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Longhorns will challenge KU

Kansas University takes on the Texas Longhorns Saturday, and quarterback Colt McCoy will be in the Jayhawks' sights.

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FINAL: KU runs away from Emporia State, wins 103-58

Final: KU wins 103-58 Releford puts in a two off a steal, and Brennan Bechard gives KU 101 points with a three-pointer from the wing, much to the delight of the half-empty Fieldhouse. Juenemann caps the victory with a layup off the glass and one of the widest smiles you'll ever see. He pumped his fist coming back down the court, obviously a moment he won't forget. Keep checking back on KUsports.com for postgame audio, Spodcasters Postgame and more.

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Dugan Arnett's KU football notebook

Kansas coach Mark Mangino was quick to dispel questions Monday about whether 2004's near-miss against then-No. 6 Texas - a 27-23 loss that ended on a controversial call - would provide an added advantage or motivation heading into this year's matchup.

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NCAA bound

KU gets at-large bid, to play Denver on Friday

Kansas University's soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks (12-7-2) on Monday received an at-large bid on the heels of last weekend's victory over No. 8 Texas A&M and shootout loss to No. 18 Missouri at the Big 12 championships.

Mangino: Reesing's struggles no concern

In just two years as Kansas University's starting quarterback, Todd Reesing has moved to the top of a number of lists - passing yards and touchdowns in a KU career, to name a few. Unfortunately for the junior from Austin, Texas, this season he's also found himself atop a far-less desirable list: Interceptions among Big 12 quarterbacks.

Woodling: Familiar faces for KU

I've been asking around for months now and nobody can come up with an answer. Bill Self, as you know, has zero starters back from the NCAA championship team, and no one can remember the last time a Kansas University men's basketball coach faced that situation. On the flip side, there's KU's women's basketball program. Whereas Self has so many new faces it may be January before fans sort them all out, Bonnie Henrickson has just one.

Self doesn't expect changes

Kansas University's four returning scholarship players and walk-on Conner Teahan started last Tuesday's exhibition basketball game against Washburn. Whether Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins, Brady Morningstar, Tyrel Reed and Teahan open tonight's 7 p.m. clash against Emporia State remains to be seen.

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Freshmen can be unpredictable

"Every day it's a box of chocolates," coach Self says about young team

Good thing Bill Self has a sweet tooth ... or he might not be able to handle coaching such a young Kansas University basketball team. "Every day it's a box of chocolates," Self said of not knowing what to expect from his first-year Jayhawks. In last week's 98-79 exhibition rout of Washburn, freshman power forward Quintrell Thomas proved to be the richest of the assembled treats.

Top 25 Roundup: Duke not pleased with 80-49 win

Only at Duke could there be so much dissatisfaction with a 30-point victory. The eighth-ranked Blue Devils opened a season of high expectations Monday night with an 80-49 rout of Presbyterian in the 2K Sports Classic, but there weren't many people from Duke who were content with it. Not Kyle Singler, who scored 12 of his 19 points during the decisive first half but uncharacteristically missed seven shots.