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LHS grad Roy Wedge still running strong
April 20, 2014
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology long has been regarded as one of the top colleges in the country for academics. Lawrence High alumnus Roy Wedge is proof MIT has pretty fair athletics, too. By Chris Duderstadt
Starting over: Change of scenery, offense seem to suit KU receiver Harwell
April 20, 2014
Last May, Miami (Ohio) University wide receiver Nick Harwell chose to transfer to Kansas University because the change of scenery offered him a fresh start in a familiar offense. Today, the senior who sat out the 2013-14 season because of transfer rules finds himself starting over. By Matt Tait
KU tennis falls to K-State, 6-1
April 20, 2014
Kansas State handed Kansas University’s women’s tennis team a 6-1 loss Saturday in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 regular-season finale.
KU golfers 4th at Buckeye
April 20, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s golf team ended the first day of the Lady Buckeye Invitational in a tie for fourth place, led by sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn’s two-round total of 150 on Saturday.
KU baseball falters late, 5-3
April 20, 2014
Kansas University’s bullpen allowed four runs over the final two innings of a 5-3 Big 12 baseball loss to 13th-ranked Oklahoma State on Saturday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
Bill Self to visit Texas prep Turner
April 20, 2014
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will meet with blue-chip high school prospect Myles Turner today in Texas, several recruiting sites have reported. By Gary Bedore
Solid bullpen saves Royals
April 20, 2014
Royals manager Ned Yost turned to pitching coach Dave Eiland in the fifth inning Saturday and told him that Kansas City was going to have to protect a one-run lead against Minnesota. The way his bullpen has been going, there was no need to worry.
Kansas softball drops ‘Cure’ game
April 20, 2014
In the hours leading up to the Kansas University softball team’s series finale with Texas Tech on Saturday, 6-year-old Cooper Smith Buske took the field at Arrocha Ballpark and threw strike after strike as he got ready. By Benton Smith
Easy, breezy: KU’s Stigler wins 400 hurdles, MOP title at Relays
April 20, 2014
Confident U.S. Olympic hurdles contender Michael Stigler didn’t let 30 mph wind gusts bother him Saturday during his first-ever race at Rock Chalk Park. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 19
April 20, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of Saturday, April 19.
Royals top Twins, 5-0
April 19, 2014
Jason Vargas began tinkering sometime between the second and third inning, after his pitch count had risen perilously high yet he’d managed to wiggle out of three straight jams. Whatever he did seemed to work.
KU baseball blanked by OSU, 7-0
April 19, 2014
Oklahoma State broke open a close game with a sixth-run seventh inning and defeated Kansas’ baseball team, 7-0, on Friday night.
KU softball falls to Texas Tech in extras
April 19, 2014
Kansas University’s softball team was one out away from defeating Texas Tech before the Red Raiders rallied for a victory, 9-7, in nine innings on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Olympian-turned-underdog Cantwell victorious in downtown shot put
April 19, 2014
Christian Cantwell, who placed fourth in the shot put in the 2012 Olympics after winning silver in ‘08, has heard he’s over the hill at the still-young age of 33. “I was reading some stuff leading up to this. Everybody was talking about (Ryan) Whiting and (Reese) Hoffa, this and that, and they never once brought my name up. I was like, ‘Damn, did I drop off the face of the earth?’ It was like they forgot about me or something,” an animated Cantwell said after winning Friday’s downtown Lawrence shot put with a throw of 70 feet, 1 inch. By Gary Bedore
Kansas signee Alexander earns MVP honors at all-star game
April 19, 2014
Kansas University basketball signee Cliff Alexander earned most valuable player honors for the West team during Friday night’s Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in New York City.