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Kansas carrying on

With Sharp ailing, Opurum steps up

For the second time in three games, Kansas University’s football team played without one of its top offensive players. And for the second time in three games, the Jayhawks carried on as if everything was perfectly normal.

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How Keegan voted

The following is Tom Keegan's Sept. 20 ballot for the Associated Press college football poll.

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KU's Sharp likely a game-time decision against Southern Miss

Injured Kansas University senior running back Jake Sharp underwent a light practice Sunday, but will be a game-time decision heading into Saturday's final non-conference game against Southern Mississippi, coach Mark Mangino said Sunday evening.

KU women's basketball team ranked in preseason magazine

McCray honored as preseason second-team All-American

The Kansas women's basketball team is ranked No. 22 in the recently released Athlon Sports College Basketball preseason issue. KU is one of four Big 12 schools to make the preseason top 25.

KU football moves up to 19th, 20th in polls

The Kansas football team continued to move up the national rankings this week, jumping four spots to No. 19 in the USA Today Coaches poll and two spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press poll.

Game balls and Gassers

Candidates for Game balls and Gassers

Pick shows flashes of bright KU future

Upperclassmen at Kansas University who like to take in sporting events are no strangers to late-game, garbage-time novelty acts producing freakishly phenomenal statistics as the parking lots begin to jam up.

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Sharp ‘upset’ to sit

The leading rusher on the Big 12’s top rushing attack found himself pacing the sideline for much of Kansas University’s 44-16 victory over visiting Duke on Saturday.

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KU bemoans drops

Beau White delivered the bad news to the Kansas University football receivers in the locker room. As is tradition, the KU assistant media-relations director went to the wideouts to tell them their statistics from the game.

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Kansas carrying on

With Sharp ailing, Opurum steps up

For the second time in three games, Kansas University’s football team played without one of its top offensive players. And for the second time in three games, the Jayhawks carried on as if everything was perfectly normal.

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Duke’s 2 QBs < Kansas’ 1

Blue Devils impressed by Jayhawks’ Reesing

Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis didn’t look like a guy nursing a sore ankle on a shocking 21-yard touchdown burst that opened the scoring on Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium.