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Turner Gill moves quickly to put new coaching team together

KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins introduced Turner Gill as the new football coach at KU Monday morning. "I can't tell you how many people I've talked to," Perkins said, "and everybody I talked to said to me, 'You cannot go wrong with Turner Gill.'"

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BCS gig long time coming for Gill

For members of the University at Buffalo football team, the offseason commotion surrounding their head coach became sort of an annual tradition.

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Buffalo player's letter provides assurance to KU players

When University at Buffalo defensive lineman Dane Robinson found out his college football coach, Turner Gill, had officially accepted the head coaching job at Kansas University last week, one of the first things he did was park himself in front of a computer and rattle off an e-mail to current members of the Jayhawks football team.

How Keegan voted — Dec. 14 college basketball poll

The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's latest ballot in the Associated Press college basketball poll.

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Current Jayhawks believe new coach Turner Gill will instill confidence in them

Junior, other Jayhawks optimistic about new coach's tactics, reputation

In the last few days, Johnathan Wilson sent some Facebook messages back and forth to high-school friend Alan Hayes, who is a defensive back on the Buffalo Bulls football team.

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Turner Gill set to make $2 million annually

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins said Monday that new head football coach Turner Gill will make approximately $2 million per year for the next five seasons.

Kansas remains atop AP Top 25 with nearly all the first place votes

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

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Xavier Henry named Big 12 newcomer of the week

For the second consecutive week, Kansas freshman guard Xavier Henry won the Big 12's newcomer of the week, the conference announced Monday.

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Turner Gill moves quickly to put new coaching team together

KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins introduced Turner Gill as the new football coach at KU Monday morning. "I can't tell you how many people I've talked to," Perkins said, "and everybody I talked to said to me, 'You cannot go wrong with Turner Gill.'"

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Self fan of new coach

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and new football coach Turner Gill chatted on the phone before Saturday’s KU-La Salle holiday hoops game in Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

Now Gill can turn attention to recruiting

Now that Turner Gill has been christened Kansas University’s newest head football coach, one of his first objectives likely will be hitting the recruiting trail with fervor.

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BCS gig long time coming for Gill

For members of the University at Buffalo football team, the offseason commotion surrounding their head coach became sort of an annual tradition.

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Goodrich makes Jays pay

Creighton plays off KU point guard, so she keys KU’s rout

KU point Angel Goodrich, avoided by Creighton defenders Sunday like she had the bubonic plague, erupted for a career-high 20 points as KU thumped the Jays, 77-56, in Allen Fieldhouse.