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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.

Evening

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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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.