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Sunflower downer: Two-minute stretch seals KU's fate in 59-21 loss to Kansas State

Want to know just how wide the gap is between the football programs at Kansas University and Kansas State? Look no further than the two-minute sequence that spanned the end of the first half and the beginning of the second on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Tim Biere a quick study of Showdown

Even non-Kansans quickly learn weight of annual KU-K-State game

Throughout high school, Omaha, Neb., native Tim Biere knew very little about the Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State.

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Jayhawks: Blown coverage at end of half 'unacceptable'

It was only a single play, but it might have been the one that shifted the momentum to Kansas State for good in its 59-21 victory over Kansas on Saturday.

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Kansas State coach, players gracious following blowout

Members of Kansas State’s marching band — and several thousand purple-clad fans standing in the southeast stands of Memorial Stadium — chanted “Just like last year” on Saturday afternoon as the clock expired in the Wildcats’ 59-21 football victory over rival Kansas University.

Game Balls and Gassers: Kansas State

Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers ...

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Matt Tait's football notebook: Center Jeremiah Hatch solid in return; penalties pile up for KU

One week after being carted off the field with a scary neck injury that left him temporarily unable to move his arms and legs, senior center Jeremiah Hatch started Saturday's loss to K-State at his regular position.

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Sunflower downer: Two-minute stretch seals KU's fate in 59-21 loss to Kansas State

Want to know just how wide the gap is between the football programs at Kansas University and Kansas State? Look no further than the two-minute sequence that spanned the end of the first half and the beginning of the second on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Sheahon Zenger's challenge: Find money to make coaching change

Sheahon Zenger, this is your mission: Find a way to get the Kansas University athletic department out of the financial pressure your predecessor, Lew Perkins, put it in, in part because he believed in giving coaches everything they needed to succeed with little regard for how much it cost.

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KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger on football program: 'We will get this thing fixed'

Discouraged by yet another lopsided loss by the Kansas University football team, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger spoke briefly after Saturday's 59-21 loss to in-state rival Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.

Recruit Ioannis Papapetrou commits to Texas

Ioannis Papapetrou, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior basketball shooting guard from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday orally committed to play basketball at Texas, his coach Aubin Goporo told the Journal-World.

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Tim Biere a quick study of Showdown

Even non-Kansans quickly learn weight of annual KU-K-State game

Throughout high school, Omaha, Neb., native Tim Biere knew very little about the Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State.

Tale of the Tape: KU-K-State

Once again, the featured match-up of the week comes when KU has the ball and tries to run. The Jayhawks rank 23rd in the nation in rushing (207 yards per game) and have done most of their damage on offense this season by utilizing their deep and talented stable of running backs. On the flip side, the K-State defense, led by linebacker Arthur Brown, ranks 16th in the country but has given up more than 100 yards rushing to an opponent four times in six games.

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Collin Garrett called to duty

Freshman linebacker burns red shirt to fill in

Kansas University linebacker Collin Garrett wondered what he’d done wrong. Last Tuesday afternoon, while he was resting in bed after class, Garrett’s cell phone started ringing. The call was from KU coach Turner Gill.

Cyclones try to slow Ryan Tannehill, Aggies

Texas A&M’s offense appears to be hitting its stride, scoring 100 points in its last two games.

Sooners go for 40th straight home win vs. Texas Tech

No. 3 Oklahoma has been downright dominant at Owen Field.

KU tennis duo win at regional

Kansas University senior Ekaterina Morozova and sophomore Dylan Windom won their first match in the Main Doubles Draw on Friday at the USTA/ITA Central Region Tennis Championships. Morozova also advanced to the third round in the Main Singles draw of the tournament.

Jayhawk tennis players advance

Monica Pezzotti and Paulina Los made it to the semifinals of Doubles Draw A Friday on the first day of the KU Tennis Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Kansas went 4-0 in doubles competition and 3-3 in singles matches.

KU soccer falls to Missouri, 3-2

Kansas University surrendered three goals in six minutes and fell to Missouri, 3-2, in Big 12 soccer on Friday.

Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook

Former KU guard Keith Langford has signed a one-year contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, a pro team based in Israel, the team announced Friday

Mizzou one step closer to leaving Big 12

Missouri has taken another step toward leaving the Big 12 Conference and there is interest in the SEC in taking the Tigers.

Jay Bilas, Bill Self on top of games

Inevitably, Jay Bilas and Bill Self, two men at the top of their professions playing different roles in the same industry, would enjoy each other’s company.