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The more things change …

The Jayhawks’ football program has been turned around, but players say coach Mark Mangino has remained the same

Kansas University football players say coach Mark Mangino hasn't changed much, though the program sure has.

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Former Nebraska running back convicted of murder

Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and other charges stemming from a September 2008 shooting in Omaha that left one man dead and another seriously wounded. The Douglas County jury also found the former Cornhuskers player guilty of attempted second-degree murder and two weapons counts. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction.

Report: Heat's Beasley checks into rehab facility

Michael Beasley told his personal manager several days ago that he was working out in Houston because it brought "a change of scenery" from Miami and Washington. What happened next is a mystery, even to those who know Beasley best. The Miami Heat forward checked into a Houston rehabilitation facility last week and is being treated for various issues, including depression, a person briefed on the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of privacy concerns, and could not say whether the other issues included drug or alcohol treatment.

Kansas soccer wins opener

Kansas opened its soccer season with a 2-0 victory over Drake.

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The more things change …

The Jayhawks’ football program has been turned around, but players say coach Mark Mangino has remained the same

Kansas University football players say coach Mark Mangino hasn't changed much, though the program sure has.

Walk-on deserves credit

Walk-on Chris Heinz deserves credit for helping to make Kansas University's football team better.

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KU recruit tumbles in rankings

Why the hate? Phoenix prep Woolridge shrugs off lack of respect

Kansas University basketball recruit Royce Woolridge has fallen from No. 93 to No. 117 in Rivals.com's national rankings.