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Woodland captures first major at US Open

Woodland captures first major at US Open

Gary Woodland won his career major on Sunday taking home the U.S. Open. Woodland held off defending champion Brooks Koepka by three shots to capture the title.”I’ve worked hard my whole life, I’ve been surrounded by amazing people, and I always just wanted to be successful,” the Shawnee Heights graduate said in his press conference following…MORE

Woodland maintains lead heading into final round of US Open

Woodland maintains lead heading into final round of US Open

Topeka’s Gary Woodland maintained his lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the US Open. Woodland finished round 3 at 11 under par. He birdied three holes and had one bogey. Woodland enters Sunday’s final round with a chance to win his first career major championship. He leads Justin Rose by one shot.MORE

Twins spoil Keller’s strong start

Twins spoil Keller’s strong start

Mitch Garver’s two-run homer in the eighth inning snapped a scoreless tie, and Kyle Gibson gave up two hits in eight innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.      Garver’s 11th home run of the season was deep to the berm in center field off Kansas…MORE

Woodland moves into 1st place at US Open

Woodland moves into 1st place at US Open

Gary Woodland entered round 2 of the US Open tied for eighth place and the Topeka native finished it in first place. Woodland shot a 65 and birdied six times in round 2 to finish nine under par. The former Kansas Jayhawk did not bogey a single hole.Justin Rose is two shots behind at seven under par.MORE

Light Show! Lightfoot, Lawson, Grimes Shut Down Wildcats

Light Show! Lightfoot, Lawson, Grimes Shut Down Wildcats

One word described Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in this Sunflower Showdown: preservation. The Jayhawks needed to preserve their home court, a venue where head coach Bill Self has never lost a Big Monday game. They needed to preserve their standing as the Big 12’s alpha dog (or, at least, they needed to preserve a chance…MORE

Kansas Overcomes Emotion, Adversity to Defeat Texas Tech

Kansas Overcomes Emotion, Adversity to Defeat Texas Tech

Texas Tech walked into “a hornets’ nest” on Saturday at Phog Allen Fieldhouse, as Red Raider head coach Chris Beard described it. With their backs against the wall, Kansas overcame adversity to defeat No. 16-ranked Texas Tech 79-63, snapping a two-game losing streak. “We needed it,” KU coach Bill Self said after the game. “We…MORE

Agbaji Shines in Debut, Lawson Secures 11th Double-Double in KU Win Over TCU

Agbaji Shines in Debut, Lawson Secures 11th Double-Double in KU Win Over TCU

Life without Kansas center Udoka Azubuike started off sloppy in Saturday night’s loss to Iowa State. In game two without the All-Conference junior, Kansas found more continuity in a 77-68 over TCU thanks to Dedric Lawson’s 11th double-double of the season and the emergence of freshman Ochai Agbaji. Agbaji, the freshman from Oak Park High…MORE