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FINAL: KU survives scare, defeats Iowa State, 41-36

Todd Reesing passed for 442 yards, and Kerry Meier had a school-record 16 receptions for 142 yards in the five-point victory.

Early Morning

The kicker who didn't know he was a kicker

Branstetter ‘like a little heat-seeking missile’

The placekicker was talking about tackling. This was Tuesday, an overcast afternoon, inside the Kansas University football complex. It was a rather odd scene, truth be told, this waif of a young man — at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, Jacob Branstetter is built like a very sturdy computer programmer — discussing big hits and wrapping up and the joy he derives from carrying out such acts.

Jayhawks soccer edges Tech

Berry scores 2 goals in KU’s 3-2 victory

Well, this was refreshing. Having played three Big 12 games entering the weekend — and having come away winless in each — the Kansas University soccer team was in need of a breakthrough, and it got one Friday, using a three-goal second half to hold off visiting Texas Tech, 3-2, and earn its first conference victory of the season.

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FINAL: KU survives scare, defeats Iowa State, 41-36

Todd Reesing passed for 442 yards, and Kerry Meier had a school-record 16 receptions for 142 yards in the five-point victory.

Weather cancels two events

Inclement weather canceled two Kansas University athletic events this weekend: the KU softball Fall Invite, scheduled to take place in Lawrence, along with KU rowing’s Sunflower Showdown, scheduled for Manhattan.

Perkins honored in New England HOF

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday.

KU vs. ISU Head to head

Breaking down the unit-by-unit matchups between KU and Iowa State.

Cyclones vow to bounce back

Right about the time Iowa State receiver Jake Williams caught a 23-yard touchdown pass with 32 seconds remaining against Kansas State last Saturday, the mood on the Cyclones’ sideline turned jubilant.

Tease photo

The kicker who didn't know he was a kicker

Branstetter ‘like a little heat-seeking missile’

The placekicker was talking about tackling. This was Tuesday, an overcast afternoon, inside the Kansas University football complex. It was a rather odd scene, truth be told, this waif of a young man — at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, Jacob Branstetter is built like a very sturdy computer programmer — discussing big hits and wrapping up and the joy he derives from carrying out such acts.

Tease photo

Jayhawks soccer edges Tech

Berry scores 2 goals in KU’s 3-2 victory

Well, this was refreshing. Having played three Big 12 games entering the weekend — and having come away winless in each — the Kansas University soccer team was in need of a breakthrough, and it got one Friday, using a three-goal second half to hold off visiting Texas Tech, 3-2, and earn its first conference victory of the season.

Aldrich’s baseball wish list: Twins make deep run

One of the biggest Minnesota Twins fans in the country lives in Lawrence.

KU swimming’s blue team outlasts crimson squad

The Kansas University swimming and diving’s blue squad defeated the crimson, 130-110, on Friday at the annual Intrasquad meet at Robinson Natatorium.