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Spikes feeling more comfortable on O-line

Lost amid the numerous changes on this year’s offensive line — and the lingering questions about new left tackle Tanner Hawkinson and recently transplanted center Jeremiah Hatch — was talk of Jeff Spikes, Kansas University’s mammoth right tackle.

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A Lew Perkins contract one of questions raised in KU management audit

Auditor gives university an overall clean bill of health

An audit of financial dealings at Kansas University and its affiliated groups found no major problems, but did question an $18,000 per-year contract between KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins and a private company that does business with Kansas Athletics Inc.

KUsports.com staff's Week 3 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World/6Sports staffers' picks for Week 3 of the college football season.

KU will fire a cannon when Jayhawks score this weekend against Duke

The National Guard ceremonial cannon will likely stay around for home games this season

Those large booms echoing through Lawrence on Saturday won’t mean some kind of foreign invasion is afoot — they’ll just be a sign of happy Jayhawk football fans.

Kream Keegan winners chosen

Congratulations to Rick Anderson, Luke Grover, Todd Hayworth, Bryan Mounce and Zach Knight, who were the five winners chosen out of 55 entries for the Kream Keegan T-shirt drawing.

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Regents approve expansion of Memorial Stadium

The Kansas Board of Regents has OK’d a $34 million addition of seating on the east side of Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.

KU hoops players to sign autographs

Kansas University’s men’s basketball players will sign autographs at 10 a.m. Saturday at the HyVee Hawk zone on the west side of Anderson Family Football Complex at Memorial Stadium.

’38 Duke team stole my heart

When I was 10 years old in KCK, my parents ordered me to be a Kansas University fan. Neither had gone to college, but Dad drove Greyhound buses in Kansas and Missouri and, a la Don Fambrough, he liked the Kansans a lot better. The vaccination took; I wound up carrying a Jayhawk good-luck charm into war.

KU volleyball team falls to MU

Kansas University’s volleyball team fell to rival Missouri, 19-25, 25-22, 27-25, 26-24, on Wednesday night in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.

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Spikes feeling more comfortable on O-line

Lost amid the numerous changes on this year’s offensive line — and the lingering questions about new left tackle Tanner Hawkinson and recently transplanted center Jeremiah Hatch — was talk of Jeff Spikes, Kansas University’s mammoth right tackle.

Ex-players to gather in honor of Randall

Alvamar to host retirement party tournament today for former Kansas golf coach

Alvamar Country Club head pro Randy Towner came up with the idea and sent the word out through the Internet that Alvamar would play host to a “Ross Chalk Tournament” as the official retirement party for former Kansas University golf coach Ross Randall, who spent 30 years in the school’s golf program, the first 28 as head coach of the men’s team.