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Pleasant surprise: O-lineman Zlatnik seizing opportunity at left guard

When Kansas University coach Turner Gill took over the KU football program last December, many talked about his luxury of returning a talented and experienced offensive line.

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Jayhawks name captains for 2010 football season

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has announced the captains for the 2010 season and all five are seniors.

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Walk-ons C.J. Henry, Chase Buford leave KU basketball team

Kansas guards C.J. Henry and Chase Buford have left the KU men's basketball team, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday.

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Danielle McCray, Sade Morris sign professional contracts

Former Kansas women's basketball players Danielle McCray and Sade Morris have signed contracts with international teams to continue their basketball careers.

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KU men's basketball players visit hospital patients

Kansas University's men's basketball players visited patients at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday morning, a day before the start of first-semester classes.

Kansas ‘D’ lacks depth

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs might have the toughest job in America, but Kansas University defensive coordinator Carl Torbush can’t be too far behind.

Matt Tait’s KU football notebook

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced Tuesday that linebacker Jacoby Thomas, a red-shirt freshman from Texarkana, Texas, had been removed from the team for academic reasons.

Henry, Grizzlies remain in contract stalemate

Xavier Henry slipped on a blue Memphis Grizzlies jersey with his name and the No. 13 on it. Still to be determined is if he will wear it in games.

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Pleasant surprise: O-lineman Zlatnik seizing opportunity at left guard

When Kansas University coach Turner Gill took over the KU football program last December, many talked about his luxury of returning a talented and experienced offensive line.

Pair of downtown pep rallies approved

The 1000 block of Massachusetts Street will be closed two times this fall for KU football parties.

Sooners’ Box out 3-6 weeks

Linebacker Austin Box could miss the start of Oklahoma’s season because of a back injury that is expected to sideline him for three to six weeks.

Nebraska volleyball No. 2 in coaches poll

Nebraska will start the season ranked No. 2 behind Penn State in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.

OU guard Whitney Hand suffers another setback

Guard Whitney Hand is expected to miss the first half of Oklahoma’s season after a setback in her recovery from a right knee injury that kept her out of the Sooners’ run to the Final Four last season.

Kansas AD Lew Perkins will still live in Lawrence

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins said Tuesday he plans on making Lawrence his home following his retirement in September of 2011.