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AP Coach of Year: Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. The Shockers entered the tournament at 34-0 and as a No. 1 seed. They became the first team in NCAA men’s history to […]

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Kinsler’s hit lifts Tigers over Royals in 10 »

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DETROIT (AP) – Ian Kinsler homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday. Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings for the Tigers, but Joe Nathan blew his first save chance since signing with Detroit in the […]

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Sales, corporate taxes boost Kansas revenues »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new report says better-than-expected collections of Kansas sales and corporate income taxes helped swell state revenue by $12.2 million more than anticipated in March. Monday’s report from the state Revenue Department also says tax collections through the first eight months of the fiscal year totaled nearly $4 billion, about $130 […]

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Jayhawks’ Wiggins off to NBA after freshman season »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins made official Monday what he’s been telling folks all along: He’s headed to the NBA after his only season with the Jayhawks. The 6-foot-8 forward, who was voted second-team All-America earlier in the day, is expected to go in the top […]

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Kansas sets news conference with Wiggins, Self »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas has scheduled a news conference Monday at Allen Fieldhouse with freshman star Andrew Wiggins and coach Bill Self. Wiggins has already said he plans to enter the NBA draft, though Kansas would not say what the news will be. The 6-foot-8 Wiggins led Kansas in scoring at 17.1 points per […]

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American farmers confront ‘big data’ revolution »

Senator Morn met with Kansas State University College of Agriculture students in Washington last week.

ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for their annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture. But this time, a new issue emerged: growing unease about how the largest seed companies are gathering vast amount of data from […]

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Dodge City Community College OKs Fort Hays State University plan »

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DODGE CITY (AP) — Despite concerns expressed by faculty members and others, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees approved a proposal that would eventually give administrative control of the school to Fort Hays State University. The board’s vote Tuesday night is a one step in a long process. The proposal must still be […]

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Jayhawks’ Selden returning for sophomore season »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas guard Wayne Selden announced Tuesday that he return for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-5 Selden averaged nearly 10 points for the Jayhawks, whose season ended with a 60-57 loss to Stanford on Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Selden was considered a first-round talent coming out of […]

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Shockers’ memorable season ends early in tourney »

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Wichita State’s season came to a conclusion long before even Kentucky coach John Calipari thought it deserved, at the hands of his Wildcats in a thrilling NCAA tournament game. Yet in the aftermath of the loss on Sunday, two things became clear: The Shockers had put together a season to remember […]

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Kansas freshmen left to decide on NBA futures »

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - After falling short in the NCAA tournament, a trio of Kansas players now faces the stay-or-go decision on the NBA that has been looming all season. Andrew Wiggins is almost certain to leave for the pros. He’s projected as a lottery pick, perhaps first overall, even after a poor showing Sunday in […]

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Wichita State’s Marshall to get Iba Award »

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Gregg Marshall, who led Wichita State to a 35-1 record and a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA tournament, has been selected as the recipient of the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Marshall will be formally presented the award on Monday, April […]

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Tensions remain between legislators, KU »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tensions between some Kansas lawmakers and the University of Kansas continue to factor into negotiations over the higher education budget. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that some university defenders say the disagreements stem from the perception of the Lawrence community and campus, which is often seen as liberal in an otherwise conservative […]

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Stanford knocks Kansas out of NCAA tournament »

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By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free throw line, knocking off No. 2 Kansas 60-57 in the South Regional on Sunday. Chasson Randle added 13 points, six steals and four […]

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