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Focused and ready

Jake Sharp is finally the undisputed No. 1 RB for the Jayhawks

Jake Sharp is locked in. There’s no doubting that, as the running back sits in a padded chair, surrounded by reporters at Kansas University’s media day. He looks straight ahead, as if zeroing in on a target, and rarely blinks.

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KU football ranked 25th in preseason AP poll

The Kansas football team is ranked No. 25 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll released Saturday.

Collison defends tweets

Former Kansas University basketball standout Nick Collison is embroiled in a silly, head-scratching controversy in Oklahoma City — home of Collison’s Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team.

KU partners with Career Athletes

Kansas Athletics and Career Athletes have recently agreed to a partnership providing KU’s athletes a truly unique resource for career development.

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KU’s Self not fazed by Memphis ruling

A day after the NCAA ruled to vacate each of the Memphis men’s basketball team’s 38 victories during the 2007-08 season due to the use of an ineligible player, Kansas University coach Bill Self offered his take on the ordeal during Friday’s KU Football Kickoff at Corinth Square.

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Focused and ready

Jake Sharp is finally the undisputed No. 1 RB for the Jayhawks

Jake Sharp is locked in. There’s no doubting that, as the running back sits in a padded chair, surrounded by reporters at Kansas University’s media day. He looks straight ahead, as if zeroing in on a target, and rarely blinks.

No. 1 doubles team solid

Despite a 3-0 start last year, Kansas University’s women’s tennis team struggled throughout the 2008-2009 season against ranked opponents and fierce Big 12 competition. The Jayhawks ended their season with a 10-13 overall record and a 4-8 record in the Big 12.

Return of whole roster has O’Neil optimistic

Seniors Powers, Gockel expected to lead way, but should be pushed by juniors Bal, Thiry, Clark, Wilson, Rainbolt

Expectations are high for the Kansas University women’s golf team this season, as head coach Erin O’Neil returns nine golfers from last year’s roster and hopes that her team’s savvy will lead the Jayhawks to new heights during 2009-10.

Barbee back to lead young squad

If there’s one thing Kansas University men’s golf coach Kit Grove has learned during his time at KU, it has been how to lean on his team’s young talent.

Swimming expects ‘interesting’ year

Hammered by the graduation of nine seniors, coach Campbell reloads with whopping 13 newcomers

In 18 seasons of college coaching, Kansas University women’s swimming and diving coach Clark Campbell never has seen anything quite like this.

Rowing eyes Big 12 crown

Jayhawks say new boathouse to make ‘big difference in the program’

With a new boathouse and dreams of winning a Big 12 Conference championship, the Kansas University rowing team is more excited than ever. Last spring marked the first-ever Big 12 tournament for women’s rowing.

Runners benefit from experience

Redwine: Track, cross country teams have high expectations

In 2008, the University of Kansas men’s and women’s cross country team earned a pair of eighth-place finishes in the Big 12 Championships and eighth- and seventh-place finishes, respectively, in the NCAA Midwest Regionals.