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Jonathan Tjarks

Newsdesk contributor

An award-winning freelance writer who has worked with the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman and Talking Points Memo, Jonathan Tjarks wanted to be an NBA player growing up. But he stopped growing at 6'5, so he became a writer instead.

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Jeff Withey named Big 12 Player of the Week

The Kansas big man has stepped up after Thomas Robinson's departure.

Oklahoma vs. TCU 2012: TV schedule, game preview

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The Sooners are still alive in the race for a Big 12 title, but only if they can defeat the Horned Frogs on Saturday.

Texas vs. Kansas State 2012: TV info, game preview

The Wildcats have a chance to win their second Big 12 championship in school history with a victory over the Longhorns on Saturday.

Charlie Weis refuses to talk about Notre Dame

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The Kansas coach has turned down all interview requests about his former team, choosing instead to issue a press release.

Royals' Double-A affiliate wins Bob Freitas Award

Kansas City's well respected minor-league operation received another national award on Tuesday.

Kevin Martin expects 'emotional' game vs. Rockets

James Harden won't be the only player going up against his old team on Wednesday.

Tulsa vs. UCF odds: Hurricane a slight favorite

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Two weeks after knocking off the Knights in a 23-21 win, Tulsa is a narrow home favorite to win the rematch in the C-USA Championship Game.

Pinkel says RB Kendial Lawrence has NFL future

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The senior RB has been one of the few bright spots in what's been a disappointing first year in the SEC for Missouri.

A&M DE Damontre Moore a big concern for Mizzou

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The Aggies DE, projected to be one of the top picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, will be a huge challenge for Gary Pinkel's squad.

Former KC coach John Gibbons hired by Toronto

The former Kansas City bench coach returns to Toronto for his second stint running the Jays.

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