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Kansas forward Andrew White III leaving program »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Guard Andrew White III is transferring from Kansas in search of more playing time after two seasons in which he failed to break into the regular rotation. Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced White’s decision in a statement Thursday night. White played in 25 games as a freshman and showed a deft […]

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Kansas to host Florida in SEC/Big 12 Challenge »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas – National powers and defending regular-season men’s basketball champions in each of their respective conferences, Kansas and Florida will square off in the second SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Dec. 5 in historic Allen Fieldhouse, the two leagues and ESPN announced Wednesday. The Kansas-Florida contest is one of two in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge […]

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Tharpe leaving Kansas »

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KU Athletics LAWRENCE – Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will not return to the Kansas men’s basketball program for his senior season, he and head coach Bill Self announced on Thursday. “Naadir and I have talked numerous times since he’s been here about his role and about his situation back home with his daughter,” Self said. “He’s told me many […]

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Cozart named Jayhawks starting quarterback »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis announced Thursday morning that sophomore Montell Cozart has been named the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback. “After the completion of post spring ball evaluations and individual player meetings, I met with the offensive staff and we have decided to name Montell Cozart our starting quarterback,” said Weis. Cozart earned Offensive […]

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Blue Squad Surges Past Feisty White Team in KU Spring Game »

Blue quarterback Montell Cozart reaches for the end zone near the end of a 60-yard scamper. He rushed for a pair of scores to lead the Blue past the White, 20-10. (Courtesy Kansas Athletics)

Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Lacking a playmaking spark throughout the first half, the Blue squad got a big one in the second by way of sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart and his pair of rushing touchdowns, lifting the Blue past the White, 20-10, during Kansas football’s annual Spring Game inside Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. Splitting time […]

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Kansas center Joel Embiid to enter the NBA Draft »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman Joel Embiid has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, the 7-0 center announced Wednesday in a formal press conference alongside head coach Bill Self at Allen Fieldhouse.   “I just want to thank God first for giving me this opportunity to come to the (United States) and play ball,” Embiid said. […]

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Future Jayhawks shine in McDonald’s All-American Game »

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Kansas Athletics CHICAGO – Kansas men’s basketball signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre, Jr. squared off against each other in Alexander’s hometown as part of the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game at the United Center in Chicago Wednesday evening. Alexander, a 6-8 forward from Chicago Curie High School, represented the East team and ended the game with […]

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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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Reports: KU’s Embiid to enter NBA draft »

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Both Yahoo sports and CBS sports are reporting that KU freshman center Joel Embiid will be making himself available for the NBA draft. Embiid, who battled a back injury and did not play in the NCAA tournament, averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23 minutes a game for Kansas this season. Both say […]

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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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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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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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