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Afternoon

Be seen? Mission accomplished for hundreds of AAU players at Hardwood Classic in Lawrence

Big-name college coaches flock to event by the dozens

Above the entrance to Sports Pavilion Lawrence this weekend hung a huge banner announcing the Hardwood Classic AAU basketball tournament that simply said #BeSeen. That was the goal for the players from the more than 250 teams that invaded Lawrence over the weekend for the second, and best, event of its kind in Lawrence’s shiny new facility, and that was incredibly easy to do given the impressive list of college coaches who made the trip to evaluate some of the top talent in the next few recruiting classes. By Matt Tait

Evening

Word from Daniel Wise: Playing multiple sports pays off in long run

The potential recruiting benefits for the University of Kansas to having Rock Chalk Park jammed with AAU games being played on eight different courts in the same building are obvious.

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Chris Thompson, hottest Saturday putter in Omaha, slips into deep freeze Sunday

Omaha — Same man, same putter, same caddie, same greens. Couldn’t miss Saturday, couldn’t make one Sunday. It even happens to men so skilled they make their livings playing golf.

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Be seen? Mission accomplished for hundreds of AAU players at Hardwood Classic in Lawrence

Big-name college coaches flock to event by the dozens

Above the entrance to Sports Pavilion Lawrence this weekend hung a huge banner announcing the Hardwood Classic AAU basketball tournament that simply said #BeSeen. That was the goal for the players from the more than 250 teams that invaded Lawrence over the weekend for the second, and best, event of its kind in Lawrence’s shiny new facility, and that was incredibly easy to do given the impressive list of college coaches who made the trip to evaluate some of the top talent in the next few recruiting classes. By Matt Tait