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Cook’s KU debut one to remember

It took Norm Cook just one game to win over the hearts of Kansas University basketball fans.

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"Old Faithful" Meier wins Jayhawks' praise

Wide receiver Kerry Meier has been the Jayhawks' most consistent player all season.

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Carroll leads Tigers in rout of Cougars

Missouri shook off its offensive woes to rout SIU-Edwardsville.

KU completes second bowl practice

Kansas University’s football team held its second practice Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., in preparation for the Jayhawks’ Dec. 31 matchup with Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.

Defensive end commits to Kansas

Quintin Woods, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end from Bakersfield (Calif.) Community College, on Saturday orally committed to Kansas University, according to Rivals.com.

KU women to make annual visit to LMH

Coaches and members of Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will visit Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday morning.

Time to bowl in Big 12

Seven Big 12 Conference football teams are in bowl games, and five — including Kansas — are favored. Does that mean the Big 12 will go 5-2 in the postseason? Of course not.

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A proud new papa

Newborn son drastically alters life of KU’s Fields

Deran Joseph Fields gazes upward, his eyes widening below a curly mat of hair. At 21⁄2 months old, he doesn’t seem fazed by reporters around him. “It seems like he’s enjoying it,” Dexton Fields says with the smile of a proud father. “He ain’t crying.”

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Cook’s KU debut one to remember

It took Norm Cook just one game to win over the hearts of Kansas University basketball fans.

Minnesota QB his own worst critic

Adam Weber is an optimist. It’s ingrained, a part of him. Ask him about the future and he’ll smile. Weber, the University of Minnesota football team’s sophomore starting quarterback, travels the world with a half-full glass.