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Still the one? Webb remains in position to take starting QB spot

With just 18 days remaining before Kansas University’s first football game of the 2011 season, the battles for starting spots in preseason camp are starting to heat up. But few seem as hot as the competition at the team’s most visible position — quarterback.

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Questions linger for KU at D-Tackle

When the Kansas University football team entered preseason camp on Aug. 3, it did so with at least one experienced and proven player at defensive tackle.

KU baseball freshman named MVP of tourney

Kansas University freshman outfielder Dakota Smith was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 Connie Mack World Series last weekend as his Midland Redskins won their third title at Rickets Field.

KU track’s Finley takes bronze in China

Kansas University junior Mason Finley earned a bronze medal on Tuesday in the shot put at the World University Games, despite fighting a case of food poisoning.

Former KU guard Collins to play pro ball in Turkey

Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins will play professional basketball for Turkish League team Hacettepe Universitesi during the 2011-12 season, Eurobasket.com reported this week.

Notre Dame perfect fit for Big 12

They have spent the better part of a year and a half fighting off the ropes, challenged from all sides in this ongoing saga of college sports hostile takeovers.

Report: Players received gifts from Miami booster

Current Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith caught up in allegations from his time with ‘Canes

Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to 72 of the university’s football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010.

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Still the one? Webb remains in position to take starting QB spot

With just 18 days remaining before Kansas University’s first football game of the 2011 season, the battles for starting spots in preseason camp are starting to heat up. But few seem as hot as the competition at the team’s most visible position — quarterback.

Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens to Texas A&M: Stay put

Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens believes the Big 12 will survive the latest conference realignment threat and suggests that Texas A&M stay put instead of joining the Southeastern Conference.

Big East commish contacts Beebe

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says he has been in constant contact with Dan Beebe of the Big 12 and John Swofford of the Atlantic Coast Conference in recent days and has suggested the three meet to discuss conference realignment.

DT John Williams figures to have an increased role

Oftentimes, Kansas defensive tackle John Williams’ job is to line up right across from KU center Jeremiah Hatch in practice.

Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: Dorsey injury hits hard

Monday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced that senior defensive tackle Patrick Dorsey would miss six to eight weeks because of a broken foot.

Top 10 KU football players to watch

Fullback Nick Sizemore gives the Kansas University football team a short-yardage back, a physical pass-blocker in the backfield and a guy who in some packages can plow the way for smaller backs.