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KU’s Heeney named to 2014 preseason All-Big 12 Team »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior linebacker Ben Heeney was named to the 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football team as selected by members of the media and announced by the league office on Wednesday. Heeney, who was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2013, is heading into 2014 as the conference’s leading returning tackler. Last year […]

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KU’s Wiggins, Embiid taken in first three picks of NBA Draft »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid become just the fourth teammates drafted in the first three picks since 1980 to be drafted in the first three picks. The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick in the draft to select forward Andrew Wiggins, who averaged a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points last season. […]

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Embiid has stress fracture in foot »

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UNDATED (AP) – Kansas center Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA draft, has a stress fracture in his right foot and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday. Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, made the announcement on Thursday, a week before the draft. Tellem says Embiid fractured the navicular bone in […]

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Kansas adds Ukrainian prospect to recruiting class »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Highly touted forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has signed to play college basketball at Kansas, adding the talented swingman from Ukraine to what was already a top-10 recruiting class. The school announced his signing in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 forward will be eligible to play this season, even though he won’t turn […]

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KU releases non-conference basketball schedule »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Known for its schedule strength, Kansas men’s basketball will face traditional powers Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, Utah, Temple and UNLV with the potential to meet up with the likes of Michigan State, Tennessee, Marquette, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island, making the 2014-15 non-conference schedule another difficult slate for the Jayhawks. There is […]

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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 »

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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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