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KU football team begins preparations for McNeese State

With the season opener against McNeese State just eight days away, Kansas University’s football team is beginning its preparations for game day.

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Owner of Naismith's ‘Basket Ball’ rules thanks Lawrence, teacher for lessons learned

David Booth, a 1964 LHS graduate, entertained more than 550 attendees at Friday’s Community Education Breakfast by sharing tales of how he purchased the rules for $4.33 million, to be displayed at KU; how he founded a financial firm that today has more than $200 billion under management; and how his name now graces the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, which he dubbed “the No. 1 rated business school in this or any other galaxy.”

Kansas volleyball to open season today

Most college teams face a big challenge early on: meshing newcomers with the players with college experience. This feeling-out process can lead to early-season miscues, meaning that the team isn’t playing its best until later in the season.

Texas A&M serves league notice

Texas A&M took another step toward leaving the Big 12 on Thursday, formally telling the conference it was exploring all its options.

Wildcats relish competition

Snyder held off on depth chart to encourage players to battle

Bill Snyder understands better than most what ticks inside the minds of young men. It’s a big reason he’s won 149 games at one of the most nondescript schools in major college football.

Gary Woodland 5-back at Barclays

Harrison Frazar has opened The Barclays with a 7-under 64. All anyone wanted to talk about was Irene.

Kansas football assistant David Beaty sells KU as the UT of Kansas to Texas recruits

For nearly half his life, sophomore James Sims, Kansas University’s leading rusher a year ago, has known KU receivers coach David Beaty.

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Former Jayhawk Darnell Jackson on ‘L.A. Ink’

Former Kansas University basketball forward Darnell Jackson was featured on the reality TV show “L.A. Ink” Thursday on cable network TLC.

SMU eyes Big 12

SMU wants to join an automatic qualifying BCS conference and believes the Big 12 would be the best fit.

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KU football team begins preparations for McNeese State

With the season opener against McNeese State just eight days away, Kansas University’s football team is beginning its preparations for game day.

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No. 9 Cowboys enjoy hype, but want more

Mike Gundy can appreciate all the compliments directed at No. 9 Oklahoma State after it matched the highest preseason ranking in school history.