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KU football picked 2nd in North by preseason media poll

For the second straight year, the Kansas football team has been picked to finish second in the Big 12 North in the annual preseason media poll.

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Crawford's departure creates opportunity at RB

With the recent news that Jocques Crawford has left the Kansas University football team, a door officially opened with a path that leads to being Jake Sharp's backup. OK, so it might not be the most glamorous job on the team — being the backup and all — but filling the spot will be extremely important.

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Jocques Crawford leaves KU football team

RB Crawford seeks 'more playing time'

Kansas University running back Jocques Crawford has left the team and will transfer to a lower-division school, KU coach Mark Mangino announced Friday.

KU's Briscoe, Stuckey named to media's preseason all-Big 12 team

Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe and safety Darrell Stuckey were both named to the media's preseason All-Big 12 team Friday.

Winning North realistic for KU football

Kansas University football fans, players and coaches have hoped, wished and dreamed their Jayhawks could win a Big 12 North title since the league was formed in 1996. But up to their 7-1 conference title tie in the Orange Bowl season of 2007, they never had better than a fourth-place finish to “celebrate.”

Blankenship, Heere all-star selections

Kansas University baseball players Travis Blankenship and Brian Heere were selected to participate in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association vs. Pacific West Coast Conference All-Star game, set for 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Palm Springs Stadium.