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First Fam, now MU: KU looking at void

When Kansas University icon Don Fambrough passed away in September at the age of 88, it left a void in the hearts of thousands of people close to KU.

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KU's next move must be bold one

Two years ago, after Mark Mangino had just coached his final game for Kansas University with a loss to Missouri and a seven-game losing streak, he spoke into a microphone on the table in front of him. His last words after eight years on the job: “I will tell you that I may be one of the more pleasant people to deal with in college football. Trust me.”

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So long: Kansas gives Missouri going-away gift in 24-10 Tigers' victory

If Saturday’s 24-10 loss to Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium was Turner Gill’s final game in charge of the Kansas University football program, the second-year head coach did not stray far from what people have come to expect.

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Matt Tait's football notebook: Jayhawks 'believe in Turner Gill'

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said after Saturday’s 24-10 loss to arch-rival Missouri that he believed he would be back at Kansas for a third season in 2012.

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Missouri

Bradley McDougald, KU's best player in the second half of the season, returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown and had eight tackles, six solos, one for a loss.

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KU women take down IUPUI at classic

Kansas University's women's basketball team won its second game at the Basketball Travelers Classic on Saturday.

Iowa State downs Providence

Chris Allen scored 15 points, Royce White pulled down 16 rebounds, and Iowa State won its third-round game Friday at the South Padre Island Invitational, beating Providence 64-54.

Travis Releford’s defense never rests

With a bench that’s thinner than the traffic going from Lawrence to Arrowhead Stadium will be today, Kansas University’s basketball team can’t afford for any of its four juniors new to the starting lineup to flop. Based on the way they played in the Maui Invitational, it looks as if they’re ready for the responsibility.

Kansas returns from Islands

The Jayhawks’ return charter flight from Maui flew through the night and wee hours of the morning and landed at Topeka’s Forbes Field at 9 a.m. Friday. The players were able to sleep in their own beds Friday afternoon prior to a 7 p.m. workout in KU’s practice facility adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse.

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Backup blowout: KU women's starters rested in rout of Lamar

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team didn’t have much use for its regular contributors in a 90-40 beating of Lamar Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

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First Fam, now MU: KU looking at void

When Kansas University icon Don Fambrough passed away in September at the age of 88, it left a void in the hearts of thousands of people close to KU.