Saturday’s third round of the Byron Nelson Championship, Gary Woodland predicted someone is going to bring Las Colinas to its knees today. He didn’t say he would, but it was evident he believes he’s going to have a big final round today. By Tom Keegan

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War is hell: Tigers win Border encore before Huskers end KU softball season

Trash talk or not, the postseason is no place for pleasantries, particularly among old acquaintances. A pair of former conference foes combined to boot Kansas University’s softball team from the NCAA Tournament Saturday at University Field. By Benton Smith

KU rowing seventh at C-USA meet

Kansas University’s rowing team won its Novice EIght and Open Four (B) races on the way to a seventh place finish at the 11-team Conference USA Championship on Saturday.

Late surge lifts KU baseball at Michigan

Kansas University junior outfielders Michael Suiter and Dakota Smith combined for five RBIs in a six-run ninth inning that lifted the Jayhawks over Michigan, 8-2, on Saturday.

KU women's golf soars after regional eagle

Minami Levonowich, who did not hit a single 4-iron during the first of three 18-hole rounds at the recent NCAA Central Regional golf tournament, pulled that club out of her Kansas Jayhawk golf bag without hesitation on the second day. By Gary Bedore

Vollmer wins, Kansas women lead on second day of Big 12 track

The Kansas University women’s track and field team moved up four spots to first place on the second day of the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.

Saturday, May 17

Two KU rowers on C-USA team

Kansas University seniors Catherine Clements and Elizabeth Scherer earned spots on the Conference USA Rowing All-Academic Team.

KU women in 5th, men 6th at Big 12 track

Daina Levy placed fourth in the hammer throw, and Kansas University collected a pair of fifth-place finishes on the men’s side Friday, opening day of the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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ESPN: Freshmen key for Duke, KU

ESPN.com has listed five programs that will be “most reliant on freshmen” during the 2014-15 season. Surprise: Kentucky is not one of them. By Gary Bedore

Column: Golfer Chris Thompson putting on quite a show

The hottest putter in the world is a Lawrence resident, and his name is not Gary Woodland, although Woodland (tied for 10th) is three strokes out of the lead and three strokes ahead of Chris Thompson (tied for 25th). By Tom Keegan

Friday, May 16

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Border War resumes: KU softball beats Nebraska, faces Mizzou next

The upset-minded Kansas University softball team wasted no time Friday afternoon against No. 19 Nebraska, scoring three runs in the top of the first to establish the upper hand on the way to a 3-1 victory in the Jayhawks' first NCAA Tournament game since 2006. Next up: old Border War rival Missouri, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

KU baseball second baseman named Academic All-Big 12

Kansas University sophomore second baseman Colby Wright was named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team, the league announced Thursday.

Softball Jayhawks: NCAA bid big, but wins better

Kansas University’s softball players already survived what felt like hours of holding their collective breath Sunday before learning they made the NCAA Tournament. It had to make the idea of beginning KU’s first postseason since 2006 against No. 19 Nebraska (40-15) a little less daunting. By Benton Smith

KU softball gets second shot at Nebraska in NCAAs

Although today will mark the NCAA Tournament debut for every player in a Kansas University softball uniform, the Jayhawks feel like they know what they’re getting into. KU has a rare opportunity in front of it, opening the postseason against a Nebraska team it already faced this season. By Benton Smith

Former KU golfer Thompson fires 69 in PGA debut

Lawrence resident Chris Thompson never has been over par during a PGA Tour event.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 15

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, May 15.

Thursday, May 15

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Ukrainian basketball prospect Mykhailiuk to visit KU

Ukrainian basketball sensation Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-6 wing who has been compared to the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili and the late Drazen Petrovic, will be making a recruiting trip to Kansas University this weekend. By Gary Bedore

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Weis looks ahead at Topeka gathering

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis kicked off the summer preview party circuit at the 6th Avenue Ballroom in Topeka on Wednesday evening, and his message to the KU fans in attendance was one of continued progress within the program. By Matt Tait

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Ainge: Big 3’s NBA Draft stock still solid

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he’s not sure how the absence of Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker at this week’s NBA Combine will affect the three players’ positioning at the top of the draft. By Gary Bedore

Column: Golf pro says Kansas product Chris Thompson clutch

Eagle Bend head pro Jon Zylstra, former pro at Lawrence Country Club, has played countless rounds with and against Chris Thompson, who makes his PGA Tour debut today in the HP Byron Nelson Championship. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 14

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 14.

KU track puts 24 on academic team

Kansas University placed 24 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field teams, including a league-best 15 men.

Wednesday, May 14

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Men's basketball, volleyball lead KU's strong APR performance

The 10th anniversary of the NCAA's academic progress rate brought good news for Kansas University. Led by men's basketball and volleyball's perfect 1,000-point four-year average, all 18 of KU's athletic programs came in well above the 930 mark that conveys programs in good standing according to the NCAA. By Matt Tait

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Kansas softball stays out of Border War of words

Shots might have been fired out of Columbia, Missouri, in the direction of Lawrence, but Kansas University’s softball players weren’t about to retaliate and inflame a Border War of words. By Benton Smith

Column: Another ex-KU golfer hits the big time

Sixteen years after earning All-American honors as a golfer at Kansas University, Chris Thompson finally hit the big time Tuesday, putting so many near-misses in his rear-view mirror. At the age of 37, Thompson is a better golfer than he ever has been, and he has a Thursday tee time in the HP Byron Nelson Championship to prove it. Column by Tom Keegan

Jayhawk grads trade festivities for NCAA golf finals

An exercise-science major who hopes to start dental school in the fall of 2015, Meghan Potee has had a stellar academic career at Kansas University. Normally, her accomplishments would be recognized Sunday during KU commencement ceremonies in Memorial Stadium. Potee has another engagement, however. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 13

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 13.

Tuesday, May 13

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Late Night in the Phog set for Oct. 10

Kansas University basketball officials announced Oct. 10 as the date for this year's Late Night in the Phog college basketball kickoff to the 2014-15 season.

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KU hoops reveals 'challenging' 2014-15 nonconference slate

Marquee matchups against 2014 Final Four teams Kentucky and Florida, an appearance in the Orlando Classic and road trips to Georgetown and Temple highlight Kansas University’s 2014-15 nonconference basketball schedule, which was released Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

Defensive duo dropped from KU football roster

A couple of notable names are no longer listed on the Kansas University football program’s official roster. Linebacker Samson Faifili and cornerback Brandon Hollomon, who were listed on the Jayhawks’ roster throughout spring practices, have been taken off. Although no official word or reason was given, a KU spokesperson said removing them from the roster was no accident. By Matt Tait

Gary Woodland salvages rough day on Tour

Gary Woodland’s weekend at The Players Championship didn’t end like he’d hoped, but the former Kansas University golfer kept battling after a rough start Sunday.

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KU's Self plans to attend next month's NBA draft

Look for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self to be in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on June 26 for what could be a historic NBA Draft. The Jayhawks’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid will be trying to be the top two overall picks from the same school for the second time in history. By Gary Bedore

Big 12 baseball honors KU closer

Kansas University freshman closer Stephen Villines was named the Big 12 Baseball Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Monday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 12

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Monday, May 12.

Monday, May 12

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Kansas baseball returns to national rankings after sweeps

Jayhawks ranked 22nd in latest Baseball America poll

Kansas University baseball returned to a national Top 25 poll on Monday, coming in at No. 22 in Baseball America’s weekly ranks.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 11

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, May 11.

Sunday, May 11

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Wiggins, Embiid to skip combine

Former Kansas University basketball players Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, as well as Duke’s Jabari Parker, have decided to not attend the NBA combine Thursday and Friday in Chicago, Yahoo Sports reports. By Gary Bedore

Column: Not all coaches whiffed on KU baseball

The Kansas University baseball team, the one projected to place in ninth (last) place, ended its Big 12 regular season with nine consecutive conference victories for a 15-9 record and at worst an outright third-place finish. By Tom Keegan

KU softball invited to NCAA Tourney

Jayhawks open regional play Friday vs. Nebraska

Fresh off a regular-season ending sweep of Iowa State, the Kansas University softball team learned some even better news Sunday night, when it found out it had earned a berth in this year's NCAA Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU baseball sweeps 3rd straight Big 12 series

Jayhawks drop Mountaineers 9-8 on Senior Day

Sunday's 9-8 victory over West Virginia locked Ritch Price's Kansas University baseball squad into the third spot in the Big 12 standings and marked KU's highest finish in Price's 12 seasons.

KU product Woodland four back at Players

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a 2-under-par 70 at the PGA Tour’s Players Championship on Saturday and is tied for fifth heading into today’s final round.

Jayhawks clutch in 5-2 baseball win over WVU

Dakota Smith tries to avoid putting extra pressure on himself when stepping to the plate in RBI situations with two outs. By Gary Bedore

KU women’s golf earns NCAA bid

Kansas University’s women’s golf team improved five spots in the team standings on the final day of the NCAA Central Regional on Saturday and qualified for the NCAAs for just the second time in school history.

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Parting shot: Hatfield HR lifts Kansas softball

During Saturday’s 10-3, Senior Day softball victory over Iowa State at Arrocha Ballpark, Kansas University senior Taylor Hatfield delivered one of those made-for-Hollywood moments. By Matt Tait

Column: Kansas pitcher Frank Duncan returns to form

An effective reliever as a freshman (3.09 ERA) and quality starter as a sophomore (3.23, second-team All-Big 12), Frank Duncan stumbled as a junior (4.20). He’s back and oh-so-much-better-than-ever as a senior. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 10

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, May 10.

Saturday, May 10

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James Sims picked up by Green Bay

Former Kansas University running back James Sims was not drafted during this weekend's NFL Draft. But shortly after the seven-round affair ended, Sims agreed to a free-agent deal with the Green Bay Packers.

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Andrew White’s little brother draws recruiting interest

Andrew White III isn’t the only member of his family shopping for a school. By Gary Bedore

Defense saves day; KU softball wins, 8-3

The best offense for Kansas University’s softball team was its pitching and defense. By Bobby Nightengale

Column: Despite omen, Kansas baseball rolls on

Baseball, the ultimate game of failure, forever delivers punches to the gut. But the beauty of playing for a team on a roll such as Kansas, winner of eight of its last nine, is that the players get their wind back at the slightest hint of hope. They start to believe something good forever is around the corner. By Tom Keegan

Kansas women in 10th at golf regional

Kansas University sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 3-under 69 Friday and is tied for seventh at the Women’s Golf Central Regional at Karsten Creek Golf Club. As a team, KU is in 10th place after two of three rounds.

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Power trip: KU rides longball to baseball victory

It took a departure from the norm for Kansas University to win its seventh consecutive Big 12 Conference baseball game, but that’s exactly what the Jayhawks did, knocking off West Virginia 5-3 Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 9

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Friday, May 9.

Friday, May 9

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Back to school: One-and-done McLemore returns to KU for summer classes

Ben McLemore’s friends in the NBA teased him a bit at season’s end when he said he was planning on returning to Lawrence for a long stay. “When I tell everybody I’m going back to Kansas, they think, ‘Oh, you are going back to go back.’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m going back to work on my classes and get my degree.’ When I tell them that, they’re shocked (and say) ‘Wow, that’s a good thing to do,’” said the 21-year-old former Kansas University wing who just completed his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings. By Gary Bedore

KU women tied for 16th after first round at NCAA golf regional

Sophomore golfer Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn led the Kansas University women’s golf team with a 3-over 75 in the first round of the NCAA Central Regional on Thursday at Karsten Creek Golf Club.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 8

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, May 8.

Thursday, May 8

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Andrew White to transfer from KU

Unable to crack the rotation in two seasons at Kansas University, with prospects for minutes not so great entering his junior year, Andrew White III will seek playing time at another school. By Gary Bedore

Bears end KU baseball streak

Missouri State sure seems to have Kansas University’s number, at least in baseball.

Kansas women’s golf confident

To advance to the NCAA championships, Kansas University’s women’s golf team must defeat 16 of 24 teams at the 2014 Central Regional tournament today through Saturday at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

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Change of course: Kansas' Josh Ford has shot to be special in pros

When wide receiver Josh Ford came to Kansas University from Arizona Western prior to the start of the 2012 football season, he arrived with dreams of catching passes in the NFL when his time as a Jayhawk was finished. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 7

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, May 7.

Wednesday, May 7

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Florida-Kansas rematch set for Dec. 5 in Allen Fieldhouse

Gators beat Jayhawks in Gainesville last December

National powers and defending regular-season men's basketball champions in each of their respective conferences, Kansas University and Florida will square off in the second SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Dec. 5 in historic Allen Fieldhouse, the two leagues and ESPN announced Wednesday.

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Former Jayhawk Michael Lee coaching at prep level

Former Kansas University basketball guard Michael Lee — a graduate student manager for the Jayhawks’ 2008 national title team before spending two years as assistant coach at Gardner-Webb and three more at University of San Francisco — spent the past season tutoring younger players. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 6

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Tuesday, May 6.

Tuesday, May 6

Kansas baseball rides hot streak toward tournament

Since a mid-April collapse, Kansas University's baseball team has ripped off seven consecutive victories, including back-to-back conference sweeps for the first time since 1994. Just like that, the Jayhawks have gone from limping to the finish to playing some of the best baseball in the country. By Matt Tait

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KU women's golf stars from Thailand settled in, on and off the course

One of the best golfers in the history of the Kansas University women’s program was introduced to the sport as a youngster in Thailand. “My dad brought me to the golf course and he’d just leave me there. I had nothing to do so I just had to hit the golf ball,” said Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn, a sophomore all-Big 12 selection who takes an all-time KU-best seasonal stroke average of 74.41 into the NCAA Central Regional this weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 5

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Monday, May 5.

Monday, May 5

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 4

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Sunday, May 4.

Sunday, May 4

Big inning dooms KU softball, 8-0

Kansas University and Texas battled through four-plus innings of a low-scoring pitchers’ duel Sunday. Then the wheels fell off for the Jayhawks.

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Bill Self wants to watch NBA, not coach it

Eleventh-year Kansas University coach Bill Self, who emphatically denied interest in filling any of the NBA’s coaching openings at Friday’s DeBruce Center dedication outside Allen Fieldhouse, did acknowledge being a follower of the pro game Friday on 610 radio. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Kansas quarterback six-pack hurts stability

No factor has played a bigger role in the cellar-dwelling than a failure to recruit the right quarterback, develop him the right way and put him in the right offense. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks complete sweep of Texas Tech with seventh consecutive victory

Sunday's 4-1 victory over Texas Tech marked the Kansas University baseball team's seventh win in a row and helped the Jayhawks sweep back to back conference foes — KU took three from Baylor last weekend — for the first time since 1994. Senior hurler Frank Duncan pitched a complete-game, five-hitter to pick up the victory and sophomore second baseman Colby Wright remained red hot at the plate. By Matt Tait

KU track picks up 17 event victories

Kansas University’s track-and-field team tuned up for the Big 12 Outdoor Championships by picking up 17 event victories on Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational.

Kansas softball rips UT

Kansas University softball snapped out of a nasty offensive slump and ended a pair of losing streaks in the process.

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Illinois prep Brunson considering Kansas

Kansas University, which landed blue-chip basketball point guard Devonte’ Graham on Friday, has emerged as one of eight finalists for Jalen Brunson, a 6-foot-1 junior point guard from Stevenson High in Lincolnshire, Ill. By Gary Bedore

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Point taken: KU baseball sends message with 6-4 win

When Kansas University’s baseball team hit the field Saturday for Game 2 of its series against No. 19 Texas Tech, the Jayhawks knew they had an opportunity to make a statement about whether they belong in the NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 3

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, May 3.

Saturday, May 3

Jayhawk softball two-hit by Longhorns

Texas pitcher Tiarra Davis limited the Kansas University softball team to two hits as the Jayhawks lost, 2-0, on Friday in the opener of their final Big 12 road series.

Piche’ solid again as KU baseball routs Texas Tech

Exactly four Fridays ago, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price handed over his Friday night starter duties to senior Jordan Piche’, a former all-Big 12 closer who had not made a start since junior college. Friday night, Piche' earned his second consecutive complete-game victory, an 11-3 triumph over visiting Texas Tech. By Matt Tait

KU breaks ground on Naismith rules' new home

Groundbreaking Day for the DeBruce Center just might signify one of the greatest days in Kansas University basketball history. So says KU coach Bill Self, who believes Friday’s turning of dirt for the $18 million home of James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, is the start of something great for the program. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 2

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Friday, May 2.

Friday, May 2

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KU football picks up commitment from 3-star Bishop Miege QB Ryan Willis

Two weeks after awarding its starting quarterback spot to Bishop Miege graduate Montell Cozart, the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from the player who followed in Cozart’s footsteps. Late Friday morning, Miege senior-to-be Ryan Willis announced via Twitter that he had committed to play football at Kansas. By Matt Tait

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Kansas lands PG Devonte' Graham

Brewster Academy point guard says KU has 'chance to do something very special next year'

Less than 24 hours after learning that it was losing its starting point guard, the Kansas University men's basketball program landed another, when Devonte' Graham, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, announced his plans to join the KU program. By Gary Bedore

KU women’s golfer Kawinpakorn named All-Big 12

Kansas University women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn was named to the All-Big 12 team, the conference announced Thursday.

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Column: Naadir Tharpe jolly good chap

Interviewing him for three years, I never once heard Naadir Tharpe say, “At this juncture.” But there it was in the press release announcing his transfer, so he absolutely, 100 percent must have said it. By Tom Keegan

Parting ways: Tharpe leaving KU to be closer to daughter

Kansas University junior Naadir Tharpe is no longer a member of the Jayhawk team. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 1

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Thursday, May 1.

Thursday, May 1

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Self confirms Naadir Tharpe transfer

Veteran guard cites desire to be closer to daughter as reason

Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will not return for his senior season, he and head coach Bill Self announced on Thursday.

KU’s Stigler honored by Big 12

Kansas University junior Michael Stigler repeated as Big 12 Track & Field Male Athlete of the Week.

Kansas rowing adds 5 recruits

Kansas University rowing coach Rob Catloth announced the addition of five rowers Wednesday.

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KU has designs on Memorial Stadium facelift

Kansas University’s athletic department has hired HNTB, a Kansas City-based architecture firm, to draw up blueprints for Memorial Stadium’s future renovations, but there are no plans to break ground any time soon, according to KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger. By Matt Tait

Myles Turner taps UT

Texas prep opts to stay close to home

Kansas University lost one basketball recruit — Myles Turner — to a player’s home-state school while possibly moving a step closer to winning the battle for another — Devonte Graham — on a wild Wednesday in the college basketball recruiting world.

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Column: Texas wins recruiting battle, but KU still team to beat in Big 12

It’s difficult to imagine fans of any of the six schools that did not land Myles Turner, including Kansas University, reaching into the sore-loser bag to fire the typical darts. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 30

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Wednesday, April 30.