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Archive for Monday, October 15, 2007

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

October 15, 2007

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Arthur looking to step-up this season

This upcoming season, sophomore star Darrell Arthur looks to be the new face in the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team's starting five. Enlarge video

Looking good at FAU

Former Kansas University guard Rex Walters, who is in his second year as head coach at Florida Atlantic, told Fox Sports a $10 million renovation of the Owls' hoops facility is nearly complete. The locker rooms and floor have been upgraded. FAU will play KU on Nov. 28 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Pollard still hobbling

Former KU forward Scot Pollard, who has not yet played in a preseason game with the Boston Celtics because of a deep bone bruise, wears a boot on his left foot.

"I would expect to be back by the start of the season, but I can't make predictions," Pollard told the Boston Herald.

Pollard sprained his ankle after landing on a teammate's foot during a preseason pick-up game.

"This one, I smashed it," said Pollard, who returned from Europe a day before the Celtics' first exhibition game in Rome. "It was just a matter of me being 285 pounds. I landed on someone's foot, and I kept playing, because I didn't think anything of it. Luckily the MRI showed that no surgery is required. The other thing is age (32). My ankles are pretty loose. So I'm still walking in this boot. I guess I'm lucky that I love swimming."

Happy birthday

To ex-Jayhawk forward Paul Pierce of the Celtics, who turned 30 on Saturday.

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