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Switching it up: Kande confident in change from safety to linebacker

If you can look past his size and focus solely on the type of player he is, you’ll realize that Kansas University sophomore Prinz Kande really has been a linebacker all along.

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Charlette Blubaugh begins serving prison sentence at Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas

Charlette Blubaugh won’t be spending the next four-plus years in camp. Blubaugh, former associate athletics director for ticket operations at Kansas Athletics Inc., started her 57-month prison term last week in a Texas prison for her role in a scheme to steal and resell tickets to regular-season games for football and men’s basketball.

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Changing of the guard: Torbush retires from KU football; co-defensive coordinators step up

Kansas football coach Turner Gill announced Tuesday that current cornerbacks coach Vic Shealy would replace the retired Carl Torbush as KU's defensive coordinator.

KU coach Turner Gill would be wise to promote Vic Shealy and hire Clint Bowen

Good guy Carl Torbush — you hear him talk, you feel like you’re in a rocking chair on a porch just waiting for a line that’s going to crack you up — will be missed by the Kansas University football program.

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KU defensive coordinator Carl Torbush retires

Assistant recently diagnosed with low grade prostate cancer

Because of health reasons, Kansas defensive coordinator Carl Torbush announced today he is retiring from KU and college football. Torbush, who served as KU’s defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, was recently diagnosed with low grade prostate cancer. He will be having surgery in the near future and expects a full recovery.

Dad Days to celebrate paternal bonding

KU football coach, columnist to speak about fatherhood

Dads, granddads, fathers-to-be and anyone else of the male persuasion with a connection to younger offspring are invited to pick up tips, share advice and otherwise boost the profile of fatherhood during an event next month.

Decorated George Mrkonic dies at 81

George Mrkonic, one of 13 first-team All-Americans ever to put on a Kansas University football helmet, died after a long battle with cancer on May 23. He was 81.

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Nick Collison relishes run with OKC

Oklahoma City power forward Nick Collison, who signed a lucrative, creative four-year contract extension last November, made a grand total of $13.3 million during the 2010-11 season.

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Switching it up: Kande confident in change from safety to linebacker

If you can look past his size and focus solely on the type of player he is, you’ll realize that Kansas University sophomore Prinz Kande really has been a linebacker all along.