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Turner Gill expected to take over as Kansas football coach

Lew Perkins’ search for a head football coach spanned nine days, at least two cities and included conversations with at least six coaches from four conferences.

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It's official: Turner Gill announced as KU's next football coach

Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins announced in a statement Sunday that former Buffalo coach Turner Gill will be the next head football coach at Kansas University.

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Most excellent: Henry scores 31 in rout of Explorers

Bill Self, who took his prize freshman out of Saturday’s Kansas-La Salle game with five minutes to play, summoned Xavier Henry back onto the Sprint Center court with 3:50 remaining.

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Secret’s out: Xavier excellent

If you didn’t know it already, you found out for certain on Saturday afternoon.

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La Salle awestruck

La Salle coach John Giannini wasn’t afraid to play the comparison game with Kansas University after his team’s 90-65 loss Saturday at the Sprint Center.

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Taylor again solid — as sub

‘I’ll do whatever role my team needs me to’

Saturday afternoon, for just the fourth time in his college career, Kansas University sophomore Tyshawn Taylor started a game on the bench.

Turner Gill tapped to lead KU football

Buffalo’s Turner Gill will be named head coach of the Kansas University football team, the Journal-World learned Saturday.

Long impressed by Turner Gill, Kansas A.D. makes smart hire

We were standing on the 11th tee box at Lawrence Country Club a couple of summers ago when Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins asked me if I remembered what place Turner Gill finished in the Heisman Trophy voting.

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Ex-Husker QB Frazier sold on Turner Gill

'He's not the kind of guy to fly off the hinges and yell and scream'

Tommie Frazier had no shortage of kind words to say Saturday in support of Turner Gill, his former quarterbacks coach.

KU women expecting tough test from Creighton

Back-to-back wins by virtually the same score were polar opposites as far as Bonnie Henrickson is concerned.

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Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Kansas University’s Marcus and Markieff Morris visited with La Salle guard Rodney Green before and after the Jayhawks’ 90-65 victory over the Explorers on Saturday.