Stories for February 2016


Monday, February 29

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks not taking passive approach to anything

Kansas didn’t just win Monday night in the Erwin Center, it won by a first-round TKO, slamming the Longhorns 86-56 after jumping to a 15-0 lead. By Tom Keegan

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'Turned up' at Texas: KU cruises to claim sole possession of Big 12 title

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self conveyed a simple message to his veteran players on the bus ride from the team hotel to Texas’ Frank Erwin Center on Monday night. “Coach told us we don’t want to share anything. We want to win it outright so we had to be focused coming down here. He told us to have fun out there (because) there wasn’t really any pressure on us,” KU senior forward Jamari Traylor said. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks hammer Longhorns on the road to win Big 12 outright

For the second game in a row, the Kansas University men’s basketball team took on a team that was regarded as one of the hottest in the Big 12 and throughout college basketball, and the Jayhawks didn’t flinch. By Matt Tait

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Back on top: Kansas hits home stretch as No. 1

A day away from March, with one week left in the regular season, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team took over the No. 1 spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released on Monday.

Sunday, February 28

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Can KU replicate Austin ‘recipe’?

Kansas University’s basketball team played perhaps the most efficient road game of the 13-year Bill Self era last season at Texas’ Frank Erwin Center, committing three turnovers in a 75-62 victory over Rick Barnes’ last Longhorn team. By Gary Bedore

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Spark plug: Jamari Traylor making most of minutes

If nicknames were handed out to athletes based on the most common words their coaches used to describe them, Kansas University senior Jamari Traylor would be known as The Spark. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Veterans bode well for Self, Kansas

If you believe in patterns, then you have reason to believe this will go down as a memorable season for Kansas University’s team. By Tom Keegan

Kansas-TCU women at a glance

A look at Monday's Kansas-TCU women's basketball game

Kansas baseball edged by Beavers

Kansas University freshmen right-handed pitchers Jackson Goddard and Zack Leban allowed just four hits over eight combined innings, but No. 5-ranked Oregon State made the most of those hits in a 3-1 baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Surprise Stadium.

KU softball falls to South Florida

Kansas University managed just one hit in a 6-0 softball loss to South Florida in the final game of the USF tournament on Sunday.

KU tennis sweeps New Mexico, 7-0

Kansas University bounced back from its first tennis setback of the season with a 7-0 sweep of No. 46-ranked New Mexico on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 28, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 28, 2016

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D-Line coach Michael Slater officially joins KU football

Kansas University coach David Beaty on Sunday confirmed the hiring of former Rice defensive line coach Michael Slater, who will join the Jayhawks for the 2016 season and replace Calvin Thibodeaux, who recently left for Oklahoma. By Matt Tait

Kansas baseball falters late, 9-3

Oregon State’s baseball team scored eight runs in the final two innings and rallied past Kansas University, 9-3, on Saturday.

Ridling’s slam lifts KU softball

Harli Ridling hit a seventh-inning grand slam to send Kansas University’s softball team past UNLV, 7-3, on Saturday to complete a doubleheader sweep.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 27, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 27, 2016

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Home for Naismith's original rules of 'Basket Ball' taking shape on KU campus

DeBruce Center's target opening date is now April

James Naismith’s original rules of "Basket Ball” now have a home at Kansas University — right down to the nook they’ll rest in — but there’s a lot of finishing touches yet to complete. The target opening date for the DeBruce Center, being constructed adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse, is now mid to late April.

Miller, KU swims second at Big 12

Chelsie Miller lowered her own school record in the 200-yard butterfly, and Kansas University’s swimming and diving team on Saturday racked up the most points it ever had scored in the Big 12 Championships.

KU’s Livingston second in 600

Kansas University junior Strymar Livingston set a school record in the 600-yard run and helped the 4x400-meter relay team to the second-fastest time in school history Saturday in the Big 12 Indoor.

Rice D-L coach Slater candidate to join KU

Friday night, at a Football in February event in Kansas City, Kan., Kansas University football coach David Beaty told reporters and KU supporters that he was all but done hiring for the open positions on his coaching staff.

Saturday, February 27

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KU women drop home finale, remain winless in Big 12

Facing another struggling Big 12 program in its home finale Saturday night, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team couldn’t capitalize on a good start, and instead remained winless in conference, with a 69-58 loss to Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Notebook: Former PG Aaron Miles impressed with KU's determination

Jayhawks responded to 5-3 start in Big 12

Former Kansas point guard Aaron Miles, KU’s assistant director/student athlete development, said after the Jayhawks beat Texas Tech, 67-58, Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse the players kept the faith at 5-3 in conference play. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks figure to open week as new No. 1

As a reward for winning a 12th straight Big 12 regular-season title — and in response to top-ranked Villanova’s loss to Xavier — Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team figures to ascend to No. 1 in both the AP and USA Today polls on Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Still streaking: Kansas makes it 12 conference crowns in a row

To the delight of 16,300 fans who remained in their seats after the final buzzer sounded in KU’s 67-58 league-title clinching victory over the Red Raiders, members of Bill Self’s first league-title team at KU celebrated with the players who’d just assured the program’s 12th conference crown in a row. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Svi Mykhailiuk's emergence makes KU even more dangerous

Svi Mykhailiuk has taken his act, in the past seen mostly in practice, and gone public with it. As a result, an already strong Kansas University basketball roster has become deeper, smoother, more dangerous. By Tom Keegan

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Tubby Smith: Bill Self 'deserves' to be Big 12 Coach of Year

Entering Saturday’s showdown with No. 2 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith’s squad had won five consecutive games, six of its last seven and elevated Smith from a coach fans grumbled about to a frontrunner for Big 12 coach of the year honors. And then the Jayhawks knocked off the Red Raiders, 67-58, to clinch KU’s 12th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks earn share of 12th straight Big 12 title

Twelve it is. Thanks to Saturday’s convincing 67-58 victory over Texas Tech (the second hottest team in the Big 12 during the past few weeks), the Kansas University men’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the 12th year in a row. By Matt Tait

KU-Texas Tech women at a glance

A look at Saturday's Kansas-Texas Tech women's basketball game

Utah clobbers Kansas baseball

Kansas University sophomore pitcher Jon Hander made his first start since missing the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the Jayhawks fell to Utah, 15-1, on Friday.

Two Jayhawks snare track titles

Kansas University’s Daina Levy won the weight throw, and Sharon Lokedi won the 5,000 to pace the Jayhawk women at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

KU swimming in 2nd at Big 12

Kansas University earned 12 podium finishes to climb back up to second place in the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships.

KU tennis falls to WSU

Wichita State handed Kansas University’s women’s tennis team its first dual loss of the season, 5-2, on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Kansas softball 1-1 at tourney

Kansas University found itself on both ends of walk-off endings to college softball games Friday at the South Florida Softball Stadium.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 26, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 26, 2016

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Jayhawks looking to make it a dozen in a row

If Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team, which has won eight consecutive games, today is able to defeat a Texas Tech squad that has won five in a row and six of seven, the Jayhawks will be crowned Big 12 champs for the 12th-straight season.

Friday, February 26

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Beaty to hire Joe DeForest to coach KU football's special teams

KU coach says rest of the staff also nearly complete

KU football coach David Beaty confirmed to the Journal-World early Friday afternoon that Joe DeForest had been hired to coach KU's special teams. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 25, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 25, 2016.

Thursday, February 25

Jayhawk swimmers in third at league

Chelsie Miller etched her name in the KU record books Thursday in a fifth event at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships by lowering the school mark in the 500-yard freestyle and garnered her third NCAA ‘B’ cut, before finishing third in the event during finals.

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Diallo, Bragg impress despite limited minutes

Kansas University freshmen forwards Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg Jr., who entered college as McDonald’s All-Americans ranked Nos. 5 and 21 nationally by, have averaged 6.3 and 7.3 minutes a game respectively in Big 12 play. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Slightly early league honors

Tough to argue with Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s opinion that Perry Ellis, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and Iowa State’s Georges Niang are the only three locks for All-Big 12 first-team honors. By Tom Keegan

KU swimmers second at Big 12

Two Kansas University relay team claimed second-place finishes, and the Jayhawks held second place in the team standings Wednesday after day one of the Big 12 championships.

Kansas women drop 18th straight

Kansas University hit just 25 percent of its first-half field-goal attempts and never recovered from that cold-shooting start in a 71-49 Big 12 women’s basketball loss to No. 22 Oklahoma State on Wednesday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 24, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 24, 2016

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Self: Three players obvious for All-Big 12

In about a week and a half, Bill Self and nine other Big 12 head basketball coaches will submit their all-conference picks to the league office.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks resolve to make the most of chances

Baylor standout forward Taurean Prince took the question head on and spit out the truth in concise fashion.

Wednesday, February 24

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KU wide receiver Shakiem Barbel granted additional season

KU officials on Wednesday announced that wide receiver Shakiem Barbel, who transferred to KU from Fresno City College before the 2014 season and has played in 22 games during the past two seasons, including all 12 last year, had been given an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA. By Matt Tait

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Oklahoma announces hiring of former KU D-Line coach Calvin Thibodeaux

The University of Oklahoma and head football coach Bob Stoops on Wednesday morning made official the hiring of now-former Kansas University defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux, the fifth full-time assistant to leave David Beaty’s coaching staff this offseason. By Matt Tait

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K-State Athletics announces clear bag policy for next school year

All bags brought to ticketed Kansas State University athletic events must be clear starting next school year.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 23, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 23, 2016

KU swimmers on academic teams

Sixteen Kansas University swimmers and divers earned All-Big 12 Academic Team awards, the league announced Tuesday.

KU baseball logs 2-1 win

Kansas University baseball pitchers Blake Weiman, Zack Leban, Sam Gilbert and Stephen Villines combined to yield just four hits, and the Jayhawks defeated Northern Colorado, 2-1, on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU women at a glance: Kansas-Oklahoma State

Here's a preview of Kansas University's women's basketball game Wednesday with Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.

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Bears: Jayhawks made more clutch plays

At least Baylor’s basketball team didn’t lose by 28 points as it did in Allen Fieldhouse back on Jan. 2. That was the consolation coach Scott Drew took from Tuesday’s 66-60 loss to Kansas University — a game that could have gone either way, but ended up being BU’s seventh straight loss to the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore

Tuesday, February 23

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Kansas offers scholarships to Taurean Thompson and Deng Gak

The Kansas basketball program has offered a scholarship to Taurean Thompson, a 6-10, 220-pound senior forward from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., according to and KU also has offered a scholarship to Deng Gak, a 6-9, 210-pound junior forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. By Gary Bedore

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Notebook: End of first half had Bill Self (momentarily) perturbed

Kansas University coach Bill Self was furious at halftime Tuesday of what turned out to be a 66-60 road win at Baylor. By Gary Bedore

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Vision improving for Perry Ellis

Playing with a watery right eye and 12 stitches in his head, Perry Ellis responded with 15 points, three assists, two blocks and two rebounds in 36 minutes on Tuesday at Ferrell Center.

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Tom Keegan: KU thrives with game in balance — a good sign for March

When the lights brighten and the pressure intensifies, the only thing that melts away for the Kansas University basketball team is stress. When the game enters the home stretch, no matter how sloppy it might have been during other stages of the night, the Jayhawks play like champions. They love the challenge. By Tom Keegan

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Never say die: Jayhawks' resiliency keys comeback win at BU

KU now a win away from at least share of Big 12 title

Kansas University’s basketball team staggered home from Ames, Iowa on Jan. 25 with a 5-3 record in Big 12 play and a lot of folks figuring the Jayhawks’ run of 11 straight league titles was nearing an unsightly end. The resilient squad’s never-say-die attitude has resulted in seven straight victories in conference action, and counting the ‘W’ against Kentucky, eight in a row overall. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks come through in crunch time to win at Baylor

Down by as many as eight points on the road and getting out-manned on the boards much of the night, Kansas found enough inner toughness in crunch time Tuesday night to recover for a 66-60 win at Baylor’s Ferrell Center.

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Hearing aids and walker belonging to 79-year-old reported stolen from Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas University police have yet to locate a walker and set of hearing aids that were reported stolen from Allen Fieldhouse last week, or a suspect in the theft.

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Reports: Oklahoma to hire KU D-Line coach Calvin Thibodeaux

According to multiple reports out of Oklahoma, Kansas University’s football program is losing its fifth full-time assistant coach of the offseason.

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Kansas baseball rallies in ninth to win, 5-4

Kansas University’s baseball team rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to score a 5-4 victory over Northern Colorado in the Jayhawks’ home opener Monday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Beaty: Kansas recruits as ‘a family’

Kansas University football coach David Beaty would rather not lose half of his assistant coaches during just his second year in charge of the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Kansas legacy: Baylor guard’s grandfather a KU great

Baylor junior guard Ishmail Wainright, who is 0-6 against Kansas University in his college basketball career heading into today’s 7 p.m. battle in Ferrell Center, knows all about the winning tradition of KU hoops.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 22, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 22, 2016

Monday, February 22

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Alleged robbery over weekend leads to the arrest of two KU football players

Two Kansas University football players were arrested on Monday after police said another KU student was robbed.

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KU still No. 2, behind No. 1 Villanova

After the top two teams in the nation handled their business this past week, both No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Kansas maintained their spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25, released Monday afternoon.

Kansas softball walk-off victim

Jenna Curtan’s walk-off home run doomed Kansas University softball to a 5-4 setback to UC Riverside in the final game of the Fresno State Kickoff on Sunday.

KU men’s golf wins Desert title

Top-five finishes from freshman Charlie Hillier and sophomore Daniel Hudson propelled Kansas University to a golf team title at the Desert Intercollegiate on Sunday at Classic Club.

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Perry Ellis OK; Jayhawks ‘obviously need’ him

Kansas University senior Perry Ellis was cleared by doctors to practice today and play Tuesday at Baylor. Baylor (20-7 overall) joins West Virginia and Oklahoma at 9-5 in the league, two full games behind the 11-3 Jayhawks (23-4 overall) with four to play. By Gary Bedore

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Another assistant leaving Kansas football?

Kansas University’s football program unbelievably could be in danger of losing a fifth assistant coach from David Beaty’s first staff. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Frank Mason III playing more like himself

Fearless Frank Mason III, Kansas University’s 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior point guard from Petersburg, Va., is one tough competitor. Consequently, we might never know to what extent his sore left elbow was bothering and what else was nagging at him during an eight-game stretch during which he just wasn’t the same. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, February 21

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 21, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 21, 2016

Perry Ellis cleared by doctors, should be fine for Tuesday's game against Baylor, Bill Self says

Perry Ellis should be able to practice Monday and play in Tuesday's game against Baylor.

Jayhawk softball goes 1-1 in Fresno

Kansas University’s softball team split a pair of games Saturday, defeating Sacramento State, 9-0, before falling to Fresno State, 3-2.

Kansas baseball drops opener

Little Rock held Kansas University’s baseball team to four hits, and the Jayhawks dropped their season opener, 4-2, on Saturday.

KU men’s golfers lead at Desert

Kansas University’s men’s golf team led the 20-team Desert Intercollegiate tournament after two rounds Saturday.

KU relay team takes ninth place

Kansas University’s women’s distance medley relay team had a season-best performance at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday.

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KU women scare OU but fall, 72-66

After having one of its worst showings in a 26-point shellacking against TCU on Wednesday night, it was hard to imagine how the Kansas University women’s basketball team would respond against Oklahoma.

Saturday, February 20

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Notebook: Svi Mykhailiuk comes up big off bench

Kansas sophomore Svi Mykhailiuk, who had played just seven minutes the last three games, scored nine points off the bench in the Jayhawks’ 72-63 win Saturday at Kansas State. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20, 2016

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Frank Mason III 'playing at a high level'

Frank Mason III had 16 points and five assists in 33 minutes with just one turnover as Kansas won at rival Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum, 72-63, on Saturday.

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Perry Ellis gets 12 stitches and suffers eye injury at K-State

Because of a cut on his head that required 12 stitches to close, Kansas University senior Perry Ellis missed a six-minute stretch of the second half in which the Jayhawks saw a 14-point lead dip to seven against Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum.

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Avoiding the storm: Jayhawks hold off rival Wildcats

Frank Mason III looked into the stands and screamed joyfully as Brannen Greene and Devonté Graham playfully wrestled with each other on the ground as they chased the final defensive rebound with three seconds left in Kansas University’s huge 72-63 victory over rival Kansas State on Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas crucial for KU when games get physical

Fourth-year Kansas junior post man Landen Lucas played 10 minutes in the first half and K-State wide bodies D.J. Johnson and Stephen Hurt combined for five points. Lucas played three second-half minutes before fouling out and K-State’s two hulks combined for 19 points. By Tom Keegan

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Bruce Weber makes case for Perry Ellis as Big 12 Player of Year

Disappointed by yet another hard-fought loss, both to Kansas University and during this trying Kansas State men’s basketball season, KSU coach Bruce Weber took a moment after Saturday’s 72-63 loss to KU at Bramlage Coliseum to sound off about some bigger-picture Big 12 issues. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks win physical Sunflower Showdown at K-State

KU holds 2-game lead for 1st in Big 12

For about 10 minutes during Saturday’s second edition of the 2015-16 men’s basketball Sunflower Showdown, it was the Kansas State Wildcats who played with more fire and ferocity with the hope that a strong effort would inspire the home crowd and give Kansas fits. And then talent took over. Kansas 72, K-State 63. By Matt Tait

Two Jayhawks snare top-fives in track

Kansas University sophomore Jaron Hartley moved to No. 2 on the school 200-meter chart, and sophomore Laura Taylor had a career-best vault to tie for fourth at the Arkansas Track and Field Qualifier on Friday.

KU men’s golf leads first round

Kansas University’s men’s golf team sits atop of the leaderboard after Friday’s opening round of the Desert Intercollegiate at Classic Club. Heading into the second of three rounds on Saturday, the Jayhawks hold a three-stroke lead over Big 12 foe TCU.

Kansas softball 1-1 at Fresno

A couple of big swings lifted Kansas University to victory in its first softball game at the Fresno State Kickoff on Friday, but the Jayhawks couldn’t capitalize on enough opportunities to win its second.

KU women at a glance: Kansas-Oklahoma

Here's a preview of Kansas University's women's basketball game Saturday with Oklahoma.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 19, 2016

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Tom Keegan: Top 10 in ratings no place for safety this year

The kiss of death, otherwise known as a top-10 ranking in the Associated Press college basketball poll, smacks louder than ever this week.

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Secondary issues dominate KU-KSU

Several items that have nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of basketball have dominated the conversation entering today’s 5 p.m. Sunflower Showdown between No. 2-ranked Kansas University (22-4, 10-3) and Kansas State (15-11, 4-9) in Bramlage Coliseum.

Friday, February 19

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AD Zenger: KU football well positioned to overcome loss of assistant coaches

Never one to get too involved with any of the sports he oversees, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the Journal-World on Friday he was not worried about the recent rash of departures from second-year football coach David Beaty’s staff. By Matt Tait

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Report: Big 12 lagging behind SEC in revenue

According to a CBS Sports report, Big 12 schools are starting to lag behind their SEC counterparts in payouts.

Hinrich headed to Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks let the trade deadline pass without making any major deals.

Markieff Morris sent to Wizards

A week after scuffling with a teammate, forward Markieff Morris was traded Thursday by the free-falling Phoenix Suns to the Washington Wizards, a team hoping to boost its chances of making the playoffs.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 18, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 18, 2016.

Thursday, February 18

Two KU women academic picks

For the first time since 2012, Kansas women’s basketball has multiple first-team honorees for academic honors, after junior forward Caelynn Manning-Allen and sophomore guard Lauren Aldridge were named as Academic All-Big 12 First Team selections, as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Husband-wife team to head tennis center

Jared and Christy Ward have been appointed tennis professionals at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in Lawrence.

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Dunk talk: Wildcats using play as motivation

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was furious at junior guard Brannen Greene for flushing a meaningless, unguarded, unopposed dunk right before the final horn sounded in the Jayhawks’ 77-59 win over rival Kansas State on Feb. 3 in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Shorter bench means Kansas wins

Notice the correlation between the size of Bill Self’s rotation and the Kansas University basketball team’s national ranking. When the rotation gets smaller, the ranking becomes higher. By Tom Keegan

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Depth, weather have KU’s Price smiling

If you bump into Ritch Price and he seems more lively than usual, it’s not just the “unheard of” string of warm pre-season weather that has put a smile on the Kansas University baseball coach’s face.

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Traylor returning to court-storming site

Jamari Traylor did not get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his calm, cool, collected behavior after last Feb. 23’s Kansas-Kansas State basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.

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Beaty: Kansas drawing interest of coaches

With four full-time assistants recently leaving his first coaching staff, second-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty sounded upbeat about the prospects of replacing them Wednesday afternoon before speaking to a crowd of roughly 150 KU football supporters at the Ramada Inn Topeka Convention Center.

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KU women roughed up by visiting TCU

Despite a strong start in which the Jayhawks raced out to an early lead, the Kansas University women’s basketball team remained winless in Big 12 play following a 70-44 home loss to TCU on Wednesday night.

Tuesday, February 16

KU’s Chavez earns Big 12 softball honor

Kansas infielder Daniella Chavez opened her sophomore campaign with Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.

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What if Diallo had dunked it?

The wildly entertaining dunks of Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon in Saturday’s NBA Slam Dunk contest would likely have been erased from the minds of hoop fans Monday night ... had Cheick Diallo’s attempt with 29 seconds left in Kansas University’s 94-67 victory over Oklahoma State gone down. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: NCAA changes make for prettier game

That hybrid sport that blended basketball and rugby known as college basketball is shrinking in the rear-view mirror. By Tom Keegan

Kansas-TCU women's hoops preview

Here's a preview of Kansas University's women's basketball game Wednesday versus TCU in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak leaving KU for the Denver Broncos

Kansas University wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak is leaving Kansas after a year on David Beaty’s staff. A source with knowledge of Kubiak’s plans, told the Journal-World on Tuesday that Kubiak leaving to join his dad’s staff with the Denver Broncos. By Matt Tait

Dave Zirin to speak at KU's race in sports symposium

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s race in sports symposium at Kansas University. “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” is planned for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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adidas, KU unveil alternate uniforms for Black History Month

adidas and the Kansas University basketball program on Tuesday unveiled two special uniforms that KU will wear during road games at Baylor (Feb. 23) and home against Texas Tech (Feb. 27). The uniforms, which pay homage to KU's style in the 1950s, is a part of adidas' celebration of Black History Month.

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Notebook: KU gets by with little preparation

Playing on Saturday at Oklahoma, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team did not have a lot of time to prepare for a Big Monday home game against Oklahoma State.

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Bill Self figured Wayne Selden Jr. would bust out of slump

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had an inkling Wayne Selden, Jr., would have a productive performance against Oklahoma State on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Monday, February 15

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Tom Keegan: Landen Lucas' willingness to work benefiting Kansas, crippling opponents

KU junior Landen Lucas was again a monster on the boards Monday night in a 94-67 rout of injury-weakened Oklahoma State in Allen Fieldhouse. He scored a career-high 14 points, to go with 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and second of his career. Five of his boards came off the offensive glass on a night he reached double figures in rebounds for the third game in a row. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks avoid letdown, beat Oklahoma State

But Self not fan of intensity KU showed on Big Monday

Kansas University’s No. 2-ranked basketball team did enact its revenge on the Big 12’s ninth-place team — Oklahoma State — on Monday night, winning by 27 points in Allen Fieldhouse after losing to the Cowboys by 19 on Jan. 19 in Stillwater, Okla. The 94-67 Jayhawk beatdown didn’t seem all that satisfying to coach Bill Self, however. By Gary Bedore

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OSU coach Travis Ford on Kansas: I haven't seen any team better

It’s hard enough for a coach to live with mistakes by his team on any given night against any opponent. When that opponent is the No. 2-ranked team in the country, which was the challenge Oklahoma State faced on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse against Kansas, living with mistakes is not an option. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks avenge road loss to Oklahoma State

For the second time in a week, the Kansas University men’s basketball team got a little home-court redemption on a team that embarrassed them earlier this season on the road. Six days after delivering a sweet dose of payback to West Virginia, the Jayhawks knocked off Oklahoma State, 94-67, avenging a 19-point loss to the Cowboys earlier this season in Stillwater, Okla. By Matt Tait

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Big week vaults Jayhawks to No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

The Kansas basketball team went 2-0 in its most challenging week of the season so far, and the Associated Press moved the Jayhawks from No. 6 to No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25.

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Devonté Graham named Big 12 Player of the Week

The Big 12 named Devonté Graham its Player of the Week Monday morning, after the sophomore guard from Kansas helped the Jayhawks go 2-0 against top-10 opponents West Virginia and Oklahoma.

Bad inning dooms Kansas softball

A nine-run sixth inning doomed Kansas University to a 12-8 softball loss to UNC Greensboro on Sunday in the final game of the River City Classic.

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Departing aide Mitchell: KU football on way up

During the past six seasons, Kansas University won just 12 football games in 72 tries and suffered through some of the worst games, stretches and seasons in school history. And one man was there for every moment: Assistant coach Reggie Mitchell. By Matt Tait

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KU’s O’Neal unaccustomed to losing

Coming into this season, Kansas University junior guard Timeka O’Neal never had experienced a losing streak quite like the one in which the Jayhawks find themselves. Come to think of it, O’Neal hadn’t experienced a collegiate losing streak of any length.

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Second wind: KU gets another shot at OSU

Devonté Graham is well aware that his 27-point outing and sticky defensive performance on Buddy Hield — as well as the Jayhawks’ 76-72 victory over Oklahoma — won’t mean anything if KU fails to take care of business Monday against Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Devonté Graham just goes and goes and goes

Ever on guard against the slightest hint of complacency and overconfidence, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is a master at pointing out the blemishes of an athlete’s smooth day. Self didn’t go anywhere near that path in discussing Devonté Graham. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, February 14

O’Neal scores 18, but Kansas women fall to ’Cats, 81-67

Kansas University junior guard Timeka O’Neal scored a career-high 18 points, but Kansas State’s women’s basketball team handed the Jayhawks their 15th straight loss, 81-67, on Saturday night in Bramlage Coliseum.

Kansas softball splits in Florida

Daniella Chavez hit a three-run home run and Lily Behrmann hit a solo shot as Kansas University’s softball team defeated Coastal Carolina, 5-1, on Saturday.

Kansas claims track victories

Kansas University’s track and field team received victories from freshman Ivan Henry, senior Jaime Wilson, sophomore Jaron Hartley and senior Drew Matthews in the men’s 4x400-meter relay, and from sophomore Nicolai Ceban in the shot put Saturday in the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Saturday, February 13

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Preps Marques Bolden, DeAndre Ayton haven't cut KU from lists

Marques Bolden, a 6-foot-10 senior center from DeSoto (Texas) High who is ranked No. 16 in the Class of 2016 by, apparently has not eliminated Kansas from his list of schools. Also, DeAndre Ayton, a 6-11 junior from Hillcrest Academy in Phoenix, who is ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2017, tells Zagsblog he has not cut his list to KU, Duke and Kentucky, as previously reported. By Gary Bedore

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Andrew Wiggins scores 29 in Rising Stars Challenge

Former Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins, of Canada, scored 29 points and had five rebounds in the World Team’s 159-154 loss to the USA, Friday at the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.

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Notebook: Buddy Hield hype motivated Jayhawks

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self spoke to his team about pre-game hype on Saturday, before his Jayhawks finished a regular-season sweep of Oklahoma, with a 76-72 victory at Lloyd Noble Center. By Gary Bedore

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Bill Self borrows a little from Bulls' Fred Hoiberg

Chicago Bulls basketball coach Fred Hoiberg spent some time in Kansas University coach Bill Self’s office on Friday in Lawrence. “We talked about everything. I was picking his brain,” KU coach Self said after the Jayhawks used Hoiberg’s four-guard Iowa State lineup for several minutes in the Jayhawks’ 76-72 win over Oklahoma, in Noble Center. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks' victory at OU bad news for rest of Big 12

This had looked like the year Kansas finally had too many weaknesses, too much vulnerability, the year it would let go of its death grip on the Big 12 title. Not anymore. By Tom Keegan

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Devonté Graham does it all as KU wins at Oklahoma

Bill Self playfully fired a left jab at Devonté Graham’s upper chest before Kansas University’s sophomore guard — the man who dealt a knockout blow to Oklahoma on Saturday in Lloyd Noble Center — began his post-game interview with ESPN’s Shannon Spake. “He said, ‘Good game, way to play,’’’ Graham, a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder from Raleigh, N.C., said of praise showered upon him by KU coach Self after Graham’s career-high 27-point effort. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks slow Buddy Hield — at least for a half

He may have finished right around his season average on the stat sheet, but Saturday was a rough day for Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks take road rematch with Oklahoma, 76-72

Graham carries KU offense in crucial win

It was dubbed by folks down in Norman as “The Rematch” of the best college basketball game of the year. And it wound up with the same result, albeit in much different fashion. By Matt Tait

Lokedi sets 5,000 record at Iowa State

Sophomore Sharon Lokedi erased the six-year-old 5,000-meter school record by nearly 30 seconds and posted one of the NCAA’s fastest times of the year after she competed Friday night at the ISU Classic inside the Lied Recreation Center.

Four Kansas players to U.S. volleyball tryouts

Four Jayhawks will represent the University of Kansas during the annual U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts, Feb. 19-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Jayhawk softball earns split in Florida

The Kansas softball team bounced back from a season-opening loss by blasting host Jacksonville, 9-0, in five innings on Friday.

Kansas-Kansas State women's hoops preview

Here's a look ahead to Saturday night's Kansas-Kansas State women's basketball game in Manhattan.

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KU, OU have hard act to follow

Proud of his team for outscoring, outscrapping, outlasting Oklahoma in a three-overtime battle between the then-No. 1 team in the AP poll (Kansas) and No. 1 squad in the USA Today coaches poll (OU), Bill Self spoke from the heart Jan. 4 in the winner’s locker room in Allen Fieldhouse.

Friday, February 12

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Source: Reggie Mitchell expected to leave KU football for Arkansas

A source close to the Kansas University football program told the Journal-World Friday morning that veteran running backs coach Reggie Mitchell is expected to leave KU to join the staff of Arkansas coach Brett Bielema. By Matt Tait

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Sure shot: Hard work improved Ellis’ range

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis’ shooting from two- and three-point range has been uncanny the last three games. By Gary Bedore

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Matt Tait: Ellis appreciated Hield show

It’s been 40 days since the Kansas University men’s basketball team got an up-close look at the greatness that is Oklahoma senior Buddy Hield. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: No easy answer to stopping Hield

The number 60 is so outrageous next to the word points for a basketball player that many thought Bill Self was kidding when he said it five weeks ago. He wanted to make sure everyone knew he wasn’t, so he said it again Thursday. By Tom Keegan

Aldridge honored for academics

Kansas sophomore Lauren Aldridge has paced the Kansas women’s basketball team on the hardwood all season, but it’s not just her work ethic on the court that deserves recognition. Aldridge’s achievements in the classroom have garnered attention after being named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection on Thursday.

Kansas baseball names captains

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price announced Thursday that seniors Ben Krauth, Joe Moroney and Colby Wright will handle captains’ duties for the 2016 season.

Big 12 coaches recognize Bishop

Kansas freshman Haley Bishop has been getting the attention of for weeks, being named Big 12 swimmer of the week three straight weeks.

Thursday, February 11

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 11, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 11, 2016.

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Jayhawks, Sooners ready for rematch

Back on Jan. 4, the No. 1 team in the Associated Press basketball poll (Kansas University) outlasted the No. 1 team in USA Today’s coaches poll (Oklahoma), 109-106, in three overtimes in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Tom Keegan: Luck eluding Kansas football

Long overdue for some good fortune, Kansas University’s football program just can’t catch a break.

Wednesday, February 10

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 10, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 10, 2016

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Campaign aims to digitalize Phog Allen documents

KU Libraries has launched a crowdsourcing campaign entitled, “Cordially yours, Forrest Allen: Preserving the legacy of the Phog.”

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 9, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 9, 2016

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Notebook: Frank Mason III’s toughness shows up vs. WVU

Kansas University guard Frank Mason III took an elbow to the face, delivered by West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip, in the second half of the Jayhawks’ 75-65 Tuesday victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Perry Ellis both consistent and efficient in scoring department

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis, who hit seven of nine shots in Tuesday’s 75-65 victory over West Virginia, has cashed 26 of his last 34 attempts over three games.

Kansas soccer names assistant

Bri Young, a Texas Tech assistant soccer coach and former Texas A&M two-time All-American, has been named an assistant coach for Kansas University’s soccer team, head coach Mark Francis announced.

Jayhawks add Texas prep coach to staff

The head football coach at the Texas high school where David Beaty once coached and played announced Monday that he was joining Beaty in Lawrence.

KU swimmer Bishop honored

Kansas University freshman Haley Bishop was named Big 12 swimmer of the week Tuesday for the third straight week.

Tuesday, February 9

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Tom Keegan: Brannen Greene escapes doghouse at perfect time

Brannen Greene looked as if he enjoyed the view Tuesday night from 20-plus feet outside the rim in Allen Fieldhouse so much better than the vantage point from the coach’s doghouse, where he has been sent multiple times in his career. By Tom Keegan

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Program guy: Veteran Landen Lucas helps KU topple WVU

Landen Lucas’ career-high 16 rebounds helped Kansas University beat West Virginia, 75-65, and grab a share of first place in the Big 12 Conference standings with the Mountaineers and Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday night. By Gary Bedore

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Bob Huggins not surprised by Landen Lucas' performance

Known mostly as a role player who fills a defensive niche at Kansas University's revolving door of a 5 spot, Landen Lucas helped KU hold off West Virginia, 75-65, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse by making his sixth consecutive start and delivering 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in 29 minutes while also adding nine points on 4-of-5 shooting. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks beat WVU, setting up three-way tie for first in Big 12

Known mostly as a role player filling a defensive niche at KU’s 5 spot, Landen Lucas made his presence felt on that end of the floor, finishing with 16 rebounds and 4 blocks in 29 minutes, but also contributed on offense more than he normally does, adding 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting and No. 6 Kansas knocked off No. 10 WVU, 75-65. By Matt Tait

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Under pressure: Kansas must take care of ball to win

West Virginia’s basketball team, which has been referred to as “Press Virginia” this season and last because of the Mountaineers’ effective full-court defense, harassed Kansas University into a season-high 22 turnovers in the Jayhawks’ 74-63 loss on Jan. 12 in WVU Coliseum. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Expect dogfight tonight at Allen

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll says West Virginia is the 10th-best team in the nation and third-best in the Big 12, behind No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 6 Kansas. The Big 12 standings say otherwise. The Mountaineers sit alone atop the conference with an 8-2 record, one game ahead of the Jayhawks and Sooners in the loss column. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8, 2016

Monday, February 8

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Now ranked No. 6, KU to face two top-10 teams this week

It’s a top-10 kind of week for Kansas basketball, which remained among the nation’s most highly regarded teams in the latest AP Top 25, released on Monday afternoon.

Sunday, February 7

KU tennis downs Buffaloes

After picking up the doubles point with two dominating match victories, Kansas University’s women’s tennis team claimed three considerably closer singles matches to beat Colorado, 4-1, on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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Eudora’s Ballock commits to Creighton over KU, others

Eudora High basketball standout Mitchell Ballock announced Sunday night he has orally committed to play college basketball at Creighton University. By Bobby Nightengale

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Big week looms for Kansas hoops

A pair of victories this week would greatly assist Kansas University’s basketball team in its quest for a 12th-straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Simply put, KU needs a sweep in gut-check week

A pair of successful purple tuneups in Lawrence and Fort Worth checked off the schedule, gut-check week has arrived for a Kansas University basketball team that like most top 10 squads doesn’t always play like it or feel like it. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 7, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 7, 2016

Kansas tennis stops N. Texas

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team blanked North Texas, 5-0, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center to remain undefeated.

KU swimmers top Iowa State

Kansas University’s women’s swim team completed the dual portion of its season with a 175.5-127.5 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.

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KU women fall to Baylor

Fourth-ranked Baylor won its 10th straight Big 12 women’s basketball game Saturday, defeating Kansas University, 81-49.

KU’s Bowen wins pole vault

Kansas University senior Casey Bowen won the Husker Invitational pole vault for the second straight season Saturday, and sophomore Anthonio Humphrey Jr. won the 800 meters for his fifth individual victory of the season.

Saturday, February 6

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 6, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 6, 2016

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Not a good look: Frogs' Big 12 woes continue vs. KU

Facing some of the same challenges Kansas University does in football, TCU’s men’s basketball program continues to have a difficult time escaping the basement of the loaded Big 12. Saturday’s 75-56 loss to Kansas left the Horned Frogs with a 7-57 Big 12 record, including 1-9 in this, the school’s fourth season in the conference. By Tom Keegan

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Junior prep guard Trae Young looking at KU

Trae Young, a 6-1 junior point guard from Norman (Okla.) North High, who is ranked No. 26 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by, attended the recent KU-Kentucky game with his dad, Rayford, a former standout at Texas Tech.

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Notebook: Jayhawks not overly concerned with results away from fieldhouse

Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self hasn’t made a huge issue about the Jayhawks’ performances on the road this season. By Gary Bedore

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Jamari Traylor answers Bill Self's call for more energy

Dismayed after a “soft” rebounding effort on Wednesday against Kansas State, Kansas University coach Bill Self singled out some of his veterans in practices leading up to Saturday’s TCU game.

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Tom Keegan: Perry Ellis a cordial, yet lethal, visitor

Perry Ellis is a polite guest in visiting arenas. Never does anything to show up the opposition or call attention to himself, but he's just so difficult to keep from doing what he wants to do, from acting as if he's playing in his own house. By Tom Keegan

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One for the road: Jayhawks end visiting skid, roll at TCU

Kansas University snapped its three-game road losing streak with a little help from the Jayhawks’ own fans on Saturday at Schollmaier Arena, TCU’s home arena in name only. About half of the announced crowd (6,516) in the 8,500-seat facility wore KU colors during a 75-56 victory that temporarily, at least, made the Jayhawks forget road setbacks at West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Iowa State. By Gary Bedore

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Jayhawks get out of road slump at TCU

Granted the competition was not the stiffest, but the Kansas University men’s basketball team got a much-needed positive outcome on the road on Saturday, in the form of a 75-56 rout of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.

KU’s McCorkle 6th in long jump

Kansas University junior Allanah McCorkle took sixth in the long jump and sophomore Laura Taylor was 10th in the pole vault during the first day of the Husker Track and Field Invitational on Friday at the Devaney Center.

KU swimmers shine at ISU

Kansas University won all but one event in the pool during the first day of a two-day college swimming and diving dual with Iowa State on Friday. KU finished the day with 90.5 points to ISU’s 59.5.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 5, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 5, 2016

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Jayhawks remember nightmare at TCU

Jamari Traylor remembers the fateful day Kansas University’s basketball team temporarily forgot how to put the ball in the basket.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football recruiting will take some time

Sheahon Zenger hired David Beaty in part because he is well-connected in Texas, where he won a high school state championship as a head coach in the Dallas area, worked at Rice and Texas A&M as an assistant and brought with him a reputation as a strong recruiter.

Kansas-Baylor women's hoops preview

Here's a look ahead to Saturday's Kansas-Baylor women's basketball game in Waco, Texas.

Friday, February 5

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KU-Texas Tech football moved to Thursday, Sept. 29

The Big 12 Conference on Friday morning announced the move of two conference football games during the upcoming season to accommodate requests from the Big 12's television partners.

Thursday, February 4

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KU softball hopes to build on 2015 success

The 15 returning letter winners on the Kansas University softball team do not have to strain too hard to recall the wonderful memories of a 2015 season that resulted in a No. 23 ranking in the RPI poll, a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and the first 40-win season in 23 years. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 ADs ‘exploring’ championship game

The Big 12 athletic directors gathered on Thursday near Dallas for one of their regularly scheduled meetings and, in reaction to a recent ruling by the NCAA giving the Big 12 a shot at having a conference championship game in football with just 10 members, discussed the conference’s options moving forward. By Matt Tait

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Board game: Self dismayed by rebounding effort

Kansas University’s basketball team had more assists, steals, blocks and shot a greater percentage from both the field and the free throw line, while committing fewer turnovers than rival Kansas State in Wednesday’s 77-59 victory in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: My fake outrage over Bill Self’s slip

Fake outrage rages louder than ever in sports, so let me share some phony fury with you. Pretend all the letters are upper case, so you can hear me shout. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 4, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 4, 2016.

KU athletes win Big 12 awards

Two Kansas University athletes — tennis player Anastasiya Rychagova and Sharon Lokedi of the women’s track team — earned Big 12 weekly honors Wednesday.

Kansas soccer signs five

Kansas University signed five soccer players to national letters of Intent during the early signing period, coach Mark Francis announced Wednesday.

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Beaty enthusiastic about Class of ’16

David Beaty’s second recruiting class as Kansas University football coach might have been a few bodies light, but what it lacked in numbers, Beaty made up for in enthusiasm. By Matt Tait

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KU makes top recruit Josh Jackson's final three

Josh Jackson, a 6-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., this week officially narrowed his list of schools to Kansas University, Michigan State and Arizona.

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Bill Self: Brannen Greene 'disrespectful' of K-State in closing seconds

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was livid that junior Brannen Greene dunked the ball — with no Kansas State players playing defense and the rest of the Jayhawks merely letting the clock run out — in the closing seconds of Wednesday's game in Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 3, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 3, 2016.

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Torneden, Skwarlo set to join Jayhawks

In the months following Bryce Torneden’s oral commitment to play football at North Dakota State, one of the Free State High senior’s closest teammates, Sam Skwarlo, stayed in his ear about the possibility of playing for their hometown program, Kansas University, instead.

Wednesday, February 3

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Tom Keegan: Bill Self turns red over Brannen Greene — again

It was difficult to tell the winning coach from the losing one in the wake of Kansas University burying Kansas State again in Allen Fieldhouse, 77-59, Wednesday night. By Tom Keegan

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Svi Mykhailiuk sparks Jayhawks in rivalry win

After playing just one solitary minute in the last three games, Svi Mykhailiuk was more than ready for action on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. The 6-foot-8 sophomore from Cherkasy, Ukraine scored 10 points off 4-of-7 shooting and had four assists, three steals and one turnover — providing a needed spark in Kansas University’s 77-59 victory over Kansas State. By Gary Bedore

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Bruce Weber tries (and fails) to not get frustrated over officiating

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber told himself before Wednesday’s Sunflower Showdown at Allen Fieldhouse that he was not going to let the calls by the officials get him barking from the sideline. And, for the most part, the fourth-year K-State coach avoided any outbursts during a 77-59 loss to No. 7 Kansas, which both Weber and a couple of his players said they thought was much closer than the final score indicated. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks thrive off K-State's mistakes to win Sunflower Showdown

Instead of falling victim to a wild and crazy KU surge in which the home team simply overpowers them, the Wildcats (13-9 overall, 2-7 Big 12) victimized themselves as much as anything, committing costly turnovers and helping No. 7 Kansas grind its way to a 77-59 victory. By Matt Tait

Bishop wins Big 12 honor again

After an unbeaten performance during the Jayhawks final meet inside Robinson Natatorium for the 2015-16 season, freshman Haley Bishop earned’s Big 12 Swimmer of the Week for the second consecutive week.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 2, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 2, 2016

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Kansas football recruits to make it official

When Kansas University football coach David Beaty steps to the podium at 2 p.m. today to introduce his second recruiting class as the leader of the Jayhawks, he figures to look relaxed and refreshed.

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Self talks up KU-KSU rivalry

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who has one scholarship player and three walk-ons from the state of Kansas on his 2015-16 roster, makes sure his out-of-state Jayhawks know the history of the Sunflower Showdown.

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ISU rallies past Jayhawks after break

Any time a 10-point halftime lead turns into a 10-point home loss, you’re bound to see a few long faces and hear a couple of heavy sighs from the losing team after the game.

Tuesday, February 2

KU women top 50 but still fall to Iowa State at home

Jayhawks outscored 45-25 in 2nd half

The Kansas University women’s basketball team avoided the first-quarter and first-half scoring draughts that had plagued them all season. But the early offense only delayed the outcome that has become all too familiar for the Jayhawks this season and Iowa State topped Kansas, 63-53, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Recruit has strong bond with former Jayhawk

The summer before his junior season at Booker T. Washington High, in Tulsa, Okla., Kyle “Money” Mayberry hopped onto an elevator and headed into the building to get ready for a summer camp. strong>By Matt Tait

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No-man land: KU’s zone not popular with players

Sick of seeing Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis score seemingly at will during the first half Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, Bill Self asked his Kansas University basketball players if it was time to implement a 2-3 zone. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Selden’s career night crucial

Wayne Selden Jr. has a lousy game Saturday against Kentucky, Kansas University gets blasted on its home court, and the team’s stock plummets to its lowest point in years. That’s not overstating the impact of Selden’s career night Saturday in a 90-84, overtime victory against Kentucky. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 1, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 1, 2016

Monday, February 1

KU women at a glance: Kansas-Iowa State

A capsule look at Tuesday's Kansas-Iowa State women's basketball game

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KU plans to construct new 750-bed apartments for student-athletes, traditional students

For years, Jayhawker Towers has been synonymous with the on-campus home away from home for Kansas University athletes. But that soon will change. KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger confirmed to the Journal-World Monday evening something that KU recruits have been hearing about for the past several weeks — there are new living quarters coming and they're going to be spectacular.

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KU falls to No. 7 in AP poll; Jayhawks take over longest active Top 25 streak from Duke

Kansas University now has the longest run of appearances in the Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll after Duke fell out for the first time in more than eight years. The Jayhawks (17-4) fell from No. 4 to No. 7 in the poll that was released Monday.