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Apologies issued

Taylor says he’s embarrassed for role in fights

Wearing a splint on his thumb and heavy wrap on his injured left hand, a contrite Tyshawn Taylor met the media Thursday afternoon in Wagnon Student Athlete Center.

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Ticket ‘stimulus’ program kicks off

As officials at Kansas Athletics Inc. line up Jayhawk boosters to finance a $34 million Gridiron Club and pump another $40 million into academics, they’re working to keep less well-to-do fans in the game plan.

Kansas’ image ugly after ridiculous turf war

Some things never change. The late Dick Harp during his days as a Kansas basketball assistant and head coach often uttered a patented evaluation of his job: “Coaches are responsible for a lot of irresponsible kids.” Sound timely?

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Shades of Orange? KU could start 4-0 again

The last time a Kansas University football team began the season 4-0, KU went on to win the 2008 Orange Bowl.

Standards have been lowered

The disconnect between the words Tyshawn Taylor used on his Facebook page and the ones he had used when speaking in public sent my constant companion — a headache that beats down from the top — to new levels of discomfort, so I just had to talk to him to see which was the real Tyshawn Taylor.