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Bob Lutz: Never enough bowls

I have put Christmas shopping on hold today so that I can sit in my favorite easy chair and watch three of the best college football games you can imagine.

Bob Lutz: It's Teahan time at last

During Conner Teahan's first four seasons as a basketball player at Kansas, which included a redshirt year in 2010-11, the Jayhawks played 149 games and, including overtimes, 5,990 minutes.

Bob Lutz: Wichita native's passion is water

The hallucinations begin, typically, after Forrest Nelson has been in the open water for nearly 24 hours, after he has been swimming for about 20 miles.

Bob Lutz: Jayhawks will take full credit for win over Buckeyes

LAWRENCE — Everyone who follows college basketball wanted to see Ohio State's Jared Sullinger go head-to-head with Kansas' Thomas Robinson on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

Bob Lutz: Jayhawks' choice of Weis is tough to assess

If my radar is working, the reaction to Charlie Weis' hire as Kansas' football coach is eliciting a mixture of amazement, incredulity and confusion.

Bob Lutz: Shocker seniors are aging gracefully

TULSA — In this age of the one-and-done college basketball star, whose flame burns brightly then quickly disappears, there's something special about a team full of seniors.

Bob Lutz: Ragland answers call in WSU's big win

On its first two offensive possessions, UNLV got the ball inside to 6-foot-10 Brice Massamba. The first time, he dunked over Wichita State's Garrett Stutz. The second time he made an easy lay-in.

Bob Lutz: Madness, a few months early

I didn't have national-champion Connecticut in my NCAA Tournament field this time last year, and none of my Final Four picks panned out.

Maize bobsled tradition begins here

Nicole Vogt's parents, Steve and Michelle, are Olympics buffs. They watch as much as they can on television and the event — whether it's curling or the finals of the 100-meter dash — doesn't matter.

Bob Lutz: As Leach goes west, KU looks for right fit

Mike Leach has decided to coach at Washington State, choosing the one place in America — Pullman, Wash. —that makes Lubbock, Texas, look like Acapulco.

Bob Lutz: Perry Ellis’ desire to succeed goes beyond basketball excellence

There is a really important "4" in Perry Ellis' life, but it's not what you think.

Bob Lutz: This dynasty getting too big for Class 3A

HUTCHINSON — Conway Springs has outgrown Class 3A football.

Bob Lutz: A second home is nice to have

The grumbling from some Wichita State basketball fans about the Shockers playing an annual game downtown at Intrust Bank Arena doesn't make sense to me.

Bob Lutz: Shocker football's inglorious final days

David Smith scored Wichita State's final touchdown. It was on a nine-yard run with 3:09 remaining in the first quarter at Arizona State on Nov. 15, 1986, and it pulled WSU to within 7-6 of the then-unbeaten Sun Devils.

Bob Lutz: Joe Paterno creates downfall

Until this week, Joe Paterno was a great man. Not just a great football coach, a great man.

Bob Lutz: Wichita Heights running game keeps going and going

I wonder how many times during their high school football careers that the guys who play on the Heights offensive line have had their names in the paper?

Bob Lutz: Orukpe will get his chance for Shockers

Ehimen Orukpe feels your love, Shocker fans. He knows how much you want him to succeed as a basketball player. He notices how every time he enters a game, you give him a little extra applause, a little louder holler.

Bob Lutz: Wildcats do their best to make Saturday memorable

STILLWATER, Okla. — Let's just say there were two Games of the Century played Saturday night — from two ends of the football spectrum.

Bob Lutz: Old Wings ready to see the new guys succeed

It was a stroke of brilliance or an absolute no-brainer — perhaps both — for the newest professional soccer franchise in Wichita to latch on to the one nickname that could gain it instant credibility.

For Gill, nothing to say

They keep trotting Turner Gill out in front of the media and he keeps talking, even though there's nothing to say.

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