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SEASON PROMISES TO BE CELEBRATION FOR KANSAS

The Kansas Jayhawks will honor their 100th year of basketball with a season-long celebration. Starting with their season opener on Nov. 14 against Santa Clara and climaxing with the weekend of Feb. 7-8, the program will be commemorated in a variety of ways.

"Every player and coach KU ever had will be invited," school spokesman Dean Buchan said.

The reunion was planned for the same time as the NBA's All-Star Weekend so that former Jayhawks who are in the pros -- such as 1988 hero Danny Manning -- might attend.

In other college basketball news, former Sacramento State coach Don Newman, 39, hired in May to help Bill Frieder recruit players for Arizona State, replaced his former boss as head coach. Athletic director Kevin White gave Newman the interim job after falling short in attempts to hire a big-name coach after Frieder resigned Sept.

Courtney James, who helped lead the University of Minnesota to the NCAA Final Four in March, was headed to a professional basketball job in Greece two days after the school suspended him for the season. James decided to leave school after the university suspended him Saturday. He was convicted in August in a domestic assault case. James said he has a seven-month deal in Greece.

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