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Carlton Bragg returning for sophomore year

It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

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- Kansas Sports -

Ellis Receives Mr. Jayhawk Award at Team Banquet

Senior Perry Ellis was honored with the Danny Manning "Mr. Jayhawk" Award in front of the Kansas basketball family to highlight the annual team banquet activities on Wednesday night at Abe & Jake's downtown Lawrence.

Stayin' put: Freshman Bragg to return to KU |

Bragg said deciding to return “was very tough. I checked with my mom. We sat down and talked about it and came to the conclusion to come back another year, get my education, get another year in basketball.”

Kansas Football Can Improve But Can't Catch KU Hoops - TU

The football program at Kansas can never equal the basketball program. It doesn’t have to. But it can’t continue being such a stark and glaring contrast.

What caught my eye at Tuesday's open KU football practice | Tale of the Tait |

Return man and former Wichita State sprinter Ryan Schadler was back working with the running backs on Tuesday. Because of a minor injury Schadler did not get any carries (or snaps) during last weekend’s spring game, but him working with the RBs certainly is no surprise. It’s a thin position and Schadler has some skills, so don’t be surprised if that role sticks.

Baseball - Tinsley's 10th-Inning Walkoff Tops Mavericks, 7-6

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning and the winning run at third base, junior catcher Michael Tinsley smoked a RBI-single to right field, as the Kansas baseball team defeated Omaha, 7-6, Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

Baseball - Hawk Talk with Kansas Baseball Head Coach Ritch Price

Fans can tune in to watch live via Kansas Baseball on Facebook or listen in on the Jayhawk Radio Network at to hear Price break down his team, preview upcoming opponents and provide up-to-date inside information on everything Jayhawks.

Softball - Kansas Returns to Big 12 Play, Hosts Red Raiders

First pitch of the series is slated for Friday, April 15 at 5 p.m., on the Jayhawk Television Network and the Jayhawk Radio Network.

- College Sports -

Memphis hires Tubby Smith away from Texas Tech -

Texas Tech's Tubby Smith has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Memphis, a source told CBS Sports early Thursday.

Five-star Class of 2016 wing Terrence Ferguson commits to Arizona -

After a slow start to the recruiting process, Arizona has certainly picked it up in the late period. Coming off of setting a record for 3-pointers in the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, five-star wing Terrence Ferguson committed to the Wildcats on Wednesday night.

USC more interested in reliving the past than improving the present -

Sure, Swann has never spent any time as an athletics administrator in any capacity, but neither did the man he's replacing, Pat Haden. Swann did play football at USC, however, just like Haden did, and that seems to be the only thing that matters around the Trojans when it comes to making a major hire.

- Professional Sports -

Steph Curry and Warriors dominate Grizzlies, earn NBA-record 73rd win -

The Golden State Warriors started the season by winning their first 24 games, a new NBA record. They will end the season by winning 73 games, a new NBA record.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant scores 60 points, makes NBA history in final game -

You could not have scripted it better. In Kobe Bryant's final game of his NBA career, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz 101-96 behind a shocking, amazing, unbelievable 60 points from Bryant on an NBA-record 50 shots.

2016 NBA Playoffs: Series schedules, dates, times, TV info and bracket -

The race to the trophy is on. We've got complete schedules, where to watch, times and dates for every game of every series, right here.

- In The News -

College Basketball Experience deal avoids loan forgiveness but allows refinancing | News OK

Operators of the downtown hoops attraction had asked the city last year to forgive $600,000 of a $1.17 million taxpayer-provided loan. Instead, the City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a plan that stretches out the payments, and frees up more money for facility improvements.