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KU offense’s first-quarter production could use a boost

Finding something about which to nitpick the Kansas University football team’s offense would be akin to winning the Batmobile in a raffle and griping about a scratch on the door, getting selected by Cindy Crawford in the Dating Game and obsessing on her mole, having Eli Manning under center and complaining his name’s not Peyton.

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Brady Morningstar gets diversion in driving under the influence case

Morningstar fined $500 for Oct. 3 incident on I-70

Douglas County prosecutors have granted a diversion to Kansas University basketball player Brady Morningstar, who was arrested and charged for driving under the influence on Oct. 3, court records said.

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No time to waste

KU offense’s first-quarter production could use a boost

Finding something about which to nitpick the Kansas University football team’s offense would be akin to winning the Batmobile in a raffle and griping about a scratch on the door, getting selected by Cindy Crawford in the Dating Game and obsessing on her mole, having Eli Manning under center and complaining his name’s not Peyton.

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Backups pushing KU defense in new direction

It’s difficult — impossible? — to look at the Kansas University football team’s recent defensive facelift and not notice the resemblance to last year’s midseason overhaul.

Stuckey honored

Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey on Tuesday was named one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy.

KU men’s golf places 7th in K.C.

The Kansas men’s golf team shot a final-round 313 to place seventh on Tuesday at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate at Blue Hills Country Club.

KU tennis qualifies 4

Kansas University sophomores Ekaterina Morozova and Erin Wilbert, and freshmen Sara Lazarevic and Victoria Khanevskaya will travel to Norman, Okla. to compete in the ITA tennis Regionals, which begin Thursday.

Trial ordered in post-brawl confrontation

On Tuesday a Douglas County District Court judge ordered a man to stand trial on charges of threatening to shoot two women outside Jayhawker Towers.

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Pelini finds rebuilding rough

No one told Bo Pelini that rebuilding Nebraska would be easy.

Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook

It took Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino all of about 15 hours to get over his team’s upset loss at the hands of Colorado.

Texas has no place to go but up

If Texas finishes unbeaten, it will play for the national title, independent BCS analyst Jerry Palm said Sunday.

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Rejuvenated Little puts last year’s injuries behind

Too polite to issue a no-comment or walk away from an interview, Mario Little nonetheless makes it clear he’d rather not discuss a painful subject — the 2008-09 season, his first as a Jayhawk.