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Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University's athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year

KU’s A.D. to leave beleaguered department next year

Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU's athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.

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Nebraska to announce move to Big Ten

The Journal-World has confirmed reports that Nebraska University is planning to leave the 15-year-old Big 12 for the 115-year-old Big Ten.

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Kivistos fall behind on donations pledged to Kansas Athletics

Two of the most generous donors for Kansas Athletics Inc. in recent years did not fulfill their pledge for the past year, money that had been expected to help finance KU’s new football practice facility.

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Live from Allen Fieldhouse: KU hoops coach Bill Self meets with media to discuss Lew Perkins' retirement

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self is scheduled to speak to reporters at the Allen Fieldhouse media room at 6:30 today.

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Live from the Dole Institute: KU Chancellor discusses Lew Perkins' retirement

Camera crews and news organizations have descended upon the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, where Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will speak to reporters at 5:45 p.m. regarding the announced retirement of KU athletic director Lew Perkins.

Alumni, locals react to Perkins' retirement

Dana Anderson, a major KU booster whose contributions have helped establish the Anderson Family Strength Center and the Anderson Family Football Complex, said that Lew Perkins had mentioned the “concept” of retirement several times during the past year.

Company saw sales to athletic department increase after installing equipment in Perkins' home

A medical equipment company at the heart of the controversy surrounding Lew Perkins’ use of $15,000 worth of exercise equipment saw its sales to the athletic department increase significantly after the equipment was installed in Perkins’ home.

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Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University's athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year

KU’s A.D. to leave beleaguered department next year

Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU's athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.

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Self reacts to news of Colorado's departure from Big 12

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self spoke to the Journal-World today about Colorado announcing plans to leave the Big 12 for the Pac-10.

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Stuckey named Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year

Former Kansas University football player Darrell Stuckey, a native of Kansas City, Kan., was named the Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year, the conference announced Thursday, positive news for a conference reeling from realignment talks.

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Camping scare: Physical KU hoops scrimmage produces minor injuries

With Jeff Hawkins and Brad Witherspoon the only Kansas University basketball alumni available, Wednesday’s annual Bill Self campers game turned into a glorified intrasquad scrimmage.

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Nebraska to announce move to Big Ten

The Journal-World has confirmed reports that Nebraska University is planning to leave the 15-year-old Big 12 for the 115-year-old Big Ten.

KU football lands defensive end

The KU football program received some good news Wednesday when it learned Aldine (Texas) High defensive end Julius Green had committed to Kansas.

Next-best fit for KU? Big/Pac-20

Now that Nebraska has set the dominoes tumbling and the Big 12 is teetering on the brink of extinction, it’s time to consider what becomes the best-case scenario for Kansas University.

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Finley second in discus

Scott competing today in pole vault finals

Kansas University freshman Mason Finley placed second in the discus throw at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday with a toss of 58.35 meters (191 feet, 5 inches) at Hayward Field.

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Quarterback Reesing unsure about football future

Former Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing was back in Lawrence on Wednesday, one day after being released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.