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Hadl honored to have jersey retired by LHS

Surrounded by auction items signed by Joe Montana, Bobby Douglass, Tom Brady and Lance Alworth, Lawrence football legend John Hadl earned an honor none of those players can claim: a retired Lawrence High jersey. More than 100 friends, teammates, coaches and fans gathered Monday at Alvamar Country Club to honor Hadl as his No. 21 jersey was retired.

KU: Donor on schedule with $12M for athletics

Tom Kivisto's job loss hasn't affected pledge to university

Tom Kivisto may be out as CEO of what had been one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, but he's still part of Kansas Athletics Inc. And he's still current on his payments for a $12 million pledge he's made to improve football facilities on campus.

Lawrence comes up short for TitleTown

A national basketball championship and an Orange Bowl victory weren't enough to secure ESPN's TitleTown honors for Lawrence.

KU to host open house

An open house for the public to tour the Anderson Family Football Complex, the new football facility, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The tour will include the locker room, the strength and conditioning area and the training room.

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Can it get any better?

Pinkel, Prince say every team will be improved

12-1. 12-2. In the final 2007 records of the Kansas University and Missouri University football teams, the Big 12 North had the conference's two best overall marks and, at 7-1, the two best league marks, as well. Evidently, that was nothing compared with what North Division teams expect to see during 2008.

Indiana guard transfers

Indiana guard Jordan Crawford has accepted a scholarship from Xavier, making him the second Hoosiers recruit to join the Musketeers in the last three months.

Ex-KU assistant enjoys first year

Illinois State's Jankovich scouting Kansas AAU tourney

The coaches of the Missouri Valley Conference didn't know what to expect of Illinois State under a new head coach last season, picking the men's basketball team to finish fifth in the league. Tim Jankovich didn't know what to expect of his Redbirds squad either.