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All eyes on Pick: Gill will be watching QB closely in his first start for KU

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill no doubt will have his eyes in a lot of different places during Saturday’s season opener against North Dakota State. But the one place that figures to get the most fixed gazes from Gill’s direction will be a familiar one.

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Opurum OK with switch to LB

Webb’s role still undecided for Saturday opener

Although Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and offensive coordinator Chuck Long made sophomore Kale Pick the clear-cut choice at quarterback nearly two weeks ago, there seems to be some question about what role red-shirt freshman Jordan Webb will have in the offense.

Missouri dismisses RB facing sex assault charge

Missouri running back Derrick Washington has been dismissed from the team after being charged in an alleged sexual assault.

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KU volleyball sweeps UMKC

Kansas University’s volleyball team swept UMKC, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Horejsi Center and improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2005.

Bucs’ Talib suspended

Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib will miss the Buccaneers’ regular season opener after being suspended one game without pay for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Recruit Perry Ellis schedules unofficial visit to KU

Wichita Heights junior forward Perry Ellis will make an unofficial visit to Kansas University’s campus on Tuesday.

Long’s debut one for the books

Grandparents tend only to see the good in their offspring’s offspring, yet for Kansas University offensive coordinator Chuck Long, one day 28 Septembers ago even his grandmother couldn’t think of anything more encouraging to tell him than to suggest quitting. Long can laugh now about a messy-in-every way college starting debut in his red-shirt freshman season in 1982.

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All eyes on Pick: Gill will be watching QB closely in his first start for KU

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill no doubt will have his eyes in a lot of different places during Saturday’s season opener against North Dakota State. But the one place that figures to get the most fixed gazes from Gill’s direction will be a familiar one.

Nebraska’s Pelini still mum on QB

In football-mad Nebraska, it’s the biggest state secret.

Matt Tait’s Kansas football notebook

After switching Toben Opurum to linebacker and watching Rell Lewis go down with a knee injury, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill was left with four running backs in his regular rotation. Tuesday, at his first weekly news conference of the season, Gill revealed that two of those four were ahead of the game.