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6Sports video: KU preparing for SE Louisiana

It's not often that a smaller division school beats a bigger division school in college football. But that's just what Southeastern Louisiana will try to do this weekend in Lawrence against Kansas.

6Sports video: Warinner's offense shines

Todd Reesing wasn't the only new guy that produced for the Kansas offense last Saturday. Much of the credit for KU's 52-7 beatdown of Central Michigan has to go to first-year offensive coordinator, Ed Warinner.

Dan Beebe named Big 12 Commissioner

Dan Beebe on Wednesday was named the new Commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. Beebe has been the Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the Big 12 since February 2003, and before that was the Commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference for 14 years.

Notre Dame's Clausen to start against PSU

Notre Dame freshman Jimmy Clausen will start at quarterback Saturday against Penn State, with the Irish looking to rebound from a season-opening 33-3 loss at home to Georgia Tech.

A.G.'s probe clears schools in loan case

Attorney General Paul Morrison said Tuesday he found no wrongdoing on the part of Kansas schools in the way they help students secure education loans. But Morrison urged the schools to adopt a "code of conduct" that he said would prevent possible unethical practices in the future.

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KU overcomes jetlag, pesky UMKC

After playing at Oregon and Michigan State the last few weekends, Kansas University's volleyball team may have been recovering from jetlag when it finally received a chance to play in front of a home crowd against UMKC on Tuesday night at Horejsi Center.

Iowa lineman finished

Iowa junior lineman Alex Kanellis' career is over because of headaches that have plagued him since he had a concussion last spring, coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday.

Keegan: Football's toughest position

The longsnapper must accurately send a ball 15 yards to the punter, and then he must quickly deal with the monster trying to get past him. Making an open-field tackle on a ball-carrier who decides which way he cuts requires great skill. Kicking a game-winning field goal invites as much pressure as anything a football player does, even though football players don't consider kickers to be football players.

MU coach admits error on 2-point conversion

The "comedy of errors" that plagued Missouri in a 40-34 victory over Illinois included one highly noticed flub of his own, coach Gary Pinkel now admits. Two days after defending his decision to try a two-point conversion after taking a 13-6 lead in the second quarter of Saturday's game, Pinkel said Monday on his weekly coach's show that the decision was a mistake.

Pendleton's folly popular on YouTube

As tough as it is to return punts - much less one for a 77-yard touchdown - it's kind of crummy that Raimond Pendleton has gained Internet fame for what he did wrong. But it is what it is, and Pendleton became a household name around the sports world this week based on his appearance on YouTube, a popular video-clip Web site.

Rush's rehab picks up

Junior hopes to dress for KU's first practice

As a high-profile Kansas University basketball player, junior Brandon Rush is used to drawing both stares and comments from passers-by on The Hill. There have been more gazes than ever this semester ... all eyes fixed on the 6-foot-6 Kansas Citian's surgically repaired right knee. "Every time I walk to class, they say, 'Looking good,'" Rush said Tuesday.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

The Kansas University football team introduced a new offensive scheme against Central Michigan, and Saturday it was missing one big aspect of what other recent KU teams did: quarterback scrambles.