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Matt Gardner

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Forget finesse. Lacrosse players take a beating on the field of hard knocks
April 25, 2004
As soon as the practice begins, so does the hitting. “Damn, C.J.!” says one frustrated player after getting knocked to the ground by a teammate at a recent afternoon practice of the Kansas University Men’s Lacrosse Club at Broken Arrow Park.
Easter vigil services coordinate divine, sublime at tip-off time
March 28, 2002
By Jim Baker Easter. Final Four. In this town where basketball is almost a religion, something has to give.
Putting up a prayer
Many athletes, coaches bring God into the game
March 23, 2001
By Jim Baker Is God a Jayhawk? Does he root for Jeff Boschee to sink that three-pointer against Mizzou? Or maybe God’s pulling for our opponents, answering the prayers of the players on the other side. Or maybe, just maybe, God really doesn’t care who wins the big game at Allen Fieldhouse.
CHIEFS PUMMEL PITTSBURGH
December 19, 1999
With AFC West championship possibly coming down to next Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks in Seattle, the Kansas City Chiefs could have looked past the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. Instead, the Chiefs’ offense rolled out 218 yards rushing and the defense came up with four interceptions as Kansas City cruised past Pittsburgh, 35-19.
TRAGEDIES GIVE LONDON PERSPECTIVE
November 19, 1999
Marlon London was excited about returning to Lawrence for his sophomore season at Kansas. But his eagerness to return to the Sunflower State soon halted when tragedy struck his family.
CAREY PATTERNS HIMSELF AFTER PUGH
November 19, 1999
Finding a decent pick-up game in Camdenton, Mo. isn’t easy. Just ask Jeff Carey. The sophomore forward found that out after heading back home for a little relaxation over the summer.
TRANSFER AXTELL MAKES DEBUT WITH KANSAS
November 14, 1999
Kansas uses the traditional raising the fist when a player is tired or needs to exit the game. But junior guard Luke Axtell, feeling a little on the tired side, went a step further to make sure he got the attention of Kansas coach Roy Williams.
AXTELL PERFORMS WELL FOR KU
November 14, 1999
KU junior Luke Axtell scored 11 points in Saturday’s exhibition victory.
T PLUG DEFENSIVE HOLES
November 7, 1999
Baylor football coach Kevin Steele didn’t have enough fingers to plug the holes on Saturday. After last week’s 48-7 loss at Kansas State, Steele said he wanted his defense to step up its effort. Surrendering 45 points and a season-high 378 rushing yards to Kansas wasn’t exactly what he had in mind.
CALIFORNIA PLAYER IN HOT WATER
November 7, 1999
It was a flagrant elbow to the nose of Kansas center Eric Chenowith’s face that got California East All-Star’s Tony Vilcinskas ejected from the game. And it was the smirk that followed the elbow that got Vilcinskas booted from the team.

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