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Manning the line

Defensive tackle Johnson focused on getting to QB

It has been just four months since Tom Sims joined the Kansas University football staff as defensive line coach, but in that time, he has had no trouble making his expectations for the 2009 season clear. The task charged to members of his unit? Get to the opposing quarterback — and do so often.

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Perkins hosts Golf Classic

KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins hosted his fifth annual Golf Classic at Alvamar Golf Course to benefit the Douglas County Special Olympics.

Fuller leads Kansas track team on final day

Four Kansas track & field freshmen competed on the final day of the USA Junior Outdoor Championships Sunday at Hayward Field.

Kansas pitcher Walz wins debut with national team

Kansas sophomore pitcher T.J. Walz tossed 4 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief and struck out nine to earn the win in the U.S. National Team's 14-5 rout of Canada on Saturday at the Durham Bulls' Athletic Park.

U.S. basketball team, Taylor scrimmage against Croatia

The USA U19 World Championship basketball team and Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor scrimmaged against Croatia on Sunday, winning 97-68.

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Manning the line

Defensive tackle Johnson focused on getting to QB

It has been just four months since Tom Sims joined the Kansas University football staff as defensive line coach, but in that time, he has had no trouble making his expectations for the 2009 season clear. The task charged to members of his unit? Get to the opposing quarterback — and do so often.