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Fantastic future? KU football coach Turner Gill ecstatic with No. 34 recruiting class in country

Throughout his first 13 months on the job, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill demonstrated one thing above all else: He’s as steady as they come.

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Ex-KU athletics official Ben Kirtland plans to plead guilty to federal charges in ticket scam case

The onetime leader of fundraising for Kansas Athletics Inc. plans to plead guilty later this month in federal court for his role in a tickets scam that cost the department millions of dollars.

Ex-KU football player Jamal Greene pleads guilty to burglary, assault for incident involving gun at Lawrence apartment

A former Kansas University football player pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges in connection with a May incident when four KU students were held at gunpoint.

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Fantastic future? KU football coach Turner Gill ecstatic with No. 34 recruiting class in country

Throughout his first 13 months on the job, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill demonstrated one thing above all else: He’s as steady as they come.

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KU women's basketball rips Colorado, 81-53

Throughout the history of women’s basketball at Kansas University, fewer than two dozen players have scored 1,000 points in a career.

Crimson Tide, Tigers tussle for blue-chips on national signing day

Alabama and Auburn were at it again on national signing day. The Iron Bowl rivals tussled for blue-chip recruits on the first day high school football players could make their college choices official.

Texas A&M recruit confirms mom forged letter of intent to wrong school

Floyd Raven says his mom was just trying to help when she forged his signature on a letter of intent to Mississippi Wednesday morning.

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5 names to keep in mind for KU football recruiting class

The forecast called for the temperature, without the wind-chill factor, to drop below zero during the night and I’m beginning to wonder if they have the material here to de-ice wings on airplanes.

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Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: K-State rolls; Mizzou falls

With Bramlage Coliseum silent for Jacob Pullen’s free throws, a Nebraska fan took the opportunity to scream, “Shave your beard!” There may have been times in a frustrating season when Pullen and the Wildcats would have been willing to do anything — maybe even remove trademark facial hair — to change their fortunes. But that was not the case on Wednesday night.

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Bill Self: KU basketball's offense good, but could be better

Kansas University’s basketball team committed a season-low six turnovers while dishing 17 assists en route to a 51.4 percent shooting performance in Tuesday’s 88-66 road rout of Texas Tech.

Jayhawks in the NBA: Thunder recall Aldrich from D-League

The Oklahoma City Thunder have recalled rookie center Cole Aldrich from the NBA development league.