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Stories for December 5, 2009

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Transfer Withey just California dreamin’

Jeff Withey wishes he could join his Kansas University basketball teammates in his native California this weekend.

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Manginos have left positive impressions on community

While not always as visible in doing charitable work as coaches like Roy Williams or Bill Self, Mark Mangino and his wife, Mary Jane, have left their mark in different ways.

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Ex-players respond to Mangino news

Twenty-four hours after Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino’s resignation, former players are still trying to come to grips with the fact that the man considered widely responsible for transforming the program from doormat to Big 12 North contender is officially gone.

KU swimmers in 2nd

The Kansas University swimming and diving team finished the second day of the University of Virginia Cavalier Invitational in second place on Friday.

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Transfer Withey just California dreamin’

Jeff Withey wishes he could join his Kansas University basketball teammates in his native California this weekend.

Mangino’s words just overkill

Mark Mangino’s persistent efforts to create an aura of martyrdom have included a number of dubious remarks. For me the ex-Kansas football coach sawed off a limb of verbal overkill when he fiercely cited one of his codes of conduct — better to die on your feet than exist on your knees.