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Karrey Britt

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KU basketball team, Coach Self enjoy night out with 450 ladies in support of cancer treatment, research

About 450 women got the unique opportunity Thursday evening to mingle with KU basketball players and staff while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. They learned some basketball moves, asked personal questions and got lots and lots of pictures and autographs. It was all part of the second annual "Ladies Night Out with Bill Self."

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KU basketball mom Angel Morris to receive 'Life Saver' award

Angel Morris, mother of former Kansas University basketball stars Marcus and Markieff Morris, will receive Headquarter Counseling Center’s first “Life Saver” award. She is being honored for her sacrifice and selfless actions to help others, including KU basketball player Thomas Robinson and his younger sister after the death of their mother, Lisa Robinson, last January.

Mario Chalmers celebrates opening of specialty shop for cancer patients at LMH

Former Kansas University basketball guard Mario Chalmers already is a hero in Lawrence. He made that miracle three-point shot that led to KU’s 2008 national title. But he’s also a hero off the court.

Mario Chalmers to celebrate opening of shop for cancer patients at LMH

Former Kansas University basketball star Mario Chalmers will be in Lawrence next week to celebrate the opening of Mario’s Closet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

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Self, Pollard sport red heels to support fight against domestic violence

Former NBA and Jayhawk basketball star Scot Pollard has landed on the cover of newspapers and magazines, but never a calendar — until now. He’s pictured trying on a pair of red stilettos at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store in downtown Lawrence.

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College basketball coaches calling on fans to join fight against cancer

UMKC coach talks about his 11-year-old daughter's battle with the illness

Mike Anderson. Matt Brown. Frank Martin. Bill Self. On the basketball court, these area college coaches are fierce competitors — always trying to defeat the other. But, Tuesday, Oct. 12, will be an exception. They will compete together from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kansas City’s College Basketball Experience. Their opponent: cancer.

How many 3-pointers will KU make this year? Make a pledge, help fight cancer

KU coaches Bill Self and Bonnie Henrickson are encouraging fans to join their team in the fight against cancer. How? By pledging money for each 3-point basket their teams make during the upcoming season. The money goes to the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program.

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Mario Chalmers' foundation donates $25,000 to establish 'Mario's Closet' for cancer patients

Former Kansas University basketball star Mario Chalmers brought smiles and tears of joy this afternoon to cancer patients, doctors and nurses in Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Department.

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Lawrence orthopedic surgeon recalls 27 years of service to KU athletes

Care given to athletes on voluntary basis make Ken Wertzberger a team MVP

Ken Wertzberger, a Lawrence orthopedic surgeon, recently was honored for 27 years of service to Kansas University athletes. He volunteered at the university from 1979 to 2006, and during that time operated on more than 400 athletes.

Coach Self encourages Kansas fans to pledge money to fight cancer, based on KU's on-court success

While it’s illegal (wink, wink) to bet on the Jayhawks to win the national title in an office pool, it’s not illegal to put your money behind the team for a great cause.

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Sporting adventures continue for KU fan with rare lung disease

Wellsville resident Michael Douglas meets basketball heroes in Oklahoma City

Wellsville resident Michael Douglas, 11, continues sporting adventures during battle with rare lung disease.

Doctors warn about game-day stress, as intrastate rivalry approaches

“He was out of bounds. Come on!” “Are you kidding me? A fumble?!” Welcome to Game Day, when fans tend to get a little — OK, very — fired up as they root for their team.

10-year-old with lung disease gets to meet the Jayhawks

Ten-year-old Kansas University fan Michael Douglas won’t forget Feb. 18.

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10-year-old Jayhawk fan fights rare lung disease

Wellsville boy inspires others

Dragging around a small oxygen tank, 10-year-old Michael Douglas shoots baskets during recess. He doesn’t let the plastic tubing, which runs from the tank to his nose, get in the way.

KU announces target date for submitting NCI application

In a ceremony at its medical center campus Thursday, Kansas University announced a firm date for applying to become a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

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NCAA frenzy enlivens workday

KU sails past round one

Where there's a will, there's a way. That should be Kansas University fans' motto. Jayhawk fans brought televisions to work or cranked up radios to keep up with the action Thursday morning during KU's first round NCAA Tournament victory over Portland State.

Rare birds: Jayhawk fans proudly display favorite colors behind enemy lines

KU supporters like messing with Wildcat fans

When Rob Learned arrived at work Tuesday, he found pictures of Kansas University's head football coach Mark Mangino posted on his locker. One showed Mangino's head attached to the body of an overweight superwoman. Another showed him bending over in a field. "They've got like a natural gas fire coming out burning a Jayhawk," Learned said.