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Paul Pierce's website looks back at his days at Kansas

Benton Smith

http://twitter.com/paulpierce34/status/500855370839891970 Sixteen-year NBA veteran Paul Pierce has enjoyed a pretty eventful summer, even by professional athlete standards. From hanging with Al Pacino, [to competing at the World Series of Poker Main Event, to signing a contract with a new franchise in Washington][1], the former Kansas University star has kept himself ...

Morris twins' next tattoos will be decided by fan voting

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Kansas University's football team recently announced [its fans will decide which of three uniforms][1] the Jayhawks will wear for their season-opener on Sept. 6. http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/aug/22/277910/ It's a good idea and promotes interaction between the fan base and the program. But the uniform promotion will only dictate the way KU looks ...

Day 2: Big 12 Football Media Days

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/jul/21/276599/ **Update: 12:15 p.m. - By Benton Smith** The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel did the math, and since Kansas State first hired coach Bill Snyder, the other programs in the Big 12 have had 48 coaches. "When you hear stuff like that thrown out by people like us," Tramel asked Snyder, ...

Despite recent failures, Jayhawks optimistic about 2014 at Big 12 Football Media Days

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/jul/21/276599/ **Update: 4:45 p.m. - By Matt Tait** We'll obviously hear and learn a lot more about KU's new-look offense under first-year offensive coordinator John Reagan in the coming weeks, but we learned this much about it today — the players like it. Nick Harwell said he loves the versatility ...

Andrew Wiggins signs endorsement deal with adidas

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/jun/27/275743/ At least one thing about Andrew Wiggins' transition to the NBA will be nice and simple: the one-and-done Kansas University product will continue to play basketball in adidas shoes. The [official outfitter for KU athletics through 2019][1], adidas announced a professional partnership with Wiggins, Cleveland's No. 1 pick in ...

Danny Manning: Larry Brown, Bill Self shaped his coaching style

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http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/08/271618/ Kansas University basketball legend Danny Manning received quite the introduction earlier this year when he arrived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to take over the Wake Forest program. After a two-year stop at Tulsa, Manning rode onto Wake's campus with a 38-29 career record as a head coach and one ...

Jon Cornish, CFL MOP, also works as a bank teller

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In case you're not up to snuff on international holidays, today is a big one for our neighbors to the north. Happy Canada Day. [The Cleveland Cavaliers' No. 1 NBA Draft pick, Andrew Wiggins,][1] from Vaughan, Ontario, won't be the only Jayhawk celebrating. So will British Columbia native Jon Cornish, ...

Andrew Wiggins workout highlights making social media rounds

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In [the pantheon of basketball mixtapes][1], this one is pretty tame. You won't see Andrew Wiggins try to humiliate anybody with flash and bravado here. But you can see the 6-foot-8, possible No. 1 NBA Draft pick show off a few of the skills he has spent his on-the-court time ...

Cavs torn between Wiggins and Parker; more coming out on Embiid's health

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have 48 hours to figure out what, exactly, they want to do with their No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. As of Tuesday, [ESPN.com's Chad Ford and Jeff Goodman][1] are reporting the organization is torn. Presumably no longer interested in Kansas University center [Joel Embiid, ...

Nike wooing Wiggins as only Nike can

Matt Tait

Nike, as only Nike can do, made a splash this week by preparing to welcome former Kansas University basketball star Andrew Wiggins to its headquarters Oregon. Wiggins, who now is just a couple of weeks away from becoming an instant millionaire and Top 3 selection in the NBA Draft, is ...

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