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Larry Brown: 24 seconds too short
Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown of SMU, the only coach to win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas, 1988) and an NBA championship (Detroit, 2004), said Wednesday he’s against shortening the college shot clock from 35 seconds to the pro and international game’s 24. By Gary Bedore
Brother, move to Utah shaped KU safety Smithson
Given all that Fish Smithson, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior-college transfer, has been through in his life to get to this point, it’s hard to imagine anything would faze him. By Matt Tait
Column: QB change smart for KU
Dayne Crist, Jake Heaps and Montell Cozart stand so much taller, and Cozart runs so much faster than current Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings. Yet Cummings, a Turner Gill recruit, moves the offense better than those three Charlie Weis recruits did. By Tom Keegan
Column: Mundine, Cummings forming connection
Michael Cummings has started two games and senior tight end Jimmay Mundine set a different career record in each one. You think maybe Mundine likes the way Cummings finds him?
Jayhawks bracing for Baylor’s big offense
The Baylor offense leads the Big 12 in 11 statistical categories and ranks first nationally in four, including total offense (579 yards per game), touchdowns per game (6.6) and fourth-down conversions (18) and attempts (25).
Kawinpakorn places second
Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn took second place Tuesday at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Turtle Point Golf Course. Kawinpakorn fired a final-round 68.
Coaches recall moments at historic Allen Fieldhouse
Leftover notes from Monday’s Celebrating 60 Years event in Allen Fieldhouse: Kansas University coach Bill Self praised the “IQ” and class of KU fans, citing a March 3, 2007 game in which Texas’ Kevin Durant scored 25 points the first half of the Jayhawks’ eventual 90-86 victory. Durant limped to the locker room to be re-taped after tweaking an ankle.
Snyder, KSU athletic director pay to open dorms early for KU game
Kansas State football Coach Bill Snyder and Athletics Director John Currie are giving a Thanksgiving gift to student fans of the football team.
Kansas' Sakdee in 5th at Palmetto
Kansas University sophomore Pornvipa Sakdee shot a 1-under 71 to move into a tie for fifth place after Day Two of the Palmetto Women’s Golf Intercollegiate on Monday at Turtle Point Golf Course.
Column: On paper, next year's football roster looks worse
If you think the Kansas University football team lacks talent this season, wait until next year. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Bill Self hopes to outlast mentor Larry Brown
Bill Self, 51, grinned when asked if he’d like to stay in coaching as long as his mentor, 74-year-old Larry Brown of SMU. By Gary Bedore
Warm welcome: Fieldhouse faithful cheer Roy Williams
Roy Williams, who admits he’s as emotional as any person alive, tossed and turned in his Lawrence Oread Hotel bed on Sunday night/early Monday morning. By Gary Bedore
Former Jayhawks celebrate Allen Fieldhouse, Roy Williams at 60-year celebration
Monday night’s 60 years of Allen Fieldhouse celebration might have been about a building that began with a $2 million budget in 1955 and still stands strong today, but, for several former Kansas University players who once called the venue home, it was as much about the men who made memories inside of it as anything. By Matt Tait
KU-Iowa State to kick off at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8
Mark Mangino's return to Kansas University's Memorial Stadium officially will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, as the Jayhawks welcome the Iowa State offensive coordinator and his Cyclones to town for a showdown of teams at the bottom of the Big 12 standings.
Tony Pierson 'fine' as Jayhawks prep for Baylor
Kansas University football coach Clint Bowen on Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference said that running back/wide receiver Tony Pierson was back in the mix after recovering from an injury that knocked him out of the Jayhawks' loss to Texas Tech after just two plays. By Matt Tait
KU women’s golf off to solid start
Kansas University junior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 3-under 69 to put herself in third place after the first round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament Sunday at Turtle Point Golf Course.
KU men’s golf third in El Paso
Chase Hanna tied for third and Ben Welle tied for ninth as Kansas University’s men’s golf placed third at the Price’s Give ’Em Five Invitational at the Butterfield Trail Golf Course on Sunday.
Column: Bilas says Allen Fieldhouse ‘has a soul’
Jay Bilas is to college basketball what Charles Barkley is to the NBA, which is to say the smartest, funniest, most candid commentator on the air. By Tom Keegan
Bill Self expects grand old time at fieldhouse celebration
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is looking forward to seeing 7,000 fans show their appreciation to former KU mentors Larry Brown, Ted Owens and Roy Williams during Monday's “Celebrating 60 Years” event in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
KU volleyball sweeps Tech to reach .500 in Big 12
A popular senior starter and returning All-Big 12 volleyball player, Chelsea Albers was mobbed by adoring grade school fans in the interview line after blasting a match-high 10 kills in Kansas University’s 3-0 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday in Horejsi Center.

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