Stories for June 2015


Tuesday, June 30

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KU basketball freshman forward Carlton Bragg breaks nose in Korea

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World's Bobby Nightengale and Mike Yoder in South Korea that freshman forward Carlton Bragg broke his nose during the team's trip to represent the United States in the World University Games.

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KU officially announces addition of transfer from UNC

Jessica Washington will sit out 2015-16 season

Kansas University on Tuesday officially announced that Jessica Washington, one of the top-ranked guards from the 2013 recruiting class, will transfer to KU from North Carolina.

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Jayhawks open Korea practices in front of big crowd

When the Team USA bus stopped in front of Gwangju High on Tuesday night, Kansas University men’s basketball players saw a number of high school students waiting to greet them in front of the gymnasium’s entrance. It was a warm welcome for the Jayhawks, who returned to the court for the first time since arriving in Korea around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Oubre talks big before his NBA career begins

The newest Kansas basketball player to join the ranks of the NBA, Kelly Oubre Jr. doesn’t appear to care about making any friends before his first season.

KU football lands Texas cornerback Ian Peterson

Late Sunday night, two-star prospect Ian Peterson, of Cedar Ridge High in Round Rock, Texas, orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait

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UNC point guard says she’s transferring to KU

Former North Carolina basketball point guard Jessica Washington has decided to transfer to Kansas University, Washington has reported on Twitter and Instagram.

Keith Langford a Pan Am invitee

Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games training camp July 7-12 in Colorado Springs.

Monday, June 29

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Former North Carolina Tar Heel Jessica Washington to join KU women's team

Point guard from Tulsa was McDonald's All-American in high school

KU has landed a transfer in Jessica Washington, formerly of the University of North Carolina.

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Jayhawks arrive at World University Games after 28-hour travel day

More than 28 hours after leaving Lawrence, the Kansas University men’s basketball team arrived to the athletes village in Gwangju to represent the United States in the World University Games.

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Passport thief thwarts KU forward Dwight Coleby's plan

Bahamas National Team/future Kansas University power forward Dwight Coleby couldn’t play next to his older brother, Kadeem, in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships June 8-21 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The brothers’ planned reunion wasn’t wrecked because of any untimely injury. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Wayne Selden Jr. shows board potential

Kansas University junior Wayne Selden Jr. has the strength and quickness advantage on most college basketball small forwards, yet he had such poor offensive rebounding numbers his first two seasons. By Tom Keegan

Saturday, June 27

Stigler takes fourth in 400-meter final

Kansas senior Michael Stigler came just fractions of a second from punching his ticket to the World Championships as he finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdle final Saturday at the USA Championships.

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Self-improvement Bragg’s priority

The first thing that stands out about Carlton Bragg, the McDonald’s All-American out of Cleveland in his freshman season for the Kansas University basketball team, is his height.

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Jayhawks all set to begin adventure

Let Kansas University’s overseas basketball adventure begin. ...

Cliff Alexander to play for Brooklyn Nets in Orlando, Vegas summer leagues

Cliff Alexander will play for the Brooklyn Nets summer league teams in Vegas and Orlando.

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Selden powers KU to sweep of Canada

Wayne Selden Jr.’s junior year at Kansas University is off to a promising start.

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Column: Clock reduction plays to Jayhawks’ advantage

Under international and NBA rules, teams have 24 seconds from the time they gain possession of the ball to the time a shot must go up.

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Team Canada hoping for rematch with KU

When Canada’s basketball team assembled a week ago for the upcoming World University Games in South Korea, coach Barnaby Craddock figured this week’s pair of exhibitions against Kansas University, the USA’s National Team, would go a long way in preparing his group for the competition ahead.

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Mickelson provides KU with energy

Kansas University coach Bill Self told his players at halftime that he wanted to see more energy on the court Friday. Senior Hunter Mickelson took the message to heart.

Wizards’ Kelly Oubre filled with confidence

Starting this fall, Kelly Oubre Jr. begins his rookie campaign in Washington as a draft-day trade landed the Kansas product with the Wizards.

Stigler advances at U.S. Track & Field Championships

Kansas senior Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdle final at the USA Track & Field Championships Friday night inside Hayward Field.

Friday, June 26

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Canadian coach raves over KU crowd in Kansas City

Team Canada basketball coach Barnaby Craddock now knows why fellow countryman/former Kansas University guard Andrew Wiggins speaks so highly of the Jayhawks’ storied hoops program.By Gary Bedore

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Column: Cliff Alexander learns a difficult lesson

Call Thomas Robinson a journeyman or reach a more harsh conclusion and label him a bust, but don’t call him anything but brilliant in the judgment he used in making the most important financial decision he’ll ever make.By Tom Keegan

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Capital trade: Kelly Oubre picked 15th, dealt to Washington; Alexander fails to hear his name called

Former Kansas University guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., whose silver-spiked smoking slippers and maroon suit and slacks were all the rage at the 2015 NBA Draft, takes his fashion statement to the nation’s capital next season. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, June 25

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Washington takes Kelly Oubre Jr. 15th overall in NBA Draft

Cliff Alexander goes undrafted

Kelly Oubre Jr.’s one season at Kansas University made him a top-15 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The Atlanta Hawks selected the 6-foot-7 small forward with the 15th overall pick Thursday night, in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, June 24

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Oubre, Alexander to learn NBA fate

Kelly Oubre Jr., has made some bold, brash, entertaining statements in media interviews on his recent workout tour of various NBA cities preceding Thursday night's NBA Draft.

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Hometown to honor ex-Jayhawk Harris

The hits just keep coming for former Kansas University cornerback Chris Harris, now a member of the Denver Broncos and one of the better defensive players in the NFL.

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Column: Jayhawks’ Traylor develops maturity

Too often, Jamari Traylor looked like a young man whose emotions were residing in a cave, dark and damp. He didn’t look that way Tuesday night at Sprint Center, where he helped Team KU/USA to an entertaining 91-83 victory against Canada.

Next stop for Stigler: USA Championships

With the vivid memory of crossing the finish line first at the recent NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, fresh in his mind, Kansas University’s 400-meter hurdler Michael Stigler is setting his sights even higher.

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McLemore working to complete his game

It’s not often that Ben McLemore takes a break from basketball. After two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Kansas University’s former one-year sensation knows he is far from a finished product in the NBA, so his offseason mostly consists of working out and developing more tools and tricks.

KU’s Stein takes Big 12 honor

Kansas University first baseman Maddie Stein was named Tuesday the Big 12 softball scholar-athlete of the year.

McKay signs minor-league deal

Kansas University outfielder Connor McKay has signed a free-agent minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers’ short-season A team, the Spokane Indians.

Tuesday, June 23

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Notebook: All 12 play in first summer exhibition

In its first tuneup for the World University Games this summer in South Korea, Kansas University went with a starting lineup of Perry Ellis, Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden Jr., Nic Moore and Hunter Mickelson. By Gary Bedore

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Frank Mason III delivers fireworks in KU's victory over Canada

Frank Mason III gave Bill Self’s basketball campers a taste of his new-found offensive prowess by scoring 31 and 30 points in a pair of intra-squad games contested the past two Wednesdays in Horejsi Center. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior point guard from Petersburg, Virginia continued his June scoring spree in a World University Games tuneup versus Canada. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Jayhawks provide glimpse of priceless experience

It was just a sparring session in advance of a tournament that won’t budge the Kansas University basketball team’s 2015-16 record from 0-0. Consequently, heading into the night, it didn’t feel as if it meant anything. Then the players started diving for loose balls and exchanging the lead by answering clutch shots with clutch shots and it felt for a while as if the gold medal was at stake. Column by Tom Keegan

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Bill Self: KU freshmen 'pretty good' vs. Canada

Only a few months removed from playing against high school opponents, Kansas University freshmen Carlton Bragg and Lagerald Vick made the most of their Jayhawk debuts in Team USA’s 91-83 victory over Canada on Tuesday at the Sprint Center. By Bobby Nightengale Jr.

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Team Canada arrived in K.C. familiar with KU brand

When Canadian guard Adika Peter-McNeilly first heard that he and his countrymen were going to face Kansas University in an exhibition game at Sprint Center, his mind immediately flashed back to a former Jayhawk with whom he was pretty familiar. By Matt Tait

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USA: Uniforms for World University Games have distinct Kansas look

Kansas University’s athletic department and adidas unveiled the Jayhawks’ World University Games uniforms on Monday, a day before today’s 7 p.m., KU-Canada exhibition contest in Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

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Jayhawks (plus two) ready for World University Games tuneup at Sprint Center

Absence of air conditioning in Allen Fieldhouse has made it necessary to play today’s KU-Canada World University Games exhibition in Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m.By Gary Bedore

Monday, June 22

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KU releases uniforms for World Games in South Korea

The Kansas University athletic department on Monday released several photographs of the uniforms the men's basketball team will wear while representing the United States in the World University Games in early July in South Korea.

Notes: Joe Dooley briefs Julian DeBose on what to expect from Bill Self

Florida Gulf Coast senior guard Julian DeBose was briefed by his coach, Joe Dooley, on Saturday on what to expect in playing for Kansas University’s Bill Self the next several weeks. By Gary Bedore

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Good point: Former Kansas point guard Miles assesses play of Frank Mason III, Devonté Graham

When Aaron Miles watches basketball, he can’t fight back his strong personal bias in favor of point guards. By Benton Smith

Column: U.S. Open course was no beauty

I much prefer to watch golf tournaments played on courses that don’t look thirsty, don’t have multi-colored greens, don’t need dots to inform where the fairway ends and the green begins. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, June 21

Florida Gulf Coast's Julian DeBose impressed with what he's seen at KU so far

Player hopes to win a gold medal with Jayhawks at World University Games

Julian DeBose is on campus working out with KU's basketball team in preparation for the World University Games.

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Kansas football lands 2016 commitment

Three-star, Class of 2016 athlete Marquis Smith orally committed to Kansas University's football program on Saturday, according to By Matt Tait

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FGCU loaner Julian DeBose familiar with KU

Kansas University’s World University Games basketball team roster now consists of 10 Jayhawks, one SMU Mustang and a Florida Gulf Coast Eagle. By Gary Bedore

Saturday, June 20

Florida Gulf Coast guard Julian DeBose added to KU's World University Games team

Washington, D.C., senior plays for former KU assistant Joe Dooley at FGCU

Julian DeBose has been added to KU's World University Games roster.

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Hoops notes: Bill Self goes shopping for a guard

Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement. By Benton Smith

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Knick of time? Free agent Cole Aldrich ponders his future

No basketball player in his right mind would enjoy the distinction of suiting up for one of the league’s worst teams — even if that league is the NBA and that team plays its home games in New York City. By Benton Smith

Friday, June 19

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Notebook: Jamari Traylor 'fine' after missing practices

Even though Kansas University will have to play in the World University Games without sophomore point guard Devonté Graham, the Jayhawks aren’t worried about an injury to post player Jamari Traylor. By Benton Smith

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Bill Self searching for Devonté Graham's summer replacement

KU hopes to add guard to World University Games roster by Saturday

Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement. By Benton Smith

Big 12 honors 50 KU freshmen

Fifty Kansas University freshmen were named to the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.

KU basketball notebook: Landen Lucas puts clubs away for now

Busy practicing for the World University Games, Landen Lucas has put one of his hobbies on hold this summer — golf. By Gary Bedore

Ailing Woodland hospitalized

Gary Woodland has been admitted to a local hospital and diagnosed with a virus after playing in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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League-worthy: Mario Little stellar — like, NBA-caliber — at Classic

Former Kansas University guard/forward Mario Little has played in the NBA Developmental League, but not yet received a call-up to the big show. By Gary Bedore

Thursday, June 18

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Devonté Graham injures quad, will miss World University Games

Point guard won't need surgery

Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham suffered a partially torn quad tendon above the knee in Wednesday’s KU campers game and will have his knee immobilized three weeks, coach Bill Self said Thursday night.

Roundball Classic tonight

Brian Hanni’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, a KU basketball fundraiser which tonight features KU football coach David Beaty, is set for 7 p.m. at Free State High’s gym.

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High praise: Rookie Carlton Bragg impresses Ben McLemore

Carlton Bragg, who had eight points in last week’s campers game, erupted for 18 points, including two threes that had Ben McLemore applauding enthusiastically. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, June 17

Frank Mason, Wayne Selden lead KU Blue team to 92-91 victory in Bill Self campers game

NBA player Ben McLemore scores 29 for Red squad

Frank Mason had 30 points, while Wayne Selden hit the game-winning shot in Wednesday's camp game in Horejsi Center.

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Brandon Rush an NBA champ

Brandon Rush of the Golden State Warriors joins Clyde Lovellette and Mario Chalmers as former Kansas University basketball players to win both an NCAA title and NBA title.

Kansas athletes compile 3.0 GPA

More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes on active rosters recorded a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and 31 had a perfect 4.0 as the department recorded a combined GPA of 3.0 for the spring semester.

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New look, same Perry Ellis

Though Perry Ellis looks a bit different, his effort and productivity at World University Games practices have closely resembled that of last season, when Ellis led the Jayhawks in scoring (13.8) and rebounding (6.9). By Gary Bedore

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Column: Despite odds, Open in reach for Gary Woodland

I think Gary Woodland is the best bet on the board at 100/1 odds to win the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Chambers Bay in Seattle. By Tom Keegan

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Golden year: ‘Maturity’ key to Michael Stigler’s hurdle crown

Newly crowned 400-meter hurdle national champion Michael Stigler doesn’t have to think too hard to remember the details that led up to last weekend’s championship run because they’ve been ingrained for years. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, June 16

Tye Carter signs with Kansas track

Overnight javelin sensation Tye Carter has decided to continue his young track-and-field career at Kansas University, which he said has guaranteed him a partial scholarship.

Column: New rule could distract high school football recruits

An early, extra letter-of-intent signing window of three days in mid-December could be voted into existence as early as today or Wednesday for college football recruits. As it stands, football signing day is the first Wednesday of February. By Tom Keegan

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Fast talk: Jayhawks practice fast to play fast

The pace of play has been fast and furious at Kansas University’s World University Games basketball practices the past nine days. By Gary Bedore

Monday, June 15

KU golfer Hanna takes Challenge

Kansas University men’s golfer Chase Hanna shot a 1-under 69 to edge Tom Watson by a stroke to win the Watson Challenge on Sunday at Mission Hills Country Club.

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Column: KU has depth only at defensive end

It’s time to take a position-by-position look at how the Kansas University football roster shapes up, fitting each player into one of six offensive positions and five defensive ones and then ranking the positions. By Tom Keegan

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Short-timer: KU pick-up ‘honor’ for SMU’s Nic Moore

Kansas University coach/Basketball Boogie emcee/comedian Bill Self on Saturday roasted a current KU player and one the Jayhawks have borrowed from SMU for the 2015 World University Games. By Gary Bedore

Saturday, June 13

76ers’ Embiid suffers setback

Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has suffered a setback in the healing process of his right foot, reported Saturday. He missed the 2014-15 season after suffering a stress fracture in a bone in his foot on June 20, 2014. General manager Sam Hinkle said a recent CT scan revealed less healing than anticipated.

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Well-traveled Hyman finds his calling

College assistant football coaches, in many ways the nomads of the sports world, have been known to go just about anywhere to stay in the game. New Kansas University special teams and tight ends boss Gary Hyman, in the early days of his first big-time coaching break, has left many a post office with his forwarding address.

Column: Football appearances sometimes deceiving at first glance

The impression a football player makes when he walks through the locker room door for the first time can be misleading. It only reveals what the athlete looks like on the outside.

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Jayhawks’ Mason turning heads

Bill Self’s 600 basketball campers chanted “MVP, MVP” as Frank Mason III hustled back on defense after hitting his fifth three-pointer in Wednesday’s 30-minute Red-Blue scrimmage in Horejsi Center.

Jayhawks learning about Korea

KU’s basketball players are taking a course for credit this semester on South Korea.

One camp ends, another begins

KU’s two-day Parent/Child camp concluded on Saturday. KU coach Bill Self then held his Basketball Boogie on Saturday night at Abe and Jake’s in downtown Lawrence. Today, the second session of his camp begins through Thursday.

Levy 19th in discus

Kansas University junior Daina Levy placed 19th in the women’s discus Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.

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Column: Jimmay Mundine in good position with Pats

In the case of former Kansas University tight end Jimmay Mundine, the odds of making a deep run at a roster spot this fall increased recently when Mundine signed a free-agent deal with the New England Patriots. By Matt Tait

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SMU’s Moore arrives, takes charge

SMU senior point guard Nic Moore, the reigning Player of the Year in the American Athletic Conference, arrived on Kansas University’s campus Friday and immediately was escorted to the Jayhawks’ basketball practice facility. By Gary Bedore

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Finally first: Kansas' Michael Stigler claims hurdles crown

After consecutive runner-up finishes at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Kansas University senior Michael Stigler finally found gold.

Friday, June 12

Former five-star recruit joins KU women's team as transfer

New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider added a little experience, depth and talent to the program Friday, with the announcement that former USC guard McKenzie Calvert will join the Jayhawks as a transfer.

Thursday, June 11

KU’s Conley fifth in long jump at NCAA Outdoor

Kansas University juniors Sydney Conley and Daina Levy earned All-American honors Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.

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Graham working on three-point game

Kansas University’s basketball players aren’t handed stat sheets after playing in the 30-minute Bill Self campers game in Horejsi Center. Thus, they are somewhat astounded when informed by media of their unofficial totals.

KU basketball stays updated on MERS

The Journal-World has been provided two medical statements — one from the head of the USA Team Medical staff and the head of the medical team for the World University Games — concerning Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, which has caused nine deaths (and 1,800 quarantined) in South Korea.

Jayhawk takes over at Indiana

Former Kansas University tight end Lyonel Anderson, who played with the Jayhawks from 2003-04, earlier this week was named the head strength coach for Indiana University basketball.

Mundine inks with Patriots

According to’s Mike Reiss, former Kansas University tight end Jimmay Mundine was one of three undrafted rookies to sign with the New England Patriots on Thursday. Details of the contract were not disclosed.

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Sources: KU to add UAB wide receiver Quincy Perdue via transfer

Quincy Perdue, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, will leave UAB and transfer to Kansas University for the upcoming season, sources close to the KU program confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursday morning. By Matt Tait

Kansas track off to fast start at Outdoor

Two Kansas University male pole vaulters finished in the top 15, senior Michael Stigler won his semifinal heat of the 400-meter hurdles, and Lindsay Vollmer had a career-best, top-five start to the first day of the heptathlon as the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships kicked off Wednesday at Hayward Field.

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KU keeps eye on MERS scare

Kansas University’s athletic department is aware of, and monitoring, the recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea, site of the upcoming World University Games, KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Wednesday. By Gary Bedore

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Lagerald Vick draws praise at camp

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had the full attention of 600 youngsters as he introduced the participants in Wednesday’s current players/alumni campers game in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

Wednesday, June 10

Frank Mason scores 31 points in Bill Self campers game

Frank Mason led all scorers with 31 points in Bill Self's campers game on Wednesday in Horejsi Center.

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KU’s Mykhailiuk getting stronger

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who last season was billed as one of the youngest players in college basketball history, slowly but surely is growing up — and filling out.

Tuesday, June 9

Self sees quick clock

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has noticed a big difference attacking a 24-second shot clock in the Jayhawks’ first two World Games practices.

Kaun: I’m not retired

Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun wanted some help in clearing up a big international misunderstanding Tuesday.

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Avery, Coleman dismissed from KU football; Love steps aside for health reasons

Kansas University football coach David Beaty announced three significant changes to the KU football roster on Tuesday and each figures to have a hefty impact on the upcoming 2015 season. By Matt Tait

Bill Self: First summer practice 'encouraging'

The Kansas Jayhawks ran through their first World University Games practice on Monday. It lasted almost two hours in KU’s practice gym.

Former KU center Sasha Kaun has not retired from professional basketball

Member of Jayhawks' NCAA title team tells Journal-World he'll consider playing in NBA

Former KU center Sasha Kaun is finished playing basketball in Russia, but has not decided to retire for good.

KU’s Stigler nets track award

Kansas University senior Michael Stigler was named the Midwest Region’s Male Track Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association announced Monday.

Lew Perkins joins USA Boxing board

When Lew Perkins’ time as athletic director at Kansas University ended in Sept., 2010, it was termed a “retirement,” but he hasn’t relegated himself to passing his days playing shuffle board. By Tom Keegan

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Off his crutches, Brannen Greene gets back to work

Brannen Greene walked briskly toward a group of reporters Monday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse without the slightest trace of a limp. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Russell Robinson recalls guarding Stephen Curry

How, I asked Russell Robinson, did the Jayhawks prevent Stephen Curry, reigning NBA MVP and one of two central figures in the NBA Finals, from beating them? How did they defend him? By Tom Keegan

Monday, June 8

KU golf notes: Woodland ties LCC record of 61

Plenty of former and current members of the Kansas University golf team were doing big things on various golf courses Sunday. By Tom Keegan

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New arrivals: Rookies Bragg, Vick busy at camp

Cleveland native Carlton Bragg, who arrived on Kansas University’s campus a day before the start of 2015 summer school classes and World University Games practices, admitted it was hard to say goodbye to family and friends back home in Ohio. By Gary Bedore

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Column: Strength coach Je'Ney Jackson relishes challenge

The systems of many high school and junior college recruits who will go through a Je'Ney Jackson-led workout Monday, the first day of summer conditioning, will undergo shock. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, June 7

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Column: KU’s Ellis has shot at history, records

Ever the student of Kansas University basketball history and the lead teacher of the school’s basketball team, Bill Self rattled off what Perry Ellis’ decision to return for his senior year could mean for the versatile power forward’s standing in school history.

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KU football newcomers set to arrive

The early portion of June marks the beginning of the final chapter of the transition of the 2015 recruiting class, whose members will pack their bags, say goodbye to mom and dad and leave home for their new lives as college football players.

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Transfer Coleby draws rave reviews

One of the brightest basketball minds in the Bahamas, Darrell Sears serves as head coach of the Bahamas Jaguars AAU program and St. George’s High School as well as the country’s 17 and Under Junior National Team.

Friday, June 5

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Self draws recognition from Hall for Assists venture

Bill and Cindy Self’s Assists Foundation has assisted many individuals in the state of Kansas since its humble beginnings in 2006.

Chukwu to visit Iona

Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu will visit Iona on Sunday.

World Games practice nears

KU opens practice for the Games (July 3-14, South Korea) on Monday in advance of exhibitions against Canada on June 23 and 26 in Sprint Center. Self told the J-W the Jayhawks would likely practice five days a week but the NCAA allows unlimited practice time.

Thursday, June 4

How former Jayhawks fared in the NBA playoff game of June 4, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in the NBA playoff game of June 4, 2015

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Walk-on Pollard to depart KU

It was extremely difficult for walk-on Josh Pollard to walk away from Kansas University’s basketball team.

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World Games loom soon

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self says practice for the World University Games will begin on Monday.

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Chukwu completes visit

Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center who recently announced plans to leave Providence after his freshman season, completed his visit to KU on Thursday.

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Schneider excited to start work on KU camps

After a month of taking care of all the administrative duties that come with being the new head coach of the Kansas University women’s basketball program, Brandon Schneider is finally ready to get to some basketball.

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Walk-on Josh Pollard to leave KU basketball team

Non-scholarship player likely to continue career closer to Utah home

Josh Pollard, who played at KU his freshman year as a walk-on, will transfer to a school likely closer to his Utah home.

Benefit basketball game on tap

The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic KU alumni basketball game will tip at 7 p.m., June 18, at Free State High.

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Self: LeBron on fire, but ‘I’ll take Warriors’

The Golden State Warriors enter the 2015 NBA Finals as heavy favorites to conquer the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lest gamblers be tempted to bet their entire bank accounts on Stephen Curry’s Western Conference champs, they might be reminded four-time MVP, two-time NBA champion LeBron James is healthy and raring to go for the Eastern Conference champion Cavs. By Gary Bedore

Column: Former KU center cooks up business

The latter half of the term student-athlete didn’t go as well as the first half for former Kansas University football center Dylan Admire, a 4.0 student. Now Admire is ready to get down to business, as in starting one of his own. By Tom Keegan

Wednesday, June 3

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Vick reclassifies, will play in 2015-16

Lagerald Vick is an official member of Kansas Univesity’s recruiting Class of 2015.

Column: Today’s hot tip: take the under

Oddsmakers don’t take setting lines lightly. They want to draw action on both sides of a proposition and in setting the over-under for the 2015 Kansas University football team at 1.5, 5Dimes set up an argument between believers and non-believers.

Tuesday, June 2

KU commit Vick decides to reclassify and play for Jayhawks this season

Self announces signing of Memphis prep, who leaves Class of 2016 for 2015

LaGerald Vick is headed to KU to play this upcoming season. He's reclassified to the Class of 2015.

Two Jayhawks in ’15 KSHOF class

Two Kansas University athletes have been named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

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Big man Dwight Coleby provides bridge to 2016

In theory and on paper, Kansas University’s basketball team doesn’t need any more big men for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The following year is a different story altogether. By Gary Bedore

Column: He’s the right hire for ISU

Fred Hoiberg’s departure from hometown Ames, Iowa, to the NBA still stings for anybody who roots for the Big 12, so imagine how it must numb Iowa State backers. By Tom Keegan

Monday, June 1

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Bill Self: Dwight Coleby 'exactly' what KU needs

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self made the signing of center Dwight Coleby official Monday by announcing the big man who spent the past two seasons at Ole Miss signed a grant-in-aid agreement to attend KU.

KU logical place for women’s assistant Damitria Buchanan

After a steady climb through the coaching ranks during the past few seasons, new Kansas University women’s basketball assistant Damitria Buchanan elected to go back in time. By Matt Tait

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Slam-dunk decision: Ole Miss transfer Dwight Coleby coming to KU

Dwight Coleby will fly from KCI to his native Bahamas on Monday — ready to begin working out with the Bahamas National Team — as a proud member of the Kansas Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore