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Easy Pickens: Jayhawks set more records for futility in 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State

At this point, it almost has become a carnival-like atmosphere around the Kansas University football team. Come one, come all, schedule the Jayhawks and set a school record. Find the magic combination and you may be able to rewrite your entire record book.

Early Morning

'Miss Angel' Morris accepts Life Saver award

Angel Morris, the mother of former Kansas University basketball forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris, received Headquarters Counseling Center’s inaugural Life Saver Award on Friday night at Maceli’s.

Bradley McDougald has made strides since first start at safety vs. OSU in 2010

After playing most of his first two seasons at wide receiver, Kansas University’s Bradley McDougald found himself shifted to safety for the final two games of his sophomore season.

Afternoon

KU officials celebrate big day for Big 12

AD Zenger: TCU an obvious fit

Intentionally quiet throughout most of the conference realignment chaos that had plagued the Big 12 conference during the past six weeks, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger was happy to speak up following the positive news that came from the league office on Thursday.

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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy: No reason to play starters after second quarter

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said pulling quarterback Brandon Weeden with five minutes left in the second quarter wasn’t meant to be a slight against Kansas.

Game Balls and Gassers: Oklahoma State

Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers ...

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Matt Tait's football notebook: Players say fans should be patient with KU coach Turner Gill

Message boards, Twitter feeds and a variety of KU web sites raged with a similar message during and after the Kansas University football team's latest lopsided loss, a 70-28 setback at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

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Easy Pickens: Jayhawks set more records for futility in 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State

At this point, it almost has become a carnival-like atmosphere around the Kansas University football team. Come one, come all, schedule the Jayhawks and set a school record. Find the magic combination and you may be able to rewrite your entire record book.

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No defense for KU coach Turner Gill

Somewhere, two large men had to be experiencing unspoken, non-stop “told-you-so” moments Saturday as score updates crawled across the bottom of their TV screens or iPhones, or however they get their information.

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Emergency halftime column: Gun for 100, Gundy!

Running up the score is considered bad form and I get that, in high school. I never have understood the big deal about college football teams putting huge numbers on the board, especially teams in the run for national titles.

Tale of the Tape: KU vs. Oklahoma State

The Jayhawks have continued to show that they can run the football, no matter who the opponent is. Never was that more evident than last week, when second-leading rusher Darrian Miller went down early and was replaced by red-shirt freshman Brandon Bourbon, who, ho-hum, picked up the first 100-yard game of his career.

Junior linebacker taking steps forward

Kansas University junior Malcolm Walker may have figured out the fastest way to earn more playing time. Finish near the top of the stat sheet in tackles and the coaches will have no choice but to at least consider giving him more snaps.

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Baylor upends KU soccer

Despite a goal by junior Whitney Berry in the 71st minute, Kansas University’s soccer team fell to Baylor, 3-1, on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

AP sources: Big East leaders discuss expansion

Big East leaders still aren’t sure which schools to invite to their troubled conference.

Big 12 tip: stay at 10

Big, bad Texas wanted its own TV network and all the money that goes with it. The original plan called for the Longhorn Network to televise high school games, giving Texas an even greater recruiting advantage.

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'Miss Angel' Morris accepts Life Saver award

Angel Morris, the mother of former Kansas University basketball forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris, received Headquarters Counseling Center’s inaugural Life Saver Award on Friday night at Maceli’s.

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Bradley McDougald has made strides since first start at safety vs. OSU in 2010

After playing most of his first two seasons at wide receiver, Kansas University’s Bradley McDougald found himself shifted to safety for the final two games of his sophomore season.

Money, not just school rivalries, at stake in Big 12 shake-up

There is tremendous interest in the musical chairs game currently being played by schools that have been, or currently are, members of the Big 12 Conference, as well as universities that may become part of the conference.