Stories for February 24, 2016


Lead stories


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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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