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Shot put competitors thrive on Lawrence party atmosphere

The beer started flowing before 6 p.m. People filled the sidewalks outside Richard’s Music Co. and the Sandbar. College students. Little kids. Parents, too. A few feet away, a woman twirled cotton candy and mixed syrup to make snow cones.

KU signee Cliff Alexander chosen MVP at Jordan Brand Classic

Joel Embiid was in Brooklyn on Friday night for the Jordan Brand Classic. He had a front-row seat for the future of Kansas basketball.

Standiford, Tabor eye NAIA baseball elite

If you’re dealing in facts, Tabor baseball coach Mark Standiford is your guy.

Wichita State faces Utah in December; return game at Intrust Bank Arena

Wichita State’s men’s basketball team will play at Utah on Dec. 3 in Salt Lake City, according to a source at WSU and the Deseret News.

Shocker report: WSU 10, SIU 0

Wichita State coach Todd Butler is confident starter Cale Elam is healthy after taking a line drive off his elbow two weeks ago.

Kansas State committee denies Leticia Romero’s transfer appeal

MANHATTAN – If Leticia Romero chooses to transfer away from Kansas State, she will have to do so without the university’s blessing.

K-State running backs work for top spot

DeMarcus Robinson, Jarvis Leverett and Charles Jones came to Kansas State from different regions and different backgrounds, but they all had the same goal. One day, they wanted to start at running back.

Wichita State-Kentucky ranked as top game of NCAA Tournament

Sports Illustrated ranked Wichita State’s season-ending loss to Kentucky as the best game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the magazine posted on its website Friday.

KU to break ground on home for Naismith’s basketball rules May 2

The first look at the DeBruce Center, the new home for James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basket Ball,” is here. The University of Kansas, which will hold a groundbreaking for the project on May 2, released a photo of the new 32,000-square-foot building that will sit just northeast of Allen Fieldhouse.

Frank Haith introduced at Tulsa; Tim Fuller will serve as MU’s interim coach

Frank Haith is officially the new basketball coach at the University of Tulsa after he was introduced Friday during a news conference. About two hours earlier, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden confirmed Haith’s move and said MU assistant Tim Fuller would serve as interim coach.

James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros 5-1

The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a row. The string of consecutive punchouts, five of them looking, nearly matched the franchise of eight set by Blake Stein in 2001. Instead, Shields settled for a 12-strikeout performance that was his best as a Royal.

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith reportedly will take Tulsa job

Haith’s tenure with the Tigers has been a roller coaster, and the ride is expected to end Friday when he is announced as the new coach at Tulsa, according to multiple reports. He would replace former KU star Danny Manning, who led the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA Tournament this past season before leaving for Wake Forest.

WSU teams both eliminated at Intercollegiate Bowling Championships

Wichita State’s men’s bowling team came up four pins short at the end of a long day at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in Reno, Nev., losing to Urbana 198-194 in the seventh game of the second red bracket final series.

Weis names Montell Cozart KU’s starting quarterback

Montell Cozart will be the man for Kansas.

Daniel Kihle’s return from injury adds speed to WSU lineup

Wichita State outfielder Daniel Kihle hurt his wrist on March 9 and thought the worst.

Defending NCAA champion KU women’s track movitvated for more

On a Monday in March, Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine stood in a hallway at the White House with a dozen members from the KU women’s track team. All around them was history — paintings of old presidents, regal rooms they had heard about on television.

Bob Lutz: Casey Gillaspie’s explosions are something WSU must build on

Casey Gillaspie is like that gigantic display at the end of every fireworks show. They shoot off the little stuff first while everyone waits for the big bangs.

Royals rally, beat Astros 6-4 in 11 innings

Mike Moustakas’ home run in the 11th inning broke a 4-4 tie and the Royals won a wild game at Houston on Wednesday night. The Royals won for the second night in a row. With a victory on Thursday night, they can exit a road that begin in such hellish fashion with a .500 record.

Fortner’s two-homer day helps WSU softball stay atop Valley

There was a steadiness to the progression of Brittany Fortner’s breakthrough season that, for the last two-plus weeks, has ceased to exist.

WSU men, women slip in bowling match play

Wichta State’s men’s and women’s teams each topped qualifying on Wednesday at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in Reno, Nev., but each team was knocked off during the opening rounds of match play Wednesday evening.

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