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Jackson, Mason both selected in NBA Draft

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Kansas guards Josh Jackson and Frank Mason III were among the 60 players selected in the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Thursday night. Jackson was the overall No. 4 choice of the Phoenix Suns, while Mason was taken in the second round by the …

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Jackson is Phoenix bound

PHOENIX (AP) – The Phoenix Suns selected small forward Josh Jackson of Kansas with the fourth overall pick of the NBA draft Thursday. Jackson brings athleticism, energy and a strong defensive ability to a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb to relevance. …

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Former Jayhawk Loneker passes away

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Keith Loneker Sr., a four-year Kansas football letterwinner (1989-92), passed away in Lawrence Thursday. Loneker, who was 46, is survived by a daughter, Kylee, and a son, Keith Loneker Jr., who is currently a junior linebacker on the KU football team. A Roselle Park, New Jersey, native, …

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Royals sign 1st round pick

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 19, 2017) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed first-round draft choice Nick Pratto, the 14th overall selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. Pratto, 18, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound first baseman from Huntington Beach, Calif., batted .318 with seven homers and …

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2 Jayhawks picked in top-10 rounds

LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the first time since 2006, the Kansas baseball team saw two of its players selected in the top-10 rounds of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft when junior lefty Blake Weiman and senior closer Stephen Villines heard their names called Tuesday afternoon. Weiman was picked 238th …

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KU women shine on day 2

EUGENE, Ore. – Two bronze medals were claimed by Jayhawks as the Kansas women competed on day two of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday at Hayward Field. Senior Sydney Conley closed out her collegiate career with a third-place finish in the long jump, while junior Sharon Lokedi …

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Rock Chalk Roundball success

LAWRENCE, Kan. – More than 40 former KU basketball players and coaches dating back six decades drew the attention of a sold-out Lawrence Free State High School gymnasium at the ninth annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic to fight cancer Thursday evening. The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic is an annual fundraiser …

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KU coaches honored

NEW ORLEANS – Kansas track & field head coach Stanley Redwine, along with assistant coach Andy Kokhanovsky, took home Midwest Regional awards for the outdoor track season it was announced Sunday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Redwine was named the region’s men’s head …

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