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Mending mistakes

Despite receptions record, Meier says he still can improve

After careful examination, Kerry Meier says 97 receptions in 2008 wasn’t enough.

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KU's Briscoe practicing

Despite some previous uncertainty about his eligibility, Kansas University junior receiver Dezmon Briscoe took part in the team's first practice of the fall season Friday, according to the team's media relations department.

KU football's Lueken leaving program

Kansas University football player Ben Lueken, a red-shirt freshman who played in nine games for the Jayhawks last season, has left the program.

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Stuckey named to Thorpe watch list

Award given annually to nation's top defensive back

Kansas senior safety Darrell Stuckey was selected as one of 31 players on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List that was announced earlier this week.

KU football not ranked in USA Today preseason coaches poll

The Kansas football team was not ranked in the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll released Friday.

6News Video: Local athlete cleared to play for KU women's team

Local athlete Tania Jackson was cleared to play basketball for Kansas University's women's basketball team. Jackson missed her senior season at Lawrence High School because of a knee injury.

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Mending mistakes

Despite receptions record, Meier says he still can improve

After careful examination, Kerry Meier says 97 receptions in 2008 wasn’t enough.

KU could dominate in area

Talk about being blessed with a genie in a jug and the stopper in your hand: That’s the enviable status of the Kansas University athletic program as 2009-10 approaches.