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After missing 18 games this season with a serious injury, Kansas University left fielder Matt Baty was named the most outstanding player at this year's Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City. Baty and the Jayhawks will leave this morning for Corvallis, Ore., for NCAA Tournament regional play.

KU hires former Jayhawk Matt Baty to lead Williams Fund efforts

Zenger also announces search for football fund raiser: ‘It’s now time to focus on Memorial Stadium’

According to a Thursday morning press release, former Jayhawk baseball standout Matt Baty has been named Associate Athletics Director, Williams Education Fund, Marketing & Sales. Baty replaces Banks Floodman, a former KU football linebacker, who led the department for the past three years.

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"We want to bring more respect to this program. We're tired of being looked at as 'Oh, they're going to be a 6-6, 7-5 team and finish in the bottom of the Big 12.' We don't want that anymore. I think we're going to play like that every week."

— Former KU quarterback Todd Reesing following KU's 52-7 victory over Central Michigan that opened the magical 12-1 2007 season

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